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  1. Hey Laurie,

    I like how you suggest ways to get a job AND start a business.

    In my opinion, if someone young decides they don’t want to start a business, working as a waiter or waitress is the next best option. This way, you can earn commission (tips) based on your performance. This teaches kids how better quality work can earn them more money!

  2. I think having a job this young teaches kids the value of money!

    • I agree. Start when they are young. That’s what we’re doing with our kids!

  3. You liars! I’ve asked every restaurant in town if I can work there and they said I must be 16!

    • It is possible that a restaurant won’t hire below the age of sixteen for safety reasons. For example, if the open position requires handling dangerous materials, such as hot grease, they may not hire someone younger. The good news it that there are still other avenues for you to make money. We have several posts on our website about how teens can make money. Check them out. I hope they help.

  4. I’m 15 years old and I would like to get a job at Boston Market. I really hope to start working soon. It’s going be my first time working. Please call me 3139482352.

    • You can’t get a job there by commenting on this post. You would need to contact them directly and apply. This post is just to let you know that there are places that will hire workers at 14 and 15 years of age. I hope you apply and get the job. Good luck!

  5. I am 15 and trying to get a summer job! Thanks for this post.

    • Your welcome, Anna! I hope you are able to get one and make some money.

  6. I am 14 and about to be 15 in 2 months. I’m looking for a summer job.

    • Check out the ideas in this post, then, to help you out. In addition, we have other posts on ways kids and teens can make money. Be sure to look those over too and I hope you have good luck finding a summer job!

  7. I’m 14 and looking for a job to help out my mom. My hours are 5 to 10.

    • Check out the links in this post to see if you can find work. Also, we have other posts on our site you might take a look at. There are lots of different ways for kids and teens to make money. Good luck!

  8. Depending on where you live, you can always detassel corn too! They do that starting at 13!

    • Yes, teens can sometimes get jobs working on either their own family farm or someone else’s, especially if they have experience. That’s a good point, although it may not be applicable for those in cities who lack the experience. Thanks for that comment.

  9. I’m 14 and I’m looking for a summer job.

    • Use this post to see if you can find work for the summer. We also have other posts about ways kids and teens can make money so be sure to check those out as well. Good luck!

  10. I’m 24 and still looking for a job so I can finally move out of my parents house.

    • You could try some the of ideas in this post. We have many other posts about ways to make money that could help you too. Good luck!

  11. I need a summer job at Chick-fil-A.

    • Try out the ideas in this post. In addition, we have other posts you could check out that can help kids and teens make money.

  12. I’m 14 and will be 15 in 3 months. I am looking for a summer job.

    • Check out the ideas in this post to see if you can get one. Also, we have other posts on how kids and teens can make money. I wish you luck!

  13. Does that apply to selling or making clothes online?

    • It depends on the situation. If you are working for a company that hired you, then yes, I believe those employment rules would apply, assuming that is your question. However, if you have started your own business making and selling clothing online I don’t believe those same rules would apply.

  14. I’m 15 years old and I have been look for a job for about 2 months.

    • I hope this post can help you then. In addition, we have other posts on our site that can help kids and teens to earn money. Check them out and good luck!

  15. I am 15 and turning 16 July first. I’m looking for a summer job.

    • Check out the ideas in this post to help you get one. We also have other posts about ways kids and teens can make money. Be sure to check those out as well so you can make money this summer. Good luck!

  16. I am 14 years old. I want to work as a dog walker or dog sitter. I live in Brooklyn.

    • You could try advertising this to friends, family, or neighbors with pets that need extra care when they are working in the evening, weekends, or on trips, etc. Try giving them one experience free and if they like your services, ask that they consider you again for a fee. You can also ask for referrals and see if they will fill out a testimonial form that you create with questions about their experience. Then you can advertise to others with references and build your business. This is just one idea. I wish you success!

  17. I’m 14 years old and my mom says I’m too young to be working at this age. What other jobs can I do to earn money instead of leaving my house?

    • We do have other posts on our site with ideas for ways kids can earn extra money. You might also try babysitting or filling out surveys online – we have a post about survey sites that are for kids where you can make money. These are just a few of the ideas to try.

  18. I’m 15 and I’m looking for a job so I can maybe get a new phone and help my dad out with things.

    • That’s great that you want to help out your family. Use this post as well as the other posts we have on our site to help kids and teens make money. I wish you luck!

  19. I’m 24 and still looking for a job so I can finally move out of my parents house.

    • That’s got to be discouraging. However, there are things you can do to start your own business and make money. Check out our posts about them. I wish you success.

  20. I’m willing to work here. I need a job asap.

    • Check out the links and other information in this post to help you get a job quickly. In addition, we have other posts on this site that can tell you ways kids and teens can make money. I hope you are successful!

  21. Hi, my name is Zoe and I’m 15 but I live in a small town. There’s not that much around here. What do you suggest?

    • It’s hard for me to know your exact situation. I suggest you check out the links in this post to see if anything would work for you. We also have other posts on our site about ways kids and teens can make money. Check them out. Whatever you do, don’t quit looking for ways to make money. Something is sure to fit your circumstances and help you earn money. Good luck!

  22. Please help me get a job.

    • Check out the links in this post as well as our other posts about ways kids and teens can make money. I wish you good luck and hope you can get a job.

  23. Figure out your strengths and start a business accordingly. I’m good at math, so I have a summertime job of tutoring kids.

    • That’s some very good advice! Thanks for commenting. 🙂

  24. I’m 14 and turning 15 in 5 months. I need a weekend job.

    • Try using this post to help you find a job. In addition, we have other posts on our site to help kids and teens make money. Good luck!

  25. I’m 14, almost 15 – in a few months. I’m looking for a summer job so I can save up for future emergency money needs and other things.

    • That’s great, Haley! Hopefully this post will help you to find a job. We also have some other posts on our site about ways kids and teens can make money. Be sure to check them out!

  26. Hello, I am 15 years old. I live in northern California and we do not have any of these options available where I live, so these ideas are not a viable option. What do I do? I am in desperate need of work so I can help support my family.

    • You are to be commended for wanting to help your family! We do have some other posts that might help you out as well so be sure to check them out. Above all, don’t give up and if you have to, don’t be afraid to apply in person by going door to door to businesses. That sometimes works!

  27. I’m 14 and I need a summer job.

    • Check out the options in this post, then. That should help you get started. We have other posts on our site about ways kids and teens can make money, too. Be sure to check them out and I hope you are able to get a job for the summer! 🙂

  28. I’m 15 years old and I’m looking for a summer job to help my family out. There is a house full, like 9-10 people, and I just need a job to prepare for my family and myself.

    • That’s great that you’re trying to help out your family! Kudos to you! Check out the links in this post to help you out. We also have some other posts on our site about ways kids and teens can make money. You might want to read them to see if some of the ideas will work for your situation. I wish you luck!

  29. I just turned 13. As soon as I am 14, I want to get a job. So, thank you for this site.

    • You’re welcome! We also have more posts on this site about ways kids and teens can make money. Be sure to check them all out. You might even be able to start some of them now. Good luck!

  30. I’m a 14 year old guy who is looking for a part-time job. I’m trying to help out my father with bills and my brother too.

    • You are to be commended for wanting to help out at such a young age. I hope this post helps you out with that. In addition, we have more posts on this site with ideas for ways kids and teens can make money. Be sure to check them out and good luck!

  31. I’m 14 and I’m just curious how I contact an employer to apply at Chick-fil-A?

    • If I were you I would check out their website to see if you can apply online. In addition, I would go in to the one nearest you that is taking applications to make sure they received it. You may also get a chance to talk to a manager so they can see that you are responsible and ready to work. Good luck!

  32. I am 15 and looking for a job.

    • The links in this post might help you out with that! Also, we have other posts on this site about ways kids and teens can make money. Be sure to check them all out! Good luck!

  33. Hi, I’m Adrian and I am looking for a summer job.

  34. Hi. It’s Adrian again. I forgot to mention that I’m 14 and looking for a summer job.

    • This post was written for you, then. Just check out the suggestions and links in this post to help you find work. We also have a couple of other posts on our site about ways kids and teens can make money. Make sure to check them all out! Good luck getting a summer job. 🙂

  35. I am 14 and I am looking for a job.

    • Hopefully this post will help you out. We have other posts on our site about ways kids and teens can make money that might also help you out.

  36. I’m 14 and looking for a summer job.

    • Hopefully this post will help you with that. We have other posts on this website that can help kids and teems make money too. Be sure to check them out!

  37. My name is Tayanah and I’m 14 and looking for a job.

    • Hopefully this post will help you with that. We have other posts about ways kids and teens can make money too. Be sure to check them out. 🙂

  38. I bet you get really tired of the same questions.

  39. Which one of these jobs is the highest paying?

    • I have no idea. It is up to each individual employer to decide how much to pay and it can change at any given time. It also depends on your previous job experience and the demographic area you live in. The best way to find out is to apply or contact the ones you are interested in. Good luck!

  40. My name is Noah. I’m 14 and turning 15 in 3. I’m looking for a job.

    • Check out the links in this post as well as in other posts on our site about ways kids and teens can make money.

  41. Hi, my name is Jose. I’m 14 and live in Brownsville, Texas and I’m looking for a job.

    • Check out the ideas and links in this post to help you. We also had more posts on this website with ways teens and kids can make money. Check them out and good luck!

  42. I am 14 and I’m looking for a job.

    • Use the information in this post to help you make money or find a job. We also have more posts on this site about ways kids and teens can make money. I wish you luck!

  43. Hi, I’m 13 and I need a job as soon as possible. I want to work somewhere, though. I wouldn’t like to be a dog walker or a pet sitter or baby sitter. I want to work or own my own company. Is this possible?

    • While there are ways you can make money at the age of 13, your options are limited by your age. As you get older you will have more money making opportunities open up for you. However, in the meantime, I suggest you keep searching for ways you can make money. You never know. You just might find the perfect thing.

  44. I mean no disrespect, but this is false information. McDonald’s hires at 16, and most of these places hire at 16 everywhere for a franchise rule.

    • My understanding is that it can actually vary by franchise and also by location. There are places that employ 14 year olds, although at times there are certain job duties they can’t perform (think working with very hot grease or fryers, etc.).

  45. My name is Landon. I live in Florissant, Missouri. I’m 14 years old and I’m looking for work of about 18 hours a week after school. I’m a hard worker, dependable, and have transportation. If anyone is looking for an honest, hard worker, please contact me. Thanks. Landon Perry.

    • Unfortunately, that’s not how this works, Landon. To find a job you need to use the information and links found in this post. Good luck!

  46. Are the ice cream shop jobs easy to work at?

    • That just depends on the atmosphere, employees, and job duties at each business. You could always try it out and then leave if it doesn’t work out.

  47. Hi, my names Jenni. I’m looking for a job so I can help out my parents, save up for the future, and put money toward adopting a dog. I’m 14 years old in November, and it’s been hard finding a place that will hire me because of my age. If you have any comments that will help me find a new job, please reply. Thanks.

    • I think it’s great that you are trying to help out your parents as well as make money for the future and your other goals. Try using the links and ideas in this post. In addition, we have other posts on this site that can help kids and teens to make money.

  48. I’m 14 and want to start making some money on my own. My mom suggested the Albertson’s that is super close to us. Do you know if Albertson’s will hire 14 year old’s?

    • I do not know that answer. You should try going to Albertsons.com to see if you can find the answer. If you don’t, you can either email and ask them directly, or check with that nearby Albertson’s to find out the answer. If you go into the store, ask to talk to their Human Resources manager. Good luck!

  49. I’m 14 and looking for a job, but I want to work more than just 3 hours on a school day. Do you know of a way to get around that?

    • We have other posts on this site that may also help. They are about ways kids and teens can make money, and I believe one of them is about online opportunities. Also, you might have to work on the weekends. Good luck!

  50. Hi, I’m Christian Paul and I’m looking for online jobs. I’m still studying, but I want to apply or enter online jobs so that I can save money and pay my obligation in school.

    • You can use the information and links in this post to help you. We also have additional posts on this site about ways kids and teens can make money. Check them out for more ideas and good luck!

  51. I am 14 and I am looking for a job on the weekends through the day. I just hope I get a job soon.

    • I hope you get a job soon, too. Try using the information and links in this post to help you. We also have more posts on this site about ways kids and teens can make money that might help as well. Good luck!

  52. Hello. I’m 14 and looking for a job. Thank you so much for making this article. It’s extremely helpful!

    • Glad it was helpful for you!

  53. Hello I’m nashlea I’m 14 and looking for a job. Thank you so much for making this article. It’s extremely helpful!

    • You’re welcome!

  54. I’m 15 and I don’t act 15. I act more like a “19” yo but I want to have my first job need help picking 🤗

    • Check out the list and the links in this article to find something that works for you!

  55. I am 15 I will turn 16 in about 2 and half weeks, I am looking for a job to start now so when I turn 16 I will have a job to work at and I will be driving.

    • Check out some of the ideas in the article for where you could get a job! When you turn 16 your options will open up even more!

  56. I am so glad I saw these posts. I have been lookiing fir a way to make some cash. And now I know how!

  57. I am 14 and I want to have a part time job to earn money and save it for college and I think this website is a good idea for teens who want to have a part time job.

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