Early Teens 13-15

If you’re in this group, you can still get a job—however, mostly from friends and neighbors. These might include:

  • Shoveling driveways and doing lawn work
  • Babysitting or mother’s helper
  • Pet sitting and dog walking
  • Help when a person goes away: willing to water plants, pick up mail, etc.
  • Household chores
  • Baking for a party
  • Cleaning
  • Errand running
  • Washing cars
Treat these as real jobs.  Be appropriately dressed and always on time.  Call if you cannot make it, and try to have someone who can replace you that you feel comfortable recommending, if that happens.  These are important jobs.  If you do a good job, your employer will refer you to someone else, and your reputation and business will grow.  Hand out flyers, tell everyone what jobs you can do and how much you charge… promote yourself.