32 Best Ways To Make Money Online As A Teen

Written by Franklin Hatchett

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Earning online today is not as difficult as it was two decades ago. There are more people who have access to the internet today than before.

But if you are a teen, what jobs can you do online to make money?

Surely, you want to work at the comfort of your own home. Instead of dog walking of babysitting, I will provide you with the 32 best ways for teens to make money.

1. Online surveys

There are many marketers that use online surveys to understand their customers better. While this is not going to make you rich, it sure is a good way to start making money online.

The way it works is you register for an account, and then you fill out surveys once they are made available to you.

Here are some examples of websites that do this:

  • Inbox Dollars
  • SwagBucks
  • Toluna
  • Prize Rebel

All survey platforms award you with points after you complete a survey. These points are then convertible to cash, which is paid via PayPal. Your other option is to convert the points into gift cards on Amazon.

2. Freelance writing

There are many platforms to do freelance writing. As a writer, you are very likely to create content for websites, especially blogs.

Here are some platforms you can try:

  • Fiverr
  • UpWork
  • People per Hour

If you are just starting out, take assignments that are only 600 words each. The way you should do it for now is to research and then re-write materials from other sites, but in your own words. In due time, you will be able to write on your own.

To become more effective, choose a particular niche that you want to write about. For example, you can write about e-commerce and stick with that topic only. You can earn a lot of money from writing. On Fiverr, you can earn as much as $10 per article of 600 words.

3. Logo design

Many websites are put up every day. All of them need a logo. If you know basic graphic arts, then you can surely do this one.

You can use tools like Photoshop and Illustrator to make logos. If you have no money to buy the software, use free ones like Inkscape and GIMP.

The things expected of you if you build a Shopify store are:

  • Creation of pages like home page, About, privacy policy, and more
  • Product upload and re-writing product descriptions
  • Setting up shipping options
  • Setting up payment channels
  • Integration of third-party apps

If you like this but you have no Shopify experience, what you can do is to head on to Shopify and start one. Use the 14-day free trial to see if you will like this job. If you do, you can offer your service on Fiverr and charge at least $49 per store.

18. Data Entry

Data entry is like typing. In this job, the client will give a source of data and you have to encode that in his platform.

Here are some examples of data entry jobs:

  • Look for email addresses or other data of specific professionals and type them
  • You receive scanned documents and you need to type them

As a data entry service provider, you can charge by the hour. The most common rate is $5. If you do not like this set-up, you can also charge per project, like $10 for every 50 data points entered.  

19. Virtual Assistant

As a virtual assistant, there are many things that you can do. Anything that you can do remotely can be a virtual assistant or VA service.

Here are the most common VA jobs:

  • Calendar management
  • E-commerce operation
  • Preparing reports
  • Data analysis
  • Digital marketing tasks
  • Email marketing
  • Customer service

As a VA, you can earn at least $5 for an hour of work. If you can do more complex jobs, you can charge more money. As a virtual assistant, you can apply for a job on job boards, or you can offer your services as a freelancer.

If you are a student, you can do VA jobs after your class, or you can do it over the weekends. If you can allot only two hours per day for 30 days, you can earn at least $300 in a month.

20. Online Tutor

There are many websites where you can offer your tutorial services. However, most of these sites require that you have a license to teach.

Here are some things you can teach:

  • Mathematics
  • Language
  • Art
  • Science

If you are a teen, you are better off offering your online tutorial services in freelance platforms like Fiverr and UpWork. Or, you can also create your own website and do the marketing yourself.

You do not need expensive tools to become an online tutor. Most people are okay with using Facebook on video calls. As a tutor, you can charge at least $10 per hour of work. You must also prepare lesson plans and activities that your students can do after your video call is over.

21. Arts & Craft

In this job, you will create physical materials. And how will you make money from these? You will sell them on platforms like Etsy, eBay, or Amazon.

Here are some examples to get you started:

  • Candles
  • Clay artwork
  • Sculpture
  • Dioramas  

Your target market here are collectors and those who want to decorate their homes. Just remember, you will sell this on retail. Before you decide how much you should price your item, you have to find out how much fees you have to pay.

In addition to this, you need to find out how much the shipping is going to cost. You can either charge your customers separately for shipping or include it in the price and just say that shipping is free.

22. Blogging

Blogging is a passive income where you earn through several ways. As a blogger, you provide helpful content that people read.

Here are the ways you can earn money:

  • Ads
  • Merchandise
  • Affiliate marketing

You have to be patient as a blogger. Your goal is to build a solid traffic and then monetize once you are already ranking high in search engines.

The secret to succeeding as a blogger is creating value. You have to be able to show your readers that your content is helpful, and that it can change their lives.

To get started, you first need to choose a subject, niche, or topic. Do not create a blog where all you do is a diary. You will not earn money from that. Start a blog where you can provide instructions to people who need them, or a blog where you can entertain people.

23. Print on Demand

Also called POD, this is a retail business where you sell different kinds of merchandise. Here, you will design your merchandise, and have a supplier print it and then ship it to your customers.

Here are some examples of what you can sell:

  • Mugs
  • Hoodies
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Photo frames
  • Blankets

It is like dropshipping, but your supplier has blank merchandise. The supplier will print the design that you gave him, and he will take care of everything. All you have to do is to create designs, upload your mock-up on your online store, and then do the marketing.

24. Scriptwriting

This is a little different from freelance writing because this is targeted to a specific niche. As a scriptwriter, you will write a script for comic book writers or those who want to do an advertisement.

Here are some examples of what you will do:

  • Scripts for short plays
  • Scripts for YouTube shows
  • Scripts for advertisers

As a scriptwriter, you can charge more money than a freelance writer. Scripts cost at least $100 for a small project. However, this is more difficult to do than web content.

25. Write eBooks

You can write eBooks and then sell them on Amazon, Google Play, or Smashwords. It is completely up to you if you want to produce a series or stand-alone books.

Here are some examples of books you can write:

It is up to you to market your books. You an offer some for free, and then charge for some. If you have built a following, you can easily sell new books to them if you have a new release.

26. Whiteboard Explainers

A whiteboard explainer is a type of video where there is a narrator and there is a hand that draws what he is saying. You do not have to be a graphic animator to do this, as you can use many software programs to make one.

Here are some examples of software you can use:

  • Vyond
  • Doodly
  • Powtoon
  • Crello

You can sell these services on freelance platforms, and you can charge at least $35 for this. The length of the video is what determines the price.

The script is not included in the price. Also, the script is something that the client must provide. Typically, a client will pay for the script and then give it to you. From there, you will determine how long the video is going to take.

27. Social Media Influencer

This is different from a social media manager. Here, you are going to create your own content, and then build your following.

Here are some niches you can consider:

  • Fashion
  • Health and fitness
  • Beauty
  • Hobby

As a social media influencer, your goal is to be a superstar. You are a celebrity in your own right. And because you have thousands of followers, many product makers and companies will reach out to you and then sponsor your content.

You can be an influencer on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and other platforms. But how will you earn money?

The most common methods are:

  • Destination campaign – this a campaign where you tell your followers to go and visit a company’s website. You are paid for doing this and you may even receive commissions.
  • Books and other products – you can write how-to books, print your own merch with your brand name.

You can also do subscription if you want. The most common website used to do this is Patreon. It is a website where you ask people to pay you first before they can see your special content.

28. Buy & Sell

In this business, you can earn money if you buy stuff online and then sell them on eBay or Amazon. This is totally different from dropshipping because in this retail business, you need to buy your inventory.

Here are some of the things you can buy and sell:

  • Collectible sports cards
  • Rare magazines
  • Specialty toys
  • Limited edition figurines

You can use free platforms like eBay and Amazon, but you will pay a fee to these companies. If you want, you can build your own store online, and only pay the payment processing fees of PayPal.

The buy and sell business is great for teenagers because it teaches you the basics of running a business. It also gives you a lot of opportunities to learn marketing techniques, especially so if you are considering ads on Facebook.

29. Language Translation and Transcription

In this business, your job is to write. If you are a teenager, this works only if you know other languages. As a translator, you are still a freelancer, and you have to offer your services in freelancing sites.

Here are some examples of the things you will do:

  • Translate a book
  • Translate a script for videos and sub-titles

Writing for a different language is much more expensive than blog or content writing. Like common writing gigs, you also charge per word. The typical cost of a translation service is $5 for 300 words.

If you do not want to translate, what you can offer is a transcription service. What this means is that you will listen to an audio or watch a video, and then write it down in words. Transcription services are mostly used for dubbing and sub-titles.

30. Earn from TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is like the Uber of services. Here, you will register and offer what kind of physical services you can do.

The options are limitless. If you decide to so this, you have to price your service not just for the hour your worked, but also the money you spend for your transportation.

Here are some examples:

  • Handy man work
  • Cleaning
  • Backyard work
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing

As a TaskRabbit member, the company is going to charge a fee so study the fee structure really well. You also need to be careful, and make sure that you only work with people who are verified.

If you are a student, you can choose jobs that you can do on weekends. Do not make commitments for jobs that will take you out of school during weekdays.

31. User Testing

User testing is like game testing, but this time, you are covering more types of technologies. For example, you can test websites, platforms, apps, and other types of software.  

As a user tester, these are the things you might do:

  • New office applications
  • Software that will be sold to mass market
  • User Interface and User Experience
  • Products

How much money will you earn? It really varies. Veteran testers are paid by the hour. If you want to learn more, you can visit websites like User Testing.COM.

32. Sell photography

Surely, you have a phone. If you do, you can take random photos of nature, dogs, and buildings. What you can do with these photos is to sell them in websites like ShutterStock.  

If you ever decide to take this route, you have to make sure that your photos are free from legal issues. For example, you cannot just take the photo of human beings and sell them. You also cannot take photos of someone’s work of art.

The photos you take must be of high-quality, and you must sell your images in companies that specialize in do this. If you don’t, people will just copy and paste your photos, and you will have a hard time protecting your copyright.

Summary

Pick only one or two things from the list. Sometimes you can pick three, but make sure that they are related. Once you have selected the jobs you want to do, you can register for the platform where you can look for clients or followers.

Become an expert in your chosen field. Then, once you have mastered it and you are already earning money, you can move on to your next target. Do not d several niches or job types at the same time as you may get overwhelmed.

Lastly, be patient. There are many teens out there who you will be competing against. What matters as you start is you provide the best quality service. Build your reputation, and you will have more clients than you can handle later on.

Here are the ways you can earn money via YouTube:

  • Ads – once you have reached YouTube’s minimum requirement, you can turn on the ads and earn from that.
  • Merchandise – like Twitch, you can sell your merchandise to your audiences.
  • Sponsorship – some companies will be willing to pay you money; all you have to do is to mention their brands in your show.  

You can do game streaming, reviews, or just do a talk show where you talk about random topics, like what PewDePie does.

9. Search Engine Optimization

This is a process where you help a blogger create action plans that will improve his traffic through search engines.

Here are the services you can offer:

  • Keyword research
  • Domain score analysis
  • Competitor analysis

This is a great choice if you are looking forward to a career in digital marketing. There are many resources that you can use to get started, and many of them are free. You can use this side job as your training ground. Offer your services in freelance platforms, and charge at least $10 per project.

10. Dropshipping

This is a retail business. The difference between dropshipping and ordinary retail is that you do not have to buy inventory.

Here is a how dropshipping works:

  • You look for a supplier
  • Build your Shopify dropshipping store
  • Post the supplier’s products in your store
  • If a customer buys, order the item from the supplier
  • The supplier ships the item to your customer

Dropshipping is a great business because there are millions of products that you can choose from, and you do not have to buy them. To succeed, it is strongly recommended that you take a dropshipping course.

11. Dropservicing

This is similar with dropshipping. It’s just that here, you are selling services. Instead of you doing the service, you outsource it to somebody.

Here are some examples of the services you can offer:

  • SEO
  • Writing
  • Graphic arts
  • Logo

All the steps you do in dropshipping are the same with this one, except that you offer services and not physical products. If you decide to do dropservicing, you have to offer services that you can do yourself. This way, if your freelancer backs out, you can fulfill the service yourself.  

12. Affiliate Marketing

As an affiliate marketer, your job is to promote the products of other people. If your audience buys, you will receive a commission.

In a nutshell, here is how it works:

  • You register for an affiliate program
  • You receive your affiliate link
  • You market the product and show people your link
  • If people click on your link and make a purchase, you get a commission

To market the products, you can do videos in YouTube, put up a blog site, or advertise in different social media channels. Affiliate marketing works only if you provide valuable content to your users. You can also go to forum sites and answer questions, then leave your affiliate links there.  

13. Video Editing

Sometimes, there are people who want to dos something on a video, but they do not know how. If you have video editing skills, you can offer this service on Fiverr and charge money based on the type of project you do.

Here are some examples:

  • Remove the background and change it with something else
  • Add texts
  • Create intro and outro videos
  • Match the sound and sub-titles

You can charge as little as $10 or as much as hundreds of dollars per project. The price rally depends in what you do. Just take note that as a video editor, you need a dependable tool like Camtasia, and these tools can be expensive.

14. Animation

As an animator, part of your job is to draw. You can create animated graphics for people who are developing games, or for people who have a YouTube channel.

Here are some examples of what you can offer as a service:

  • Make a cartoon mascot
  • Animated infographics
  • Make texts move
  • Simple cartoons that talk and wal

As an animator, you need to charge per hour of work, and ask for at least $20 per hour. If you are new to this and you do not know how long an animation is going to take, you can charge per project instead.

15. Voiceover Services

In a voiceover service, you read a script. Most of the time, these scripts are for shows or commercials.

Here are some of the types of voiceover jobs you can do:

  • Character reading
  • Commercial scripts
  • Animal sounds for apps and games
  • Reading and singing for apps and games

Voiceover video artists charge per word. The most common rate is about $25 per 150 words. This cost does not include the script. You have to charge separately for that.

16. Compose Short Songs or Jingles

If you are good in music, there are many clients out there who are in need of short musical pieces. For example, they may want an upbeat tone for their intro and outro videos.  

The clients you can serve are:

  • Game developers
  • YouTubers
  • Course creators

As a creator of music, you can also charge money for the copyright. If you have friends, you can also ask them to join you, as it is better to produce music if you have a band.

The amount of money you can charge could be hundreds of dollars. It all depends in the length of the music you will create. If you are really good, you can even create musical score for big-time game developers.

17. Build Shopify Store

If you are great with web design, you can offer to build a Shopify store for clients who want to open an online store. You can serve solo entrepreneurs and dropshippers.

The things expected of you if you build a Shopify store are:

  • Creation of pages like home page, About, privacy policy, and more
  • Product upload and re-writing product descriptions
  • Setting up shipping options
  • Setting up payment channels
  • Integration of third-party apps

If you like this but you have no Shopify experience, what you can do is to head on to Shopify and start one. Use the 14-day free trial to see if you will like this job. If you do, you can offer your service on Fiverr and charge at least $49 per store.

18. Data Entry

Data entry is like typing. In this job, the client will give a source of data and you have to encode that in his platform.

Here are some examples of data entry jobs:

  • Look for email addresses or other data of specific professionals and type them
  • You receive scanned documents and you need to type them

As a data entry service provider, you can charge by the hour. The most common rate is $5. If you do not like this set-up, you can also charge per project, like $10 for every 50 data points entered.  

19. Virtual Assistant

As a virtual assistant, there are many things that you can do. Anything that you can do remotely can be a virtual assistant or VA service.

Here are the most common VA jobs:

  • Calendar management
  • E-commerce operation
  • Preparing reports
  • Data analysis
  • Digital marketing tasks
  • Email marketing
  • Customer service

As a VA, you can earn at least $5 for an hour of work. If you can do more complex jobs, you can charge more money. As a virtual assistant, you can apply for a job on job boards, or you can offer your services as a freelancer.

If you are a student, you can do VA jobs after your class, or you can do it over the weekends. If you can allot only two hours per day for 30 days, you can earn at least $300 in a month.

20. Online Tutor

There are many websites where you can offer your tutorial services. However, most of these sites require that you have a license to teach.

Here are some things you can teach:

  • Mathematics
  • Language
  • Art
  • Science

If you are a teen, you are better off offering your online tutorial services in freelance platforms like Fiverr and UpWork. Or, you can also create your own website and do the marketing yourself.

You do not need expensive tools to become an online tutor. Most people are okay with using Facebook on video calls. As a tutor, you can charge at least $10 per hour of work. You must also prepare lesson plans and activities that your students can do after your video call is over.

21. Arts & Craft

In this job, you will create physical materials. And how will you make money from these? You will sell them on platforms like Etsy, eBay, or Amazon.

Here are some examples to get you started:

  • Candles
  • Clay artwork
  • Sculpture
  • Dioramas  

Your target market here are collectors and those who want to decorate their homes. Just remember, you will sell this on retail. Before you decide how much you should price your item, you have to find out how much fees you have to pay.

In addition to this, you need to find out how much the shipping is going to cost. You can either charge your customers separately for shipping or include it in the price and just say that shipping is free.

22. Blogging

Blogging is a passive income where you earn through several ways. As a blogger, you provide helpful content that people read.

Here are the ways you can earn money:

  • Ads
  • Merchandise
  • Affiliate marketing

You have to be patient as a blogger. Your goal is to build a solid traffic and then monetize once you are already ranking high in search engines.

The secret to succeeding as a blogger is creating value. You have to be able to show your readers that your content is helpful, and that it can change their lives.

To get started, you first need to choose a subject, niche, or topic. Do not create a blog where all you do is a diary. You will not earn money from that. Start a blog where you can provide instructions to people who need them, or a blog where you can entertain people.

23. Print on Demand

Also called POD, this is a retail business where you sell different kinds of merchandise. Here, you will design your merchandise, and have a supplier print it and then ship it to your customers.

Here are some examples of what you can sell:

  • Mugs
  • Hoodies
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Photo frames
  • Blankets

It is like dropshipping, but your supplier has blank merchandise. The supplier will print the design that you gave him, and he will take care of everything. All you have to do is to create designs, upload your mock-up on your online store, and then do the marketing.

24. Scriptwriting

This is a little different from freelance writing because this is targeted to a specific niche. As a scriptwriter, you will write a script for comic book writers or those who want to do an advertisement.

Here are some examples of what you will do:

  • Scripts for short plays
  • Scripts for YouTube shows
  • Scripts for advertisers

As a scriptwriter, you can charge more money than a freelance writer. Scripts cost at least $100 for a small project. However, this is more difficult to do than web content.

25. Write eBooks

You can write eBooks and then sell them on Amazon, Google Play, or Smashwords. It is completely up to you if you want to produce a series or stand-alone books.

Here are some examples of books you can write:

It is up to you to market your books. You an offer some for free, and then charge for some. If you have built a following, you can easily sell new books to them if you have a new release.

26. Whiteboard Explainers

A whiteboard explainer is a type of video where there is a narrator and there is a hand that draws what he is saying. You do not have to be a graphic animator to do this, as you can use many software programs to make one.

Here are some examples of software you can use:

  • Vyond
  • Doodly
  • Powtoon
  • Crello

You can sell these services on freelance platforms, and you can charge at least $35 for this. The length of the video is what determines the price.

The script is not included in the price. Also, the script is something that the client must provide. Typically, a client will pay for the script and then give it to you. From there, you will determine how long the video is going to take.

27. Social Media Influencer

This is different from a social media manager. Here, you are going to create your own content, and then build your following.

Here are some niches you can consider:

  • Fashion
  • Health and fitness
  • Beauty
  • Hobby

As a social media influencer, your goal is to be a superstar. You are a celebrity in your own right. And because you have thousands of followers, many product makers and companies will reach out to you and then sponsor your content.

You can be an influencer on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and other platforms. But how will you earn money?

The most common methods are:

  • Destination campaign – this a campaign where you tell your followers to go and visit a company’s website. You are paid for doing this and you may even receive commissions.
  • Books and other products – you can write how-to books, print your own merch with your brand name.

You can also do subscription if you want. The most common website used to do this is Patreon. It is a website where you ask people to pay you first before they can see your special content.

28. Buy & Sell

In this business, you can earn money if you buy stuff online and then sell them on eBay or Amazon. This is totally different from dropshipping because in this retail business, you need to buy your inventory.

Here are some of the things you can buy and sell:

  • Collectible sports cards
  • Rare magazines
  • Specialty toys
  • Limited edition figurines

You can use free platforms like eBay and Amazon, but you will pay a fee to these companies. If you want, you can build your own store online, and only pay the payment processing fees of PayPal.

The buy and sell business is great for teenagers because it teaches you the basics of running a business. It also gives you a lot of opportunities to learn marketing techniques, especially so if you are considering ads on Facebook.

29. Language Translation and Transcription

In this business, your job is to write. If you are a teenager, this works only if you know other languages. As a translator, you are still a freelancer, and you have to offer your services in freelancing sites.

Here are some examples of the things you will do:

  • Translate a book
  • Translate a script for videos and sub-titles

Writing for a different language is much more expensive than blog or content writing. Like common writing gigs, you also charge per word. The typical cost of a translation service is $5 for 300 words.

If you do not want to translate, what you can offer is a transcription service. What this means is that you will listen to an audio or watch a video, and then write it down in words. Transcription services are mostly used for dubbing and sub-titles.

30. Earn from TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is like the Uber of services. Here, you will register and offer what kind of physical services you can do.

The options are limitless. If you decide to so this, you have to price your service not just for the hour your worked, but also the money you spend for your transportation.

Here are some examples:

  • Handy man work
  • Cleaning
  • Backyard work
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing

As a TaskRabbit member, the company is going to charge a fee so study the fee structure really well. You also need to be careful, and make sure that you only work with people who are verified.

If you are a student, you can choose jobs that you can do on weekends. Do not make commitments for jobs that will take you out of school during weekdays.

31. User Testing

User testing is like game testing, but this time, you are covering more types of technologies. For example, you can test websites, platforms, apps, and other types of software.  

As a user tester, these are the things you might do:

  • New office applications
  • Software that will be sold to mass market
  • User Interface and User Experience
  • Products

How much money will you earn? It really varies. Veteran testers are paid by the hour. If you want to learn more, you can visit websites like User Testing.COM.

32. Sell photography

Surely, you have a phone. If you do, you can take random photos of nature, dogs, and buildings. What you can do with these photos is to sell them in websites like ShutterStock.  

If you ever decide to take this route, you have to make sure that your photos are free from legal issues. For example, you cannot just take the photo of human beings and sell them. You also cannot take photos of someone’s work of art.

The photos you take must be of high-quality, and you must sell your images in companies that specialize in do this. If you don’t, people will just copy and paste your photos, and you will have a hard time protecting your copyright.

Summary

Pick only one or two things from the list. Sometimes you can pick three, but make sure that they are related. Once you have selected the jobs you want to do, you can register for the platform where you can look for clients or followers.

Become an expert in your chosen field. Then, once you have mastered it and you are already earning money, you can move on to your next target. Do not d several niches or job types at the same time as you may get overwhelmed.

Lastly, be patient. There are many teens out there who you will be competing against. What matters as you start is you provide the best quality service. Build your reputation, and you will have more clients than you can handle later on.

You can also use free logo software makers like TurboLogo, Hatchful, and Logo Maker. Take note that these logos are very simple, and you may need to still edit them according to your client’s requirements.

Look for clients in freelancing platforms and try to offer prices that are competitive. Expert logo makers charge at least $100 for each design. If you are new to logo making, you can offer basic design and ask for $20 for it.

4. Social Media Marketing

As a social media marketer, your main duties are to post content and to engage with followers. If you are a teenager with an active life on social media, this should be easy for you.

Here are some of the things you will do:

  • Collect quotes and publish them on your client’s social media channel
  • Create memes or humorous posts
  • Answer questions of followers and engage them
  • Create the social media page and then create over photos and profile images for them

You can find clients on freelancing platforms, and the money you charge depends on the amount of work Most social media marketers charge by the hour. You can also charge by project. This is better because you and your clients would agree on the cost and the expected output.

5. Graphic Arts

If you are good at graphic arts, you can make some serious money. However, you also need a powerful tool like Photoshop.

Here are some of the service you can offer:

  • Cartoons
  • Posters and flyers
  • Business cards
  • Product brochures

As a graphic artist, you can also create caricatures of people, or drawings of mascots. The amount of money that you can charge varies.

You can charge as little as $20 if you want. Make sure that your work is 100% original. The last thing you want is for a client to go back and say what you created is copied.

As a graphic artist, you can also charge or copyright, especially if you are going to draw for a comic book or children’s book. How much you charge for the copyright depends on you.  

6. Game Testing

Game testing is a kind of work where you install a game on your desktop or mobile device. This game is called beta.

The two best companies where you can get started are Playtestcloud and Testerwork. You can also offer your services on freelance platforms like Fiverr. As a game tester, you will not just play. There are some specific elements of the game that you need to play.

After playing, your job is to provide feedback to the game developer. They will correct these mistakes before they launch it formally.  

7. Twitch Streaming

Twitch is a gaming platform where you stream your games. If you are a teenager and you love to play, you have to seriously consider streaming your game time.

Here are the ways you earn money with Twitch:

  • Donations – people who watch your channel can donate via PayPal or other third-party apps.
  • Subscriptions – you can require your audience to subscribe and pay a fee to watch you.
  • Merchandise – you can sell hoodies and clothing that carry your brand.

To get started in Twitch, just sign up and create your channel. It is like YouTube, but strictly for gamers. Also, you can earn money if people vote for your content. As you get more votes, Twitch will share parts of its revenue with you.

8. YouTube Channel

You can create a YouTube channel and publish new videos every week. All you need to do is to choose a niche or a topic.

Here are the ways you can earn money via YouTube:

  • Ads – once you have reached YouTube’s minimum requirement, you can turn on the ads and earn from that.
  • Merchandise – like Twitch, you can sell your merchandise to your audiences.
  • Sponsorship – some companies will be willing to pay you money; all you have to do is to mention their brands in your show.  

You can do game streaming, reviews, or just do a talk show where you talk about random topics, like what PewDePie does.

9. Search Engine Optimization

This is a process where you help a blogger create action plans that will improve his traffic through search engines.

Here are the services you can offer:

  • Keyword research
  • Domain score analysis
  • Competitor analysis

This is a great choice if you are looking forward to a career in digital marketing. There are many resources that you can use to get started, and many of them are free. You can use this side job as your training ground. Offer your services in freelance platforms, and charge at least $10 per project.

10. Dropshipping

This is a retail business. The difference between dropshipping and ordinary retail is that you do not have to buy inventory.

Here is a how dropshipping works:

  • You look for a supplier
  • Build your Shopify dropshipping store
  • Post the supplier’s products in your store
  • If a customer buys, order the item from the supplier
  • The supplier ships the item to your customer

Dropshipping is a great business because there are millions of products that you can choose from, and you do not have to buy them. To succeed, it is strongly recommended that you take a dropshipping course.

11. Dropservicing

This is similar with dropshipping. It’s just that here, you are selling services. Instead of you doing the service, you outsource it to somebody.

Here are some examples of the services you can offer:

  • SEO
  • Writing
  • Graphic arts
  • Logo

All the steps you do in dropshipping are the same with this one, except that you offer services and not physical products. If you decide to do dropservicing, you have to offer services that you can do yourself. This way, if your freelancer backs out, you can fulfill the service yourself.  

12. Affiliate Marketing

As an affiliate marketer, your job is to promote the products of other people. If your audience buys, you will receive a commission.

In a nutshell, here is how it works:

  • You register for an affiliate program
  • You receive your affiliate link
  • You market the product and show people your link
  • If people click on your link and make a purchase, you get a commission

To market the products, you can do videos in YouTube, put up a blog site, or advertise in different social media channels. Affiliate marketing works only if you provide valuable content to your users. You can also go to forum sites and answer questions, then leave your affiliate links there.  

13. Video Editing

Sometimes, there are people who want to dos something on a video, but they do not know how. If you have video editing skills, you can offer this service on Fiverr and charge money based on the type of project you do.

Here are some examples:

  • Remove the background and change it with something else
  • Add texts
  • Create intro and outro videos
  • Match the sound and sub-titles

You can charge as little as $10 or as much as hundreds of dollars per project. The price rally depends in what you do. Just take note that as a video editor, you need a dependable tool like Camtasia, and these tools can be expensive.

14. Animation

As an animator, part of your job is to draw. You can create animated graphics for people who are developing games, or for people who have a YouTube channel.

Here are some examples of what you can offer as a service:

  • Make a cartoon mascot
  • Animated infographics
  • Make texts move
  • Simple cartoons that talk and wal

As an animator, you need to charge per hour of work, and ask for at least $20 per hour. If you are new to this and you do not know how long an animation is going to take, you can charge per project instead.

15. Voiceover Services

In a voiceover service, you read a script. Most of the time, these scripts are for shows or commercials.

Here are some of the types of voiceover jobs you can do:

  • Character reading
  • Commercial scripts
  • Animal sounds for apps and games
  • Reading and singing for apps and games

Voiceover video artists charge per word. The most common rate is about $25 per 150 words. This cost does not include the script. You have to charge separately for that.

16. Compose Short Songs or Jingles

If you are good in music, there are many clients out there who are in need of short musical pieces. For example, they may want an upbeat tone for their intro and outro videos.  

The clients you can serve are:

  • Game developers
  • YouTubers
  • Course creators

As a creator of music, you can also charge money for the copyright. If you have friends, you can also ask them to join you, as it is better to produce music if you have a band.

The amount of money you can charge could be hundreds of dollars. It all depends in the length of the music you will create. If you are really good, you can even create musical score for big-time game developers.

17. Build Shopify Store

If you are great with web design, you can offer to build a Shopify store for clients who want to open an online store. You can serve solo entrepreneurs and dropshippers.

The things expected of you if you build a Shopify store are:

  • Creation of pages like home page, About, privacy policy, and more
  • Product upload and re-writing product descriptions
  • Setting up shipping options
  • Setting up payment channels
  • Integration of third-party apps

If you like this but you have no Shopify experience, what you can do is to head on to Shopify and start one. Use the 14-day free trial to see if you will like this job. If you do, you can offer your service on Fiverr and charge at least $49 per store.

18. Data Entry

Data entry is like typing. In this job, the client will give a source of data and you have to encode that in his platform.

Here are some examples of data entry jobs:

  • Look for email addresses or other data of specific professionals and type them
  • You receive scanned documents and you need to type them

As a data entry service provider, you can charge by the hour. The most common rate is $5. If you do not like this set-up, you can also charge per project, like $10 for every 50 data points entered.  

19. Virtual Assistant

As a virtual assistant, there are many things that you can do. Anything that you can do remotely can be a virtual assistant or VA service.

Here are the most common VA jobs:

  • Calendar management
  • E-commerce operation
  • Preparing reports
  • Data analysis
  • Digital marketing tasks
  • Email marketing
  • Customer service

As a VA, you can earn at least $5 for an hour of work. If you can do more complex jobs, you can charge more money. As a virtual assistant, you can apply for a job on job boards, or you can offer your services as a freelancer.

If you are a student, you can do VA jobs after your class, or you can do it over the weekends. If you can allot only two hours per day for 30 days, you can earn at least $300 in a month.

20. Online Tutor

There are many websites where you can offer your tutorial services. However, most of these sites require that you have a license to teach.

Here are some things you can teach:

  • Mathematics
  • Language
  • Art
  • Science

If you are a teen, you are better off offering your online tutorial services in freelance platforms like Fiverr and UpWork. Or, you can also create your own website and do the marketing yourself.

You do not need expensive tools to become an online tutor. Most people are okay with using Facebook on video calls. As a tutor, you can charge at least $10 per hour of work. You must also prepare lesson plans and activities that your students can do after your video call is over.

21. Arts & Craft

In this job, you will create physical materials. And how will you make money from these? You will sell them on platforms like Etsy, eBay, or Amazon.

Here are some examples to get you started:

  • Candles
  • Clay artwork
  • Sculpture
  • Dioramas  

Your target market here are collectors and those who want to decorate their homes. Just remember, you will sell this on retail. Before you decide how much you should price your item, you have to find out how much fees you have to pay.

In addition to this, you need to find out how much the shipping is going to cost. You can either charge your customers separately for shipping or include it in the price and just say that shipping is free.

22. Blogging

Blogging is a passive income where you earn through several ways. As a blogger, you provide helpful content that people read.

Here are the ways you can earn money:

  • Ads
  • Merchandise
  • Affiliate marketing

You have to be patient as a blogger. Your goal is to build a solid traffic and then monetize once you are already ranking high in search engines.

The secret to succeeding as a blogger is creating value. You have to be able to show your readers that your content is helpful, and that it can change their lives.

To get started, you first need to choose a subject, niche, or topic. Do not create a blog where all you do is a diary. You will not earn money from that. Start a blog where you can provide instructions to people who need them, or a blog where you can entertain people.

23. Print on Demand

Also called POD, this is a retail business where you sell different kinds of merchandise. Here, you will design your merchandise, and have a supplier print it and then ship it to your customers.

Here are some examples of what you can sell:

  • Mugs
  • Hoodies
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Photo frames
  • Blankets

It is like dropshipping, but your supplier has blank merchandise. The supplier will print the design that you gave him, and he will take care of everything. All you have to do is to create designs, upload your mock-up on your online store, and then do the marketing.

24. Scriptwriting

This is a little different from freelance writing because this is targeted to a specific niche. As a scriptwriter, you will write a script for comic book writers or those who want to do an advertisement.

Here are some examples of what you will do:

  • Scripts for short plays
  • Scripts for YouTube shows
  • Scripts for advertisers

As a scriptwriter, you can charge more money than a freelance writer. Scripts cost at least $100 for a small project. However, this is more difficult to do than web content.

25. Write eBooks

You can write eBooks and then sell them on Amazon, Google Play, or Smashwords. It is completely up to you if you want to produce a series or stand-alone books.

Here are some examples of books you can write:

It is up to you to market your books. You an offer some for free, and then charge for some. If you have built a following, you can easily sell new books to them if you have a new release.

26. Whiteboard Explainers

A whiteboard explainer is a type of video where there is a narrator and there is a hand that draws what he is saying. You do not have to be a graphic animator to do this, as you can use many software programs to make one.

Here are some examples of software you can use:

  • Vyond
  • Doodly
  • Powtoon
  • Crello

You can sell these services on freelance platforms, and you can charge at least $35 for this. The length of the video is what determines the price.

The script is not included in the price. Also, the script is something that the client must provide. Typically, a client will pay for the script and then give it to you. From there, you will determine how long the video is going to take.

27. Social Media Influencer

This is different from a social media manager. Here, you are going to create your own content, and then build your following.

Here are some niches you can consider:

  • Fashion
  • Health and fitness
  • Beauty
  • Hobby

As a social media influencer, your goal is to be a superstar. You are a celebrity in your own right. And because you have thousands of followers, many product makers and companies will reach out to you and then sponsor your content.

You can be an influencer on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and other platforms. But how will you earn money?

The most common methods are:

  • Destination campaign – this a campaign where you tell your followers to go and visit a company’s website. You are paid for doing this and you may even receive commissions.
  • Books and other products – you can write how-to books, print your own merch with your brand name.

You can also do subscription if you want. The most common website used to do this is Patreon. It is a website where you ask people to pay you first before they can see your special content.

28. Buy & Sell

In this business, you can earn money if you buy stuff online and then sell them on eBay or Amazon. This is totally different from dropshipping because in this retail business, you need to buy your inventory.

Here are some of the things you can buy and sell:

  • Collectible sports cards
  • Rare magazines
  • Specialty toys
  • Limited edition figurines

You can use free platforms like eBay and Amazon, but you will pay a fee to these companies. If you want, you can build your own store online, and only pay the payment processing fees of PayPal.

The buy and sell business is great for teenagers because it teaches you the basics of running a business. It also gives you a lot of opportunities to learn marketing techniques, especially so if you are considering ads on Facebook.

29. Language Translation and Transcription

In this business, your job is to write. If you are a teenager, this works only if you know other languages. As a translator, you are still a freelancer, and you have to offer your services in freelancing sites.

Here are some examples of the things you will do:

  • Translate a book
  • Translate a script for videos and sub-titles

Writing for a different language is much more expensive than blog or content writing. Like common writing gigs, you also charge per word. The typical cost of a translation service is $5 for 300 words.

If you do not want to translate, what you can offer is a transcription service. What this means is that you will listen to an audio or watch a video, and then write it down in words. Transcription services are mostly used for dubbing and sub-titles.

30. Earn from TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is like the Uber of services. Here, you will register and offer what kind of physical services you can do.

The options are limitless. If you decide to so this, you have to price your service not just for the hour your worked, but also the money you spend for your transportation.

Here are some examples:

  • Handy man work
  • Cleaning
  • Backyard work
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing

As a TaskRabbit member, the company is going to charge a fee so study the fee structure really well. You also need to be careful, and make sure that you only work with people who are verified.

If you are a student, you can choose jobs that you can do on weekends. Do not make commitments for jobs that will take you out of school during weekdays.

31. User Testing

User testing is like game testing, but this time, you are covering more types of technologies. For example, you can test websites, platforms, apps, and other types of software.  

As a user tester, these are the things you might do:

  • New office applications
  • Software that will be sold to mass market
  • User Interface and User Experience
  • Products

How much money will you earn? It really varies. Veteran testers are paid by the hour. If you want to learn more, you can visit websites like User Testing.COM.

32. Sell photography

Surely, you have a phone. If you do, you can take random photos of nature, dogs, and buildings. What you can do with these photos is to sell them in websites like ShutterStock.  

If you ever decide to take this route, you have to make sure that your photos are free from legal issues. For example, you cannot just take the photo of human beings and sell them. You also cannot take photos of someone’s work of art.

The photos you take must be of high-quality, and you must sell your images in companies that specialize in do this. If you don’t, people will just copy and paste your photos, and you will have a hard time protecting your copyright.

Summary

Pick only one or two things from the list. Sometimes you can pick three, but make sure that they are related. Once you have selected the jobs you want to do, you can register for the platform where you can look for clients or followers.

Become an expert in your chosen field. Then, once you have mastered it and you are already earning money, you can move on to your next target. Do not d several niches or job types at the same time as you may get overwhelmed.

Lastly, be patient. There are many teens out there who you will be competing against. What matters as you start is you provide the best quality service. Build your reputation, and you will have more clients than you can handle later on.

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