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13 Year Old needs a job doing with computers! Please help me out!

So I think I found the perfect gaming pc for $2000 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FRSQT1L/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?smid=A3QR4864ATM9Z9&psc=1), but am not sure how to get the money. I am almost 14, so does anyone have any job recommendations? I can do light video editing, and some light HTML/CSS coding. But is there a way to make money remotely for a salary for me who is a 13 (almost 14) year old male? I will take any recommendations into mind! Thank You so much!

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Child labor laws, for a salary?  Not going to happen.  13 for light work (which will be part time), 15 for a full time regular job which could be salary.

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1 minute ago, WhisoGK99_Gaming said:

So I think I found the perfect gaming pc for $2000 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FRSQT1L/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?smid=A3QR4864ATM9Z9&psc=1), but am not sure how to get the money. I am almost 14, so does anyone have any job recommendations? I can do light video editing, and some light HTML/CSS coding. But is there a way to make money remotely for a salary for me who is a 13 (almost 14) year old male? I will take any recommendations into mind! Thank You so much!

2 grand for a 1650 super build? That is far from perfect. 

Most companies wont hire you at 13 or 14. You can't legally be hired for a job at 13.

https://www.oshaeducationcenter.com/articles/child-labor-laws/#:~:text=Federal law states that 14,7am or after 7pm respectively.

You're better off going out, mowing yards for neighbors, cleaning up after dogs, weeding gardens... Anything you can find for neighbors or family.

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1 minute ago, Hakemon said:

Child labor laws, for a salary?  Not going to happen.  13 for light work (which will be part time), 15 for a full time regular job which could be salary.

At 15 they'd still be maxed in theory at 31 hours a week. 3 hours a day max on school days, 8 on the weekends. (3x5)+(2x8)=31.

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4 minutes ago, WhisoGK99_Gaming said:

I can do light video editing, and some light HTML/CSS coding.

That's not enough to get that much money. Sorry, but that won't happen. Get the cheapest PC you can get instead of dreaming with the most expensive computers out there. From time to time you can try and do some lawn mower here and there. Maybe get some groceries for the elders. But at your age? Not many things, really.

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3 minutes ago, Voluspa said:

2 grand for a 1650 super build? That is far from perfect. 

Most companies wont hire you at 13 or 14. You can't legally be hired for a job at 13.

https://www.oshaeducationcenter.com/articles/child-labor-laws/#:~:text=Federal law states that 14,7am or after 7pm respectively.

You're better off going out, mowing yards for neighbors, cleaning up after dogs, weeding gardens... Anything you can find for neighbors or family.

This Is perfect for what I will be using it for. And I'm talking about once I turn 14

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2 minutes ago, Voluspa said:

At 15 they'd still be maxed in theory at 31 hours a week. 3 hours a day max on school days, 8 on the weekends. (3x5)+(2x8)=31.

Ahh you're right, it's 16 where they can work more.  15 doesn't have to be light duty though.

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1 minute ago, DriftMan said:

That's not enough to get that much money. Sorry, but that won't happen. Get the cheapest PC you can get instead of dreaming with the most expensive computers out there. From time to time you can try and do some lawn mower here and there. Maybe get some groceries for the elders. But at your age? Not many things, really.

Thank You for not being hateful like some of the other replies, but I am talking about a job when I turn 14. In Georgia (USA) I can legally be hired for more hours.

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2 minutes ago, Hakemon said:

 

Ahh you're right, it's 16 where they can work more.  15 doesn't have to be light duty though.

Thank You, and I want a job once I turn 14, so I can legally work.

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2 minutes ago, WhisoGK99_Gaming said:

Thank You for not being hateful like some of the other replies, but I am talking about a job when I turn 14. In Georgia (USA) I can legally be hired for more hours.

It's still hard to get a job with that age. Even if it's legal, most of the jobs will require some level of responisibility, or presence, or skills, you know? You can have a look at your neighborhood or the places near your house, perhaps you could work at some fast food chain or clean a bar/restaurant/local after it closes but it will be hard to get that much money.

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Wait until you're old enough, which is not now.

By the time you are old enough, and have actually saved up $2k, there will be something better. Especially if you live in a base wage state.

1 minute ago, WhisoGK99_Gaming said:

Thank You, and I want a job once I turn 14, so I can legally work.

Being able to legally work and having someone that will hire you are two different things though, something to keep in mind.

I wouldn't really plan on a job in tech that early.

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11 minutes ago, WhisoGK99_Gaming said:

So I think I found the perfect gaming pc for $2000 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FRSQT1L/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?smid=A3QR4864ATM9Z9&psc=1), but am not sure how to get the money. I am almost 14, so does anyone have any job recommendations? I can do light video editing, and some light HTML/CSS coding. But is there a way to make money remotely for a salary for me who is a 13 (almost 14) year old male? I will take any recommendations into mind! Thank You so much!

Just a side note , the pc you linked is basically garbage , 2000$ for a system with an i5 and a 1650 super??? You could build that for 700$ at most ....ask for recommendations on this forum for good cheap pc parts ...

Good luck.

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14 minutes ago, WhisoGK99_Gaming said:

any recommendations

be an independent contractor.  If they (clients) seem sketchy then have a parent set-up a company and work through that.

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So I was in your position many, many years ago.  I wanted to upgrade my slow 286 to a then state of the art 486.  It was hard, but I did manage to find a part time job at 14 building PCs for a local PC shop. Back then, there were lots of mom and pop computer stores unlike now.   I recycled aluminum cans, I went door to door selling magazine subscriptions and greeting cards. 

 

I always wondered what I would do nowadays.  A few suggestions

1)  have your parents sign up for an amazon mechanical turk account, and you can do the actual work. Usually its stuff like going over product reviews, or tasks that AI can't handle very well.

 

2) learn how to buy and sell.  Borrow some capital from your parents, scour Offerup and Craigslist for deals - like whole PCs that can be parted out, e-waste, recycled office PCs, old nintendo games and collectibles.  Go to garage sales and find some good deals, and then flip everything on eBay.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, WhisoGK99_Gaming said:

Thank You, and I want a job once I turn 14, so I can legally work.

Being legally allowed to work does not mean companies will be wiling to hire you. For most bigger companies like fast food places, although they are legally allowed to hire you, it is not financially viable for them to hire 14-15 year olds because there are a lot of additional labor laws and liabilities that apply specifically for those ages. Your best bet would be to either find local jobs in your neighborhood like mowing lawns, working on a farm, stuff like that, or trying to find a locally owned business, although those seem to be getting rarer these days. 

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44 minutes ago, WhisoGK99_Gaming said:

Thank You for not being hateful like some of the other replies, but I am talking about a job when I turn 14. In Georgia (USA) I can legally be hired for more hours.

Hateful?  I don't think you're ready to work, none of us were being hateful, we are being realistic and honest.  If you feel this is hateful, you are not ready to work emotionally.  Sorry but that's how I feel.

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1 hour ago, WhisoGK99_Gaming said:

So I think I found the perfect gaming pc for $2000 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FRSQT1L/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?smid=A3QR4864ATM9Z9&psc=1), but am not sure how to get the money. I am almost 14, so does anyone have any job recommendations? I can do light video editing, and some light HTML/CSS coding. But is there a way to make money remotely for a salary for me who is a 13 (almost 14) year old male? I will take any recommendations into mind! Thank You so much!

You can get little jobs suitable for your age as others suggested, plus that PC is over priced you can can get a similar one for half the price.  Or you can get office PCs or workstations, some companies literarily throw them out when the upgrade.

 

I for example refurbished an HP Z400 for about 270$ and I can play Metro Exodus in triple screen:

 

 

You need to think of something along these lines. Upgrading / refurbishing a PC than you got for practically nothing should be fun for you since you like computers

 

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1 hour ago, NoCarrier said:

 

2) learn how to buy and sell.  Borrow some capital from your parents, scour Offerup and Craigslist for deals - like whole PCs that can be parted out, e-waste, recycled office PCs, old nintendo games and collectibles.  Go to garage sales and find some good deals, and then flip everything on eBay.

To add to this:

Schools recycle fairly new hardware pretty often. (And mine is phasing out all of their current 3&4th gen i3&i5 systems right now). Gointo your schools tech office and ask if they have any systems they had that they were going to recycle, and off you could strip them down.

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2 hours ago, bruh11111 said:

Just a side note , the pc you linked is basically garbage , 2000$ for a system with an i5 and a 1650 super??? You could build that for 700$ at most ....ask for recommendations on this forum for good cheap pc parts ...

Good luck.

Yea I actually found a different one and it’s abt $1900

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1 hour ago, Hakemon said:

Hateful?  I don't think you're ready to work, none of us were being hateful, we are being realistic and honest.  If you feel this is hateful, you are not ready to work emotionally.  Sorry but that's how I feel.

My bad sorry I just had a splitting headache and had a bunch of symptoms, and couldn’t think straight, but now I’m fine. My bad on calling one of the posts hateful

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2 hours ago, WhisoGK99_Gaming said:

So I think I found the perfect gaming pc for $2000 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FRSQT1L/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?smid=A3QR4864ATM9Z9&psc=1), but am not sure how to get the money. I am almost 14, so does anyone have any job recommendations? I can do light video editing, and some light HTML/CSS coding. But is there a way to make money remotely for a salary for me who is a 13 (almost 14) year old male? I will take any recommendations into mind! Thank You so much!

I am 14, and I vaccum for my school for 10$ an hr, I like it as I can be about as flexible as you can get in a job other than working from home

 

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Just now, Dillpickle23422 said:

I am 14, and I vaccum for my school for 10$ an hr, I like it as I can be about as flexible as you can get in a job other than working from home

 

so maybe check with ur school. otherwise, if you're good with repairing/building pc's and fixing phones, (I do this) do that. post it on craigslist, saying you repair phones/pc's. Start off with maybe relatives, then flip stuff off ebay (buy broken, sell as refurbished) then post an ad on craigslist, and word of mouth will take off (maybe not with covid, idk ur pov on that situation)

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You're not likely to get an "official" job, even at a fast food place, at 14 - just the way labor laws work.

 

I agree with the poster above who suggested looking for odd jobs in your neighborhood or among your family.  Mowing lawns is a good idea.  In our neighborhood, people have their house numbers painted on the street curb, and there's a local kid who goes around with a stencil and can of spray paint and offers to redo or touch up curbs where the number has faded.    

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Johnny Foreigner from across the Big Pond From the East here. Commendable as your attitude towards work is, at your age you should be doing a whole lot of other things. Like roaming the neighbourhood with your buddies, looking for adventure and stuff, or talking to the girls to see if there's one special enough to want to spend your money on or anything else guys of your age are interested in. When I was your age, (long long time ago, like last millennium 😉 ) I'm glad I didn't went to work. You can work your entire life, probably 'till you're 70 or even older (assuming you reach that, crossing the tracks in front of a train doesn't help much so I won't recommend it 😛 ).

 

As for your next computer purchase, I'd recommend this one. Much more affordable for your age group and more important, it offers you the opportunity to learn the basics of computing by actually experimenting yourself:

 

 

Yes, it's not the latest SIIIIICKKKKK gaming monster, but then, it doesn't depreciate in value as quickly as that one either 😛

 

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6 hours ago, TylerDurden! said:

be an independent contractor.  If they (clients) seem sketchy then have a parent set-up a company and work through that.

Thank You!

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