Money does not have an age limit, if you can spend it you should be able to earn it. Wake up!!! You are in the 21st century, we all need money leave out the sentiments;that you are too young to earn . “We are the leaders of tomorrow” So we are told, but a leader of tomorrow has to start preparing from today. This is why and how to make money as a teenager.
Our Teacher Nature
Look at the animal workforce especially the ants, every single one of them has an assigned duty regardless of age and size. This is the single reason they flourish so well, because no single ounce of its work force is wasted.
Pay N500 for your school’s offline registration and you still have to wait till Dad comes back from work. Offering time in church and you still have to go get your offering from Mom?…. I am not indicting you I just want to give you a better option, make your own money!
Why should you make your own money?
1. You carry Some Financial Burden
You lift a little bit of the burden of taking care of you off your parents. They don’t complain but the truth is that it is at times overwhelming for them. If you made some money and stopped requesting little change, this lessens the financial burden. Channeling that into to savings can really do a lot.
What do I mean? If a man gives two of his kids N200 each to school everyday apart from snack pack that costs about N50 per one. He spends 250 for upkeep of his children.
Now imagine he saves that money from the beginning of the year till the last month of the year he would have 100800 and he puts the money into a savings account. If that money compounds at 5%per annum and he keeps increasing the capital by say at least 1/2 the initial principal in a matter of years he would become a millionaire, viola! finance upgraded. It is easy to say but difficult to achieve. But difficult is not impossible.
2. Create A Sense Of Responsibility
When you earn the money you spend you will learn to separate your needs from your wants and to choose what you purchase from your list of needs based on level of importance or preference.
Why do you think parents are a little strict with releasing money for wants, this is because they have learnt to be judicious with what the little resources they have and prioritize needs. If you start learning to be judicious with your resources from now, then by the time you are controlling bigger resources you will become an unstoppable force. You can now begin to eye and buy those wants of yours.
3. Millionaire In The Making
Learn from Hart Main to Willow Tufano to Cameron Jackson they all used a little bit of capital and in some cases handiwork to build themselves a fortune. If you don’t have a means of income then what do you improve on? Let’s now assume the business plan you have mind is not related to the jobs available, remember you need money to carry out your plan so get the job.
To have a strong finance in future or even is by making saving and investing a priority at an early age(Teenage) . Think about how much you want to have saved in the future and break it down into smaller payments you can afford today. Thanks to compound interest, saving 15% of your paychecks every month starting when you get your first job could help you earn up to 10 times your income by retirement age. If you don’t have a source of income then how do you get what to invest or save?
I have been going on and on about why you should make money for yourself as a teenager and as a gentleman that I am I will now give you a list of jobs you can get involved in as a teenager.
1: A car wash attendant
10:Hotel Host or Hostess.
1. Car wash attendant
Cleaning the exterior and interior part of a car all that is require is strength and carefulness(when washing sensitive parts like the engine).
Watching kids and making sure they are having fun and also being safe and that’s a lot to joggle so it requires watchfulness, and patience, a good sense of humour also helps.
3. A Cashier
You work in Stores and you have to know the price of all the goods in the store and you have got to have a good set of people skills. You are a teenager and you might have mood swings, it’s time to be calm and friendly.
You can learn to cook and offer catering services on the weekends.
5. Dry Cleaning
Washing, Drying and properly ironing people’s clothes. You might start with your family and friends and work your way up.
6. Lawn Care
Mowing lawns,raking leaves, trimming hedges and other yard related tasks.
Keeping offices, schools and buildings clean and spotless. This might not be the most prestigious job but it pays so why not?
8. Personal Assistant
Keeping schedules for a person and running errands.
9. Hotel Host or Hostess
Welcome guests and make them feel comfortable. This requires being friendly and helpful. You might need some connections to get this kind of job.
Now You Know
Now that you know why and how to make money as a teenager, do something about it. The teen age does not always have to be about wearing the latest Gucci product or using the latest phones, be different, be decisive, invest in your future.