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Here are 10 jobs for 14 year olds to make some extra money in their spare time:
1) Wash Windows
A bucket of warm water with a little vinegar in it and a squeegee is all it takes to make money washing windows.
Who has the time any more to wash windows? I know I don’t!
That’s why I happily pay my teens to do the dirty work!
You can charge by the window, for example $5 dollars per window, or by the hour. The money adds up quickly. Try putting up a local flyer in the grocery store, library, etc.
2) Clean Out the Attic or Basement
Isn’t it amazing how much stuff you can accumulate? Most homes are stuffed to the roof tops with junk!
Teens can haul in the cash by cleaning out other people’s junk. And some of it can be recycled for even more cash.
Remember, a cluttered home is a cluttered mind!
3) Mow the Lawn or shovel the drive-way
This may seem obvious – but I’m always AMAZED at how many dads I see mowing their lawns… or shoveling the sidewalk – instead of Johnny Junior!
Besides being great exercise, mowing the lawn or shoveling the walk is good money and good exercise for an ambitious 14 year old.
4) Odd Painting Jobs
Got walls? This is WELL worth paying for!
Many homeowners have a room in their house they’d like to spruce up with a fresh coat of paint. But they don’t have the time or huge outlay of cash to pay a professional painter. But they can afford to pay a teen $50 to $75 dollars for a good job.
And if you’re willing to paint ceilings, you can make even more. Just make sure you have plenty of drop cloths to cover the floor in case of drips.
5) Pool Guy
If you have a pool or jacuzzi, you KNOW that it takes WORK to keep it clean. You can set up weekly or monthly pool cleanings with neighbors. Target a neighborhood with 3 to 4 pools so you can save time and gas by doing at the same time.
6) Brush Clearing
My mother-in-law is always on the look out for strong, reliable teens who want to earn extra money clearing away brush and debris.
Matthew, my 12 year old, just made $20 bucks for a few hours work!
7) Garden Tilling
Every spring and fall, I hire my son Tony to till the vegetable garden. It’s an easy way to earn extra money at home or even around the neighborhood.
This is not only a great way to earn extra money, but an invaluable and useful skill to learn. That is – if you’re feeling brave with the bills!
9) Landscaping projects or Plant Doctor
Do you have sort of a green thumb? Are you reliable?
Both business owners and home owners need someone to water their indoor plants regularly or when they go on vacation. This is an easy, fun way to make some extra cash.
Or if you have a strong back, you could break out the shovels and beautify yards with a tea rose garden, raised flower bed, or small gold fish pond!
Do you have an artistic or talented teen? Encourage her to advertise her talents and draw, photograph, or sketch portraits to earn extra money at home.
I know of an 18 year old girl who colors horse portraits for extra cash.
Or you could make you own design and sell t-shirts, mugs, etc. on CafePress.
There are many jobs for 14 year olds to make money – you just have to be willing and motivated. And do a little brainstorming!
write by Toma Banner