Are you looking for ways to make money and maybe even help your family? Maybe you can make money your own way.

Even though the legal working age in the U.S. is 14, there are ways for you to make money before you first become employed.

Is babysitting the right fit?

Here are some questions to ask yourself before you decide to start babysitting:

* Do you like little kids?
* How did it work out when you took care of younger siblings?
* How do your parents feel about you babysitting?

If you want to babysit, the Red Cross offers a one-day babysitter training course that might be available in your area.

Sell, sell, sell!

If babysitting isn’t your gig, another fun way to make money is by selling your stuff. You can either sell old stuff you don’t want anymore, or make items for people to buy.

Ask your parents if they will help you host a garage sale. You can advertise your garage sale by putting up signs around your neighborhood and asking your parents to post about it on social media.

If you have a talent or hobby such as taking photos, painting, or making jewelry, you could also make money by starting your own business.

Big brain to big bucks

Are you a math whiz or a science pro? You can offer to tutor other kids in the subjects that you are best at.

Create flyers to hang up in different areas of your school district. Make sure to list the topics that you are an expert in.

And much more…

There are many more ways that you can earn money. Here are just a few ideas:

* Start a pet-sitting service.
* Ask your neighbors if they need someone to rake or mow their lawn.
* Get a group of friends together to have a car wash.

Always ask your parents for permission before you start any sort of moneymaking job.

When you make your own money, you help out your family and can always count on being able to afford a movie ticket or a new pair of shoes. No matter how you make money, don’t spend it all in one place!