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How to make money online as a teenager

Too young to work, but need money?

Can’t get a job yet? No problem. Check out these 14 side hustles for teens. 

11 ways teens could make money

  1. Selling second-hand clothes
  2. Making jewellery
  3. Social media manager
  4. Sign up to paid surveys
  5. Become an influencer
  6. Livestream on Twitch
  7. Washing cars
  8. Tutoring
  9. Delivering papers
  10. Dog walking
  11. Working in a shop

Money-making ideas

So much to do, so little cash. But don’t worry. There’s loads of ways you could make money as a teenager.

How to start a business as a teenager

Got a business idea? Don’t wait. These young entrepreneurs started their empires early. So could you.

Meet the jeweller: Leah Sigsworth

At 18, Leah damaged someone's car and needed to pay for repairs. Fast. So she started a jewellery business with just £20. A video went viral and she now sells her designs worldwide.

The Trainer Customiser: Matthew Burgess

When Matt failed his GCSEs, he decided to start his own business. Passionate about trainers, he sold his first pair of customised sneakers for £25 to a classmate. They now go now for hundreds and last year a pair sold at auction for £10k.

Did you know?

Three-quarters (76%) of generation Z have a side hustle, more than any other generation. The most popular side hustle is selling clothes online.

Source: Side hustle statistics by Finder (2023).

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