LSE Student Sells Time to Pay Off Debts

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With youth unemployment at its highest for decades, and student debt increasing by the year, students and graduates are finding more and more novel ways to make money. One such student is LSE Second Year Jason Ting (above), who has come up with the idea of ‘selling time'.

With student loans hanging over him, the Economics student decided that the best way to make that extra bit of cash, was to come up with his own business idea. That idea was In Jason's own words: "I thought of selling something I wish I always had more of... time".

Buying Time

Basically, his website is a brand new and unique way of advertising online. For each minute of the day, one business, website or blog is displayed on Jason's site, before the next minute ticks over, and the next site appears. Anyone can buy any number of minutes, and they will then appear on the site at their chosen time every single day. With the 1440 minutes in a day representing 1440 opportunities for businesses to advertise, Jason works on the principle that every little bit of cash helps.

Prices started at just £10 a minute but have increased every time an hour is sold, and Jason is hoping that once the whole 24-hours have been bought, he will have more than enough to pay off those dreaded student loans. With graduate jobs so hard to find at the moment, that would certainly be a result. It seems that in an online world when speed and time is of the essence, minute-by-minute advertising makes perfect sense.

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