Is McDonald’s and Burger King the only teen jobs around? Not by a long shot. If you want to average more than $10 dollars an hour, choose your own hours, and have some fun besides… then read on!
Here are 5 unique teen jobs to make money:
1) Article Writing
Do you know how many websites there are? Millions! The internet is definitely the business way of the future. One of the best (and cheapest) ways for website owners to drive more customers to their websites for Free is to write and submit articles.
But business owners are busy people and may not have the time or desire to write articles. That’s where you come in! You can offer to write articles (about 400-500 words) for small website owners. Usually you can get paid $10-20 dollars per article.
Some of the article directories I’ve had the most success with is:
EzineArticles (of course!)
Can you guess the best part about writing articles for cash? You can do it from anywhere, any time. No more ugly uniforms or stinky shifts.
2)Taking Online Surveys
You won’t make millions filling out surveys but it is an easy way to make some quick cash. Companies will pay you to fill out brief surveys or try their products.
They want to pick your brain on what you like and what you don’t like!
One of the best and fastest growing paid survey sites is Cash Crate. It doesn’t cost a dime to sign up and you can start making money right away. But here’s a warning: Set up a separate email account because you’ll start getting an avalanche of spam.
3) Cleaning Up After People’s Pets
You’ve probably heard about pet sitting or walking dogs, right? Well, this is a new twist.
I own a condominium complex and I hire a local teen to pick up doggie do once a week. It takes less than an hour for $15. It may not be the most glamourous job, but a pooper scooper makes it easy to do, and you never run out of work!
This service is especially handy in colder climates. As the snow melts, there’s lots of business opportunities!
4) Washing, Waxing, or Car Detailing People’s Cars in Their Driveway or at Work
I don’t know how it happened…
But my cat accidentally got locked in the van overnight. I can’t tell you how horrible the smell is! I would pay big money for someone else to clean up the mess.
This is a great way for high school teens or college students to make money. You could even advertise with local businesses and shine up their cars in the parking lot while they work.
5) Sell Hand-Made Items on Etsy
This is my favorite way for teens to make money. And I just recently heard about it!
It reminds me of how eBay works, but it’s for hand-made items. So if you have a knack for making anything… from furniture to baked goods to dog collars – then you can sell them on this site.
They have over a million visitors looking to buy. It’s free to join but it costs.30 cents to list items and a 3.5% sales tax on sold items.