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Now that the year is half over and summer is here, many parents are thinking about finding summer jobs for teenagers or part time jobs for teens. When I was a teenager my Mom made me get some jobs I didn’t really want. I would have preferred playing all day and enjoy my summer but she insisted that I needed to learn some responsibility and make some money. I remember working in a cafeteria for a while and also working in some office filing stuff all day and pretty much being extremely bored. If you are looking for hourly summer jobs please visit my job search sites page and take a look at where they specialize in hourly paid jobs and have many great summer jobs for teens. It is a great place to find a job whether you are a teenager or a college student.

The Opportunity Is Here In 2009

When I was a teen, there was no Internet and I didn’t have the opportunity that kids have today. If you are a teen now in 2008, you have before you the means to start making money on your own and to start building a business in the form of online jobs for teens. There are so many ways for teens to make money on the Internet and to start learning and building something that they can profit from for the rest of their life. And they can start it all for free!

If I were any age between 13 and 18, I would start learning all I could about Internet marketing right now. Kids pick this stuff up real easy anyway and before you know it you will be learning all sorts of stuff that will help you down the road. Some of the best Internet marketers making the most money are “kids” under 25 who have seemingly been learning and doing this their whole life.

Making Sales Is More Fun Than Video Games

Now I know kids today are totally mesmerized and wrapped up in video games and their Gameboys and all the cool technology on that front. I know they only want to do one thing and that is sit in front of their TV with their latest game. But let me tell you that you can get a big rush from making money too. If you are someone who likes an adrenaline rush, just wait until you start making sales and see some real money come in. You can gather all the fake gold and money you want in video games and become a powerful player. But once you turn that game off you are back to reality and you can’t do anything with your high level character.

But if you start playing the real game of Internet marketing, you can be making real money. Getting an email from Paypal or wherever saying that you just made a sale is every bit as fun and exciting as a video game. And when you start making multiple sales in a day, the adrenaline rush you can get is incredible. If you do it right and keep at it, you can turn it into your own summer job! If you are looking for ways to make money, wouldn’t it be better to work for yourself than someone else if you could?

How To Get Started

Anyone can get started making money on the Internet including kids. Starting a Blogger blog is free and you can have as many of them as you like. If I had started just 5 years ago, I would probably now have:

1) Over 200 free Blogger blogs on 200 different subjects (niches). Each one of these blogs would be potentially earning me a little bit every day.

2) I would also have some dot Com websites like this one where I have to pay for hosting monthly. The advantage of this is that they are totally mine and are not at the mercy of Blogger. These would also each be about a different niche topic.

3) I would have over 200 Squidoo lenses which are free. Each of my Squidoo lenses would either be about one of my niche blogs and serve to get some links and traffic to that blog or it would be about an affiliate product that I could make money from if someone where to purchase it through my link.

4) I would undoubtedly have other “online assets” that I don’t know about yet. I have only been doing this for a year and so with five years under my belt I would know a lot more than I do today.  

Building Your Business

The great thing about the many ways to make money on the Internet is that it is free to start and you can go at your own pace. What other job or business can you say that about? None that I know of. You don’t have to pay for employees, inventory, a store, or anything else that makes a real brick and mortar business so hard to succeed at. With an onlin job for teens you have none of those expenses.

You can keep adding on to your business as you have time and energy. As I mentioned above, those are the things I would probably have right now if I had started sooner. If I had had the chance to start as a teenager there is a good chance that I would never of needed to get a real job after college. I would have just kept on building and building my “online assets” as I am doing now.

Unfortunately, if you are a teenager, you may have to get assistance from your parents in signing up for some affiliate programs as the age requirement is usually 18. You may have to get them to sign up in their name. But if you are serious about learning and making money, I would think that most parents would welcome an enterprising teenager and be willing to sign up. There are many ways for teens to make money on the Internet but you will probably need to join these free affiliate programs to be successful.

The Time To Start Is Now

There is no better time to start than right now. Building your own “online empire” will not be easy and will require dedication and hard work. But once you start learning, having your own ideas, and start making money, it will also become fun. Teenagers have so much creativity and learning potential that starting young at this is a great advantage. If you start now and build at your own pace, there is no telling where you will be in just two or three years.

I started this post talking about jobs for teenagers and how so many teens are lookng for jobs right now. If you start learning and building blogs and websites today, you might not need that summer job down the road. Working for yourself and making money on your own is empowering and a great confidence booster. I wish I had the chance to start this when I was young!

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  • 1

    If I were a teen, I would start studying Internet Marketing.
    Now I`m not a teen, but I study it too.
    I want to create several blogs and to earn money with Google AdSense.
    That`s the better way, I think.

    Valdemarin on June 28th, 2008
  • 2

    I really wish that I had started doing this like this when I was a teen. I’d probably be alot better off financially.

    Chicago Team Building on June 30th, 2008
  • 3

    There are alot of great ways for a teen to make money online. If they read a bunch about certain topics they could do it easy.

    Weight Loss Pills on June 30th, 2008
  • 4

    I’m 15 years old and I just started Internet Marketing. Me and a friend started a blog. You can follow our journey to an online come there. I started Internet Marketing because I don’t want to work for someone else my whole life. That’s why I start early so I have a future. Dayjobnuker, maybe you got some tips for us on how to start?!

    Keep on blogging man,


    Joshua on June 30th, 2008
  • 5

    My only advice is to try to not get discouraged and read all you can. You can find so much information on the Internet for free. Just keep reading and trying different things. It is a slow learning process but nothing worthwhile is easy.

    I would say if you are just starting out, one of the best places to go is Make Money Online. It is sort of an ugly blog but don’t let appearances fool you. Read that site from start to finish and you will have more information (for free) than you will get from ten $29.99 ebooks.

    DayJobNuker on June 30th, 2008
  • 6

    Hey Dayjobnuker,

    Thanks for the tip. The ‘ugly’ blog contains great info.

    I want to start promoting eBay on craigslist. Just like you did in the 6 step ebay affiliate marketing system. Do you also get a commission when people do buyitnow. Or only when they win an auction? Did you make some good money out of it.

    Thanks man,

    (sorry for the bad english I’m Dutch)

    Joshua on July 1st, 2008
  • 7

    Read the comments on the 6 step system post as it could be against the terms of the Ebay affilate program. I am not sure. Never made much….just a little but it was free to try 🙂

    I sure do think you get a commission with a buyitnow. We better be getting a commission because it is the same as winning an auction.

    DayJobNuker on July 1st, 2008
  • 8

    It isn’t against their terms anymore. It was when they were under CJ but now they have their own affiliate program. So I’ll just try to make some money. I think it won’t be much but then I have at least some money to invest.



    (I will keep you guys updated about this!)

    Joshua on July 1st, 2008
  • 9

    I have been making money online since I was 16. It is really not that hard.

    Utah SEO Company on July 1st, 2008
  • 10

    I really wish I had started off with such stuff at an earlier age…but now I am pretty good at it..

    Watch Movies on July 2nd, 2008
  • 11

    There are many ways to earn money by teens but the main problem is the are too much unstable.

    make money online on July 3rd, 2008
  • 12

    I keep on telling people younger than me to get started online early. Just think, at age 13 you have so much time. I wish I was 13 again and read this post. I would be on it like hot cakes!!

    Stock Assault 2.0 on May 29th, 2009
  • 13

    Man im still young! And i luve d idea of working online…for free of course! lol thnx alot. dis sitee has really helped meeeeee!!! 🙂

    Lydia on July 9th, 2009
  • 14

    i am 14 and i am looking for a part-time job…i am very helpful and i am always energetic.i am funny when you get to know me…the reason i am looking for a job is because i need money for me to just have money.does anyone know anyplace i can get a job?

    robert butler on October 30th, 2010