Teens Money and Experience

Teens, Money, and Experience: Creative Ways for Teens to Gain Experience and Make Money

No one looks forward to summer vacation more than teens! However, summer can often be a time where teens do not have enough to do and resort to extended times of tech and sedentary activity. 

Teens and even pre-teens fall into a category which has limited summer programming. Those youth that have finished elementary school often feel they have outgrown day camp, summer camp counselor positions are quickly filled, and overnight summer camp, although fantastic, leave large chunks of the summer without activities.

Everyone wants to have a summer that is fulfilled. Read on for 4 ways to CREATE money making possibilities for teens. 

  1. Think out of the box. Adults are busy with life and work. There are chores and jobs that would gladly handle over to a teen. 

Here are some examples:

  • Garage clean out
  • Pulling weeds
  • Organizing toys and art supplies
  1. Families with children are a great target audience. Children love spending time with teens! Why not share all the ways they could love your teen beyond babysitting!

What are some options?:

  • Playing sports. Many parents would happily pay a teen to get their child outside and off of screens. 
  • Musical instrument practice. Why not offer to do practice sessions for kids in between lessons?
  • Share a special skill. If your child knows how to code, sew, play hockey etc. parents may welcome the opportunity to have a teen share their expertise before investing in a class or coaching.
  1. Have a meeting and make a plan. No one will hire someone even a teen without knowing the basics. Sit down with your teen and identify a few services they have competency in and the parameters.

Help them determine: 

  • A description of the type of services they can provide.
  • What hours they are available to work.
  • The geographical location. 
  • The hourly cost.
  1. Tell people, tell them again, and tell them again. If you want business, you need to tell people. You can never tell people enough. This is also true for teens. Help them understand that sending out 1 flier or making a few phone calls is not enough


  • Create a flier, both physical and virtual
  • Ask family members to post on social media
  • Have your teen print the fler and deliver it to people’s houses. 

Wishing all the teens out there a summer of fulfillment!

Curious? What to discuss about your child’s summer in more detail? Reach out to me for a consultation! mporjes@gmail.com