35 WAYS TO MAKE MONEY THAT ACTUALLY WORK! (2016 EDITION)

These are 35 ways you can make money from home that actually work in 2015! I have actually tried and done most of these myself and can attest that they are legitimate money-making ideas - so check them out!This article originally began as ‘ways for teens to make money’, but as I have updated and added to it over the years, I have found that many of the items listed actually work for many adults looking to make some extra income as well.

Not sure about you, but there have been many times in my life when I wanted/needed to make some extra money.

The good news for us today is there are a wide range of ways to make money that weren’t around even a decade ago.

Luckily for many of us, we may already be very skilled in certain areas that could easily translate into a nice side income for us.

So potentially, someone who is willing to work hard could make considerably more than working traditional side jobs like delivering pizza, babysitting, mowing lawns, etc.

So, check out the ideas listed below. Some may not be a good fit, but some of the ideas may be perfect for you!

THE 35 WAYS TO EARN MONEY

1Make Money Online with Swagbucks

6 ways to make money with SwagbucksBasically this is a free site that offers you a bunch of ways to earn cash, gift cards, or other rewards.

You can earn money by a variety of methods including:

  • Answering polls
  • Using their search engine
  • Doing simple tasks (like giving feedback about a website)
  • Getting cash back for shopping online
  • Taking surveys
  • Playing games on their site.

I have tried it out and have received multiple payments from them, so I can attest that it is legit. Check out my review here!  They also offer a $5 bonus!

Try Swagbucks Now!

Oh and they also have an A+ rating with the BBB.

While you won’t get rich doing this, to me it seems like a great way for internet-lovers to make some money.  Find out more in the video below or get started here.

2Take a few surveys on your phone

Ipsos i-Say is a survey app that allows you to take surveys, Earn points, and then cash out for PayPal or other rewards.

It is a great user experience and really just a nice site.

Take a Paid Survey

In order to try them out you need to sign up here first and then they will send you a link for the app.

ipsos surveys

And here are a few other options if you’re wanting to do some surveys:

3Start making money scanning your groceries

making money scanning groceriesHave you heard of the National Consumer Panel (NCP)?

Well, they pay you to scan your grocery purchases with their Smartphone App.

Basically, as a member of NCP you help manufacturers and retailers make decisions on what products to develop or improve.

How it works:

  1. Sign up for your free account here
  2. Next NCP will provide you access to use their Smartphone App
  3. Then, you’ll use your phone to scan the barcodes on all products you purchase during any shopping trip.
  4. You record some other information like where you shopped and how much you paid.
  5. Each week you are compensated with points that can be redeemed for CASH.

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For more info, you can check out their website or sign up here.

4Learn how to save up to 50% on almost everything you buy

ebatesSo this one isn’t exactly a money-maker, but if you can save a ton, it might be just as good.

For a limited time I am running an online workshop where I am teaching my 3-step system that I use to save up to 50% on my purchases.

The workshop is a $29 value and for a limited time you can attend for FREE!


5Get paid ~$20/hr to drive your own car

So, by now you have probably ridden in an Uber, but have you ever thought to drive for Uber?

Get paid up to $20/hr drivingDepending on your city you can make over $20/hour all while having 100% control of your schedule.  I can’t think of a more flexible job way to make some extra cash!

If you don’t know what Uber is, basically it is the 21st century version of the taxi.  You just use your own car and when someone near you wants a ride you get a notification on your phone (assuming you selected that you were available in the app) you go pick them up and drop them off where they want to go and then you automatically get paid.

Pretty cool, huh?  Learn more or get started by clicking the button below.


6Use Bookscouter to sell books from Thrift stores

how to make money using the Bookscouter app at thrift storesOk here is a simple business idea for you.

Start by downloading the BookScouter app on your phone or going to BookScouter.com.

Go visit garage sales or thrift shops and scan the used book sections to find books that you can sell for higher prices.

Many thrift stores sell all their books for 50 cents or less and some of those books are worth a whole lot more.

As you can see in the image to the right, you just scan the barcode with your phone (or enter the ISBN #) and then the app provides the prices that a bunch of book buyback sites are willing to pay for that particular book.

In this case, we can make $3.60 selling this Dave Ramsey book.  If I can buy it for 50 cents, then that sounds like a nice profit.

Most of the sites offer free shipping as well, so you don’t even have to pay shipping.

 

7Blogging

I have been making a full-time living blogging for 8 years now, and it isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme, but it can work.

If you are interested I am hosting a FREE 45-minute online workshop where I teach the 3 most important keys to making a full-time living blogging.

Additionally, I actually wrote a short book that explains how I replaced my day-job with my blog – and even though it sells for $5 on Amazon, you can get it FREE here.

The book covers the basics of getting started as well as how to get traffic and how to earn from it as well.

8Get paid to download an app

Get paid to download an appSmartPanel is a new app that collects anonymous usage data from your phone and believe it or not they pay you $5 just to install it.

And then $5 more for each month you leave it installed!

All you need to do is click the button to get the app and then you can get paid via paypal or Amazon gift card!

9Make Money Grocery Shopping with Shipt

Shipt is an on-demand grocery delivery service looking for reliable, independent people to shop for groceries and deliver to their members.

Shipt

They aren’t available in all states yet but as a Shopper, you can make an average of $15-$25/hour, be a part of an exciting start-up and set your own schedule.

To be a Shipt shopper, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Have a current Driver’s License
  • Have knowledge of produce selection
  • Agree to a thorough background check

10Get 10% cashback on Amazon purchases

Way to make some money from your amazon purchasesIf you are like me and buy almost everything from Amazon, you are going to love this hack.

Basically a buddy of mine shared this completely legit way to get 10% cashback on all your Amazon purchases.

And yes it is legal. 🙂

 

11Get paid for testing websites

Many big companies are looking for feedback about the usability of their website.

This is where Usertesting.com comes in.  You sign up for free and then answer questions about a particular website, explaining what is good or bad, confusing or clear, etc. and then you get paid.

You have to be accepted into the program and must be 18+, but the payouts are pretty good!  Their current payouts are $10-$15 per test and the tests normally take about 20 minutes.

 

12making money renting with AirBNBRent out your home on AirBNB

AirBNB is a site that allows you to rent out your home to other people who may just want to visit where you live.

You can rent it out as little or as much as you want and can list it to rent by the night, week, or month. They offer a $1,000,000 guarantee to protect you from any kind of property damage that was caused by renters.

They also have a renter rating system, so you can choose whether or not you want to rent it out to a particular renter. Check out the video below for more:

13Buy and Sell cars for profit

earning cash from your carsIf you love cars and aren’t afraid to haggle, you could start a car flipping biz. We have a friend of the family who has done this for years. He scours the classified listings for deals, lands a good deal and then drives the car while trying to sell it for a couple grand more.

Sometimes he sells them quickly, sometimes it takes a little longer, but he gets to drives lots of cars (which he loves) and makes a nice side income as well.

14Sell your closet

If you are anything like my wife, you have a closet full of old clothes that you don’t wear any more.

You can easily sell them on a site like ThredUp, which will pay anywhere from $2-$25 for items from Gap, Banana Republic, J.Crew, etc.

What I love about them is that all you have to do is pack up your clothes in a box and then just ship it to them – you don’t even have to pay for shipping!

15Get paid $35/hr with Lyft or Uber

Not sure if you’ve heard, but Uber and Lyft are apps that basically eliminates the need to ever call a taxi.  Instead of calling a cab, you just click “request driver” and then an Uber or Lyft driver gets a notification and comes and picks you up.

The service is way faster than calling a cab and is about half the price.

I say all that to say that as a driver for Lyft, you use your own car, drive only when you want to, and (according to the website) get paid $35/hr to pick people up and drive them around.  Not too shabby.

16Work as a virtual call center agent

One of our writers worked as a virtual call center agent and this is what she had to say about LiveOps.com:

“Live Ops is a company that hires virtual call center agents. You are responsible for paying for your own criminal background check prior to starting work (this costs around $30). You also must have your own dedicated phone line and a quiet workspace.

Once you are all set up, Live Ops has an excellent online training program that teaches you how to handle calls from customers. You will be taking calls for many different companies. When you start working, your phone will ring and a script will pop up on your screen. You simply read the script word for word and input customer information as you go along. If customers have questions, there is a section on your screen with FAQ’s and you are also logged into a virtual chat room should you need to ask for support from a supervisor.

The pay is .25 per minute of talk time. Agents typically make anywhere from $7-$14 per hour. As for the hours, they are totally flexible. You can choose which shifts you want to work each week and the shifts are broken down into half hour increments giving you optimal flexibility. You can even log in and work if you are not scheduled for some impromptu cash.”

17Get Paid to Shop

There is a cool app (Android and iPhone) called IBOTTA that pays you for your everyday shopping that you do.  It is completely free and pretty easy to use.

Just watch the quick video for more info:

18Build Websites For Others

I can’t tell you how many people have asked me to build them a website since I started this one a couple years ago. I am not seeking the work and people are requesting it, so if you do a little legwork and pursue small business owners, there is a lot of work available.

Teens might be great for this because they would be able to work for less than some higher end website developers, which would put them in the price range that it seems many small businesses are looking to spend. Here is a great course to help you get started.

19Tutor or give lessons with Take Lessons

If you have a skill that you can teach other – guitar, singing, dancing – this is a great site for you to check out!

Take lessons gives you the opportunity to grow your business by reaching more students across the country with no risk – they don’t get paid until you get a new student!Take_Lessons

The process is pretty easy – you fill out an application online, complete a background check and agree to their independent contractor terms and then you can get started!

You’ll start earning 60% of the price your student pays for lessons and for every 5 lessons you teach, you’ll earn 10% more of that student’s lesson price – up to 90%!

20Create Facebook Graphics or Pages

or Twitter backgrounds for that matter.

Lots of small business owners are needing help making their online presence not so lame.  If you have even the smallest amount of graphic design skill you can help some of them!

Just set up a simple site to sell your work, get a paypal “buy it now link” and you are off and running.

21Rent out your car for $10+ an hour

I just heard about RelayRides.com which allows you to either rent or lend your car to others – and get paid in the process. If you live in a big city, this could be pretty profitable!

22Raise Money Online

If you are raising money for a community service project or missions, you might want to check out a site like GoFundMe.com.

They make it easy for teens to raise money for any type of project. People have used it to raise the money for everything from mission trips to medical bills, weddings and honeymoons, business ventures, and even college tuition.

23Social Marketing Consultant

Many companies are looking for qualified candidates who know the ins and outs of Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to help them with their social marketing efforts. Head over to a job site and search for “social media marketing”.

24Get Paid to Do the Leg Work for Others with WeGoLook

WeGoLook is a way for customers to have someone else do the leg work of having something inspected or perform a task.WeGoLook

As a “looker”, you join a family of over 20,000 who are dispatched based on their skills and experience.  You must pass a background check, dress and appear professional, work with the onsite contacts in a friendly way and have the ability to do your “looks” via a smart phone.

To become a looker, you apply online, pass the background check and start projects that pay between $25 to $200.

25Start an eBay business

A few years ago I experimented with starting an eBay business to see if there was money to be made.

While profit margins can be thin selling on eBay, there are over a million eBay businesses, so it is a viable option.

selling photos online and making money doing it!

26Sell Digital Photos

Making money as a photographer has become easier over the last decade. There are now lots of sites looking to buy digital photos:

As with most things, the better you are, the more money you will make, but it can be a nice passive income if you work at it!

27Find odd-jobs on Craigslist

Some of these might be landscaping work, or similar odd-jobs, but it might be great summer-time work!

28Sell vintage items or widgets on Etsy.com

If you create any kind of arts or crafts or widgets of any sort, you should definitely be selling it on Etsy.com.

Read our step-by-step tutorial of how to set up your Etsy shop.

29Design Web Logos

If you have a flair for design, it may be worth trying to make some money designing logos for small business or blogs.

30Make Money by Viewing Ads On Your Android Lock Screen

I’ve been trying out this android app called Locket that puts ads on your lock screen and pays you for each time you unlock your phone.(update: Locket did away with their payment program unfortunately)

I’ve been trying it out for a few days and have made about 3 bucks thus far, so it isn’t huge, but at the same time, I didn’t really have to do any work to earn the money.

31Be a Mystery Shopper

This is the dream job isn’t it? You get to shop and get paid!

If you are not familiar with mystery shopping, the gist is that companies often hire everyday people like you and I to come in and pose as regular shoppers.

All the while we are paying attention to how clean the store is, how kind the employees are, etc and then reporting back our findings.

If you are interested you can sign up for mystery shopping jobs in your city.

32Offer to do jobs on Zaarly.com

Zaarly is a website that connects those offering random services (like walking a dog, being a personal assistant for a day, giving guitar lessons, etc) with buyers who are looking for those services. I would suggest checking out some of the ideas listed on the site and sign up and offer those services.

33Get paid from your iPhone (smartphone)

There seem to be some apps popping up that pay you to do simple stuff like take a picture of a menu, or of yourself drinking a starbucks, or verifying that a road is closed – you get the picture. Here are a few that I found:

34Teach English (or other Language) Classes Online

Did you know that English speakers are in high demand in Asia? As a result many are turning to freelance English teachers using websites like Italki.com.

The site is basically a virtual online classroom for freelance teachers and students. Anyone can offer lessons (and set their own price) and anyone can take lessons. From a quick scan, it looks like making $15-20/hour is a fair expectation.

35Sell Plasma or do Medical studies

Not sure how old you have to be, nor how painful it is, but if you are into that sort of thing, it can be a way to make some quick money.

You can find plasma donation centers here or if you want to do medical studies, you can just google “medical studies” + your city to find some options.

I have a couple friends who have almost done this exclusively as a job. They were basically human guinea pigs, but they made some decent cash at it. Sometimes they would have to be at the medical facility for up to 48 hours, so your schedule may need to be flexible.


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This article was written by Bob
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Not sure about you, but there have been many times in my life when I wanted/needed to make some extra money. The good news for us today is there are a wide range of ways to make money that weren’t around even a decade ago. So these are 35 ways to make money in 2015 - /ways-for-teens-to-make-money/

183 Comments
  1. Thanks for the mention- great list!

    • Martha

      I buy almost everything exceþt food and clothing from online auctions websites

      Most þeoþle are not aware of the almost unbelievable deals that they can get from online auction sites

      The site that has the best deals is dealsroofcøm
      I checked with the Better Business Bureau and was told that it is all legit.
      How they can sell gift cards, laþtoþs, ćameras, and all kinds of goodies that we all want for 50-90% off, I don’t know
      I do know that I bought my son an iÞad there for less than $100 and my husband a $250 Low gift cards for 48
      Why would I even think about shoþþing anyþlace else?

    • lynn

      hey , i was just wondering when you say online auction, what are you referring to? im interested in doing the same thing can you help me

    • mariah

      Okay while i agree the list is very useful….i think that everyone should disreguard the online surveys they are awful if u want to make money doing it you have to fill out one form which just brings you to another site to give u more forms to fill out. Its pretty bad, plus kids should be getting out of there houses to make money not sitting inside all day.

    • Connie March

      I totally agree! Surveys are a huge scam. I tried it for a while and was ready to pull my hair. I never got a survey to participate in, just promises of yet another that I might qualify for. I paid for the the service and never made a dime. Forget the surveys!

    • Ginger

      I agree,,, surveys are a HUGE waste of time… 25 cents each???? Really???? And yes, they want you to join even more and more… and there is your information on the internet…. and then you start getting spam… and I wonder if it’s from that!!

      NOT A GOOD WAY TO MAKE MONEY!!!!

    • Amanda

      I used to have fun doing surveys while I watched TV. I was choosy about the companies I used and I never paid to sign up for any. I got about $25 in free BlockBuster movie coupons, cashed out about $25 from another site and did an in house project trial where a company sent me to full size body lotions to use and record information about. I had fun, felt like my input was improving the business world, but I wasn’t looking to get rich quick, just earn a little bit in time that typically wasted. Some survey companies pay very little, others pay better. Of course, it is not fair to the businesses conducting the research to lie in order to qualify for a survey and they certainly deserve honest and thoughtful answers to their questions. The companies I worked with told me how much the survey would pay and how long it would it would take. Research for the reputable companies.

    • BeYourOwnBoss

      I totally agree with you connie. I promote a lot of affiliate offers on my “work online” blog. Some are run through “Clickbank” and I see on Clickbank that you can promote “online surveys” where I can earn up to 75% commission per sale. But I honestly would never promote such an offer where the end user has to pay to take surveys. There are many legit survey providers online and some can actually pay pretty good money, and as the author of this article said “proceed with caution”

  2. Sandra Dee

    Wow! What an excellent resource for making extra money. I haven’t been a teenager for a L O N G time but I would try almost all of these. Thanks!

  3. I wish I saw a list like this when I was a teenager, lol. Great article, great recommendations. Freebie Trading – I highly recommend it. I love it, and that $28K was definitely a blessing!

    Any teenagers that read this list – I recommend for you to take action on AT LEAST one of the things on this list.

  4. Chris

    Quite a useful list! Thanks – very helpful

  5. How To Manage Money Tips

    Great List,

    My 18 year old sister has been complaining that there are no jobs and thet she can’t make money. After reading this, I think she just might be lazy. I’ll forward it to her and see if she still comes up with excuses.

    Also, there’s a great book called ‘The ABC’s of Making Money For Teens’
    Very Good Resource. Sorry I can’t think of the author’s name off hand. Wait, Google….. Dr. Denis Cauvier and Alan Lysaght

    Best Advice I’ve heard? Know what you want, unleash your immagination and get your ‘But’s’ out of the way.

    Go For It,

    Guy

  6. Make Money Online Teens

    Thanks for the ways. Thats really helpful info that related with us.

  7. jesse

    hey i was wanting to get work as web design, i am 15 years old and know what I’m doing can you please tell me where i should start looking for work?

    • Bob

      Jesse,
      I am not a webdesigner, but if I were in your shoes I would probably start offering my services on elance.com, and let people know that you are doing web work. So maybe use myspace and facebook, etc to get the word out.

  8. Ralph

    Great list! I think these days everyone could use this list.

  9. lindsey

    hey, useful stuff. thanks 😀 what went wrong with cash crate? thinking about joining it

    • Daniel

      the problem with “CashCrate” is that the amount of money that u get out of it is VERY slim.. and even to get that VERY slim portion of money you have to complete a lot of surveys and to cash-in on the money you earned u must make over $20, trust me. i tried it, it took me over 6-12 months to get the cash.. i used the site like if my life depended on it. it was very hard.
      you would be better off with the other sites that were listed above.
      Your welcome,
      Daniel Perianu.

  10. TheMoneyMan-Leo

    If you want to offer lawn care/snow removal or any kind of services to your neighbors, simply send postcards to 100-300 of you neighbors. Tell them you are available to mow the lawn, clean the pool, shovel the sidewalk, rake the leaves, move furniture and anything else that is legal.

    I did this several years ago a couple young family friends and they got phone calls immediately. We addressed each postcard like this:

    To Our Neighbors at
    123 Main St.
    Anytown, NY 12345

    Don’t waste your time trying to get names to put on a postcard. “To Our Neighbors at” works just fine.

    Walk along the streets near your home making note of house numbers. No need to pay for a mailing list.

    If you print the postcards at home you can mail 100 for less than $35.

    If you do this consistently, you should have a pretty good little business or source of extra income relatively quickly.

    Be sure to get the e-mail address of all your customers so you can reach them in the future.

    As the leaves start to fall, you can send an e-mail reminding them that you are available to rake the leaves. Encourage them to let their neighbors know about you as well.

    Good luck!

    • Samantha

      What a great idea…
      I’m passing this on too some young teens i know, this blog though you need to be 18 years or older on most of the sites, and have a pay pal account. so it not really for teens

    • Logan Koshenka

      This article is a great inspiration for me. I’ve recently created my own blog, teencashflow.com , and it’s all about teens making money. I’ve picked up some very useful information her and I really appreciate the knowledge. Thanks.

    • Greg

      Omg!! that is a great idea!!!!! im sick of going door to door asking people doing this i can get all my neighbors in one shot:):) now how do i print out everything?

  11. Carol Topp, CPA

    Great list. I’m going to share is on my blog at MicroBusinessForTeens.com
    My oldest daughter tutored and gave piano lessons. My younger daughter was paid $70 by our hair dresser to set up a website on 1and1.com using their free Website Builder. Sweet! Your ideas really will work.

    Teenagers need to know about the tax implications of their self-employment, so I launched TeensAndTaxes.com to help them out.
    Carol Topp, CPA

  12. Ben

    Thanks, for the information!!! I’m going on a trip and i need to raise some money!! Thanks again!! 🙂

  13. Make Money Online Lizzie

    All doable opportunities but first you have to commit yourself to doing ‘something’ and then you have to ‘do it’. Not always an easy thing for most people.

    If you have a natural entrepreneurial spirit, a skill, you’re a self-starter and you have the will to be successful, you’ll be on your way 😉

  14. BassoonGurl'97

    This is a fantastic article and it really has given me help. I want to go to this thing in the summer called Creation Fest and it has music and speackers to celebrate God and it costs a lot! I was looking for help and I found this. $100+ seems easy at first but then your stuck when your my age. Thanks a whole bunch and I will probably come back again.

  15. Matteos

    As this is money-making for teens, you should know that all of the digital photo sites require you to be 18+ except for crestock.

    Anyways, thanks! Great help!

  16. Rose

    HELP?
    I am 17 in May and currently studying year 12. I don’t have a job though have tried a couple times. Given i have exams coming up i can’t manage a normal job but need some source of income – even if its small. I’m not all that technical so a lot of the things up there don’t work. I have strong english skills, love working with kids. I like sport, , languages animals and can cook. I have tried to get babysitting but haven’t had much luck so far.
    Some advantage is I look uni age already.
    I wouldn’t mind being a so called “guinea pig” or given plasma but I wouldn’t know how to go about organising it.
    Does anyone have any ideas on how i can make some money in the next 6 months or so while I study? After that i will get a job and work full time hopefully.
    Any ideas would be useful,
    Thanks,
    Rose

  17. Johns Kua

    I am teen non resident of US, UK and Europe. Can I still make money for any of these sites you mentioned?

  18. Carol Topp, CPA

    Rose and others looking for employment this summer: Retry the babysitting idea. Summer is a good time to babysit. Maybe volunteer a few times first and then use those families as references. Tell everyone you know that you are available to babysit. Use email, Facebook, fliers, word of mouth. Also try offering a set time every week, like Tuesday evenings form 5-9 pm in your home. Parents know they can drop off their children without calling ahead. They really appreciate that. It takes time and persistence to get the word out, butit can be done!

  19. Ms. Liz

    All great ways, even for teenagers. I have to say #2 and #9 are probably my favorites.

  20. Jessica Holt

    Heyy, i’m wondering if all these sites do £ aswell as $
    If not do you know any that do do £ ?
    Thanks

    • Bob

      Jessica, I am not sure – sorry

  21. Trevin

    Please help. I turn 15 in a few weeks and live in WA and the whole state has labor laws where I have to be 16 but I really want to get a dirt bike this summer. It’s hard to find a job and everbody mows there own lawns! What should I do? How do I tell the difference between a real site that will pay for suveys and a fake one? Is it possible to make 3000 in 15 weeks?

  22. alexa

    I want to make a job out of website design and video editing and im only 14 but i was thinking for barmitzvahs and weddings and stuff for the videos but im not sure how to start with webpage design jobs and who to ask because most jobs have websites now.

  23. Amy

    Hey,
    I was just wondering how people make money from blogging becuase I’m 15 and would love to try it! Also, do you know how to create myspace backgrounds? I think I would really like that!

    Thanks

  24. narit

    i think anyone should help your parents do business and than get money from them so it is a way that you can save more money and experience!!!!!!!!!

  25. Tom

    Do you have any idea of any safe survey sites..by safe I mean that the site won’t give me any viruses and stuff like that.

  26. Keith

    Thanks for the info for some reason ever since i was a kid i wanted a job now i have some ideas = )

  27. Susan

    Hi,

    I’m a teen who’s really interested into doing this stuff- but what should I do about taxes? Many websites are only 18+, as well. 🙁 But mostly, my biggest hurdle has been taxes. I would be extremely grateful for any help, thank you!

  28. Carol Topp, CPA

    Susan,
    Teenagers need to know about the tax implications of their self-employment, so I launched http://TeensAndTaxes.com to help them out.
    Start reading the articles there. It should answer most of your questions. If not, drop me an email from the contact page on http://TeensandTaxes.com
    Carol Topp, CPA

    • Mary (teen)

      Hey, I appreciate that you made a whole site for teens like me to learn about taxes on our summer jobs. For teens like me who can’t buy you’re ebook thing, I looked up the details. Basically, according to http://www.bankrate.com/finance/taxes/teen-jobs-and-tax-issues-1.aspx, a teen that is depending on a tax-payer (like a parent or guardian) can make up to $5,950 without oweing taxes. Another tip from that article was to make sure your employer (if you have one) classifys you as the correct worker. If you get classified as a contractor you owe self employment fees or something similar. Thanks for reading this and I hope it helps,
      Mary

  29. the cash doc

    “Great list! I especially like the tutoring stuff. I’m good at Math that’s why I tutored once for my godparent’s 8th grader. I had fun with the her and her mum cooks the most delicious brownies. I don’t think I can donate a plasma or be a human guinea pig. But maybe you should add herb and vegetable planting. This job doesn’t require too many technicalities and is so far the easiest thing to do. There’s a method called square foot gardening for those who don’t have big spaces. It’s so simple to do and gardening in small boxes requires small maintenance. There is plenty of information on the web about how to do so. Once you get growing you can even sell your fresh produce to your neighbours at a cheaper price, and earn some fast money in the process . P.S. I also would want to partake in an online survey. Some people recommended Cash Crate but I’m also curious about what happened to you?

  30. Data Center

    these could be the most important and genuiene ways to produce a good amount of money to work on and these works very genuinely and people earn lot of money through this.

  31. Bradyn

    Wow ths helped a lot. I’m only 15 and I can see myself doing a couple of these jobs. Thanks much!

  32. UnicHost-Rajesh

    Just wondering… how much time did you spend just for this post. It’s very useful and some of the ideas are really out of the box.

  33. Summy

    thank you for this 🙂 I’m a teenager lol & I do motocross & I need new stuff & my parents said I have to buy it by myself! thank you again!

  34. arizona dentist

    These are all very good ways for teens to make money. When I was a teen I did a few of these. I worked random jobs on craigslist, yard sales, sold plasma, and did basically anything I could do legally of course to make money. I have done at least 7 of these ideas you posted.

  35. Ms C Lea

    I’ve had pretty good luck with various survey/incentive websites.
    Some of the best for this are cash crate,
    and amazon mechanical turk.
    it’s not a lot but it adds up.
    another good idea is collect cans and recycle them at .5 each

  36. Additional Income From Home

    Wow… this is a really great list for anyone who is looking for ways to make extra money. Thank you for taking the time to put together this list and sharing it with us! I will definitely put some of these ideas to use.

  37. lauren

    HELP!! im 15 and strapped for cash im trying to help some friends have a better christmas but at the moment i only have two dollars to my name i totaled it up to about 70 dollars for the cost of every thing any ideas for jobs i could do in a small town?

  38. Dominique

    Thanks for these awesome tips. Honestly, this is a great list. The internet needed something like this. Thank you for giving me ways to pay for college.

  39. Ms Annie

    Thanks! My students are always interested in earning a good, legal income and I can’t wait to expose them to your site. Thanks!

  40. Inniel

    I like your tips

  41. Amanda

    I am going to be 16 in 13 days and this list is sooo much help! Thank You soooooooooooooooooooo much!!

  42. Nathan

    I can see myself doing a few of these jobs. This list has gotten me thinking about some ideas for jobs. The only problem is that the jobs that the websites interest me have an 18+ rule, which isn’t that great seeing as I’m only 15. That seems to happen alot…

  43. chelsea

    Can someone help. I need a job or at least a hobbie to do at home, i need to make $400 in about 2 weeks. I’m 15 so i can’t work yet. If anyone has any suggestions please e-mail me! ooh & btw i can’t mow any lawns cause everyone who lives close by dosn’t have any lawn at all. So if there is any suggestions whatsoever please feel free to e-mail me. thanks!

    • Olivia

      Chelsea-
      Try GigWalk if you have an iPod, iPad, or iPhone. I have tried it, and it does work! For example, one listing is to take 10 pictures of a motorcycle dealership, and you get paid 30 dollars.

  44. Sharon

    I think your list for teens is great. I have two teens, and will send them a link to your page. I also liked the comment from TheMoneyMan-Leo on January 1 about making postcards and then your own mailing list of neighbors.
    I’ve found a completely free way to earn money online, and anyone over 13 can do it. It has just launched and has a lot of potential. Check out a 2 minute video for users at http://www.varolo.com/village/newmoney
    I don’t have lots of spare time, and this only takes 10 minutes a day.

  45. Nick

    You have some great ideas here, they just need to pick a couple out and take some action. The way social media is growing , Facebook, Myspace and Twitter knowledge could be a goldmine for them. There are of course other options and building a simple affiliate site could earn them some extra. Pick a hobby or passion and go with that.

  46. Hannah

    A very helpful selection, thank you!

  47. Brittany

    Is There Anyway A 17 Year Old Can Make Money Online Legally Without Selling Possesions? Please Notify Me If You Can Find A Way 🙂

  48. Sharon

    Yes, Brittany, there is a way for a 17 year old to make money online without selling anything. My daughter is 17, my son is 15, and they are making money online at http://www.varolo.com/village/newmoney
    Anyone over 13 can do it, and it’s easy and takes about 10 minutes a day. There’s nothing to buy, no inventory to stack in the garage, no starter kit to purchase–it’s completely free. Good luck!

  49. Brittany

    I have made an account on varolo and my friends think im spamming them because im trying to get them to join because i need a village to make money. ik i sound desperate and well ill admit it i am i need more people to join because im not making any with two other people. The site is hard to figure out is there a way i can become a part of someone elses village? And i need the money for my prom this year because moneys really tight plus my moms struggling and can’t really afford to have me in the house for much longer because im a senior in high school. Sorry about the ranting lol

  50. Kyle M

    Dude, I love you! Thank a bunch, I’m going to start doing the teen cash machine program since i happen to be quite good with computers. Thanks for guiding me where to go, you rock.

  51. S.

    hi, im 12 gonna be 13 soon.. and im not sure which of these i should do! My parents are poor and i dont live by a lot of people who have dogs or kids i could babysit. Help?

    • Samantha

      most of these site you have to be older then 18, so thus you couldn’t do any of them unless in your parents name, also you would need their credit card or pay pal account, which i don’t think any parent would let their kid have that account, best advice i can tell you is to try working in lawn care, good for you wanted to start working young, i know how hard it can be living in a small town with poor parents, mabye ask around for idea, beware of the net though, net jobs are mostly scams and they onces that aren’t you mostly have to be 18, mabye if you don’t need a permit in your town sell cookies, or your old toys in a yard sale. cleaning jobs, are good. good luck, i know what it like being you, work hard

  52. This guide is excellent.

    I remember my first job was a junk mail delivery boy when I was about 12. Didn’t pay much at all – didn’t enjoy it much at all either. I then went on to working in a retail shop as a shop assistant, moved onto a joinery shop, and then finally I was doing painting part time by the time I got to university (full time during the holidays).

    It’s amazing the opportunities that exist now for kids with the internet. Just about everything in the list above is related to earning money online, heck if I was only 12 years old again ;-0.

  53. Ginger

    How much would you charge to build a website? My first guess is 10 bucks-right?

  54. The post provides a great list of opportunities to help teens who want to learn how to make money. Making money online is challenging at best, but some teens seem to have a knack for working with the computer. One young family member has gone beyond Facebook into blogging about her passion for animals. Another wants to sell things on eBay.

    The post is an excellent resource.

  55. blake

    OH and dont forget to use the method that CAROL TOPP is using, CLICK BANK 🙂 he gets paid as an affiliate and anyone can do it and the lump sum of cash you accumulate over time with be rewarding. the effort you put in is how well you do.

  56. Alex

    Great article!
    The only thing was that most of the article/freelance writing is only for people over the age 18. (Which I am not.) I was highly dissapointed, but will keep it in the back of my head for when I might need it in the future!
    Thanks so much!

  57. Raven

    Bob,

    I especially like suggestion 15. Blogging for money is a great way for any teen to get started earing some extra money online. Blogger and WordPress are great free sites to get started on.

  58. natemac97

    Ginger, you can charge easily up to 80 dollars on an average website construction service. Seperately, many post of being too you to complete some offers try squishycash, I’m fourteen myself and am finding it an excellent source of side income. Also for those 14 and up in my state you can ref for soccer games and get about fifty dollars each games.

  59. Imran

    Awesome list. Definitely skip #9.

  60. alex

    hey its good to have at your teen age you know but sometime its difficult finding what kind of business to do. this site helps teens like me to know what to do. Thanks

  61. Natasha

    Hey there I am a college student as well. I always hera about them but wonder if they are legitimate?! It is great that you have found some REAL ones can you email me a list please! thanks!!!!!!!!

  62. Tabitha

    This was sorta helpful, but i have 1 comment… who in the world would tell teens to sell plasma for some quick cash. There is no way a parent would even allow their child to sell any part of their body just to hang out with friends or buy something. You have to either be stupid or crazy to even recommend that!

    • maiken

      plasma isnt part of your body really its blood. which you pump lots of every second 😛 plus it pays really good. my sister has a special blood type (its o double negative or something like that. i have no idea. but its a special blood that newborn babies need or something and it pays A LOT) and she donates like three times a year or something

    • Hailley

      Exactly no one would ever sell their plasma for quick cash and not being mean but im not selling a body part to hang out with friends…like you said

    • jadblo

      I did for many years sell blood plasma.

  63. Ruschel Ernacio

    Odesk is really a nice and trusted site for those who wants to work as part time or full time freelancer. There are lots of jobs in the site like designs, blog and article writing, virtual assisting, data entry and many more. I am a freelancer for over 4 years, I did start working at Odesk at my first year in college and I love it in payday because I have additional money for my allowance and other projects. Now, I am still writing articles and doing SEO works and I love it!

  64. Clay

    I love your list but I have one question. What programs or websites should I use to build websites for other people?

  65. Guest

    Selling plasma, in my opinion, frankly isn’t worth it. Left visible scarring and you have to buy expensives to build it back up again. You’re better off housecleaning. 🙂

    • Samantha

      also don’t you have to be a certain weight and age to do sell blood, i don’t think a 13 year old would be able to do anything on this site, most you need pay-pal accounts for, kids just house clean, babysit, or mow lawns, it doesn’t pay much but so few kids work now-a-days so people will need you more, also may pay more since your the only kid in town working,
      be polite, do extra work free of charge when babysitting ask if you can do the dishes or something else for them, being nice pays off

    • EVE

      I am actually 12 and planning to sell some of my photography at my dad’s work 🙂

  66. Joshuarickz

    Hello, I am searching for the ways to earn money over the internet and I have yours link. It is good and has much information for me and many others like me. I hope they will also get help from this blog.
    Thank you so much for this effort.

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