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How Kids Can Make Money - One Easy Way and Additional Tips

Updated on November 18, 2010

If you are young and your pocket money is not enough to fulfill all your desires of what you want to buy (which happens most of the time) it is a good idea to think about how you can get a new source of income. Although your possibilites are limited because you are not of full age and most probably are still going to school, there are a lot of options you can choose of. Maybe you are not really convinced that it is worth the effort but it has a lot of advantages. Firstly, it does give you an insight of how hard you have to work for money. This will help you to appreciate what your parents do for a living. Secondly, you will make a lot of experiences which may help you in your later life. For example if you sell stuff you will automatically learn how to bargain. This little guide shall display you the various ways of earning money and how suitable they are for you.

The Easiest Way: Selling Old Stuff

Did you ever look around and thought that there is a lot of stuff you do not really need anymore? Maybe old toys which are not of any interest to you or things that are just not fun for you any longer? One of the best ways to get rid of these things isto sell them. You will not only give other kids the opportunity to play with these toys, you will also get a reward for it and so it is better than just throwing them away. Of course, you can just ask friends if they want anything but it would seem a bit rough only giving it to them for money. So you should better look out for a market in the near of you or some street or shopping mall were a lot of people are. With the help of your parents or a friend who is a bit older than you, you can collect the things you do not need anymore, grab a blanket on which you can put the things and go to the chosen place. Then you just settle there and it is most likely that you will have people, especially other parents with their kids, who stop at your "store" and will buy things. All in all, it is a very easy way to get a bit pocket money because you do not need any special skills for it and it is not exhausting at all.

Thinking About Other Ways of Getting Money

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But what do you need to do if you do not have a lot of things to sell? The answer is very easy: You have to work and the first thing you need to do is to to think about what you can offer other people in terms of your abilities. Do you have any talents? For example, if you are very good at school and are of appropiate age (starting from 16 years) you could give private tutoring to younger kids. With this, you can help other people and in return you get some money. If you are still quite young, there are other alternatives you have. Maybe you can just ask your family or neighbours if you can do something for them like cleaning their car. As you can see there are a lot of opportunities for young people to get money and it is just a question of your creativity how you can earn money.

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