Tonight I was channel surfing and I caught a bit of the I Want to Work for Diddy Show on VH1. P. Diddy showed up to the contestant’s loft in the early morning hours and gave $500 each to 3 teams of two and set them out on the streets of New York. His challenge was for them to increase this amount of money. I think they gave them something like 4-5 hrs to do so.
One team gave massages and another bought and resold batteries, cold water, and costume jewlery. Both these teams made under $40. The third team created a guess-my-age street game show in which people either guessed one of the contestant’s age correctly in order to win a prize (key chain) or forked over $5. This team made a bit over $400, which I find a bit surprising.
Anyway, my question is, how would you increase $500 in the same amount of time (let’s say 5 hours)? Let’s say your in a reasonably sized city where there are a good amount of people on the streets to solicit for funds if necessary.
So, let’s hear you ideas!