| Hi Taylor
- I'm a high school sophomore and thinking about the best ways to
make money over the summer, so I can start saving for college. Everyone
I know wants to be a camp counselor, but I was wondering if you had
any other ideas. - Thomas
Hi Thomas - I'm glad you're looking for summer work, you'll definitely
be happy with your decision down the road. There are lots of summer
job options for teens, and here are just a few worth looking into:
and house sitter. You can find lots of opportunities to feed
and walk people's animals, water plants, collect mail, etc. This
is something you can do through people you already know as well
as through various apps and online job boards. If you have open
availability and are responsible, this is a good way to bring
in money and something you might be able to do while working other
jobs. It could also lead to work during the school year.
2. Car washer. If you're the industrious type, you might be
able to start your own car washing operation. People wash their
vehicles a lot more during the summer when the rain lets up, and
your parents and their friends might be happier going to see you
rather than a business that charges more. A come-to-you car washing
and detail business could grow into something you could even do
once school starts back in the fall!
3. Tutor. It sounds like you're a diligent student, so
the summer could be an opportune time for you to offer tutoring
services. You can either work through a tutoring company or go
out on your own, helping other students with the subjects you
excel in. This is a good way to keep a relatively open schedule
and make a good hourly wage.
4. Seasonal worker. Depending on where you live, there
might be businesses (other than summer camps) that experience
a big boost in clientele during the summer months. You can work
at a national park or an aquarium, or help a rental company that
gets busier during the months when people are having weddings
and throwing parties. Start asking around to see who might need
help exclusively during the summer. It's possible there are good
jobs right under your nose that you've never even heard of.
| Summer jobs
can be a lot of fun and very rewarding. Hopefully one of these options
will make sense for you. Good luck!
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May 6, 2020
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