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Posted in Babysitting on 21st December 2010

Ways for a 13-year-old girl to make money?
Listen up!
If all you’re going to say is “BABYSITTING” or “ALLOWANCE” than please go away. You see – I do not receive allowance nor do I have to opportunity to babysit. I live in Sacramento, California if that helps.

Thank you. (:

By the way – I’m saving for a texting plan on my cell phone – verizon wireless, LG Dare.

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Answer by rayt721
One of the most common questions on “Yahoo Answers” comes from young people looking for ways to make money. I totally understand the question and the various responses with the traditional answers of babysitting, online surveys, lemonade stands, paper routes, etc. While the traditional ways of making money may work for some people, they certainly won’t work for everyone so it’s time to think outside the box and dare to be different.

In most states it’s illegal to hire minors (under a certain age) for employment. For some states that is somewhere between 14 and 18 depending on the job, the duties and the products or services being sold. The best resource for your situation is a chat with your local school’s guidance officer or Board of Education. These resources will be able to help you get a work permit, explain the laws and rules, and sometimes help you find employers that are seeking part-time student help. Let’s face it… it won’t hurt to ask.

Now for those who aren’t able to legally work for an employer, don’t give up! You can, at any age, work for yourself and/or your parents. There are limitations such as selling drugs, alcohol, body parts and other products but that leaves a lot of things that you CAN sell and/or services that you can provide.

Your local library is a great resource. Check out books like “Fast Cash for Kids” by Bonnie & Noel Drew. Talk to the Librarian for other referrals. You might like “The Richest Kids in America” by Mark Vincent Hansen… what a great book!!!

Check out the services of Junior Achievements at http://www.ja.org. Junior Achievements is a legitimate organization that works with teen entrepreneurs. You just might “click” with their website.

You will need to do a little homework before just dashing into a business of your own. You will want to find out about local laws and licensing. You might want to learn a little about marketing, accounting, selling techniques, advertising, taxes, etc.

Here are some ideas for money making that you may or may not have thought about for yourself… washing windows, recycling, teaching, tutoring, writing, crafts, selling online, fixing and selling skateboards or bicycles, refinishing furniture, cooking or baking, washing cars, growing and selling flowers or spices or even goldfish, printing tshirts or calendars, selling bumper stickers, energy efficient lightbulbs or programmable thermostats, shampooing carpeting, making and selling non toxic cleaning products, selling books or music or video games, or performing as a clown or other character or … as you can see the list goes on and on.

It’s really important to DO something to get your business started. It’s great to think about things and plan how you’ll spend your money once you earn it but you’ve got to start doing something in order to take action. Learn how to write a business plan and then concentrate on writing it. You can’t reach success if you can’t describe it.

I started working at 12 selling calendars door to door from fall to winter every year and I raked in a lot of money just fifty cents at a time. But I didn’t sit back waiting for the money to find me and you shouldn’t either. It’s time to learn about yourself, your industry, your customers, your suppliers and your business.

Every journey begins with a single step.

Answer by music_<3
sort out any belongings of yours that you don’t want or need anymore, make sure they are in good condition, have all their parts etc, then sell them on ebay. If you are too young to do this yourself, ask your parents to do it for you or just have a garage sale instead :]] hope i helped

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