Saturday, May 25, 2013
Ways for Teens to Earn Money This Summer
Go prepared with a resume that showcases any work experience you might have. If you're a newbie, include grades, extracurricular activities, awards and a list of references whom are willing to be contacted. It goes without saying that summertime is the season for camp counselors and life guards. Start contacting the different camps, parks, pools and beaches for any openings months in advance. Follow up on any potential leads. Check with local grocery stores, fast food restaurants, retail stores and all of the other usual suspects for any openings. Opt for places that your teens will be able to get to and from without any issue. If you're looking for other alternatives, consider these options. Have your teen seek out babysitting opportunities in the neighborhood. And if child care isn't up his alley, have your teen option himself out for dog walking or pet sitting, which can also become lucrative as he takes on more clients. If your teen excels in school, offer tutoring services for kids who are enrolled in summer school and need an extra helping hand. You may also consult with friends and family who own a business. Find out if they need an intern or extra set of hands around the business during the summer. These opportunities may also give your teen some hands-on experience in a professional work place.