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post #1 of 22 Old 03-19-2010, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Help with making money when you're a teenager!

First above all, I want to earn money so I will have enough money to pay for horse related things... ( many things, I do know what I am talking about, and stuff like that, please stay with the subject while commenting :) thanks )



Okay so I know the usual, babysitting, dog walking, mowing lawns, chores, etc, etc, etc. But #1 I don't really feel comfortable going into strangers homes to babysit, since I do not know any younger children that would need babysitting, other then really close family, that I am expected to babysit for free. (>,<)

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Also, I dont believe people could trust me with walking their dogs, and if they did what if something happend??? i would be in HUGE trouble! Moving lawns - Dangerous! - and no expirience... Chores, already do that, I get 10$ a week, yeah, thats a good amount, but not enough to pay for boarding when I want to get a horse, and things like that.

Oh! and one last thing - newspapers - yeah a HUGE list of people on the waiting list in my neighborhood, so cant do this either....


So...you see my dilemma....

Please give any advice possible!!!

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post #2 of 22 Old 03-19-2010, 11:05 PM
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what about a part time job??
I have been working for a few years now and have managed to earn enough to support my horse but then its a rare occasion to treat myself though
I do also the ocassion lawn mowing job but my brothers usually beat me to it haha
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what about a part time job??
I have been working for a few years now and have managed to earn enough to support my horse but then its a rare occasion to treat myself though
I do also the ocassion lawn mowing job but my brothers usually beat me to it haha


Not quite old enough yet :(
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Have you looked for barns that need help mucking stalls/feeding/etc? I'm seventeen and up until this year I haven't been able to work at all. I still barely get work but I don't look very hard since my mom doesn't want me working retail...that kinda leaves me with nothing LOL. But I do occasionally work at my barn cleaning or bedding stalls, watering or haying the horses, or just whatever the BO needs help with. It's my ideal job, I just wish I could work there more!

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post #5 of 22 Old 03-19-2010, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Have you looked for barns that need help mucking stalls/feeding/etc? I'm seventeen and up until this year I haven't been able to work at all. I still barely get work but I don't look very hard since my mom doesn't want me working retail...that kinda leaves me with nothing LOL. But I do occasionally work at my barn cleaning or bedding stalls, watering or haying the horses, or just whatever the BO needs help with. It's my ideal job, I just wish I could work there more!


Yeah! That sounds fun haha. I will have to ask my barn :) thanks,

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LOL mowing lawns is not dangerous--I've been mowing my lawn without supervision since I was like 8. The no experience thing isn't so much a factor as not having your own tools. If you've ever seen a movie where there was some guy mowing his lawn in the opening scenes, you pretty much get the idea of how its done.

As for the dog walking, thats actually a very feasible idea if you live in a suburban area. You don't have to walk like 50 dogs at once, Just find some people in your neighborhood who seem to always be out or at work, and if they have a dog, leave your name and number at their door. It has the added benefit of getting you fit as well. I also suggest you pick up a copy of Moneymakers: Good Cents for Girls. It has some nice ideas on making your own money and saving in other ways. I actually have a copy, and if you can't find it in your area, would be willing to send it to you for free.
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how old are you. I started working part time at the stable I ride at when I was 13 or 14. It payed $10 an hour. Now I work 9 hours every Sat. and 4-5 hours ever other sunday. Makes good money and I can afford my horses more{with the help of parents}. Oh I'm turning 16 this year by the way. Depending how old you are you could get a part-time job.

Also, maybe mention to family you'd like to be paid for babysitting. I know they're family but let them know horses aren't free and neither should you be.
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LOL mowing lawns is not dangerous--I've been mowing my lawn without supervision since I was like 8. The no experience thing isn't so much a factor as not having your own tools. If you've ever seen a movie where there was some guy mowing his lawn in the opening scenes, you pretty much get the idea of how its done.

As for the dog walking, thats actually a very feasible idea if you live in a suburban area. You don't have to walk like 50 dogs at once, Just find some people in your neighborhood who seem to always be out or at work, and if they have a dog, leave your name and number at their door. It has the added benefit of getting you fit as well. I also suggest you pick up a copy of Moneymakers: Good Cents for Girls. It has some nice ideas on making your own money and saving in other ways. I actually have a copy, and if you can't find it in your area, would be willing to send it to you for free.


Thanks for the advice, and I know that lawn mowing isn't that dangerous, or difficult, but I am VERY accident prone, haha. And thanks so much for the advice on the book! I will definatly look for it in my area , thanks :)


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how old are you. I started working part time at the stable I ride at when I was 13 or 14. It payed $10 an hour. Now I work 9 hours every Sat. and 4-5 hours ever other sunday. Makes good money and I can afford my horses more{with the help of parents}. Oh I'm turning 16 this year by the way. Depending how old you are you could get a part-time job.

Also, maybe mention to family you'd like to be paid for babysitting. I know they're family but let them know horses aren't free and neither should you be.


I am 12 . :( And yeah, I will ask my family members. haha. Hopefully they will agree. :P

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Thanks everyone, I have gotten GREAT advice so far :)
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