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Jobs for 14-Year-Olds: 10 Unique Ways to Earn Extra Money

Here are 10 jobs for 14-year-olds to earn some extra money in their spare time:

1) wash windows

A bucket of warm water with a little vinegar and a squeegee is all it takes to make money washing windows.

Who has more time to wash windows? I know not!

That’s why I happily pay my teenage sons to do the dirty work!

You can charge per window, say $5 per window, or per hour. Money adds up fast. Try putting up a local flyer at the grocery store, library, etc.

2) clean out the attic or basement

Isn’t it amazing how much stuff can it accumulate? Most of the houses are filled to the roofs with trash!

Teens can earn money by cleaning up other people’s trash. And some of them can be recycled for even more cash.

Remember, a messy house is a messy mind!

3) Mowing the lawn or shoveling the driveway

This may seem obvious, but I am always AMAZED How many dads do I see mowing the lawn… or shoveling the sidewalk, instead of Johnny Junior!

In addition to being great exercise, mowing or shoveling the walk is good money and good exercise for an ambitious 14-year-old.

4) weird paint jobs

Do you have walls? This is GOOD worth paying!

Many homeowners have a room in their home that they would like to spruce up with a fresh coat of paint. But they don’t have the time or lots of cash to pay a professional painter. But they can afford to pay a teenager between $50 and $75 for good work.

And if you’re willing to paint ceilings, you can do even more. Just make sure you have plenty of drop cloths to cover the floor in case of any drips.

5) pool boy

If you have a pool or jacuzzi, you KNOW what it takes WORK to keep it clean. You can set up weekly or monthly pool cleanings with the neighbors. Head for a neighborhood with 3-4 pools so you can save time and fuel by doing it at the same time.

6) brush cleaning

My mother-in-law is always looking for strong, dependable teens who want to earn extra money cleaning up brush and debris.

Matthew, my 12 year old son, just won $20 for a few hours of work!

7) garden tillage

Every spring and fall, I hire my son Tony to do the garden. It’s an easy way to earn extra money at home or even in the neighborhood.

8) Bookkeeping

This is not only a great way to earn extra money, but also an invaluable and useful skill to learn. That is, if you’re feeling brave about bills!

9) Landscaping projects or Plant Doctor

Do you have a kind of green thumb? You are reliable?

Business owners and homeowners alike need someone to water their houseplants regularly or when they go on vacation. This is a fun and easy way to earn extra money.

Or if you have a strong back, you could break out the shovels and beautify the gardens with a tea rose garden, raised flower bed, or small goldfish pond!

10) Artist

Do you have an artistic or talented teen? Encourage her to advertise her talents and draw, photograph, or draw portraits to earn extra money at home.

I know an 18-year-old girl who paints horse portraits to earn extra money.

Or you could make your own design and sell t-shirts, mugs, etc. at CafePress.

There are many jobs for 14 year olds to earn money, you just have to be willing and motivated. And do a little brainstorming!


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