Want to know how to make money online as a teen? In this post I hope to bring you a complete guide of the top method to make money online as a teen in 2018. These are the most effective and consistent ways to make money online from my 7 years of experience making money online. You will make money if you follow the plan that I am about to lay out for you and it is certainly not a scam.
Being a teen in today’s world can be a challenging thing. It is harder than ever to find a steady stream of income for yourself, since many of the once considered “high school jobs” are being filled by adults. These include cashier positions, dog walking, hamburger flippers at McDonalds….you get the drill. Due to this, many kids are relying on their parents for income at least until they go to college or get their first full time job once graduating from high school. Or they are able to babysit a few times a week or caddy in the summer to make themselves minimal income. It truly is difficult to find a way to make yourself a steady stream of income if you are not legally an adult yet.Unfortunately for many teens and college students out there, they do not realize the money making machine that is the internet. You’ve probably all seen the spammy ads on the bottom of websites, promising to make you hundreds of dollars a day for taking surveys, right? Well if thats your first impression for making money online then it can’t be a good one. Most of the opportunities that are currently present on the internet for teens to make money are in fact scams set up by people looking to make a quick buck. However, that does not mean that there are not ways to make money online. In fact, for those of you who are new to this website, Teens With Money, that I started 7 years ago when I was 16, I want you to check out my other articles to see fr youself. I was able to make nearly $6,500 from online earnings. I now have a full-time job, so this online income is added on top of my already established income from my job to give me a very solid annual income. This year I hope to make an additional $10,000 which is a lot of extra money for very little work.
So without further ado, this post will be a detailed article on how you can begin making money online as a teen or college student today.
Lets Get Started!
So I assume that you’re reading this article because you are a 15-25 year old (or possibly a stay at home mom/dad) and are looking to make yourself some legitimate money online. In this post I hope to get you started in your ventures and get you off the ground running. When I first started exploring ways to make money online as a 16 year old I tried just about every scam program that is available. There are literally hundreds of “survey” sites out there that promise you that you can make “hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month!” Let me start off by telling you that unless you have a blog with hundreds of thousands of readers a month, then you will not make thousands of dollars on survey sites. However, with hard work it is certainly possible to get there!
After 7 years there are only 3 survey sites that I count on each month and actually pay me monthly. They are:
- Survey Savvy
For a more detailed post on Google Adsense read my article, Teens Make Money Online with Google Adsense.
How Do I Get Traffic to My Website?
Probably the most difficult and most annoying part about creating a new website is not getting any traffic to reward you for your efforts. When I first started my website in 2009 there were many artificial means to ranking my website such as paying for backlinks and article marketing. However in 2016 that is no longer possible. Google has altered their search algorithms so that only legitimate websites with unique content and a strong social presence can rank well. However, that does not mean that it is not possible, this update actually helps website owners who care about their product and aren’t scammers.
The first thing that you are going to want to do is create content (write articles) that is truly unique and that people want to share. If you can create lights out articles that everyone and their mother wants to read then you will rank on Google pretty quickly. There is no magic formula to ranking high on Google and other search engines, just write quality content and you’ll be set.
The next thing that you are going to want to do is to create your website social media profiles (even if you are the best writer on the face of the earth.) Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google + and Linkedin. Every time you make a new post, share that post on your social media pages and make sure that you begin to follow people to ensure that you get a following. I also post my articles on discovery engines such as Stumble Upon and Digg.
You can also write guest posts on similar websites and link back to your website in the article via backlinks. You can view a great article that I wrote on How to Get Backlinks back in 2009. Some of these methods no longer work such as article directories, but blog commenting and blog directories still work great. However, the best way to get natural traffic is to create content that people want to share and if you can do that you will rank well on Google and you WILL make a lot of money through survey site referrals and Google Adsense!