How To Make Money As A Teenager

As a teenager, there is no better time to start learning how to earn money or, better still, start to make money legitimately other than now. It is essential for you at this age. And it’s time to begin to open your mind to understand the act of creating and managing money as a teenager.

As a teen, there are chances that you are already receiving your parents’ allowances freely by doing things around the house. If so, then you’ve already understood how it feels like to earn money. However, it would be best to learn more about making money other than the allowances you are getting from your parents.

How To Make Money As A Teenager

Also, you might not be comfortable with always asking your parent for money for clothes, entertainment, and other things you desire.

As a teenager, you can make money even without a job. Below are various ways you can make money without a job:

Sell Stuff At School

Selling stuff in school is one of the best ways you can make money as a teenager. It is an act of buying specific things at a special price and selling it more than the purchased price.

For example, if you decide to sell stationery materials like pens and books. Suppose the cost price after ordering online or purchasing from a store equals $10.You can decide to sell it for $12 at school and make $2 on each item sold.

Some of the things you can sell in your school as a teenager include gum, candy, baseball hats or other clothing/ accessories, and other school material like pencils, pens, and many more.

Sell Your Old Stuff

If you have an old iPhone smartphone, you don’t use anymore or an old BMX bike that you don’t ride anymore, you can sell them off!

The advance in technology has created platforms that now connect millions of people. What makes it easy to post or advertise whatever you want to sell. And it makes it easy to identify people who need such stuff. This method is one of the simplest ways of earning some bucks as a teenager.

Some of your obsolete stuff you can consider selling off to earn money includes clothes, books, video games, electronics, sports goods, toys, jewelry, and more.

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Take a look around your house or storerooms to see if there is stuff you don’t use anymore but can still be valuable to others. Some of these things can be posted on platforms like eBay if you want to sell them online. However, if you stay with your parent or caretaker, ensure you have their permission to sell any of your stuff.

Get A Part-Time Job

One of the guaranteed ways to making money is by getting a part-time job. The pay might not be much, but you will surely learn a lot from it. Working in a restaurant, amusement park, retail stores, grocery stores, as a pizza deliverer, and many more are some of the part-time jobs you can get as a teenager to make money for yourself.

Wash Cars

There are very few car owners who enjoy or can’t afford the luxury of time to wash their car. These categories of people would be so glad if they can find someone they can pay to do it for them. As a teenager, you can offer complete interior and exterior car cleaning at a reasonable price.

To start, ask your family, friends, and even your parents if they need their car washed. After you’ve gained enough confidence, you can then begin knocking on your neighbors’ doors to make them aware of your car cleaning services.

Wash Windows

Window washing is a profitable summer job that pays well to locate homes or offices with dirty windows. The basic materials you need for this job are microfiber cloths and window cleaning products.

Once these materials are available, you can gather some of your friends interested in making some money to join you in looking around your neighborhood for dirty windows you can offer your service.

Online Jobs

As a teenager, the internet has made it a lot easy to earn money online. Below are some of the things you can do to make money online:

Start A Youtube Channel

Many teenage YouTubers are making thousands of dollars every month from YouTube ad revenue. The average YouTube channel makes about $1-$20 per thousand views. The most exciting fact is that having a YouTube channel is not limited to a certain age.

So, if you like making videos regularly, you should start now! Having a channel at a young age gives you an advantage because you’ll have more time to grow your YouTube channel.

Sign Up On Fiverr

Fiverr is simply an online marketplace where freelance services can be bought and sold at a minimum of $5. This online platform is one of the best places where teenagers can earn money by offering services to people who need them. Graphic designing, social media manager, transcription, freelance writing are a few of the many benefits you can contribute to earning money on this platform.

App Installation

If you have a smartphone, PC, or tablet, you can earn some income by installing some apps/ on one or more of your devices. How does this Installed app or software works?

When these apps are on your devices, they will collect some of your data anonymously in the background. These apps or software will detect the apps you are using, the amount of time you spend on certain apps, the sites you visit, and more. During this process, all your info will be kept confidential.

An application like Smart Panel pays about $60+/year, which is about $5/month for connecting a smartphone, tablet, or PC. If your devices stay connected, it will pay you a loyalty bonus every three months.

SurveySavvy is an app/software that pays $60 to $190 per year. This amount is about $5 to $17 per month for each of your devices (Smartphone, tablet, or PC).

Sell Stock Photos

There are plenty of blogs and businesses that need photos/images for their online content. To find these images/photos, they go to stock photo websites like Getty Images and iStock. If you are good with photography, you can upload your photos/images to these websites. If these photos are good enough, people will download them, and you will get paid for each download.

Become An Amazon Affiliate

If you have large followers on any social media platform, you can easily promote products based on your niche. When anybody uses the link you used for promotion to purchase a product from Amazon, you’ll get a  certain percentage as commission.

The Bottom Line

Teenagers do not have to wait until they become adults before they can make money. There are various jobs they can do to earn money for themselves, either offline or online.

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