Younger Teens Have Lots of Money-Making Options


Ana writes:
I am about 14 and a half years old and I live in a big city.
I am trying to find a summer job like waitressing but I am not finding any
luck for a job that I am eligible for at my age. I feel that I would be a very
good waitress because I am very good with people. Please help me find
something and if you have any information at all please email me back.



The Career Doctor responds:
In some ways you may be lucky not to be old enough to work as a
waitress because so many summer jobs that in the past have been
filled by teenagers are being filled by all the displaced workers from
this so-far jobless economic recovery. Rarely have experts seen an
economy that appears to be picking up steam while jobs remain steady –
or even decrease.
So what can younger teens who want to earn some money over the
summer do if they can’t work because of state labor laws? Well you
could fall back on something like babysitting but especially because
you live in a city I suggest that perhaps you form a club or group with
some of your friends from school and start your own business.
There are lots of business ideas for teens wanting to make money this
summer. You can start a:

  • House/apartment-cleaning service
  • Errand service
  • Pet-sitting service
  • Catering business
  • Tutoring service
  • Car-detailing business

And for those teens outside the city a lawn-care or house-painting
business are other options.
Remember to consult with an adult before you start any business –
and be prepared for some people who will try and take advantage of your age.
Read lots more advice in my article published on Quintessential Careers
Job Ideas for
Teems 15 and Younger: Beyond Babysitting
.

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Ana writes:
I am about 14 and a half years old and I live in a big city.
I am trying to find a summer job like waitressing but I am not finding any
luck for a job that I am eligible for at my age. I feel that I would be a very
good waitress because I am very good with people. Please help me find
something and if you have any information at all please email me back.



The Career Doctor responds:
In some ways you may be lucky not to be old enough to work as a
waitress because so many summer jobs that in the past have been
filled by teenagers are being filled by all the displaced workers from
this so-far jobless economic recovery. Rarely have experts seen an
economy that appears to be picking up steam while jobs remain steady –
or even decrease.
So what can younger teens who want to earn some money over the
summer do if they can’t work because of state labor laws? Well you
could fall back on something like babysitting but especially because
you live in a city I suggest that perhaps you form a club or group with
some of your friends from school and start your own business.
There are lots of business ideas for teens wanting to make money this
summer. You can start a:

  • House/apartment-cleaning service
  • Errand service
  • Pet-sitting service
  • Catering business
  • Tutoring service
  • Car-detailing business

And for those teens outside the city a lawn-care or house-painting
business are other options.
Remember to consult with an adult before you start any business –
and be prepared for some people who will try and take advantage of your age.
Read lots more advice in my article published on Quintessential Careers
Job Ideas for
Teems 15 and Younger: Beyond Babysitting
.


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