Short List of Business Endeavors for Kids
While a complete list of businesses for kids is unattainable as this would squelch the creative spirit, here are a few ideas to get you started:
Outdoor Painting: With paint and brushes, your budding entrepreneur can provide door-to-door painting services to mailboxes, houses, fences, garages, and driveways.
Jewelry Making: For the child who likes jewelry making kits.
Hand-painting: For the child who enjoys hand-painting.
Clay Ornaments: For the child who likes to work with clay.
Gingerbread Houses: For the child who enjoys baking and decorating.
Party Helper: A party assistant to help with decorating, supervising, and cleaning up once the event is over.
Golf Caddy Service: Helps golfers carry their clubs.
Start an Invention: Kid's Invent is a great site to inspire the future inventor.
Delivery and Errands: Oftentimes the elderly population must walk to the local store to get groceries or medicines. Offer services to help carry packages or mail letters. Even fetching lunch for an office crowd provides a service. Older teens can tackle office delivery service if they know their way around and include travel fees.
Growing Indoor Plants: Help for those who do not have time or ability to grow indoor plants or flowers.
Online Research*: It is a good idea to give kids tasks related to online research. Pay them on an hourly basis or on a project basis. Many parents who run online businesses and need topics researched are great candidates for employing their children.
Blogging*: If your child loves to write about a topic that he or she is passionate about, get him or her to blog. There are many ways for money to be made through affiliate marketing and blogging.
*Always use caution when allowing children to work in an online venue.
When nurturing the potential of your child to become a successful young entrepreneur, he or she will certainly love the idea of having some extra cash in their pocket!
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