How to Make Money as a Teen | 5 Easy Ways to Make Money for Teenagers
We get it - making money as a teen can be difficult!
Although you most likely don’t have to worry about paying rent or bills, you also don’t yet have the luxury of being able to work a full-time job (complete with a very nice adult salary) until you’re 18.
So, as a follow-up to our previous post on how to save money in your teens, this week we're sharing some ideas for ways you can start making money in your teens!
And if you're a parent or guardian to a teen of your own, why share these tips to help them start earning money and gain financial independence?
Here are some easy ways you can make money as a teenager living in the UK:
1) Make Your Own Products and Sell Online
Got an artistic flair? Channel your creativity into a hobby that you can monetise.
Try making your own products to sell online like clothing, posters, phone cases or even jewellery. With sites like Redbubble, you can print your artwork on just about anything! However, you do need to be at least 16 to sell items.
Although you can’t create an account of your own on Etsy until you’re at least 18 years of age, teens aged 13-18 can use their parent or guardian’s account to sell items (with permission, of course!).
2) Find Online Jobs on Fiverr
If you’re new to Fiverr, the website is basically a marketplace for odd freelance jobs. As long as you're over 13, you can use a parent's account to find jobs for graphic design, blog writing, tech help & more!
Click here to find out more about how to get started on Fiverr.
3) Use Survey Sites
Whilst you need to be at least 16 years old to use the majority of popular survey sites out there, Slice the Pie is a great option for teens as people aged 13+ can use it.
Slice the Pie will pay you to write reviews on all sorts of things including songs, clothing and accessories, whilst sites like Valued Opinions will pay you £5 per survey (although you must be aged at least 16).
You can also use InstaGC from age 13 with parental consent. So, if you have the free time, why not spend it filling in easy surveys for a bit of extra cash?
4) Make Money on YouTube
We’ve all had dreams of becoming a famous YouTuber someday, so take that step to make the dream a reality!
You don’t necessarily need to be as big as PewDiePie to start making money, either. You can start a YouTube channel with the permission of your parent if you're aged between 13-17 and can make money through gaming, unboxing, or even baking videos!
Just make sure you get a parent to set up an account with AdSense as you need to be at least 18 to monetise a YouTube channel.
5) Help Out Friends and Family
We know that sometimes, part-time or weekend jobs aren’t always an option.
If having a part-time job clashes with school or other commitments that you save for the weekends, there are plenty of other ways you can earn cash just by helping out with odd jobs for friends and family from time to time.
Why not ask your neighbours if they need someone to pet-sit whilst they go on holiday? Or maybe a family friend’s dog needs walking whilst they’re at work?
You could also try teaching the older folks in your family how to use technology if you consider yourself tech-savvy!
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*Credit to MoreThanaMummy.com for these great money-making ideas