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Teens are pretty excited for the school year to come to an end and have the whole summer to enjoy themselves, but after a week or so they’re usually bored and they’re hitting up mom and dad for cash to go spend time with their friends.
Wouldn’t it be great for them to have something productive to do that also allows them earn their own money. This list of summer jobs should give your teen some great ideas for filling their free time and their wallet.
1. Become A Work at Home Reservation Agent
If you are at least 16 years old, you have an opportunity to work for Uhaul as a customer service representative. You do need to have a good quality headset and high speed internet in order to apply and do this job. Basic pay starts at $7.50 to $8.50 an hour.
You also get bonuses that can push your hourly pay up to about $14 – $15.
2. Tutor Students Online
If you are at least 15 years old, you can work on Enroll’s website tutoring students online. You don’t need to have any experience. If there is a subject that you know you’re good at, why not make money tutoring people on it. You can work your own hours and specialize in just one or two subjects.
3. Start a business
You are never too young to start a successful business. And it’s not as hard as you may think! It’s a great way to make extra money, save for college and do something productive with their free time. A few ideas might include a lawn care service, pet sitting service or selling products online.
Many people make great money finding deals then reselling items on Ebay or Amazon. If your teen is interested in starting a service-based business, make sure they apply for the proper business licenses through your local county.
4. Start a T-Shirt Business
Teespring offers a great way to make money by creating and selling your own t-shirts. If your teen is creative, this could be a great money-making opportunity. However, make sure that your teen keeps track of expenses so they don’t spend a bunch of money to end up making nothing back.