Flexible Summer Jobs For Teens
With summer starting and school out, teens may be looking for a job to keep them busy and to help them pay for a few things of their own. There are plenty of ways for teenagers to make money, and many summer jobs can be flexible with summer and evening hours. The key to finding a flexible summer job is to start searching early and to leverage connections you may have through your parents, community groups, churches, and schools.
Working at a Restaurant
If you still want to enjoy your summer days by the pool, you can try to find a job in the evening at a restaurant. Most afternoon shifts start around 3:00 and can last until 11:00 or 12:00, but it gives you the flexibility to enjoy your days off while the sun is shining!
The pay may be close to minimum wage but your chances of making more money will improve if you’re a waiter or waitress. Just be sure not so spend your hard earned money at the restaurant for dinner!
Mowing Yards For Extra Money
If you want a taste at being your own boss, you can try to start your own mowing operation. Contact a few neighbors and offer a discounted rate if they use you to mow their yards. Depending on how much money you’re trying to make in the summer, having a few yards can be a nice job to help bring in a few extra dollars each week.
Don’t be afraid to add extra features to your mowing package like weeding, mulch spreading, or even brush cleanup. Be on the lookout for the extra jobs that you can do while you’re working in their yard and you might just double your pay with the same client!
Who doesn’t like a car that shines in the summer? If you enjoy being outside and working with your hands, auto detailing can be a flexible and rewarding job. If you already own a shop vacuum, the cleaning equipment will cost you around $50-$75 and should last for multiple cars. You can recoup your investment fairly quickly and have the flexibility to clean cars when you want to! For an added convenience, take your equipment to the customer’s driveway and be sure to provide them with referral cards to gain more business.
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