We all have different talents and abilities. Recognizing those strengths and developing your skills is important. The more knowledge you gain and education you achieve, the sharper your skills will become to help you earn more money. Investing in your skills and education takes time, effort and money, but will pay off in the long run. Remember, everyone makes different amounts of money, but the goal is to learn to manage any amount of money, big or small.
|How do you earn your money?||Earnings|
|Total||$58 / month|
|Allowance||$20 / month|
|Babysitting||$16 / month|
|Walking your neighbor’s dog||$12 / month|
|Mowing your neighbor’s lawn||$10 / month|
Being an entrepreneur means using your skills, interests and unique ideas to build your own business. Anyone can become an entrepreneur if they work hard enough. Many teens have built amazing businesses right out of their homes. Some have started tutoring younger kids, selling handmade items online or even organized their own catering services.
To become an entrepreneur, you’ll need to plan ahead and work hard in school. Find a mentor to help you build your business — it could be your parents or friends of your family who can give you advice about your new venture. Challenge yourself, and remember to have fun!
Start a dog walking/pet sitting business.
Teach others how to use them.
Collect recyclables/e-waste in your neighborhood.
Not sure where to start? Your school’s library or career club are great places to research your interests and potential careers. You don’t have to decide on a career right away, so don’t limit yourself to one interest. You can grow your skills and learn more about your future career by taking a class at a community center or consider programs your local college or university offers to younger students.