7 ways to earn money with your kids this summer

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You don't have to spend a small fortune to keep your kids productive this summer. In fact, summer is a great time for your kids to earn money. Here are a few business ideas for your kids to try this summer.

Are you wondering what your children can do over the summer break? Do you want your kids to be productive, but don’t have the budget to enrol them in summer workshops?

The good news is you don’t have to spend that much to keep your little ones busy this summer. In fact, summer is an opportune time to earn money with your kids!

Letting your child start a small business or work is not just a great way to keep them from wasting their time; it’s also an incredible tool in teaching them basic business concepts, as well as the values of hard work and good stewardship.

Getting them involved in business and encouraging them to work will also teach them to be more responsible, allowing them to experience first-hand, the hard work that goes into earning money.

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Here are some business ideas for you and your kids to try this summer:

Sell street snacks


Take advantage of the Pinoy’s fondness for snacks by serving up some street food! If you live on a busy street with lots of passers-by, you can set up a small booth right outside your gate and sell fishball and kikiam. Or perhaps you can set up a grill and roast some isaw. Banana cue is also an all-time Filipino favorite snack that's easy to whip up in one's home kitchen.

Put up a beat-the-summer-heat pitstop


If the idea of spending time outside to sell fishball, isaw, and banana cue doesn’t appeal to you, how about selling from the comfort of your own home instead? You will need to make an eye-catching sign advertising your product. Post this sign in a conspicuous area still on your property, such as your fence or gate.

You can sell ice candy, halo-halo, popsicle, mais con yelo, and calamansi juice, to name a few.

Organize a bake sale


Baking with your kids gives your children an opportunity to bond with you, and learn important math skills like measuring and conversion. Start with simple recipes, such as brownies and chocolate chip cookies. You can then sell your baked products to relatives or friends.

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