It’s sad when we read ample of articles or news about child labor or anything unusual happening to a child.
We, in India think that it’s our parents duty to provide us with the basics which is right to some extend.
When we read and see how the western culture works, then we understand that it’s not that bad to be able to work and be productive.
During summer holidays or on the ways you feel like you can do something then that’s the day when you actually can.
Earning extra money can be tricky at children’s age but at the same time it’s beneficial for them to learn how to earn and be responsible for it.
Preteens or kids or twelve or above can easily make cash through these ideas given below-
1. Motherly Task
You can work for your mother and earn some extra cash. Day and night our mother works tirelessly without asking for any favour. But we as their children can go and help her a bit. Either you can help her with household chores or you can baby sit your siblings. This way she will be happy and might give you gifts or money in return.
2. Help Senior Citizens
You can help your grandparents or any senior citizen for that matter. Its good to help seniors with their work as in their age they feel weak so you can help them and god knows they would give you money in return.
3. Vocational Work
Teens can only work when they have holidays and they come in summers when the temperature is hot and humid. So in order to relax you can open a stand for lemonade or any drink kids prefer these days. People would love to drink it.
People these days love to have their lawns at homes and to keep them beautiful, one need to work hard on that. So kids, you can earn money by providing people help with their lawns or yards. You can help them to make it more beautiful. You can put tomato seeds or any flower seeds and water those daily. This way, you will be closer to nature and will money as well.
5. Pet care
If you are an animal lover then you can earn extra cash by taking people’s pets to walk. Dogs and cats love to be pampered but with busy schedules of people, they find it hard to take out time and pamper them. At that time, you can take them to walk and have money in return.
6. Pet Feeders
Other than taking them to walk, you can always pet sit them. It means all you have to be present at the time of their eating. Or in the case of refreshing the cat’s water or feeding the fish. Because pet sitting is usually a short term commitment, it can be a way for preteens to make money without feeling as though they have given up their entire summer.
7. Delivery Staff
The perfect job for teens is delivering the morning paper. Everyone reads newspaper in the morning and you can deliver it for them. Infact with working in a newspaper company, with hook or crook you will be in touch with current affairs or even want to read newspaper yourselves. Its good to increase your knowledge by any means.
8. Family Business
People with family business can also take their children to work. That means if you, kid has a family business work then you can go with your mom or dad to office and learn how work is done. This way you will be ready to take over business at the right time. And you will gain knowledge and can earn extra cash.
9. Part Time Work at Departmental Stores
You must have seen English drama series where teens are seen working in some departmental stores or book stores. Same way you teens in India can work and earn money.
10. Workers at Grocery Stores
Grocery stores are always looking for teenagers to serve as baggers which helps them to a great extend. So if you need money then you can work there and those places are always safe as well.
11. Car Washing
You can even become a car washer. Everyone these days own a car at least and with dust all around, cars get dirt on them so you can become a washer and earn money through it.
House cleaning is something that any teen can do. People are busy with their work and they find it difficult to cop up with things. So as a teen, you can always clean homes and gather additional clients by doing a superb job.
13. Gadget Operators
Kids of today’s generation are well aware of gadgets than the rest of us. Each teen today carries a smart phone with a good camera quality. So in case you have a phone and you love to take pictures then you can combine that combo and be a photographer.
14. Magazine Writers
Plenty of markets offer opportunities for teens to sell their articles online or to magazines. If you love to write and you think you have a potential to reach out to mass then you should consider this as a money making trick.
15. Work as Tutors
You can even tutor children younger to you. This way you can earn and it help you to revise your previous work. You can help peers, younger children to learn language that you know other than your mother tongue.
I hope these few ideas helped you in knowing what and how you can earn extra cash while you are away from school. This is good that in this age as a teen you have a sense of earning your own money even if the amount that you are earning is little. This shows how responsive you are to world’s challenges and in a way ready to do something creative.