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5 Ways for Teens to Make Money Online

Jul 3, 2008
There are tons of different ways for teens to make money, the challenge is finding the method that suits you the best. Many young and even experienced entrepreneurs simply don't realize that success often has a direct relationship to knowledge and enjoyment, in other words, if you enjoy doing something and have a fair amount of knowledge on the subject you are more likely to make money doing it.

You may not even realize it but being a teen entrepreneur actually has its advantages. Think about many of the very profitable sites online these days, lets take MySpace for example. MySpace is extremely popular around the world, they make a fortune and the site has been built with young people in mind, everything about the social community screams teenager, from the flashy colors to the functions many of you have grown to love. Now, who do you think would know the most about what teens want out of a website, I would put my money on other teens. Being a teen yourself gives you the advantage of knowing what other teens want, you know the popular music and whats in style and you can build a site that caters to those people, that alone is a tremendous advantage over other "older" webmasters.

Every entrepreneur, young and old, has to have a foundation to build their ideas on and that is exactly what this article is meant to be, a foundation. You can use any of the ideas in this article just as they are, or you can stretch your imagination and call on your creativity to build on these ideas and make them even bigger and better than anyone else has done. So just how many ways for teens to make money are out there, its limited only to how many you can come up with, maybe its time to let your imagination out of the box, here are 5 ideas to get you started:

1. Building and Managing Websites - New webmasters are popping up all over the place. People whom have never imagined running websites are quitting their day jobs and making money online and there are so many more opportunities floating around, just waiting to be snatched up by you.

2. Blogging - One of my favorite ways to make money online is blogging. There are a couple of options here, you can opt to create an authority blog on your favorite subject and sell advertising space as popularity grows or you can build niche blogs and use cpc advertising to make money from search traffic. Both have their benefits and both methods can be very profitable, which one suits you best?

3. Virtual Assistant - Lets face it, most teenagers are more experienced online than some of the older guys that have used the Internet for a longer period of time, that give you an edge up in the world of virtual assisting. Virtual assistants tend to do a little of everything for webmasters and you can find these opportunities in webmaster forums and freelance work exchanges.

4. Affiliate Marketing - Affiliate marketing is a great way for teens to make money, because its easy once you learn the ropes, its highly profitable and usually requires less time than say, starting an authority blog or website. Stay away from the ebooks and other schemes, try learning in the forums and from the best marketers to avoid the hype or junk.

5. Freelance Work - Freelance writing, freelance web design and other freelance opportunities pay the bills for many online entrepreneurs and age seems to be no boundary in this field.

Have you started to see some of the possibilities available to you? As I mentioned above, the secret is using your creativity to build on ideas and create something new and exciting that people haven't seen yet. Hope you enjoy!
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J.Donnovan provides more ways for teens to make money along with information to better your life on her website.
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