How to Make Money as a Teen

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Learning how to make money as a teen provides a good foundation for success as an adult. The problem is getting a job as a teen is not easy because you are too young and inexperienced. However, thanks to advances in technology, teens nowadays can find ways to earn other than a "regular job."

Five ways to make money as a teen

Start a YouTube Channel

If you possess a bubbly personality and are confident enough to showcase your talent or skill, you can start your own YouTube Channel. Who knows, you could be the next internet sensation and get paid for generating views.

To make money by becoming a YouTube partner, you need to have a minimum of 1,000 subscribers. Also, your channel should have generated at least 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months. Then you need to set up an AdSense account and link it to your YouTube account.

Your channel will then be subject to review, so make sure you not only meet the threshold bu also follow YouTube Partner program policies and Community Guidelines.

Apart from being a YouTube partner, you can also earn money by selling products or merchandise, crowdfunding your project, licensing your content, or work with other brands as an affiliate or social media influencer.

Learn a new skill you can profit from

You can start learning a new skill that you can later make money from, such as bookkeeping, digital marketing, coding, copywriting, transcribing, freelance writing, and digital marketing.

Take surveys online

Doing online surveys is also a good way to earn money while you are stuck at home. All you need to start is to signup for the survey and then wait until you get a notification that you can start taking a survey. 

Rewards vary depending on the online survey platform; for some, you will earn points that you can exchange for cash or other types of rewards, while some will remit the money directly to your PayPal account.

Start a photography business

If you have the skills and love photography, you can earn from taking portraits. You can also work as an assistant at a photo studio or as a second shooter, and polish your skills while earning some money on the side.

You can also sell stock photos online. You can take photos of almost any subject imaginable and then sell it to microstock websites such as Shutterstock, Getty Images, and iStockPhoto.

Start a blog

If you love writing, you can start a blog and monetize it. However, it will take plenty of hard work and a true passion for writing before you can reap the rewards of blogging. First, you need to find your niche and create quality content consistently.

Once you have established yourself as an authority in your niche, you can start monetizing your blog. There are a variety of ways you can make money from your blog, including placing ads on your blog site, selling private ads, affiliate marketing, selling digital products, and selling memberships. 

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