10 Ways your Teens Can Earn Money

 

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The classic way that lots of teens earn money is by babysitting. Plus, if your teen is already babysitting for a few families, they can ask for referrals from their friends to get even more jobs! It’s actually a pretty good way to make some money.

Lawn and yard maintenance is a job perfect for young teenagers. Not only does it teach them how to work, but your teens will also gain valuable skills they can use in the future. They can offer services from simple mowing to bush trimming and flowerbed maintenance.

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If your child has a particularly artistic skill, then help them make money off it. Nowadays, there are tons of ways to set up online shops and sell homemade crafts and art projects. You’ll want to help with the budgeting and contacting, but selling products online is a great job for some teens.

Good writing is getting harder and harder to come by, so if your teen has a talent or passion for writing, then let them flourish! They can do anything from ghost writing to freelance or even enter essay contents.

There are also lots of survey sites out there that, if you allow it, your teen could subscribe to and make a bit of extra cash. It just involves them taking surveys online about tons of different things (it depends on the survey).

I know lots of people who are looking for good but cheap photographers. Whether it’s for family photos, real estate pictures, or something else, if your teen has an eye for pictures, then maybe they can do some photography.

The same goes for videography. Filming events like graduation and weddings is becoming more and more common, so it’s definitely a lucrative business. If your teen already has a camera and some editing equipment, then maybe it’s just the job for them.

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Teenagers seem to have a natural skill with technology, so they might as well make some money off of it! I’m sure you know tons of people who struggle with technology, so put them in touch with your teen who can help fix a problem or teach them how to work a piece of technology.

Cleaning jobs are pretty common among the teens I know. In fact, when I was younger, my dad paid me to clean his offices. Not only will it teach good skills to your kids, but it also gives them some cash.

Depending on where you live, it’s possible that your teen can get a pretty good job as a waiter at some local restaurants. Help them look around and find a place you’re comfortable with them working at and that will give them the money they’re looking for.

Top 54 Side Hustles to Make Extra Money on the Side

We’re no longer in the era of a day job only kind of people. Some would think that’s bad, but I think it’s great. More jobs means more ways to make and earn money! If you have a day job, no worries, you can still earn some extra money by taking on a side hustle! Here are a few great ways to make some money on the side.

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If you’re good at art and have some computer skills then try your hand at being a freelance graphic designer. You can do work for small businesses or large corporations, it just depends on your skillset and the time you’re willing to put in!

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention starting a blog. While it may be slow at first, the more users the get, the more you will make on advertisements.

If you love crafting, then start your own Etsy store or Amazon distributor account. You can market your crafts and products online and make money doing what you love!

For those of you who live in a nice part of town or a town with lots of pools, become a pool cleaner! It may not be the most glamorous work, but it pays well and people with pools usually tip well.

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You could also start up a small yardwork company. You can mow lawns, prune trees, trim bushes, and so much more. Plus, people pay well for yardwork done right.

If you have some accountant skills, then become a bookkeeper for a local company. It’s usually something that doesn’t require much time or effort (depending on the size of the company), and if you’ve ever balanced a budget before then you can probably do this.

Look online for a tech support position you can do! Apple and Amazon are just a few companies that hire remote tech support agents every now and then to answer their customers’ needs.

The website Upwork allows you to do virtual work in tons of different fields. You could be organizing schedules one week then making appointments for business people the next.

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Put your writing skills to work by becoming a freelance writer! The work usually starts out slow (although there are some sites you can use to get started), but if you build a good reputation then you can secure big jobs and make big money.

There are numerous websites and companies that will hire you as an online tutor. It could be in a specific skill you have or, if you speak English, you could teach people in other countries how to speak English!

Try to get a part time job at a fancy golf course. You could do anything from retrieving golf balls to managing the club’s bar. The great thing about this job is the tips, since they’re usually pretty big.

If you’re able to build a reputation as responsible, you could make a nice wad of cash as a babysitter. This is a nice job because you can decide when and for how long you want to work.

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For those of you with some barber or stylist skills, start cutting hair from your home. If possible, set a little room off just for cutting hair (to look more professional), but that’s not necessary.

The website Fiverr gives you the chance to complete or offer tasks for $5. It’s not a lot each gig, but you can make quite a bit if you’re able to get into a niche.

For all you pet lovers out there, become a pet sitter! You get paid to play with animals, so there’s not much of a better job out there.

Hire yourself out as a personal chef if you have some skills in the kitchen. Once you get a portfolio of clients built up, it should be pretty easy to maintain (and make money doing it!).

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Lots of websites and companies are looking for cheap but qualified people to do their editing. If you have an eye for grammar and editing, then this is a good job to try.

Do you love dogs, exercise, and being outside? Then you need to be a dog walkers. It’s all the fun of having a dog to walk, but you get paid for it!

For places where the winters are bad, you could offer your services as a snow shoveler! With lots of small jobs, the money adds up quickly.

If you get quick and efficient, you can make quite a bit of money through online survey sites. Some only deal in gift cards or discounts, so choose sites carefully!

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Offer your spare bedroom on Airbnb and watch the money easily roll in! Plus, you’ll get to make friends from all over the place.

This is pretty traditional for college students, but you could donate plasma to make money. It actually pays pretty well, around $60 each time you donate (depending on where you live).

Become an Uber or Lyft driver and you’ll be able to make money pretty quickly. Plus, you get to drive around and see the city, which is always a plus.

If you’re a professional masseuse, you can consider turning a room or floor of your home into a little spa! You can offer your services at a competitive rate, too, since you won’t have to pay rent for a space!

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Try your hand at ghostwriting to make some money! It’s like freelance, but what you write isn’t attributed to you (it’s written in place of someone else. Hence the “ghost” part).

You could be a mystery shopper and earn $10 to $30 per visit. Mystery shoppers are paid by companies to use their services or buy their product and then rate the overall shopping experience. Beware of scams, though.

Whip out your camera, take some pictures, and you may be able to make some nice cash! You can do all sorts of photography, and can even sell pictures you took on your iPhone.

Try washing windows for a few months. Believe it or not, this is actually a really good way to make money. People either don’t want to or don’t know how to professionally wash their own windows, so you can charge a good price for this service.

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You can also wash cars for people, too. It’s another job people usually don’t like to do, but a well hand-washed car is worth a pretty penny.

For those of you with decorating skills, offer them up for interior decoration consultations. This job is fun because you get to tell people how to make their house look good and buy nice things!

If the weather gets really hot or really cold in your town or city and you live near a community center or a place with heavy foot traffic, then sell cold or hot beverages! It may be a small amount of profit for each drink, but you can make quite a bit with lots of sales.

You could be a pet groomer and get paid to wash, clean, and dress up cute animals! That sounds like a pretty fun job to me!

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If you’re gifted in the kitchen, then consider selling your baked goods and other treats. You’ll want to keep your distribution small (and probably just to family and friends), or else you can run into licensing issues.

Did you know you can turn your car into a moving ad and make money? Places like WrapMatch will send you ads to put on your car, you drive it around, and you make money!

There are lots of people who are either unable or too busy to go shopping for things like groceries. You can become a personal shopper for them and run those errands for them!

Make some money by having an occasional yard sale. You can also go to local yard sales and find hidden jewels in other people’s things that you can touch up and sell for a profit.

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Try a job as a waiter or waitress at a fancy restaurant.. While the pay might not be good, the tips are for sure going to compensate!

Become an online couch by offering up any skills or talents you may have. You can become an online counselor, therapist, pep talk giver, life coach, etc. The options are endless, as long as you have experience.

By publishing an eBook, you not only save money by not printing, you also get royalties every time someone buys your book! That’s a pretty sweet deal.

If you don’t like waking up in the morning, then get a job as a newspaper deliverer. It’s nice and calming plus you get some good tips sometimes.

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Sell your cleaning services and offer to clean people’s home for a price! You can set your own terms for what kind of cleaning you do and how much your pay is, so it’s pretty flexible.

If you know a lot of nice travel tips and locations, then start a travel agency! You can help friends, families, and others plan their next vacation at the best price for a small fee (and then work up from there).

Lots of people rag on networking marketing (sometimes called pyramid schemes), but they’re not all bad. Obviously do your research first and, if you get in at the right time, you can actually make quite a bit of money in this.

Offer to teach music lessons to people in your neighborhood or others you know for a small price. You get to choose what ages you teach plus getting paid to play music should be fun.

This is a job you usually have to know the person really well for, but you can get paid to be a house sitter. You pretty much just make sure someone’s house is safe and clean while they’re away on vacation.

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For those of you with web skills, become a freelance website designer. You can help anyone from small businesses to local schools or bigger. The jobs are really endless with this skillset.

Planning weddings can be stressful, so being someone’s wedding planner has a high price tag attached to you. You take care of all the details and get paid to plan a party!

If you’re bigger than the average person, you could offer your services as a security guard. You’d need to be able to actually kick or keep people out, though, so make sure you’re cut out for the job.

Lots of apartment complex owners are looking for property managers. You can offer up your services to take care of the place for a price!

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There are always people moving in and out, so start a side moving business. It’s pretty easy to get the word out, and everyone appreciates not having to lift heavy boxes.

Lots of companies hire people to be website testers. You pretty much click around on a website and tell them how user friendly it was and if any buttons or links weren’t working.

If you know some sort of skilled labor (like plumbing) you can offer your services at a time and price that works for you. This is often cheaper than an actual company because you only have to worry about yourself.

During summer months, you can work as a lifeguard and get paid up to $20 an hour. That’s not too bad, considering you just sit around and tan for most of the job probably.

If you know your way around a gym, then you can become a personal trainer. You get to pick and choose your clients, so you don’t have to work with anyone you don’t want to.

How to Get Freelance Writing Jobs

 

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If you like writing and ever want to make money from home on the side, freelance writing might be a good option for you.  It is a great gig to make a little bit of extra income on the side. If you enjoy writing, then freelance writing is definitely something you can pick up on the side for some extra money and maybe even enjoy it!  Here are just a few ideas that will help you get those freelance writing jobs.

  1. If you want to work as a freelancer then you need to make sure your writing skills are sharp and professional. If you’re not already a good writer, then take some steps to become one. There are online classes, community courses, or even reading and journaling everyday can help hone your skills. You don’t need to sit down and read the dictionary or anything, but making sure you’re constantly exposing yourself to writing opportunities will help out. Practice writing, get feedback from friends and families, and then rewrite. It may not be the most exciting thing, but it will expand your skills and knowledge.
  2. You may need to start writing for free before you get paid for your work. This isn’t always the case, but it can really help you get your foot in the door at many agencies. You can even get a free guest writer position on some popular blogs to help get your name out there. Even though it doesn’t pay, these kind of gigs will pay in name recognition and invaluable experience. Be aggressive and send your work out to whatever websites you think fit your style. Without charging a fee or expecting payment, many companies are more willing to look at your work and even publish it.
  3. Another option, in addition to writing for free, is finding sites that have guest writers. Some of these positions are paid (although most aren’t,) but either way, they’re great for experience. If you can become an endorsed guest writer for a website or blog, not only will you get consistent writing opportunities, but you’ll also get name exposure as well. Just like on a resume, being a guest writer shows future contractors and company owners that you’re serious about your writing and that you’re good enough to be hired. Lots of writers actually got their start into a money-making freelancing career by being guest writers on prominent websites first. It may not be the most glamorous job or experience, but it’s a great start.
  4. If (and when!) you do start building a name for yourself and making money from your freelance work, then you’ll want to make sure you have sufficiently honed your self-discipline and money management skills. If you’re only getting a few jobs every now and then, this isn’t so much of a deal. But the more work you have, the more companies contract you, and the other invariable responsibilities that come with growing a home business can really weigh you down if you don’t have a good system in place. Self-discipline is necessary so that you aren’t saving all your assignments for the night before they’re due (reminds me of school). If this is your style, then your contractors will quickly realize that and most likely drop you as a freelance writer. Similarly, you need to have a way of keeping track of your finances and managing your money. Not only will this help when tax season rolls around, but it will also give you more power to negotiate for higher payment for your writing.
  5. Another aspect of freelance writing that is so important is networking and making connections. You need to be comfortable getting your feelers out and find potential business assets that can help your writing career flourish. If there are people in your community that run successful blogs, reach out to them. Friend, follow, and like potential businesses that you would like to write for in the future. Get to know a company’s writing style, typical topics, and target market. Once you’ve done your research, contact those who are in charge of the writers and be firm but polite in getting your writing published by them.
  6. If you don’t want to network and connect with other people in order to get your writing out there, then consider creating your own blog! It will be hard work but, if you remain dedicated, then it can be a really great payoff. Not only will you make money from people reading your work, but you can also get money from ads and other marketing strategies. Choose a blog topic that is broad enough to have things to talk about every week, but still specific enough to actually attract a certain type of audience. And if you start your own blog, make sure it looks professional and remains up-to-date. You can use your blog as evidence to possible contractors to show them the quality of your work, too.

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Top 20 Highest Paying Jobs when You Don’t have a Degree

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Lots of people these days will tell you that you need a college degree to get a good job. Some say that the bachelor’s degree is the new high school diploma. While that may be true in some fields and careers, not all jobs require a degree. In fact, quite a few well-paying jobs don’t need one. Here are just a few high paying jobs that no college education are needed for.

 Loan officer

This job just requires a high school diploma and on-the-job training, but no college degree needed! Your responsibilities are to evaluate and authorize loans that people and businesses want to take out. The salary depends on where you work, but the average pay is around $56,000.

Fashion designer

If you have an eye for fashion and a creative side, then you could possibly make your mark as a fashion designer. There are schools and courses you can go to to get better at fashion design, but none of them are necessary for the position.

Gaming manager

They actually offer college degrees in gaming and casino management, but it’s not a requirement to become a gaming manager. If you have skills in math, customer service, and hospitality, then this could be a great job for you.

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Commercial pilot

I’m a little surprised that you don’t need a college degree to be a commercial pilot (it seems so complex!). But as long as you have good vision and a drive to be a pilot, you can start your career as a commercial pilot!

 Firefighting manager

Have you ever wondered who helps the firefighters stay organized and trained in order to fight all the fires? While this is a job that’s probably best to work up to, you can still get it without a degree. You’d help manage all aspects of the firefighting process, which could be pretty exciting.

 Elevator installer/repairer

Whenever you use an elevator, you probably don’t think about who installs them or takes care of them. But, you can actually make a pretty decent living doing just that! The salary for an elevator installer and repairer is around $58,000.

 Funeral director

It may sound strange, but a funeral director actually pays pretty well, especially for a non-degree job. You can make around $80,000 a year as a funeral director, did you know that? I think that’s pretty impressive, seeing as none of that money would go to paying off pesky student loans. Obviously, you need to be okay around the deceased, though.

 Dental Hygienist

Again, this doesn’t require an actual college diploma, but you do need to have training. Dental hygienists can usually get a job in any city, and you can make around $60,000, which isn’t bad at all!

 Sales representatives

It seems like one of the most booming jobs nowadays is a salesperson or representative. You don’t need a degree for this job, you just need great people skills and the ability to sell a product. This job’s salary varies depending on your skills and position, but it can make quite a hefty dollar.

 Private investigator

Put those stalking skills to the test and become a private investigator. You’ll obviously need to do this legally, though, so make sure you aren’t just randomly stalking people around the city.

 Model

I know a lot of people make fun of models, but hey, if you can do it and make some good money, then I say go for it! You’ll have to spend quite a bit of time and energy on getting your name out there and auditioning, but once you get your foot in the door, it gets a little easier from there!

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 Air traffic controller

If you love airports, then this is the job for you! You can become an air traffic controller without further education PLUS you’ll get discounts and specials deals from the airport that you work at. Making around $100,000, being an air traffic controller is a pretty sweet gig.

 Language teacher

If you’re a native English speaker, then you can actually make quite a bit of money with just that one qualification. Lots of companies (both local and online) hire English speakers to be tutors and teachers of English. If you speak another language, you can probably find a few places for that language too.

 Real estate agent

You do need some sort of education for this (usually a state run real estate course) because you have to get a license, but you don’t need a college education. Now, a degree in economics, construction, or interior design may be helpful, but it’s definitely not required. If you have a passion for good property, then try this out!

 Journalist

I’m going to tell you right now that this job is a LOT easier to break into if you have a degree. However, that’s not always necessary, especially if it’s for a smaller newspaper. However, if you want a good paying job in this field, then you’ll have to work yourself up without a diploma. Don’t let that deter you, though, if you want to be a journalist!

 Computer technician

This is one of those jobs that doesn’t technically require a degree, but the diploma definitely helps. However, if you’re skilled with computers and know how they work, you can usually get a job in this field just because of your skills.

 Non-retail manager

This is a job that you’re (most likely) going to have to work your way up to, but it pays pretty well for a non-higher education position. Some positions let you make around $60,000 a year!

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 Blogger

I can’t write this article without mentioning being a blogger. If you love writing and have an eye for advertising and online marketing, then you can make some pretty good money at blogging. There are a few coveted bloggers that are making six figures, so that could be you!

 Operations manager

This is sort of an ambiguous career, but it’s one that needs to be filled and that companies are willing to pay big money to fill. In essence, for this job, you operate all the functions and processes in a factory, company, or other business entity. Some operations managers make up to $130,000 a year, so it’s a pretty sweet gig.

Insurance appraiser

This job requires a keen eye and a good understanding of damage sources, but it doesn’t require a college diploma. At this job, depending on the type of appraisal you do, you would go to homes, cars, or other places and determine how much damage was caused. The average salary for this job is around $60,000.

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