What will your teen be doing this summer? Often sports or other extra curricular activities require so much time that teens are unable to get a traditional summer job. Here are a few ways for them to earn some extra money.
10 Ideas for Teens to Earn Extra Money This Summer
1. Teens can find work as a babysitter, pet-sitter, senior care helper, tutor and more online at Care.com. The basic listing is free and the service matches you with those looking for help. While in high school, my daughter found work as a tutor through this site.
2. Do you know how to sell items on eBay and Craig’s List? Offer your services to sell items for your neighbors and charge a percentage of the sale. Make a list of popular items to sell and an idea of what they are worth. Another new trend is to find local Facebook swap or sell groups. You can start your own group. Be safe and smart with your phone number and use a public location for drop offs and pick ups.
3. Offer to sell used books, especially for college students. College textbooks can be sold to Amazon.com, half.com and several other on line book sites. Type in the ISBN number into your browser to see who will pay the highest price. In most cases you just print out a shipping label (included) and mail the books. My daughter’s friend Meghan made $87.00 recently. You can go to garage sales and scan the ISBN numbers of books to find out the value. Many of the college students that I know have a have a pile of textbooks they no longer need and have not gotten around to selling them. You can start a service and split the proceeds.