How can you make money at home at 11
Read The Balance's editorial policies Madison DuPaix How can you make money at home at 11 November 20, At age 11, kids aren't quite ready for the rigors of a part-time job, but they may want to find ways to earn their own money. Plus, it never hurts to let tweens know how much those trinkets at the mall or that iPhone app costs in terms of work hours to give them a greater sense of fiscal awareness.
There's no guaranteed pay scale, so try to find out what other kids in your area are getting paid for similar tasks. As with any job, some are seasonal, and the pay will depend on things like location, difficulty, and the amount of time involved. It will be up to you as the parent to make sure your year-old is being treated fairly by his employer and that they're being paid fairly and on time.
Raking leaves, watering plants, and pulling weeds are all good options for an year-old with a green thumb. For year-olds who are a bit bigger and stronger, shoveling driveways and sidewalks in the winter might be an option. It might be a good idea to give them a test run or two, letting them watch a younger sibling or neighbor with an adult in the house before deciding whether they're ready for a true babysitting gig where they'll be in charge.
Eleven-year-olds are the youngest kids accepted into the Red Cross classes, so even if they're not quite ready for the job yet, they can take a class and get prepared. It's probably best for them to limit the walks to one dog at a time since too many dogs might get a bit overwhelming.
You'll want to know in advance where and when your child will be taking the dog on its walk, and suggest that walks take place only during daylight hours, such as after school.
They also can do other small tasks like bringing in the newspaper and mail and watering plants. You should meet any neighbors your child will be assisting in this way, and ideally, you will have visited the house, so you know the environment.
Cleaning baseboards and cabinets, checking expiration dates on canned goods, and dusting bookshelves may always fall to the bottom of your to-do list.