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Jobs for Young Adults - 5 Tips to Make Money, no Parents Needed

Updated on March 29, 2017
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Jobs for Young Adults
Jobs for Young Adults

Jobs for Young Adults - 5 Tips to Make Money, no Parents Needed

5 Tips to get a job online as a teen - No parents needed.

Teens know firsthand that making money when you're a youngster is hard work. Local businesses don't offer jobs for young adults very often so making money is hard when your young. About 12 or so years ago I was in your shoes, earning a measly allowance that wouldn't afford me an iPod unless I saved until I was 50. Of course, that meant that I had to come up with some other ideas to make money. One of my wackier ideas included Playing Runescape for money, (which is against the TOS and will get you banned!) but now there are dozens of easier ways available. For me those days are long gone, but for those of you still struggling to make a buck without having to rely on anyone, we bring you the 5 highest paying jobs for young adults.

Jobs for Young Adults - Fiverr
Jobs for Young Adults - Fiverr | Source

5. Selling "Micro-jobs" to Buyers Online

Fiverr allows you to create small jobs called gigs where you offer to do a job such as write an article or review a product for someone. Those who purchase your gig pay you five dollars or more for doing these small tasks, and top sellers make hundreds of dollars a day. Best of all, it's free to signup and all you need is a PayPal account to request an immediate payout. If you strikeout and don't ever sell anything, there's no need to fret, the site won't cost you anything. Cons: Fiverr takes a 20% cut off your earnings which leaves you with only $4 income for every sale. As unfortunate as that may sound, they do a great job getting your job seeking requests out to millions of potential buyers.

Jobs for Young Adults - Zazzle
Jobs for Young Adults - Zazzle | Source

4. T-Shirts, Mugs and Poster Designs

Are you a young adult looking for a job that enjoys art? If so, Zazzle might be the place for you. Zazzle allows job-seekers to customize and design stuff from t-shirts and mugs to posters, mouse pads, business cards and more. After creating a custom design with a image editing program, you are free to upload your work on any one of their hundreds of products. Save your design and you have the ability to set your own royalty percentage, which will directly influence how much you make every time your product is purchased. They advertise your products for free in their marketplace, and signing up is completely free. Cons: The minimum payout is $50 unless you want to pay a convenience fee of a couple dollars to request payment of a lower amount. In addition to the minimum requirement, the payout request is excruciatingly slow, requiring 21 days for purchases to clear with the buyer and another week to receive your money after putting in the request.

3. Making Videos for Fun and Profit

Are you a photogenic person or have a hobby that is interesting? Instead of trying to find a normal job you can do, how about trying your luck making videos on YouTube? YouTube needs no explaining, but did you know that popular YouTube channel owners make quite a bit of extra cash from uploading videos? That's right, and there's two different ways you can make money on YouTube. First, create your channel and upload some videos, then put in a request to become a YouTube partner. Once accepted, you can display advertisements on your videos to make a few cents for each person that views your channel. If you can't become a partner, YouTube added a donation feature earlier this year for channels that have over 1,000 subscribers. Don't forget to ask your viewers to subscribe or donate if they enjoy your content and want to support you! A good YouTube channel will grow fairly rapidly which is a huge plus, especially if you are looking to make money quickly. The internet can be generous sometimes. Cons: Buying a webcam or camera for recording can be expensive. Not everyone is comfortable on camera.

Jobs for Young Adults - Twitch
Jobs for Young Adults - Twitch | Source

2. Get Paid to Play Games while Streaming

Wouldn't it be great to get paid to play games? Actually, you can! It's called Twitch TV and as far as available jobs for young adults, it's taking the internet by storm. Twitch allows you to stream yourself playing video games and gain subscribers while doing so. For every subscriber your channel receives, you earn five dollars of real cash money. Not only that, but generous viewers can donate to your stream and boost your income if they like your stuff. You don't have to be a world class gamer to make money, you just have to have a likeable personality, a webcam and a few hours of time after doing your homework. Because Twitch is fairly new and streaming is becoming more popular by the day, expect this to fill up fast with competitors. The earlier you get your stream up and your name out there, the better chance you'll have of success. Cons: Twitch streamers signup by the truckload every day so soon there's going to be too many streamers and not enough viewers. Purchasing a webcam might be expensive. Not everyone is a camera person.

Jobs for Young Adults - Lulu
Jobs for Young Adults - Lulu | Source

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1. Write an eBook or Program a Mobile Application

If you have a knack for writing you should consider writing an eBook and publishing it online through someone like Lulu. After writing an eBook, using a service such as Lulu will help you publish your masterpiece on various marketplaces such as Google Play, Amazon Market and the Apple iStore. After publishing your content, sit back and watch the money roll in. There's also HubPages, the very site that you are reading this article on. Hubpages pays you through Google Adsense and Amazon affiliate marketing as you get readers on your hubs. HubPages also has a variety of helpful pages that will teach you how to optimize your hubs for views so you earn more cash.

If you aren't much of a writer and would instead write lines of code, mobile application programming might be more up your alley. Learning how to make a mobile applications isn't as difficult as you probably think. Tutorials are available online that guide you along the way, so all you need is a little time and a lot of motivation from within. Who knows, you might make the next "Flappy Birds" game and start bringing in $50,000 a day! Hey, it could happen! Cons: Both of these ideas take a lot of work before you start making any money. Both have huge potential, but it might be hard to follow through without any monetary incentive in the beginning. The hardest part of these types of online jobs is sticking to your plan and following through to the end. The residual income you will get is well worth it however, so if you can find a way to manage to stay motivated, you will earn good money for several years to come!

How would you make money as a young adult?

Got any unique ideas of your own? Please be sure to submit them in the comment section below! As always, thanks for reading our list of 5 jobs that you can do as a young adult! If you are hungry for more entertainment that's mixed with knowledge and blended until smooth, bounce on over to our other articles here on HubPages, we have a variety of other money making articles as well as other types of articles you might find entertaining. If you have an account already, it would help me out a ton if you could "follow" me for my hub updates as well!

Making money online isn't difficult, it's finding something that works for you and your lifestyle... And sticking to it!

Thanks for reading and until next time, Stay Awesome!

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      Dave Lance 8 months ago from Philippines

      Yep Jacob :) I've already finished doing my first hub :)

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      Jacob Horning 8 months ago from New York

      Thanks Dave! Are you planning on publishing any Hubs? I'll check them out if you do! :)

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      Dave Lance 8 months ago from Philippines

      This was a useful article! I literally have no idea that twitch pays its subscriber. BTW I followed you :)

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      Jacob Horning 8 months ago from New York

      Thanks Janel I'm glad it helped you :)

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      janel zamoras 8 months ago

      Very helpful article super like it.

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      Jacob Horning 8 months ago from New York

      Thanks very much Katleigh! I will fix it as soon as possible, thanks for reading and the comment! :)

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      Katleigh Merrier 8 months ago from Georgia, United States

      This was a really good hub. I had no idea Twitch even paid for subscribers! I think all of these are great ideas.

      My only suggestion would be to make each of the tips stand out more with a bolder subtitle, just an itty bitty formatting fix.

      Keep it coming!