Life gets more expensive as we grow. As a teenager, you need money to buy clothes, pay for entertainment, gas or transportation, and food out with your friends. Unfortunately, earning money as a teenager is an uphill battle. But you need to look for ways to fund your expenses.
You don’t have to depend on your parent’s pocket for everything. You are growing up, and you are about to start depending on yourself. By starting to work now, you will have money to fund most of your college expenses.
Here is a list of different ways on how to make money as a teenager. All of them are working, but not all can work for you. Choose the one that interests you and get started today. Take a step today. Don’t wait for tomorrow. It never comes.
1. Start a blog
There are countless ways to make money online. You can start your own blog and start making an income with the help of sponsorship and advertising. As long as you can create appealing content, take advantage of yourself, and start earning.
Blogging is an interesting way to earn money as a teenager. It is you to choose a topic or niche that interests you. The only challenge with blogging is that you won’t start pocketing money immediately. It will take several months, but once it picks up, it is a lucrative source of income. The secret is creating regular and high-quality content for your growing audience.
Get something that you are good at, such as a certain subject like English, Maths, and a language, playing instruments, or chess and start tutoring younger kids. Start with your parent’s friends and continue building connections. Many people are looking for teens like you to teach their children certain subjects.
You can also do it online. There are hundreds of tutoring websites such as Enroll.com and Tutor.com that will pay you to offer tutoring services. These websites won’t mind your age. All you need is to be good at what you’re tutoring.
3. Sell your pictures
If your phone can take decent photos or you have a camera, and you know how to compose an image, start taking stock photos and sell them online. Check out this great guide on how to take stock photos. You won’t get much per sale, but you are doing something that you like and building an important skill. If you put more effort and sacrifice your free time on this, you will make good money. You can sell your photos to companies like Shutterstock, iStock, Dreamstime, Photoshelter, and Alamy.
4. Start a YouTube Channel
You can start earning money by uploading videos on YouTube. You can become a successful YouTube star. All you need is to look for a topic that interests and start creating regular videos about it. Your videos should be interesting and educational to get many views and attract subscribers. Many teenagers are creating YouTube fans and book clubs where they are leading discussions about their favorite movies, music, and novels. To start earning, you will need a certain number of subscribers and view time. Every time you upload a video on YouTube, remember to promote it on Facebook, Instagram, and other social platforms.
5. Become an influencer
Influencers earn money by influencing people to buy certain products. To become an influencer and start earning some money, you need a large online audience. You will be earning commission customers buy products using your link or code. There are many guides on the internet on how you can get free likes on Instagram and sometimes free followers. Remember, you need active followers that will like, comment, and share your posts.
You can also earn money by posting sponsored content. Once you have a large following, brands and companies will start coming for you to post their posts on your timeline.
If online jobs are not your thing, here are some other jobs you can do to start making money as a teenager:
1. Dog walking
If you love spending your time with dogs. You can start earning by walking your neighbors’ dogs. Most of them are busy and don’t have time to walk their dogs. They are looking for someone like you to walk their dog and are willing to pay for the service. You can double your earnings by providing extra services such as grooming and bathing.
2. Shoveling snow and lawn mowing
Some people are too busy and don’t have time for yard maintenance. They are looking for people who can help maintain their yards. Despite having busy schedules, no one wants his or her home to look neglected. These people are willing to pay you more their lawn, trim edges, shovel snow, or rake leaves. These people are looking for someone they can trust. Start by asking your friends if they need help in such jobs. You can also post some signs around your neighborhood to inform your neighbors about the services you can offer.
3. Babysit for friends and family
Babysitting is a great way to earn as a teenager without spending. If you love spending time with children, ask your friends and family whether they need help in childcare. For people to feel confident leaving their child with you, consider taking basic first aid classes and getting a CPR certification. We hope this guide has helped you find the best ways on how to make money as a teenager.
Written by Jacob
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