Ideas for Kids to Make Money During Spring and Summer School Breaks

"Under Age" Kids Can Earn an Income Too

Many children who are under the age requirement to obtain official “working papers” are capable of working - and want to work - to earn some spending money. In doing so, they will also begin to learn work ethic and maybe start a savings plan too.

Below you will find important information to get started, creative ideas for kids to earn an income, PLUS sample flyers to use for marketing.

My "Kids": Two nieces, five nephews and one great nephew!

Bradley, Michael, Kevin, Tiffany, Zachary, Billy, Jenna (in front) and Owen (in the air).
Bradley, Michael, Kevin, Tiffany, Zachary, Billy, Jenna (in front) and Owen (in the air). | Source

I Love My Nieces and Nephews

Most of my nieces and nephews are older now and eligible to officially work on a payroll (except for Bradley & Owen). But they have all gone through that time in their lives when they needed and/or wanted money for things that there parents OR AUNTIE could not justify spending money on or simply could not afford.

Parental Involvement

Prior to encouraging and/or allowing your child to work, be certain that it will not interfere with their education/school obligations.

This is an exciting time for children when they have the opportunity to earn some money. The most important parental concern should be the safety of your child. Determine if any work your child may be doing requires adult supervision. If so, do not allow them to proceed until you confirm that this supervision is in place.

Always get to know and trust the people your child will be working with. Know exactly where they will be at all times. Ask questions and make sure the job your child will be doing includes all necessary safety equipment. Be sure that whatever job your child takes on, that it is age appropriate and suitable to their physical abilities.

Child's Savings Account

Starting a savings account in the child’s name can be extremely rewarding and an excellent learning tool. Many financial institutions do not charge fees for a child’s account, and they offer a high interest rate as well.

Allow the child to go in to the bank with you and walk up to the teller to make their deposit. This will give your child a huge sense of accomplishment while learning critical skills they will take into adulthood.

The Benefits

Kids who find opportunities to make money working during their school breaks benefit in many ways. Not only will they be able to have money for things they may need or want, but staying active physically is a huge benefit and helps the fight against childhood obesity. Another benefit is they will learn to appreciate the value of money. They will begin to learn necessary social and marketing skills. They will learn to set goals and budget their finances, become more responsible and develop a strong work ethic. AND, the sense of accomplishment they will gain will be invaluable.

Buddy Up

Many of the job ideas would be great to do with a friend or sibling. You just need to make sure that the profits are split fairly and that you respect each other as coworkers in a proper manner.

Ideas for Kids to Earn Money During School Breaks

BE CREATIVE WITH THE SUGGESTIONS LISTED BELOW. YOU ARE SURE TO FIND SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE SOME MONEY DURING SCHOOL BREAKS AND EVEN HAVE SOME FUN TOO!

Babysitting is a common way to earn money!  Great Nephew Owen
Babysitting is a common way to earn money! Great Nephew Owen | Source

Babysitting

Working as a babysitter is a common job for many teenagers.

Successfully completing a babysitting course will ensure the proper skills are obtained. There are even online courses available nowadays.

Washing, Waxing and Detailing Cars

So many people cannot find the time to properly take care of their cars. Offer your services to wash, wax and detail (the inside) of your family and neighbor’s cars.

If you come to work with your own supplies, remember to charge more for your services.

KEEP IN MIND: If you do a great job the first time, you will likely be called back to do the same job again.

My nephew Zachary and his friend Brittany.    Zak is still in high school but working for a multiple home owner helping him with landscaping his properties.  Zak is able to attend school dances, buy clothes, take driving lessons, and save money too!
My nephew Zachary and his friend Brittany. Zak is still in high school but working for a multiple home owner helping him with landscaping his properties. Zak is able to attend school dances, buy clothes, take driving lessons, and save money too! | Source

Yardwork & Landscaping

~ Clear yards and flower beds of leaves and debris

~ Spreading mulch

~ Mowing grass

~ Fertilizing grass

~ Watering

~ Pulling weeds

~ Rototilling

~ Cleaning gutters

~ Shoveling snow

~ Filling bird feeders & bird baths

There are many ways to earn extra money by helping family and neighbors with yardwork and landscaping.

Pets/Animals/Farm Hand

~ Pet sitting

~ Walking dogs

~ Exercising horses

~ Bathing/grooming dogs or horses

~ Cleaning up dog poop

~ Cleaning horse stables

~ Feeding farm animals

Depending on where you live, there are all kinds of jobs when it comes to caring for animals. You may find an elderly person in the city who needs someone to walk her dog and clean up the yard. In the country, a farm owner may need help with the farm animals, etc.

Ebay and Auction Websites

Gather items that you no longer want such as toys, books, etc., and sell them on eBay. Be sure to determine if the site requires parental permission first.

Home Upkeep

~ House cleaning

~ Carpet cleaning

~ Window washing

~ Power washing

~ Painting inside/outside

~ Garbage & recycling

~ Handyman assistant

Many people need help with these types of home maintenance jobs. You may be able to complete these jobs on your own. Yet, some homeowners may even be interested in having you work directly with them assisting with special projects.

Nephew Billy and great nephew Owen digging for worms.  Maybe Owen will own a Bait & Tackle Shop one day?
Nephew Billy and great nephew Owen digging for worms. Maybe Owen will own a Bait & Tackle Shop one day? | Source

Bait Business

If you live in a community near a lake or river where many people go fishing, get your hands dirty and start digging for worms, night crawlers, insects, etc. Sell the bait to your family and neighbors.

In addition, you can incorporate selling canned sodas and munchies to all that come by.

Tutoring

Are you extremely skilled at certain subjects. No doubt, there are many younger children who could benefit from your expertise. You could be a great asset to parents who have a difficult time helping their children with their school work!

Vegetable Stand

People love home grown fresh vegetables. Grow your own garden and set up a vegetable stand where you can sell your goods.

You could also sell other things such as lemonade or even plants and flowers. Be creative. People love stopping at roadside stands.

Garage Sales

Ask your family and extended family to clear out their unwanted household items to set up a garage sale. Negotiate a percentage that you will make for selling their goods. This is definitely one of those jobs where it would be beneficial to have several people working with adult supervision.

Garage sales/yards sales can be a lot of work. Yet they can be very fun, profitable and rewarding. Please see my article SUCCESSFUL GARAGE / YARD SALES Detailed Do's and Don'ts where you will find everything you need to know.

Birthday Parties

Do you have a knack for working with younger children. Parents could save a lot of money by having their kids birthday parties at home. And you could be their assistant by helping with the set up (and clean up), decorating, etc.

Also, you could dress up as a clown to entertain the party goers. All eyes will be on you if you can do some magic tricks and organize some great games for the kids to play.

In Conclusion ~ Marketing With Flyers

Many children are fascinated with the idea of being an entrepreneur. Successful business people must have good marketing skills. Creating an advertising flyer is a great first step.

Flyers can be delivered in mail boxes and posted at places such as the senior center, grocery store, laundromat, and other similar locations. Below are two sample flyers to get you started.

TO MAKE A COPY OF THE SAMPLE FLYERS, RIGHT CLICK ON THE PHOTO AND CLICK "SAVE IMAGE AS" ~ SAVE TO YOUR COMPUTER AND THEN PRINT IF DESIRED.

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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

These are great ideas. I can tell you from experience that kids that have to work for money have a much easier time coping with bills and finances then they are older! My kids do not get hand outs without working for it. It is so important for their future. Kids that get everything handed to them on a silver platter - usually I know the parents are trying to show love but it's detrimental a lot of times. They need to earn money it helps them learn they CAN take care of themselves.

My 10 & 12 year old - watch the neighbors pets and homes when they go on vacation. They made flyers by themselves:) Syd is starting to babysit now. I will pass this along so they can think about it - I know they are always trying to figure out ways to make money. They have lemonade stands in the summer a lot...it's a pain! Lol. But hey - it's so good for them! Up and sharing!


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BRIAN SLATER 4 years ago from Nottingham Uk

Hi Sharon, there is some great ideas here, if any of your kids want to come over and clear my garage out I'd be appreciative. When I was younger and in the cubs and scouts we used to have "bob a job week" where by we would go around the neighborhood asking people if they had any jobs for us and we would be paid a shilling (bob). They would want a bit more these days but the principle is the same, voted up :)


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

You have some great ideas!!! I may concider one or two as an adult!!! Great ideas deserve a vote up and a share!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

These are great ideas. My boy just turned nine so he is limited but is saving money for a car. He is always looking for a way to earn a buck. Dog walking is a good job for a kid his age but our neighborhood doesn't have any to walk. He is going to do a lemonade stand at a yard sale and rakes yards. Thanks for the ideas Sharyn.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great suggestions! I always made my older kids do this. They learn some great skills this way. I love the flyer. Wonderful idea!


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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

This is a great article with many good ideas. I have seven kids, and I always make them earn money for the extras they want. We have used some of the ideas you mention already, and will certainly look into some of the others. Thank you so much for sharing, voted up useful and awesome. I hope you don't mind I am also sharing this with some of my friends.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Fantastic hub with so many great ideas on how kids can earn money! I love the sample fliers that you've made up as well.

Up, awesome, useful and sharing.


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

Yes, children should learn to earn. This will improve work culture amongst them. A great Hub, thank you for sharing.


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Sharyn, I love this list and the pictures of your family! There are so many things kids can do today to make extra money, save money, or earn to buy something they want. I like the savings account piece, and the flyers are a great idea for kids to create and fill out. A great hub! Votes and Shares! :-)


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christollesseb 4 years ago from UK ME ASIA

Lots of good suggestions to get kids started on the road to self employment. Excellent examples of making fliers to promote their services and helping in their communities.

Voted across & up!

Cheers, Christo.


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Teylina 4 years ago

The toughest job I ever had was working for my grandfather when I was nine. He cut me no slack, and I learned to work--like everybody, I had to earn that money at week's end.


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Phil Plasma 4 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

Well written and informative hub, I will get my nine-year-old to read it and let me know what he is up to doing.

Voted up and useful.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Kelly ~ thank you for your awesome feedback. I also believe kids need to learn to work for their money and in turn, it helps them prepare for "the real world". Even if a family has a lot of money to spend on their children, they still need to learn the value of hard work.

Knowing you as well as I do, I am not surprised that your kids are working to earn money at a young age. You are such a great mom! Even if you are able to give them all kinds of things, they are learning valuable lessons preparing them for adulthood and being out on their own. I hope you saved their flyers! My nephew Kevin made up a typed flyer years ago and it was SO adorable about all the chores he would do for his parents and grandparents. I think he said something on it like "I don't care if you only give me a dime." I know they kept it and I asked my sis to look for it so I can add it to this hub.

And regarding lemonade stands - geez, they can make a lot of money, especially if they have the stand during a garage sale or something like that. I know if I see kids selling lemonade, I may not want any but still throw a dollar in their "jar." Those dollars really add up. Fun stuff! Thanks Kel for your great comments!

Sharyn


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

All of the above are great ways for children to learn financial responsibility! I think having the work gives the kids focus and keeps them out of trouble too. I babysat from age 11 for my next door neighbors and my brother was mowing lawns almost as soon as he could walk ;) You must be a very proud Auntie - those are beautiful kids with strong work ethics.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

What great ideas for kids to earn money, Sharon, during breaks and the summer time. You have done teenagers a great favor. And the illustrated sample flyer #1 should bring in a lot of business.

The only suggestions that might not be too appealing to teens is the poop and stable cleaning. Otherwise, perfect!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Great ideas here and thanks for sharing.

A brilliant way to get kids to learn that they should always work for their money!!

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Brian ~ I'll see if I can round up a few kids to clean your garage :) "Bob a Job Week" sounds great. Kids love that kind of stuff and it's such a good learning experience. Thank you so much for your feedback and votes!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hey Audra ~ I definitely agree. Since my job situation has changed dramatically, I understand considering these types of jobs for adults as well. Thanks for the votes and share too!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Brenda ~ Yes, nine years old is still too young for "working" many of the suggested jobs in this article, but gosh, he's young for saving money for a car, and he's doing that which is really great! Sounds like he is extremely smart. As I mentioned above, really good money could be made at a lemonade stand. I wish your son tons of success! Thanks for your comments!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Tammy ~ Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great way for kids to learn many skills they may need as adults out on their own. I appreciate you stopping by!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello dmop ~ great to meet you. Wow, seven kids, you could have your own little "company." Thanks for your feedback and yes, absolutely, share with your friends ~ very much appreciated.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Susan Z. ~ Thank you so much for your feedback. It seems a lot of people like the sample flyers which I am really happy about. I appreciate your votes and shares!

Thank you!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

jainismus ~ It really is so important for children to "learn to earn" as you said. I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you for stopping by.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hey Susan H ~ I am so glad you enjoyed this and the pictures as well. I do believe opening a savings account for kids at a young age is a critical learning experience. Thank you dear friend for your votes and shares!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello Christo ~ It's so nice to meet you. I'm really glad you liked these suggestions and the flyer examples too. Thank you for your feedback!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Teylina ~ Great to see you here. Wow, nine years old is young but your grandfather taught you valuable lessons no doubt. Thanks for stopping by!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Phil ~ Gosh, there have been several people that have mentioned their nine-year old children. I remember when I was that young, I already was brainstorming ideas to make money. My sisters and I would have "bed sales." We would actually buy stuff from each other with pennies. What a fun memory. Thank you so much for your compliment and votes.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Ardie ~ gosh, I can't remember for sure what age I began babysitting, but I think it was 13 or so. I remember being around that age and making money painting with my dad too. I am a proud auntie. Not the same as a proud mom but really close! Thanks so much for your great comments.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hey Dr. BJ ~ Well someone has to clean up the sh**, right? Seriously, I appreciate your comments. I hope these ideas are useful for many kids out there to earn an extra income during school breaks. Thanks for stopping by!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Eddy ~ Great to see you. I agree, it is very important for kids to learn to work for their money and be independent. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I hope all is well with you!

Sharyn


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

These are great ideas and I particularly liked the idea of helping the child set up a bank account and your examples of creating simple yet effective flyers.

There are so many things that kids can do well with proper supervision and guidance from parents.

Voted up, useful and interesting.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Wonderful Ideas Sharyn. I remember my boys were always looking for ways to earn extra money...They too would Babysit, cut lawns, had a paper route (almost extinct now). A must read for all parents to pass on to there AMBITIOUS off Springs. Also Loved the Flyer Idea.

I too give you a Vote of UP as well as Interesting. The Kids are Cute!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Gail ~ I believe that setting up a child bank account is really important. I opened Credit Union accounts for all my nieces and nephews when they were in early grade school. Thank you so much for your comments. Great to see you!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Barb ~ Definitely boys babysit too!!! Funny that you mentioned paper routes. I was actually going to put that in but decided against it since it now appears that papers are delivered by adults with cars, ha. Or you can just read them on line. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your great feedback!

Sharyn


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LauraGSpeaks 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

Great ideas Sharyn. We have our kids do chores, but they are now old enough to start doing jobs like those you suggested. Another thought is to encourage them not only to save money but also to put aside a certain percentage (5-10%) for a favorite charity.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Laura ~ I really appreciate your feedback and love your idea to have the kids put some money away for a charity. What a great learning experience that would add to their future as a caring, giving adult. Thank you so much for your comments!

Sharyn


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Sharon,

What a well conceived and meaningful article, with many practical suggestions... all fostering a sense of reponsibility and independence.

It's interesting in our family that my "greats" seem to be saving more, doing the jobs around the neighborhood... than my actual nephews and niece did... no matter what the reason, I am happy about it.

Voted UP & UABI... wonderful subject. Hugs, mar.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Maria ~ Thank you so much for your compliments. I can't compare, yet, about great nieces and nephews since I just have one GN that is only seven years old. BUT between the seven nieces and nephews, I believe all of them are in to working but maybe only half are in to saving. This past Easter I asked the "kids" if they wanted to play a game with real money. They all said "I don't have any money." WHAT? You make way more than me right now and live at home, you don't have any money? We still ended up playing when I told them we would use my coins that I brought with me. We had a great time and it was worth the $13 I lost to have fun with the kids. Oh well :) Thanks so much my dear friend for stopping by.

Sharyn


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

My oldest daughter wants to start earning some extra spending money. The deal I made with her is that if she wants to earn money - she has to go above and beyond the normal chore requirements she has (which is basically her room and bathroom and what not) Mostly, it is the want to do something extra... whether it is doing a good sweeping job on the front porch or wiping down the handprints on the walls from dirty kid hands. Great list of activities - I see many on there that I did as a kid!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Stacy ~ that is a great deal you made with your daughter. Not only does she have her "required" chores but will learn how to find additional things to do that will be really helpful to you. She will be thrilled when she accumulates that extra spending money. Maybe even more so if she decides that she wants to start saving it too! Thanks so much for your feedback!

Sharyn


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

You have shared some wonderful ideas here. Though not a parent, I have some kinds in my neighborhood. I will surely share your ideas with them.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Vinaya ~ thank you so much for sharing with the kids in your neighborhood. No doubt they will appreciate it. Have a great day!

Sharyn


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Sharyn,

That was a great hub---where were you when I needed this information for my six nephews. I spoiled them--but I thought of jobs for them so I could pay them during the summer months.

I remember, one summer I gave my baby nephew--five years old a job of looking for butterfly nest. That poor child looked so hard---and them told me they all moved to Alaska. Of course I paid my Sweetie.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi---I voted up


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

great ideas, sharyn.

my kid is only 8 but is thinking some weird ways to earn some extra bucks...lol

this might help him to a certain extent...thanks!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Bobbi ~ Aunts are allowed to "spoil", you are a good auntie! Of course you still paid the baby nephew, he worked hard! When the kids in my family were really young and like to play in the dirt, I used to bury money (coins) and let them dig 'em up. They thought that was the coolest. Thanks so much for your fun feedback. Take care!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Ruchira ~ I've known some 8 year old kids that were very much in to making money for their piggy bank :) I personally love it when I hear about the entrepreneurial spirit starting so young. I say your kid is extremely smart. Thanks for stopping by!

Sharyn


kelleyward 4 years ago

Read this again to get some ideas! I think we'll have a vegetable stand this summer! Thanks for this amazing hub! Voted up and Shared! Kelley


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hey Kelley ~ thanks for stopping back. A vegetable stand sounds wonderful. I love stopping at local stands, especially where kids are so excited to make a sale. Don't forget to sell kool aid too :) Good luck and thanks for sharing!

Sharyn


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

Sharon, there are some great ideas here that my kids could probably do. We have very strict rules in Scotland about who can work with children so I'm not sure if they could do tutoring, but I'm sure my elder daughter would be good at it, so I may investigate. I'd never thought of that before.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Yvonne ~ glad you liked some of these ideas. I don't know about the rules where you live, but it might be worth checking it out. Thanks for your feedback!

Sharyn


kelleyward 4 years ago

What cute kids!! I love the sample flyers. Last year a neighbor girl down the street had one and it was so cute. The only thing is she was charging more for babysitting than Seeking Sitters, a service made up of college studies who were certified in CPR etc. Wow! I was blown away. Bookmarking this one. Voted up, useful, and Pinned! Blessings, Kelley


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bridalletter 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

Great to see some new ideas. I will show my daughter and see if she can do those things. I have watched 2 boys doing yard work in our neighborhood. I have to disconnect the internet to get my son to work.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Such great ideas! These jobs are great not only for kids, but for virtually anyone needing to make an extra buck or two. :) Thanks for sharing these tips!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

I have to agree with the others, fab ideas and tips. You are one wonderful Auntie! It is great to hear how others have succeeded in keeping their principles and priorities in place....and earn some cash too! Great hub and wonderful message.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Kelley ~ ha, that's funny that your neighbor was charging more for sitting. Maybe she is going to be a great entrepreneur, ha.

BridalLetter ~ I know it's not funny about your son, but I did giggle about the internet being disconnected. I hope you daughter likes some of these ideas.

Cyndi ~ I know, you're right. I've thought of doing some of these jobs too. Always looking for ways to make a few bucks to make ends meet.

Marissa ~ thank you. I do love being an auntie. I appreciate your comments. Thank you so much!


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

That is a fantastic article! I remember my brothers and I would always try to think up ways to make money when we were kids. It's good to start early!

My brothers shared a long paper route for years, and I got to substitute for them when they were not in town. Another thing I did was sell things from a catalog. That required a lot of door-to-door work. I also remember having a large garage sale many weekends of the Summer. It's great that you included a link to an article on garage sales. That's very helpful.

I love that you included flyers! That is so handy, and it would be a great way to advertise to more people that you're available to work.

I'm sharing this!

p.s. I love the pictures of your nieces and nephews! Such a personal touch to the article.


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torrilynn 3 years ago

sharyn, thanks for ideas and the information that you included was phenomenal and very helpful. voted up


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Kathryn ~ My sisters and I were always thinking of ways to make money. We even used to have "bed sales" and sell our "stuff" to each other. And garage sales, oh, my family has held many garage sales over the years. I'm so glad you liked this. I appreciate your wonderful feedback. Thank you!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi torrilynn ~ you are welcome. I'm so glad you found this information helpful. Best wishes,

Sharyn


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Sharyn--This is all so true. There are so many jobs kids can do, and it is so great for their character and saving ethic! You give lots of great ideas!Voted up among others!


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

The prewritten flyers are terrific. My 13-year-old was drawing up her own, but I will have her read this hub and use yours.


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Flourish ~ great to see you. Thanks for sharing this with your teen. I hope she finds some cool ideas here to make some money. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Sharyn


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Toytasting 3 years ago from Mumbai

Hey Sharyn, these are some really cool ideas. I have always supported kids to earn some money while they get their summer break at school. As a kid I remember organizing summer camps, teaching various art and craft activities to kids.Thank you for sharing this. Cheers!


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Toy ~ Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I, too, have always supported young kids trying to make a few bucks while still in school, especially my nieces and nephews! Take care,

Sharyn


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pinto2011 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

With this well-informed great ideas, surely a few kids whom I know are going to use their time constructively and earn too. Very nice hub. Thumbs Up.


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Pinto ~ thank you so much for the compliments. I do hope these ideas are incentive for kids to be creative and make some money too. I appreciate your feedback.

Sharyn


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truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA

These are good ideas. I like the idea of the flyers - very creative and lets everyone in the neighborhood know there is someone available to lend a helping hand. Many people don't want to mow their own lawn or wash their own car, especially during the summer time.


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

You have put together some great ideas for kids to make money over the summer and other times, too. From dog walking, to lawn mowing(good money in that). The flier idea is a good one. Thanks!


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Sharyn's Slant 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi TFN ~ Thanks for your feedback. I hope these ideas help some kids made some money this summer!


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Sharyn's Slant 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Thanks Rebecca! I love the flier idea too. Becoming little entrepreneurs can be really exciting and memorable. Thanks for stopping by!


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

Excellent tips, thank you Sharyn :) Can't wait for my grandchildren to grow old enough to be couched in some of these fields. I will be their administrator :)


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Monis Mas 2 years ago

Taking care of neighbors pets, while they are on vacation is a great way for kids and teens to make some money. So is temporary house-sitting, Interesting hub!


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Sharyn's Slant 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hiya Martie! Nice to see you! I bet you will make an awesome administrator, ha. Thanks so much for your feedback!


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Sharyn's Slant 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Monis ~ there are so many things kids can do to learn and make some extra money along the way. Thank you so much for your feedback!


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Jacobb9205 21 months ago from Gloucestershire

Great ideas, Thank you!


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Sharyn's Slant 21 months ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Jacob,

So glad you liked these ideas. Thanks for stopping by!

Sharyn


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Jacobb9205 21 months ago from Gloucestershire

No problem! :)

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