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Different Ways Teens Make Money Online

Updated on January 25, 2013

Parents always encourage their kids to find a part-time job to help them learn the benefits of saving and the rewards of making their own money, but if you are the teen you may not know that there are other options that can help you make some money on the side too.

If you are a teen and do not want to depend solely on your weekly allowances, then you need to wake up and smell the coffee. There are many ways a you as a teenager can earn a few extra bucks a day to add to your weekly allowance. The internet has wide variety of avenues when it comes to earning money. However, you should be on the lookout for legit opportunities and try and steer clear from scams.

Some opportunities that you have to make money is paid surveys, freelancing, online auctions, and games; however, these are just a few ways you will be able to earn money because there is a lot more out there that is just waiting to be searched.

Paid Online Surveys

Paid surveys are a great way to earn a couple of bucks each day. Marketers are always looking for teenagers opinions on different products and services. Many teens love to take surveys because they can do it on their own time and there will always be surveys to take. Yes, you won’t get rich of these, but it is a great way to add to your wallet.

Along with surveys there is also GPT sites. GPT sites are known as “get paid to” sites. This where you can earn money by simply registering for different products, sites, and forums, or taking surveys; however, your earning potential is a lot higher with these type of sites because they give you a variety of things you can do to earn money with.


Freelancing is very popular among teenagers. There are a variety of sites that offers freelancing jobs to teenagers. The good thing with freelancing is you can do virtually anything. Many freelancers love to write, but in order to be a freelancer you do not have to write; you can also do HTML, build mobile apps, web design and even Photoshop. Whatever you are good at turn it into a money making adventure.

Online Auctions

Selling items you no longer need or want is a great way to make some extra money. We all have things that we no longer use or no longer need that is lying around the house; why don’t you make some money off of it while cleaning up? Life could not get any sweeter than that. You can sell your items on eBay, Craigslist, or even have a garage sale.


There are tons of gaming sites out there that offer cash prizes and rewards for winners. Some sites even offer rewards or prizes based on the number of games you played instead of if you are the top winner. When looking for these website always look for reputable sites that are secure.

One thing that the parents should remember is that the teenagers are at an age where fast money can be a huge temptation. In addition to these safe online moneymaking options, there are a large number of illegal and dangerous activities, which might lure your teenager. It is always better to have healthy communication with your child and be aware of all the online projects or opportunities that the teen is involved in.

One thing you should always remember is that if a site says you can make fast easy money it is probably a scam. Always follow your gut instinct, if it does not feel right then leave the site and do not think twice about it. There are many scams out there, but also there is a lot of legit opportunities too.

If you are looking for some legit opportunities click here.


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