A great way to instill the value of hard work in your children is to let them take opportunities at making money on their own.
There are a lot of simple ways to get your kids interested in business and establish the right work ethics at a young age. Here are a few ideas to get you and your kids started.
12 Awesome Ideas that Kids Can Do to Earn Money and Become Interested in Business
1. Chores Services
On top of the regular chores they do around the house, for a minimal fee, they can offer their services to your neighbors or friends and help them get stuff done in their homes. They can help clean the house, wash cars, take clothes to the dry cleaners, and other things that need to be accomplished.
2. Lemonade Stand
Never underestimate the power of the lemonade stand. It may be a seasonal business but it brings in a lot of extra bucks for kids who are raising funds for summer camp or to buy some toys.
3. Kids’ Books Illustrator
If your kid has a bit of artistic talent, perhaps he or she can lend their drawing prowess to publishers of children’s books as an illustrator. Whether they do it digitally or manually, it’s a great way of putting their talent to good use.
4. Tutoring Services
If your child is excelling academically and has the aptitude (and patience!) to teach other kids his age or younger, providing tutoring services to them would be a good way for them to earn a few extra dollars.
5. Baking Business
You can start a baking business with your child if you both love being in the kitchen. Depending on the child’s age, you can either do all of the baking and just have them assist you or they can take charge in the kitchen entirely.
6. Shirt Design
A lot of kids are very artistic and creative. If your child has a passion for designing shirts, you can help him turn it into a small business by helping him start a shirt printing business. If you don’t have enough capital for a heat press machine, you can connect him to those who have printing businesses and have him freelance instead
7. Pet Sitting Services
Pet sitting is an awesome and fun way for kids to make money, especially if they’re fond of animals. It won’t feel like work to them. In most cases, pet owners have dogs and cats which are easy to take care of. All they need to do are the basic stuff like watch over them, feed them, walk them, and play with them
8. Babysitting Services
Depending on the age of your child, perhaps he or she can babysit for couples who need help take care of their kids while they go off to work or on a date. Just make sure that your child is responsible enough for the task But if they can be trusted and are pretty good with kids, they could make a lot of money with it.
9. Podcasts and Blogs
Most kids nowadays are pretty tech-savvy. They probably know more things than you when it comes to content creating and its technicalities. If their passion is creating content, encourage them to start their own podcast, vlog, or blog. It might not be an overnight success for them but if they maintain the discipline needed, they will eventually get what’s coming to them.
10. Online Sales
Selling stuff online is one of the easiest ways kids can make extra cash nowadays. They can sell some of the stuff that they no longer need such as clothes, toys, books, collectibles, shoes, and a lot more.
11. Video Game Live Streaming
Most kids now are into video games, some a lot more than others. Instead of wasting time playing video games all day long, encourage them to get into streaming instead. They can earn money from live streaming their games on platforms such as Twitch.
12. Garden and Lawn Care Services
Help your child turn a simple chore such as mowing the lawn, taking care of plants, or removing leaves into something profitable. They can offer their services to your neighbors. Plus, if you have a lawnmower, they can also charge a minimal fee for equipment rental.
If you want your kids to turn out well in life, you need to teach them and direct them in the path that they should go early on. This way, you’re helping them build the right habits that will help set them up for life.