Guest Post from Serpil at Survey Bee.
Are you a teen in need of some extra money for the holidays? Or perhaps, you have a teen that’s not even trying to babysit the neighbor’s kids! If this is you, keep reading.
As the holiday season is approaching, many high school and college students find themselves struggling for extra money. It is that time of the year when we are all, especially teenagers, in need of extra cash for travel, gifts or just for spending money. Whatever the reasons are, your wallet definitely needs refilling.
Unfortunately though, finding a decent job can be a real struggle for teenagers as the job market is extremely competitive and it requires lots of effort and skills. There are luckily plenty of other ways of picking up some extra cash, even without leaving the comfort of your home.
One way is to try online (legit) jobs. Many of them are real jobs and oftentimes require no/little skills. This guide lists some of the options you might want to consider for making money. If you start now, you can easily pile up little extra cash for the holiday.
1) Use your computer skills
Being raised in the digital age, most teenagers master the essential computer skills, which can be used to find an online job. If you know or have experience with any programming language, then you can start programming as a freelancer.
Freelancing is one of the most popular ways of making money online. All you need to do is to find your niche and start generating what is required from you. It provides a rich variety of projects that range from programming to designing. Aside from that, you can also use your language skills to translate texts, which is in high demand. Some recommended sites are Elance, Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer, Guru, and PeoplePerHour.
The best part about freelancing is that you do not have to work only for a company. Instead, you can work for different companies and clients simultaneously and can combine your skills while doing that.
2) Sign up for online surveys
One popular way of making extra money comes in the form of online surveys. If you are willing to spend a bit of your time, online surveys might be the thing for you. It is an amazing way for teenagers since no special skill is required. In some cases though, survey panels might ask for age limitations depending on the type of questions.
Surveys usually take between 5 to 30 minutes to complete and typically pay a small amount. The key is to know that you won’t make huge amounts of money. However, if you sign up for more than one survey, then it can easily add up enough to buy gifts for the holiday. You can try out several trusted sites such as Teen Eyes, My Survey, Survey Spot, and Cash Crate.
3) Sell your crafts
You do not have to have computer skills to start earning money online. If you have other skills or interests, such as crafting, then you are covered.
Crafting has become quite popular lately especially among teenagers. Creating handmade jewelry, accessories or other items is quite appealing firstly because it is cheap and secondly it allows teenagers to express themselves in a creative way.
So, if you have flair for crafting then you should definitely consider making money out of that. Everybody loves handmade stuff. But even more, everybody loves to give them as gifts. Thus, holiday times create great opportunities to start selling your handmade crafting. If you need some inspiration, Pinterest is the place to find it.
Here are five places that are great for making money selling your crafts:
4) Make Reviews
There are so many companies out there dying to know what their customers think about their products. And to know that, they usually create small market researches.
The tasks do not require much and you do not necessarily have to eat or try something on. It also involves some other types of reviews, which teens will love to do, such as books, apps or games. All will be done from home via your computer.
Oftentimes tough, you are required to write at least 200-250 words long reviews. If you are a speedy writer, this should be a piece of cake. Some recommended sites you can check are Review Me, Vindale Research, and Shared Reviews.
5) Use your writing skills
Do you know how to entertain people while informing them? Can you accomplish that only by writing? Then you should consider creating articles and content for magazines. It is not only a profitable way of writing but is also fun.
However, writing an article will definitely require time and a good solid work, especially if you want your article to be published in a trendy magazine. But your good work will eventually pay off!
Writing for magazines is not the only option you have. You can also use your excellent writing skills for generating content as a blogger. All you need to do is to find clients and start writing for their websites.
Don’t forget check out Survey Bee for more ways to make money taking online surveys from home.
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