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10 Great Ways for Teens to Make Fast Money

Updated on August 13, 2013

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1. Making Money Online

There are heaps of sites around the internet that will let you sign up and make money for free. Some good and trustworthy ones are:


What Do You Think is another free site to join, once again only dealing with surveys, and the bummer is that you have to be invited to join one. Although this can limit the number of surveys you can do, you also receive discounts on shopping, movie tickets and more just by being a member. It is possible to enter draws and lucky dips for free prizes as well.

2. SwagBucks (Link Blocked from HubPages)

I'm only new to SwagBucks myself, but it is an easy to use, fun site that includes making money by playing games, taking surveys and answering polls. Definitely one of my favorites, being easy to use and free to join.

3. Global Test Market (Link Blocked by HubPages)

Global Test Market is another good site, though not one of my favorites. Only works through surveys. It can be a bit of a pain to fiddle with.

Besides all of these great sites, there are many more than can be found easily. The major thing you want to watch out for, is paying to join. Never register for a site that you have to pay for.

2. Throw A Garage Sale

It may sound like a pretty simple thing, but once you start looking, you'll be surprised by all the old junk you find lying around. As long as you get the 'Okay' from your parents, sell away! Set up a stall at a flea market and sell there! If you don't want to throw your own, discreetly plant the idea into your friend's head, then when they have one, scoot on in and start selling!

Simple as it may be, garage sails are a great way to earn fast money, on the spot with no scams or cons, unless you're in a sneaky mood.

3. Freelance Writing

If you have the skill and the quick fingers needed for writing, then maybe you'd be cut out for this. Freelance writing can come in any forms, from recipes to blogs or stories. Some good sites to check out are and Odesk. Both Elance and Odesk have a wide variety of freelance requests that can suit any need.

Of course writing at Hubpages is always a good way to get started, and that is closely competed against Squidoo.

4. Fiverr

Fiverr is an absolute goldmine. It is a website that allows you to sell your services for $5. There are things ranging from sensible to the weird and wacky. You can having something simple, like taking a photo of yourself holding a business sign, singing a song, or ringing up and pretending to be an ex. Everything is $5 and there are some really fun ways to make money, There are very creative ways to earn money to be found on Fiverr.


5. Tutor

Whether it's tutoring for school or pleasure, there is great money to be made in the business. If you're adept at something, why not show it off? From teaching Japanese to teaching the guitar, there are very little restrictions since you choose the wages and time slots. Tutoring offers a lot of freedom, as well as showing off maturity and earning respect.

6. Sell Items on Ebay

Like a giant garage sail but easier. As long as you've got parent's permission, Ebay can prove to be a good place to sell of all your old stuff. Of course, don't be expecting too much for it, as people come to Ebay looking for a bargain.

7. Sell Digital Photos

If you've got a flare for photography, there are plenty of sites online where you can sell these and make a profit. Websites like Shuttershock and Fotolia provide excellent environments in which to sell your artwork.



8. Build Websites for Others

If you have a creative flair and a good hand for technology, then I'm sure you'll be able to find heaps of people begging for a website. For some people, it's just too hard or they don't have the time. If you have the expertise to make a fancy website for any occasion then this may be worth looking into.

9. Babysitting

Though it can sometimes prove to be a pain in the butt, babysitting is both a great way to earn money, as well as showing off your maturity.

10. Dog Walking/Sitting

If you've got a friend or neighbor that is either going on a holiday, or is too busy to take care of their pooch, then it's up to you to volunteer, for cash of course. Dog walking is a great way to earn some money, as well as exercising yourself.


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      Bambi 3 years ago

      This website is amazing!!

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      jenn 3 years ago

      Try doing surveys online. Youcan actually make some decent money and sit on your butt lol. Ive been using one site for a few months and they are fantastic. Check them out it's worth the time you put into it. Ive made up to $220 a month

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      jennx9 3 years ago

      I am a stay at home mom and I have had tons of time to research and mess around online to try to find ways to earn money. I have found a few ways that actually work. check out my blog for tips and info.

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      Brent 3 years ago

      You will love

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      MissesDior 3 years ago


      Featurepoints is an app which you can make money fast just by downloading other apps and testing them out, for each app you download you will receive points, these points can be exchanged for rewards


      (rewards differ depending on your country but these are the main rewards you can receive)

      paid apps

      iTunes and amazon giftcards

      payments into your paypal

      even an iPad mini


      click this will give you an extra 50 bonus points to start you off

      OR use the referral code NG1FLW this will give you an extra 50 bonus points

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      NathanMK 4 years ago

      Hi, umm i am a new author and i just put up a great ebook on Kindle "Ways to make money as a teen" and it gives you many ways for any teen all ages to make money.

      The link to the book is :

      I also have a new website and i would love for you to check it out and give me your opinion on it!

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      Manu 4 years ago

      Seems pretty cool,

      but why not make an extra $1000 part time.

      Best part is, its FREE!!

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      Jim 4 years ago

      Another great way to make money online are paid online surveys.I make $100/day.i know it sound impossible, but the trick is to join with many companies.These surveys have high paying offers rarely (more than $10), but if you work only with one surveys, you will not make a lot of money.If you join to many surveys, then you will be able to find many of these.Tip: Check for offers as soon as possible, because these surveys have a limited quotas.Now go and join many surveys.Here is a great list of legit surveys to start:

      Hope that helps.

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      Henry 4 years ago

      Great article, I think that paid surveys are the easiest and fastest way to make money online.Some of them are scams, but I can tell you how to avoid that from my personal experience.

      - Never pay for surveys.There are many legit surveys that are 100% free.

      - Never share your credit card information and your SSN.Many scamers may request that information.

      - Join many sites because legit surveys have a limited numbers o offers.By joining with more surveys, you'll be making more money.

      - To find legit surveys, you can go to Google and type something like: "How to find legitimate surveys for money", for exampleIt will be better than using main keywords like surveys.

      If you are serious about paid surveys, check this video :

      It is an advanced guide on how to find legitimate surveys.This video has helped me to find what I wanted and now I make about $300-1000/month with surveys.It's just different.

      The last thing I will tell you is don't think that you will become rich.The good things about paid surveys are that it is free and you can start making money immediately without any skills and obligations, but you won't become a millionaire.Hey just start doing it, you'll be thankful.

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      Seago 4 years ago

      I don't have to try to sell this to you. in fact i don't get anything for you checking it out. But thought id share to the people that would like to make honest and easy money online, instantly to your paypal. sign up and send emails. $25 per email you send. sound to good to be true? ITS GUARANTEED. want proof? just look for yourself...

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      Kelcey 4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria

      Haha, you're definitely right about that. c:

      Well, better fix it.


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      Seth 4 years ago

      Holy shiz that is not how you spell 'sale'. Damn.

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      Just trying to help 4 years ago

      Want to get free gift cards? (iTunes, Amazon, Xbox Live, Playstation Network, etc.) Download JunoWallet from the App Store and enter this code for a headstart on money: AS2027078

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      Kelcey 4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria

      I'd only be able to recommend the building of websites if you were both already adept at the profession, and had quite a bit of free time on your hands. I've always enjoyed freelance writing myself, if only because of my love of writing.

      Thank you for the comment.

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      Joy 4 years ago from United States

      Yes, Freelance Writing is a good way to earn extra bucks. In my free time i love to do freelance writing. Building website is also an interesting one to earn money.

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      Jonathan 4 years ago

      For anyone looking to make money online cash crate is one of the best and easiest way. I am offering weekly Cash Crate contests on my website, people can sign up for Cash Crate through the link on my site and be entered into my contest. Each week I will pick the highest earner and match their earnings!( Basically you make double) To view and enter the contest visit The first contest starts this Sunday!