Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Teen Making Extra Money-Offline

A good place to look for different ways to make extra money is in your own neighbourhood! Most likely you (or your family) are known in your neighbourhood! Having people know you sometimes makes it easier to make money. There might be a few things around your neighbourhood like..

A yard maintenance service. There is always something that needs to be done around your neighbourhood. You can mow lawns and weed control in the spring and summer, raking leaves in the fall, and shoveling snow and planting for the spring. These can all be part of the same job. Once your customers know you and the good work you do, they may use your services for other jobs.

Pet-sitting. When someone in your neighborhood goes on vacation, there's often a pet that needs looking after. Also, with people working longer and longer hours these days, some will pay you to visit their pets during the day and take them for a walk. Even though this is more of a summer business when people tend to go on vacation, but you might be able to have a year-round business by offering pet walking, bathing, cleaning, etc. services.

You might also find work by working for older people in your neighborhood. Many older people can't get around much. They might need your services picking up groceries, running errands, or even doing odd jobs around their home. You can also run errands, for other people in your neighbourhood or even in not in your neighbourhood. This idea works best in larger cities where there are more people and public transportation, but these are very busy times and people need help with all sorts of errands.

A cleaning service. Maybe you hate doing your cleaning after yourself at home, but getting paid for doing them is completely different! You could offer complete housecleaning services, or specialize in one or more areas, such as attic/basement/garage cleanups.

A car-detailing business. With so many people working multiple jobs and having such busy lifestyles, very few people have the time to really take care of their cars -- and you could offer a weekly or monthly service of washing, waxing, vacuuming, etc.

A painting service. If you have some painting experience -- or you have a few friends that want to go in business with you -- you might want to consider a painting business. People are always renovating…and you could paint exteriors in the warmer months and interiors during the colder months.

Delivering newspapers. If you sign up to deliver a lot (especially in areas with apartment buildings), you can make a good bit of money. Some teens make $100 or $200 per week or more.

An educational tutoring service. If you have expertise in one or more areas -- music, foreign language, math and science, or others -- you could offer tutoring sessions to children, teens, and adults in your neighborhood.If you're good at a subject, you may be able to earn money by helping others to understand it.

An educational tutoring service. If you have expertise in one or more areas -- music, foreign language, math and science, or others -- you could offer tutoring sessions to children, teens, and adults in your neighborhood.If you're good at a subject, you may be able to earn money by helping others to understand it.

Placing Classifieds Ads Another great way to earn an extra income is to place a ad in your local classifieds! You could put an ad for whatever your are good at or experienced in. Write a short and descriptive ad and leave either a email address or a phone number!

Other places to look for jobs, most of the potential jobs mentioned earlier can be done in places other than your neighbourhood:

Working for your parents. If mom or dad owns a business, they might be able to use your help. Even if they work for a company, they may be able to hook you up with a part-time job there. (Check with your parents' friends, too.)

Camps. If you look into it early enough,around early spring. You might find a job at a summer camp -- you might work with kids, tend the grounds, prepare food, or do any of a number of things.

Department stores. An extra bonus with these types of jobs is that you often get to enjoy employee discounts (which can be substantial, often 20-30% off) and commissions on items you sell.

Caddy at a golf course. This not only helps you learn more about a sport you might enjoy, it also gives you the chance meet a lot of adults from whom you might learn more about the business world. They could be turn out to be valuable connections that help you find other jobs.

A catering service. Do you enjoy cooking and or baking? In these busy times, if you can provide a service that offers well-cooked meals, you could do quite well.

A freelancing service. If you are realy good in a certain field, such as writing, web page design, or photography, consider starting a freelancing business where you sell your talents.

Be crafty. If you enjoy arts and crafts, you might make jewelry or other crafts and sell them -- perhaps on eBay or an local auction site, where you'll have instant access to a large customer base. Some painters and photographers are making money selling their work online, too, although it takes more time and effort to do.

Volunteer! If all else fails, or even as a first choice, consider volunteering. Don't just do the first thing that pops into your mind, though. Be a strategic volunteer. Think of a field or company you'd like to learn more about. If you're really concerned about hunger in the world, volunteer at a food bank. If you're thinking about becoming a doctor (perhaps one who treats the elderly), consider volunteering at a hospital (or a nursing home).

To Be Continued

Make Extra Money Online
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Make Extra Money-Offline Focus Groups


5 comments:

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CoffeeNhugs said...

This is like a money making haven, guess it just proves that no matter the economic situation, green paper is always around.

Good Stuff.

MTF said...

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I also like your blog
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Seem we have similiar interests!

I need money said...

Very good advice for the Teens out there! Helps anyone who is at a loss for idea!
Great post!

J said...

Great post! I have never ventured outside of my cashcrate bubble - this has inspired me to check the others out! :) Thanks!!