Suggestions of ways for DS15 to earn money

(9 Posts)
3boys1cat Thu 23-Jun-16 18:36:09

He does babysit for a couple of friends of ours, but they don't seem to be going out so much (without their kids) at the moment. He will be 16 in October. All suggestions gratefully received.

Snog Thu 23-Jun-16 18:37:19

Pet sitting
Dog walking
Car washing
Ironing
Gardening

FranKubelik Thu 23-Jun-16 18:48:48

Is he interested in football? If so I would suggest being a referee. He would need to get the ref qualification to do so but most youth leagues have a shortage so he wouldn't be short of games to ref.

GasLightShining Thu 23-Jun-16 23:04:55

Second Fran's idea.

My son is one. Happy to give more information if it is something he would be interested in. The down side is that matches are not guaranteed as weather is an important factor

A lot of the high street firms won;t always employ youngster until they are of school leaving age so although he will be 16 in October he could still be limited

Travelledtheworld Thu 23-Jun-16 23:15:59

Can he swim?
Train as a lifeguard.
Your local pool will be running courses throughout the year.

BertrandRussell Thu 23-Jun-16 23:17:10

I second the football refereeing. Ds is 15, and is the richest member of the family..............

BackforGood Thu 23-Jun-16 23:43:51

If hes a strong swimmer, I'd endorse the lifeguard training once he turns 16. My older 2 do it - great pay, real flexibility of hours, and can pick up work all over the place - eg if he goes on to university.
Refs, coaching and teaching sports also well paid if he has good knowledge of sport and lot of confidence.

Pet sitting when friends and neighbours go away

FreckledLeopard Thu 23-Jun-16 23:47:38

DD is 15 and has a job. She printed out a load of CVs and went down our local street one Saturday handing them in. She got two job offers and is now working on Saturdays at a lovely cafe (and they feed her the most beautiful cake!) Can you DS not do something similar?

DD also babysits - she put flyers through the doors last summer and got a few clients that way.

3boys1cat Fri 24-Jun-16 23:41:53

Many thanks for your suggestions - will show him the thread and see if he is inspired by any of them

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