7 money-making tips for kids

Whether you're saving up for something big, or putting aside some money for a new game or holiday activity, there's lots of ways you can make some extra money to help you reach your goal. There are lots of ways kids can earn extra money, and with a little hard work it's possible for you to save for something you really want! We've put together 7 tips to help you work hard and save for your goal. Make sure you check with your parents first, before you go ahead with any of the activities, as they'll need to agree that you're old enough and that it's a good idea first. 

  1. Do odd jobs for family and friends. People often have odd jobs they are unable to do for themselves 
  2. Sell some of the things that you don't want anymore. You could ask your parents if you can have a garage sale, or they could help you list your items on websites like eBay or Gumtree
  3. Make dog treats and sell them to your friends, family and neighbours
  4. Grow and sell fresh vegetables
  5. When friends or family are gong out of town, you could ask them if you can feed their animals, water their plants and/or check their mail
  6. Mow lawns and do other gardening jobs for friends, family and neighbours
  7. Offer to clean your sibling's room for money. If your siblings don't have any money, then talk to your parents about whether they will help out with a small payment for doing the job.

Keep track of the jobs you've completed and money you've made via our printable Pocket Money Tracker. 

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