Since you’re a part of the family, you should already be pitching in to the keep the household in shape, but you can ask your parents if you can take on additional responsibilities for a reasonable fee. After all, chances are that your parents already have a lot of daily tasks and worries, so they would appreciate the help. You can negotiate your compensation by asking for half of what a professional cleaner would charge. You could also do other people’s yardwork and get money.
- Some experts recommend that parents and teens can also benefit from negotiating rates based on performance. So, for example, you could agree on $30 for an adequate job cleaning out the garage and gutters. If you exceed expectations and do a stellar job, though, you could agree that you’ll receive a pay hike to $40 or $50. Such a plan incentives your work while teaching you a better work ethic.