We all know it’s pretty difficult for teenagers to make money now a days, they are either busy with school or involved in extracurricular activities such as sports. If you are a teenager and happen to be under the age of 18 then it could be pretty hard to find a job but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find a job. You can get working papers from your school and with those permissions you will be able to look for jobs at places that hire teenagers under the age of 18 such as fast food restaurants (McDonalds,Burger King,Wendy’s,Taco Bell,etc) but not everyone enjoys working at fast food restaurant and you will not get a lot of hours because of your school schedule but sometimes at that age it could be the only way to make your self some money.
If you are one of the teens who prefers to stay home and possibly make money from the internet then this articles would be nice for you to read as we will go over some nice ways you can start earning money from the comfort of your home without falling into many of the internet scams.
Why should you work online?
Working online can be a great way to make money for teenagers who find it hard finding employment during their teenage years. Let’s face it we are in a tough economy and finding retail or customer service work isn’t easy either, as most place would prefer someone over 18 years old with some customer service/sales experience. Online work is something that can be self-made, something that you can slap on your resume, and something that you can take full control of.
Here are some of the ways you can go about making money online:
Making YouTube tutorial videos
This is a very popular method and there are some pretty popular YouTubers making not thousands but millions in revenue from YouTube. Ever watched a YouTube video and was forced to watch an advertisement right before the video starts? Yup, we all have and that’s exactly how you make the person who uploaded the video money. Users on YouTube get paid per every 1,000 views they get on their videos, so let’s say a YouTube user is averaging $6.00 per every 1,000 views then that means that if his video gets 5,000 videos he would make $30 dollars from that video. There are users who get millions of views and can generate very high earnings during the course of a year.
If you are subscribed to any YouTube prankster,etc then that is how they make money by showing advertisements before their videos. If making money from YouTube is something that interests you then what you have to do is start a YouTube channel and find a niche where you are familiar with and can make videos about it. Some of the most popular niches are drawing tips, make-up tutorials, foreign language classes, video game walkthroughs, movie reviews, cooking guides, pranks and many more, even better if you find something unique that no one else is doing. Just make sure you have a parent’s permission to put yourself online, and understand the risks that come with putting your name and face on the internet. Once you have videos uploaded to your YouTube channel then you should definitely share them on Twitter,Facebook or any social network of your choice because if the video is liked then it can go viral and that will be your big breakthrough.
Create your own website or blog to earn money
One of the most popular ways to earn money online for anybody it’s starting your own website or blog, might sound difficult but it’s actually pretty easy. Of course if you want an advanced website then you might need a little coding experience,etc but if you are looking just for a simple website or blog where you can publish your entries then you can easily head over to wordpress.org or blogger.com which are websites that will allow you to create your own free blog where you can publish any videos,entries,stories,tutorials or whatever you like as long as is legal and doesn’t violate their terms of service of course.
A blog is basically a like a website where you will able to publish personal entries and users can interact whit the stories by leaving their comments. Before you decide to sign up and start your own blog you should sit down and think of a niche to write topics about, it is very recommended to write about stuff you are familiar with because it will make things easier and you probably won’t get bored or tired of having to look up information to write about stuff you have no idea about.
Once you decided on a niche to write about then it’s very important to choose a keyword for your blog’s name, let’s say you decided to sign up at blogger.com and you want to write about computer chairs then you would have to pick something related to computer chairs, e.g comfortablecomputerchairs. If you went with the name “comfortablecomputerchairs” then your blog’s name would be comfortablecomputerchairs.blogspot.com. After you register your blog you will be able to customize it’s theme,colors,etc. Once you have your blog set up with some articles published then feel free to apply for Google’s revenue program AdSense which will allow you place ads on your website/blog and earn money every time a visitors clicks on the ads.
Get paid to take surveys online and Paid to click
There are many websites that will pay you to click through advertisements, register for accounts on affiliate sites, or take surveys for them and then you have enough points you will be able to withdraw your earnings in form of money, gift cards, and store credit for some online shops. You have to be careful when looking for Survey or paid to click websites as there are many scams on the internet trying to recruit new users by telling them that they will “get rich overnight” but let’s face it, no one gets rich overnight as everything requires hard work… Unless you win the lottery which let’s face it the chances are very slim. Taking surveys online and using paid to click websites require time and effort in order to see great outcomes in the long run.
Publish your own eBook
If you are a writer or just simply love to write then this option might interest you. Popular websites such as amazon.com allow you to publish your own eBooks in their online store and you will earn about 70% of the revenue generated from the eBook you’ve written. If have any interesting stories that you can write then give it a go and write your own eBook, if you don’t have a story to write then don’t worry as you can also create tutorials and other stuff that might interest an audience. If being a novelist is something you dream of then you can get started by publishing some eBooks online and see how it goes. You can search on Google on how to get started on writing your own eBooks.
Good luck and much success on whichever option yo decide to go with. Please share this article with your family and friends as well as social networks if you enjoyed reading it!