At our church it is not uncommon to hear parents complaining about how much their young teen is costing them. With Missions Trips, youth activities, school activities, etc., the cost of being a teen today can be high! “Too bad they are not old enough to get a job!” some parent will exclaim. “They just sit around watching TV and playing video games anyway.”
Well, if they are honestly looking to work, there are many jobs young teens can do. Our 15 year old has earned enough to send herself on two different trips and donate more than $1,000 to a special church effort. How does she do it? By working odd jobs as they become available. Here is a list of 15 job possibilities:
Amazon or EBay business
Babysitting plus – fishing instructor, afternoon computer lessons, etc.
Pet sitting or walking
Neighborhood vacation business – take care of house plants, dogs, outside flowers, mail, etc.
Powerpoint or dvd movie production
Catering (baking, cook ahead, helper at parties)
Shopping companion – accompany mom and watch the toddler while she shops
The sky is the limit. The key is to have your child honestly investing in the lives of others and the jobs will come.
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