With the golden age of the internet and content, teens can easily turn their hobbies and skills into money-making ventures. If you are one of those teens, you’ve come to the right place!
You’ve reached a point in your life when you must learn how to earn and manage your own money. We’re all so used to getting an allowance as children that the thought of making your own money or getting your first ‘job’ can at first seem a bit daunting but also exciting.
Making your own money will teach you work-life balance, how to value the price of hard-earned cash, develops your self-confidence, and will give you excellent work experience that will come in handy later in your life.
So, here are four great ways to make money as a teen.
1. Taking Online Surveys
Yes, you read that right. You can get paid to take short, few-minute online surveys, and the best part is: they’re so simple!
You could be on your couch, commuting to school, or relaxing with a friend and making money while doing so.
Simply make a profile in one of the many online survey websites such as Survey Junkie. You can earn virtual rewards by completing the surveys. These virtual reward points can be used to purchase PayPal and e-gift cards!
If you’re a talented writer or want to be one someday, freelance writing is a great way to gain experience and build your resume. People are always looking for someone to write blog posts for them or even ghostwrite parts of their books for them. You can start your own blog to showcase your work and then link it from your LinkedIn profile or social media.
If the sound of writing sounds exciting to you, later, when you have some experience, you can even look into book printing opportunities and try your hand in selling an actual book!
3. Managing Social Media Accounts
You spend a lot of time on social media, so why not take it a step further and turn that hobby into a moneymaker. Although social media began as an entertainment venture at first, businesses are increasingly recognizing its value as a means of promoting their products and services.
However necessary, bloggers, entrepreneurs, and other business owners do not always enjoy the social media aspect of their operations. As a result, they consider hiring virtual assistants or social media experts to manage their accounts. Plus, if you’re up to date on the latest social media trends and hacks, you might be exactly who they’re looking for on their team!
4. Editing or Making Videos
There is no form of media more accessible and entertaining to watch than videos. They take less effort to consume, and the amount of content out there from education to mere fun categories is increasing.
Many businesses now consider videos essential for promoting their products and services, both on their own websites and on video sites. So if you like the idea of practicing your creativity and making fun-to-watch videos, editing can be a great option for you.