Earning Money

Whether you want to make a product or offer a service, you’ve got to jump right in and do it. You’ve brainstormed a bit and thought about a plan. What’s next? It’s time to begin. Here are a few things to think about as you start your business.

Your product or service must be the best you can offer. Put in the time and make it your best effort. If your MMO is not worth the effort, why bother to do it? Think about it. If you don’t put your best effort into your business, your product or service won’t be any good and you won’t have any customers. “Nothing beats a quality product or service—and pleasing the customers” says Doug Miller of the Kauffman Center of Entrepreneurial Leadership in Kansas City, Missouri…

Excerpt from EARNING MONEY, Copyright 2006, Lerner Publishing Group.

Did you know no one really MAKES money?

That’s right. We can only earn it. Only two US Treasure Department agencies can make money. I found this out along with all sorts other great gems (lesser-known or rare and fascinating facts) while researching this book.

I was fortunate to speak to and interview some of the top entrepreneurs and money experts in the country to write this book. And, some of them were kids!

These entrepreneurs and experts were so passionate about what they did and enthusiastic about sharing their stories with me. These stories inspired me and I hope they will do the same for my readers.


"Already at an early age children learn about the importance of money for their families to purchase what they want and need. Over time, though, children begin to comprehend that their families do not have endless supplies of money and that it must be earned. This book explains to young learners how they too can earn money, beyond getting an allowance, by pursuing moneymaking opportunities that can be enjoyable and rewarding.

At a time when a growing number of states are adding financial literacy topics to their curriculum standards, books such as Earning Money become a valuable resource in helping to meet these education requirements. Clear text, amusing graphics, and examples specific to children’s interests make the book appealing to middle grade readers. Vignettes about the real-life experiences of several young entrepreneurs serve as cases in point that children can indeed go beyond selling lemonade to start their own successful enterprises."

--Yana V. Rodgers, The Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

"These books introduce economic concepts to young readers; full-color photos add interest."

--Book Links

"Lerner's colorful series on money and savings is a splendid introduction to finance for young people at an impressionable time in their lives....These concise, reasonable priced works should find eager readers in public and school libraries and in hands of parents who want to train children in fiscal responsibility."


"How Economics Works is an interesting series explaining how various factors work together to form our economy....The text is easy to read and the pictures and graphs are a vital addition....This is a good series to introduce children to economics."

--Library Media Connection


--A Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children ECONKIDS Book Choice, 2010.

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