Jobs For 11 Year Olds

If you're an 11 year old looking for a job, we have good and bad news for you.  The good news is that there are options for you to make extra money to get that video game or toy that you're looking for, but the bad news is that you aren't able to work typical jobs like everyone else.  

Why?  Because you're simply too young and need to continue to focus on your schooling and child labor laws won't allow you to work for an employer.  But that doesn't mean you don't have options.  

Please use the navigation below to review all of the different job ideas we could come up with.

Online Jobs For 11 Year Olds

Author

Today, it’s easier than ever to be a teenage author! Once you’ve written something amazing, you can publish it yourself online and start selling your book. Of course, it takes a lot of work to do the writing, edit, and prepare the book, but if you’re a great story-teller, then being a teenage author will help you make money all year round.  (Learn More)

Blogger

Eleven-year-old bike mechanics need to know how bikes work and be able to fix any problems. You’ll also need access to the tools you’ll need to do different repairs and may need to find replacement parts from local stores. But, if you’re good at what you do, you’ll start to get a lot of customers and can make pretty good money as a bike mechanic.  (Learn More)

Creative Writer

Being a creative writer can be a lot of fun, but it also involves real work. As a creative writer, you will write creatively. It could be anything from short stories to a whole fiction book. You can also choose to get paid to write for other people or publish your own stories online. (Learn More)

Fashion Blogger

A fashion blogger has to love fashion and be good at writing about it. Once you set up your blog, you can start talking about anything in the fashion industry, from what celebrities are wearing to your favorite styles of earrings. As your blog gets more popular, you can make a lot of money by companies asking you to talk about their clothing or jewelry! This isn’t easy for an 11 year old as you’ll need to be a good writer, but if this is one of your skills then you can do it.  (Learn More)

Logo Designer

If you’re creative and can follow directions well, you can be a, 11-year-old logo designer! As a logo designer, you will work online with businesses that need to have their logo created. You will need to listen to what they want and come up with a design that they love and that represents their business well.  (Learn More)

Mobile App Developer

A mobile app developer has to be really good with programming and working with computers, but can also make a lot of money. To be a mobile app developer, you will first need to learn how, then can start working for different companies or make your own apps that will be downloaded by people that want to use the app.  (Learn More)

Music Reviewer

If you love listening to music, then you could get paid to be a music reviewer. This job is important to record companies to make sure that people will like the songs they’re making. There are several websites where you can be a music reviewer and let the record company or artist know what you think of their song.  (Learn More)

Photographer

All you need to become a photographer is a good camera and internet access. There are many businesses and people that buy photographs to use in presentations and web pages, and if they choose to buy your photos, then you can get paid. To be a photographer, you will need to take great pictures of both unique and popular subjects.  (Learn More)

Survey Taker

All you need to be a survey taker is internet access. There are tons of websites you can join that will pay you to take online surveys that different companies put out to get information about people. Although most surveys don’t pay much, the more time you put in, the more money you can make as a survey taker. Just make sure that the websites will accept you as 11 years old is pretty young for this type of work.  (Learn More)

T-Shirt Designer

A t-shirt designer creates designs that get put on t-shirts which are then sold online. If you can draw or are great at using computer programs to create artwork, then this is a great way to make money. Once you create the perfect t-shirt design, all you have to do is upload it to the website and wait for people to start buying it!  (Learn More)

Textbook Seller

As long as you can get your hands on cheap textbooks, you can be a textbook seller. To make money as a textbook seller, you need to buy textbooks at second hand stores, garage sales, or from other people at a good price. Then, list them online at one of the textbook-buying websites to make a profit!  You'd be surprised at how much money you can make once you're good at this.  (Learn More)

Video Game Currency Seller

If you’ve gotten to a point in a video game where you seem to have unlimited funds but nothing else cool to buy, then you should become a video game currency seller. As long as you’re playing one of the more popular video games, you can easily sell the game currency you make for real money! You can also sell things like items, accomplishments, and even accounts. (Learn More)

Video Game Player

Although you can’t make money playing video games alone, you can make money as an 11-year-old video game player if you stream your game-play online. You can also record yourself playing games and upload those videos to popular websites to make money playing video games. When your channel gets popular, you’ll get money from advertisements. (Learn More)

Video Game Tester

A video game tester works hard to make sure a game that hasn’t been released yet is ready. As a video game tester, you’ll need to test every possible part of the game for bugs and glitches. Then, report any problems you had with the game company so they can fix the game before they release it to the public.  (Learn More)

Voiceover Specialist

As long as you’re able to record yourself talking, you can be a voiceover specialist. There are lots of jobs online that you can find as a voiceover specialist where you might help voice a cartoon character, create a commercial for the radio, or even record an audio book. Voiceover jobs can be a lot of fun but is also a lot of work.  (Learn More)

YouTuber

Being a YouTuber is a lot of fun, but it also requires work. The first thing you’ll need to do is decide what type of videos you want to make. Then, start making them, and as you get more and more people watching your videos, you’ll be able to make more money from advertisements. Companies may also sponsor your videos if you talk about their products.  (Learn More)

Summer Jobs For 11 Year Olds

Artist

All you need to become an 11-year-old teenage artist are some art supplies and someone to sell your artwork to! You can find family and friends to buy your artwork, or have your parents help you get into art fairs to sell to people coming to the fairs! If you love creating art, then becoming a teenage artist is a great way that you can make money doing something you love!  (Learn More)

Baker

If you love creating delicious desserts, you should be a baker! bakers get paid to make a bunch of desserts for parties and other events. You’ll need to be good at baking and have all the supplies, but being a baker can be a lot of fun if you love to spend the afternoon in the kitchen, making sweet treats for people.  (Learn More)

Bike Mechanic

Eleven-year-old bike mechanics need to know how bikes work and be able to fix any problems. You’ll also need access to the tools you’ll need to do different repairs and may need to find replacement parts from local stores. But, if you’re good at what you do, you’ll start to get a lot of customers and can make pretty good money as a bike mechanic.  (Learn More)

Car Washer

In the summertime, cars are always getting dirty, which is why you could be an 11-year-old car washer. All you have to do is offer to wash people’s cars, and then get to work. You’ll of course need some big sponges, access to water, and car soap. It’s also good to use a vacuum to clean the inside of the car so people will keep wanting to hire you as a car washer.  (Learn More)

Dog Walker

If you love dogs, then you should be a dog walker! This is especially fun if you don’t have your own dog, so you can spend time with dogs and get paid to do it! Dogs need to be exercised every day, so once you find people to work for, you’ll have plenty of work to do as a dog walker.  (Learn More)

Fence Painter

If you can use a paint brush, then you can be a fence painter! This is a job that will have you working outside a lot, making people’s fences look beautiful again. Make sure you have some old clothes you don’t mind ruining and your own paintbrush and you’re on your way to becoming a fence painter!  It's not necessarily a difficult job, but it'll take some hard work.  (Learn More)

Garage Cleaner

Being a garage cleaner will be easy or hard, depending on the garage and what needs to be done in it. Some people may ask you to come sweep once a week whereas others will have you come and help them re-organize everything in their garage for several days straight! But, being a garage cleaner is still a great way to earn extra money.  (Learn More)

Garage Sale Assistant

Being a garage cleaner will be easy or hard, depending on the garage and what needs to be done in it. Some people may ask you to come sweep once a week whereas others will have you come and help them re-organize everything in their garage for several days straight! But, being a garage cleaner is still a great way to earn extra money.  (Learn More)

Gardener

Being a garage cleaner will be easy or hard, depending on the garage and what needs to be done in it. Some people may ask you to come sweep once a week whereas others will have you come and help them re-organize everything in their garage for several days straight! But, being a garage cleaner is still a great way to earn extra money.  (Learn More)

Gift Basket Creator

A creative kid can become a gift basket creator. Whether you make food-filled baskets as birthday gifts or toy-filled baskets for Christmas, this is a fun way to make money. As a gift basket creator, you will come up with fun ideas for baskets, make them, then sell them to people who want to give them away as gifts.  (Learn More)

Household Assistant

You might not like doing chores at home, but as an 11-year-old household assistant, you can get paid to do simple chores around other people’s homes. Most people looking for some help around the house just need easy cleaning jobs done and maybe some organizational help, so it’s not a job that will require too much hard work.  (Learn More)

Landscaper

Being a landscaper means keeping the outside of somebody’s home or business looking great. You might do easy jobs like weeding or harder jobs like putting down new wood chips. Sometimes a landscaper will even be asked to help trim trees or bushes. Whatever is needed, you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors with this job.  (Learn More)

Lemonade Salesman

To be a lemonade salesman, all you need is a place to sell, some lemonade, and customers. It can be a fun way to spend a hot summer’s day, and you can make a lot of money depending on where you set up. If you can make really good lemonade, then you will have a lot of customers. Just be sure not to drink too much yourself!  (Learn More)

Model

More than needing to smile at a camera, being a model can be a lot of work but also a lot of fun. You will first need to be accepted by a modeling agency. Then, they will help you find different types of modeling work. As a model, you might do photo shoots, videos, or even get to walk down the catwalk at a fashion show.  (Learn More)

Pet Sitter

A pet sitter is responsible for taking care of animals when the owner is gone. You may have to bring the animal to your house or go to the owner’s house to look after the animals. What is important is that you make sure they are safe, have food and water, and are able to use the bathroom. You should also play with them and give them exercise, which is a pretty cool way for any 11-year-old to make extra money.  (Learn More)

Plant Sitter

A plant sitter takes care of plants while the owner is on vacation. If they only have a couple, you might bring them to your house, but if they have a lot, you’ll need to go to theirs. Different plants need different things, so you’ll need to pay careful attention to the instructions the owner gives you to make sure that you keep their plants alive and happy while they’re gone.  (Learn More)

Pool Cleaner

Pools need a lot of regular cleaning to stay nice, so you can make a lot of money as a pool cleaner if you can find several people to clean pools for. As a pool cleaner, you will need to use a net to get big things like leaves out of the pool and a special vacuum to clean the floor and sides of the pool.  (Learn More)

Seed Salesman

People that love to garden need lots of seeds, which is how you can make money as an 11-year-old seed salesman. Once you get seeds, all you have to do is sell them to friends, family members, and neighbors who want to plant a garden. You could sell fruit, vegetable, or flower seeds. Or, you could sell all types of seeds!  (Learn More)

Shoe Shiner

To be a shoe shiner, all it takes is some shoe-shining tools and a lot of people with shoes. Since people who wear nice shoes like to keep them that way, this is a great ongoing job for teens. And, once you get really good at shining shoes, you’ll be able to do it even faster and make even more money doing it!  (Learn More)

Water Salesman

A water salesman will provide bottles of cold water to people who are attending different events, like fairs, races, or other local festivals. It’s important to make sure that you buy plenty of water bottles before the event and that you’re able to keep them cold during the day so every one of your customers will be happy they bought from you.  (Learn More)

Window Washer

Whether it’s at their home or business, people love having their windows clean so they can see the great outdoors from inside. But, most people don’t love washing their windows, which is why they will hire you to come and wash them. If you’re good at your job and have a lot of happy customers, you can make a lot of money as an eleven-year-old window washer.  (Learn More)

Yard Sale Assistant

During a yard sale, there are many things to do, which you will be paid to do as a yard sale assistant. Before the sale, items need to be put out and priced and signs need to be made. During the sale, you have to help customers, and at the end of the sale, you need to bring in the signs and help put all the extra things away.  (Learn More)

Winter Jobs For 11 Year Olds

Artist

All you need to become an 11-year-old teenage artist are some art supplies and someone to sell your artwork to! You can find family and friends to buy your artwork, or have your parents help you get into art fairs to sell to people coming to the fairs! If you love creating art, then becoming a teenage artist is a great way that you can make money doing something you love!  (Learn More)

Baker

If you love creating delicious desserts, you should be a baker! bakers get paid to make a bunch of desserts for parties and other events. You’ll need to be good at baking and have all the supplies, but being a baker can be a lot of fun if you love to spend the afternoon in the kitchen, making sweet treats for people.  (Learn More)

Car Snow Remover

If you’re strong and own a snow shovel and a car brush, you can be a car snow remover. A car snow remover gets people in their neighborhood to sign up for their services at the beginning of winter. Then, when it snows, they go out and clean off all of their clients’ cars so everybody can get to work on time.  (Learn More)

Garage Cleaner

Being a garage cleaner will be easy or hard, depending on the garage and what needs to be done in it. Some people may ask you to come sweep once a week whereas others will have you come and help them re-organize everything in their garage for several days straight! But, being a garage cleaner is still a great way to earn extra money.  (Learn More)

Gift Basket Creator

A creative kid can become a gift basket creator. Whether you make food-filled baskets as birthday gifts or toy-filled baskets for Christmas, this is a fun way to make money. As a gift basket creator, you will come up with fun ideas for baskets, make them, then sell them to people who want to give them away as gifts.  (Learn More)

Gift Wrapper

If you’re good at wrapping gifts and want to earn some extra cash around the holidays, you could be an Eleven-year-old gift wrapper. To do this job, you’ll need to have lots of tape, bows, and wrapping paper for people to choose from. Then, when someone brings you a gift, wrap it so it looks great and you’ll get paid!  (Learn More)

Holiday Decorator

A holiday decorator helps friends, family members, and neighbors get into the holiday spirit. It’s a fun job if you love the holidays, and a great way to make money by getting hired by people who just don’t have the time or ability to decorate their own homes. It can help to be creative when being a holiday decorator, especially if the person you’re working for asks you for ideas.  (Learn More)

Hot Chocolate Salesman

As long as you have self-control, you can be a hot chocolate salesman! All you have to do is find a place where there are a lot of people in the winter, make some delicious hot chocolate, and then set up a table to start selling it. Just make sure you don’t drink away your profits!  (Learn More)

Household Assistant

You might not like doing chores at home, but as an 11-year-old household assistant, you can get paid to do simple chores around other people’s homes. Most people looking for some help around the house just need easy cleaning jobs done and maybe some organizational help, so it’s not a job that will require too much hard work.  (Learn More)

Model

More than needing to smile at a camera, being a model can be a lot of work but also a lot of fun. You will first need to be accepted by a modeling agency. Then, they will help you find different types of modeling work. As a model, you might do photo shoots, videos, or even get to walk down the catwalk at a fashion show.  (Learn More)

Pet Sitter

A pet sitter is responsible for taking care of animals when the owner is gone. You may have to bring the animal to your house or go to the owner’s house to look after the animals. What is important is that you make sure they are safe, have food and water, and are able to use the bathroom. You should also play with them and give them exercise, which is a pretty cool way for any 11-year-old to make extra money.  (Learn More)

Plant Sitter

A plant sitter takes care of plants while the owner is on vacation. If they only have a couple, you might bring them to your house, but if they have a lot, you’ll need to go to theirs. Different plants need different things, so you’ll need to pay careful attention to the instructions the owner gives you to make sure that you keep their plants alive and happy while they’re gone.  (Learn More)

Shoe Shiner

To be a shoe shiner, all it takes is some shoe-shining tools and a lot of people with shoes. Since people who wear nice shoes like to keep them that way, this is a great ongoing job for teens. And, once you get really good at shining shoes, you’ll be able to do it even faster and make even more money doing it!  (Learn More)

Snow Shoveler

If you’re a hard worker and have a good shovel, you can be a snow shoveler. In the winter, you’ll go around to your neighbors and ask to shovel their driveways and sidewalks, and then they’ll pay you when you do a good job. You can also make even more money as a snow shoveler if you offer to salt the walkways, too.  (Learn More)

Soup Salesman

Being a soup salesman means making some delicious soup and then selling it to people. You could sell it in your neighborhood, or find a nearby event on a cold day where you can set up a booth to sell soup to people coming to the event. Being a soup salesman is a fun and easy way to make money during the winter.  (Learn More)

Clothes Creator

To be a winter clothes creator, you’ll need to be creative and have sewing, crocheting, or knitting skills. Once you’ve learned how to create clothes, you can sell your creations to people. A winter clothes creator can make a lot of money selling scarves, hats, mittens, and sweaters to people, especially if they’re unique and well-made.  (Learn More)

Jobs For 11 Year Olds That Pay Well

Though there are many jobs listed above, which of these are going to pay an 11 year old the most money?

In most cases, what you're going to find is that most of the entrepreneurial types of jobs and freelance jobs listed in the "Online Jobs" area are the highest paying.  However, these jobs are also the ones that take the longest to make a lot of money in.  

You must realize that in order to make a lot of money at any job or with any business, there is a lot of hard work required.  That said, once you've put in a lot of hard work and things are going well, you'll notice that these types of jobs have the highest earning power.

We recommend the following jobs if you're looking to make a lot of money over time: