18 Legit Ways To Make Real Cash As A Teenager (Online)
Welcome to the first part in this teen money making course where I teach you my favorite online money making methods that anyone can try.
Who are these methods going to be AMAZING for?
- People who are aged 12 + and want to start making money without judgement.
- People who are looking for a business model that they can sink their teeth into.
- People who want to start something but don’t have $$$$.
- People who want a business that can expand in to 6 figures.
All of the things I’ll talk about on this list are possible, the only thing you need to do is:
- Take action and start working.
- Experiment and test.
- Take the risk and get started.
Do them 3 things and anyone can make money with this advice.
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Way 1. – Create Your Own Money Making Blog
I’m always trying to get friends and family to start blogging because it’s one of the funnest ways to earn a passive income.
Not only do you get to write and do videos about the stuff you’re passionate about, but you can also help others out, all whilst earning cash.
Now there are many ways to cash in on a blog, but first you will need traffic so here’s some quick tips:
- Create a really amazing blog I (Oli at 101geek) will create you a fully running blog with awesome SEO if you grab one of my services)
Extra: For limited time I’m giving $25 off my blog creation service, that makes it an amazing $150 starting price, just pop your email here and you’ll get the code.
- Do basic SEO, install Yoast and watch this guide. – I also have an amazing BLOG SEO service at an incredible price, I use the same recipe on my own blogs.
- Post content daily and make your articles AWESOME (Here’s a great tutorial).
- Use Long Tail Pro to find keywords for your articles.
Do them 4 things and within a month or two you’ll be getting traffic.
But once you get traffic how do you make money?
Way 2. – Affiliate Likes:
Many websites offer you the ability to sell their products for a commission. For example if you go to amazon, sign up to their affiliate program, they will give you a special link and you will earn 6% of anything anyone buys for one month, after clicking your link.
Quick tip: Use Click Bank mixed with amazon and pick 5 basic products to promote at the start of your blog. Only pick products you’ve tried, believe in and love as it helps with the sales massively.
Way 3. – Ads:
On the side of this blog there’s an ‘adsense’ ad, now these don’t earn tons of cash, but if you’re generating nice traffic they are definitely a nice source of monthly income without doing one single thing.
You can also allow other bloggers and website owners to buy your ad space for $$ – $$$ using sites like BuySellAds and your own advertising page.
Way 4. – Email Marketing
I’m about to give you a tip that if you use you can potentially earn thousands per month (usually even more).
Most people use affiliate links and as soon as that person hits that link they’re gone forever (Byeee!).
This sucks because usually only 2 – 5% of people will buy the product after clicking it, now, this number increases to 30% once you get their email, plus you then have the ability to keep emailing them offers and other advice.
How do you do this?
Okay well the next time you’re offering a discount on YouTube or your blog, or you have a wicked affiliate product you’re ready to sell…
Do a review, how to or a list article and instead of directly linking to the affiliate, link to an email list that emails them the link…
…Example: I’m selling some gaming advice, I say “Join my mail list and I’ll instantly send you over the greatest gaming advice along with my number one favorite free to play game”.
Believe it or not that’s more tempting to click than just a boring old link.
Way 5. – Give People Coaching
Whenever I get a message from someone asking for a coaching call they usually offer me awesome amounts of money in exchange for my feedback on their ideas and my advice on SEO and marketing.
Now, I personally never except any of these offers (very rarely). This is due to me wanting to use this blog to help people for FREE. And the calls can sometimes be stiff and awkward and I feel like it can sometimes be hard to give the person exactly what they want.
But mainly if I got paid $$$ per hour to be on the phone I’d then be working on a fixed rate and that’s never fun, I’d much rather spend that hour working on something that will make me money everyday without any work…
…But for people just starting out and have advice to give I can tell you that there’s great money to be made in coaching and there’s many people who pay the fee just to make a friend and have a chat. So if you’re a talky person and have quality advice, try coaching.
Way 6. – Create A Viral YouTube Channel
First, let me answer a question I always get… Is it possible to create a YouTube channel and build subscribers still?
YES!!! In fact the YouTube community is bigger than it’s ever been with newcomer YouTubers constantly getting noticed and raising up the ranks.
I’ve failed a lot with YouTube and I’ve had some successes and this has taught me a lot.
So now you know it’s possible, how do you do it?
I’ve recently created a YouTube SEO/Marketing guide, it takes around 30 minutes to read (really quick) and it’s $12 (Pop your email here to know when it’s released). Why does it cost money? Because I want the method to keep working and by putting a small price tag on it, it keeps the method working for all the people who are really serious.
This course teaches you how to get your videos to page one on YouTube and Google (Tons of instant traffic), how to do your channel SEO (gives you tons more subscribers) and what content works and how you should create it.
With this course alone you can earn massive amounts of money using these three methods:
Way 7. – The Easy And Most Effective Way
You create viral content using other peoples videos… Have you ever seen fail army? Or the other channels out there that put together try not to laugh challenges, car stunt montages and just about any compilation that makes people go :O?
Well it’s no secret that these videos get millions of views and using the YouTube course and a basic editing program you can set up your own viral channel and start making BIG amounts of cash from the ads you’ll receive.
Way 8 – Give The People What They Want
If you’re not camera shy you can create a YouTube channel based around you.
This takes a little longer, but when done right is far more profitable in the long run.
What’s one of the big secrets?
- Create good quality content people want to see (but don’t make the content to high quality, it only wastes time and stops you from releasing videos).
Here’s an example I’ve started using of a new YouTuber who created a really simple video about a 30 day push up challenge.
Now I’ve mentioned this before but his video has nearly 1 million views, he’s a brand new YouTuber and guess what?
He didn’t get super pumped, he didn’t pay thousands for top range cameras, he didn’t spend $$$$ on marketing.
He just gave the people what they wanted.
So next time you have an awesome idea go for it, don’t waste time, just create it.
In my course I teach you about what content works and I go into more detail on how you can create content just like this guy did above.
I’ll also teach you how to do it continuously in order to stop you only having one popular video.
PS: Just check YouTube, there’s thousands of cases just like this, it’s not just a fluke and I’ve also given another example in this article.
Way 9. – Affiliate Marketing YouTube
This is where you pick a product you believe in off Click Bank or some other affiliate site, you then do a review, how to or a top ten.
You show off the product, tell people why it’s awesome and then you rank it on page one YouTube (using the course info) for the keyword (usually product name) + review.
You do this on a few different products and watch the money come in…
…Just remember to leave a link to your email list using the advice above and not directly to the product, or just do some testing and see what works best for you.
Way 10. – Answer Online Surveys
Right now I’m putting in some hours to see how profitable surveys can be and I’ll be releasing a FREE course on everything you need to know to make money with surveys in a few weeks.
Firstly, surveys are what seems to be the perfect way for teens to make money online.
When done with proper sites it’s simple, you get given a form about a website, product you’ve tried or a service (usually free) and you give them feedback and in exchange you get money.
Who Is The Best Survey Site?
It’s simple, you get paid to watch videos, play games and answer surveys.
You get paid in gift cards, but they’ve added a paypal gift card so you can get real money, super quickly.
Does it really work?
Yes, Swag Bucks is the biggest survey company I know and one of the biggest websites in the world. They’ve paid out $153,080,464 so far (taken on the day I wrote this article)
Which is the most by far I’ve seen any survey site payout. So if you’re in the mood to make money right this second go and give them a shot.
Way 11. – Set up A Real Business
The second part of this teen course is about business ideas you can try right now.
I go into more detail about blogs and YouTube again, but more importantly I talk about re-selling, social media agencies and SEO.
These are based around offering a service for cash, something that when done right is highly effective.
Now I go into all the detail you need on that article so just go over and check it out.
Way 12. – Make Money Playing Video Games
On SwagBucks there is a way to make money playing games, but I’m here to talk about something far greater than that…
…It’s a FREE gaming course I created that teaches you exactly how to make money gaming.
What methods do I teach you to make cash online with?
- Gaming On YouTube
- Streaming On Twitch
- Gaming Tournaments
- Gaming Blogs
- In-Game Selling
- Game Development
And so much more, in-fact there’s over 20 ways to make cash with games and I tell you about them all.
So if you’re an avid gamer like me be sure to check that course out.
Way 13. – Make Money Selling Game Codes To Your Friends
Games are really expensive, but I’ve found a solution. It’s called Kinguin and it’s a site that sells game codes at 80% cheaper than high street prices.
I’m talking the latest Call of Duty is already $25 :O.
I buy most of my games through Kinguin and I’ve saved hundreds of dollars.
So what I recommend you do is tell your friends you can get this game (insert name of game there) for the price on kinguin, but add $5 for yourself.
Now the game will still be over half the price cheaper than if they brought in the store, so it’s so simple to sell.
You make $5 each game, your friends get super deals, everyone’s a winner.
Way 14. – Make That Fiverr Money
We’ve all heard of Fiverr, a site that allows you to sell services for cash.
Well, Fiverr has recently changed and most of the services are no longer five dollars, this can be frustrating for people looking for bargains, but is ideal for people looking to make money.
So, now that Fiverrs got more high quality services you can make even more cash with it… How? You may ask… Here:
Logos: If you can do basic logo design, set up a fiverr service. The hardest trick is getting the first sales, but you can do that using friends, family, your own accounts and some marketing.
Then create logos for $5 basic, $15 Awesome, $30 AMAZING. Offer different features, for each and start selling.
Now logos are the first example but you can use this for anything:
- Article writing
- Voice Overs
- Advice/Site Feedback
I won’t say Fiverr is easy, and I personally prefer re-selling Fiverr gigs at a higher cost, but if you find the right niche, fiverr can be a goldmine…
The golden niche is something people want and you can do on auto-pilot.
Find this and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Way 15. – Become An Amazon Seller
One of my first sources of income when I was 12-13 was eBay and Amazon. I used to buy bulk games (20 – 30 per load) and sell them separately to game shops or more often on Amazon or eBay.
This used to earn me a great amount of money. I then got into light selling offline and I used to buy toy helicopters and sell them to people in my town, I’d get them for $11 and sell them for $30 and usually keep two for myself (big fan of remote control flying machines).
Amazon and eBay have changed a lot since this and now Amazon is one of the most powerful market places on this planet, with more than a few ways to make money on it.
So you have some options, find products you can drop ship on ‘Alibaba’ and then sell them on Amazon.com, you need to make nice thumbnails, get a few for yourself just to test them out and you’ve got to focus on getting 5 star reviews.
Now that’s the real way people drop ship, but you could start by using your own stuff, or buying stuff at discount and selling it when the time is right, etc.
Either way if you’d like to know more about this method leave me a comment and I’ll tell you a process that works.
Way 16. – Create Your Own Online Course
If you’ve been researching money making online you’ve probably seem a handful of people telling you to make your own course? Maybe you’ve heard how much money it will bring you?
I’m here to be honest, online courses can earn a huge amount of money, but it’s hard and it isn’t ever as easy as other people make out.
- First, you need to be good at something or have some advice people want.
- Second, you need to create the course and the website to put it on.
- Third, you need to know how to drive traffic that converts.
Do that and you’re most likely going to earn a lot of cash…
…Is it possible? Hell yes! Is it easy, no!
The easy part is creating the course, usually I find the only thing that gets in my way is myself during this part.
Then you have to create the site, this is relatively easy too (you can message me on ‘TheCreators.es‘ and I’ll give you a quote for creating a membership site, will be much cheaper than you’ll get elsewhere).
Now the last part is advertising, I’d use Facebook ads, Google ads, SEO and all of this would lead to an email opt-in where I give my first lesson on the course away for free.
Then I’d give them the price and the other information.
And that’s it, if you do it right you end up with a system where you put a dollar in and hopefully get 5 back.
If you want me to help you with your idea or give you some feed back head over to the contact page and send me a message 🙂
Way 17. – EBook Creation
Ebooks don’t make much cash when sold on Amazon… But when you sell an eBook on your own site as a ‘how to’ it can definitely be an effective way to earn cash.
I usually set a page up using Optimize Press create an awesome ebook for example “60 Ways To Promote Your Fiverr Gig” then I promote it on my blogs, on Facebook, other social media networks and I’ll usually use this Affiliate plugin to allow people to make commission who sell my book.
I then send it out to bloggers for free, give them an affiliate account with a great commission, say the book is $20 I’ll give them $17 per sale and then I just let the word build.
If you pick the right topic you can get welcomed on blogs as a guest to speak, get reviews written about it and even have people do the selling for you. Mess up and you get nothing.
This method is much quicker and far cheaper than creating an online course and it’s a great way to learn about marketing.
Way 18. – Social Media Growth Hacking
I get 10 messages per day asking me to setup Tumblr/Pinterest networks and I might be in the process of doing some sort of service.
But for those of you who don’t want to wait, you can setup your own Tumblr/Pinterest network and use it to promote affiliate links, blog articles and YouTube videos.
You basically pick one king blog and you make the other 19 accounts follow 100 – 200 people per day, like 10 – 100 things per day and reblog 5 – 50 things per day (all can be done automatically on TumblingJazz).
Then whenever you release content on your king blog you have the 19 tumblrs like and reblog, this is how I get thousands of followers, hundreds of thousands of notes, because by the time other people see it it’s already got 38 notes and that then encourages them to share it too.
This method still works and is ultra powerful when linked with blogs, YouTube and affiliate products.
PS: It’s the same with pinterest, just use the pinterest ninja bot.
There you have it part one in the quick teenage cash earning course. I hope you’ve enjoyed and I’ll be going into much greater detail on surveys, blogs, YouTube and all the other methods I love earning cash with. But if there’s something you would like me to talk about in more detail leave a comment and I’ll try and make it part of the course.