Below are some great part-time jobs and small business opportunities for high school students.
Participate in a Study
This idea isn’t one that you would normally think of as a job for your high school student. However, you can get your child signed up for a study and sometimes they pay $500 or more. This is fast and easy money for your teenager.
Babysitting is a common job for many teenagers. Many teens make a substantial amount of money babysitting. Once you have references you can charge more money per hour for babysitting as well.
Dog walking, like babysitting, is a common job for teenagers to hold. If you live in a neighborhood or close-knit community dog walking may be a great option for your teen’s first job.
If your child is bright and able to help others understand topics in school you may want to consider urging them to tutor. Tutoring is a great thing to put on their resume for college and it can also pay pretty handsomely.
You can tutor both in person and online. If your child is interested in tutoring online there are companies that accept tutor applicants as young as 15 years old.
Start a small business
Some teenagers already have an entrepreneurial spirit. If that is the case with your child you may want to urge them to start a small business. If your teen plays an instrument they may be able to teach piano (or another skill). They can also sell things like candy or chocolate, shovel sidewalks during the winter, cut grass and do landscaping during the summer. Once you’ve gained a name for your small business, your child could make a significant amount of money from their small business.
Work at a Movie theater
Many movie theaters will hire younger employees to clean up the theaters after shows. This position will only be a few hours a week usually, however, your child is likely to receive some perks like free movie tickets.
Become a Referee
As a teenager you can become a referee. Usually pay is about $20 per game, depending on the sport. Once you’ve had a bit of experience you can get $35 or more per game that you referee. If your child is younger than 16 years old, however, the sports may be limited. Soccer and baseball are two sports that you can start before the age of 16.
Become a dishwasher at a local restaurant
Being a dishwasher or busboy is always a great first job for your teenager. Depending on what state you live in, your child can become employed for a position like this as early as 14 years old. It is a job that does not require a lot of skill and restaurants are almost always looking for someone to wash dishes.
Listen and Review Music Online
Most teenagers love listening to new music. What many don’t know is that you can get paid to listen and review new artists. No special skills are needed for the job and you can be younger than 18 and apply. Generally the pay is between $0.05 and $0.20 per track.
Become a Reservation Agent
Uhaul hires employees as young as 16 years old to be Customer Service Representatives. All you need in order to perform the job is a good quality USB headset and high speed internet. Pay starts at $7.50 to $8.50 an hour and there are opportunities for bonuses.
Take Surveys Online
If your teenager is interested in taking surveys online to earn some cash, these companies accept teen applicants: My Survey, VIP Voices, Harris Poll, E-Poll and Paid Viewpoint.
If the teenager looking for a job enjoys writing they will likely be able to find a freelance position online. If you (or your child) enjoys writing freelancing is a great way to make money. Hubpages and Helium both accept teenage applicants.
Become A Proofreader
This may be a better job for the older teenagers (16 and up). If they are good with writing and grammar they may be able to find a proofreading or editing job. Textmaster, Upwork, and Amazon Mturk are all looking for beginner-level proofreaders.
Each of these jobs are great for teenagers. While it is important for teens to learn responsibility through holding a part-time or beginner-level position, they still have to finish school and participate in extracurricular activities. Each of the aforementioned jobs are flexible enough for high school students and teenagers and provide a great way for teens to make money.
Do you have any jobs that are great for teenagers? Let us know in the comments.