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Ways for Kids to Make Money

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Kids like to make money to spend. Earning money is a great way to learn responsibility and money management. 

The amount of money kids will make varies based on your location and the difficulty of the job.

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1. Pet Sitter

This is often a great way for young children to make money. Petsitting responsibilities typically include stopping by a neighbor's house to feed an animal a few times per day while the owner's are away. In addition, they can also offer to bring in the newspaper or mail and water any houseplants.

2. Babysitter

Teens and pre-teens can earn money by babysitting younger children for neighbors and friends. The Red Cross offers babysitters classes to prepare 11 to 15 year olds for babysitting. For younger children, a mother's helper job may be appropriate; the parent remains at home during the babysitting job.

3. Lawn Mowing

If your child likes to be outdoors and regularly mows your lawn, this could be a great way for kids to make money. Mowing jobs could be one time while the homeowner is on vacation or for a whole summer if they find someone who can't or doesn't like to mow their own lawn. Be sure to determine if your child will use your mower or the homeowner's mower.

4. Yard Work

There are plenty of activities that homeowners may need assistance with throughout the year. Kids can explore tasks such as snow shoveling, raking leaves, and planting flowers depending on the season.

5. Dog Walker

If your child loves pets, this might be a great activity for both your child and the dog to get some exercise. Make sure that your child feels comfortable with the pet before they take them for a walk the first time.

6. Working Retail

Typically children cannot begin this type of work until they are teens; the laws vary by state. Check with your local ordinances to determine age restrictions and if the child needs a worker's permit.

7. Family Business

You can have your children help with stuffing envelopes, filing papers, and other office work if you own your own business.

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