No matter how much or how little your allowance is, extra bucks will still find good use all the time. Here are 25 ways you can go about making some extra cash to complement your spending money.
You can make money by taking online surveys. Once you are at least 13 years old, you can share your opinions for money.
If there is a subject you are good at, opportunity exists for you to make money with that knowledge. Think about it. You are certainly good at something that can benefit others and for which you can get paid.
3. Design logo
There are many small businesses and blogs in need of logos. This is an opportunity for moneymaking if you are good at designing logos.
4. Freelance writing
Can you string together series of coherent sentences easily? If yes, you may want to consider writing freelance on sites such as oDesk, Freelancer and Craigslist.
5. Website building
A great way to make money is website building or development, if you are one of the highly tech-savvy teens. This task pays good money.
6. Sell on eBay or Amazon
The secret to making money this way lies in your ability to get cheaper deals elsewhere. You can resell cheap items for profit on these sites.
You can set up a blog where you share information on topics that interest you. Traffic or blog visits can be monetized by displaying ads.
8. Sell articles
Articles prepared by you can also be sold on sites offering such as Helium and Constant Content, if they are of good enough quality and original.
9. Mystery Shopping
You can as well make money by working as a mystery shopper. Shopping tasks are assigned to you. Just complete them and get paid. Interesting, right?
10. Paid to Shop
It is true that many of us love shopping. But do you know you can make money while at it? Apps like Ibotta make that possible.
11. Smartphone moneymaking
It is interestingly possible to turn your smartphone into a moneymaking tool. Apps such as Gigwalk and CheckPoints let you complete simple tasks for cash or points.
12. Sell used books
If you have eyes for great books, you can buy used copies of such from thrift stores or garage sales and resell the books for profits on platforms such as Book Scouter.
13. Virtual call center agent
You could make up to $14 per hour working as a virtual call center agent taking support calls for diverse companies. Such jobs can be found on some websites online.
14. Website testing
Sometimes, website owners pay people like you money just to test their websites and provide feedback. This is an easy way to make money.
15. Sell photos
Your digital camera, or even the camera on your smartphone, can fetch you good money. If you do take quality images, you can sell them on sites such as Shutterstock and Dreamstime.
16. Teach English
Another way you can make money is by teaching English online. Many people in Asia are willing to pay to be taught the language.
17. Write for revenue-sharing sites
Hubpages and similar sites allow young people to join, write and share in revenue made from ads displayed on content pages.
18. Answering questions
You can also make money by posting answers to questions online via sites like Web Answers. You earn when the answer you provide is chosen as the best.
19. YouTube Videos
Another good way of making extra bucks is by creating and uploading quality videos to YouTube. You earn from the ads displayed for your videos.
20. Car wash
As a teen, you can be providing car wash services to family friends and neighbors. You may work with your friends to do this.
21. Garage sales
Chances are you have items you no longer use or do not need. These can be converted into cash by holding a garage sale.
You can offer to help family friends and neighbors to babysit their kids or register on a website to find jobs. It helps to be a certified babysitter to succeed at this. There are online certification courses in babysitting and CPR available.
23. Lawn care
You may as well decide to start providing lawn care services in your neighborhood such as shoveling snow off lawns or packing away fall leaves.
24. Pet care
There are people who are willing to pay to have someone walk, wash or train their pets. This is something most teens should be able to do and even enjoy.
You can equally make money recycling cans and scrap metals. Not only will you make money, but you will also be contributing your bit in protecting the environment.
There you have 25 ways to make money as a teen. You should be able to find one or two things you can do from the list.