Here is a great site to help teenagers use Craigslist to start a micro business.
How teens can make money on Craig’s List
Find “Services” and put an add under “Small Biz” or “Household services” and you can soon be another teen making money thanks to Craig at Craigslist.
For example…You could put an ad for “carpet cleaning” on Craigslist, get people emailing or calling you about carpet cleaning, go to the “rental center” nearest you and rent a carpet cleaning machine, do the job and get paid right away. (Be sure to know what the rental and supplies costs before you place the ad so you cover your expenses!)
You can also check the section on “Gigs” for fast jobs.
But please beware not to give out personal information online.
Young women especially need to be cautious in answering ads for potential marketing and promotion ads seeking attractive girls.
Respond with a friend and cell phone. Let your parents know exactly where you’re going. Drive by where you’re supposed to meet your “employers” and if the least suspicious, drive off! Better safe than sorry!
I logged onto Craigslist for my local city and discovered that my local public school needs tutors to work with students for 2-9 hours a week. The ad says “great pay and flexible schedule.” They want a resume and a background check.
Try Craigslist for your city, but be sure to follow the guidelines above and on Craigslist to avoid scammers. Keep your parents informed about what you are doing. They can see suspicious activity that you may not see. Let them help you!