40 Clever Ways for Teens to Make Money in 2019

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If you’re a teen and interested in earning some money of your own, you’re not alone. Many teens are looking for ways they can make money to cover expenses. I mean, there are things to buy – clothes, entertainment costs, electronic gadgets. Many teens also need to save up for cars, college costs and other big purchases.

If you are one of the many teens who needs or wants to earn money to cover these costs, read on. We’ve got a large list of ways for teens to make money. Choose the ones you think will work best for you, and start earning today!

Ways Teens Can Earn Cash

There is an almost limitless number of ways that you can rake in some cash if you’re a teenager. From online jobs to money-earning apps to in-person jobs, the possibilities are many.

Check out these ideas for making money under 18. See if you can use one – or more – to add some cushion to your savings account or to pay for items you want or need.

1. Searching the Web

Swagbucks is a legit site where people get paid for browsing the Internet and more. The points you earn are put into a “bank” and can be redeemed for gift cards to be used on Amazon or at local and online stores such as Walmart, Target and Old Navy. You can also get gift cards to PayPal.

Swagbucks will pay you points to complete small tasks such as:

  • complete surveys
  • play games
  • search the Web
  • watch videos
  • shop online

Using your Swagbucks account in your spare time will allow you to make money to pay for the things you need or want.  Best of all, it’s free to join.

Swagbucks has a Trustpilot ranking of 4.3/5 and on top of that, they have a $10 sign-up bonus!

2. Clean People’s Houses

Many people are eager for help keeping their homes clean. However, traditional cleaning services can be costly. As a result, people may consider hiring teens who will clean their homes for a reasonable price.

If you like cleaning and are good at being detailed about it, a house cleaning business might be right for you. To get your business started, make a list of what types of cleaning you’ll do.

For example, will you clean bathrooms and kitchens? Will you dust? Vacuum? Will you clean windows? Make sure the jobs are jobs you can do well.

Safety Counts

Remember to keep in mind the safety aspect too. For example, you might want to rule out cleaning window exteriors that require the need for a ladder.

Next, decide what your hourly rate is. Professional maid cleaning services typically charge between $25 and $35 an hour. Let’s say you decide you can do your work quickly, thoroughly and charge $15 an hour. You’ve just given potential clients a reason to hire you over a traditional maid service.

You can get work by advertising your services with family, friends and neighbors.

3. Sell Your Stuff

Is your closet loaded with items you no longer need? Consider selling them at a garage sale or online.

For instance, do you have video games, DVDs or CDs lying around? See what you can get for them on a site like Decluttr which makes it super easy to get rid of a lot of items quickly.

If you don’t want to the hassle of selling items one by one, then Decluttr can be a great option. You just scan the bar-codes of all the items, put them in a box, and put the free shipping label they provide.

To make the most money, selling your items one-by-one will get you the most cash in hand.

The general rule for selling used stuff is to charge 10 percent of the retail cost. You could charge more for larger items such as gaming items, bicycles or other sports equipment. The better shape the items are in, the more likely you are to get a higher price.

Want to help increase your earnings when you sell your unwanted stuff? Price your items fairly for a quicker sale, and be willing to haggle with customers.

Hint: you might be able to talk your parents into letting you sell some of their stuff.

Work out a deal where you split the profit with them in exchange for doing the work of selling the items.

4. Make Money Sharing Your Opinion

Companies such as Survey Junkie will help you get paid for your opinion. Brands want to get your feedback and they are willing to pay for it.

They have over 10 million members and you can take surveys if your at least 13 years old.

If you like to give your opinion about things – why not get paid for it?

5. Run a Farmer’s Market Stand

Many local farmer’s markets charge money when adults set up a stand, but allow kids to do so for free. If you’ve got a small area in your yard, you could grow vegetables to sell at a farmer’s market. You could also sell baked goods or specialty foods at a farmer’s market.

Farmer’s Market vendors sell a variety of items besides fresh fruits and vegetables. Some sell dessert bread, cookies or muffins. Others sell canned jellies, pickles and other items they canned from their own fruits or vegetables.

There was a group of teens at our local farmer’s market that used to make brick oven pizzas and bread at the local farmer’s market.

It’s important to check your state’s laws about farmer’s market foods before selling baked goods or specialty foods. However, many states’ food laws don’t apply to farmer’s market booths.

6. Babysit

Are there young kids in your neighborhood or extended family members who need child care? If so, you can offer babysitting services and earn some cash that way.

You can offer your babysitting services on nights and weekends during the school year. During the summer you could offer to nanny while parents are at work and kids are out of school.

It’s not uncommon for babysitting teens to make $10 an hour, $20 an hour or more. Babysitting is a great job for teens (even 14 and 15-year-olds) who are responsible, mature and enjoy being with kids.

If you want to look outside of your current circle of family, friends and neighbors for babysitting clients, check out Care.com. Care.com is a database listing available babysitters in specific areas. If you are under 18 years of age, you’ll have to have a parent or guardian’s permission to be listed on Care.com.

7. Pet Sit

Another great job for teens involves pet sitting. Some people might want pet care while they’re away at work if they don’t want the pet to be alone.

Others might need pet care while they’re on vacation. The amount of time it takes to pet sit depends on the type of pet.

Dogs will likely require constant care, either at your own home (get your parents’ permission first) or at the pet owner’s home. Other pets such as cats or fish may simply require that you just check in on them twice a day.

Decide ahead of time which types of pets you’ll sit for and which you won’t. Set your prices according to how much time you’ll spend each day caring for the pet. Hint: We mentioned Care.com above. You can sign up for Care.com as a pet sitter too.

8. Dog Walking

If you’re looking to earn money by helping animals but want a less time-intensive job, you could offer dog walking services.

Many people don’t have time to walk their dogs but want their dogs to get exercise. These people will pay a decent hourly rate to have someone else walk their dog a few times a week.

Advertise your services with neighborhood flyers, on Facebook or at local pet stores. You can also consider signing up for Rover where it will they will help connect you with people in your area that need a dog walker.

If you’re walking dogs that get along with other dogs, you can walk several at once and increase your income. An organized schedule will help you keep track of your dog walking job commitments.

9. House Sit

If you have a neighbor, friend or family member who is going on vacation, they may want to hire a house sitter to make sure their home isn’t vacant while they’re away.

Depending on what they want, house-sitting clients may ask you to be there for an hour or two a day. Or maybe they might just want to to check in on the house every day. Some homeowners want a house sitter to live in the house for the entire time they’re gone.

Make sure you get clear instructions about what type of house sitting they’ll want before agreeing to take the job. Negotiate the pay you’ll receive with potential clients and get a signed contract.

10. Wash Cars

Busy adults often don’t have time to wash their cars, but you can make some serious cash doing it for them. You’ll need equipment such as a bucket, soap, rags to wash with and towels to dry with.

If you’re cleaning the interior of the cars as well, you’ll want to get some window cleaner and paper towels. A portable hand-held vacuum can be a great accessory as well.

Most clients will let you use their hose and water to wash the exterior of the car,. Some may lend you their vacuum for vacuuming the interior, but be sure to check with them before you take the job.

Go Mobile

It’ll be a good selling point if you come to their house to wash their car. This eliminates the need for them to make an extra stop at a car wash service center.

Determine how long it will take you to do the cleaning job, and offer an attractive rate that still gives you a good hourly wage. Learn to work quickly and efficiently to improve your hourly rate.

11. Organize Homes or Garages

If you’re good at organization, you can start a business organizing people’s homes or garages. Many people want organized spaces but just aren’t sure where to start.

If you have a knack for that type of work you could be the answer to their prayers. When offering your services, take a thorough look at the job that needs to be done and determine how many hours it will take you.

Then times the number of hours by your desired hourly rate and make that your offered price for the job. You can advertise your services on Facebook, with flyers or with emails. Contact friends, neighbors and family members and let them know about your organizing services.

12. Sell Lemonade/Baked Goods/Bottled Water

There are a number of places where you could sell drinks and snacks to local residents. Busy street corners, outside of public baseball parks (if your city allows it) and at garage sales are some ideas.

These types of businesses are especially successful in the summertime or during busy event times. When we go to the local state fairgrounds, there are several vendors on the sidewalk selling bottled water and other packaged snacks.

Cost Matters

The key to success in this type of business boils down to cost. Be sure to charge enough to cover the cost of the items you’re selling. Add in an extra cost to make yourself a profit for your hours of work as well.

As an example, you can usually get bottled water for about ten cents per bottle at your local Walmart or Aldi store. If you sell the bottled water for $1 a bottle, you’ve just made a hefty profit. And because sports, fair and other venues tend to sell water for much more than that, clients will be happy to pay $1 for your water.

13. Work at a Fast Food or Sit-Down Restaurant

Two of my favorite jobs as a teen were working as a cashier at a fast food place and working as a waitress at a local sit-down restaurant.

The fast food job was great because I made a guaranteed hourly wage in a fun environment with fries as a side benefit. The waitress job was terrific because I made awesome tips along with my paycheck. Both were job experiences that allowed me to make serious money as a teen.

If you like the idea of helping serve people food, inquire about jobs at restaurants near you. You could also work as a cook, a busboy/girl or a cashier at local restaurants.

14. Be a Mother’s Helper

A mother’s (or father’s) helper is different from a babysitter or nanny. It’s different because the parent is typically home most of the time you’re there working.

As a parent’s helper, you’ll likely be asked to do a variety of different jobs to help the household run efficiently.

You might be asked do the dishes, make lunch or fold laundry. You might help a child with homework, change a diaper or take a young child out to play.

Being a parent’s helper allows you to earn money by helping a family while still having an adult nearby. Check with local families and advertise with flyers to find work. Decide what your hourly wage will be based on the type of work you’ll be required to do.

15. Run Errands

Many busy people and families would love to pay a teen who is willing to run errands for them. They might send you to pick up some groceries or to stop at the drug store.

They may have you drop off/pick up dry cleaning or make a run to the post office to mail a package. One tip will help you make the most of your errand running income. Choose to work in neighborhoods where stores and other destinations are close to a lot of homes and apartments.

16. Work for a Property Management Team

Working for a property management team is another job I had as a teen. My mom knew a guy who owned a half-dozen rental properties.

When tenants vacated, my mom and I would head over to the house. We’d have to paint the interior walls and/or clean the property to get it ready for the next tenant. We got paid well and were paid directly after each job was finished.

If you like the idea of doing that type of work, check with property owners you know to see if they need help. Or advertise your services online (with your parents’ permission).

17. Hold a Class at Your Home

If you have a talent such as drawing, painting, or dancing, you could hold classes for neighborhood kids in your yard or home. The classes can be one-time deals or can be held for several days in a row.

For example, you could hold a day camp where kids come to participate in scavenger hunts or other activities.

If you’re going to teach a class to neighborhood kids, you’ll need to create an itinerary. The itinerary should teach them what they want to learn and keep them busy for the entire class time.

Be sure to charge a class fee that makes it worth your time and is affordable for parents.

18. Retail Worker

Many clothing and retail store managers are searching out teens to work cash registers and keep shelves stocked. Retail work can be done seasonally, like during the holidays, or you can work at stores all year around.

A professional appearance, a good attitude and a willingness to be on time count where local retail stores are concerned.

If you have these qualities, you might want to consider a job in retail. Check with clothing, home improvement and big box stores near you for available jobs.

19. Ask Parents for Jobs to do around the House

It’s probably likely that your parents have a lot of stuff they would like to have done around the house, but they just don’t have the time to do it.

Ask your parents if they have a list of jobs they would be willing to pay you to do. Maybe they’ll hire you to deep clean the basement or garage. Or maybe they need help removing clutter in a home office.

They might want you to do a spring cleaning project such as cleaning windows or washing blankets and comforters.

Have them make a list of jobs they need to be done around the house, along with what they’ll pay for each completed job. Decide which jobs are jobs you want to do and finalize the details with your parents.

20. Turn Your Hobbies into Cash

Do you have a hobby that you can make money with? Are you good drawing people or animals? Do you know how to make great videos? Are you gifted at creating logos for businesses?

Are you great at writing stories or poems?

Make a list of the talents you have and offer to hire out for them. You can advertise via local ads or on websites such as Fiverr. Fiverr allows you to list job offerings (or search out jobs needed) for pay from $5 on up.

The key to success with sites like Fiverr is to charge an attractive price to potential clients while making sure you are getting paid at a fair rate. You might start out making less than you’d like to with Fiverr. However, if people like your work and your services become more in demand, you’ll be able to raise your rates.

21. Sell Your Products

Are you gifted at making crafts, jewelry, artwork, woodworking or other items? If so, you can open an Etsy shop and sell your products.

You can also sell your products on sites such as Craigslist or eBay, or sell them at local fairs and events. Be sure to charge prices that cover your materials as well as your time.

22. Sell Your Designs

One way to make money that costs very little money out-of-pocket is to create designs for t-shirts and other items. You make the design, and then upload the design to sites such as Redbubble or Cafepress, Redbubble or CafePress will print ordered designs on items such as t-shirts, tote bags, and iPad covers.

They even take care of shipping and returns. When someone orders an item with your design or saying on it, you get paid commission from the sale.

23. Grocery Store Employee

Grocery stores have many different job positions available for teens. You could be a cashier, a grocery bagger, a cart handler or a stock person.

Grocery stores offer jobs that require customer interaction and jobs that don’t require customer interaction. Therefore, grocery store work could be a good choice for you whether you love working with customers or would rather work behind the scenes.

24. Lifeguard

If you’re a good swimmer and like hanging out at the beach, a lifeguard position might be right for you.

Most lifeguard jobs require workers to have or get lifeguard certification through a qualified organization such as the Red Cross. Talk with local beach managers about what the qualifications are.

Then see about local lifeguard certification class offerings if you’re interested in pursuing a job as a lifeguard. If you’re responsible and like being outside, this could be a good job choice for you.

25. Movie Theater Worker

If you love people and like movies, you might enjoy a job as a movie theater worker. Movie theaters offer several different job positions such as ticket sellers, ticket takers, concession stand workers and janitorial positions.

Check with your local theater management to see about putting in an application. Note that you may have to keep late working hours if you work at a theater.

26. Umpire or Referee

Local sports organizations often seek out teens to work umpire and referee jobs for kids’ sports teams.

If you love and are good at sports such as baseball, basketball, softball, and football, you could apply to work as an umpire or referee.

These types of jobs usually pay well too. In my area, umpires get paid up to $30 an hour. Check with local sports organizations for more details about referee jobs.

27. Get a Paper Route

When my brother was 12, he got his first paper route. Within six months, he had earned and saved enough money to buy a new stereo system and expensive Christmas gifts for each member of our family.

Contact local papers to see if they have paper delivery routes available in your area. Or, check your local newspaper’s employment section for ads seeking out paper delivery workers.

Know that working as a paper delivery person can require you to keep odd working hours. Some newspapers need to be delivered very early in the morning, for instance. However, if you’re up early anyway you could get your delivering done before school.

Be sure to check on the days and hours you need to work before you sign on for this job. As with mail deliverers, newspaper deliverers are required to deliver in all types of weather.

28. Help a Senior

Many older people are looking to hire young people for various jobs. They might just want someone to spend time with them. Or they may want a teen to read to them, play cards or other games with them, or just simply talk with them.

Check with local retirement communities to find work. See if they have a job posting board where you can offer your services.

29. Be a Golf Caddy

Public and private golf clubs are often looking to hire teens as golf caddies for members and guests that come to play golf. If you like and know about the game of golf, or if you’re willing to learn about it, you could land a job as a golf caddy.

Bonus: Golf caddies often get nice tips from the people for whom they caddy.

30. Collect and Resell Golf Balls

Another job you can get working in the golf industry is collecting golf balls. Look for abandoned golf balls near local golf courses. Then, clean them up and resell them to local golfers.

You can search outside of local golf courses for stray balls. Look in tall weeds or shallow ponds. You might even be able to get permission to search on course grounds after hours from local club managers.

You can sell your cleaned up golf balls outside of the local golf club entrance as long as you’re on public property. Or you can ask people you know who play golf if they want to buy the balls you find at a price discounted from the retail price.

31. Work from Home as a Call Center Representative

Many companies hire call center representatives to work from home instead of having to house them in a central commercial location. Call center reps perform duties such as scheduling appointments. They also often answer customer service questions and product information questions.

Many companies that are in need of customer service reps require applicants to be 18 years of age or older. However, some companies, such as U-Haul, allow teens as young as 16 to work as customer service reps.

Companies in need of customer service reps provide all training for employees. Online customer service reps usually train via an online service manual. They’ll send you the manual and you can read to learn about the company and its services and products.

If you are polite and like working with people, this job could be a great way for you to earn money.

32. Tutor Kids

Many parents are looking for reasonably priced tutors for their kids in specific school subjects. If you’re a teen that excels in a particular subject such as math, reading, or a foreign language, you can offer your tutor services to local parents.

Ask neighborhood parents if they are in need of a tutor. Or check local online sites such as Craigslist for parents looking for tutors. Make sure to involve your parents when meeting up with a potential customer for safety reasons.

33. Paint Fences

Wooden fences need to be painted or stained every few years to protect the wood from deteriorating. If you like to paint and have neighbors who have wooden fences that need to be re-coated, ask if they’ll hire you to do the job.

You’ll likely need to do some research on how to properly prepare wooden surfaces for painting. You’ll also need to know what types of paints are best to use on outdoor wood surfaces before you start.

34. Boat and Camper Cleaning

You may have family members, friends or neighbors who own boats, campers or other recreational vehicles. Check with them to see if they’d like to hire you to clean them out after they return from outings.

Ask to use their hose and water for rinsing, and their shop vac for vacuuming if needed. Bring all other cleaning supplies from home to make it easier for clients. Charge a rate that allows you to do a thorough job quickly.

35. Grass and Plant Watering

Sometimes people need help with the task of watering their grass, flowers, and plants. Offer the service of coming to their home and watering these items for them. This is a job you’ll likely perform once or twice a week to keep their grass and flowers healthy and fresh looking.

36. Doggie Doo-doo Scooper

Homeowners with dogs have to take the time to do the chore of cleaning up dog poo from their yards. Many of your neighbors might be open to considering paying you to do this job for them.

Schedule regular yard cleaning times for each client in order to bring in a steady amount of money for your business. Bring your own scooper and a small garbage bag. Discard the droppings in the outside trash bin or wherever your client tells you to.

37. Rent out Your Video Games or Books

If you’ve got a lot of video games or books, you can rent them to friends for a small fee. Charge them a certain amount to rent the item for a week or two, and make sure to tell them there will be a late fee if the item isn’t returned to you on time.

Keep a notebook listing who has what items and when they’re due back so that you don’t lose track of your stuff.

38. Do Lawn Work

One of the jobs my kids used to do was to help their great aunt with lawn work. They would mow the lawn in the spring, summer, and fall, and in late fall they would rake leaves and bag them up for her.

She paid them well for this work, and it made life easier for her.

Chances are that at least some people in your neighborhood could use help maintaining their lawns. Ask your parents if you can use their lawnmower (offer to pay for the gas it uses out of your earnings), or you can use each client’s mower if they have one they are willing to let you use.

If you’re not interested in mowing lawns, you could offer to rake and bag leaves in the fall or shovel snow in the winter if you live in a colder climate.

39. Weed Gardens

If your neighbors have flower and vegetable gardens, you might be able to earn some money by offering to pull weeds from the garden for them.

Weeding usually needs to be done on a weekly basis in most gardens and is hard work for older people, so they might appreciate a teen taking this task off of their hands.

40. Collect Aluminum Cans

If your neighbors drink a lot of canned drinks such as sodas, consider asking them if you can pick up their discarded soda and other beverage cans once a week.

Then bring the cans to a local recycling center where they’ll pay you cash for your aluminum cans.

Ways to Make the Most of Your Income Earning Skills

Anyone can do a job, but it takes certain skills to keep clients coming back. Here are some things you can do to help maximize the amount of money you can make at the jobs you do.

Be on Time

Timeliness is a big deal in the working world. Show your clients or the manager at the job you’re working that you appreciate the work by being on time, every time. Show up early if you have to, but avoid being late.

Have a Great Attitude

Workers and business owners with friendly, positive attitudes will go a lot further, work a lot longer and earn a lot more money than those with a downtrodden demeanor and a negative attitude.

Choose to be positive in your work environment and spread happiness to others with a cheerful outlook.

Be Professional

A professional employee or business owner possesses certain characteristics. For instance, they work well with others, they avoid office gossip and they take their job seriously.

Make sure to have a professional attitude about whatever-money making ventures you participate in.

Do Your Job Really Well

To keep clients coming back for more business and help make sure your manager wants to keep you as an employee, be sure to do your job to the best of your ability.

Do what is asked of you and follow any directions as stated.

Provide Quality Products

If you’re working to make money by selling things you make or own, be sure to provide quality products.

Take the time to do your best work when selling things you make such as jewelry or artwork, and when you’re selling products you own, be sure to clean them up and have them in good working order.

Go the Extra Mile

Going the extra mile is especially important when you’re running a business such as a car washing or house cleaning business. One way to help ensure clients keep asking you to do more work for them is to go above and beyond.

For instance, if you’re doing a house cleaning job, organize a small closet as a bonus. If you’re cleaning cars, scrub out a carpet stain for free.

Make sure your “extra mile” added jobs don’t take up too much of your time but will benefit the customer. The added effort you give will help provide them with a reason to use your services again.

Practice Safety While Working

Always put safeguards in place as you work. It might mean keeping cleaning chemicals out of the reach of small children or pets while you’re doing a cleaning job, or having a parent escort you to meet a new client or work for someone you don’t know very well.

Safety at work is good for clients and for you.

Summary

There are many ways you as a teen can put money in your pocket. With a little creativity and some hard work, you can be earning serious cash in no time.

Have you tried any of these ways to make money as a teen? Tell us in the comments section.

64 COMMENTS

64 responses to “40 Clever Ways for Teens to Make Money in 2019”

  1. Duncan's Dividends says:

    This is an awesome list. One thing I wish I had known when I had been making money in my teen years is that I could start an IRA. It would have added another decade of compounding, essentially, since I went to college and got my MBA as well. If your teen makes money they can contribute and thank you later for helping them on their journey to financial freedom as well.

    • Laurie @thefrugalfarmer says:

      That’s a great tip!! We’re teaching our kids to invest early and take advantage of compound interest.

  2. Starting an IRA is a great option! Teens may seek guidance from their parents like I did. I used to pay for my own insurance and contribute towards utility bills at an early age. Babysitting and pet sitting have their own challenges. You’ll need to be mature enough to handle different situations. I earned a bit by taking summer jobs during the earliest phase of my career.

    • Laurie @thefrugalfarmer says:

      I love the IRA idea!! We’re making our oldest daughter pay for her car insurance and for gas when she uses the car. It’s tough because I struggle with wanting to just give her the money for it like most other parents around here do. But, I know that we’re doing her a favor by helping her adjust to “real life” by making her pay for these expenses herself.

  3. Tyson Johnson says:

    I love it that #1 on the list is cleaning houses. I couldn’t agree more. When I was 16, I quit my $5 per hour snow cone job and started my own window cleaning business. My wage immediately went to $25 per hour. I was able to do this through high school, college, and even on and off as an adult.

  4. MaRynne says:

    Hi,
    What if your parents think you’re being weird for asking for an allowance to get them Christmas presents?

    • Katelyn says:

      I live in the country, and the only place close enough for me to work is a ranch or farm. I am too young to get an actual job, but I can work for ride time at the ranch.

  5. Ali says:

    They are good suggestions, but I can’t do most of them because everything is different in my country.

  6. make money online says:

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  7. starr says:

    I would love to teach a class about art or house-sit, but how much money would I get to do that?

    • Deacon says:

      It depends on what you are teaching, how much knowledge you have about the subject, how many take your course, etc. As far as house sitting, it depends on the size of the house, how long the owners will be gone, etc.

  8. leah says:

    I’m 14 and live in an apartment. What other jobs can I do? Also, I always do chores around the house, including washing the car, and my parents don’t agree to paying me for it.

    • Deacon says:

      Well, all parents have different feelings and rules about what they believe when it comes to paying their children for chores. I’m sure they are simply trying to do what is best for you. However, we have several sites with ideas on how teens or kids can make money. Check them out and I wish you luck!

  9. praise says:

    Hey,
    I live in Nigeria and I want to make money online through this net. Can you help? I am 19.

    • Deacon says:

      You could try some of the options in this post. If you are unsure if it will work in your country, check out the terms and conditions or policies on the site. If that doesn’t tell you, send your questions to them directly through their contact page.

  10. Jude Obosu says:

    Hi,

    I’m a student and my parent are in need of money. I need money to pay my fees.

    • Deacon says:

      Let’s hope a few of these ideas work for you! If not, there are other money making posts on our website than can help. Be sure to check them out!

  11. Veronica Blossom says:

    So, me and my best friend want to make money, but we don’t know how and we’re only 12 (turning thirteen). Are there any other small things that can help us?

    • Deacon says:

      We have several posts on our site with ideas that might work for you. Be sure to check them out. Of course, you might not be old enough yet for all of the ideas in our posts, but there are some that might still be good options for you until you are. Good luck!

  12. Rissa famor says:

    I want to apply as an online worker.

    • Deacon says:

      We have other posts on our site that might help you out as well. Be sure to check them out. I hope you find something that works for you. Good luck!

  13. jack says:

    I’m only 13, and whenever I ask my parent if I can do any of these things she just laughs and walks away. What do I do?

    • Deacon says:

      Perhaps taking on extra chores at home to show you are serious and responsible? Another idea is to line up a babysitting job, paper route, or some other job and then ask her. Make sure to tell the newspaper or mother of the kid you will be watching that you must ask permission first, of course. Then check with your parent and let her know you want to do this, with her blessing of course.

  14. makhi says:

    How can a 12-year old kid like me make money?

    • Deacon says:

      You could use some of the ideas in this post for starters. But we have other options as well on our site for kids or teens who want to make money. Be sure to check them out. I hope at least one of these ideas works for you. Good luck!

  15. Jammy says:

    Hello,

    I need a solid money making business idea.

    • Deacon says:

      There are lots of those on this website. Some are for kids and teens, others are ideas for adults to make money side hustling, working from home, and more. Check them out. I hope one works for you or gives you an idea that you can use.

  16. Alice says:

    Sadly, only about half of these things are legal in Australia and my mum would never let me work for someone she doesn’t know. There aren’t many people close by who we do know. My parents don’t give me money for doing chores because it is already expected that I do most of the house work. I am also legally too young to work anywhere. Most businesses require you to be over 18 even to volunteer or work at a cash register.

    • Deacon says:

      I’m sorry to hear that, Alice. Keep brainstorming for ideas to make money and check out some of the other posts on our site as well. There are several different ones geared toward kids and teens making money. I hope you are successful in finding something that works for you!

  17. Bonolo says:

    I am a 16 year old male in search of taking care of myself and being responsible and I would appreciate any kind of job that comes my way.

    • Deacon says:

      Hopefully this post can help you then! We also have other posts with ways for kids and teens to make money or get jobs. Check some of them out and good luck!

  18. jc says:

    Hey Deacon, this page helped me a lot! These are great tips.

  19. avela Phumlomo says:

    I really want to make money, but I need a starting plan.

    • Deacon says:

      Well, this post might help you get started. We have other posts that can help kids and teens make money too. Be sure to check them out!

  20. Sammie says:

    I feel that often times people forget that saving money can also make you feel like you are not completely broke. That’s why I love the acorns app. All you do is connect your credit card and it passively saves money for you. It saves your spare change. I totally forgot about it and after 6 months, it saved over $500. I was super happy because I thought I only had $20 to my name. Being 18, I just want to be financially smart. So, thank you so much for this article. I am always looking for a way to make money.

    • Deacon says:

      That’s terrific that you saved so much and great that you are starting out young! If you keep doing that, and investing, you could set yourself up nicely for retirement.

  21. Becky says:

    You have given me a new way to make my dreams come true! Thank you so much. I didn’t think I could earn a decent living through writing poetry. This will give me such an advantage when I want to travel the world later in life because I won’t have to settle down! These are the best ideas ever!

  22. Triniti says:

    Hi. My name is Triniti. I’m 12 and about to turn 13. Me and my best friend are trying to find some thing to do so we can do some cool stuff for summer. I’m moving in the summer, so if you have anyone that is looking for someone to do something for them in Plymouth, Indiana, let me know please.

    • Deacon says:

      Well Triniti, for starters you could try some of the links in this post. We also have other posts on our site about ways kids and teens can make money so be sure to check them out. There’s always something you could be doing to earn a little money. I wish you luck.

  23. Taylor says:

    Hi,
    I am 14 years old and do not have a phone! My parents are telling me to make my own money so I can pay for my own. But, when a job comes up, they always say that they don’t have time or they don’t want to drop me off. It is so aggravating. What do I do?

    • Deacon says:

      You could start by checking out the links and ideas in this post. Also, perhaps you could babysit for others or do work for your parents or friends? In addition, try talking to your parents and letting them know that you are serious and ready for this responsibility. Maybe you could suggest to them a probationary period of time for them to watch you babysit or dog walk or whatever. If they do not feel you are doing a good job, they can end it. But if you are doing a good job, they should let you continue to work and earn your own spending money. Just make sure you keep up with your other responsibilities at home and school as well. If those slip, your employment period could be short. Good luck!

  24. Ahamed says:

    I want to do anything to earn money, like wash dishes, walk dogs, wash your plants, and clean the whole house.

  25. Kaitlyn says:

    Wow, that was really helpful. Thank you. I am going to start these very soon.

  26. Abby says:

    I need all this. I regret ever letting people snatch money out of my wallet at 16. I’m 17 years old, and I’m looking for ways to make money while still in school and over the summer. Plus, I could look for ways to earn money and college credit while still in school. I could earn a lot of tuition money for college, plus I could earn scholarships and gift cards, or have somebody with me to get a job interview, a credit card, some debit cards, membership cards, a car, and car keys. Plus, I can save a lot of money. I can get an adult driver’s license when I turn 18 years old, get 18 and up scholarships, get a lot of money, and my high school diploma when I graduate. I can get a part-time job and summer job so I won’t have to ask for money. I really need all this!

    • Deacon says:

      This post is for you, then! I wish you luck as you work to earn money. We have additional posts on this site about ways teens and kids can make money. Be sure to check them all out as you try to reach your goals.

  27. Liz says:

    Thanks for this. There are jobs here I never knew I could get paid for.

  28. Braeden says:

    How do I get started for these jobs? I’m only 11.

    • Deacon says:

      If you’re only 11, some of these might not work for you. However, we have additional posts on this website with ways both kids and teens can make money. Be sure to check them out. One or more of them might work better for you. 🙂

  29. Maximillian says:

    I’m 14 and I do not want to work for anybody. I want to start my own stuff.

    • Deacon says:

      That’s great. However, keep in mind that you have to start somewhere. Hopefully you can start your own business. However, until you do, some of these ideas can get you started making money quickly.

  30. Tara Haire says:

    This list is so out of order! Why would you send teens online to try and make money where so much information is recorded and used to solicit individuals? Chores, lawn care, babysitting…these are teenager jobs. This is an irresponsible publication and promotes unsafe practices for teens and young adults. Get a better job – you suck at advice.

    • Deacon says:

      I’m sorry you feel that way. If you read the whole post you’ll see that some of the options you mentioned are also in this post. Also, the post provides ideas and options. It’s up to teens and their parents which options should be acted upon. Thank you for your comments and concerns.

  31. cheyenne says:

    I am a 12 year old girl in North America, but some of the people in my neighborhood don’t have dogs or kids, and the elderly people already have helpers. What should I do?

    • Deacon says:

      It sounds like you might have to look for other ways to make money. In addition to this post, we have additioinal posts on this site about ways kids and teens can make money. Make sure you check them out.

  32. Cortex says:

    Rent out games? PFF, sonsole peasants. For those that can’t understand sarcasm that was it.

  33. Benny says:

    I live in Zambia, Africa. What if I work online and I get paid? How can I get the money?

    • Deacon says:

      If I were you, I would try to work that out before trying to get an online job. You might be able to get a bank account either in your community or online. Then, check to see if you can set up a PayPal account and tie it to that bank account.

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