If You are Athletic
If you are athletically inclined and at the same time an all around athlete, you earn extra money in the following ways:
(1) Organize afternoon health and exercise classes for women and evening classes for men. You will attract those who are too stout or too thin. Limit your classes to ten people. Charge from 25 to 50 cents an hour. Devote the first twenty minutes to a talk on health and diet, then exercise and play for the rest of the hour. You can hire the school, church, or Y.M.C.A. gymnasium, or if you have a spacious home use that.
(2) Teach swimming to children, men or women. You can make arrangements with any of the hotel swimming pools to permit you to use the pool in return for which you can teach residents of the hotel free of charge one or two hours a day.
(3) Be a lifeguard at one of the swimming resorts during the summer months.
(4) Teach golfing. If you play a good game you will always find men and women who are interested in learning how to play the game. Accompany them out to golf courses and charge from $2 to $5 an hour.
(5) Teach tennis. Make your headquarters at a private tennis court.
(6) Teach skating. You will always find a number of novices on any skating rink.
(7) Become an athletic counsellor at a summer camp for boys or girls.
(8) Organize athletic activities of clubs, churches, or of large industrial institutions.
(9) Become a Boy Scout organizer in your community.
(10) Become a Community Recreation director in your town. Enlist the support of your Board of Education and civic leaders in organizing this work. As the leading spirit behind this movement you will be employed to direct its activities.
Spalding Athletic Library, 518 Fifth Avenue, New York, for list of books covering every field of sport.
MONEY FROM A SKATING RINK—If you own an empty lot, or if your home is set back from the street surrounded by a large lawn, or if you can rent an empty city lot at a reasonable price, it will pay you to flood it during the winter season and make an ice skating rink out of it.
To complete the enterprise it is advisable to have constructed a small warm shack, where the skaters can put on and remove their skates. A clean refreshment stand with hot coffee, frankfurters and rolls during the winter, and cold drinks during the summer.
A radio to provide the skaters with music and singing; also the organization of moonlight skating parties, skate racing, the awarding of prizes, etc.—these would help to make your skating rink a very popular place for boys, girls, and even grown ups.
Admission charges to the rink should depend a good deal on local conditions, ranging from 25 to 75 cents an evening.
MONEY FROM A TENNIS COURT—In the spring of the year convert your skating rink into a number of tennis courts. The same people who use your rink in the winter will be customers for your tennis courts during the other seasons of the year. Often a tennis court will prove the source of almost as much profit as a skating rink.
Note: To account for inflation, multiply prices by 8 to 10.