HOW TO MAKE
Thinking about getting your first job? You may be considering something more traditional—like working at a supermarket, restaurant, or even babysitting your neighbor’s kids.
Traditional first jobs are very much in demand and a great way to gain experience and earn money.
But opportunity may also knock in less traditional ways. The internet and social media have opened up endless new employment opportunities.
Create a product or service. During the pandemic, many teens had extra time and became entrepreneurs.1
Get paid for your knowledge of social media. Companies value your expertise to help manage their content and feeds.
Be paid to take online surveys or be part of a focus group. Your opinion matters.
Download a job app for teens. You may be able to find a job and make extra cash.
Some teens are involved in the shoe and clothes resale market. Others have money and time to teach themselves how to invest. Others have an interest in the stock market, and take the time to teach themselves to invest.
You will never forget your first job. Before accepting any job offer, consider:
- Are you able to do the job?
- Is it legit?
- Are you old enough?
- Are you aware of the expectations?
- Do you understand your schedule and pay?