My Instagram followers have been asking me whether there are any side hustles for teens, so I decided to research this since I am in my 30s and not up-to-date! There are several different areas to choose from, depending on your interest.
Whether young people should work depends on various factors, including personal and financial goals, family circumstances, and educational plans. However, here are some reasons why working can be beneficial for young people:
- Financial independence: Earning an income can help young people establish financial independence and gain a sense of responsibility.
- Work experience: Working can provide valuable experience and develop skills that are transferable to future jobs.
- Career exploration: A part-time job or internship can help young people explore different career paths and find their passions.
- Networking opportunities: Working can also provide an opportunity to meet new people and build a professional network.
- Personal development: Working can help young people develop important life skills, such as time management, teamwork, and communication.
Here are some side hustles for teens I have found –
Offer your skills
Great for marketing, design, coding & business with certificates to advance your career. There are lots of courses in SEO and Instagram to grow your online presence.
Collector and Trader
If you are willing to research to find out what some niche items are worth, you can start trying to find them in places where people underprice them, and then sell them to collectors for profit. You can even use collections you already have from your childhood
Do you have a knack for technology and electronics? You can resell used electronics you buy on eBay or FBM at a profit by wiping them back to factory settings, replacing any dated parts, and then reselling them for a profit.
Rather than creating for yourself, start creating for others! Businesses need help with graphics all the time for their products, marketing, blog posts, and websites. Start with local businesses and then look into sites such as Fiverr and Upwork as a place to advertise your services.
Surveys and market research
There are tons of apps that you can sign up for. Check out my blog to see if there are any age restrictions; in most cases, you can cash out using PayPal or vouchers, so you don’t need a bank account!
Sell Your Old Things
Take some pictures, write a detailed description and post the items for sale online on places like Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Vinted or Gumtree
To get paid by YouTube, you need 1,000 subscribers and 10,000 hours of public viewing. Choose a topic that interests you and create a routine that includes recording videos regularly! There are so many tips online to get you started!
Social media engager/manager
Ask local companies (especially those without much social media presence) if they would like help managing their profiles. You have nothing to lose by trying, and I am sure they would be willing to give it a chance.
Side Hustles For Teens
The experience of working can be valuable for teenagers, but it is important to consider the potential advantages and disadvantages based on each individual’s goals and circumstances. I tried quite a few of these growing up, and they helped shape my personality, got me through my driving lessons, and my confidence grew massively.
If you have any further suggestions, you are more than welcome to comment below with your ideas!
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