How to Find Jobs for 12 Year Olds That Pay Money Fast

With a suffering piggy bank, it's probablyyyyyy time to find a new side gig in order to make some money. Odd jobs can get you a decent hunk of change if you're a 12 year old!
With a suffering piggy bank, it's probablyyyyyy time to find a new side gig in order to make some money. Odd jobs can get you a decent hunk of change if you're a 12 year old! | Source

Are You a 10, 11, or 12 Year Old That Needs A REAL Job?

If so, give some of these "own business" ideas a try. They are NOT risky, cost almost nothing to start, and will take off really quickly; earning you money within the very first week. If you enjoy them, please visit my blog below to find tons of other ideas. I know it can be hard to make money as a kid, but my goal is to make it much easier for ANY kid to earn some money- no matter whether they are 8 years old or 15 years old! Enjoy!

Sweets are absolutely delicious, and you can make a lot of dollar bills selling them to friends, family, peers, and neighbors. If you haven't tried it yet, it's definitely a beginner's idea!
Sweets are absolutely delicious, and you can make a lot of dollar bills selling them to friends, family, peers, and neighbors. If you haven't tried it yet, it's definitely a beginner's idea! | Source

The Best Job for 12 Year Olds

The absolute best job that a 12 year old can have is to sell baked goods. From cookies and brownies to candy and cake, you will find hundreds of people to buy your stuff. Teachers, classmates, friends, family, family of friends, team members, neighbors, tutors, and siblings' friends will ALL be interested in purchasing some sweets from you! Baked goods are PERFECT because people are willing to buy them once or more EVERY day (sweet tooths are harsh!), it's a cheap impulse purchase, and because there's immediate satisfaction. Once they realize that they love your baked goods, they will come back for more. You could sell 2 cookies for $1, meaning you only have to sell 40 to earn $20. With a package of mix only costing $1 (cheaper for homemade), that's at least $18 profit. Do it for 5 days, and that's $90 a week! WOW!

This is a screenshot of the Varagesale app. This particular photo details the "post new item page". As you can see it's quick and easy to fill out, done in 5 minutes or less!
This is a screenshot of the Varagesale app. This particular photo details the "post new item page". As you can see it's quick and easy to fill out, done in 5 minutes or less! | Source

Turning Varage Sale Into an Easy Job For a Kid

Varagesale is a newer smartphone application and website that you can sell and buy stuff on. Even though you're only 12 or 13 years old, you could still use it. You do not have to submit sensitive information when signing up, but please get parental permission. It has a ratings system for users so you can see which buyers and sellers are safe. You can list items on this website for sale, mainly items that you don't use anymore. Make sure you clean everything before listing it, and let everyone know if there is ANYTHING wrong with it so that you are not lying to them (is it scratched? Holes? Chipped paint? Slightly broken but still works good?). After you list the item, people will watch it, comment on it, message you, and more. Eventually you will land sales! See the chart below for sales price ideas.

Selling Amount Ideas

Item
Like New/New
Obviously Used/Older
Slightly Broken
Shoes
$10-20
$5-10
$2-5
Clothing
$5-20
$3-10
$1-5
Games
$20-40
$5-10
(really old) $1-5
Phones
$100-400
$50-200
$100 or less (depends on model/issue)
Gaming Consoles
$100-300
$50-200
$20-80
Backpacks & Purses
$10-50
$5-25
$5-10
Books
$5-10
$3-8
$0.50-2
Toys
75% of NEW price
40% of NEW price
20% of NEW price
Hopefully this table can help all 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 3 year olds to identify how much their items might be worth. After viewing this chart, go to sites like ebay and search for your item to find out how much they are currently selling for online.

What Are 12 Year Olds Willing to Do for $5??? You Name It!

How creative are you with service or product ideas? Can you think of anything to do for $5? If so, then Fiverr is the place for you. On that site, buyers and sellers are trading products and services for a 5 dollar bill; there are of course add on options for more money, but the gist of the site is to buy or sell a product or service for $5.

Would you be willing to hold up a sign with a company's name and take a photo? Would you edit baby pictures? Would you draw a sketch of someone's pet? Would you advertise someone's blog on your facebook profile? Maybe create cute little keychain dolls? Pretend to be someone's kid on the phone for a day? Who knows what kind of crazy ideas you can come up with! All you have to do is create an account and go at it! You will need your parents to help you set up the Fiverr account and the Paypal account, as well as a bank account. They could all be put in your parent's name, then they can monitor your activity to make sure you're good to go!

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11 year olds, 12 year olds, and 13 year olds can find it REALLY hard to earn cash, so you will need to become creative. My other website has more ideas on it for you, it's a blog that can fit all of the ideas into one website. If you have any ideas you would like to suggest, please leave a comment here or on the blog below!

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travmaj 2 years ago from australia

These are great ideas for young people wanting to earn some money - a good strategy for the future. If parents are supportive in the ventures, earning from your own creativity is a good self esteem help too.


ZooKeeper 20 months ago

My parent wont give me money to go skating anymore. I need to find a way to make money to go skating.

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