Is your teen looking for a job? It can be challenging to find employment which is flexible enough to work with sports or other activities. We’ve got some unique job ideas for your teen to try this year.
If a traditional job is not an option, your teen can work for him or herself. Teach them how to be an entrepreneur — and make money at the same time. If one of these ideas does not work, it may be the catalyst for them to get more creative and come up with their own business idea!
JOB IDEAS FOR TEENS
Many people go away on vacation during the summer, but that means the family pet needs to be taken care of. Offer pet sitting services to provide attention to these four-legged family members. You will feed, walk and even play with the family pet while they are enjoying their vacation.
Advertising Idea: Check with pet groomers to see if you could place cards with them to offer the service. In exchange, your teen could provide free sitting for the owner.
Offer to run errands for your neighbors. While they are at work, your teen can stop by the post office, pick up dry cleaning or even make a trip the store. Your teen must be a responsible driver to do this line of work.
If you have a responsible and trustworthy teen, this is an easy way to make money. When people travel, they often would prefer someone stay in the home rather than leaving it vacant. Just make sure the ground rules are clear (and make sure friends do not know, so they don’t make those unexpected visits).
If your teen is good at cleaning, he or she might be able to offer these services. It may not be common for teens to like this type of work, but if they do, it is a simple way to make money.
Advertising Idea: Ask realtors who help people find homes that your teen does this type of work — offering some free cleaning for them in exchange for the advertising. Ask parents to also share via social media.
We know that teens can mow lawns, but what about landscaping maintenance? Your teen could tend to gardens and other landscaping work such as trimming dead plants, removing weeds, and even cleaning up or replacing mulch.
Online Work Options
There are virtual assistant positions that kids can try. They can include social media posting and sharing, photography, design, etc.
Getting Started: Visit Fivrr or E-Lance to learn more.
Tech Set-Up and Tutor
When people purchase new computers or devices, they need to set them up. If it is a computer, it can mean transferring files and settings. It could even be programming a remote or another home device.
Your teen could even go one step further in providing tutoring for tablets and phones. Many people don’t know how to get the most out of these devices. If you have a tech-savvy teen, he or she could try one (or both) of these services.
Advertising Idea: Visit with a local retailer who sells these products and sees if they will share your teen’s info with new sales.
Sometimes, moms need an extra set of hands to help them around the house, which is why they look for a Mother’s Helper. You won’t be babysitting the kids, as mom is home. But, you can entertain the kids while mom runs errands or does other things around the house.
Grab your camera and put the shutter to work! Snap images of scenery and other images you see. Then, upload them to sites such as Depositphotos and sell them! It is a simple way to feed your passion and still get paid.
If you excel at math or English, consider being a tutor! Parents are always looking for someone to help their kids work on school subjects all summer long. Reach out to your teachers and parents groups to see if you can’t find someone to help.
Uber Driver or Deliverer
As long as your teen is 18, he or she might want to be a driver! Your teen could be a traditional Uber driver or sign up for UberEats to run food to customers!
Check with your local parks and rec department about working as a referee for recreational sports! They often hire teens with a strong sports background to run their sporting events.
Perhaps coming up with your own job idea is a bit too much. Here are several more traditional jobs your teen might want to try.
- Lifeguard (must be CPR certified)
- Movie theater worker
- Sports stadium vendor
- Amusement park employee
- Retail worker
Your teen can find a way to make money through traditional or other means. We’ve got a list of more than 75 other ideas for people to make money – and one of them may be the perfect solution for your teen!
Sometimes, a little thinking outside of the box is all they need to do!