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How To Make Money As A Teenager? [10 Ways for Teens to Make Money]

By Snigdha | Last Updated on January 20th, 2024 7:58 am | 4-min read

All of us, as teens, have wondered how to make money fast. In fact, even if we had a job waiting tables at the local pizzeria, there was always the question of how to make extra money. Whether you are saving up to buy a car or tickets for a concert, there are some really easy ways for teens to make money online.

In the post ahead, we have listed some easy ways to make money as a teen. You can consult this list and find the one that aligns best with your skills and interests. However, one sure-shot way to make money for teens is by creating a website, making a mobile app, or becoming a mobile app reseller.

10 ways for teens to make money

If you are a teenager, you probably already have a million things to do every single day. Between homework, cheerleading, sports, choir practice, and drama club, you must be looking for a way to make money that is simple and straightforward. These jobs typically do not require any specialized skill sets.

Here are some of the best ways to make money as a teen:

  1. Sell stuff online

    There are a number of platforms that would let teenagers sell products, e.g. Poshmark, Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Instagram, and more. However, you can stand apart from the others and create your own eCommerce app or build an eCommerce website and start selling used or thrift items at a price of your own choice. You can have online yard sales as well, where you sell any product, from an old book to an unused teapot.

  2. Take online surveys

    Surveys and survey feedbacks are of great importance for any company that wants to gain success with its customers. There are multiple online survey companies or websites that conduct these valuable surveys and pay money to the respondents. As you gain more experience in the field, you can also create your own survey app or a survey website.

  3. Test products

    Companies are launching new products all the time, and whenever there is a new launch on the cards, they need real users to test the products and give them genuine feedback about their experience with the product by either filling in a form or filming themselves using it. You can go to popular review sites and apply for different products. After you gain some experience and build your profile a little better, you can also create your own website for testing products and reviews.

  4. Online teaching

    One of the best ways to make money as a teen is through teaching. However, there are concerns about safety when you have to go visit someone at an unfamiliar location. So online tutoring or teaching is the perfect option. You can start by enrolling on one of the popular education websites and gain more leads by making your own educational app.

  5. Start a blog

    Though blogging cannot be considered a way to make money quickly, it can lay the foundation for a pretty steady source of income for later in the future. If you have gained a certain amount of knowledge about a topic, you can then learn how to start a blog and become a blogger. As you gain some loyal followers, you can even convert your blog into an app for your and your readers’ convenience. There are various ways to monetize your blog, the most popular ones being display advertising, affiliate, and referral marketing. The effectiveness of each monetization method may vary depending on your blog’s niche, audience, and engagement level.

  6. Take pictures and sell them online

    If you are a teenager, you probably always have your phone on you. Instead of taking a million selfies, you can take good-quality pictures of things around you and put them up on websites like Foap. Here, you can create an online photo portfolio from where professionals or agencies can use one of your photos if they want to. You then get 50% of the money. Eventually, you can also create your own portfolio website or make a portfolio app to promote your work. Who knows, you can become the next Ansel Adams.

  7. Start a YouTube channel

    Becoming a YouTuber can prove to be a lot of fun, but quite like blogging, it may take you a little while to build an audience or start making money. As a teenager, you have the advantage of time and an opportunity to create a backlog of videos for your YouTube channel. Pick a subject you are passionate about and are happy to talk about, like cars, fashion, food, literature, movies, music, or anything else under the sun. Once you have a loyal audience, you can create a video streaming website or convert your YouTube live video into an app.

  8. Become a virtual assistant

    A virtual assistant can help executives with multiple small tasks like scheduling and managing appointments, formatting presentations, posting content on social media, and sorting through emails.

  9. Make an app

    Don’t worry! You do not have to worry about spending months acquiring coding skills. If you know how to code, great! But if you have a bunch of great app ideas, you can build an app without learning to code. You can then monetize your app and start making money from your app. You can also join an app reseller program where you can create white-label apps and sell them at a price point of your choosing.

  10. Create a website

    Just like an app, you can also create a website to start making money. There are several ways to make money from your website, do a quick research, and you will see that it is definitely not rocket science.

  11. Snigdha

    Content Head at Appy Pie

    App Builder

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