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Fun income ideas for families and kids

by MyHomeCottageBiz -- Clare Willi  |  4435 views  |  2 comments  |        Rate this now! 

4.) Seasonal fairs. This can be a family or teen experience. Different parts of the country have local long-term fairs. Our renaissance fair runs for nine weeks. Our eldest wanted to work there for years. Finally, at age 14 he brought a resume in to his favorite store before the fair ended. He asked about a job for next year. Sure enough, he was hired and has worked there for several years now. Eldest Daughter also dropped off a resume at age 14 to a different store; she, too, was able to work for the nine weeks. The job takes up their weekends but does pay about $70 a day, with bonuses on bigger weekends. It is a fun job for several weeks.

5.) Phone book delivery. Dad found a job in the regular paper classifieds for phone book delivery. We were assigned a certain area of about 1,000 homes. We would deliver to them and then return for more books. We were paid about 17 cents per book, so a few hours of work earned us $80 to $100 dollars. We split the area up and used wagons etc.  to deliver the books.


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Clare Willis is the owner of, a website dedicated providing supplemental income ideas for families. She is a homeschooling mother of four who has been working from home for more than 10 years.

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