If you’re a teen who loves to make money online, but doesn’t know how, this post is for you. Whether you’ve decided to take the leap and are looking for ways to earn some extra cash or want to build a full-time income stream, you can do so with one of the following opportunities. Whether you opt for virtual or in-person work, there’s something out there to suit your needs. Let’s take a look.
Start A Blog
Blogs are everywhere. From national news websites to mega-popular platforms like YouTube and Instagram, you’ll find people talking about everything from the latest tv show to personal life experiences. Why not try and join the club? You can start a blog for free using platforms like WordPress or Shopify, which are both incredibly easy to use. Once you’ve got your blog set up, you’ll need to find an affiliate product to promote. Promoting and earning from affiliate products is how most people make money online, and it’s a great place to start. There are plenty of affiliate products out there, such as digital cameras, memory cards, and even groupon coupons! Finding a product that you think will be popular among your demographic and that you think people will enjoy or need is the key to successful affiliate marketing. Once you’ve found an affiliate product you think is promising, you can begin to build up a passive income stream by promoting it on your blog. You’ll need to decide how often you plan on posting to keep up with the momentum, but beyond that, it’s just about getting the word out there about your affiliate product. If you want to do this legally, you’ll need to sign up for an affiliate program with a reputable company first. Avoid any and all affiliates that require you to promote products you don’t believe in, and always check for signs of fraudulent activity (FFS or commission theft). Good luck out there.
Get A Job
If you’re a teen who’s constantly worried about money, why not consider getting a job? Plenty of entry level jobs available both in person and online that allow you to make money while you learn. In person jobs like cashier, customer service representative, and retail sales are all great ways to make money while getting experience. Selling your own products online, like through a marketplace like Amazon, can also be a source of income for teens. Start small by selling your own artwork and then move up to selling and driving traffic to higher-quality products. You’ll want to avoid any and all jobs that require you to use your real name or provide personal information, as these are often part of the qualification process (more on that below). Once you’ve got your foot in the door, continue to look for ways to progress within the company, as there’s usually plenty of opportunity for growth.
Sign Up For A Freelancing Platform
Traditional careers aren’t dead, yet. Plenty of people still earn their living from designing websites, writing copy for businesses, and doing research for various companies. With the right training, mindset, and dedication, you can become one of these freelancers. One of the great things about freelancing is that it provides you with endless opportunities. When you have a specific skill or talent, like graphic design, copywriting, or research, you can use that to your advantage and find clients that need your expertise. Some of the best freelancing platforms out there are Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com. When choosing a freelance platform, it’s important to look for ones that offer both in-person and online interactions, as you’ll need both to be successful. Make sure you research the reputations of any potential clients before you start working, as you don’t want to ruin your chances of earning by working for a scammer. Setting up a professional sounding website is also an important part of the process, as this will attract potential clients and showcase your expertise. If you want to make the most out of your freelancing platform, consider setting up a team of professionals to work together. Having a team allows you to access more clients and projects, and provides you with the opportunity to diversify your income. Designingand setting up a team of professionals takes a lot of time, so be sure to plan out a schedule so that everyone can contribute what’s needed.
Start An Etsy Store
Etsy is the #1 marketplace for handmade and vintage items, and it’s still expanding. As a vendor on the platform, you’ll need to have a shop set up and ready to go. Take your time getting everything organized, as it can be a bit laborious getting set up. Once you’ve got your Etsy store set up, begin to explore the millions of items available for purchase and discover the wonders of handmade and vintage goods. You can use your store to sell your own artwork, as well as those of others who are also using the platform. If you’re looking for inspiration, take a look at the works of others who are already making a name for themselves on the platform. Driving traffic to your store is the key to making money online through Etsy, so take the time to find the best ways to do this. It’s important to note that Etsy does offer a variety of marketing tools that you can use to get the most out of your store, so be sure to check those out. If you’re looking for a way to make money online without any prior experience, Etsy is a great option. It doesn’t cost anything to open an Etsy store, and the potential for profit is endless. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping small businesses earn money online while providing a useful service to others.
Use Your Phone To Start An Affiliate Marketing Company
If you’re an experienced internet marketer or SEO expert, you can use your phone to start an affiliate marketing company. This is a pretty simple way to earn money online, so don’t hesitate to give it a try. One of the best platforms for launching an affiliate marketing company is InstaAffiliate, which provides you with a professional-looking website, free domain name, and a free Amazon account. Launching your affiliate marketing company with InstaAffiliate is pretty straightforward. You’ll just need to follow the instructions and choose a niche product to promote. Some of the best products to promote through affiliate marketing are cameras, memory cards, and stylus sleeves, as these items are popular among millennials and Gen-Z. You can also use your phone to research potential products and find affiliate products that are aligned with your niche. When choosing affiliate products to promote, it’s important to keep your audience in mind. People who are more likely to buy your affiliate products are those who already have a connection with the brand or company you’re promoting. For example, if you’re promoting a camera gear company, you might want to choose an affiliate product that is either made by the company you’re promoting, or has their logo on it. Doing your research and choosing products that will connect with your audience is the key to successful affiliate marketing.
Sign Up For A Clickworker Platform
Clickworkers are a newer addition to the freelance world, but they’ve quickly grown in popularity. Similar to other freelance platforms, you’ll need to have a professional website to join the platform, as well as a social media account for the purpose of brand awareness and driving traffic to the site. One of the unique things about clickworkers is that they connect independent businesses with people who want to work remotely. If you’re an experienced copywriter who wants to dive into the world of freelance work, clickworkers is a great place to start. You can promote your work online and even make money off projects that you complete. You’ll just need to make sure that you complete the qualification process first, which involves creating a small amount of content for the site. The more you put in, the better your chances of being selected for a project. Once you become a member, you’ll see a list of potential projects that you can take on. Clickworkers is a bit like a digital Uber platform, but instead of getting a car ride, you’ll get paid to drive traffic to a site.
Start An Online Store
If none of the previous options excite you, you can always start your own online store. With Shopify, you can create a professional-looking store in no time at all, and start selling your products online. If you’re looking for a more traditional approach and want to keep your full-time job, you can use a platform like Etsy to start an online store. Etsy allows you to start an online store for free, and even provides you with a nice dashboard to keep track of your orders, customers, and more. Plus, you can use your store to sell and promote products made by others, like yourself, using the platform. Using your phone to take photos of the products you sell is also a way to earn a few extra bucks. Start small, build your client base, and then find ways to grow and improve. Remember, opportunity is everywhere if you’re open to new ideas and willing to put in the work.