The ways to earn money for a teenager (8 класс)
Teenagers usually begin to think of possible ways to earn money when they are 13 or 14 years old. They want to become more independent of their parents.
I think teenagers abroad have more opportunities to earn pocket money. They can deliver newspapers or pizza, work at a cafe or do something else. Our employers aren’t eager to deal with teenagers under 14 or even 16. But still…I think that we have a few options to choose from:
— I know it is quite possible to get a job at a car-wash. It is simple but it requires endurance and patience. I suppose it would be suitable for me.
— I have a friend who worked in an ice-cream stall and sold ice-cream during the summer holidays. There is one ‘but’: I would have a temptation to eat a lot of ice-cream.
— I do not think that babysitting is a good idea for me. I have never worked with children and I do not know any approach to them.
— Taking care of neighbours’ pets is a nice job. But I do not know how to get it. Should I come up to them to ask the same question: ‘Do you need anyone to keep an eye on your pet?’ Of course, it is a good job, if their pets are not alligators, pitbulls or piranhas.
— Most of teenagers in Russia hand out (dispense) cards or leaflets in the streets. But they are really underpaid, as far as I know. But still I think it is not the worst variant for me.
— Today anyone has an opportunity to apply their own knowledge and skills being a freelancer. You just need Internet access and some people really succeed in this kind of activity. You get orders from people who are interested in this or that kkind of specialists. You may be a graphic designer, a translator, a person who can help in Maths or Chemistry or any other subject.
Be ready to have a lot of contestants who are ready to fulfil the same task more quickly and at a lower price. Besides, you should have a portfolio and positive feedback. This option really gives you independence.
— I have been palying music for six years. I am almost a professional musician. And now I am thinking about earning money this way.
So in England they say: ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’. I fully agree with it.