Are you looking for creative ways to make money as a teenager?
Do you want to cover your expenses without depending on your parents?
I know, many tweens want to be self-dependent to fulfill their needs such as buying clothes, gadgets, entertainment cost and much more.
But the problem is they don’t have a source of income.
Now, getting a 9-5 job is obviously not possible as a teenager which left you with other options.
You can either make money doing online or offline work.
But the question is what kind of job a teenager can do to make some money?
Well, in this post, you can explore 13 creative ways you can use to make money every month.
You can either choose any one of them or you can do multiple jobs to increase your income.
The choice is yours.
13 CREATIVE WAYS TO MAKE MONEY AS A TWEEN
1. WOLF POINTS
This is a new website I came across a few months ago & I think it is a great platform for teenagers like you to make some money every month.
Wolf points have partnered up with thousands of advertisers who will reward you for your time and engagement.
Here, you need to earn points by taking part in surveys, downloading apps, joining sponsored giveaways, trying out products, playing games and much more.
Once you collect 2000 Wolf points, you can exchange it for $20 PayPal cash or gift cards.
The best thing about this website is their referring system.
You can get a lifetime of 10% commission from your referrals and a 5% commission from the users referred by your referrals.
Wolf Points have also stated that there are many people who are making a full-time income from their platform.
2. WATCH VIDEOS
There are many online companies that pay money for watching videos on your phone.
If you have a smartphone and an internet connection, you can definitely take advantage of such companies.
There are many apps/websites available online that pay money for the same activity.
Personally, I love VeeU app because it reminds me of Instagram.
They have a huge collection of videos on their database which are uploaded by its users.
You need to watch these videos over a certain period of time to earn points that can be redeemed for money & gift cards.
Additionally, VeeU app has many other features through which you can earn more points daily.
I find this app pretty good because the videos are not ads.
They are usually vines, comedy videos & other videos related to the entertainment category which makes this app more appealing.
So, this is definitely a great way to make money online for tweens.
3. TAKE ONLINE SURVEYS
Taking online surveys is one of my favorite methods to make some extra cash every month.
There are many companies who want to know their target customers so that they can create products & services for them.
To find out all these details, they create online surveys just to know what people think about a certain category.
If anyone takes these surveys, they are paid a few bucks for giving their opinion. So, the more you fill them, the more you are paid.
There are many online survey companies that you can join. Here are a few of them:
- PrizeRebel (US) (Make $50-$100/month by taking well-paid surveys)
- Vindale Research (US) (Earn $1-$5 per survey)
- Global Test Market (US) (Desktop users) | Global Test Market (US) (Mobile users)
- E-Poll Surveys (US) (Another survey, which is great for some extra money)
- SuperPay Me
- Survey Rewardz (Read my review here)
You can read this post to explore more about these survey sites.
Swagbucks allows you to earn digital points known as SB by taking online surveys, playing games, doing web searches or watching videos.
It also offers coupons and deals to help you save money at a variety of stores such as Walmart, eBay, etc.
When you use these coupons for shopping, you get discounts on the products and at the same time, you earn a few SB’s as well.
You can redeem these SB’s for PayPal cash, gift cards, and merchandise.
Here is $5 I earned recently from Swagbucks.
5. PROOFREADING JOBS
This is another creative way to make money as a teenager where you need to check grammatical, punctuation, spelling and typo errors from written documents.
If you are good in English and knows how to detect English errors, then you can definitely try this job.
As a proofreader, you will need to proofread novels, articles, essay, ads, magazines, resumes, etc.
You can make at least make $10 per hour as a beginner which can go up to $15-$30 per hour.
There are many proofreaders who are making a living by doing this job.
You can refer these websites which offer proofreading jobs online.
6. WEBSITE TESTING JOBS
Website testing jobs are a great way to make money online as a teenager where you need to test different websites and share your opinion.
Many companies use website testing platforms to test their newly created website before launching them.
They actually want to know whether their site is user-friendly, easy to navigate & fulfills their aim.
So, to find out all these details, they submit their site on website testing platforms where you get a chance to test these websites in exchange for money.
All you need to do is browse a website and make a screen recording video where you explain about the functionality, usability, interface, compatibility & the performance of a website.
If the website owners approve your review video, you get paid around $10.
Here are some website testing companies that you can join.
I recommend to join multiple of them as the frequency of the jobs is less.
As a teenager, if you love kids and enjoy their presence, then you should definitely consider babysitting job on weekends & holidays.
There are many parents who can’t look after their kids because of their jobs or some other reason.
In such cases, you can provide your babysitting services in your neighborhood or among your extended families.
I am pretty sure you can make $10, $20 or even more per hour just for taking care of kids.
You can also visit this website where you can provide your services online.
But as a teenager below 18 years old, you’ll need permission from your parents to be listed on this site.
8. WRITE CONTENTS
Content creation is one of the best online jobs you can do for your living and it pays a lot.
Approximately 55 million websites are created every day which increases the demand for contents among content writers.
As a teenager, if you love writing and can write good engaging contents in a specific category, then you should definitely approach different websites for content writing opportunities.
If they accept you, you can get paid from $20 up to $150 per article which is a great creative way to make money as a teenager.
You can check out these websites which offer content writing jobs.
9. TEACH ENGLISH ONLINE
If English is your first language, then why don’t you teach English and make some cash?
There are many people online who want to learn English and are searching for a good tutor.
If you are willing to spend at least 30 minutes a day teaching people how to speak English over Skype, then you should definitely join this site if you are 16 years or more.
Once registered, you will receive all the coaching material related to your job.
For taking a 30-minute session you can make $10 which is great as a tween.
10. CONVERT AUDIO FILES INTO TEXT (TRANSCRIPTION JOBS)
If you have a good listening skill, then you are perfect for this job.
Basically, you need to listen to an audio file and type out what you hear on a word pad.
The audio files may be recordings of an interview, discussion, meetings of people, etc. For each file you convert, you get paid.
While applying, you need to pass their assessment test which consists of an English test. Along with that, you also need to transcribe a sample audio file.
If they approve you, you can start doing transcription jobs from their job board which is based on first come first basis.
You can make at least $15 – $20 a day if you can transcribe files faster.
11. SELL VECTOR ARTS ONLINE
Vector art is drawing, painting or illustration created using a Vector application such as Adobe Illustrator.
If you are attracted to such kind of digital art and loves using such applications, then you can surely make money selling vector art.
I know if you haven’t created any digital art before, this job can be tough for you.
Well, if you are really interested, you can take this course on Skillshare which will teach you the proper way to design such stuff.
Just sign-up for a Skillshare trial plan and access this course for free.
Once you know how to make vector art, you can sell your creativity in the Creative Market website.
Here you can sell illustration, icons, patterns, objects, textures, etc from $15 to over $100.
For each sale you make, you will receive a 70% commission.
12. START A YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Making money from YouTube is not a secret anymore.
There are many YouTubers out there who are making a living from it.
If you think you have some skill or you can teach something online, you can definitely start your own YouTube channel.
But you won’t be able to make money as soon as you start your channel. You need to have at least 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours in the last 12 months.
Though achieving this may take some time, but you can do this within a few months if you keep on creating new videos.
After that, you can monetize your YouTube channel with Google Adsense and try these other monetization methods as well to make money from YouTube.
If you can spend a few bucks (under $100), then blogging is the best option out there.
I know you can start a blog for free but it isn’t the best option if you are looking for a long term gain.
A self-hosted blog is a much better option if you ask me.
If you could ask your parents to spend a few bucks on you, then you can easily recover it within a few months through blogging.
Having a blog gives you many ways to make money online. You can make money through ads, affiliate marketing, sponsored content, provide services and much more.
It’s exactly like a business where you can make a lot of money every month as a teenager.
If you don’t know how to start a blog, make sure to read this blogging guide.
You can also check out all the blog monetization options here.
If you are still thinking about the investment and couldn’t afford it, then I recommend you to try other options mentioned here.
With those options, you can at least make some money which can be used to start your own blog.
So, these are some creative ways to make money as a teenager.
All of them are legit and will surely work for you if you are ready to invest your time and energy on it.
However, you won’t become rich but you could definitely make some money to take care of your expenses.
Let me know which one are you going to try in the comments down below.
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