Does your child want to get a job? Here’s a great list of jobs for teens and tweens with no car so they can earn a few extra dollars.
Teens and Tweens need money! Even before they have the expense of a car, they have things they want to buy or places they want to go. Even if it is just a few dollars that they need, it can add up quickly, especially if you have several in this age group. Scroll down to see the list of jobs for teens and tweens with no car.
For my son, who is 13, it is money to stay after school for a ballgame, snacks at the game, and clothes, clothes, clothes. For my daughter, who is 11, it is beanie boos, candy, and books.
Jobs for Teens and Tweens with No Car
Last summer, my daughter wanted to start a business. My husband and I played along and helped her decide what she wanted to do, helped her make fliers, and walked with her to put them in the mailbox circles in our neighborhood. She decided on a dog walking business and her original prices were outrageous! Since she is in the younger part of the tween age group, she needed a ton of guidance to get things rolling.
We put out over 100 fliers and she only got a response from one person. She was devastated at first, but she quickly realized that one client was all she needed to keep her busy and keep her income pouring in!
She currently takes care of just one neighbor’s dogs everyday after school and makes $15 a week. For her age that is perfect. She even occasionally takes care of them all weekend when they go out of town for $30 which makes her super rich.
My son and some of his friends are also doing odd jobs around the neighborhood to make money here and there. They all love being able to reach into their own wallets when mom and dad say no to buying something that they can afford themselves!
Ideas that your non-driving teens and tweens can look into to earn a little extra cash
How can a 14 year old make money?
Dog Walking/Pet Sitting
We had a hamster a couple of years ago and when we went on vacation we asked my daughter’s friends to hamster sit. They loved temporarily watching the hamster, making a few dollars and their parents were happy to learn if their child was ready for a pet.
Picking up Dog Poop
This is a great chore for all ages. Many neighbors own a dog or dogs. Your tween or teen can offer to come by daily or weekly for a small fee. It doesn’t take long to do, but your child can accumulate a few customers and start making some real money. Just make sure they are doing the job correctly.
Mowing Yards and Raking Leaves
Being in charge of an additional yard or two can bring in a little extra money and can teach kids responsibly. They can earn a lot too if they do a good job because their customers will keep them on.
Talking about yard work, we live in North Carolina and don’t get a lot of snow, but when it does snow, my kids can make over $100 a day snow shoveling driveways and sidewalks!
Babysitting (at your house if supervision is needed)
Everyone needs a break and babysitting another child at your house can make your tween feel more comfortable. You can also spy to make sure everything is going good.
Have them take over this great babysitter printout to make sure they have all the info they need to have a great session.
Reading to an Elderly Neighbor
This can be a very rewarding job. While they are visiting they can do a few odd jobs too, like checking the mail or loading the dishwasher.
Planting and Watering Flowers
This can be very popular during the summer months. Water outside ferns and other plants, while neighbors are on vacation, can be very lucrative. Just ask my daughter!
Taking Neighbors’ Garbage Cans to the Curb/Returning Them
This one is super popular on our street! It’s perfect for the summer months when families are on vacation or for elderly neighbors.
Helping a Younger Neighbor with Homework
Tutoring a younger child after school can help parents when rushing around with dinner and practices. The younger child will probably love it too!
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Don’t forget, depending on the age of your child, he or she may need help getting the business off the ground. It is totally worth the effort you may have to put in at first to see them succeed and also not to have to pull out your own cash each time they need something!