Teenagers are always looking for ways to make cash. With the high cost of designer clothing, NFL sports wear, music and movies, parents simply cannot afford everything that a teenager wants. Most teens know that the only way that they can get the things they want is to make cash. Unfortunately, many states have changed the driving laws to only allow drivers over the age of eighteen unlimited privileges. This makes getting cash much harder for the average teenager. Here are some ways that you can make cash as a teen when you do not have that driving freedom.
The best way for teens without a car or license to make cash is through the people in their own neighborhood. These are the people that you grew up with. You can trust them and they can trust you. After all, if you scam them or do not do a good job, they know your parents and they know where you live! The first thing that you should do when you want to make cash is go door to door in your neighborhood and find out what services people need or want.
Often teens can make cash by working for busy households or retirees by mowing lawns, raking leaves, or dog walking. Gardening, window washing, washing cars, general house cleaning, or trimming hedges can also be great ways to make cash as a teenager. If there are a lot of families in the neighborhood, you can even try posting flyers offering cheap after school and weekend babysitting.
Another way that teens can make cash is through a paper route. Many large newspapers now require carriers to be eighteen or older. However, smaller community papers often still allow teens to run their paper routes. This can be done easily on a bicycle, motor bike, skateboard, or on foot. Locally run small businesses may also allow teens to make cash by distributing flyers throughout their neighborhood.
If all else fails, teens can go around to local businesses within walking distance. Most convenience stores require workers to be over eighteen or twenty one. However, grocery stores will hire teens as stockers and fast food joints will hire teens as cooks. You can also check out local small movie theaters for cleaning or ushering jobs. These types of jobs will give teens the ability to make the most cash. However, in some areas these types of jobs are few and far between.