5 Ways to Make Money at 13

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5 Ways to Make Money at 13
5 Ways to Make Money at 13

Making money at age 13 is complicated, but not impossible. There are a few different ways to make a few bucks, whether it's doing odd jobs or even looking for an apprentice job. Come on?


Method 1 of 5: Making Money on the Internet

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Step 1. Participate in surveys

It is possible to earn money or gift certificates by answering surveys on the internet. On some sites, you will receive points that must be accumulated and redeemed for cash in the future. It's important to talk to your parents before signing up for such a service.

  • Participate in multiple survey sites to increase your chances of being selected more often. Check your email daily!
  • You will be selected when the research team needs someone of your profile (age, gender, ethnicity, etc.). Therefore, participating in multiple sites increases your chances.
  • Always make sure the site is real before signing up for a survey. Read the fine print to find out if your information will not be sold to third parties.
  • Some sites give away products instead of money; others allow the participation of a draw. If you just want hard cash, look for specific pages.
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Step 2. Sell your skills

It is possible to make money on the internet by selling a service such as creating logos in Photoshop, editing videos and writing letters. Get something you like to do for free and get paid for it!

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Step 3. Sell your art

If you are good with handicrafts, create a shop in Mercado Livre and sell your products. Jewelry, cards, bags, biscuit miniatures, whatever! When selling, remember to calculate the value well, taking into account the cost of materials and the time spent on the production.

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Step 4. Sell what you no longer want

If you have objects at home that are no longer used (such as old books and toys that don't get any more attention), try to sell them on the internet, on sites like Mercado Livre and OLX. It is also possible to earn good money by reselling vintage objects found in thrift stores and second-hand sales. Ask your parents for help when hunting the products.

Method 2 of 5: Making Money Without Going Too Far

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Step 1. Make a used sale

If the internet is not for you, sell everything at your doorstep. Prepare ahead of time by arranging items to sell and asking your parents for help (remember to ask for their permission too, of course).

  • Publicize the sale a lot. Spread leaflets around the neighborhood and spread the word on social media as well. It's important to let people know that you're going to have a used sale in your backyard, otherwise no one will show up!
  • Invite friends and neighbors to join the sale. The more objects, the larger the audience.
  • If you call someone for help, offer a percentage of the sale value of others' products.
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Step 2. Do sporadic work

Ask your parents to pay you to do simple tasks like washing the dishes and vacuuming the house. It might be a good idea to set a weekly payment for tasks; offer to do the things your parents don't like to do to increase your chances of getting "hired."

  • If you already do chores at home and don't get paid for them, offer to do more and ask for a payment. Say you'd like to start saving money early so you don't rely so heavily on them.
  • Go beyond basic tasks by suggesting options that are more laborious and don't need to be repeated as often, such as organizing the garage or planting some seedlings in the garden.
  • Another option is to ask for an increase in your allowance if you do more chores around the house. For example, you could suggest that they pay more allowance if you mow your yard every weekend.
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Step 3. Work for neighbors

Talk to trusted neighbors and ask if they need help with cleaning, walking the dog, collecting leaves from the garden, among other things. Go door-to-door or hand out flyers with the things you can do.

Beware of strangers. It's best to start with neighbors you and your parents know well. If you're going to go door-to-door, call one of your parents to come with you. If you feel uncomfortable at work for any reason, go away and talk to your parents

Method 3 of 5: Working Part Time

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Step 1. Look for field work

There aren't many "real" job options for the 13-year-old, but if you live in a rural area, you may be able to work for short periods of time.

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Step 2. Deliver newspapers and brochures

Look for a newsstand or contact a local publisher to find out if they hire people to deliver copies of regional newspapers.

This type of work is usually informal and is carried out by many young people throughout Brazil. If you don't find any opportunities, ask again after a while to show your interest

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Step 3. Work for your family

Even though you are not of legal age to take a part-time job, you can help your parents if they have a business. Work a few hours a day to get professional experience for the future and save some pennies.

Method 4 of 5: Undertaking

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Step 1. Start your own business

Get together with your parents or some friends to form a partnership. Together you can create products or services to sell to others. Ask an adult for help and get your hands dirty.

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Step 2. Teach the younger ones

Do you know all about math? Offer to give some tutoring to neighborhood children in exchange for a token payment.

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Step 3. Babysit

In addition to babysitting sporadically to help your parents' neighbors and friends, you can turn this into a business. Get together with some friends, distribute tracts around the neighborhood, and spread the word about your service. Ask your parents for help in promoting your work.

  • It is a good idea to take a first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation course. Believe me, parents will be more comfortable leaving their children with you.
  • Once you've provided a service for a person, ask them to be a reference for the future, helping you get new customers.
  • It's a good idea to have a website. Look for a free service, like Wix, to set up a website with contact information, values, and testimonials from your past customers. When making brochures to publicize your work, include the website address so that it can be found easily.
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Step 4. Walk around and take care of pets

Not everyone can get their dogs out during the day or on vacation. If you don't like babysitting children, but love animals, it might be a good idea to take care of pets. Distribute flyers promoting your work around the neighborhood.

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Step 5. Wash cars

If you have an older brother who already drives, ask him to form a partnership with you and take him to other people's homes to wash their cars, offering a percentage of the amount. If you want to keep all the profit or you don't have access to a vehicle, take your work materials in a wheelbarrow to customers' homes.

  • If you want to go further, offer a detailing service, with internal cleaning of the vehicle and application of wax. You will need more materials and equipment, but the cleaning fee is usually higher and yields more profits. If the person is paying to wash the car, he will certainly be willing to spend a little more so that the vehicle is "in good condition".
  • Try to close weekly or monthly washes. If you provide good service and are a friendly person, you increase your chances of gaining loyal customers and maintaining a steady income.
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Step 6. Set up a lemonade stand

As much as it seems like something that only exists in the movies, by choosing the right place to set up your tent, you will certainly profit well. This is a very interesting option, especially if you choose to sell some sweets too, for example.

Method 5 of 5: Saving Money

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Step 1. Ask for money instead of gifts

If your birthday is coming up, let your family know that you are trying to save money and that you would rather receive monetary help than physical gifts.

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Step 2. Open a savings account

Ask your parents to take you to the bank to open a savings account so you can deposit the money you earn and thus profit from the account's income. Since the money will be in the bank, it will be more difficult to spend it on impulse.

If you think you're going to spend all the money, ask your parents for help in limiting the amount of withdrawals per month. Having a debit card is quite convenient, but it makes spending easier and can get in the way of your goal of saving

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Step 3. Plan for the future

It's never too early to put together a budget for your life. Want to save money to buy a computer or a gift for a special someone? Find out how much it will take and how much time you have to make the purchase to set a monthly goal.


  • Don't ask for too much money, or people will suspect it's a scam.
  • Be careful when working for neighbors. Always ask your parents for permission.
  • Don't exhaust yourself trying to earn money. Remember you need time to study and have fun too.
  • Always talk to your parents before doing any work or selling.
  • Ask for little money to babysit. That way the child's parents will call you more often and you'll earn more in the end.
  • Set a weekly budget to see how much you need to save to reach your ultimate goal. Spend wisely!


  • Beware of strangers. You never know what they can do.
  • Don't piss off your parents asking for money. This behavior is annoying and reduces your chances of success.
  • Get plenty of rest! Don't run out of work!
  • Don't let work get in the way of your studies. If you're working to the point where you don't have time for homework, it's best to review the situation. You need to study to get a better job in the future.

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