Are you a 15 year old looking to make some extra money every month?
Are you fed up looking for part time jobs in your area but haven’t found any which pays well?
15 is the age when you are looking to start a side hustle that really pays off,
But you should keep one thing in mind that you always have to start from small because humble beginnings lead to a successful future.
Anyways you have landed here because you want to know how to make money as a 15 year old,
The good news: I have compiled a list of 12 ways to make money which include both online and offline ways to make money as a teenager.
All of these are tested and tried methods to make extra money or full time income every month.
How to make money as a 15 year old online (9 ways)
1. Start blogging (best way)
Want to make money while you sleep?
The point here is that if you want to make a full time passive income from the comfort of your living room, Start BLOGGING right away!!
Blogging is one of most profitable ways to make a full time living in 2019 and has the potential to be scaled to an unlimited level.
Did you know Huffington post was started as a blog but now it has grown into a mammoth publication making an average of more than $18 million every single month!!!
Yeah you just read that!
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2. Become an amazon affiliate
Did you know?
Amazon allows you to join them as their affiliate and promote and review their products.
Being an affiliate, you have to promote their products and for every sale generated through your affiliate link, you get a certain percentage of product price as commission.
The commission ranges from about 2% to 8% depending upon the category of product you are promoting.
Amazon’s TOS are very strict and they doesn’t allow anyone to spam affiliate links in social media groups randomly.
The best way to promote their products and get a decent number of sales is by creating a website related to particular niche and reviewing niche related products on that website.
This way you can get a large number of sales and make decent money every month.
Example of an amazon affiliate website is Digital Camera World. This websites reviews digital cameras, lenses and other photography stuff.
Do you want to make an amazon affiliate website and make money?
Check out this step by step video guide to making an amazon affiliate website,
Hope this helps!
3. Offer services on Upwork
Do you have some digital skill?
Like programming, writing, graphics designing or any other skill people are willing to pay for,
Well if you have it that’s great!
Even if you don’t have any skill, you can learn one and master it, their are online courses available for every skill you can think of!
After learning some skill, head on to Upwork.com.
Upwork (previously Odesk) is a huge freelance marketplace where you can offer your services at a decent rate.
I recommend you to check the categories section of Upwork and check whether you can provide any service from the list of services or not,
If not, you can first learn any skill of your choice and then join as a seller.
Related: How to make money as a 16 year old
4. Join Swagbucks
Swagbucks is an amazing website that allows you to make money doing tasks you normally do for free!
How cool is that!
You can make money playing games, completing surveys, installing apps, watching videos, surfing the web and much more.
They are not scam! They have paid out $100 million in rewards up till now.
The money you make on Swagbucks is in the form of SBs, with 100 SBs equaling 1 dollar.
You can’t make a living with Swagbucks but can surely make coffee money every month.
5. Sell on Etsy
Are you a creative guy?
Do you have creative designing and crafting skills?
Then what are you waiting for?
Join Etsy and start selling your art at a decent rate,
Etsy is a huge marketplace where people buy and sell crafty items,
You can sell jewelery, clothing, toys, vintage items, stickers, party decorations and much more.
Check out this case study of 22 year old who made $28,139 on Etsy.
6. Become a transcriber
Are you a native english speaker or someone who has outstanding english listening and understanding skills?
Can you easily convert an audio into written form?
If you fulfill this criteria then i have a good news for you!
You can make a full time living as a transcriber!
An average transcriber in the United States makes an average of $15.2/hour.
Initially you have to settle for less but with time as you get experienced, your rate gets increased.
Before starting off as a transcriber i recommend taking this free mini course by Transcribe Anywhere.
Also read: Online jobs for 15 year olds
7. Join Clickbank
Clickbank is a huge marketplace that is made solely for the affiliate marketers.
Some people are literally making thousands of dollars from this platform.
It is basically a digital and physical products marketplace including a vast range of digital and physical products in almost every niche.
Just like Amazon, it allows you to sign up and promote its products but the commission rate on Clickbank is far more as compared to Amazon.
It pays an average commission of 20% to 60% of the product’s price.
The best way to promote their products is by making a blog and promoting your niche relevnt products on it.
8. Start a YouTube channel
Do you know Pewdiepie?
He is a big youtuber who makes an average $12 million per year according to a report by Influencermarketinghub.
Youtube has made him a millionaire!
I quoted only his example but there are hundreds of thousands of other youtubers who are making a full time income from youtube.
They were not chosen, all of them started from 0 subsribers but due to hard work, quality content and consistency they reached heights.
The purpose of saying all this stuff is to make you people realize how much potential YouTube has and how much profitable it can be!
It’s the time!
Start a youtube channel about anything you love and start creating quality content,
Initially it would be tough but with the passage of time your hard work would pay off.
9. Sell photos on Shutterstock
Are you fond of photography?
Do you love taking photos with your smart phone or camera?
Well now you can sell these photos on Shutterstock,
Shutterstock is a huge marketplace of digital photographs and videos which allows individual contributors to join the site and start submitting their photos.
These photos are sold at $1 each and the contributor is paid from 33 to 36 cents per photo download.
33 cents is nothing but the good thing is that your photo can be downloaded unlimited number of times at same price, thus making a good amount of money.
This comes to the end of online ways to make money as a 15 year old,
Now let’s move towards offline ways,
How to make money as a 15 year old offline (4 ways)
1. Start baby sitting
Baby sitting is one of the most profitable part time job for teenagers which is often overlooked,
Instead of looking to work in restaurants and stores, go for baby sitting!
Not only it helps teens make a significant income but also help them become a punctual and organized citizen,
How much money can you make as a baby sitter?
The average hourly rate of baby sitters in the United States is about $15/hour but it can vary depending upon your experience and expertise.
The amount of money you make depends upon you whether you want to become a full time baby sitter or treat it as an extra way to make some bucks every month.
The best way to get started at a baby sitter is to start from your neighborhood and relatives,
Once you get some experience, start approaching other people with a solid portfolio or join some agency like Smart sitting.
2. Sell lemonade
Ever seen a 15 year old selling lemonade?
You must have!
Many teens try this business in summer and make a good amount of money!
Have you ever tried it?
Selling lemonade is in fact a profitable business provided you do everything right from choosing a suitable spot and making an appealing stall to not compromising on taste!
This is a great business idea but starting it without any upfront effort would ultimately turn it into an ultimate failure.
Go out, meet some sellers, learn from them, learn marketing skills and invest wisely.
Check out this Wikihow article on how can you maximize your profits selling lemonade.
3. Mow lawns for your neighbors
Yeah i know this is a boring job with no creativity!
You can make some extra money every month mowing lawns for your neighbors,
Just go door to door and ask whether they want they want their lawns to be mowed at a reasonable price?
Chances are that most of them would agree to your proposal as people normally don’t have enough time for this task.
4. Offer tuition to other teens
Do you get good grades?
Are you specifically good at a particular subject?
Why not provide tuition to other teens of your grade or your juniors,
Not only this is great way to make money as a 15 year old but it also polishes your skills.
You can offer collective tuition to multiple teens or private tuition to one or or two teens a day.
The average hourly rate of high school tutors in USA is $30 to $40 an hour however rates can vary depending upon various factors like experience, results, and expertise etc.
This comes to the end of the post on how to make money as a 15 year old.
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