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13 Summer Jobs for Tweens

The older my kids get, the more expensive their tastes become.

I don’t have to tell you that teaching our kids the value of money from a young age is vitally important. Quite simply, the very best way to teach our kids financial responsibility is to provide them with the opportunity to earn money for themselves. What better way to get started than with a summer job!

And since those video games and designer clothes won’t pay for themselves, let’s take a look at 13 summer jobs just perfect for tweens with an entrepreneurial spirit!

  • Because money doesn’t grown on trees 1 of 14
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    Ready, set, earn!

  • Dog walking 2 of 14
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    It can be difficult for dog owners to get their pet the daily exercise they need to stay healthy and strong. Have your tween offer dog walking services to neighbors and friends. It's a great way to get your pets and your tween to out of the house to enjoy some fresh air.

     

    This resource can help your tween determine how much to charge for their services.

     

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  • Babysitting/parent helper 3 of 14
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    Summer makes it more difficult than ever for work-at-home and stay-at-home parents to get anything done. Both babysitting and parent helper services can go a long way in easing summertime stress.

     

    This resource can help your tween determine how much to charge for their services.

     

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  • Mowing lawns 4 of 14
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    Most homeowners dread caring for their lawns - especially in the summer heat! That's where your energetic tween comes in. With a little hard work and a lot of sunscreen, your tween has the potential to become your neighborhood's most valued gardening resource.

     

    This resource can help your tween determine how much to charge for their services.

     

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  • Tutoring 5 of 14
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    Is your tween a whiz in math or reading? Put those smarts to work helping neighborhood kids brush up on their skills and bridge the summer gap!

     

    This resource can help your tween determine how much to charge for their services.

     

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  • Pet sitting 6 of 14
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    Summer is family vacation season and not every pet owner is keen on the idea of kenneling. Offer to care for friendly pets in your neighborhood for a fee. Your neighbors will love the idea of their furry friend being expertly cared for in their own environment while they're away.

     

    This resource can help your tween determine how much to charge for their services.

     

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  • Crafting 7 of 14
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    Does your tween have a passion for crafting? If so, encourage your tween to open their own Etsy shop! Yes, tweens can have Etsy shops!

     

    This resource can help your tween determine how much to charge for their products.

     

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  • Yard sale 8 of 14
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    There's no doubt your house could use a good purge, but we all know how much time and energy it takes to actually do the purging.

     

    Put your tween to work rummaging through the garage and rooms of your home creating piles to keep, donate, and sell. Review the piles before final decisions are made and task them with organizing a yard sale where they'll get to keep a percentage of money earned!

     

    This resource can help your tween determine how price yard sale items.

     

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  • Wash cars 9 of 14
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    You know you have a dirty car. The good news is that so does everyone else in your neighborhood. Armed with quality products, your tween can made a goldmine washing cars in their owner's driveways.

     

    This resource can help your tween determine how much to charge for their services.

     

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  • Office help 10 of 14
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    Your tween is  good on computers and can easily file, sort, organize, shred, and clean up your home business or office environment!

     

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  • Extra chores/house cleaning 11 of 14
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    Your kid can pick up extra responsibilities around more than just your house. Have your tween come up with a list of daily, weekly, and monthly chores they'd be willing to tackle, along with a list of itemized pricing. Let your neighbors pick and choose which services would be most beneficial for them.

     

    This resource can help your tween determine a list of itemized services to provide.

     

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  • Start an online business 12 of 14
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    Kids today are ingenious and capable for putting their talents to work in lucrative ways. Discuss possible products and/or services your child is capable of providing and help them set up their very own company website through Bizinate Kids!

     

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  • Dog washing 13 of 14
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    Summer's a busy season for outdoor play and your neighborhood dogs are in need of a good washing. Take the stress off your neighbors and offer dog washing services in the safety and comfort of their own backyard.

     

    This resource can help your tween determine how much to charge for their services.

     

    Image credit: Shutterstock

  • Outdoor projects 14 of 14
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    With warmer weather comes more time enjoying the exterior of your home, but look at all the TLC it needs! Your tween can help plant, weed, paint fences, remove old shrubs, sweep out garages, wash windows and so much more!

     

    This resource can help your tween determine a list of itemized services to provide.

     

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And of course, it goes without saying that we as parents are responsible for closely monitoring our child’s entrepreneurial endeavors while adhering to child labor laws.

Have any other ideas for tweens to make money this summer?

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