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Easy Ways To Make Money Online As A Teenager

By Andrey Y.

Easy Ways To Make Money Online As A Teenager

Youth is the best period of your life!



Doesn’t money make the best days of your life even happier? As for me, the answer is evident. The Internet has made this as achievable as never before.

So, what are the ways to make money online as a teenager? Let’s figure them out!

Why making money online is a great opportunity for teenagers

making money online and travel for teenagers

There are lots of opportunities today’s world opens up for teenagers. So many places to visit in the world, so many things to try out, so many opportunities to explore!

The question is, where could young people get this extra money to live a full life?

Thanks to the Internet, almost any teen now may easily find work they like and even make a fortune out of it.

The example of Mousslim can back up my words.

As early as at the age of 15, he started his first ecommerce efforts. He was buying electronic gadgets and accessories, having them delivered to his home address, and then reselling them on eBay.

At some point, he realized: what if he could arrange the gadgets’ delivery directly to his eBay clients? And, after he discovered the solution that could make this process automated for him, things escalated quickly.

Basically, at the age of 19, Mousslim became the owner of a highly successful dropshipping business he created himself – a store that brought him $3,500+ in the first 45 days of operation. By the time Mousslim turned 21, his store has reached even more impressive heights making $455,000+ per year.

Not bad, right?

The list of young successful entrepreneurs isn’t limited to Mousslim. There are many names like Chris Phillips, the founder of Dot5Hosting, who had made his first million by the age of 18, Sean Belnick, who was 14 when he launched that declared $42 million in revenue 7 years later, and, of course, Mark Zuckerberg, who came into money while studying at college.

The point is, all of their achievements have become possible due to the opportunities the Internet has brought about.

So, let’s outline some ways you could use to make money online as a teenager.

How you could make money online as a teenager

How teenagers can make money online

1.Online surveys

One of the easiest ways to make some extra money for teenagers is taking part in online surveys.

What’s on customer mind?

This is the most precious thing for companies. It’s necessary to know it for improving their products and working out marketing strategies.

The good news for teens is that companies need this information so much that they’re ready to pay money to find it out.

Websites like Swagbucks, MyPoints and CashCrate allow you to take part in different surveys, play online games and watch videos, etc. For this, you get some points which you may trade in for cash or gift cards later.

This way of making money online is the least demanding, it won’t bring you much money, though.

2. Freelance platforms

Do you have a talent for writing or drawing? Enjoy doing it?

Before the Internet broke the mold, your relatives could have told you off for spending your time on these tasks.

Now, you could turn your passion into your bread and butter.

If you can draw, write or know how to code, online platforms for freelancers open up great opportunities for you.

Websites like Fiverr and Upwork give you a hand in the search of people who need your talents and knowledge. There, you may find plenty of orders including design, copywriting, web development and so on.

The registration there is free. Yet, you must pay some fees from each order for using these platforms.

3. Ecommerce platforms

If writing and drawing aren’t your cup of tea but you’re good at creating things, then you could also make money online.

You may simply sell your crafts or artworks by using online e-commerce platforms like eBay, Amazon or Etsy.

The beauty of these websites is that you don’t need to look for buyers. They’re already there – these e-commerce platforms are well-known and have loads of visitors every day.

However, the level of competition there is really high. And probably, at this point of your life, you don’t have efficient tools to stand out from your rivals.

Anyway, if you’re sure that your products are special, you could give it a try.

4. Tutorial websites

If you’re young, it doesn’t mean you can’t teach people something.

Many websites are ready to hire teenagers as tutors. So, if you’ve got good knowledge of a subject, you’re welcome. You could register on the platforms like Tutor and Chegg and help people in their learning.

There are also websites like SameSpeak and SkimaTalk which allow teens to earn some money as English tutors.

So, if you think that teaching people is your calling, this way of making money is fit for you.

5. Dropshipping business

Let’s go back to Mousslim and the online business he launched back in 2017.

To start selling fan merch and turn into a thriving business owner, he spent $89 on AliDropship plugin, bought a domain name and paid for a hosting. By our estimates, a minimal sum of money needed to start a dropshipping business this way is about $140-$150.

And that was enough.

Mousslim wasn’t manufacturing fan merch accessories himself. He wasn’t buying them in advance, he wasn’t renting a warehouse and hiring staff to manage the product stock, and he had no risks of going bankrupt.

He just employed dropshipping model for his business, and it worked like magic.

To make this strategy work for you, the only thing you need for a start is a well-optimized website that can accept incoming orders, process payments, and transfer the order details to your supplier who takes care of the rest of the tasks. As a beginner, you you can promote your store for free successfully if your marketing budget is limited.

Not bad, right?


And as Mousslim’s case shows, dropshipping model is profitable, easily scalable and, most importantly, affordable. Thus, even teenagers could take a stab at it.

So, if you’re a teen dreaming of getting to the list of young successful entrepreneurs, dropshipping is a way to pull it off.

No matter whether your goal is to get some extra money or launch a serious business. Today, you have plenty of opportunities to make money online as a teenager. If you want to gain financial independence, you don’t need to put it off until becoming an adult.

By Andrey Y.
Andrey has just joined AliDropship team. He’s exploring dropshipping business from the very beginning. And, he’s going to share with you the most essential things newcomers need to know.
Mary 5 years ago

I have been longing to know more about online business, but still thinking of what to sell.

Andrey Y. 5 years ago

Hi, Mary!
If you want to know more about dropshipping business, you can get one of our guides I think the guide to the most profitable dropshipping niches is going to be useful and helpful for you, it may give some ideas on what to sell.
Click on this link to get it

peter 5 years ago

Goodmorning, am new to dropshipping and from the tutorial i took online, i just lunch my online store, the url is, the store is not perfect yet for advert as there as some things i haven’t done right, please can you help me go through the store and help profer solution to it

Andrey Y. 5 years ago

Hi, Peter!
Unfortunately, I can only take a brief look at your site because I’ve got my hands full with my work.
But, you can show your store to the guys from Dropship club (here is the link They do online store reviews professionally and they’re going to give a hand with it. Feel free to get in touch with them

Abdulraqib Durojaiye 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing this, it really will be helpful.

Jethro Chris 5 years ago

Hey Peter, I just had a quick look at your webstore, good work btw but there are lots of things that is not quite right. And tools to be added. Send me a mail at so we can talk.

Ndyatungagilbert 5 years ago

Am trying but no feedbacks

Andrey Y. 5 years ago

Hi there!
I’m sorry, I didn’t get what exactly you’re trying. If you can’t get in touch with our managers, please let me know by leaving your comment below and our team will contact you in the shortest time.

Nel 5 years ago

And herein below lies the real secret to Sean Belnick’s success! His stepfather, a VETERAN OF THE OFFICE FURNITURE trade! – it is my experience a lot of those who are really successful (not all, but a lot! even in alidropship success stories) are developers, have some sort of technical background behind them……… in this case Sean B’s biggest asset was his stepfathers career! marry the dropshipping model into the mix and its a perfect partnership of course! 😀 (but the moral of the story is his success was not entirely dropship model dependent) but a bunch of variables.

“ was created in 2001 by its then fourteen-year-old founder Sean Belnick. With a $500 investment and the advice of his stepfather Gary Glazer, a veteran of the office furniture business”.

Olga L. 5 years ago

Hi, thank you for pointing this out 😉

Yes, Sean Belnick had a huge advantage at the very beginning of his business journey. Still, being led by his stepfather’s expert advice, he picked dropshipping business model out of all the alternatives – and it tells a lot about the prospects of this type of a venture 😉

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