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How to Make Money Online as a Teenager


Are you a teenager looking for ways to make money online? If yes, then you should read this article till the end because here I am going to share my favorite ways to make money online as a teenager. So, without any further delay, let’s get started-

In today’s world, making money is not that tough. All thanks to the internet, which has created an open marketplace where anyone can make money. It doesn’t matter whether you are 65-years-old veterans or a 15-year-old teen. Anyone can make money online. All you need is someone’s guidance on how to do it, and that’s why I am writing this article here.

When we talk about making money online, I am assuming a big amount of money. Not just a couple of dollars that you can make by working as a pizza guy. So, I am not going to discuss such jobs.

So, here are some of the best ways to make money online as a teenager.


I am into blogging for the past four years, and I think it is one of the best ways for anyone to make a good amount of money. Blogging doesn’t require you to invest thousands of dollars in stuff to start. If you have a computer with a working internet connection and $100 to spend, then you have enough things to run your blog for the entire year.

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Also, blogging has a lot of potentials to make money. You can monetize your blog via multiple sources to make the maximum money possible through it.

However, generating money through blogging is not that easy. You need to learn a lot of things like SEO, SMM, Webmaster Tools, and other things. It will help you in making a presence in SERPs, and that will lead to generating a good amount of traffic. The more visitors you get, the more money you can make. 


Becoming a freelancer is another excellent way to make a good amount of money online as a teenager. A freelancer is like a self-employed person who offers some creative services like video editing, content writing, graphics designing, interior designing, or something similar for multiple clients at one time.

It means, to start freelancing, you have to be good at something that you can sell as a service. But what if you don’t have any such skills? Well, you can build one. Learning these kinds of expertise is not that tough. You can learn most of the things on YouTube or Google, and then you can develop such skills. 

A freelancer usually earns based on the tasks they complete. It means your earnings will depend on how much work you have done.

Once you are sure that you can provide some kinds of services online, you can hit sites like Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer to get some orders. I also recommend you to visit some Facebook groups in your niche to get some freelance orders from there.

Social Media Marketer

Social Media Marketing is more in demand right now. As we all know that businesses create their website to promote themselves. Now, as a social media marketer, you have to help them by generating more leads through social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and others.

These marketers get paid pretty well. There are a lot of businesses online and offline whom you can pitch. But getting your first client could be really very hard. That said, you also have to learn a lot of things about social media and how it works. So, make sure you have a good knowledge and some hit and trial experience of social media marketing before pitching your clients.


No doubt, YouTube is a great platform to make money online as a teenager. We all know Justin Bieber was a YouTube sensation when he was just a kid. If he can become a YouTube in his teenage, why you can’t?

The best thing about YouTube is that you can follow your interests. Let suppose you love cooking; you can start a cooking channel. If you love doing photography, you can start a channel where you can help others to become good photographers. It doesn’t matter what kind of passion you have; you can always have the choice to start a channel around that to stick with your interests.

Also, you don’t have to invest in plenty of expensive stuff. You just need a smartphone to start and run your YouTube channel. Bhuvan Bam, aka BB ki vines, is a living example of this. He still makes YouTube videos from his smartphone only, and remember, he is India’s biggest YouTuber.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is a popular way to make money online as a teen. Most of the companies that sell products or services offer affiliate programs. You can join these affiliate programs, and then it will give you a unique link so that you can track how many sales have made through your link.

It is basically helping big brands to generate more sales online, and on each purchase made through your link, you will get some commissions for that.

You can use blogs, YouTube, social media, and all other things to promote these products. So, if you are an expert in any of these skills, you can use affiliate marketing to monetize it.


So, these were my five favorite ways to make money online as a teenager. If you get successful in any of these things, it could change your whole life entirely. There are a lot of people who solely depend on these skills only. PewDiePie, Neil Patel, Brian Dean are some of the living examples.

Now I know most of you were thinking about how to learn these skills?

Well, you can either use free platforms like YouTube and Google, or go with paid platforms like Udemy or Skillshare to learn these skills. However, I recommend sticking with Google and YouTube only and practice what you have learned. This way, you can understand what works best for you as there are chances that someone else’s technique might not work for you.

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