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Summer Jobs for 13 Year Olds

Girija Shinde
Summer is the time for fun and frolic, but at the same time, it is also a good opportunity to earn some money through summer jobs. Here are some of the jobs a teenager can opt for during summers.
Students always look forward to the summer vacations, as it means freedom from school, homework, and most of all, getting up early!!
While it surely is a time to enjoy yourselves, it also is the perfect time to make some money, and that too without losing out on your fun time. If you haven't been able to get that toy at the gift shop out of your mind coz you've spent all your allowance, then a summer job is the perfect way to gift yourself something for a change.
Before you set off looking for a job, you might want to consider what it is that interests you the most (eating chocolates and playing games don't count!), and what field would you like to work in? Secondly, how many hours of work can you put in everyday? Do you have a bike or will your parents need to drop you to the job site?

The Best Summer Jobs


If you like to get your hands dirty and enjoy gardening, then this is the perfect job for you. All you've got to do is water the plants, prune them, and mow the lawn. Simple enough eh!
What's even better is that you won't need to go too far looking for the job either. Just talk to your neighbors and let them know that if they need to fix up their garden or the lawn, then you are the one to call.
Work just about three to four hours a day and a few gardens, a little pruning, and a little mowing later, you should have made a little fortune for yourself. For all your 'hard' work, you don't want to settle for anything less than $20.


If you love your books and love playing teacher or helping your friends out with their homework, look no further, coz you've found your perfect job. On an average, you can offer your neighbors to teach their kiddies for only around USD 17 an hour.
Parents do not seem to have time to teach their kids; there are also parents who complain that their kids do not like to be taught by them. This works out perfectly for you. Choose a handful of seven to eight year old kids, as you being the 'grown up' should be able to handle them without problem, and their syllabus isn't much to break a sweat about either.
If it seems a little too easy for you, you can always choose to help kids who are preparing for their kindergarten, but be warned, they can be quite a handful.

Lemonade Stand

This is one of the favorite seasonal jobs for teenagers. People who go trekking, for picnics, or even walks on the beach during the daytime, search for something cool and soothing. Keeping this need in mind, why not open a lemonade stand? All you need is a table, disposable glasses, ready-made or homemade lemonade syrup, water, and ice.
Take the help of an elder to set up the table. Once it is set, you can start your business. Keep in mind that it's all about the location. Set your stand at such a place where lots of people pass by everyday, like a corner at the beach. Once you're ready with the lemonade, all you need to do is wear a big smile and wait for the money to start rolling in!

Animal Caretaker

Love your dog or just animals in general? Then this job works out perfectly for you. Pet owners are always looking out for people to help take care of their beloved pets.
The work generally includes bathing pets, taking them for a walk and feeding them. If some of your other friends are also interested in this job, you can even start a pet care center, all while having a great time with the pets.

Waiter / Waitress

If you have a flare for talking to people, waiting on people at a restaurant or an eatery should come naturally to you.
Greet the customers with a smile, get their orders right, and serve them well (hoping that the food is just as great as your service), and you will make a quick buck out of it, and of course there are the tips to go with it too.


If you are in no mood to go around teaching or taking care of kids or pets, and just want to hang around, then the Caddie's job is good for you. All you need to do is carry the golf clubs around for a golfer. With time, you could suggest to them the right golf club for a particular shot, and maybe win both praise and a handsome tip for your services!


A nice smile and a way with words is all you would need for this job. You could find a job with a retailer nearby, and help with advertising or selling a product. You could make a good amount of money, and there normally are incentives based on the number of products you help to sell.


If you have a way with kids or just love them no end, then you could always offer to babysit for a relative or a neighbor, and get paid up to $15 per hour. Not a bad payout, especially if you get along well with the little fella you need to babysit.
These are just some of the many summer jobs out there for you guys. Enjoy your holidays, though it never hurts to make some money while you're at it. Above all, nothing quite matches up to the feeling of pride when you decide to buy something with your hard-earned money. Enjoy guys and spend your money responsibly. Cheers.