16 Ways A 13 Year Old Can Make Money Online – When I was in my early teens all I could think about was earning make money online and becoming a millionaire from the comfort of my room. It turns out it’s pretty hard to earn money online and wasn’t as easy as all them sales pages and people on forums were making out. But once I learnt a few money making methods I was well on my way. To help speed up the process of you earning money online I’ve put together 16 of by far the best methods a kid can know about money-making. WARNING: You will learn how to make money by reading this list!! ;).
UPDATE: I JUST RE-DID THIS ARTICLE AND MADE IT 100X BETTER: NEW 18 WAYS FOR TEENS TO MAKE MONEY.
#1. BECOME A YOUTUBE SENSATION.
If you’re in your early teens then you’ll probably know about YouTube and hopefully you’ll understand the amount of money that can be made by something as simple as creating video content. Now most teens understand this and try their hand at becoming YouTube famous at some point in their teen life.
Why won’t you succeed?
It’s simple, if you’ve got a low attention span, then chances are you’ll give up before you get YouTube famous. I’ve spent a lot of time delivering thousands of views to certain YouTubers/YouTube videos and out of all the famous YouTubers I’ve spoken to, none of them ever gave up, even for the space of a month.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO TO EARN MONEY WITH YOUTUBE?
- Pick what you’re going to do videos about and stick with it.
- Find people who do the same sort of video and get millions of views for it.
- Copy their editing, video style and content.
- Write long descriptions on all your videos.
- Upload new content every day.
- Teach the people who watch your videos something useful.
- Read my YouTube fame eBook.
Just follow these methods for the next 6 months and you’ll start seeing a massive growth in your YouTube channel. I know a lot of you will be thinking “What six months?!?!?!?” But I promise it might seem like a long time now, but it will fly by and you’ll start creating Adsense revenue within the first month.
I’ve got loads of tips and tricks on this site that will teach you exactly how to get tons of views on YouTube. Just check out some of these articles:
- How To Get Black Hat Views on YouTube.
- How To Get Views To Get views On YouTube.
- How To USe Tumblr To Get YouTube Views.
I’ll more than happily talk you through the process of getting view on YouTube in the comments, so please leave a comment if you’re interested about making money with YouTube and I’ll do my best to guide you in the correct direction.
#2. WRITE A BLOG.
Do you enjoy writing? If you enjoy writing then you can create a blog. It doesn’t have to be about your life, it can be about gaming, makeup, fashion, tutorials, even money-making ;). It’s simple and in this day in age, you don’t even have to be able to code to have your own .com website.
HOW TO EARN MONEY:
- Start creating content every day.
- Use my how to get views on a website guide.
- Install Adsense – Guide here.
- Use affiliate networks like ShareASale, you’ll get up to 40% + for selling someone else’s product. – Guide Here.
It’s all about creating good content every day if you achieve that then within no time you’ll have a website that earns cash without any work. If you’re seriously clever then I’d recommend you do YouTube and Blogging together, that way you can access two revenue streams, making you more money than ever.
Swagbucks (Gift Link) is a site that allows you to earn cash and gift vouchers for loads of famous websites. You just have to complete surveys, watch videos, play games, check out products and look at websites. It’s the only website of its type that I’ll promote and it’s definitely something that’s worth trying.
#4. SELL STUFF ON AMAZON/EBAY.
Something that I used to do when I was around 14 was sell things that I didn’t need/want on eBay/Amazon. I also used to find bulk suppliers of stock and sell things like remote control helicopters. I bought 50 for them for $5 apiece inc shipping and then sold them on Amazon, Ebay and in real life for around $35. That’s 1500 dollars profit from a few hours of work.
Every month I’d change products, so one month it would be helicopters and then the next month it would be Nerf guns, then remote control tanks, etc. Anything that looked sellable and I could buy in bulk I’d try. It’s best to start this off with little to no investment. So maybe sell your own games, toys and electronics, then earn some cash and start investing.
#5. SELL AMAZON/EBAY PRODUCTS THE WINNER WAY.
If you’re really interested in making cash then this method is better. Sign up to Amazons/eBay’s affiliate program. This allows you to sell any product on Amazon/eBay without having to own, ship or provide them.
all you do is send customers to people’s products and then after they go through your link, anything they buy on Amazon/eBay for the next month you get a % off.
So say you send 1000 people through to Amazon to check out a new video game that’s just come out. Anything that thousand people now buy on Amazon/eBay for the next month you get a percent off.
It’s really that simple. personally, I think this is a bit too advanced for the average 13-year-old, but there’s no reason why you can start now and learn how it’s done so you can profit better in the future.
Have you ever heard of a site called Fiverr? For those of you who haven’t, it’s a site where you get paid $5 to do little tasks. These tasks can be as simple as writing, speaking, proofreading, giving advice, graphics design and doing something funny, cute or annoying.
You create something called a gig that offers your service. People really do buy these gigs and I personally have made money using Fiverr a few times in the past. I’ve even created two guides that will really help you earn big money using Fiverr.
Just read both of them guides and you’ll be well on your way to make money every day with Fiverr.
#7. SELLING GAMES AT YOUR LOCAL GAME STORE.
This method isn’t completely online, but it’s easy and you’ll have to buy your stock online. The first thing you do is work out who buys games in your town. Go to places like GameStop and CexExchange and see how much they’re buying games for and if they even buy games.You just need to find three places that buy games in your area.
Now head over to eBay and look at bulk video games. You’re looking for something like 5 to 15 video games for $30 to $60. Find as many as you can write down all the games on a piece of paper and then go into the game shops one by one and ask them how much money each of these games is worth.
After you’ve completed that task you need to head home and get back on eBay, work out how much you’ll earn from each bulk game package and buy the ones that make a $50 + profit. After you get them, rush down to the people who buy games for the best price and sell them all the games. Then just keep repeating every week and eventually, you’ll be earning $200 to $300 dollars per week.
#8. ARTICLE WRITING
Can you write articles? If you’re a good writer and want to earn some quick money you can always start article writing. Article writing is an extremely easy way to make money online and if you’re someone who enjoys writing then you’ll easily be able to outsource your work for $5 to $20 per 1000 words.
First let me say that you don’t need to be perfect at writing in order to earn money, look at me… I earn money writing articles and my grammar is pretty awful ;). You’ve just got to be able to write in English, research a subject, edit your writing and learn to be quick at typing.
I created an amazing guide that’ll teach you how to make money from start to finish with article writing. Go and check it out and learn the secrets of money-making with articles.
A quick breakdown of earning money with article writing:
- Create a Fiverr gig where you’ll write 500 words for $5
- Read the “How to get traffic to your Fiverr gig” article.
- Get Grammarly (Best Proofreading software).
- Start promoting your gig
- Prepare to start earning money with articles.
I guarantee after a month of following them steps you’ll be able to start earning a nice living online.
#9. BASIC GRAPHIC DESIGN
Can you use Photoshop to create logos? If you can use Photoshop then you can make fortunes using Fiverr.
Logo and ad banners are the highest selling gigs on Fiverr. People sell thousands of them every year and once you get good at creating logos it takes around 5 to 10 minutes to create one. Most of you won’t have any idea about logo/ad design, but if you want to learn how to create a basic graphic design then this guide it for beginners and is really easy to follow. After you’ve learnt basic text design, then just start looking at other logo/ad examples on YouTube, there are tonnes of tutorials.
Once you learn basic graphic design I also have another article that will teach you how to make even more money with graphic design. I highly recommend checking that out.
#10. SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Are you good at using Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus? Well if you think you can handle it then you can control people’s social media accounts.
Just use Fiverr and charge people $5 a month to look after their Twitter, Facebook or Google +. Your service should involve 2 status updates every day and interaction with anyone who speaks or asks questions about the profile.
Let people pay another $5 to get more status updates added, for example, 2 status updates per day $5 or 6 status updates per day $10. Just keep finding new ways to earn money every month. You can also charge people $5 to add another social media account to your monthly service. So you’ll then be posting 2 statues on both social media accounts each day.
Use Fiverr to serve your service and always be sure to live up to the things you offer.
#11. TUMBLR BLOGGING
I’ve made a few guides in the past that’ll teach you exactly how to make money using Tumblr.
Now just keep repeating the tasks above and eventually you’ll be earning 300 bucks + per week. This is one of the methods that I always talk about and I highly recommend, so be sure to give it a try to see what you think for yourself.
#12. CREATE YOUR OWN SMALL EBOOK
If you can write and have some information that people may find useful you can create an eBook. I released my first eBook on Kindle when I was 17 and even now if I promote it, it still earns cash.
Just start the eBook by thinking of something you can teach people, maybe it’s Call of Duty advice or maybe it’s Make Up advice, just find something that you’re good at explaining and then create an eBook about it. Start promoting it using my 20 ways to drive traffic article. This might seem a little advanced but if you start when you’re 13 then you’ll be amazed at how much money you can earn by the time your 20. It’s always good to start young.
Tip: Remember to always ask friends and family for help. You should always use the tools you have and people are the best kind of tools around.
#13. BECOME A GAME TESTER
Do you like playing video games? Well if you enjoy playing games then you could always start testing them for a living. There are a few sites that’ll allow you to test games for money without any education or previous experience.
The money isn’t always amazing, but as long as you’re keen and happy to work a few hours every day you’ll be able to earn a nice living.
If you want to learn how to make serious money beta testing video games then I did a full tutorial that will teach you exactly how to make real money with this method. The guide I created is a little hard to achieve, but if you’re keen and don’t mind studying I guarantee it’ll open up amazing doors in your life.
#14. REVIEWING PRODUCTS
If gaming doesn’t mean anything to you then maybe you’ll have a better time testing other products. We live in a world where you can easily earn cash every week reviewing/testing products for people. I do recommend that you get a blog using the advice given above. Then just start reviewing the products you own on the blog, build some traffic and then start asking companies in similar industries for products to review.
After you start getting products through just put a lot of effort into reviewing them and give your honest opinion. You also need to tell people your age and be sure to show loads of enthusiasm.
You can also do reviews on YouTube. Before you know it you’ll be getting loads of free products and earning money through affiliates that you promote for each product.
Tumblr method uses mylikes to earn money, but that’s not the only way my likes can earn you some quick cash this week. You can go and sign up to My likes right now and start earning money from posting links on your Facebook to your friends.
I’ve created a full guide that will teach you exactly how to make money with Mylikes, just give that video a watch and if you still don’t know how to make money with mylikes by the end of it just message me and I’ll help you out.
You can earn money with MyLikes using Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and even stumbleupon. It’s one of the quickest money-making methods on the list. So be sure to spend some time studying it.
#16. LEARN SOMETHING USEFUL
Finding what work you love to do is your most important job right now. You can earn money doing almost anything, even if you wanted to be a garbage man, you can start at the bottom and end up owning the company that manages all the garbage disposal making you a millionaire. So don’t listen to anyone who tries to get you to put your dreams in a box and hide them away.
Life becomes so much more exciting when you realise that you’ve got the power to change it in any way you see possible. Life starts on the edge of your comfort zone, so just try making life a little less comfortable every day.
So, learn as much as you can, stay focused and understand that you’re better off being the best at something small, than just okay at something big.
DON’T GIVE UP
Just study all this advice and use the comments below if you get stuck, I’ll be your mentor and teach you the easiest possible ways to earn money all you’ve got to do is ask :). Just be sure to like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter. I’m here to help, you’ve just got to ask. Thanks for reading. – 101 geek.