If your teen sees you as his personal ATM, it may be time for him to find a new source of income.
If your teen sees you as his personal ATM, it may be time for him to find a new source of income. While you may worry about him balancing work with school and a social life, many jobs offer flexible schedules in addition to great pay. From serving food to selling clothes, these nine jobs build your teen's bank account as well as his work ethic.
If your teen's chore list includes lawn mowing, have him do it for others. Based on the lawn size, he can charge $10 to $40 for the work, which adds up after a few afternoons. Of course, he should still mow your lawn for free.
Are little ones drawn to your teen? Then he'd be a perfect babysitter. Post fliers at rec centers, reach out to relatives, or sign up for a Care.com account to find families that need child care. Though the pay may vary based on location, number of kids, and years of experience, the average babysitter makes $10 to $12 an hour.
And since parents pay in cash, they won't have to worry about taxes come April.
There's always work in the food industry. The US Department of Labor notes that waiters earn $2.13 an hour
, which sounds low, but doesn't include the (hopefully generous) tips that patrons leave at the end of their meal. This job also benefits you, mom: most restaurants feed their staff, which means one less mouth to feed at dinner.
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