Many jobs for 17 year olds and other teens pay quickly, including babysitting, lawn care and paper delivery jobs. Some teens may also make some fairly fast cash by working at a restaurant, delivering pizzas or walking dogs.
Teens looking for work should pay attention to the labor laws in their state. In some states, teens can begin working a few hours a day as early as age 14. In other states, teens may need to be 16 in order to snag a job other than babysitting gigs.
There are other ways to make money as a teen. For instance, collecting and selling recyclables, like aluminum cans, is a good way to earn extra cash.