How to Make Money as a 14 Year Old

So you’re a teen and you want to know how to make some fast cash? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, I will walk you through a step-by-step process on how to make money as a 14-year-old. Below is a list of things you’ll need to get started:

A Computer or Laptop

If you’ve already got a computer or laptop, then great! If not, then now’s the time to get one. Remember, you’re 14 so you may not legally purchase an adult computer game, but you can get a kid-friendly version. You’ll also need an internet connection so you can log on to various gaming websites and make an account if you don’t already have one. Finally, make sure you backup your data regularly so if something should happen to your device, you can easily restore it. This will help keep your business afloat if anything goes wrong.

A Gaming Console

If you’re a fan of video games, then now’s the right time to get a gaming console. They can be quite the expensive habit, but they’re worth it. You’ll need one of each kind (console, handheld, etc.) and don’t worry about the price tag as long as you’re under 18. Some credit cards (Target Membership) even offer perks like free game downloads and discounts on consoles and accessories. Once you’re 18, then you’ll need to pay for all of those things yourself.

A Printer

If you’re going to be doing a lot of print-outs (for the blog or otherwise) then you’ll need a printer. Fortunately, these days, they’re pretty inexpensive and there are many types to choose from. When it comes to buying a printer, make sure that you get one that suits your needs. Don’t just pick the first one you see because they’re usually the cheapest. Buying a printer without proper consideration can cost you a lot of money in the long run. Also, make sure that the company that you purchase it from is reputable and will provide the service in a timely manner if you ever need it.

A Business License

If you’re going to be conducting your business online, then you’ll need a business license. This will allow you to create an online store or blog and sell your wares to people all over the world. If you don’t have one already, then now’s the time to get it. There are a few different types of businesses you can get a license for, so make sure you consult with an accountant or lawyer to find out what type of business you should get.

A Bank Account

If you’re planning on using PayPal, then you’ll need a bank account. If you don’t have one yet, then now’s the time to open one. Luckily, there are many banks that offer free banking for teens. Just make sure you’re enrolled in the right savings plan and don’t overdraw your account too frequently. An overdraft fee could cost you hundreds of dollars. Your parents should also consider getting a credit card with an “underage business account” on it. This will make it much easier to purchase items online without having to use an impersonal PayPal account. Plus, you can continue to use the account even after you turn 18!

An Office Space

To work efficiently, you’re going to need an office space. This doesn’t have to be expensive; a desk, a lamp, and some chairs should be more than enough. If you don’t have one yet, then now’s the time to get it. Depending on the size of your operation, you may also need additional furniture (such as a filing cabinet, chairs, or a table).

Some Basic Tool Equipment

In most cases, you’ll need a few basic tools to get started. These tools will be needed to maintain your business once you’re up and running. A good starter tool kit could include the following:

  • A phaser tool
  • A multimeter
  • A soldering iron
  • A small digital camera
  • A printer
  • A laptop
  • A hard drive
  • A business license
  • A bank account
  • An office space
  • Some basic tool equipment

Along with all of this, you’ll want to get a few other things to organize your workspace. These are things like:

  • A storage bin
  • A hanging folder
  • A desk lamp
  • A chair
  • A telephone
  • A laptop computer
  • A business card holder
  • A cup holder
  • A wall bulletin board
  • A pad of paper
  • A note-taking device
  • A stapler
  • A printer
  • A copier
  • A hole-punch
  • A shredder
  • A utility knife
  • A nail clipper

A Few Important Considerations

Once you have all of these things in place, you need to make a few important considerations. First, ensure that you always work in a safe and secure environment. This means either working at home or in a public space with proper security measures. Second, make sure that you work only when you’re capable of producing high-quality work. Due to the nature of your business, you’ll be expected to produce a lot of work quickly. While it’s important to learn how to use the tools of the trade, it’s also important to know your limits. If you start to feel overwhelmed or feel that you’re not capable of producing good work, then perhaps it’s time to consider doing something else with your life. A good accountant can help you figure out the right time to expand your business and the right way to go about it. They can also help you figure out how much profit you’re likely to make and help you keep track of all of your income and expenses. If you’re ever unsure of whether or not to expand your business, then ask for help from people you trust (such as your family members or a mentor).

Finally, make sure that you put in the time to learn how to properly use your tools of the trade. This is especially important if you’re going to be using a computer or a laptop. Make sure that you learn how to use a search engine effectively, how to use Excel and similar software, and how to use a word processor (such as Microsoft Word). Mastering these skills will make you much more efficient and allow you to produce better work. If you put in the time to learn how to use these tools effectively, then you’ll be able to hit the ground running once you’re up and running.