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Jobs for Teens and Other Ways to Make Money

If you'd like a little spending money or want to save some money, and your pocket money just isn't cutting it, a part-time job may be the answer. Many teen jobs aren't advertised, so don't hesitate to call or visit local businesses and ask if there are any openings,  you may just be surprised.

Businesses that often employ teenagers include:

  • Children’s day-care centres
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Restaurants
  • Fast food places
  • Newspapers (brochure delivery)
  • Manufacturing workshops
  • Golf courses (casual)
  • Super markets 
  • Professional firms (on work experience)

You can also make money without working for someone else. Start your own part-time business. Here are a few ideas:

  • Tutor a fellow classmate in one of your best subjects
  • Babysit for folk around your home area
  • Pet sit for neighbours on vacation or walk dogs
  • Assist with gardening or lawn care (mowing, weeding)
  • Washing and grooming cars
  • Clean houses and do ironing
  • Window cleaning
  • Use your computer expertise to help other students or older adults
  • Plant a garden and sell your produce to neighbours or at a local farmers market

Make up a flyer about your services and distribute copies (by hand in person) to houses in your neighbourhood or surrounding area. Post them on bulletin boards at supermarkets, grocery stores or local church.

Think outside the box. What other ways can you come up with to make some extra money, like selling stuff you don't want, need, or use anymore, such as CDs, posters of musicians or actors/actresses, clothes, bikes, toys, etc. Sell them on trade-me or similar.

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