Some people may have done odd jobs or had a small business as a kid. Myself I started going to my neighbors in the summer months and asking if I could mow their lawns. Then in the fall months I would go back to them and ask if I could rake their leaves. Then in the winter months I would go back and ask if I could shovel their sidewalks and driveways. Of course, those were times I lived in Iowa and not in Arizona where I currently do.