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In a tough economy, these work at home jobs for teens will prove to be educational and lucrative. Work at home is also a great way for parents to guide their teens to an excellent work ethic. Teens and students learn financial responsibility and expand their knowledge for business, economics and mathematic classes.

You will need to get your parent's permission to work in their home, and you will also want them around to help guide you when things go wrong. When children are in your home and under your care, you will want to know what their special needs are. Know if your client has allergies, if they need special medications, and all their contact information (parents home and cell phone numbers and address of their home).

Getting paid is always awesome! Be prepared and ask for a small deposit up front before you give the lessons for the week. You want to make sure you get paid, and you want to make sure they receive a quality lesson that is worth their hard earned money. Determine payment amount and payments dates before you start working, don't be shy!

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Love all these ideas, but need customers?
Finding your Customers

There are so many things that you are talented at, if someone would just give you a chance to work for them, then you would be rolling in the dough. Read more on where and how to find your customers.

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Good at a subject in school?

Tutoring is a way to make money, but it can also be a great addition to your college entrance application. It is also rewarding to feel like you helped another person build their self esteem by passing classes. Tutoring also boosts your own self esteem by making you feel smart and helpful to others.

Your Resources: Tutoring Jobs for Teens

Are you in band or orchestra?
Music Lessons

If you have been taking band or orchestra for 3 or more years, you certainly have the ability to teach beginners. Find kids a few grades below your own, and help them learn to read music and play an instrument. This will also keep you practicing while you are making money at home!

Your resources: Music Jobs for Teens
Babysitting Fun

Do you love children?

Don't think this is going to be an extremely easy work at home job. Babysitting is not just sitting and watching television, but should include nurturing of the child. Kids need time to play with others, besides their parents to learn social skills. If you love children and love to play with little ones, this could be the perfect way to earn cash!

Your resources: Babysitting Jobs for Teens

Were you born to sell?
Direct Sales

Direct sales is where you sell products of a company to your friends and family and classmates. If you ever went to a store, bought an item, and then resold it to a friend, this could be a great job for you. If you love doing the school fundraisers, look into this work at home job.

Your Resources: Direct Sales Jobs for Teens
Computer Work

Natural Computer Wizard?
Computer Work

Have you already built a myspace and facebook page? Do you have a blog? Have you programmed a video game? If you can teach these skills to others, or if you can just build them their own myspace site, then this could be an awesome way to make cash.

Your Resources: Computer Jobs for Teens
Sports Trainer

Love Sports?
Sports Trainer

Do you have a billiards table, basketball hoop, volleyball net, or swimming pool? This could be the perfect work at home job: to teach others a sport. Not only do you boost your practicing time, but you also make money doing it! Take advantage of all those hours you have put in learning a sport.

Your Resources: Sports Jobs for Teens

Conduct your own
Work at Home Job Search
Like the professionals do!

To conduct a job search, you need to know the phrases professionals use. Try each one of these specific phrases and see the results. Reword your favorite to pinpoint exactly what you are looking for. Each phrase is in quotations to optimize the search to find those exact words together. If you add words, put them after the last quotation mark, unless you intend to change the phrase.

If copy and pasting, include the quotation marks. These search phrases will work for any of your favorite job search engines.

"This is a remote position"

"This is a telecommuting position"

"May work from anywhere"

"Must have home office"

"Candidate will work from a home office"

"Will have the option to work from home"

"Must have high speed Internet"

"This home based position"

"Work at Home"

"Work from Home"

The latter two options are for sites, such as this one, that provide work at home listings and information or help.


During the creation of this teen section, we researched the search results on Google for:

  • Jobs for Teens
  • Summer Jobs for Teens
  • Part Time Jobs for Teens
  • Jobs 14 years old
  • Jobs 15 years old
  • Jobs for teens 13
  • Jobs for teens 14
  • jobs 16 years old
  • online jobs for teens
  • jobs for teens 15
  • jobs 13 years old

What we came up with were a lot of web sites who are telling teens they can work online and they are proving it with checks they receive from paid survey companies and Paypal.

Be aware! They "may" be getting these checks, we do not know, but they are not earning the money by doing only surveys online. What they are doing is getting teens to visit their web sites and to click on the advertisements to sign up for surveys. The survey company then gives this person money for referring others to their site. This is a very valid way to make money, however, it is also very hard and tedious work, and it is misleading to allow a teen to think they can just answer surveys for big money. Surveys do not pay much at all, it is referring others to the site and having them sign up, this is what makes the money.

The very best way for a teen to make money (outside of retail and fast food) is to start a home business using their skills that they have worked on for so many years, be it little league (making them a great coach candidate for small children) or an instrument, they can mentor and teach others while making money.

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