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I can fondly remember growing up, trying to figure out how to make money as a kid.
I tried to sell baseball cards. I would do extra chores around the house.
I even tried to start a club for other kids in the neighborhood to join and charge them a membership fee!
Most of my friends were also interested in making money.
As I’ve gotten older, I realize that many kids today are just like I was then. They are looking to make some extra money.
Luckily, times have changed since I was a kid.
There are many more ways for kids to make money today than there were when I was a kid, mainly thanks to technology.
Therefore, I present 53 ways for kids to make money.
Let’s face it, kids want money so they can buy things, and teaching them the value of working for money is a great lesson for them to learn.
The ideas I list below cover a lot of different areas and are good for all ages, from little kids to teenagers.
I created the list this way so there is something on here for every kid.
I also broke the ideas up so you can easily find the best ideas for your kids to start earning money.
With that said, let’s get started with 53 easy ways to earn money as a kid!
57 Ways For Kids To Make Money
Easy Ways To Make Money As A Kid
#1. Start A Lemonade Stand
This is the classic example when thinking of how to get money as a kid.
It is also one of the first business ideas most kids think of when it comes to making money.
Just buy some packets of lemonade, get a pitcher of water, some plastic cups, a chair, and hang out by the road.
Of course, having a sign also helps as does setting up on a street that has some decent traffic.
You could even add in a food product as well to make some additional money.
Last summer when my wife and I were back in her hometown we went for a walk and came across some kids with a lemonade stand.
They were also selling granola bars and pretzels with a glass of lemonade.
I’ve also seen some kids skip the lemonade and just sell bottles of water.
And if you really want to get inventive, find high traffic areas to boost your visibility and income.
For example, maybe you have a friend who lives on a main road.
Over Memorial Day weekend when there are a lot of yard sales, you could set up a stand and make money from all the shoppers.
So there are multiple tips in one!
#2. Mother’s Helper
If you aren’t old enough to babysit or don’t want to be alone with kids, you can offer to become a mother’s helper.
In this role you can play with kids while the parents are making dinner or doing things around the house.
This is a big help as the parents won’t have to constantly keep an eye on their kid and they can save a little money by not hiring a full-fledged babysitter.
You can get jobs this way through Facebook babysitting groups as well as word of mouth.
I would love if someone advertised this in my neighborhood.
We have 2 little ones and there are weekends when my wife and I are trying to do yard work and other house projects.
Since the kids can’t be left unattended, one of us usually ends up paying more attention to them instead of getting some work done.
Even just a couple of hours would allow us to get a lot more work done.
#3. Help A Neighbor Clean Up Leaves
The bane of many homeowners is leaf collection every fall.
You can help neighbors pick up their leaves, saving them time and headaches.
You could have them collect the leaves in one area and then you could rake and put them into bags.
If you are old enough, you might be able to use a leaf blower to pile them up and then collect them yourself or even use a lawn mower with a bag attachment.
#4. House Sit When On Vacation
If you have neighbors that are going on vacation, you can help them by house sitting their home while they are away.
You can do this by picking up their mail, packages or newspaper or even putting their trash out to be picked up.
Some people might just want you to stop by each day to make sure there aren’t any issues with their house.
If you are old enough you could take this one step further and stay at the house if they don’t live within walking distance.
#5. Water Plants
One of the best ways for younger kids to make money is to water plants.
Go around to houses in your neighborhood and see if they have any plants that need watering.
They may have planted new flowers or a garden that needs watering every night.
After a long day at work, they might not feel like doing it.
If they have indoor plants, you can offer to water them after school, saving your neighbors time.
#6. Walk Pets
Another way for young kids to earn money is to walk your neighbor’s pets.
If your neighbors get home late from work, you could stop in after school or anytime during the summer and let Fido out and take him for a walk.
And don’t think it stops with dog walking.
While you can’t walk a cat or a fish or bird, you can still check in on them, feed them and maybe play with them for a bit.
People see their pets as part of the family so they are willing to pay to make them feel special.
#7. Pet Sitting
If your neighbors are going away and don’t need you to house sit, you could offer to pet sit.
The fee you charge might be less than a kennel and they will be able to stay in their own house and not be stuck in a cage.
Just be sure to feed, water, walk and play with them a few times a day and you should be on your way to making some extra money.
#8. Help A Neighbor Pull Weeds
During spring and summer, helping out with pulling weeds can be a job neighbors are willing to pay for.
It is tough work for adults, especially those with a bad back, to pull weeds and having a young, able bodied kid do the work is something they would consider.
To make the work easier, you can create a homemade weed killer.
The most expensive item will be the sprayer, but you can get a good one on Amazon.
The only other things you need are the ingredients. They include vinegar, dish soap, and salt.
Mix as follows:
- 1 gallon vinegar
- 1 cup salt
- 1 tablespoon dish soap
Once you have your mixture, start spraying!
For best results, spray in the late morning on a sunny day so the sun can help kill the weeds.
Most weeds will start to wilt by late afternoon. Stubborn weeds will need a second spraying.
If you go this route, be sure to tell your neighbors you are using environmentally friendly and pet safe weed killer.
They will be happy to know there is no danger to anyone in their family.
#9. Resell Golf Balls
Another clever way to make money is to resell golf balls.
If you live near a golf course, you can make out like a bandit with this one.
Just spend some time in the woods looking for lost golf balls. Be sure to take a backpack with you so you can carry all the ones you find.
Take them home and throw out any with cuts on the cover or in poor condition.
For the rest, clean them up with some soap and a tooth brush.
Finally, sort through them by brand.
Put the Nike balls together in one bag and the Noodles in another.
Then go try to sell them to golfers at local golf courses or even try to sell them online.
For reference, I buy second-hand balls like this all of the time at Wal-Mart. Golf balls are expensive and this saves me money.
For a 12 pack of balls, I pay close to $25 brand new.
Buying used costs me $10. And some new packs of balls cost $50 or more.
You can easily sell used versions for $20 and make good money.
#10. Trash Can Service
When your neighbors are away, you can help out by taking care of their trash.
You simply take out the trash the night before and put the trash cans back after the garbage man comes by.
You can even do this for people who are not on vacation. I know many people who would pay to have this done.
It is one less thing they have to remember to do every week.
#11. Mail Service
Related to the above is getting the mail.
While you can put a hold on your mail while on vacation, you still have to pick it up at the post office when you return.
In some cases, the post office will deliver all of the accumulated mail, but sometimes they won’t.
This is where you step in.
You can offer to pick up their mail instead of having people place a hold on it.
This is ideal especially on short trips people might take.
Another time you might get interest is around the holidays.
More and more people shop online and risk having their packages stolen by thieves driving around the neighborhood.
You could hold onto the package or put them in your neighbor’s garage or out back so people driving by won’t see the packages on the front porch.
And as with the trash can service, you can offer to pick up the mail on a daily basis too.
One of the best ways for older kids to make money is babysitting.
If you are old enough, responsible and enjoy kids, being a babysitter is a great option for you.
You can have your parents help get your name out there and even use Facebook babysitting groups or sittercity.com to find jobs.
The thing that is nice with babysitting is that you can do it year-round meaning you can always earn money.
And if you don’t have any experience babysitting, you can take a class offered by the Red Cross.
They will teach you everything you need to know. Doing this will only help you land some babysitting gigs.
#13. Wash Cars
Our cars cost us a lot of money and yet we neglect them all too often.
By simply washing them a couple times a month, you can preserve the shine and potentially get more money when you sell or trade in your car.
That is your business pitch when you go around to neighbors asking if they want to have their car washed.
All you need are two buckets, some car wash shampoo and microfiber towels. Here is a great starter kit from Amazon.
Once you get some experience, you can offer more services to increase sales.
Just make sure you take your time and do a great job so you can have repeat customers.
And as you get older, you can even start a mobile car detailing business.
#14. Shovel Driveways/Sidewalks
In the winter, you can make some good money by shoveling your neighbor’s driveway and sidewalk.
You might even want to reach out to local businesses too if they are nearby.
Bonus points if you are old enough to be able to operate a snow blower. This would make the job much easier and faster.
#15. Mow Lawns
If you enjoy being outdoors, you can start a lawn mowing service.
Depending on how your neighborhood is set up, you could use their mowers or use your parents.
In either case, you can earn a decent amount of money for a few hours of work.
And if you really want to make some money, recruit your friends.
You can mow one yard while a friend mow another.
You will get more lawns mowed and you can split the profits.
#16. Paper Route
Yes, people still read the newspaper and these newspapers need to be delivered.
If you enjoy getting up early in the morning, then this is an option for you.
You get assigned a route and go pick up the papers first thing in the morning and deliver them to customers.
In the old days, you would have to collect money too, but this is no longer the case.
Just deliver the newspaper and you are done.
How To Make Money From Home As A Kid
#17. Create Craft Jewelry
If you enjoy making crafts, you can turn this into a way to make a little extra money.
There are many places you can sell crafts, like at local fairs and bazaars, at consignment shops, even to friends at school.
You could also set up an online store with Etsy and make money online there.
An Etsy store takes out the hassle of starting your own website and let’s you start making money right away.
And don’t forget about eBay and Craigslist too.
#18. Window Washer
In addition to helping out around the house mentioned earlier, you could offer to wash windows.
This would be best on first floors since you won’t have to worry about climbing a ladder, but washing the outside of windows is a chore most people overlook.
Bonus points if the house has new windows that tilt in. Then you can clean windows on the upper floors without needing a ladder.
It’s easy to do and looking out a perfectly clean window is a treat!
Just be sure to remember to clean out the sill too. That area tends to get really dirty!
#19. Price Comparison Shopper
I love this idea for how to make money at home as a kid.
Most people are stretched when it comes to free time.
But we still need to buy certain things. This is where you come in.
Become a price comparison shopper.
You have people tell you what they are looking for and then you go find the best price.
You can check out online prices at Amazon and Wal-Mart to start and then go from there.
Once you have the best price, report back to them and collect a small fee.
In addition to this, you may even offer to buy the item for them so they don’t have to order it.
Just add a few dollars to the total as your fee and make sure you let them know what your fee is.
And if you want to make extra money doing this, open up a free account on Rakuten.
You will earn cash back for purchases you make through the shopping portal, earning you even more money.
#20. Do Extra Chores
This is probably one of the easiest ways to earn money as a kid.
Just have a talk with your Mom and Dad about your chores.
Maybe you can work out a deal where you add in some extra chores or do some chores that are above your age that you can get paid for.
This is one thing I did growing up.
I had my set chores that I had to do to earn my allowance.
But then I started doing other things around the house that weren’t expected of me.
As a result of this, I was able to make a few extra dollars each week.
But don’t think this means you can empty the trash cans twice a week instead of once a week and earn more money.
You have to find other chores to do.
For me, this included things like sweeping out the garage and helping to organize it or helping out with laundry.
The bottom line is, there is plenty to do around the house, so you should have no problem finding more chores to do.
#21. Spread Mulch
Another task you can do around the house is to spread mulch.
Most people lay fresh mulch in flower beds and around trees in the spring and fall, so this would be a perfect complement to any lawn mowing or leaf rake service you may offer.
Be sure to not limit yourself to just your house either.
Ask around to see if neighbors need help mulching as well.
#22. Do Yard Work
Taking the above point one step further, you could offer to help out with other yard work as well by picking up twigs, rake cut grass, and more.
The options are almost endless as everyone has some yard work they have been meaning to get to.
They may be willing to pay you just so they can get it done.
#23. Wash Bikes
Just like washing cars for your neighbors, you can wash bikes for your friends and neighbors.
Washing a bike will take you a lot less time than a car, so you could make a good deal of money.
Bonus points if a neighbor of yours is an avid bike rider.
You might be able to talk them into telling their riding buddies about your service.
While they come over to drink a beer with your neighbor, you can wash their bike.
For an added bonus, learn how a bike works and you can offer tune ups as well for a small fee.
It is easy to tune a bike and you can learn how by watching some videos on YouTube.
#24. Home Cook
If you like to cook, you can offer to cook meals for people.
I know there are times when I come home from work and the last thing I want to do is cook dinner.
While I do sometimes spend a Sunday cooking for the week, it would be nice to have some fresh meals and not have to do the cooking.
To get started, figure out what recipes you can easily make and put them on your menu of options.
Then find customers who want a good, home cooked meal.
#25. Digitize Photos
A smart way for how to make money fast as a kid is by digitizing photos.
Many adults have old photos lying around the house or in photo albums.
For many, these photos are their only copy and if they would lose them, it would be heartbreaking.
You can help out by turning these photos into digital prints.
All you need is a computer and a printer that scans. Thanks to technology, you can get a good scanner for a lot less than you might think.
Once you scan the photos, save them on a thumb drive and return them to your customer.
As an added bonus, you could work out a package deal to create some photobooks mentioned earlier too.
While this job will take you some time, you can charge a premium price and earn money fast as a result.
#26. Create An App
Have an idea for a new app? It is easier than ever to create an app and get it onto iTunes or Google Play.
Just take your time learning the ropes and submit it.
When you start out, don’t focus on making a lot of money in terms of success or failure. Just try to get it into these stores.
If you can do that, you can potentially outsource your knowledge and charge others who want to create an app.
#27. Hold A Garage Sale
Go through your house and gather up all the toys you no longer play with, the clothes you don’t wear, and the books you no longer read.
Then with your parents helps, find more things throughout the house that no one uses and hold a garage sale.
The key to holding a successful yard sale is to advertise it in the right places.
Make sure you take note of where you see others list their yard sale and put your ad there too.
You can even make money selling your neighbors things too.
Just go door to door asking if they have things they want to sell.
Many people have unwanted items to get rid of, but don’t have the time to hold a yard sale.
You will sell it for them at your yard sale for a small fee.
You could take a flat fee off the top or take a percentage of each item sold.
Just make sure you are organized and keep good records so everyone gets the right amount.
How To Make Money As A Kid Online
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On this site you can do the same things and earn points for cash or gift cards.
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#30. Create Photobooks
If you are digitally inclined, a great way to earn some money is to create photobooks for people.
We all take tons of digital pictures and then they just sit on our phones or computers.
You can offer to take some of the photos and put together a photobook for people.
I would suggest you make a couple for yourself first or even offer a few free ones to a couple people just to get good at it and get some good word of mouth going.
#31. Set Up Social Media Accounts For Others
Most kids know more about social media than the average adult.
As a result, you can easily help them set up new accounts and give them a few lessons on how to use social media for a small fee.
After a few clients, you might even have a list of common questions and issues most people face and can create a guide for them to refer to.
By giving them this guide, you look more professional and they might be more inclined to refer you to their friends.
#32. Test Websites
Have you heard of UserTesting?
It’s a website that website owners use to get feedback on their sites.
They will create a job on the site asking for testers to give feedback about their website or ask a tester to perform a search on their site.
You as the tester will screen record your experience and give feedback both aloud and written.
The process takes around 10 minutes and you earn $10 per test.
#33. Fiverr Gigs
Are you familiar with the site Fiverr? It’s a great place to earn money for doing various tasks.
In fact, many of the computer and photo editing ideas I list here you can do on Fiverr.
The reason you would want to use Fiverr is because you can get exposure to a lot more people than just in your neighborhood.
To start, figure out what you enjoy doing and do the best. Then research it on Fiverr. See what others are offering and for what price.
In the beginning you may need to offer more to get your rating up, but focus on doing the best job and you will get more and more gigs.
#34. Start Your Own YouTube Channel
You can make some serious money on YouTube.
All you need is to create some informative or funny videos and upload them online.
As your YouTube videos are viewed, you will earn a small income from the ads that play at the beginning.
And as more and more people watch your videos, you will earn even more money.
But don’t think this is going to happen overnight. It will take some time to build a following.
But if you are patient and upload quality videos, viewers will come.
Below is a good video showing some strategies to try out.
#35. Sell Online
If you have a bunch of clothing, toys or games you no longer use, you can sell them online on sites like Craigslist or eBay.
You will need some help from your parents to get the account set up and even handle shipping.
Of course, you will also need their help when meeting the buyer when it comes to Craigslist, but for the most part, you can do this on your own.
The smarter choice though is eBay because it is so easy to get set up and running.
You can even check out this detailed guide to learn from others success selling on eBay as well as what sells and what doesn’t.
Another option if you have video games, DVDs or old electronics sitting around the house, you can sell them on Decluttr.
They are one of the best options for making the most money on your old video games and DVDs.
You can click here to get started.
#36. Sell Online For Others
After you sell your stuff, you might be able to help others clean out their homes.
Offer to sell their things for a small fee.
Again, if you focus on video games, DVDs and old cell phones, you can make a good amount of money with Decluttr.
But don’t overlook other things you could sell on eBay or Craigslist too.
#37. Sell Old Clothes
Here is a way to make easy money.
Do you have old clothes in good condition?
To really increase your profits, find others who have old clothes as well and sell their clothes.
You can sell online with Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.
Or you can find a consignment shop in your area and sell the clothing there.
#38. Resell Things
Related to the point above, maybe you have an interest in a certain area and know the value of things.
If you do, you can go around to yard sales in your area and find valuable items at a discount.
You can then buy them and then resell them online for a profit.
For me, I’ve done this with video games.
I know which older games are valuable and when I find them at yard sales in good condition and at the right price, I buy them and then sell them online for a profit.
Even if you don’t have a strong knowledge of what is valuable in your field of interest, you can spend some time online and figure it out.
Just search for items and include the words “rare” or “valuable” in your search to find some examples.
For example, if you were interested in video games, you would search for ‘rare video games’ or ‘valuable video games’.
You can also search around on eBay to see what is selling for a high price.
To do this, just search completed items to see what really sells.
You can also search for items and include “rare” in your search to find some that you might otherwise miss.
Another option related to this is to find items on clearance at local stores and sell them on Amazon for a big profit.
If you can find the right items, you can easily make 50% on your money. I was making close to $500 a month doing this.
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Clever Ways For Kids To Earn Money
#39. Recycle Aluminum Cans
This was another way I was able to earn money as a kid.
We would buy soda in cans and then I would rinse out the cans, crush them, and throw them in a separate trash can.
Once I filled the trash can we would head to the scrap yard for me to sell them.
At the time I was making $0.50 a pound and would walk away with around $50.
At first things were slow.
But then I was able to get the people at my Mom’s small office to separate their cans and I recycled them as well.
This helped me to make even more money.
Understand the price of aluminum changes, so you may earn more or less.
Also, make sure you rinse out the soda cans.
In the summer, bees are attracted to the sugar and you don’t want to risk getting stung!
Lastly, buy this neat little gadget.
It helped save me a ton of time crushing the cans. I made sure to screw it to a board and off I went crushing cans!
#40. Run Errands
Another great way to make money as a kid is to run errands for people.
Whether it is a quick run to the post office to mail a package, a trip to the grocery store for milk, or even to the dry cleaners, there are many errands you can run for people.
To get started, make flyers and leave them with your neighbors to help get the word out.
#41. Recycle Copper Wire
This is something I do for extra money and there is no reason why you can’t do it either.
There are scrap yards that collect copper wire and pay you a couple dollars per pound.
To get started, just go around your house and find wires that aren’t being used. This includes old HDMI cables, USB cables, coaxial cables, etc.
You can even use a pair of pliers to snip off the power cord of broken items your parents might be throwing away.
Once you have collected everything at the house, start going around the neighborhood asking for unneeded cables.
Be sure to bring pliers for anything they are throwing out that have a power cord so you can cut it off.
Once you have a nice assortment, have one of your parents drive you to a local scrap yard and sell your copper and wires for profit.
#42. Bake Sale
Do you enjoy baking?
If so, then you can hold a bake sale.
You can make various treats and go door-to-door in your neighborhood selling them.
Once you find out your best sellers, focus on these and expand.
Maybe one of your siblings plays soccer. If so, go along with your treats and sell to the other parents.
If your treats are good enough, soon people will be seeking you out.
#43. Holiday Decorator
Decorating for the holidays, whether it is Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving or any other holiday take time.
As a result, this is one of the easy ways for kids to earn money.
If you are helpful during one decorating session, chances are the person will hire you to help again the next holiday.
Make some flyers and spread them throughout your neighborhood letting people know you are willing and able to help them decorate for the holidays.
#44. Help With Christmas Trees
This gig won’t earn you income all year, but you can make a lot of extra cash around the holidays.
And there are many services you can offer too.
If your neighbors buy a real tree, you can help with delivery or getting it inside the home.
Or you can help with set up or even removal at the end of the holiday season.
Another idea is to offer to water the tree on a regular basis.
If they have an artificial tree, you can help to set it up or take it down and store it for them.
With the holidays being so busy for most people, any help would be appreciated.
#45. Sell At Flea Markets
This one piggybacks off the idea of holding yard sales earlier.
You could set up a table at a flea market to sell things to a larger audience.
While having a table will cost you a small fee, it could easily be offset by more people that will see what you are selling.
If you are selling random items, having a stand in the summer is a good bet.
But if you are selling seasonal items, then having a table around the holiday’s makes the most sense.
You could even sell your crafts or dog treats here too.
#46. Sell At A Farmer’s Market
Do you grow your own food and herbs in a garden?
You could sell them at a farmers market.
Or maybe you sell plants?
A farmer’s market is a great place to make money selling these things.
You might even consider partnering with a local farmer and selling their produce for them and taking a small fee.
#47. Tile Grout Cleaner
This job is one that no one wants to do.
As a result, if you want to do it, you will have a monopoly on the market.
Cleaning tile grout takes a lot of work and is time consuming, but you can earn a decent income from doing this.
And you don’t need to handle dangerous chemicals either.
All you need is a toothbrush and some white vinegar, baking soda and warm water.
You might also want to bring your headphones and music to help you pass the time too!
#48. Teach Others Computer Programs
Many adults aren’t great with computers.
Even if you don’t know how to use a computer program, odds are you could probably learn faster than most adults.
So find people who need help learning new programs and offer to teach them.
There is no telling when you might need to use the same program in the future.
Or even better, you might realize there is a smarter way to do something and create your own computer program.
#49. Make Dog Treats
People love their pets, especially their dogs.
Jump online and find a few dog treat recipes that you can easily make.
I suggest you try 2 or 3 and then ask friends or neighbors if you can give their dog a treat.
If the dog likes it, you know you are on to something.
Make more and start selling them around your neighborhood. You should head to the park too on a nice day and try to sell there as well.
Finally, if there are any pet stores near you, ask if you can sell your treats by the front register.
#50. Give Music Lessons
If you play an instrument well, you can offer to teach others how to play.
This is one of the best ways to earn money as a kid because music lessons can be expensive.
By offering a low rate, kids can try out an instrument without committing a lot of money or time into learning it.
Not only will this help them to better understand what instrument they want to play, it also saves the parents money too.
#51. Teach About Electronics
A great way to earn extra cash is to teach others how to use their electronic gadgets.
Being tech savvy can allow you to help adults set up new DVD players, tablets, smart phones, and more.
The list is really endless.
All you have to do other than helping out is to get your name out there so you can really make some extra money.
If you are good at math or reading, you might be able to tutor other kids for a small fee.
You most likely know who in class isn’t as strong in a subject as you are, so you can approach them and offer to tutor them for a small fee.
You could also have your parents reach out to their parents and mention how you would like to tutor their kid for a small fee.
Since tutoring lessons can be costly, hiring you for the short term could be just want parents are looking for.
#53. Swim Lessons
Going to a swimming school for lessons can be costly for a family.
To save money, they might want to find someone who can teach their kids to swim.
This is where you come in.
If you are a strong swimmer and enjoy kids, you could offer swim lessons.
Most lessons only last about 30 minutes so you could teach a few lessons a day and still have most of your day to do other things.
In our neighborhood, teenagers charge $30 for a half hour swim lesson. That is $60 an hour!
Just be sure to be accredited for CPR.
#54. Birthday Party Helper
Parents throw big birthday parties for their kids.
Many times it is stressful trying to plan the logistics and set everything up.
You can help out in a couple ways.
First, you could offer to help set up.
While the parents do the bigger jobs, you could set the tables or do a little last minute clean up.
Another option is to offer to watch their kids while they do the set up. Not having to worry about their kids will make the set up go a lot smoother.
Are there any children in your neighborhood?
Over the summer months, you could offer to watch the kids during the day.
This would save the parents a ton of money on day care for the couple of months their kids are off from school.
This is especially true since most day care centers require full payment even if the child is away for a week while on vacation.
#56. Help Seniors
Another way to make money as a kid is to help out seniors.
You can simply check in on the elderly a couple days a week for a neighbor or you could commit more time with them and play games or keep them company.
You might even be able to do chores for them while you are there.
Anything you can do to help out would be appreciated.
#57. Be A Personal Assistant
There are a lot of self-employed people these days and there is always more work than they can handle.
You can help out by becoming an assistant.
The type of work you will do is endless.
You might mail letters. You might help out with online activities.
It really comes down to the profession of the self-employed person.
In fact, they may even want you to help out running errands or doing things around the house so they can focus more time on their work.
How To Grow Your Money Effortlessly
By learning to work for money, kids learn the value of money.
But there is one more lesson you can teach them. This lesson is how to earn money without having to work at all.
This is done by understanding the power of compound interest.
With compound interest, the money you save earns interest and grows in value.
This is a critical personal finance skill that the earlier you learn, the more powerful it becomes.
By learning the importance of saving some of their earnings, they can get ahead financially and make money less stressful.
Where is the best place to make the most money on your savings?
I like CIT Bank.
It’s an online saving account that typically pays a higher interest rate than your local bank.
You can click here to open your savings account today.
There were 51 easy ways for kids to make money fast.
As I mentioned at the start, there are jobs listed here for both younger children and older children.
Odds are there are a handful of ideas in this list that you can start using today.
So what are you waiting for?
Run through the list again and mark off the ideas that sound most interesting to you and get started!
The sooner you take the first step, the sooner you can start making money as a kid.
Just remember to not spend everything you earn.
Make it a habit to save a portion of anything you make.
You will build a nice savings cushion and learn the power compound interest has on growing your wealth!