You might have noticed that I wrote quite a lot in the other post. Well, I tried to get through everything I wanted to say in 1 go, but I realized there’s still quite a lot for me to say. So, without further ado, this is the second part to how to make money online as teenager.
4. Sell stuff on eBay – This is kind of online and offline at the same time, if you intend on doing this all by yourself. Of course, you should only sell something that you or family wouldn’t mind selling off for money. This is a great way to earn a quick buck. The obvious disadvantage is that you will soon run out of things to sell or maybe you end up with things that people won’t buy. Unless you intend on setting up an eBay business (which is an entirely different subject on its own), then earning the odd $100 or $200 eBay isn’t too bad. Remember about saving up?
5. Play games – Yes, in this day and age, it is possible to make a living out of playing video games! Your parents may be particularly against this idea so be prepared for some kind of good excuse for playing a lot of games. In fact, being a game tester has been a legitimate job for some time so it’s not as bad as it seems. You can try this service out for $1 and get paid to play new and upcoming games for a pretty decent amount of money.
6. Be an online tutor – Are you good at speaking another language? Then you could easily post your ad on a classified ads site like Craigslist or putting your link in Yahoo Answers, and teach others on how to speak another language. If you’ve got a webcam and Skype, then this is even better and you could probably charge quite high (like $30 an hour) since these things will result in a better experience for your clients/students.
7. Build a website – This is probably the most obvious thing to do to make money online as a teenager, however, it is also quite difficult to do … to make money from a website, that is. It’s actually very easy to set up a website. If you don’t understand any programming code, then you could sign up to places like Blogger.com or WordPress.com and start up a blog or site within minutes, without having to learn any programming mumbo jumbo.
So where does the money come from? It comes from advertising, similar to Youtube except that you control where the ads show up and what kind of ads you want to show (most of the time). You have to keep in mind, almost all monetization methods, such as joining affiliate programs, the Google Adsense program etc. are restricted to those who are at least 18 years old. If you aren’t at least 18 years old yet, then you could get one of your parents to sign up an account using their name and details, but allow you to have control over that account. I know some teenagers who have done this and have managed to pull in $5000 a month from building a website and putting ads on them!
Of course, you can’t just build any old website and expect people to visit it. You have to create a site that people want to read and want to come back to it because it’s so good! You also need the search engines to know that you exist and you do this by building links to your site by leaving your signature in forums, article marketing, video marketing, social media marketing, in eBooks or electronic products that you create etc. etc. etc.
This is a very simple way of putting it, and is actually a lot more complicated than this. But the main thing is if you build a website that people want to read and come back to it, then that’s all you basically need to do in order to start earning from a website. It does take a lot effort, patience and perseverance but all of this can pay off very well over a long period of time.
Of course, if you want a faster (and easier) way of how to make money online as a teenager, you could do some of the things I mentioned in my previous posts. Hope this helps!