While the law says 13-year-olds are too young to work, many are eager to find a gig or two. For some, it is to add to their allowance. For others, it is a chance to get out and do something instead of just staying at home all summer.
The U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) outlines the legal provisions for age requirements and types of work for minors. The act stipulates a minimum age of 14 for most non-agricultural jobs. However, there are exceptions.
Finding a job at 13 can be challenging, but there are opportunities for those who are keen to give it a go. Here are a few ways to find jobs for 13-year-olds in the next slides:
Consider signing up for online platforms and apps like Fiverr, TaskRabbit, or Upwork. These platforms allow you to offer services such as graphic design, writing, or social media management to clients worldwide.
Check with local community centers, libraries, and schools if they have a job board where employers can post job opportunities for young people.
In the next few slides, we have shared some compatible jobs for the 13 year olds:
Blogging is a popular online job for those 13 years of age and above. Platforms like Medium allow teens to create an account, write a blog post about an exciting topic, and monetize it with ads or sponsored content.
Becoming a mobile app developer is an excellent way for tech-savvy teens to make money and show off their skills. As long as they have experience with coding, they can build apps and upload them to the appropriate app store.