Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

5 Ways Kids Can Earn Money


Visitors: 1,951

Kids tend to be good little businessmen, willing to do whatever they can to make some money. The five tips in this article will help you impress upon your children the value of the money they earn.

1. Find work around the house. Apart from normal chores, additional jobs can be chosen based on age and what needs to be done to care for the home. Inventing some job just because a child wants to earn money is really no different from pulling cash straight from your wallet and putting it into the child's eager hands. Payment should be reasonable. For example, paying children forty or fifty dollars to clean out closets is not realistic, while ten normally would be.

2. Start offering a needed service in the neighborhood. Kids can start up lawn care services as soon as they are old enough to handle the responsibility. Parents, however, will have to help their children in making all the necessary arrangements. Putting services and fees on fliers and then delivering them around the neighborhood is a good first step. No doubt there is some potential clientele in the area, especially busy individuals and older folks. Keep an eye on the kids, but allow them to do the work, offering to help only if they really need it.

3. Create crafts to sell on eBay. Crafty kids can use the world of eBay to sell their creations. This also lets them get a taste of how business works and experience the work it takes to care for a real company. Parents can help children to open an account and then prepare to auction off their products by taking pictures and typing up descriptions.

4. Have them help monitor younger siblings. Even young kids can help parents in this way. A three-year-old can be watched by a seven-year-old brother or sister. Distinct from babysitting, kids can monitor their little siblings while parents complete some chores around the house, like cooking dinner or doing the laundry.

Don't confuse them with lots of rules. Just make sure they understand the important things. The younger child has to be followed and watched at all times, toys shouldn't be in their mouths, and they have to be protected from dangerous things in the home, like the stove.

5. Hold a yard sale. Selling clothes they don't wear or toys they haven't used in a long time is another way kids can earn their own money. Yard sales often kill two birds with one stone. The child will clean out his room while getting rid of clutter as well. As opposed to simply throwing sellable items away or uselessly filling the attic with them, a yard sale can be truly beneficial.

As kids learn about the value of money, they will progressively ask to do more work. These tips are a great place to start, but adding more ideas will help you help your youngsters grow to be financially responsible adults.

Before you choose debt consolidation to get out of debt, you need to know whether it's the best choice for you. . Find out what you need to know BEFORE consolidating your debt on the Debt Smackdown website


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Some Ways to Earn Money Online
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Bleeding Edge Ways To Earn Money With Google Adwords And Earn Boatloads Of Cash

by: Mark A. Abrahams (February 26, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/PPC Advertising)

Help Kids Earn Money and Learn Responsibility

by: Chris Lowrey (June 19, 2008) 
(Home and Family/Parenting)

Kids Earn Money and Learn at a Yard Sale

by: Tim Eutin (April 22, 2008) 
(Kids and Teens)

Fun and Easy Ways to Earn Money - 3 Ways to Make Money and Have Fun

by: Hans Betrell (November 04, 2008) 
(Finance/Wealth Building)

Make Money at Home 3 Ways to Earn Money Online

by: Giancarlo Matturi (July 19, 2008) 
(Home Based Business)

3 Easy Ways to Earn Money

by: Martin Thomas (June 18, 2008) 

A Few Ways to Earn Money Quick

by: Allison Remfrey (June 18, 2008) 
(Home Based Business)

Ways to Earn Money Online

by: Raymond Nesa (April 19, 2007) 
(Internet and Businesses Online)

Ways on How to Earn Money at Home

by: Avrielle Taylor (October 13, 2009) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Search Engine Marketing)

Some Ways to Earn Money Online

by: Tammy Lynch Powell (July 14, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Internet Marketing)