Entrepreneurial Opportunities needs some visibility to get started.

First, you should spread the word among your classmates, fellow church members, or neighbours.

You may also be able to post an ad online, on your social medias (Facebook, twitter, Instagram, tagged etc) or post flyers at the grocery store or church.

To be safe, you should allow your parents to help you screen potential clients.

Lawn and Gardening Services

Many teens earn some holiday spending money by mowing lawns and performing gardening tasks.

If you can supply your own equipment you may be able to get more work. Try to line up clients before starting to have a head start on the competition.

Tutoring Services

If you are a good student who enjoys helping people, you might be able to make some money as a tutor.

The most common subjects’ teens need help with are math, science, English and foreign languages.

Be sure to screen your clients; your parents may need to help you make sure that potential clients are who they say they are.

Dog Walker

If you like dogs, being a dog walker may be just the right job for you.

Let people in your neighborhood know that you are seeking opportunities to earn extra money by providing this type of pet care.

If you are reliable and trustworthy, you may be able to obtain some clients who will let you walk their dog daily and others who will turn to your services when they leave on vacation.

If you do a good job, you will likely attract additional customers through referrals.

Car Washer

Washing cars is another traditional summer job for high school or college leavers, although it can easily become an ongoing business venture for teens.

Let everyone in your neighborhood know that you are willing and able to wash cars year round to earn some extra money.


Babysitting is one of the easier jobs for teenagers to obtain. All you need is a good reputation, reliability, availability, and possibly a parent who will verify your maturity.

It can be a good way to make extra money while not being tied down to a weekly job schedule.

Music Teacher/Tutor

If you play an instrument, you may be able to offer lessons to both children and adults.

Contact interested people through your school or church.

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Where you teach the lessons depends on what type of instrument you play; consider trying to set up a relationship with the school or church to use their facilities if you need a place to teach.

Personal Assistant

With the hectic pace of our lives, there are probably many people who would like to get some effective assistance.

If you are responsible and enjoy running errands, doing housework, or other odd tasks, you might find work as a personal assistant.

Place flyers on the wealthier parts of town or use word of mouth to get your name out there.

Again, screen the family carefully before accepting the job.

Web or Graphic Designer

If you are already spending every free moment on your computer, why not turn your skills into money?


Many companies and individuals have a need to create or enhance their websites.

Start by creating your own website to advertise your skills. Sample of good website is www.newscheckz.com.

Then, whenever you come across a website that could use your services, make contact and sell yourself and your ideas.


If you have a way with words and are knowledgeable about a topic, you can make money blogging or writing.

Consider joining a blogging network that will offer either a guaranteed per-post wage or a share of advertising revenue.

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Be sure to review the guidelines closely before you join a revenue sharing blog site, as some require contributors to be 18 years of age or older.

If you prefer to have more control and earn all the advertising revenue, then create your own blog on Blogger.com or WordPress.com and work for yourself.

You can sign up for AdSense or promote products on your site. You may have to have your parent sign up for the advertising accounts because you are not yet 18, if that is the case.

Senior Citizen Socializer

Many senior citizens find it hard to get around, especially in inclement weather.

Provide company to lonely seniors by dropping in to play cards or board games once a week.

Help a group of senior friends get together by driving them to and from a gathering place to play games or to and from events for seniors held by local organizations.

Look for work with your grandparents and their friends or check with local senior citizen agencies to advertise your skills.


Head out to thrift stores and yard sales to find items you could fix or clean up then resell.

Join groups on Facebook or create an account on a resale site like eBay to sell your repurposed goods.

Look for items with mass appeal that won’t take too long to fix up and you can buy for super cheap.

Small furniture pieces and old picture or window frames are easy to clean, paint, and even redesign to create fun, functional home décor items.

If you are more artistic, look for pieces you can use to make unique found art.


Some kids and teens make a living with their YouTube channel.

Once you establish a following, you can sign up for an online advertising tool to make money from your channel or look for paid sponsors.

If you get a large enough following and have a unique platform you could go on to get paid for public appearances.

Start by checking out what teen YouTubers are the most successful. Then come up with an original idea that will appeal to a wide audience.

Plan your videos in advance for a more professional feel and get the word out about your new venture.



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