10 Best Online Jobs for Teenagers

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Teenagers often face some unique challenges when attempting to enter the workforce. For starters, many don't have a driver's license. This can be a huge roadblock for seeking and maintaining consistent employment. Teenagers may struggle to balance school and extra-curricular activity schedules along with a job.

Yet, some teens have reached an age at which they would like to take on more responsibility and earn their own money. One solution is for the teenager to look online for work. Teens looking for a legitimate online job should be wary of scams. The telltale ploy: demanding a financial investment before beginning to work.

Content or Blog Writer

A teenager with strong writing skills may choose among a variety of opportunities. Many media companies are willing to hire teens who exhibit the aptitude necessary to write articles for the Web. It is a considerable benefit if the teenager also has some knowledge of search engine optimisation. Bloggers are also in large demand online. These writing jobs are generally consistent and pay a competitive wage.

Blog Commenting or Forum Posting

Teens can find work doing blog commenting or forum posting online in order to build links for a web site. The job is not too difficult, but it does require some writing ability and basic knowledge of the topic on which you are commenting.

Web Designer

Teenagers with experience in designing web sites may find jobs available online through job boards which post projects for designers of all skill levels. These opportunities can be both financially lucrative and lead to invaluable work experience for the teen who is considering the field of Web or graphic design as a future career.

Social Network Advertising

A teenager can earn money through social networking. One way is to join a popular social network and acquire a large number of contacts or "friends." This will entice advertisers to buy advertising on the individual's page in order to reach a broad audience. Another option is to create videos, helpful, musical, or of any relevant nature, and post them on popular video-sharing sites. If the video becomes extremely successful and ia substantial number of people view it, this can also bring in potential advertisers.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is essentially the process of directing potential customers to advertisements. Teenagers can find a number of affiliate programs to join online. Typically, one of the biggest keys to success is creating a dynamic web site or blog, which generates a lot of traffic. Affiliate marketing often requires a considerable time commitment in order to really produce an income.

Paid Surveys

Teenagers looking to earn some relatively easy money can do paid surveys for companies looking for consumer feedback. Online surveys are usually fairly simple, and generally don't take very long to complete. These companies pay in cash, rewards or gift cards.

Online Sales

The teen who has a lot of stuff she no longer needs or uses may be able to make some cash by selling the items online. Teenagers can list things for sale on online auctions or free "garage-sale" type sites.

Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants perform a wide-range of duties from answering e-mails and scheduling appointments to conducting research. The job description really depends on the person or company you are assisting. This could be a productive opportunity for a college student looking to earn some money and gain administrative experience.