Charities are always in need of fundraisers and donations so why not bake some cakes and sell them to your friends and teachers at school? Or if baking isn't your forte you could make greetings cards or candles. Although you won't make any money yourself you will gain valuable skills for your CV and employers look favourably on community and charity ventures.
Organised / Communicator / Numeracy / People skills / Creative / Initiative / Caring
Have you got any old toys, clothes, jewellery, books or CDs that you no longer use? Why not photograph them and create an eBay shop. This will give you valuable skills to discuss at interview and you may even make some money. Alternatively organise a yard sale, jumble sale, or a car boot sale.
Numeracy / Organised / IT skills / Time management / Initiative
Many dog owners don't have the time to regularly walk them. Ask people in your neighbourhood if they need a dog walker, or make flyers and advertise your services locally. You could also cat sit, or feed pets when people are on holiday as another way to make some money and add to your skill set.
Initiative / Time management / Outdoorsy / Responsible / Trustworthy
Being born in the digital age puts you in the perfect position to think up the next big app or website idea. Use your interests as a starting point and team up with your friends with different skills to brainstorm ideas. Bounce your ideas off other people and use their feedback to refine your best ideas. If you think your idea is good enough you should try to get it made. Even if it comes to nothing it is still a valuable experience to talk about at interview.
IT skills / Motivated / Creative / Organised / Team player / Initiative
If you have green fingers you could sell your gardening services to local neighbours. Many people do not have time to plant flowers, weed or mow the lawn. If you live somewhere where there aren't many gardens then your cleaning, sewing, bike maintenance or car washing skills could come in handy.
Initiative / Organised / People skills / Self-confident / Outdoorsy
Are you an aspiring writer? Do you have a passion or hobby that other people would find interesting or unusual? Successful blogs can even sell advertising space. Alternatively aspiring filmmakers can make films and start their own YouTube channel. Many writers and directors even kick start their careers after being discovered online.
Writing / IT skills / Initiative / Creative / Motivated / Disciplined / Passionate