How to Make Money as a Teenager

Hey guys! Happy šŸŖ day. Today I’m going to share some of my ideas for making money as a teen! I know it’s hard to find money to purchase things that our parents won’t buy for us, like Starbucks, clothes, an iPhone (if you’re anything like me).šŸ˜†Ā  I hope these ideas give you some inspiration!

1. Dogsitting

I love animals, so this is something I really enjoy doing! My neighbors recently went out of town for 9 days and I watched their pups for them. A little heads up – dogsitting isn’t easy, especially for younger, more active dogs. It can be very time consuming. However, it tends to pay well and you get to play with cute puppies!

2. Selling Clothes Online

I personally haven’t done this, but I have a lot of friends that have been successful with selling their clothes online! There are apps such as Poshmark or Depop that you can list your items on, or you can just start another insta account as a virtual “closet”. Don’t overcharge for your clothes, though. Nobody is going to pay $15 for a beat up pair of flip-flops.

3. Babysitting

If you love kids, ask some friends or family if they’re looking for a babysitter! It helps to have some experience prior to babysitting on your own, and both the parents and yourself will feel more comfortable with leaving the kids in your care. This is something that I personally love to do and would do it more often if I could.

4. Selling Art

If you’re good at art, you can try selling it online or to friends. Society6 and Etsy both make it easy to sell your creations online – I’ve never tried them but know several people that have been successful with it.

5. Photography

This is something that I’ve been doing for a few years now and I absolutely love it. If you’re good at photography, offer your skills to your community to take portraits or shoot events. Be sure to keep your prices relative to your experience, and be up front with your potential employers about your skill level. Don’t overcharge, but don’t sell yourself short either! If you’re good at what you do, people should pay more for that. There’s some helpful charts about pricing on Pinterest if you need a good reference point.

Those are five of my ideas for making money as a teenager! If you’d like to see more, be sure to like this post and subscribe to get my posts in your inbox. Have a wonderful rest of the week!