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6 Ways Kids Earn Money On-line for Extra Cash

Updated on January 6, 2017

Today’s kids are smart and intelligent with a large number of them keen to get into the simple businesses that will earn them some extra cash. It is claimed that some few young ones, kids as young as thirteen, have found unique ideas on how to make money on the web, more than can be earned from a nine to five job.

Young people can earn money on-line in a number of ways, but the crucial point is that for the younger teens who want to earn money on-line there must be parental supervision, and this is important, especially for children under the age of sixteen.

An article on-line not too long ago tells us how a 21 year old high school drop out had made over a million dollars on-line through internet marketing. And it claimed that the young chap achieved this in his first year!

Now what do you think about that? What is certain is if he can do it, some other youths out there can achieve the feat too.

But there is a lot of hard work that goes into earning money on-line, even if you are a kid.

There are a number of ways for kids to earn extra cash on-line or off-line, as long as the interest and the drive is there. It is a bit of an uphill task, but its been done and is still being done even at this moment.

Parents, you can introduce your kids to internet marketing, probably the simple stuff. It goes a long way in helping your children imbibe the habit of seeking out ways to earn extra cash or find simple money making opportunities they can pursue in their spare time.

They will be able to 'bump up' their pocket money, have extra money to for example, pay for driving lessons or even for some of their extracurricular activities. They can achieve some success that will grow by just working from home any time they have free or idle time on their hands.


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Six Ways Kids Make Money on the Web

If you are young and want to earn money on-line, or if you are a parent and your kid or any other youngster you know wants to start getting some business experience, here are some moneymaking ideas.

Start off with any of the following ways of making on-line money. All that’s required sometimes is for someone to show them just how embarrassingly simple it can be to earn extra money on the web.

1. T-Shirt Design & Sell On-line

Creating Custom T-Shirt Designs & Selling Them On-line or Off-line

Whether creative or not so creative, any young kid can do this and earn good money whether on-line or off-line. Designing and selling vintage, retro, modern or any unusual T-shirt designs is so simple to do when using on-line T-shirt design software.

RELATED: Buy, sell, or create your own T-shirts to sell online

If you are sixteen years old and above, you can open your very own T- Shirt store online and sell not only tees, but caps, hoodies, mugs, phone cases, sportswear, and sweatshirts. Your customers will come from all corners of the world too! Who knows, someone from Timbuktu or New Zealand may love one and purchase it at the click of a button.

And if you are younger than sixteen but quite enterprising, your parents or older siblings can help you out with transactions and how to get the money you've earned online.

Additionally, creating on-line stores enables kids like you sell any number of other products useful to other kids at school or in the neighborhood.

2. Selling On-line (and Off-line Too!)

Make Money On-line Selling Games, Candy, Etc..

Other ways to make money is to sell games, cards, candy, etc. even at school, to your friends. Kids love games and can make good money by selling games on-line.

There are games companies that will offer their affiliates a free store to sell their products. EBay and Amazon are 2 large companies which allow creating an affiliate store and selling their products. But you must be eighteen.

Another example of "physical" selling off-line is by buying packs of candy or other similar edibles from major wholesalers or places like Costco or Sam's Club, and selling individual pieces at regular market costs. A little tidy sum can be made doing this regularly.

3. Freelance Writing

Kids Can Earn Money at Freelance Writing

There are many freelancing services out there, and depending on the kids reading and writing skills, they may be qualified enough to write for other people.

If a kid is at 7th grade level and above, they can write and get their message across. Any complex writing is not necessary as long as there are no typing errors, the grammar is fair, the point can get across. That is the main goal.

Kids always have to write essays or do a report on a project for school anyway. And they are doing it all the time at school. The ways for kids to make money this way is in using this expertise to create their own report on a subject they are passionate, about then sell it online for some small profit.

The report only has to be 7-20 pages long, and it should only contain content that people or other kids can use.

4. Paid Surveys

Paid Surveys As Ways To Make Money

Another way that kids can make money online is by filling out paid surveys. This will be very easy for them to do, and its something that is highly profitable.

Very young people and adults as well are filling out paid surveys online. It is a legitimate opportunity and kids can expect to make about $2 to $5 an hour.

5. Offering Tuition

Kids Can Earn Money On-line Offering On-line Tuition

Yes, believe it or not!

The young generation is more computer savvy and smarter regarding the use of computers and the internet. Why not let them offer on-line tuition to the older generation on using the Internet or any operating system.

Earning money online by offering tutorials may require the teen source for initial financing for a good quality headset and webcam. Parents or relations can help out and they can pay back from their earnings.

Help them spread the word by getting out flyers, and distributing them locally.

6. Selling on eBay

eBay - Ways For Kids To Make Money Online Selling On eBay

eBay wont allow minors to set up an account, but parents can create an account for their kids. Once the account is set-up the kids can start to create items such as crafts, artworks, t-shirts, etc., and earn money by selling such items that they create.

They can also sell on eBay items found in garage sales, estate sales, boot sales, garden sales, junkyard items, or, any other item they purchase at giveaway prices. eBay is one of the best options to help kids earn money online.

How Kids Can Earn With Encouragement and Guidance

Start to encourage your kids to learn how to make money to pay for the extras they desire. Let them know earning money online is a good way to start. Better than washing cars, cleaning out the shed, mowing the lawn, or shovelling snow in the cold for a few bucks.

Starting early to learn entrepreneurial skills has its advantages. Working an hour a day online will do them a lot of good.

Freelance writing helps them write better, and this makes them excel in school projects involving writings, creative arts, etc.

They spend less time watching TV, or playing video games and will enjoy the feeling of earning money online for themselves, it will almost be intoxicating.

Plus they could be young future millionaires in the making, right from the home.

Check out online websites telling about ways for kids to make money online and discuss with your kids the possibilities that abound. Find out which of these sites tickles their fancy well enough to give it their interest and consideration.

Supervising Your Kids When They Earn Money Online

Allowing your kids to earn money online is a great thing, but they must be supervised closely. Always monitor them with their online job. The internet is a global community just as any community, and you wouldn't let your kid wander around aimlessly in your community, will you.

The kids must ensure that their website should be about things that other kids will be interested in.

Parents should also check periodically to see if your kids are using any illegal means to make money online.

Whichever way kids choose to make money, either by working locally or using the auction sites to make money online, parents should be guiding them so that they do not get obsessed with making money and neglect their all important studies.

So instead of just handing over some amount of money every time they ask for it, consider all ways for kids to make money online and help the kids earn money online themselves. This will definitely serve as a foundation for their future, where they can handle their financial challenges on their own.

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      viryabo 20 months ago

      Thanks tpksarathy88

      . . . and growing up with smart entrepreneurial skills makes for a brighter future.

      Thanks for visiting.

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      Parthasarathy Krishnamoorthy 20 months ago from Madurai, India

      You showed better guidance for the kids to become smart. Wonderful writing...

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      viryabo 2 years ago

      Thank you for visiting @LadyE

      Good thing too, kids of today seem to be quite enterprising and are always looking for ways to earn extra money.

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      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      Awesome Tips. Every little helps in the family and it's a good foundation for them. They will appreciate the value of money too. I particularly like the Private Tuition and Freelance Writing.

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      tamar 4 years ago

      I need money right now

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      viryabo 4 years ago

      Hi Lin.

      You can design T-shirts online with your own designs, and sell them on eBay.

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      Lin 4 years ago

      Where do you sell t shirts

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      adelaida medina 6 years ago

      how do i get my 15yr old started in game testing he wants this

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      Salman Farees 6 years ago

      Thanks for Sharing. Please visit my web for top many making affiliate..

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      shez 6 years ago

      i want to earn for many things

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      viryabo 6 years ago

      Thanks Pete, and thanks for visiting and leaving a nice comment.


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      Pete from best food processors 6 years ago

      I like the idea of kids earning money by offering tuition. This is such a great idea because I think the kid that is struggling with the work could be more responsive to being taught by one of their friends who they know and trust. It could also inspire them to improve if they see what the other kid is capable of. I really like this, thanks.

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      Patsy 6 years ago

      I say wait til your 16 then get a job. What dumb kid will want a job or buissnuss when they can do chores. I find it dumb. Kids should be focusing on school and after school activitys.

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      samabraham 7 years ago

      Earning money has online never been this easy and transparent. You would find great tips on how to make that dream amount every month. So go ahead and click here for more details and open floodgates to your online income. All the best.

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      viryabo 7 years ago

      Hi John, thanks for the visit, and for leaving a comment. Hope this helps.


      Socialat, thanks for your nice comments. Will surely visit your blog. I hope kids and parents find it useful.


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      Socialat 7 years ago

      Very well described. I'm sure many kids will follow your ideas to get their pocket money. I have listed 16 Ways for Kids to Make Money in my blog. Leave your response.

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      john 7 years ago

      hopefully it will keep mine out of trouble this summer

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      viryabo 7 years ago

      Thats right Sunnyglitter, and its not a bad way to keep them occupied during the holiday months.

      Thanks for visiting.


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      Sunnyglitter 7 years ago from Cyberspace

      These are great tips for kids to make money online!

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      samabraham 7 years ago

      Earning money has online never been this easy and transparent. You would find great tips on how to make that dream amount every month. So go ahead and click here for more details and open floodgates to your online income. All the best.

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      whatup 7 years ago


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      viryabo 7 years ago

      Hi dr.amit, im glad you found this interesting and from what you tell me, it seems you are on your way to earning great money online. That's fantastic.

      Goodluck in all your endeavours, and thanks for the visit.


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      dr.amit3739 7 years ago

      Really superb!

      You've describe all the money making methods. And I love it all. I'm also working on many paid survey companies and in Adsense for more income.

      Your sincerely


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      viryabo 7 years ago

      Try this site Princess Twinkle. Hope it helps.

      Thanks for visiting.

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      PrincessTwinkle 7 years ago

      with the freelance writing where would the children sell it ???

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      viryabo 8 years ago

      Thank you for the nice comments hubpagewriter. Glad you like it.

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      hubpageswriter 8 years ago

      I like what you have written here. Very useful and informative..thanks for sharing..