Make Money Now!
This collection seeks to harness the already present skills and interests of teens in order to generate income right now, not at some distant point in the future. Offering traditional, innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial ideas and money-making outlets for industrious and talented teens, it not only reveals how to use one's talents and interests to make money in the short-term but also emphasizes the skill-building nature of the work itself and how these skills can in turn be leveraged toward long-term academic and professional achievement, career building, and financial literacy and security. Making reference to notable examples of entrepreneurial teen success stories, the truism that hard work pays off is both posited and illustrated. The importance of both traditional and online social networking to job acquisition, client management and expansion, and career building is also emphasized. The emphasis here on career building and preparedness aligns nicely with relevant Common Core Curriculum Standards for the reading of informational texts.