ᴥ Coaching different sports for kids
ᴥ Delivering newspapers
ᴥ Working at a library
ᴥ Maintaining gardens
ᴥ Making and selling crafts
ᴥ Making flyers for small businesses
ᴥ Performing at parties as a clown
ᴥ Pet sitting/walking/feeding/grooming
ᴥ Providing grocery shopping services
ᴥ Selling tickets for concerts
ᴥ Selling tickets at movie theaters
ᴥ Setting up lemonade stands
ᴥ Shoveling driveways
ᴥ Working as a (junior) camp counselor
ᴥ Tutoring at a local youth center or privately
ᴥ Working as an attendant at an amusement park
ᴥ Freelancing online - programming and writing (training required)
ᴥ Working in a fast food joint (normally applicable to ages 16 and above)
ᴥ Working as an usher at movie theaters
- Speak to your parents/guardians about the fact that you want to work, and the kind of work that interests you. They will be able to guide you about what you should take up.
- Find out the legal age at which you can take up part-time jobs in your state. More often than not, when you call a potential employer, they will tell you whether you are eligible to work for them.
- Consider your personal skills when looking for a job. For instance, if you like kids, babysitting may be a good option. If you are good with people, you may choose to become an attendant at an amusement park. Once you have been able to identify your best skills, it will be easier for you to market yourself to people for the services you offer.
- If this is your first job, find out how much you should be paid as against how much you are being offered.
- Conduct thorough research about the place or people you are going to be working for. Take help from your parents/guardians for this for your safety.
- Find out if someone has worked for them before and how their experience was. This is a good way to find out whether your potential employer is genuine.