Summer is on its way and if you have a teenager they are going to get a nice long summer break. Do you have any plans for them?
I’ve found that the best way to keep kids out of trouble is to keep them busy. So busy that they won’t even have time to think about things they shouldn’t be doing.
If you can’t afford summer camps, or the ability to put them in extracurricular activities what about putting them to work where they can make their own money.
There are so many jobs for teens nowadays it’s no excuse not to put them to work. A lot of jobs don’t even require a certain age if they have a great skill.
Like designing websites or editing videos. Kids these days are so well versed in technology to do things like editing a video or creating a website is nothing…but so many people like me, have no idea how to do that and that’s how they can profit.
Side jobs like this can turn into a career for them and they can build their own business. They don’t have to wait for the summer either, they can do these things to make money on the weekends as well.
I think promoting entrepreneurship is so important for our youth. They really can call their own shots and the earlier the better.
I’m an advocate for getting a good college education but it’s usually so you can get a certain job if you build your own business you really won’t need to go the college route.
Gaining knowledge does not have to only be from a college campus, there are so many online courses and even free information on the web to help people learn a certain skill.
Graphic designers, writers, proofreaders, bookkeepers, bloggers, etc. These are all positions that do not require a college education but they all make great money.
I know I’m getting off a bit but I do want to emphasize the fact that there are so many ways teenagers can make money and they should start now because it could be something that can be built into an empire.