Making Money In High School

Making Money In High SchoolWhen I was in high school, I was always doing something to make money. In my freshman and sophomore years, I was a nanny for a neighbor baby, and in my junior and senior years I worked at a retail store.

My weekly hours were usually anywhere from 25 hours a week to over 40 hours (that was usually only in the summer months), and I actually enjoyed it.

I made great friends that are still with me today because of the job that I help in high school, and I also made a decent amount of money.

I still did fairly well in high school as well – I graduated with honors and I still took part in sports and other extracurricular activities. I definitely didn’t save everything that I made in high school, but I did have a good time!

Below are different ways for you to make money while in high school.


Sell items.

The other day I saw a high school sophomore who had her own Etsy business. She had thousands on followers on her various social media accounts and I could just tell that customers really liked her products.

This is just proof that you could start your own business in high school and have it be a successful one.

Start a blog.

My favorite teen website is TeenGotCents. This website is a great website for young adults looking to learn more about personal finance. Starting a blog can be great because it can lead to other doors being opened for you.

If you are looking to start a blog, I always say you should start your blog on WordPress. Check out Michelle’s article How To Start A WordPress Blog On Bluehost.

Get a part-time job.

There are many, many part-time jobs out there that you could possibly apply and get hired for. Most probably won’t pay the greatest, but they could give you valuable work experience and/or even have some awesome work benefits (such as an employee discount!).

Here are some part-time job options.

  1. Lifeguard.
  2. Retail store.
  3. Delivery driver.
  4. Restaurant.
  5. Ice cream stand.
  6. Mall kiosk.
  7. Car washer.
  8. Salon/spa front desk.


Become a nanny.

If you have watched kids before and know how to act/react in situations with children, then becoming a nanny or other childcare provider may be a job that you are interested in. You can make decent money doing this, and this may be a good job for you while you are in college as well.


Are you good enough at a subject to a point where you could teach someone else? Maybe it is Math, Science, English, Public Speaking, Finance, a certain language, an instrument or even the SATs or ACTs. Whatever it is, you may be able to sign up for an after school program to tutor someone in a skill that you have.

How did you make money when you were in high school?


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2 Responses to "Making Money In High School"

  1. Xenia says:

    No, I don’t think it is a good idea to spend time working on an LPN eouiatcdn if your goal is to get your RN. Don’t spend the money and don’t spend the time on getting your LPN. Go for your RN degree directly getting your Associate’s degree in Nursing (2 yr degree) to become a RN is a great idea. (and wont take you much more time then the LPN degree would be but will get you much further) Then, working as a RN, you can contine your eouiatcdn (paid for by your employer hopefully) to get your BSN.While you are in nursing school, you can start working as a nursing assistant or a nurse extern to get extra money. You’ll qualify for those positions after going through your first couple of clinical nursing courses. You will find that you can most likely be employed in nursing homes, homecare agencies as well as hospitals as a RN nursing student.Good luck!

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