Ten Ways 12, 13, or 14-Year-Old Middle School Kids Can Earn Money

Ten Ways Kids and Teens Can Earn Money
Ten Ways Kids and Teens Can Earn Money

Kids Need Money, Too! Simple Ways Kids Can Earn Money

For all of the awesome kids out there who have a little extra spare time and an entrepreneurial mind that seems to never rest, these achievable money-making ideas can help them to not only earn some extra hard earned cash for that epic bowling alley birthday party or glamorous night out to the movie theater, but help them broaden their young minds for the bright future ahead.

Kids who learn to be independent and resourceful early in life apply those skills later (in school, in the current and future work world, and for the purpose of paying bills and utilities). Who doesn't want their child to be successful?

There are so many unique ways for kids to earn money that this list can't cover them all: a broad and open mind will help smart kids brainstorm dozens more ideas and pursue their dreams.

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How Can a Kid Earn Money?
How Can a Kid Earn Money?

Idea #1: Rent Your Stuff Out!

Do you have a pair of jeans your friends love? Or maybe an awesome video game, toy, piece of sports equipment, or even jewelry? You can offer to rent it out to your friends!

Charge them a fair amount that they can afford. If you were to rent out ten items for $1 a day, you would have $10. After a month, that's $300!

You could have your first car, the latest iPhone, a new computer, or even save for your senior trip this way!

Idea #2: Kids Can Make and Sell Jewelry for Money

This one might be reserved for the girls, but jewelry is a very popular item and has been for thousands of years. Now, cheap jewelry is widely available, making unique pieces popular and sought-after.

This opens a wide market for those who love to create jewelry. Teens and pre-teens can make necklaces, hair jewelry, bracelets, chokers, cuffs, earrings, rings, belly rings, anklets, and toe rings from hundreds of different materials. Many hobby shops have these materials, and the tools can be relatively inexpensive.

Items can be sold to friends, family, classmates, teachers, teammates, and much more. (For selling in public places, parental supervision is recommended.)

Creative Ways Kids Can Earn Cash
Creative Ways Kids Can Earn Cash

Idea #3: Kids and Teens Can Edit Photos to Earn Money

Kids these days have the advantage of knowing how to use certain tools on the computer that adults don't have the time or knowhow to use. For example, there are many different photo editing programs available, and many teens, preteens, and even younger children are widely using them. Kids can edit photos for friends and family members to earn quick cash.

One of the best ways to let people know about photo editing talent is to print or save samples and show them to friends and family in person or through social networks. You could help friends and family with their profile photos, too. This skill could be extremely popular and lucrative around the holidays, when people are preparing their annual holiday cards with photos.

With all of the special events that go on in our daily lives, there are so many different opportunities for children and teens to try their their hands at photo editing!

Idea #4: Teens Can Use Photography to Earn Money

In addition to the above method, photography in itself is a profitable venture for any kid that has access to a camera. Photography can earn money for kids in different ways, such as those listed below:

  • Kids and teens can be hired by friends or family to photograph special events such as weddings, birthday parties, and graduations.
  • If a kid or teen is in contact with business owners, they could be paid to take interesting photos of new products so the business owner can place them on a website.
  • If the child or teen loves animals, they can start their own pet photography business by offering friends and family photo shoots of their pets.
  • If you capture a great shot at a sports event, a party, or a function, contact the person in the photo to see if they're interested in buying a copy.

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Entrepreneurship and Capitalism 101 for Kids

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Idea #5: Kids and Teens Can Start a Treat Business

If the kid loves to cook and bake, a baked goods business could be a good idea. He or she can mix up delicious cookies, cakes, brownies, and other treats for friends and family. If his or her cooking skills are advanced, they could even offer a catering service for special events.

  • Homemade, made-to-order, personalized birthday cakes
  • Appetizers for a party
  • Tins of homemade Christmas cookies
  • Baskets of decorated eggs for Easter

Everyone loves food, and what is better than having great food at a party or event? Food that the host does not have to prepare! This is a great opportunity for children to learn how to capitalize on their skills and interests.

Idea #6: Children and Teens Can Sell Unwanted Clothes, Toys, and Other Items

With the parents' permission, children and teens can sell unwanted items. This will usually require parental supervision and guidance. While this may not be a business opportunity for young children, it's a great way for a teenager to earn quick cash.

If you discover that you're really good at this, you could go around collecting unwanted items from people in the neighborhood and sell them at a garage sale (or online at Ebay). You could also charge a fee to help friends, family, or neighbors organize their own garage sales.

Kids Can Pet-Sit for Money
Kids Can Pet-Sit for Money

Idea #7: Teens and Kids Can Pet-Sit for Cash

For the child or teen who loves pets, pet-sitting can be very profitable.

Most pet-sitting is suitable job for older children. Many people work and don't have the time to give their pets the time and attention they want. Some pets don't have to be watched overnight: they may simply require feeding, watering, and walking a few times per day. But when people go on vacation or extended leaves and cannot take their pets, the pets will need care. Although many pet-sitting jobs require that the sitter come to the home of the pet(s), if this is not an option, pet-sitting can also be done in the sitter's home instead.

  • Walk dogs
  • Bathe dogs
  • Feed, clean, or play with pets whose owners are out of town

This is a great idea for children who can pet-sit in the neighborhood, or for teens who have access to transportation.

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Creative Ways to Earn Money for Kids
Creative Ways to Earn Money for Kids

Idea #8: Teens Make Money by Buying and Selling Items

If a teen or child is a thrifty shopper, this might just be the job for him or her. This gig requires a passion for shopping, the ability to know which things people will want to buy, and the ability to find steals and deals. The items can be found in several thrifty places such as:

  • Yard and garages sales
  • Small thrift shops and consignment stores
  • Large used item stores (such as Goodwill)
  • Giveaways from friends and family

For example, an ideal item would be a dress that is very pretty and in good condition, bought for $1 and then resold for a bit higher. The child or teen can also lightly wear the items while waiting for them to sell as a marketing tactic. Trendy, unique clothes always sell well! Everyone needs clothing!

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Idea #9: Kids Can Refurbish and Recycle Items to Make and Sell Handicrafts

For kids who are extremely innovative, artsy, and creative, these projects will not only help them earn a little money but they will offer a constructive activity for their free time. For teens and children who are just getting started, the ideas are endless. Here are just a few ideas to spur creativity:

  • Gourds can be used to make birdhouses. Once the entrance is opened, the gourd can be painted, adorned with flowers, and embellished with nest-making materials and a mini bird feeder strung to the exterior.
  • Old tables can be sanded, refinished, and have the bottom converted into a storage area or even a dog or cat kennel.
  • Bottle caps and pop tops are all over the place, and can be washed and painted or used as-is to create interesting items, from jewelry and bookmarks to unique 3D artwork and sculptures.
  • Foil pouches from juice containers and food wrappers are commonly used to make purses, wallets, and other items, as they've become quite the fashion statement in today's "Go Green!" world. This is not only good for the environment, but a great way to earn money by going green and encouraging reuse and recycling.

Idea #10: Teens Can Earn Money Washing Cars

Cars need to be washed all the time, and many people do not like the low-quality automated car wash establishments that we have today. Hand washing is the best way to ensure a vehicle is clean, but many car owners just don't have the time to do it. Washing cars for family members, neighbors, and friends is a great way to earn cash while having fun! Offer to wax the car and vacuum out the interior, too!

Kids Can Wash Cars for Cash
Kids Can Wash Cars for Cash

Idea #11: Chores for Children

Of course, many children earn money through allowances, that is, they do chores around the house for a set amount of money. Many parents pay their kids allowances, while others believe that unpaid chores are a way to prepare the child for a life of work.

Should a child's parents pay for chores it would be a good idea for the kid to actually do them, and for the child to have a routine method for saving those earnings so that they add up.

Really big things (like cleaning out the refrigerator or organizing the garage) may be one-time jobs you might do for a set fee, but smaller things might be performed on a weekly basis. An allowance can be paid for the following activities:

Chore Ideas

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Cleaning Bedroom
Washing Clothes
Tending Pets
Washing Dishes
Washing the Car
Making Dinner
Washing Windows
Mowing the Lawn
Watering Plants
Helping Sibling with Homework
Getting Good Grades
Painting Fences
Organizing Books/Movies
Cleaning the Bathroom
Washing Counters
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collegedad 3 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

This is so fitting. Yesterday my daughter came down to my office and asked what she could do to make money. I pointed to her chore list! LOL Enjoyed the hub. Share and up!

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Hahaha hey if you're going to dish out some money to them, at least have them clean while you relax right??? Hahaha maybe she'll find a bit of inspiration on here ;)

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lolaestrella 3 years ago from Denver, CO

I love this hub! I think it's cool. Especially method 8, I'm not a teenager anymore, but I can apply that into my not-so-teenager life. Nice post!~

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Thank you Lola, I've actually done this and it can be very successful; and fun! I wound up giving away several dresses to two preteen girls, I just never pursued the resale; I snagged 20 dresses for 20 bucks!

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lolaestrella 3 years ago from Denver, CO

Tell me about it! I love going for bargain hunting and I am in love with Goodwill stores. I am impressed with the 20 for $20! We should be a team. LOL!

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Hahaha Come on down!!! We'll compete ;) Yeah I loveeee bargain shopping too; it's like a game of sorts! Then you can turn around, take everything home.... and impress the friends. And who knows, that $100 spent on stuff that you wound up stashing might just bring $10,000 later! Especially if you snag antiques and designer clothing! For example: my mother hit an excellent achievement. She found a lightly used Prada bag for $3. How about that?

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lolaestrella 3 years ago from Denver, CO

Apparently, I'm going to bypass Tennessee next weekend to Alabama. If only I can meet you and we'll have a game on! Just kidding!

Wow! Did your mom really found a PRADA? I could go gaga if I could find one! She's really lucky!

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Exactly! Gets crazy sometimes! If you're going through the area, definitely stop in in some places! There's some interesting places out here; especially Ethridge, TN!!!! An old Amish community :)

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Ingenira 3 years ago

Excellent list of ideas ! I will show this to my son. :)

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Thanks Ingenira! How old is he? There's a ton more things out there he could easily do with a bit of creativity :) It takes a wonderful mother to encourage entrepreneurship in a kid!

Natalie 3 years ago

I am a teen and my parents can't afford to pay me and my family I never see them so what can I do to get paid

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Natalie, you should take some of your passions, and turn them into a profit. Does that make sense? If you love to craft/sew, sell your creations. If you love to cook, bake and sell treats. Or you could become a caterer for friends and their families. Turn your dream into the American Dream.

Vanessa 3 years ago

If you guys and women are crafty you should sell stuff you make at your school

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iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

Kids love handicrafts, and tinkering on many things. They can put that to good use. Really great hub... a start for the kids to learn about finance and stuff. Thanks for sharing.

puppy lover 3 years ago

Thwar are ok but add stuff like car wash and dog walking

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amiebutchko 3 years ago from Warwick, NY

Great ideas and very interesting and useful hub; voted up. I am going to put my kids to work!!! I was very impressed with the idea of sanding tables and recycling to make things and I really thought the photograph editing idea was both creative and fills a need. You're right - kids can really do a lot, and they will be filled with pride and confidence when given these opportunities to contribute in the marketplace.

Erika 3 years ago

I'm trying so hard to earn up to $400 (doubt it lol) before December because I really want a MacBook and my mom will pay the rest. This is a great idea for kids my age to earn money. (I'm 13)

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Erika, when you set your mind to it, ANYTHING is possible! I really hope you get yourself that MacBook; Looking for ideas and putting them to action is the only way to succeed. Good luck!!!! Don't doubt yourself- just apply several methods and don't give up!

Samy 3 years ago

I think this hub is amazing I am going to start a cooking business!

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Thank you Samy!

Kudos to you- cooking is a WONDERFUL passion to have!!

Kirito-SAO 3 years ago

could you get money for drawings or paintings or poems that you wrote???and do you know any places that hire at 13???

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Kirito, You most definitely can earn money for your artwork, in various forms. From offering prints to the original pieces. Poems, you can sell them, have them published, or publish them online on sites like these to generate revenue. I also do not know of any places who hire children of 13 years of age- it is possible at 14 in some fast food restaurants, however.

lizzie 3 years ago

this didn't help me. Sorry

Natalie 3 years ago

I'm 13 and can easily bake an assortment of cupcakes, cookies, and brownies, but who would I sell it to? I don't have any costumes.

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Classmates, neighbors, friends and their families... Some things, such as candies and fudges, can be sold online as well. However, you will need to consult with your parents on this :)

ryan 3 years ago

do u need to be red cross certified to babysit

littleboy 3 years ago

trying to get ipad mini 300$ what would you sugest i do im 12

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Ryan, it depends. Being red cross certified is a good idea period- it's priceless knowledge. If you're babysitting for friends/family, then no. Unless they require that you be. You need to be fairly experienced in children though :)

Littleboy, I would suggest the method that appeals most to you. Whatever your interests and passions are, turn them into money :) find a way to buy/resell/create, and find you a market to deliver your message to. You have to be interested in the work you are doing to be able to succeed :)

Maria 3 years ago

These ideas are really cool. I'm twelve and I'm trying to save up for a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8. (A camera that prints pictures instantly, in case you didn't know) I thought about babysitting kids in my family, but it seems wrong to take money from them parents, and anyway I think they wouldn't pay me either way considering I am family. I also recently petsitted for my friends cats while their family were on vacation. They didn't pay me either... I don't won't to sound rude to ask for money though.. help?

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Maria, it is PERFECTLY acceptable to ask for money. You are trading your time and labor for a service; that is your time, and time is money. If those people do not have free labor, it costs about $35 per DAY to board a single animal, and about $50 per night for 2-3 animals for an IN HOME pet sitter. Dog walkers charge about $15 to walk people's dogs for about 30 minutes when the owners are not able to (perhaps while at work). Babysitters usually get paid 8-10 per hour, and daycares charge over $100 weekly (that's for 5 days a week). If you are watching 2 kids for a 4 hour period, you should expect at least $20. If you are in home pet sitting, $20 per day. I hope this helps you. Remember: adults CHARGE for this stuff, and adults also PAY for this stuff. Your time, even though you are only 12, is worth money. Good luck Maria! I hope you get that camera!

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ivyberrios 3 years ago

You gave good methods!:-)

I am 12 and I am really interested in earning some extra bucks, but I have a busy schedule on mon.-thurs. I have afterschool and on friday I get out of school at 2:20. Plus I have dance class on friday and saturday. But on weekends I am free. However I write poetry and I love to dance, draw, and do gymnastics. The only other problem is I live in a shelter:-( [which is not the best place to live in]

I could really use some tips, ideas, an suggestions. Do you have any??

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Ivy, if you click on the link to my other hub (how kids can start a business), you should find many of my tips there. Your basic rule of thumb is to take doing what you love and turning it into cash- you could draw, and sell your art online. You could offer to write poems FOR people, for them to perhaps give to loved ones. You could publish your poems online, and earn revenue from them (on sites like this)... there's sooo much you can do. I hope this helps some Ivy!

Rebecca 3 years ago

Does anyone need a babysitter in Davonport IOwa?

Sheska 3 years ago

So, my parents don't pay me to do work unless it's hours of yard work and when I've tried to sell food and such I've only received about a quarter. However, I believe that I am good at art, wtiting, and singing and my friends and I have a group where we dress up as people and go out in public. We thought we could earn money for our group if we did something, but we're not sure what to do yet. We're all 12, 13, and 14. I'd also like to get some money of my own for, well, fandom merch. Any advice?

Jason 3 years ago

My parents just go to a car wash

Artsia 3 years ago

Hey babe! I loved this page. It was very helpful. I am 12, and I love and am very good at photo editing, but alas, no one would hire a kid when they could hire an adult with job experience. I have thought about street dancing, since I am good at that to, but it doesn't seem like the safest option. I have a busy schedule with extra curriculum activities, so time is a large issue when trying to make money. I need the money to pay off a lost school math textbook that costs 60$, and I need it by the end of the month. Any suggestions for me?

joe 3 years ago

I'm 11 years old i am trying to make money but i don't know if im to old to babysit or shovel peoples driveways

Lily 3 years ago

I am 21 but yet I can't find a good paying job!

Joel Miranda 3 years ago

I wish I can earn money by doing my chores but my mom doesn't give me any money for doing it

Joel Miranda 3 years ago

I wish I can earn money by doing my chores but my mom doesn't give me any money for doing it,

Joel Miranda 3 years ago

I wish I can earn money by doing my chores but my mom doesn't give me any money for doing it, do you have any helpful advise to convince her to give me money for chores?

caitlyn 3 years ago

I want to try some of these.I need a little extra money for summer camp if you have anything else please tell me

caitlyn 3 years ago

haha I just thought of something you could tell her what you are doing it for and do it all without her asking for a few days and then see what happens.My mom said that if my sister and I were to do our chores without her asking ever Friday we would get paid.I hope this was some helpful advice for you:)

caitlyn 3 years ago

I'm cleaning up the house right now maybe you could try that and tell me if it works or not and I could give you more advice

hope you make some$$$$$$$$

dfklj 3 years ago

all of these are the same...

jayante 3 years ago

Do y'all have a quicker way of doing it

caitlyn 3 years ago

I don't have anything but I will think of something:-)

caitlyn 3 years ago

jayane what do you mean?

blaze 3 years ago

so, what do I do to advertise what im doing likenhow to I tell people that I am willing to do this stuff for money. do I put up fliers or put it on the internet or what?? I really need some money cause Im trying to buy an ipod touch for $300. im 13. and I also need some money to go shopping with my best friend!!! I love shopping but my mom is tired of giving me money to go. so she said to figure out a way to make money... please please reply!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy 3 years ago

I can i do to make extera money because i do choirs

caitlyn 3 years ago

I got my ipod for 150$ and I worked for that money at my grandmothers house and by the way I got my ipod in rivergate at game stop and I didn't have a mark .but anyway I cleaned my grandmothers house and her shanderleirs

caitlyn 3 years ago

Hi ms haley

caitlyn 3 years ago

Hey angryelf can me and my friend chat on this hub page thing please?

Andrea 3 years ago

I can baby sit even though I'm eleven

caitlyn 3 years ago

I can't even stay home with my little sister and I for even 5 minutes and she's 6 and I'm eleven

caitlyn 3 years ago

I get money for getting good grades on my report cards

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Me 2 years ago

I'm working on a hexocopter and the parts add up to $400 what do u recommend I do?

be awsome 2 years ago

I am going to turn 12 and I want a leopard gecko and the total cost is $94 how long will that take to get?

jenorris Dixon 2 years ago

I want to make some money too but how do I do it

jenorris Dixon 2 years ago

what do it cell you to make money on your own

felicity 2 years ago

im 10 year old

iiiiiiiiiii 2 years ago

im 12 years old

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blahhh 2 years ago

Im tryinq to start a dance group but we have np money

So wat do we do?

Were 17,13,12,11 years old

fat 2 years ago

fat boy

Awesome athlete 2 years ago

Wow money in the bank!

Annette 2 years ago

Good idea, i think it could help, is it safe to make money by asking parents for money every time then save half.

josh 2 years ago

Im 12 and on my block nobody wants me to do work for them and they don't want to buy anything, what should I do

caitlyn 2 years ago

maybe you could to your grandmas neighbors or your friends and family will surely buy something from you or i did a lemonade sale and got 86 dollars in 2 hours

Sabah 2 years ago

This is not helping me!!!


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Erica Mae 2 years ago

I'm 11 years old ,... I want to earn in my young age ,... So what shall I do ,...?

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Mickey potter 2 years ago

I am 12 years old and live in an apartment. I have nowhere to go and nothing to and i need to raise $600+ for a band trip in 10,11, or 12 grade. Any suggestions

Mickey potter 2 years ago

I sm new to Hub pages so i do not understand how to do anything. I want to have people look at my work, poems for instanve, online. How do i do this?? Also, i asked my mom and she said that nobody would ask for poems for me to write if i were to give them to loved ones. I even told her i would put up flyers but she said that would not work. Help!?!?!?

kim 2 years ago

Another thing is that u can buy cheap dollar store items and have a yard salr to sell them fir 2/3 dollars

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angryelf 2 years ago from Tennessee Author

I would put up flyers, open a Fiverr.com account (people pay for people to do things for $5 there; as you level up and get feedback, you can charge more for bonus services), and post on Craigslist. You can definitely do it! You just have to SNAG an audience's attention! Free advertising is not easy; therefore, you have to really put effort into it. Once you get a name for yourself and LOYAL clients, you will see an increase in income. You just have to try hard. Successful people are successful because they never gave up! :)

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adibhaha 2 years ago

This is good for my children. I will let him read this article.

arianna 2 years ago

I am and i don't live in the friendlies . Neighborhood. What can i do???

tashy 2 years ago

i need money asap

ella 2 years ago

I love it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

Montana 2 years ago

Oh, darn. My dream job won't help me at all! How many 13 year olds want to be a translator? Haha!

Payton 2 years ago

Love these ideas!!!


caitlyn 2 years ago

i make money by helping my granparents

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Rodricklewis 2 years ago from Online

The best way they can make money is if they put money on the back burner and focus on getting an education. Then once you graduate from college and your now trying to get money it'll be much easier. Yes you'll be in a load of debt, but it won't be hard to make those monthly payments.

Helen 2 years ago

Hi, Im working to earn 111 dollars but I'm a boarder and I'm hardly home and I'm not really allowed to do stuff online like sell things or post stuff on youtube and I really want to earn money so I can buy my dream camera. pls answer!

Maria 2 years ago

Thanks for the idea's I try them

Elizabeth 2 years ago

I need something to make any one is can sew and I am twelve and I love kids. And love. Making earrings

Hi 2 years ago

I need to raise $2,000 to go somewhere please help me

caitlyn 2 years ago

I work for my grandmother I make 150 a day

terryn 2 years ago

so basically ive been asking for a lot of stuff from my family lately.. and I get all of it because they want me to enjoy my childhood and stuff.. but its expensive things. things like an iphone. I got that. a new trailor. were getting that and its over $20,000. im going out of town a lot kind of now too. and going to races (dirt bike races) which are expensive. and my old dirt bike, we sold it because I was into other things at the time. but now.. I want a dirt bike. they are very expensive. around $2,000 ish. My dad said I have to pay for it. I have to earn the money to pay for it. but I am struggling. I have 66 as of now. since yesterday but obviously I have a long way to go and I need some help. but I don't know what to do. everyone already has babysitters and landscapers and all my clothes fit me. please give me some advice. email me?

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angryelf 2 years ago from Tennessee Author

Terryn, please visit the website that I have linked to in the beginning; as it is an entire website that I have built for ideas! Each idea has its own entire essay! :)

terryn 2 years ago

thank you so much

As ha carter 2 years ago

I am not allowed to do all the giving address away and I need to make 5,000 dollars before 12/25/14 I can bake and I talk to my she said I should start a bake sale do you think it best to go to the richer neighborhoods and also I was go, a start off by getting donations cause every November and December I have three fundraising for homeless and sickness and family the family one is for me to save have of it for me and the rest for Christmas gifts for family and friends.

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Audrey Ruth 2 years ago

Thank you so much! I'm an aspiring author and am looking for ways to earn money for printing, binding, and publishing. I really appreciate this!

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angryelf 2 years ago from Tennessee Author

I'd definitely push you to publish on kindle! You can begin accumulating fans and royalties there too. Then when you publish you can post it as a physical book in addition so the future readers have the option to choose how to read them!

Hollie. 2 years ago

My friend an i are rasing money to go to a concert, our moms said we have to make money on our own. Do you have anything else in mind...? I love all these ideas.., but we arent able to do all of these.xx

Donoavan 2 years ago

Baby sit or clean the house sounds boring but turn some music on and it would make it a blast

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angryelf 2 years ago from Tennessee Author

Hollie, please visit the full website that I linked to at the beginning of the article- I decided to build an entire website for this after all of the comments began flowing in. I hope it helps you more!

Zoe 2 years ago

Hi I need a job that can get me money very quick as a 12 year old so I can get a new laptop for school

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angryelf 2 years ago from Tennessee Author

Hello Zoe! Please visit our official website www.howkidscanearnmoney.com to see the several different methods that we have posted there. Hopefully you'll find something that works with you needs! I hope you're able to get the laptop that you need- electronics like that are not easy to get! Best of luck!

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Jacobb9205 2 years ago from Gloucestershire

Wow, great ideas. Thank you!

Tony 24 months ago

I wonder if you can help me find a job

Nicole 23 months ago

I'm trying to get at least $225 and none of the ideas I've researched appealed to me anymore ideas?

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Matt Easterbrook5 23 months ago from Oregon

I am an old school kind of guy. My son is 25 years old and when he was younger I told him what I was told an honest days pay for an honest days work. Parents pay your children to do extra chores and even have them work for a neighbor or you can hire your neighbors kid for a Little bit of work for pay. This makes them appreciate things when they have to earn them and pay for them with their own money. Great hub and keep up the good messages.

kaylabrown 23 months ago

I would love to work online and handle my own money... by sending it to my house. By the mail... I want to see how that work out for me if its possible

Sean driscoll 23 months ago

I'm 15 years old and I never have money when I go places with my friend so I can't buy things and I need advice what to do.

Connor 22 months ago

I'm 12 years old. I go around asking stores and restaurants and places like that for a job doing anything. They say no because of child laboring laws. What can I do so that a store will hire me and what store will allow me to work

Connor 22 months ago

I'm 12 years old. I go around asking stores and restaurants and places like that for a job doing anything. They say no because of child laboring laws. What can I do so that a store will hire me and what store will allow me to work

Haven 21 months ago

i need to have 150 dollars by may 20 for school thing how do i make that much money angryelf can you help me

jerraca 20 months ago

I need to make 300 dollars before I go back home I'm taxes

Ty 19 months ago

Hi I need to buy a laptop a phone and books for school.

What do you suggest??

That's about $2000

Amanda 19 months ago

If your like me being shy all the time and not like to meet new people, non of this stuff works. I want to get money so that I can get a horse. I already do all those chores but I don't get money for them.

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angryelf 18 months ago from Tennessee Author

Everyone, you can visit my website dedicated to this cause at howkidscanearnmoney.com I created this site because this simple article wasn't enough for everyone; there are lots of methods there that you can try out! Every single person is different in what they enjoy and what they are able to do; no one method works for everyone. Good luck y'all! :)

dylan 18 months ago

thanks for the tips, I can't wait to try them out

Alp 15 months ago

angryelf, i am going to visit your website but i got a question.

I am saving up for a Nintendo 3DS XL (preowned) for $149 at EBGames. The above methods i cannot do, and i dont know what job would get me the most money. I am 14 years and 4 months old. Would a place hire me? Or do i need to be 14 and 9 months. Thanks :) Email me your answer here:


llama master 10 months ago

Llamas are awesome

The Kreeper Master 9 months ago

I really want to save up £40 to buy a longboard thank you hub

Amy 8 months ago

Your article is fantastic. Many of your ideas were ones most people have not thought about. You are a stellar writer

Alice 6 months ago

I'm 12 and trying to save up to maintain a Degus! Originally I was wanting a Chinchilla but I didn't want something with such a long life span (up to 20 years!!) and Degus are cheaper, although I'm going to need about £200 +!!! At the moment I only have £25 lol. This could take a while...

EllieMaynard 6 months ago

Thank you for all of these great ideas! I will definitely try them out

Tanveer 6 months ago

Hey, My name is Tanveer and i m from poor family. My mother didn't get that much salary and my father died when i was 5 year old, So my mother has no support of anyone. we live in poor city of India in Mumbai (NALLASOPARA) and the house is also on rent. The Rent is 4,000 per month and my mother has 5,000 salary. So my mother doesn't have that much salary and we are poor.

I M 14 Year old boy and My dream is to buy a house in nice country like USA, ENGLAND ETC.

That's why i want to earn money by doing some job.


- Tanveer..

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Kristina Vasseur 5 months ago

This website gave me an awesome idea. I plan on selling homemade spinners. Im only selling the for 5CENTS!!! that way people can buy more for cheap! THANKS FOR THE IDEA!!! :D

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Kristina Vasseur 5 months ago

or should it be 25cents, cause if i sell 100 for only 5cents, ill only have five bucks

Bryan Slodden 4 months ago

My son is 15 and made tons of money just selling our old dvd collection and books in our house that we dont use anymore. If you use a good price comparison site like https://www.bonavendi.com/ it makes it real easy to compare buyback offers from amazon, ebay, a bunch of different sites. Now hes selling all his old video games hahaha, I think its a good way for him to learn and understand how money works and the value of it. He checks this site almost everyday to see all the offers for our used stuff all around the internet. Anyway I dont usually comment on stuff like this but its worked well for him so if anyone has kids or even wants to make a little cash themselves I would try selling some used stuff with a good price comparison site. Thanks for the read I appreciate it, Cheers!

Anisha 3 months ago

I think this will help me out thnx

Sam 2 months ago

I live in Australia qld (Queensland) do you know anywhere there are bargains?


loveturtles 2 months ago

Thank you so much this hub helped so much, I am trying to buy a new iPhone SE

loveturtles 2 months ago

Thank you so much this hub helped so much, I am trying to buy a new iPhone SE

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