Making money as a teenager can be hard, but doesn’t need to be. We’ve compiled a list of some o the best side hustles for teens to earn money.
Maybe you’re not old enough for a part-time job or you might not even want one. You might just be a teenager who wants to make a couple hundred dollars every month from your side hustle and keep it pushing.
These side hustles should work for any teen who wants to make money fast. We also suggest you check out our list of best side hustle books and best side hustles for college students with no car.
What are the best side hustles for teens?
If you’re 18 years old, you can start selling on eBay. We’ve determined it’s the best side hustle for teens for several reasons.
The first reason is you don’t need to spend anything to start earning money. You can simply sell pre-owned items that are already lying around your home. From there, you can start scaling your reselling side hustle and earn more money, if you want.
Teenagers who are 13 and older can start a YouTube side hustle and create videos. Beware, we know this side hustle can be difficult and take time. But truly, if you’re only 13 and need to make money YouTube is an option. We have other options for side hustles without social media, but most will need you to be an older teenager than 13.
What are the easiest side hustles for teens?
As far as the easiest side hustles for teenagers, taking online surveys is the winner. You need zero experience and zero education to get paid taking surveys. It’s all about giving your opinion.
If you’re 13 years or older, we suggest starting with Swagbucks as your survey site.
If you’re 18 years or older, we suggest using Amazon MTurk instead to earn money from surveys.
Both are legit and will pay you. Swagbucks takes a little longer to receive payouts but has way more surveys readily available than MTurk. But teenagers who use MTurk will find they can start receiving payouts within a few days.
Side hustles for teenagers to make money fast
The best side hustle for teenagers to earn money fast is selling items locally. Gather items from around your home, list them on Craigslist and OfferUp and then sell them somewhere safe for cash. You can make a lot of money quickly by selling items online at the right platforms and price.
We would suggest eBay, but technically 13-year-olds aren’t allowed to sign up on eBay. However, one loop around this is getting your parents to sign you up for an eBay account. Sure, you’d be selling under their name but as long as they approve then you’ll be fine.
Conclusion: Teens need to think outside of the box to earn money
Most teenagers think doing YouTube or becoming a social media influencer is the only way to earn money. It’s because the alternative options available are indeed very slim. Teens need to think outside of the box and start pursuing other options like reselling if they really want to earn decent side hustle income.
Read our story about side hustles that pay $50 an hour for additional side hustle ideas.