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10 Practical Ways To Make Money As A Teenager Without A Job

by Lily Morgen
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As a teenager, do you want to make extra money and at the same time concentrate on your studies? You are not alone. Most teenagers would want to find methods to make some pocket money without having to get a part-time job. 

Here are 10 practical ideas that can help you make money as a teenager without a job:

1. Tutoring

As a high school student, if you’re excellent in a certain subject, you can offer your services as a tutor to elementary and middle school students. You can charge per hour by face to face.

Or if you’re creative, you can also record videos about your teaching content and upload them to your own website or a third-party website. When students want to watch your videos, they’ll pay you then you give them an account to login in to see your videos. You can enlarge your business in this way as you just need to provide accounts.

2. Babysitting

To be a successful babysitter, you must be trustworthy, responsible, patient, caring, and know how to entertain children.

If you have these qualities, then babysitting may be the perfect job for you. Here are a few tips on how to get started:

  • 1. Talk to your parents and see if they know any families that are looking for a babysitter. If they don’t, ask around your neighborhood or post flyers in nearby businesses.
  • 2. Once you find a family that you think you would be a good fit for, set up a meeting with them to introduce yourself and see if they have any questions for you.
  • 3. Be prepared to answer any questions they may have about your experience, qualifications, and availability.
  • 4. Once you’ve landed the job, be sure to show up on time and be professional. This will help you build a good reputation as a babysitter and make it more likely that families will want to hire you again in the future.

Babysitting is a great way to earn some extra money, and it can be really rewarding to know that you’re helping out a family and making a difference in the lives of children.

3. Pet Sitting

If you love animals and don’t mind getting a little dirty, then pet sitting might be a good way for you to make some extra money without a job. 

As a pet sitter, you will provide care for people’s pets while they are away from home. This can include feeding, walking, and playing with the animals. You will need to be responsible and have a lot of patience, but if you love animals, then pet sitting can be a great way to make money.

You first need to register on a pet sitting website or app in order to begin. You can start applying for pet sitting jobs in your region once you’ve made your profile. 

When you are hired for a job, make sure to arrive on time and treat the animal with care. You’ll probably be invited to pet sit again by the same pet owner in the future if you perform a good job.

4. Virtual Assistant

Becoming a virtual assistant may be also a solution for you to consider. Virtual assistants provide online support to businesses and entrepreneurs, and there is always a demand for qualified individuals to fill this role.

There are many different tasks that a virtual assistant can perform, such as customer service, social media management, content writing, proofreading, and email marketing. As a teenager, you likely have the skills and qualifications needed to be a successful virtual assistant. 

One of the great things about working as a virtual assistant is that you can usually set your own hours and work around your school schedule. This makes it an ideal way to make money as a teenager without having a job.

If you’re interested in becoming a virtual assistant, then there are a few things you need to do in order to get started.

You need to create a resume that highlights your skills and experience. Be sure to include any relevant coursework or extracurricular activities that demonstrate your ability to perform the tasks required of a virtual assistant. 

You need to look for online virtual assistant positions. There are several websites that list remote jobs, and you can also get in touch with them directly to find out about openings.

When you’ve identified a few possible positions, it’s time to begin applying. Make sure to customize your resume, and proposal for each position by laying out your qualifications and what you can provide to the organization.

If you’re selected for an interview, be sure to prepare in advance and dress professionally. Virtual assistant positions can be very rewarding, both financially and in terms of the experience you gain. 

5. Social Media Influencer

You can spend your time on your mobile, like other teenagers. However, instead of wasting time like others, you can make money out of it.

You can try to become a social media influencer. You can do this by posting interesting content on your social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tiktok. You can also create videos and upload them to YouTube about topics that you are passionate about.

Once you have built up large enough followers, brands will ask you to post about their products or services on your social media platforms. They’ll pay you a fee for each post or sponsored video. The more followers you have, the more money you can make.

You can also make money by displaying ads in your YouTube videos. Once you have a certain number of subscribers and watch hours, you can apply to be a YouTube Partner

Once your application is accepted, you can enable AdSense for your channel, which will allow you to make money from your viewers when they click the ads while watching your videos.

6. Freelance Writing

If you have a passion for writing, you can start making money out of it even as a teenager. You can find freelance writing jobs on Problogger, Fiverr, and Upwork. You can sign up for these freelancing platforms and search for freelance writing jobs on them.

You can write general topics (any topics) or niche-specific articles (such as technology, beauty, fashion, etc.).

We recommend niche-specific articles better because you can show off your knowledge and expertise in a particular area, which will make you more attractive to clients.

7. Blogging

You can also start by writing articles about topics you are passionate about and then monetizing your blog through affiliate marketing, display ads, or selling digital products like e-books and courses. 

This model of business is based on your traffic metric, only you can apply these platforms when you have traffic. 

It may be hard at the beginning to get organic traffic from Google, but if you consistently write quality content, you have a great chance to get organic traffic.

8. Yard Work

If you live in a house with a yard, chances are your neighbors are always looking for someone to mow the lawn or do some landscaping. This is actually a great way to make money as a teenager without a job. 

You can usually negotiate an hourly rate with your neighbor, and if you do a good job, they will be happy to give you regular work.

9. Deliver Food

Covid has changed a lot of things about the way we live and work. One of the big changes is the way that many people are now working from home. Some of them want to eat at home but they don’t cook.

This means that there are a lot more people who are looking for food delivery services. If you are a teenager who would like to deliver food in your leisure time, this can be a great way to make some extra money. You can sign up with a food delivery service like Uber Eats or DoorDash and start earning money right away.

10. Sell Products Online

You can sell just about anything online (such as Amazon, and Etsy) these days, from clothes to cosmetics to books and more. 

However, it is not easy to simply set up an online store and hope that customers will find it. If you find several sellers selling the same or similar product, it seems this product has market demand. 

If you also want to sell this product, you need to differentiate your product in some way, such as the quality, design, or uniqueness of your product.

If you cannot make your product stand out from the crowd, you’re easily going into price competition with others, which is not a good position to be in. As a teenager, you have little money to invest at the beginning.

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