Finding jobs for kids can be particularly hard due to the child labour laws that ban children under the age of 14 from holding most jobs. However, there are a few jobs which have more lenient age requirements. These are jobs in which a child will likely work for family, friends or neighbours, instead of actual company jobs. How can kids make money easily? Read this article to learn more.
Babysitting is a good part-time job for kids. Your child may want to start by soliciting business from family, then from friends of the family and finally from neighbours. Depending on the age, experience and maturity level, your child may be able to turn this into a real job by watching a child or two on a daily basis and making a decent income from it.
Lawn mowing, like babysitting, can start out as an odd job and turn into a small side business. Moreover, your child has a whole neighbourhood of potential clients. Just make a few flyers on your home computer, print them out and leave them with your neighbours. Flyers should include your child’s name, phone number and rates.
The role of a caddy is often a fun job for kids, as it doesn’t require much work and allows a child to spend his time watching people play golf. You can find jobs as a golf caddy by posting a flyer with your child’s name and phone number on it in the lobby or office of your local golf course. The more golf courses you have within the close proximity of your house, the more potential your child will have to make money. This job will require you to travel out of the neighbourhood, so you should make plans to drop off and pick up your child from the course.
A paper route is a good job for kids. Not only it gives a child some income and encourage career exploration, but it also teaches the responsibility associated with having a regularly scheduled job from a real employer. Children may have to do their route five to seven times a week and at certain time of the day. Instead of dealing with family, friends and neighbours as “employers,” kids are dealing with the newspaper publishers, which are real companies which expect real commitment and standards from their workers. Your child can get a paper route by calling local newspaper outlets and asking them if they are hiring.