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How to make money if you don’t get an Allowance?

Not earning an allowance doesn’t stop you from having a financially secure future. Not all parents or guardians can afford to give their children an allowance or pocket money, so why not as a teen do jobs around the neighbourhood that could create an income.

Types of Jobs you could do:

Think about doing the basics that others might be too busy to do. You could babysit; walk dogs, or do some gardening work like mow lawns for your neighbours. You can make a lot of money! If you can, do some more jobs around your own home and negotiate fees with your parents.

These could include daily chores like sweeping or cleaning the house, or special jobs like spring cleaning an entire room in the house. If you have a talent, why not turn that into a money-making exercise.

Maybe you’re good at typing. Perhaps you could charge people for typing work like compiling CV’s or typing assignments. Perhaps you’re good at making crafts such as jewellery that you could sell at a craft market.


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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