Contrary to popular belief, not all teenagers have an abundance of time on their hands. High school, extra-curricular activities, clubs, and social lives don’t leave a lot of time for some teenagers. Then, teenagers are faced with cutting or losing focus on some of their many commitments. So, how can you make money as a teenager?
Now that we’ve identified the problem, what are some ways to make money as a teenager? Well, most teenagers have a cell phone. While limited, there are some ways you can make money with just your cell phone. The payout for the methods below vary. As with most of the ideas presented on Easy Earned Money, what you earn depends on the time and effort you put in.
With that being said, Let’s look are some ways to make some cash. Also, If you have a car, be sure to check out the two posts below.
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1. Vocal Creator
With Vocal Creator, you have the unique ability to create content on a relatively new and growing platform. First, what is Vocal? Vocal is a platform that pays people (creators) to write stories for them. Choose a category (community) and start writing. After titling, subtitling, and picking a picture, your story goes under review and is later published. Easy right?
How You Make Money
Most importantly, Vocal rewards quality. High-quality stories get promoted by the platform. Notably, Vocal doesn’t take the rights to your work, nor do they place ads on your content. This creates the best possible environment for your readers. Finally, Vocal pays a flat rate of $3.80 per 1000 reads. As daunting as that sounds gaining thousands of readers is achievable. There’s also the chance your readers will tip you. Additionally, paying and becoming a “member” will open up more money-making opportunities.
Vocal+ is the platform’s paid version for creators. The paid feature offers a higher flat rate for creators at $6.00 per 1000 reads. Furthermore, Vocal+ gives its subscribers a special badge, lower platform processing fees on tips, and lower minimum withdrawal balances. The biggest opportunity is through Vocal+ challenges. These challenges are just writing contests with cash prizes. Depending on where you place, the prizes range from $100-$5000. All these opportunities will become available with a subscription of either $9.99 a month or $99 a year.
All transactions are handled through Stripe, a service just like PayPal. Overall, Vocal is an impressive platform with the potential to grow. It genuinely supports its creators and makes it easy to grow with them. With features like dedicated statistics for content, you’ll find it easy to work with this platform. As new features come to Vocal it’ll become more attractive and popular. You could put yourself in a great position as creator by building notoriety and a following before this platform truly explodes.
Signing up is super-easy and is a great way to make money as a teenager.
Respondent is a survey network. But before you dismiss it, let us tell you why it made this list. The main problem with surveys is, you’ll find you’re trading time for money—disproportionately. You’re often getting surveys that’ll take you an hour to complete, and only be offered 5-10 dollars. This is not the case with Respondent. For one, Respondent’s “surveys” are more like studies. Big brands and companies rely on this network to receive quality feedback on their service or product. For them, this research is priceless.
The payout for one of these studies can range from 5-1000 dollars. However, the studies can be pretty selective. Demographics, work experience, skills, and a variety of other factors will qualify you for some studies and block you from others. Either way, you can make good money with Respondent. Also, they offer $20 per referral. Meaning anytime someone signs up using a link you’ve sent, you’ll earn $20.
To sign up, all you’ll need is an email address.
Over the years, Slicethepie has evolved. Its main appeal is paying you to rate and review music! But the platform has expanded to fashion reviews and surveys. Currently, surveys offer the most in terms of money. Overall, it’s a refreshing way to make money. You’re being paid for your opinion. Whether harsh or praising, as long as it’s detailed, you’ll be paid.
When you sign up, you’ll begin with one star out of five. As you give more quality reviews, your payout will increase. It’s easy to provide quality reviews. the text-box where you rate has a progress bar at the bottom, fill that up or go beyond, and you’re done. Slicethepie has a $10 minimum withdrawal and they pay you through PayPal. Also, just like Respondent, Slicethepie has a referral program. Refer someone and when they review, you’ll earn 10% of what they earn.
Similar to Slicethepie, Worldstar will pay you to rate new music. Worldstar uses Facebook messenger to run its Curators program. There are two options, rating and reviewing submissions. Rating is quicker, but only offers two cents per submission. Reviewing requires video-recorded feedback and a quick rate and offers twenty cents per submission.
The only drawback of being a Worldstar curator is you must have $100 minimum to withdraw. Like Slicethepie, the more you rate, you’ll build a streak-multiplier which increases the rate you’re being paid. Worldstar recommends that you earn $5 a day. Sticking to that recommendation, it’ll take you 20 days to reach the minimum withdrawal balance. As long as you provide real feedback, you’ll be paid via PayPal between the 15th and 20th of every month.
4. Ready Games
Finally, you can always use your video game skills to make some extra money. Ready Games is an app that can be downloaded for ios and android devices. Simply, you compete in games for a chance to earn a cut of the offered prize. Basically, the higher you place in the leaderboards for a game, the more money you’ll make. As long as you make the leaderboards, you’ll earn something.
While it’s a little disappointing that you don’t earn the full offered prize, over-time, your earnings will add up. Ready Games pays through Paypal and there’s no minimum withdrawal balance. Well, if you’re going to waste time playing games on your phone, why not play for the chance to earn some money?
The reality is, anyone could participate in the methods above. A teenager may be more selective with what they give their attention too. High school can be stressful, so this list focused on ways that can be worked into daily lives. Additionally, all these ways to make money can be done from your phone. With the amount of time we spend on our phones, imagine how much you could make if some of that time was productive.