How to do so.
If you’re in your teens at the moment, or are the parent of a teen who could use a little help, you might be wondering about how you can earn money without having to get a proper job. In the current economic climate, getting a job at a ll is something that it not easily done, so you need to think about other ways in which you can make the money that you need. This article will give you some ideas about things that you can do, and feel free to share the link with people who you feel could benefit from it also.
- Have a sort through things you already own. If you’re anything like I was when I was a teenager, you will have accumulated a lot of things during the course of your childhood that you might not need anymore. Things like books and toys can be sold, and even clothes that you’ve now grown out of. There are a number of ways that you can get rid of things like this, including selling things online, and car boot sales. Things like books might be better sold online as people will be searching for them, and things that you would have problems packaging might be better sold at a car boot sale. You can often go to these and pay just a small fee to be able to sell your things there for the whole of the morning.
- Recycle your old mobile phones. When I cleared out my house a couple of years ago, I found four phones that I had owned in the past that I no longer needed. There are a lot of websites on the internet where you can get money for sending them your old phones, and you should always check each of the websites before you send them your phone to make sure that you’re using the website which is going to pay you the most money for your phone. You could make anything up to £100 for your old phone, which is great when you won’t be using the phone ever again anyway.
- Think about little ways that you could help your neighbours for some spare cash. Make flyers, and deliver them around your local area, including a list of things that you’re prepared to do and the price that you’re willing to do it for. Things like cutting grass, walking dogs and washing cars are usually useful, and you might be able to earn anything up tp £50 in a day from doing jobs like these for people who you know. Make sure you ask your relatives as well, as they are likely to put work your way and spread the word to people who they know which means you will get a lot more business.
- Proof read. If you’re good at English, then you might be able to make a little bit of money reading other people’s coursework and making sure it reads well. You don’t need to know anything about the subject, as you can just read through and check for spelling and grammar issues. Short work might earn you around £5, but longer work could earn you anything up to £50 depending on how long the assignment is.
- Get a paper round. Although this is a job, it is one of the only jobs that you seem to be able to get without a problem at the moment. Not only does this get you fit, but it doesn’t take you very long and can earn you £10 for two hour’s work. This is a good extra earning and benefits your health as well which has to be a good thing.
Something that you should think about while you’re a teenager is where you’re keeping the money that you earn. While it might seem easier to keep it in a box under your bed, it could well be earning money for you if you were to place it in a bank account, which would be a much better idea. If you’re over 16, you can get an ISA (individual savings account) which has a good rate of interest, but if you’re younger than that then a normal savings account would have to do. You could ask your bank to help you with this, and it might earn you a fair amount of extra money over the course of your teenage years and eventually your adult life, too.
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