Kids are naturally keen on working for money. Many children will come to you and ask what they can do when they wish to make a few dollars. Here are some simple tips for teaching your kids can make money.
Find work around the house.
These additional jobs do not have to include their usual chores. Resist creating a job just for them to make the money. This is the same as opening your wallet and handing the cash over to them. Examine what already needs to be done and choose an age-appropriate task.
Ask what your child needs money for. Make the job reasonable, and the amount of money earned in relation to the job, not out of proportion.
Help your child start a service business in your neighborhood.
Once our child is old enough, they can begin something like a lawn care business with your help. There are several simple ways where your kids can make money. You can create flyers and deliver them around the neighborhood, stating your services and fees. Elderly neighbors who have difficulty doing these things, as well as busy people make the best clients. Make sure to closely watch your child at each job, and only help when you need to.
Create crafts to sell on eBay.
Your child may be the type that enjoys making crafts. If they have the knack, there is a market to sell their wares. eBay provides a stress-free situation where children can see the actual business. Follow the policies for setting up an account. If they are too young, you may have to own the account. Take pictures of the items and assist your child in writing a description of them for a viewing audience. Selling on eBay will teach children the art of owning and maintaining businesses.
Have a child watch their younger siblings.
Children who are seven and up can help keep an eye on a younger sibling if you are nearby in the house. Technically, this is not a nanny job, but a surveillance job. When you are busy in the house or doing housework, please hire older children to pay attention to their little siblings when doing homework. Be sure to remind them of certain things: keep them away from the stove, do not keep toys in your mouth, etc. Don’t give them too many instructions, otherwise your child may become unmindful of you.
Hold a yard sale.
If a child wants some extra cash, they can get rid of toys and clothing that they don’t play with or can no longer wear. Enter the yard sale. Yard sales are a great way for kids to earn a few bucks and clean the room at the same time. Don’t throw away these items or store them in the attic, but let others get the same benefits as your child.
Children can be hard workers if given the chance. If they ask you for work, it is a sign that they are learning how valuable money is, and that they need it. Try these methods to help them get on the road to making money for themselves.