The benefits of a child getting a part time job are many. Eventually, parents want them to be able to face the world when they grow up. But for now, we want them to be able to earn extra cash and be independent.
I am not going to help you find a part time job through job recruitment agencies. You can find these tips in other articles. Also, these are not your conventional part time jobs you used to have when you were young either.
What I am talking about is part time jobs that your teens can do at home and online – without the need to target any physical location.
Whether you are looking for a summer job or part time job for your teens, it really doesn’t matter. We’ll explore some “high-tech” part time jobs your 16 year olds (or older) can take up to make extra pocket money.
Why are these jobs called “best part time jobs”? Simply because…
- You don’t need to go through time-consuming job search.
- You don’t need to go through any interview answering questions you can’t answer.
- You don’t need wait for job offers to be available and worry about whether the boss will like you or not.
- You don’t need to have a glowing resume and working experience to get a job.
- You don’t need employment from anyone because you are self-employed.
- You don’t need to worry about qualifications as you are the boss.
- You can start anytime anywhere. And age does not matter as long as you know how to use the computer.
- The payout can be very lucrative and sometimes the job can pay more than what the parents make.
Take a look at these best online part time jobs for 16 years olds.
Start a Blog – Think our teens can’t start a blog? You bet. They are one of the age groups who are active blogging. Since they are doing it anyway, why not make it as an income earner. You can join programs like Adsense or promote products and make money from your referrals. If your teen has not started a blog, encourage them to create one. You can do so at Blogger.com or WordPress.com for free. Starting a blog is an excellent way for your teens to learn the ropes of being an Internet entrepreneur. Here are some free resources to learn making money with blogs: Daily Blog Tips and ProBlogger.
Get Paid to Take Surveys – Taking online surveys is one of the easiest ways to make money online. You don’t even need a website or any special skills. Your opinion on certain subjects and an email address are all you need. However, as with other money making opportunities, there are many unscrupulous companies who are trying to dupe people in the name of paid surveys. That’s why it is very important you only take surveys from legitimate survey companies only. Otherwise you will be taken for a ride. Make sure you read the terms and conditions before taking any online surveys.
Get Paid to Write – Does your teen have a talent in writing? If he loves to write, he can sell his writing services as a freelance writer. The money is lucrative too. You can write articles (500-600 words) or a report (12 pages or above). Finding writing jobs has never been easier with online marketplace like eLance.com and advertising giant Craigslist. Look for jobs that you can do and offer them your best rates.
Get Paid For Knowledge – Is your teen a tech geek? Does he possess extensive knowledge on iPhone or XBox? Well if he does, why not turn his knowledge into cash? Chances are many other users are dying to pay for his knowledge. For example, if your teen knows how fix XBox in no time, he can teach others how to repair an Xbox by selling a repair guide. Just put up a sales letter and accept online payment, and you are good to go.