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Online Jobs for Teenagers

Rujuta Borkar
Want to do your schooling and earn some extra money on the side? Why not try for some online jobs for teenagers? The following sections will provide you with some great options.
So here's the deal -- you have your school to attend, basketball practice, the regular movie jaunts, and other similar activities.
Does that leave you with any time whatsoever to take up a regular job? No, it does not. That's why you try to squeeze in a part-time job whenever you can. But, it's not always possible.
So there are some weeks when you can't afford to give that time and have to go without the extra cash -- which is not exactly the most ideal situation.

Get ready to make money from the comfort of your own home.

Easy Jobs for Teenagers

Online jobs are a great option because they allow one to work from the comfort of their own home, and in most cases there is no restriction of specific work timings either. So one can comfortably pick and choose assignments according to their liking and choice, and balance them well with school work or other chores.

Taking Surveys

You won't imagine the amount of survey jobs that are available online. Most companies conduct surveys frequently for different purposes and they need people to complete these surveys for them.
Completing surveys is a great way to make money on the side. All you need to do is complete a quota of surveys everyday and you'll be paid (quite well, may I add). The nature of the surveys and their paying standards will vary from one company to the other.
This will be based on the company policies and the size of that company. But the amount of money one can earn from conducting surveys is not bad at all. Add to that the fact that it does not require putting in a lot of efforts and you have a great opportunity to tap into.
Most jobs are quite flexible, in the sense that all you need to do is complete the survey quota at a time that is convenient for you and you'll be paid.

Writing for Sites

Can you write well? Perfect. Use that skill to get an online job in freelance writing. And when companies or individuals who need something written, register on the same site and go through your sample work, they can approach you to write for them.
For every article that you write, you need to pay the site a portion of the money you earn. And since this is solely assignment based, you can choose what you wish to write on.
Also, since it is freelance writing, you are not tied down to it and can make a choice regarding how much work you want to take up. There are also several creative writing jobs online that are available quite easily.

Editing Thesis/Proofreading

This is a great job if you have great grammar and are good at proofreading. There are several companies that hire teens for editing material. What is this material exactly? It could range from thesis papers or medical journals to research papers.
All you need to do is edit and proofread the material and mail it back. This is quite an interesting job to take up because not only are you earning money, but are also getting a lot of knowledge from the varied subjects that you're reading up on.

Graphic Designing

Graphic designing for websites is an option that is tapped in by several teens. Most technology-savvy teens of today know their way around several design and software programs.
Plus, doing a related course in web designing gives you an added advantage. There are several companies that are constantly looking to revamp their website, or there are new websites that are being launched everyday.
These are looking to hire graphic and web designers. If you're good at what you do and are not charging as much as what professional companies do, you can earn a decent amount of money through the same.

Teaching Online

Online tutoring jobs have gotten a high demand in the recent times. The set up might take some time to get used to, given the fact that it is not the routine classroom situation, but it's really quite a good job. The nature of this job involves outsourcing tuition for different subjects.
For example, say there's a student in a particular state who is weak at math and he needs help. He opts for an online program in math, through which he essentially hires a tutor online, and lessons are conducted like a video call with his tutor.
The entire set up is put in place with the essential software and web-cams for teaching, consultation and the like. This is quite a well paying job.

Uploading Videos on YouTube

Yes, yes. It is possible to make money on YouTube. If you're a teen of today, then you are net savvy. Period. So why not use that skill to earn some money? Here's how it works on YouTube -- you upload videos which will get potential hits.
Research has found that videos which have a lot of humor in them or are based on the 'How To' format will generate the maximum page hits. When you get a considerable amount of these hits, and have posted videos on varied subjects, you can request for a partnership with YouTube.
They'll review your hits history and the range of subjects you have covered, and if it complies with their expectation, will grant you the same. Once that happens, they pay you for every hit on your video.
Some people even go in for video blogging. Which is pretty awesome. So you're doing what you're a natural at, and getting paid for having fun. Doesn't get better than that, does it?

Selling on eBay (or Other Related Sites)

This has come about to be one of the best ways to earn money online. And even though it is not a job per se, it is still one of the best ways to earn money through the web. All you do is sell off your old things -- anything that you don't use anymore and don't mind parting with.
The most convenient factor in this deal is that you can sell something when you need to. Great way of earning money and getting rid of junk.


Blogging is not just a 'Dear diary' set up, in fact, it is much more than that. It has come to be a very lucrative way of earning money.
Of the varied types of blogs, travel blogs are some of the most interesting pieces to write on, and some of the most likely formats to earn money for.
How? Let's suppose that you write a blog on a particular destination, talking about its varied aspects (hotels, attractions, routes to take); after which, there will be varied sites that will place ads that are related to the destination you've written about on your site.
For every hit on their ad, they will pay you a portion of the money. These ads could deal with online booking for hotels, transport options or something similar.
Another way to earn money through this set up is to take up writing product reviews for varied products. There are several companies that pay good money for people to try varied products and then blog about it; they then feature the reviews of these varied products.
How can teens make money online? This is how! These online jobs for teenagers are right there for the taking. So get to them pronto and let the cash start flowing in.