Once upon a time it was fairly easy to pick up a part-time job in your teens. A healthy supply of paper rounds, waitress and ‘Saturday girl or boy’ roles could be found to fund purchases of the latest LP/ CD (depending on your age), or saving for that post sixth form Inter-railing trip. Now paper rounds seem to have fallen from favor and Saturday jobs in retail or leisure are less forthcoming than they once were. Some of the traditional options remain - babysitting for instance - but modern kids are having to turn to modern jobs. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 10 summer jobs for 14-year-olds that pay.
Take the example of young super-entrepreneur Ollie Forsyth, 17, who started an online gift shop at the age of only 13, bringing in a turnover of £13,000 a year even at that tender age. He’s also dabbled in selling produce from his parents’ vegetable patch, washing cars and a school tuck shop that turned over an impressive £7,000 a year. Ollie has now left school and started at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and hopes to make his first million by age 20. With his various pursuits including a magazine for like-minded types called The Budding Entrepreneur, we can well believe he’ll manage it too. You can also check our list of 17 High Paying Summer Jobs for 15-Year-Olds in NYC.