Jobs for 13 Year Olds

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Jobs for 13 Year Olds

Category : Finding A Job , Jobs By Age

As a 13 year old you are now able to start to do more work, particularly work online, since you can freely create internet accounts with your parent’s permission. Of course, there are plenty of traditional opportunities as well. Creativity coupled with drive pay off big when it comes to your bank account!


When it comes to today’s technology, jobs for 13 year olds means something a lot different than it did even just 20 years ago. Most teens know more about computers than their parents, and it is even possible that simple web design, computer repair, social marketing, or blogging are all better choices than taking on a paper route. For teens who know a little bit about building websites or helping older people get their computers hooked up to printers, offer simple computer services at an hourly rate. Starting out with computers is also a great idea, because it will lead to a lot of work down the line.

Pets And Houses

Most 13 year-olds know that baby-sitting is an okay job to have, often quite profitable, but have neglected considering the option of pet-sitting and house-sitting? Whether it is taking care of a dog or group of dogs for the afternoon or simply offering to do dog-walking on weekends, you can come up with a number of great ways to make money involving the care of animals. In the same spirit, when people go out of town they may need someone to take care of their house, not just their pets. These are both great opportunities to make money.


For particularly students that are 13 year olds, becoming a tutor a great option if you are a good student yourself. Parents are often very interested to have an older student that helps their children with homework. Many parents have not been in school for a long time and you have an advantage, if you are a good student, in that you have just recently done the course work. This is a job you can continue for many years to come. Building a list of clients now can be a great asset if you stick with it.


Be Yourself With YouTube

Consider Lindsey Stirling, Jasmine Thompson, Nicole Cross, Devin Graham (devinsupertramp), and Eric Thomas. These artists, performers, motivators, and trades people have found a way to take what they already do and expose it to the world without the need for large companies, like record labels, to “discover” them. Maybe what you are doing right now would be the next big hit on YouTube. If so, some basic marketing skills and understanding the very basics of internet advertising will help you figure out how to earn something in return for what you are giving the world.

Starting Something

There are so many amazing things that you can start as a 13 year old. Businesses are the engine that drives the world economy and your perspective and experience uniquely positions you for finding success as an entrepreneur. Your age also allows you to gain valuable experience before you have many obligations later in life.

Here is a list of ideas for you from

  • Social Media Manager
  • Modeling
  • Computer repair
  • Website design
  • Errand boy/girl
  • Window washing
  • Nanny, babysitter, petsitter
  • Freelance writing
  • Lawn and garden care
  • T-Shirt design and printing
  • Reselling just about anything
  • Professional blogging
  • Tutoring
  • Flip websites
  • Flip Facebook pages
  • Install stereos, TVs, etc
  • Start small and become a YouTube star

Complete Tasks And Surveys

When you reach the age of 13 you can start making money in your free time online by completing surveys and simple tasks in your spare time. The potential for success is far lower than in starting a business but there is a much more obvious payoff in that you know what each survey will bring you. Make sure to have permission from your parents, as with all online activity. Then, get started a few minutes per day. If you really get in to this, the time your friends spend completing surveys can also benefit your account.

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Other Resources

There are many places to learn about getting jobs, to find job ideas, and to get motivated to start earning money. Here are a few that we like.

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