There are surprisingly many ways you can make money as a teenager. All you’ll need is some time and hard work. Read these five tips that will have you some cash in hand in no time.
Babysitting is probably the first idea that comes to mind when thinking about teens making money. You should go about this by first making sure this is something you’re capable of. Be sure that your home is clean and not hazardous for children. Finding children to babysit is actually really simple. You could look on sites online to find parents who need babysitters. When doing this, always inform your parents. Take them with you to meet any strangers, and let someone where you are at all times. Another way to find kids to babysit is by asking your friends and family to ask their friends and family if they need a babysitter. Establish your price, and offer discounts to attract more customers. Always tell your previous clients to refer you to anyone that might be interested in your services.
Yard sales can be fun and easy. You can start alone, or it might be in your best interest to seek help from friends and family. Start by selling unwanted items from around your house. Once you have enough money, invest some of it in buying more items to resell. A good way to find cheap items that can be sold for more money is to go to other people’s yard sales. Look for things you think people may be interested in buying. You could also check local thrift stores.
If you excel at writing and have good grammar skills, you can definitely make money from doing it. One way is by writing and publishing a book. It takes time, but publishing a book is completely free and there is no age limit to who can do so. You could also write for online sites. Always be sure to ask for a parent’s permission. If you are too young, you may even need to set up the account in their name.
Buying And Selling Items
You could use sites like eBay.com, Craigslist.com, and Amazon.com to buy and resell items. Research what is selling well, buy it, and resell it online or even to friends or family. For example, I used to buy iPhones from Craigslist.com and sell them for a higher price. I made a lot of money!
If you have a good amount of knowledge in one or more subjects, and you are capable of teaching people, you can definitely make money from it. Look for clients on sites like Craigslist.org and Tutors.com. You could also ask neighbors, friends, and family. Be sure to establish an hourly rate, and stick to it. Also, establish goals with the parents prior to the session.
These are some of many ways that teens can make money. Before starting any of these, set goals for yourself as to what you want out of it. It may be in your best interest to save some of your earnings. Never meet strangers alone or without making sure someone knows where you are located at all times. Get your parents’ consent before starting any of these ideas, Have fun, and be safe!