Nathan is the founder of Millionaire Dojo – a website that documents his journey to reaching a million dollar net worth so that others may be inspired to follow the same path. He and his wife reached a net worth of one hundred thousand by the age of 25 and has been featured in Business Insider. His blog focuses on practical advice that can be implemented immediately in the form of saving money, earning more, and investing to create passive income.
This next post was written by my friend Nathan, who blogs over at Millionaire Dojo. It’s all about how teenagers can start making money, even at 15 years old! I definitely remember those years, from when my sons were teens. They always had important places to go, and fun things to do with their friends. And most of those things required money.
And guess who had to provide that money? Yep, the good ‘ole bank of Mom & Dad. But maybe if we’d had online resources like this one, they would’ve had better options for funding their own excursions.
Best Jobs for 15 Year Olds: How to Make Money as a Teenager
When you’re a teenager, coming up with the money to do the things you want can be tough. In reality, it can seem tough to find jobs for 15 year olds.
A lot of exciting things happened back in 1995. Michael Jordan came out of retirement. TLC released their classic hit “Waterfalls”. “Forrest Gump” won the Oscar for Best Picture. The George Foreman grill was introduced.
And things also happened on a more personal level —
I got my first tattoo. It was a single red rose on my right ankle. Which may seem a bit too trendy, until you note the symbolism — since my last name is Rose.
I started my first “real” job, working part-time and summers at The Disney-MGM Studios (now known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios).
My second son was born (although I didn’t meet him until 4 years later). No, I’m not his birth mother. But I raised him, she didn’t, and therefore he is my son.
But in addition to all of that, a website called AuctionWeblaunched on some crazy platform called the Internet. Little did anyone know what kind of impact that would have on our future.
You see, when I was in college, the ‘net wasn’t yet a common thing. Nobody had tablets, laptops or personal computers.
Although when I was a junior, I did convince my dad to let me bring our home computer onto campus, complete with dot matrix printer. Which made for some fun times when printing out a research paper at 3am in the sorority house. (Those suckers were LOUD!)
And while I don’t quite remember what type of PC we had back then, I do recall it ran MS-DOS, and all of my papers were lovingly & painfully written in WordPerfect.