Does anyone have ideas on how a 14 year old can make some money?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by shaunze, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. shaunze


    Apr 6, 2004
    Astoria Oregon
    I need to make about $100 more to have enough money for my bass. any ideas on how to make it? i'm only 14, so i could try and get a job, but unemployment rate is so high here. my lawnmowers broken, so that's not workin. i can't stand not having my bass! any suggestions?!?!?!
  2. babysit
    bake sale?
    apply at mcD's?
  3. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    unemployment doesnt really apply to 14 year olds.

    there's always somone willing to hire someone to do bad work for minimum wage ;)
  4. PJaye


    Feb 2, 2004
    A couple ideas:

    1. Paper Route
    2. Do odd jobs/errands for neighbors or seniors.
    3. Set up a car wash in parents driveway :)
    4. Return bottles ($100.00 | .05 = 2000 bottles)
  5. shaunze


    Apr 6, 2004
    Astoria Oregon
    i like the 2000 bottle idea! only need another 1996!
  6. When I was 14 I did physical labor. I worked for Jefferson County Open Space where I had to make trails in the hot sun 8 hours a day. I got minimum wage, and it was not worth it in the end.

    The point of this story being, umm, well there is no point...
  7. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Try working for landscaping...some pay you under the table...
  8. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I got my first job at 14. Maybe it's different where you live but in MS the legal working age is 14 for part-time
  9. slick519


    Aug 11, 2001
    Salem, Or
    well, in Astoria, and everywhere in oregon, you cannot work full time on most jobs at all. I know that if you work for a big farm, and you work under 8 hours a day, you are entitled to minnimume wage. i think. there are also various jobs you can do, just around the community. Such as...

    yardwork (barkdusting and whatnot)
    can you fish for someone? or be a gopher boy for some pro fisherman?
    selling burned cds (haha)
    and other various things


  10. eBay.
  11. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Paper routes are the best. You can make a lot of money by sacrificing your late nights and getting up at 4 am to deliver papers. If you really want a new bass, then you should do it.

    I did it for a year when I was 13 to buy my first saxophone.
  12. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I bought my first bass with lunch money.

    I kept the money I was being given to buy lunch at school. After a few months it added up to a bass. I just didn't eat a school lunch my freshman year from about the second week of school to the second-from-the-last week of school.
  13. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    Fix your lawnmower. Mowing yards was the quickest money when I was your age.

    Got to take care of your tools. :)
  14. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    Have a root about for old stuff you no longer want/need then sell it - even if it's junk some one will most likely want it on ebay..

    I aggree with the general 'fix yo mower, mow some lawns and quit yo whinin, foo' approach, though.
  15. Maybe if you were 14. :meh: ;)

  16. I'm a crackwhore.
  17. We knew that though :smug:
  18. I know what you did last summer.

    Anywho now I feel like I'm hijacking this kids thread.

    I suggest going to your city hall and looking for employment.