9-year olds are not yet tweens, but they’re not little kids anymore, either. Some of them might even have a natural inclination toward entrepreneurship, and this is something that parents could help educate. Also, most of them are responsible enough to complete various tasks, some more complex than others. And, as work should always be repaid, 9-year olds can get paid for their effort. Here are some ways for this age category to make money.
A lot of people have pets, and there are times when they need to leave home for hours, leaving their furry friends unattended. Pet sitting is something that people would pay for, provided that they have someone they can trust to leave their pets with.
Learn which of your neighbors have pets and if they need such services. They may not pay a lot, but, for a 9-year old, you could make a pretty buck.
Host other people’s garage sales
Again, many people in your neighborhood may have a lot of stuff in their garages they no longer need, yet they never find the time to organize a sale to get rid of the junk. You can offer your services as the host of such garage sales. You could be paid a flat rate, or even negotiate a percentage of the sales for your effort.
Small cleaning tasks are within your power
Even if you are not yet ready to clean an entire house top to bottom, you are perfectly capable of handling a few cleaning tasks without a problem. Especially the elderly and busy people can benefit from the services offered by someone that can take care of such tasks.
Offer advice on things you know, like computers
It is nothing unusual for kids today to know more than their parents when it comes to computers. If this is a passion of yours and you can explain things concerning how to operate computers, then this should be your first paying gig. You can set up a website, or a YouTube channel, and earn money from ad revenue.
Create things you can sell
From scrapbooking to using a 3D pen to create various beautiful objects, there is a craft you surely know. You can sell your creations online, or from door to door.
Bake cookies and offer your neighbors the possibility to buy from you
Depending on the neighborhood, you could have more or less success with your neighbors when it comes to selling things. Also, you can start by selling the cookies you bake to your family and close relatives. This should give you a boost.
Ask your parents to let you into the family business
That is an opportunity that might not be possible for anyone, but it is one worth considering, nonetheless. Even if there are simple tasks, like stamping envelopes, or organizing files in an alphabetical order, surely you will find a way to help.
Raking lawns and other yard works
This type of activities is simple enough for a 9-year old. Plus, many houses need a bit of landscaping, and your neighbors may prefer to pay a kid instead of a company that would overcharge them for some easy tasks.
Cleaning your neighbors’ cars
A lot of people don’t have enough time to take their vehicles to the car washing service, and they cannot do it themselves due to their packed schedule. At the same time, these people need to have a clean car more than anyone else, so here is where a bit of help can be rewarded with a few dollars.
Recycling pays off
Another method that will help you raise some money even if you are just a 9-year old is to recycle bottles, cans, or anything else that falls into this category. You will have to ask your parents to help you by taking the recyclables you collected to a local plant where you can receive money for them.
Set up a lemonade stand
This might be the oldest piece of advice in the book, but it is safe to say that it has already been tried and tested. Setting up a lemonade stand and offering passersby a glass of cold drink will be rewarded with some money in your pocket.