I have a new project over on the Noel Mignon blog today!
I've been needing a new way for my kids to earn money around the house. Lately it seemed like they were always asking me what they could do to earn money (even though they knew what jobs they could do around the house). I remembered seeing something on Pinterest that sparked the idea to create this project.
You can head over to the Noel Mignon blog to see how I created it but here's how it works and some of the 'rules' that I've set up for this jobs board (which is mainly for my 2 older kids). I will 'post' jobs that I see need to be done. Some will stay up for a few days, some will only be up for that day. For example, yesterday one of the jobs was 'fold towels'. If someone doesn't choose to do that job, I'll simply fold the towels and take the job down and they miss out. Some days there might not be any jobs available. It all depends on what needs to be done. When I post the job it will also have the payment for that job so once the job is done (and I say it was done ok) they instantly get paid. In the past we've always kept a tally and I paid them at the end of the week. And while that's how it works in the real world I found that my kids started getting lazy about doing jobs. Then we would have the inevitable 'discussion' when they wanted to buy something but hadn't worked & saved up for it (and expected me to buy it). So I think this will work better for us.
Also, these jobs are considered 'extra' jobs and so they are not allowed to do any of them until their homework is done and their regular chores (the non-paid ones) are done. My kids don't have a ton of chores so this isn't a big deal. They are also not allowed to come home & snag all of the jobs leaving none for the other person (unless the other person doesn't want to do them). The first day I put this up I immediately had one person complaining that the other was 'stealing all of the jobs' (even though that wasn't the case). So you can see why I had to set up rules!
So far it's working out well and I'm hoping it will continue to encourage my kids that it feels good to earn some money for themselves!