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7 Ways Kids Earn Money


Kids of all ages like to find ways to earn money. If they would like to earn some additional money, there are lots of great jobs for kids that can help them learn about money management.

1. 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.

2. Pet Sitter

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

3. Lawn Mowing

If your child likes to be outdoors and regularly mows your lawn, this could be a good way 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.

4. Yard Work

In addition to mowing the lawn in the summer, 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 to earn money.

5. Dog Walker

If your child loves pets, dogwalkin is a great way for kids to make money. Make sure that your child feels comfortable with the pet before they take them for a walk the first time.

6. Paper Route

The perfect way to make money for early risers is delivering the morning paper. Consider a weekly paper if a daily paper would be too time consuming.

7. 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.

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