You may not find job listing that 12 years old can apply from online job search engine and most youth employment program requires you to be at least 14 years old to participate.
This is because according to the official website of the government’s youth employment, you can only do certain of jobs if you are under 14:
- delivering newspapers (paperboy)
- movies, tv, radio or theater actor or performer
- gathering evergreens and making evergreen wreaths as a homeworker
- work at your own family business as long as it is not as listed as hazardous occupations
No more paperboy
According to Herald&Review it is no longer the paperboy riding bicycle like the old days who deliver the newspaper today, but adults on their cars.
No more babysitting – well, probably in the future
You can still work as a babysitter now, but soon robots may replace babysitters in the future.
Taking care of younger kids may be fun or the contrary, a disaster. You need to know basic knowledge about how to stay safe, how to handle with unwanted behaviors, what to do in case of emergency and how to choose age-appropriate activities. You can learn the skills from YouTube, blogs, or join babysitting training or lesson.
The American Red Cross’ Babysitting & Child Care Training for example is designed for youth ages 11 and older to prepare them to be better babysitters.
How to be an actor or performer?
Justin Bieber’s mom posted his performance video on YouTube when he was 12, started when he sang for a local singing competition. It was actually for their family and friends to see. So why don’t you start uploading a video on YouTube about yourself doing something?
Gathering evergreens and making wreaths
It’s making crafts, you gather flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs and other materials to make a house ornament or decoration. Then you sell them on eBay or Etsy using your parents’ account.
Tutoring, modelling, or pet-walking
If you care to animals, ask your local pet stores if you can help them. If you think you are smart and confident, you can ask your neighbors if their kids need private tutoring. Certain fashion companies might hire you as their model. Learn more about modelling jobs for teens.
That’s all. If you are curious about working from home jobs, learn more about online jobs for teens.