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Easiest Jobs which Teenagers can do to make money

Updated on May 19, 2014
Teen making a lot of money
Teen making a lot of money

Part time Jobs

There are many ways teenagers can make money. One of the most obvious and, arguably one of the easiest ways older teenagers can make money is by getting a part time job. Whether you’re in college or high school there are endless possibilities as to where you can work and earn a fair bit of money! Supermarkets, fashion retailer’s, electronics store’s, phone store’s even freelance photographer’s are constantly searching for employees.


The first thing you’re going to want to do is to write a resume or CV on which you put your experience, skills/ achievements, educational background and references. This is one of the most important aspects of your application as it sets the tone for the rest of your application. Make sure it’s the best representation of you, and you have managed to achieve the balance between arrogance and modesty. Also don’t underestimate the importance of proofreading! An employer is unlikely to be impressed to find simple errors in grammar or spelling, because it shows either that you’re too lazy to read through it ,or you are incredibly careless, both huge stains on your application. If you’ve spelt detail incorrectly the employer, ironically, is unlikely to forget your ‘lack’ of attention to detail. Make sure this part of your application is perfect!

Applying and Outcome

Once you’ve written your resume, and your parents or teachers have checked over it, it’s time to apply. Many retailers place job vacancies online so that’d be a very good place to begin. Equally there are numerous restaurants, supermarkets etc... who do not publicise their vacancies online, so don’t limit your search to the internet! Also by going in person you have the extra advantage of having met the employer before they consider your application.

Usually employers will let you know the status of your job application within a few weeks, and don’t be disheartened if you get a few rejections because with the right resume and good interviewing techniques you will almost certainly land yourself a job.

Tutoring younger kids

As a 17 year old you will have had about a fifth of your life to develop your talents, and what better way to use them than passing them down to the next generation. Tutoring is a job which is constantly in high demand, and don’t think it’s solely limited to school subjects.Be creative! If you can play the piano to a high standard, teach it! It's an incredibly flexible and convenient way to make money, as you’re in charge of when, where and how much! Although it’s relatively simple to begin doing, firstly you will need to think about potential clients,(maybe through schools or family friends), how much you’ll charge , and naturally how it will fit alongside college or school.

Making Money Online

Think about how much time you spend on the internet on twitter, Facebook, You Tube etc...Now think about how great it’d be if you could make money on the internet. Well you can and EASILY!

You Tube

You Tube is a great place for people, especially teens, to make money. As the majority of people all over the world using the internet are young you are your market research. To begin with find a camera, either use an existing one in your home or buy a new or preowned one. Ideally, the camera should be able to shoot in 1080p full hd.Firstly create a you channel and choose a niche for your videos. Then film some original footage, edit it on your laptop or PC, then upload it to you tube. That’s the hard part done. Aim to publish around 2 videos a week to keep your subscribers interested, and spend time interacting with them and the you tube community, by commenting liking and responding to videos. Once you think you have a sufficient amount of activity and you are producing high quality videos, then I highly recommend you apply to the You Tube Partner Program. Once you’ve been approved you can turn on revenue sharing on all your videos and begin to earn large amounts of passive income! Another step to increase your income, is to open a google Adsense account which allows you to overlay adds on your videos and you are paid based on traffic. The key with earning on You Tube is High Quality persistence.

A Camera Tri-Pod is also a good investment
A Camera Tri-Pod is also a good investment
All you need is a keyboard and a computer!
All you need is a keyboard and a computer!

Making money writing articles online

If you enjoy writing then why not use your passion to generate some income? Like You Tube, earning money through writing articles online requires High Quality Persistence. There are various websites you can use to begin your article writing career, I would personally recommend, Squidoo and Hubpages, they both have very similar features and offer great ways to earn money. With Hubpages you can earn money from different sources, through Amazon Associates, the Hubpages ad program, Ebay, and Google Adsense. No matter where you choose to write articles the quality of your writing has to be high and original, that way it’ll appear higher up on Google rankings. This is another fantastic way to earn a passive income and after a few months of dedication it can really pay-off.

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      Manpreet singh kohli 3 years ago

      HI MY NAME IS MANPREET SINGH KOHLI.I am studying in class xii and i am very hard working.That is why i don't want to be dependent on my parents for my personal requirements.I require a job.....

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      Joy 4 years ago from United States

      Excellent hub, Good information. Thanks!