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 SnagAJob.com 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!