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Summer Jobs Ideas for Kids, Tweens, & Teens

April 24, 2012

Have a show in your neighborhood.

There are several great ways for kids, tweens, and teens to make money on their own. Since many minors are under aged to legally work, they can use their creativity in order to earn their own money. Making money over the summer can be fun and simple for kids of all ages.

Here are just a few ideas to consider:

Kids under 10

  • Gather your friends and make fresh lemonade or baked goods to sell.
  • Collect bottles and cans to recycle at a local recycling center in return for money. Save the environment and make money at the same time!
  • Go through your clothing, toys, etc. that is no longer being used and have a yard sale or ask your parents for help with selling on Ebay or Craigslist
  • Sell tickets for your own performance with all your friends(dance, play, talent show, etc.)

Tweens ages 10-13

  • Start a pet caretaking business. (walk, wash, feed, clean up after pets, etc.)
  • Help do yard or house work for friends, neighbors, or elderly.
  • Bring out the soap and water and have a car wash!
  • Use your creativity skills and sell your crafts (bracelets, knit scarves, cards, etc.)

Teens ages 14 and up

  • Use your academic skills and tutor those who need help.
  • Have fun with younger kids and babysit!
  • Get paid from your smartphone using these apps which reward you in cash for performing certain tasks such as taking pictures, checking in to places, and other simple, easy assignments

Remember  your job as a parent isn’t only to help your kids find a job they enjoy but also to educate them on what to do with the money once they earn it. 

Have a great summer, it’ll be here before you know it.

Christine Douglas

Financially literate kids=Financailly free adults

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 24, 2012 11:12 pm

    My kids are young and we live on a well-traveled road so a lemonade stand is a great way for them to make money. When I was in college, I made jewelry for extra income and then diamonds became my thing after graduation.

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