If you’re looking for how to make money as a 14 year old, maybe to reach a financial goal, save up to get yourself something, meet some of your needs, get a gift for your parents or siblings, or just have your own money, then this post is for you.
The good news is that there are many ways you can make money as a 14 year old. Thanks to the internet, it is now easy to make money from the comfort of your home or from anywhere you are.
Below are ways to make money as a 14 year old; both online and offline.
How To Make Money Online As A 14 Year Old
1. Do online freelance work
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Online freelance work is the best way to make money with your skills. You can sign up on popular freelance websites like Fiverr and Upwork, and state what you have to offer for money.
This can be:
- Graphics design
- Web design
- Photo and video editing
- Data entry
- Article writing, etc.
2. Start a blog
You can own a blog at 14 and it is easy to have a blog these days. You can even have a free blog or pay as little as $3.99 per month on Bluehost. Find out how to start a blog.
Here, you can share your thoughts, write your stories, or give advice to fellow teens and over time, as you grow your blog and readership, you can start earning from it by:
- Selling eBooks or products
- Affiliate marketing
- Placing ads on your blog, etc.
3. Get paid to read emails
There are online platforms that pay people to read emails. You can make between $50 to $100 per month reading emails.
You can get these kinds of jobs on websites like:
4. Get paid for taking pictures
If photography is your hobby, you can make money taking pictures and selling them on stock websites like:
So, all you have to do is to pick up your camera or phone and take great photos.
You can ask your parent or older sibling to sign up for you and submit your photos if you have not reached the age requirement.
5. Become a social media manager
If you love being on social media and interacting with people, you can make money with this hobby of yours.
Business owners and organizations are looking for social media managers who can manage their platforms and online presence for them.
Your job will be to:
- Create posts
- Reply to messages
- Grow the page, etc.
You can get social media manager jobs on websites like Fiverr and Upwork.
6. Invest your money
You can make money by investing what you already have. Acorns early is a good place to start because they allow kids less than 17 years of age to invest money under their parents’ name.
This means that your parent can open an Acorns early account for you. And with as little as $5, you can start investing for your future.
Then once you are 18, you can access the funds in the account.
The earlier you start, the better because that’s how your money will grow. This is one of the best ways to make real passive income over time.
7. Become a Youtuber
Youtube is one of the best platforms to raise brand awareness and also make good money.
As a Youtuber, your work is to create interesting videos and grow your followership/subscribers. You will make money by selling ad space on your videos, promoting products, or doing affiliate marketing.
So choose the category you love and think you will do well in; this can be entertainment, comedy, health tips, academic tips, etc.
Then register on Youtube and upload entertaining videos in the category you’ve chosen.
When you get famous is when the money starts rolling in. The amount you make depends on the amount of views on your videos. This is one of the best ways to make money as a teenager.
8. Create printables
This is a cool way to make money as a teenager. Learn how to use free graphic design tools like Canva and create all kinds of printables that you like.
You can sell the soft copy online on websites like Etsy or sell the hard copy at your school or to your friends at home.
School-related printables are in high demand, these include beautiful homework trackers, pages for binders, schedule templates, etc.
Other printables not related to school but in high demand are printables for finance: these are for tracking and saving money, monitoring how much you spend and save, how much you budget, etc.
9. Design T-shirts
You can make a good amount of money designing t-shirts on websites like Printify. This website makes the process super easy.
All you have to do is create your design and upload it to the website. You can even design bags and phone cases.
If people like your designs and buy it, Printify will do all the work for you. They will create the product and send it to the customer. And then they will send the money to your account.
This is one of the easy ways to make money as a teenager if you are good at graphic design. Even if you aren’t good at it, graphic design can be easily learned.
10. Self-publish your own book
If you are good at writing stories, you can write interesting stories and sell your stories as e-Books. You can make up to $10,000 a month if you have a large audience.
The key is to write original and interesting stories.
The easiest way to self-publish as a teenager is to use Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. Once your e-book is ready, it takes only 5 minutes to get it published and millions of Amazon’s customers can see your book.
You will also be given the freedom to set the price for your books and you keep 70% of your sales while Amazon has 30%.
How To Make Money Offline As A 14 Year Old
1. Put up a yard sale
If you don’t like online jobs and selling, then you can sell unwanted items in your yard.
Look for items you no longer use or want, it can be old books you’ve read, old clothes, games, shoes, etc. You can even ask your parents or siblings for their old items and add to your sales.
Before you start your yard sales, you have to publicize it. Post the signs in and around your neighborhood and on the main roads that lead into your neighborhood.
You can also advertise your yard sales on social media and even craigslist.
To draw a larger crowd and make more sales, you can invite your friends and neighbors to join your yard sales. There will be a larger crowd when there is a variety of items.
2. Do some odd jobs for people
You can clean people’s houses, mow their lawns, wash cars, dishes, empty their bins, clean their windows, etc. You will earn a decent amount of money doing this in your neighborhood.
Start by asking your neighbors if they have any odd jobs you can do for money. Also, distribute your flyers door to door, your fliers should have a list of jobs that you can do.
It is safer to approach neighbors that you and your parents know and remember to always let your parents know when and where you are going. Be careful of strangers, and if you feel uncomfortable when talking to any neighbor, leave immediately and tell your parents about it.
3. Agricultural works
If you love farming and you live in a semi-rural or rural environment, you will make money working in farms that need part-time help.
4. Deliver newspaper
You can get paid to deliver newspapers to people. Check the closest newspaper office in your area or call them to know if they are hiring people to deliver their newspapers.
If they are not currently hiring, check back regularly. This will show that you are serious about the job.
5. Start your own business
You are not too small to start your own business at the age of 14. With the help of your parents and family members, you can start up a profitable business of your choice.
You can even make your own products and sell them. Tell your parents about your plans and they will guide you on how to start a business.
6. Tutor younger children
If you are exceptionally good in a subject like maths, English, or any other subject, you can teach younger kids and get paid for it.
To do this, you have to put certain things in order. You have to know:
- The age range to teach (e.g. grade 5 to grade 8)
- How familiar you are with the syllabus and examination criteria of the grades you’ve chosen to teach.
- The materials you are going to provide for your students
- The venue for conducting your lessons
- How much you will charge per hour (remember to factor in your costs for marketing, materials, and transport).
If you are good with children, and love looking after them, you can babysit for busy parents after school and during weekends and get paid for it.
You can even start a small babysitting business if you are exceptionally good at it.
Make your flyers and distribute it in your neighborhood and you can even ask your parents to share the flyers in their workplace.
Make sure you get your CPR certification before starting your babysitting business as this will make people trust you more. It will also make your business more attractive to people who are looking for a babysitter.
You can even set up a free website for your babysitting business on Wix.com or Weebly.com and ask your clients to recommend you.
8. Sit pets or walk dogs
If you love animals, you can become a pet sitter or dog walker for busy people and get paid to do so.
Distribute your fliers and tell people about your pet sitting business. You can also advertise it on your social media.
9. Mobile car wash
You can start a mobile car wash business after school. You can use a wagon to carry your supplies around your neighborhood.
If you are good at this and friendly to your customers, they will recommend you to their friends and workers.
10. Sell handmade goods on Etsy
If you are good at crafts and making goods like knitted stuff, paintings, arts, air-dry creations, wooden objects, flowers, etc. You can turn your hobby into a money-making machine.
You can sell your handmade items on Etsy, one of the world’s leading websites for selling handmade goods. Find out what sells best on Etsy.
Frequently Asked Questions On How To Make Money As A 14 year Old
Why do teenagers have to know about money?
Knowing about money – how to make and manage money – from an early age will help you to be financially free and independent as an adult.
What is the best age to start learning about money?
You can start as early as possible because there is really no set time to start learning about money.
So learning how to make money as a kid will teach you how to save, invest and how to multiply money. You won’t struggle to learn this when you become an adult.
Is it legal to work at the age of 14?
Well, by law, people under the age of 16 cannot work. This is why there are few jobs available for 14 year olds.
Even at 16, there are still lots of restrictions and regulations to the jobs they can do.
But you can still find your way around this by doing online freelance jobs or sitting pets for your neighbors.
Whatever your reason for wanting to know how to make money as a 14 year old, rest assured that it is a good step in the right direction.
It is never too early to learn about how money works and to be business-savvy, and that’s why we put together this post to serve as a guide.
Read through and carefully select the one that is best for you. And feel free to ask for further help if you need any in the comment section.
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