Teens have many options for making some pocket money

Teens have many options for making some pocket money

There’s never a wrong time to make money by getting a job. In our technologically advanced society, there are dozens of ways for teenagers to make some cash. Whether teenagers have a job or a hustle, no one is excluded from making some money.

A teen that is at least 13 years of age can get a job, with some effort. There are many door-to-door/private work jobs that teens can do with ease. These include babysitting, dog walking, yard work, etc. Teens could even try modeling or acting. Who knows? Some teens may have a hidden talent.

Now, a teen who is 14 years of age or older, some more opportunities naturally start to open up. Teens who are at least 14 years old will be eligible to be hired at most fast food establishments and casual restaurants. Teens can have any job which involves cooking on a grill, bagging, or cashiering. Some basic service jobs are available as well.

As a 15-year-old, teens can now become a lifeguard. Teens can now be a team member at nearly any restaurant or foodservice establishment. Olympic Heights student Ryan Adika shares, “I work as a lifeguard at my community pool on Sunday afternoons. It’s actually a really fun job. If you’re a strong swimmer, you should try it.” 

At 16 and 17 years old, teens who have a driver’s license, are now eligible for certain jobs including being a valet parking attendant or food deliverer. At 18 years old and older, with proper credentials, adults are eligible to get almost any job. 

While the previously mentioned jobs are a great way to make some money, they are not for everyone. Some kids just don’t have the time available to hold down even a part-time job. If this is the case, there are still a number of options. For one, teens could learn how to invest and create an account in the stock market. As teens become familiarized with the stock market, it will become increasingly easier to make money from it. 

If the stock market is not intriguing, teens could look into reselling. This is the process of buying a high-demand item at its market price and selling it for an increased price. This is quite often done with shoes, streetwear, bags, and even trading cards. OH Gavin Goodner explains, “I started reselling shoes in eighth grade. It’s a fun and great way to make money.” 

If teens are looking to make money through a field that is familiar, try selling lightly used items. This includes but is not limited to clothes, electronics, trading cards, merchandise, etc. However, teens should make sure they are doing things that will better their future endeavors. Try collecting items, such as irregular dollars and coins and keep a growing collection going for a while. Eventually, something of value will appear. 

There are many other ways to make money, sometimes it takes some creative thinking to come up with a good teen business idea.