How can a 13 year old make some extra money?

Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Question by DJ: How can a 13 year old make some extra money?
I’m always looking to make some extra money because my mom can’t buy me everything I want so I have to spend some of my own money too. Got any ideas? And I’m not too young because my mom is online with me and she gave me permison to ask, so thanks for the help!

Best answer:

Answer by mj
ask your parents and neighbors if there’s anything you can do for them.

organizing, yard work, babysitting, etc.

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4 Responses to “How can a 13 year old make some extra money?”

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    Rachel R Says:


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    rayt721 Says:

    One of the most common questions on “Yahoo Answers” comes from young people looking for ways to make money. I totally understand the question and the various responses with the traditional answers of babysitting, online surveys, lemonade stands, paper routes, etc. While the traditional ways of making money may work for some people, they certainly won’t work for everyone so it’s time to think outside the box and dare to be different.

    In most states it’s illegal to hire minors (under a certain age) for employment. For some states that is somewhere between 14 and 18 depending on the job, the duties and the products or services being sold. The best resource for your situation is a chat with your local school’s guidance officer or Board of Education. These resources will be able to help you get a work permit, explain the laws and rules, and sometimes help you find employers that are seeking part-time student help. Let’s face it… it won’t hurt to ask.

    Now for those who aren’t able to legally work for an employer, don’t give up! You can, at any age, work for yourself and/or your parents. There are limitations such as selling drugs, alcohol, body parts and other products but that leaves a lot of things that you CAN sell and/or services that you can provide.

    Your local library is a great resource. Check out books like “Fast Cash for Kids” by Bonnie & Noel Drew. Talk to the Librarian for other referrals. You might like “The Richest Kids in America” by Mark Vincent Hansen… what a great book!!!

    Check out the services of Junior Achievements at Junior Achievements is a legitimate organization that works with teen entrepreneurs. You just might “click” with their website.

    You will need to do a little homework before just dashing into a business of your own. You will want to find out about local laws and licensing. You might want to learn a little about marketing, accounting, selling techniques, advertising, taxes, etc.

    Here are some ideas for money making that you may or may not have thought about for yourself… washing windows, recycling, teaching, tutoring, writing, crafts, selling online, fixing and selling skateboards or bicycles, refinishing furniture, cooking or baking, washing cars, growing and selling flowers or spices or even goldfish, printing tshirts or calendars, selling bumper stickers, energy efficient lightbulbs or programmable thermostats, shampooing carpeting, making and selling non toxic cleaning products, selling books or music or video games, or performing as a clown or other character or … as you can see the list goes on and on.

    It’s really important to DO something to get your business started. It’s great to think about things and plan how you’ll spend your money once you earn it but you’ve got to start doing something in order to take action. Learn how to write a business plan and then concentrate on writing it. You can’t reach success if you can’t describe it.

    I started working at 12 selling calendars door to door from fall to winter every year and I raked in a lot of money just fifty cents at a time. But I didn’t sit back waiting for the money to find me and you shouldn’t either. It’s time to learn about yourself, your industry, your customers, your suppliers and your business.

    Every journey begins with a single step.

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    Silver Says:
    I make about $ 10.00 a day.
    It took me a very long time to find a website that isn’t a scam, but this one isn’t ( thank god! I was losing my patience) Best of luck :)

    Oh and if you were wondering, you make money by listening to music, playing games, doing surveys, etc. You can cash out in giftcards or in a check.

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