16 Best and Quick Ways to Make Money as a Teenager

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If you're under 18 then these 16 ways to make money quickly as a teenager (or younger) are for you.

Thanks to the internet, you don't need to reply on pocket money and instead you can earn your way from the comfort of your own home.

Although stepping outside of your bedroom can also prove profitable!

We’ve listed here some of the 16 best ways regarding how kids and teenagers can make money. Those who do not know the right ways can definitely take the help of our guide.

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Paid Surveys

Paid surveys are the excellent ways to earn a good sum of money for the teens. But alas, few surveys are not legit and do not pay much amount. So you need to really play safe to gain better pay from the well-known legal survey sites like Swagbucks and for this you can connect with quite many potential panels. Since all the survey companies have limited quantity of offers, you should pick up your selected set of panels only. If you are really interested in getting into the paid surveys for money-making, then the best one is EliteSurveySites.com. This site is one of the most progressive blogs on the basis of paid surveys. They endow with links to the highest paying survey, and also provide huge information and details of how one should formulate more money.

Sell your old stuff online

Use Music Magpie to make money by selling your old stuff - everything from CDs and books to phones and laptops. If you're under 18, make sure you have obtained your parent’s or guardian’s consent to sell your items!

‘Get-Paid To’ Websites

GPT websites will help paying you in vouchers and cash for finishing different website offers, or also completing some activities available online from watching ads to even playing games. Swagbucks is a very popular one but you can also use InboxPounds, Paid Offers and Toluna to make some cash for yourself.

Become a YouTuber

Handy at video editing? Whether it's make up or gaming, turn you talents into money by uploading videos to YouTube. Once you have a 1,000 subscribers you can apply to the Partnership programme, allowing you to make money from your clips.

Do People’s Household Chores

Nowadays people are so busy that they don’t have time to work on their daily chores. So they are hiring small kids and teens who are interested to earn some pocket-money for them, and help them in their regular works. So if you know someone who needs such help, you can go ahead in completing their chores on part-time basis, and earn little money too. Start by asking your parents, relatives and neighbours.

Wash Cars

Many car owners lack time in cleaning their own car so they can offer car wash to the kids and teens. This is a superb way of gaining money by washing cars of either showrooms, or family or neighbours.

House Sitting and Pet Sitting

You can assist your friends, family and neighbours in house sitting or pet sitting. If you like pets and can control them, then you are in for it. If you can manage somebody else’s house efficiently and in the absence of the owner, then you can pick this opportunity.

Sell clothes and shoes

You can sell clothes and shoes online using websites like eBay but if you want an easy an quick solution, Return To Earn will pay you 50p a kilo of clothes, you only need to bag them up and send them off.

Get Paid for Searching the Web

Searching various websites and earning money online is the easiest way for you. It is unique idea created by Qmee that rewards you for searching in Yahoo, Google, Bing, and many other sites. You only have to install an easy add-on to your browser, and start searching as per the rules mentioned on the site, and you may also come across some sponsored results, besides your normal search.

Mowing the grass

Quite many people have lawns in their backyards or in the front of their house. So you can certainly try out mowing their lawns, or you can even mow nearby park lawns, or garden lawns with the permission of their owners, and make some extra money quickly.


Many families require babysitting because they do not have time in hand for handling their own babies as both moms and dads are going out for professional works. If you being a teen are good at playing with little kids, and keeping them entertained, then this is certainly an effectual way to earn money.

Review Music for Money

If you being a teen love and enjoy listening to music, then reviewing music for the sake of earning money can be an interesting business. You can sign up and review various types of music that is being listed, and be paid. You can start with Slicethepie to earn money. The users who have already begun have informed that they get a good payment on monthly basis.

Throw a Garden, Garage or Ebay Sale

From toys to sports equipment, have a clear out of old stuff either with a physical stall outside your house or online on a website like eBay.


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You can win money from entering competitions, whether it be easy to enter games on Facebook or winning £250,000 on Britain's Got Talent.

Write and Publish a Kindle eBook

This one takes some effort but if you are good at writing as a kid or teen, you have a lovely opportunity of writing non-fiction stories or features of your own. With the help of Kindle app that is available on smartphones, iPads, laptops and Kindles, you can collect some information regarding a top after doing research, and compile them properly, and further present the story in an easy way. This will further assist in gaining some money. You can publish your own eBook at Amazon Kindle store, and make good money too.

Juice and Lemonade Stand

The classic money making tactic for kids! With the approach of summer, people often become thirsty while travelling or going out for work. So you can be around the corner with your juice or lemonade stand that can help others in fulfilling their thirsts by drinking your juice.

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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