I knew exactly how he was feeling when my older son (10 at the time) asked me about getting a job.  Kids aren’t really allowed to work, save for the lemonade stand or mowing someone’s lawn, but all kids at some point want to earn some money.  Using the “teach a person how to fish” mentality I built my son a towable drink cart that acted as a stand when he parked his bike.  Then I chaperoned him to spots where we both believed he would find thirsty customers.  Business was a breeze, literally.  Unfortunately, his mother objected to her son hawking drinks around town and the whole thing got mothballed.