Penny Savers Can Earn Money Too
Sometimes, the things you want cost more money than you have. What do you do? You can either save up by not spending on other items, or you can try to earn some extra money.
With a little work, a little creativity and an okay from your parents, you can start adding to your Penny Savers account. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Chores or Household Projects
Ask your parents if you can help with any big projects around the house: yard work, cleaning the garage, finding all of the lids to the tupperware, organize closets, clipping coupons, etc.
- Yard Work
Tell your neighbors that you would like to be their helping hand. Offer to help with grass-cutting, leaf-raking, or planting new flowers. You can pull weeds, water lawns, or pick up branches during spring clean-up. You can even create flyers and deliver them to the houses in your neighborhood.
- Wash cars
You can also make flyers for a neighborhood car washing service too. Find a nice bucket, soap, and some rags. You're neighbors will most likely have a hose for you to use.
Once you’re legally old enough, take a babysitting class. Local hospitals usually offer these classes. Parents are always looking for a good sitter.
- Pet Services.
Feed, watch, wash or walk dogs. If you’re really responsible, you might offer to care of your neighbor's pets while they’re busy or away from home.
- Sell Unwanted Items.
Set up a garage sale. You can also ask other neighbors if they are interested in joining in with you to have a sale at their houses too. The more houses on a street that are having garage sales, the more traffic you'll have to stop by and look at your items. Be sure to post signs around the area a couple of days before your sale to advertise. If you have larger items such as bigger toys, electronics or bikes, your parents can possibly post an ad on Craig's List for those things. It is very important to talk with your parents and have their permission before makibg a decision about hosting a garage sale or selling items on Craig's List.
- Sell Baked Goods or Lemonade.
Bake cookies and brownies, or whip up some good ole lemonade and sell them to friends, family, and neighbors. The summer time is always a great time to host a lemonade stand.