How to Make Money as a Teen: Here Are 15 of the Best Ways

You have two directions you can take when exploring opportunities to make extra cash. You can look for a part-time job that pays you by the hour or look for something more entrepreneurial. 

The middle ground of entrepreneurial vs. hourly work is gig work. Most gig work is set up where the worker is technically doing freelance work. 

Lawn and Landscaping Service

Creating a lawn care business can be an excellent opportunity to make money as a teen. The lawn care business scales up as you can buy better equipment.  

Offer Babysitting Services

Babysitting can be a great gig for making money as a teen. Most people looking for babysitting services typically look for a sitter when school is not in session. 

Pet Sitting

If you love animals, pet sitting is an excellent option for earning money as a teen. You can watch a family pet while they go on vacation and make some extra money. 

Manage Social Media Accounts

Whether this is accurate or not, this is one area of business where your age might give you a competitive advantage. 

Referee or Umpire

As you referee or ump, you will deepen your knowledge of the sport, which can translate into becoming a better athlete—getting paid while increasing your skill level and immersion in a sport is a great way to earn extra money! 

Start a Youtube Channel

Starting a youtube channel is great if you have a skill or hobby you would like to share. However, it can take a long time to gain enough traction to earn money from starting a youtube channel. 

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