If your teenagers are struggling to find a summer job, why don’t you encourage them to become teen entrepreneurs?
Teenage entrepreneurs not only earn money, but they learn responsibility, time management and discipline. Being your own boss also allows your teens to work around summer vacation plans. Now doesn’t that sound better than a summer of sleeping late, too much television and always needing money?
Step 1: Help them make a list of their passions, strengths and talents.
Step 2: Think about how those passions, strengths and talents could be turned into a business.
Step 3: Establish pricing – your prices should be cheaper than a professional which is a huge selling point!
Step 4: Promote your business with e-mails and flyers to friends and neighbors.
Step 5: Do a great job, and you’ll have no trouble building your customer base!
The Budget Diet girl has come up with a list of teenage job opportunities to help you jump start your teenage entrepreneurs!
- Cake or Dessert Baking – you’ll be cheaper than the local bakery!
- Playing an Instrument – consider a local restaurant or a friend that loves to host parties.
- Golf Lessons – my son found this to be very lucrative!
- Computer Help – if you have older neighbors, they will likely be thrilled to learn some basic computer skills!
- Running Errands – if you have a car, offer to help friends and neighbors with errands.
- Babysitting – many working parents would prefer a teenage babysitter for the summer instead of endless days of summer camps for their school age children.
- Pressure Washing – my son rents a pressure washer a couple times a year, and lets our neighbors know that he’ll pressure wash their driveways & sidewalks for $20. He makes about $300 profit over a 2-day period.
- Car Washing
- Lawn Mowing
- Pet Sitting
- House Sitting
- General Household Help – almost everyone has a long list of projects that need to be done, offer to tackle that list! My son once helped a family clean out their garage!
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