To learn responsibility and earn extra cash, many children get jobs during their summer break from school. Fewer tend to work during the winter or all year. During the colder months, they may become bored if it is too cold to be outside playing. Here are some ways that children can work during the winter months to keep busy and earn money.
Step 1: If it snows in your area, put the kids to work shoveling snow in the neighborhood. Children can go door to door asking if neighbors would like their driveways and sidewalks shoveled for a small fee. Older neighbors are often thrilled to have the extra help at a price that is difficult to beat.
Step 2: Raking leaves is a great fall job for children. Many areas of the country have trees and when the leaves begin falling, it can create quite a mess. Children will be able to visually identify the homes needing the most help. They can ask if the homeowner would like some assistance with the chore.
Step 3: Teenagers can work at the mall, food store, or even as a receptionist in a hair salon. Mall jobs are great because they often feature a store discount. Some children will enjoy working at a clothing store, while others will prefer a sporting goods or video game store.
Step 4: Restaurants need dishwashers, bus people, and hosts all year and may even ramp up their holiday staff. Teenagers may find this is the way to earn extra money to buy desired holiday gifts they didn’t receive. Working in the food service industry often features flexible schedules and promotional opportunities, two things ideal for children.
Step 5: Even children can start online businesses doing things like affiliate marketing or completing surveys. Younger children should have parental supervision in these endeavors.