The gig economy excludes no one. If you are young and healthy or old and retired or somewhere in between and want to work there is something for you to do.
But not for teenagers. Right? You couldn’t be more wrong. Prove it you say! Glad to. You see because I know something you don’t know. It’s called Yepstr. They used to say the youth was wasted on the young, but not anymore.
Even though you are not old enough to work full time you are old enough to earn some extra money. For what you cry, Mummy and Daddy pay for everything. Well, they won’t forever and if you are ever going to learn how to be independent you might as well start here.
There is a multitude of things you can to earn a little money to help you stand on your own two feet. Cut the lawn, babysitting, dog walking or helping someone clean out a garage.
But I’m lazy and my parents pay for everything why should I do it. There as many reasons to do it as there are tasks to do.
The first reason is that the money you earn is your own. Want to blow on video games or accessories for your phone. Go ahead, no one can tell you what to do with it, it’s your money you earned it.
Secondly, being independent is something that everyone has to learn sooner or later. You might as well get it out of the way now.
And thirdly get a head start on everyone else. Imagine starting to build your resume when you are only a teenager. Picture leaving school with professional experience under your belt and a network of people who can give you a reference or who trust you and can help you find work.
That’s what you’re going to build while you’re getting paid. Imagine if you were an employer. Who are you going to hire, the kid with a degree or the kid with a degree and working real-world experience?