How does a kid make money fast?

Get your parents permission before doing any of this (and where necessary permission from your school, neighbors, etc. Stay SAFE during any of these projects. Be polite to customers. Advertise your services. Keep business going. Be creative. Good luck kids!

Here are some suggestions from various WikiAnswer contributors:

  • Bake sale -- specialise in something that is popular and currently in demand
  • Garage sale
  • Mowing lawns
  • Babysitting
  • Washing your parents or neighbour's cars
  • Do extra chores for cash incentives
  • Open up a lemonade stand (adult supervision suggested)
  • If you like horses you can muck out stalls at local horse stables
  • You can make cookies, lemonade, paint rocks, dog/cat collars, jewelry etc. and sell them at a flea market. You can set up booth and likely make a good profit.
  • Do odd jobs for people (Offer to walk or bathe their dogs, mow their lawns, shovel their sidewalk and driveway etc.)
  • Make bath kits that have lotion, body splash, soap etc. in them. If they sell good (if you make them nice they are likely to) you can make a pretty good profit.
  • Sell clothes, shoes and toys in good condition on eBay or at a garage sale.
  • If you like sewing, you can make pillows for dogs and cats.
  • Offer to take children for 3 hours so there parents can go shopping or go out, you can have story time with the children and have snacks, (Note: If you are to young to do this by yourself, your parents can supervise)
  • Earn money by returning water bottles.
  • save money from holidays and birthday
  • Do other peoples yard work. And shovel driveways.
  • By saving your pocket money
  • Shine shoes
  • Walk dogs
  • Wash cars
  • Sell candy door to door
  • Pet sitting
  • House sitting
  • Run errands for elderly or housebound folks
  • Shovel snow
  • Mow lawns
  • Weed gardens
  • Rake leaves in fall
  • Water gardens in the summer
  • Sell their unwanted stuff to schoolmates (Pokemon cards, barbie dolls, etc.)
  • Ask your parents for money in return for doing extra jobs for them
  • Sell school supplies to class mates
  • Make and sell little crafts/products
  • Lawn work for your neighbor
  • Tutoring younger children can pay well
  • Build you own website and sell your own products
  • If you live in a small business area, ask a local restaurant if you can wipe down tables for, say, 4 dollars an hour
  • Put on a magic/talent show for people in your neighborhood and charge admission.
  • Take gently used clothes to a consignment shop and when they sell them to other people, they'll give you a percentage of the sales
  • Offer to clean house for your parents- for a reasonable price
  • Knit very long trendy designer type scarfs and sell them