Earning money at a young age can teach anyone valuable lessons about hard work, money management and independence. With the right attitude and drive you can start earning money; to help you start we have created a list of 10 ways you can start making money TODAY!
Become a Dog Walker or Pet Sitter
There are many pet owners out there who struggle to give their pets the attention they deserve. Whether it is their busy schedule or they are gone on vacation pet owners are always looking for a trustworthy person to look after their pet. Dogs tend to require a lot of attention, especially the hyper breeds. They need regular walks and lots of play time! Unfortunately, most adults cannot set aside enough time to keep their dogs happy.
Dog walking and pet sitting can be a great way for you to generate some extra money if you like spending time with dogs and cats. There are even apps that can help connect you with pet owners who are looking for a little extra help.
Tutor Younger Kids
If you have good grades are willing to extend a helping hand to younger kids, you could start your own after school or weekend tutor service. Sometimes parents do not have the time to sit down or even know where to begin helping their kids with homework, but they would be willing to pay someone who can help.
Window washing is one of those chores most people tend to avoid doing. If you are willing to put in a little extra hard work, you could have what it takes to get the job done and earn some extra money. All you need is some glass cleaner and cloths!
Between work and everything else adults need to get done they run out of time to do the little things. Let the adults in your neighborhood know that you are happy to run to the corner store for them for a tip.
If you have noticed a pattern here, adults seem to have a lot to do and not enough time to get it all done. If you are looking to earn some extra cash offer a house cleaning service to your neighbors. There is always vacuuming and dusting that need to be done. Do not forget about the fridges and stoves that can be a pain to clean! If you are willing to do it you could earn some good money cleaning houses.
Take Paid Surveys
Some paid survey websites may require you to be over the age of 18 but, there are plenty that are open to those younger too. With parental permission you could start earning money and gift cards from the comfort and safety of your own home by filling out online surveys and questionnaires.
Almost everyone thinks to mow lawns, but not everyone thinks of maintaining them. Weeding can be annoying and time consuming for adults. Offer to remove weeds and maintain lawns to earn some cash.
Have a Garage Sale
Are your parents always complaining about all the junk in the basement and garage? Offer to help clean out those spaces and if there are items they want to get rid of have a garage sale and keep the cash.
Start Washing Cars
Everyone likes to drive around in a nice clean car, but some people struggle to find the time to go to the car wash. Even automatic car washes can be expensive and have long lines. Ask some of your neighbors if they would be willing to pay to have their cars washed by you. This is a great job during the summertime to make some extra money while being outside in the sunshine. All you will need is a hose, soap and a sponge!
While car washing is more of a traditional job for youth, there is plenty of money that you could earn if you know how to properly clean the inside of a car. Professional cleaners can charge over $100 to detail a car. Not everyone can afford that, but some would be willing to pay you less to do a good job.
Start with your parent’s car. Take some before and after photos and use those to show your neighbors what an awesome job you will do!
We gave you ten different ideas, now it's up to you to put in the work and earn the cash! Good Luck!
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