They have proved again and again that they can be better than their adult counterparts in every way. They can be better than us and overtake us, yet make us feel good about being left behind.
They are our kids, who grow up fast enough to teach us things.
Computers are an integral part of a teenager’s life as internet existed when they were born. They live and breathe chatting, emailing and surfing the net.
Their opportunities online are the same as other age groups; in fact, they have more of an advantage due to all their friends being online and because of their capability of creating huge networks of friends in no time.
If you want to get your teenager started off with earning some money during their vacations or if you are a teenager looking to earn some pocket cash, there are many ways money can be made online. Let us take a look at a few:
The amount of time teenagers spend playing games online, they can earn from this passion. There are game companies that are willing to pay them for testing new games and giving feedback on the games.
There are many websites that sell products related to kids and teenagers. These websites take the help of teens to use their product and let them know if they liked it. This is the way these companies make sure the product is good for their target market. Teens enjoy doing this because they are allowed to keep the product in return for the favor.
Teenagers can join affiliate programs that sell products for the young market, such as CDs, concert tickets, clothes, movies etc. These are the things that youngsters usually shop for online. They can also sell stuff on Ebay and make money.
This is a social networking site that is a great medium for promoting products and services that teenagers are interested in. Teens can add their friends and get others to join, and build a large network of friends. Once they have a lot of friends, they can then join a good CPA network and find a program to promote, like testing products or games or anything else for that matter.
The idea is to find programs that will be liked by their friends. The links to the program will have to be posted to earn commissions from making sales or when the ads are clicked.
Teenagers will have to take care not to give out their personal information when using MySpace, as there are many unscrupulous elements looking to gather this information.
Many survey companies would like to get teenagers’ opinions and they also pay them to refer their friends to their surveys. Teenagers get the money they are looking for and the survey companies get the opinions they need.
Creating Blogs or Websites
A blog or a website can be created by literally anyone and if people find it interesting and useful, there will be hundreds of visitors. Teenagers can create a blog or a website on a topic that will be enjoyed by other teenagers and the topic can be anything from sports to games to clothes. Once there are a lot of visitors, then monetizing them becomes very easy. There can be affiliate products related to the niche, adsense or even earn money by featuring other businesses on the website or blog. A little search engine optimization using social networking sites and it is all set to take off.
We see a lot of teenagers taking up writing during their vacations. Teenagers can actually earn good money with writing, even if they only spend a few hours a day. Many webmasters like to engage the services of youngsters to get their job done, as they charge far less than the more experienced writers. If the website is targeting teenagers, their writing style will also be liked by their young visitors.
Essay writing is something that can be taken up. They can choose a hot topic, write an essay on it and submit it to sites that pay for such essays.
There are other things that teenagers can take up in the area where they live. They can find people looking to get lawn mowing, baby sitting, dog grooming etc. Alternately, they can create a websites and advertise their services.
Paid to Read Emails
There are several companies that pay for reading emails. The money they pay may not be much but the work that needs to be done is also very simple. The advertisements that are displayed need to be clicked on. The pay can be anywhere from a few cents to a few dollars per page and will be good pocket money for teenagers.
These are just a few of the many opportunities for teenagers to make money online, either part time or full time. They can work from the safety of their home and parents no longer have to worry about their teenager working late at some far off office.