Is Making Money Online Real?
Yes, you can make money online as a teenager since there are many ways to earn money from the internet now. Many people work from home and earn decent money nowadays thanks to the internet. Here are how teenagers can make money online.
1. Provide Online Service
You may not need to have background experience, but you should at least have enough skills to be monetized. Some marketplaces such as Fiverr or Amazon Mechanical Turk are two recommended sites to begin.
At Fiverr, you are the one who set the tasks you think you can complete starting at $5 per job (or they call it Gig). Most people are looking for help for making or editing graphic and design; writing, rewriting, and translating articles; producing or editing video and animation; and many other tasks.
Fiverr is available to users who are 13 years of age or older. You need to have PayPal account or Bank Account to be paid. If you are under 18 years old, you need your parents to set up an account for you.
Amazon Mechanical Turk
To join Amazon Mechanical Turk you have to be 18 years old or older. You can either receive payment to your ACH-Enabled Bank Account in U.S. dollars or an Amazon.com gift certificate.
Here is an example of the tasks (they call it HITs or Human Intelligence Tasks) on Mechanical Turk: Rewrite an article in your own words with reward $0.75 with allotted time of 3 hours. Apply for Amazon Mechanical Worker.
Skills to Provide Online Services
- Graphic & Design: logo, business card, cartoons, flyers, book covers, banner ads, infographics, presentation, invitation, photo editing
- Digital Marketing: SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, domain research, music promotion
- Writing & Translation: articles writing, copywriting, resume writing, translation, press release
- and even Game Coaching and Game Challenging
2. Be A Social Media Influencer
Social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube has huge marketing effect nowadays and many companies or advertisers use this channel to get their brand and product promoted massively.
Your account must have hundreds thousands to millions followers to get the attention of advertisers to sponsor you. If you don’t have at thousands followers you can also monetize your videos which you uploaded to YouTube. Learn more How to Monetize Your Videos on YouTube You must be at least 18 years old to join this monetization program.
3. Share Thoughts
Share your knowledge, thoughts and get paid.
Do you know that you can submit articles to certain websites and get paid if your article is well accepted and published? Try write articles for Cracked.
To avoid survey scam, you can check the survey site rating from Better Business Bureaus, if they are not accredited or get bad review, it is better not to join them.
Surveys where the respondent must pay or purchase products to join a panel are generally scams, as are sites that disappear before paying the participants. Legitimate surveys do not need credit card information from respondents. Keep in mind that you may not make a living or earn decent money only by filling in surveys.