The Side Hustle

I’m 15 years old and don’t want to get a job. What side hustles can I do right now?

Last Modified on January 13, 2023

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Dear Steve,

Yo, I’m a 15 year old teenager, I’m a high school student and I have a lot of free time after school and on the weekends. I’m trying to save up some money for a car and I don’t want to get a job because I don’t want to spend all my free time working.

I’m looking for ways to make money on the side, something that I can do on my own schedule. Can you give me some ideas of side hustles that I can start doing right now?

Dear Future Entrepreneur,

It’s great that you’re thinking about ways to make money on the side as a teenager. Starting a side hustle can be a great way to learn about business, money management, and gain valuable skills and experience.

Here are 20 potential side hustles for you to consider:

  1. Babysitting or pet-sitting
  2. Lawn care or snow removal
  3. Dog-walking or dog-sitting
  4. House cleaning
  5. Car washing or detailing
  6. Tutoring
  7. Online tutoring or teaching
  8. Graphic design or website design
  9. Social media management
  10. Photography or videography
  11. Pet grooming
  12. Painting or handyman work
  13. Personal shopping or styling
  14. Online reselling AKA flipping
  15. Writing or editing
  16. Virtual assistance
  17. Transcription or data entry
  18. Online surveys
  19. Freelance writing or copywriting
  20. E-commerce, starting your own online business

Keep in mind that starting a side hustle can take some time, effort, and resources but It’s also important to choose something that you’re passionate about and that you can commit to. It’s also important to check with your parents or guardians and make sure that you comply with any legal or regulatory requirements.

Related: 99+ Ways to Make Extra Money on the Side

I’ll leave you with this: Your side hustle can become your full-time if you’re willing to put in the work and develop systems that automate the repeated tasks.

Good luck on your side hustle journey!


The Side Hustle