Best ways to make easy money..for teens

United States
June 19, 2009 2:48pm CST
I am currently looking for a job and it gets frustrating when you don't get the jobs you apply for. I am trying to save up for either repairing a crappy car, or buying a used one. Without having a job, what is the absolute best way to make money, online or offline.
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@jeneias (608)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Well, I'm 16 and unemployed, so I feel your pain. Right now what I'm doing is MyLot and Ebay. Of course it's only making me small change....$15 here, $5 there....I've just now reached payout for MyLot ($10.19 as of now). I would like to make steady income but I really don't want to work for people, like at McDonalds, Walmart, etc. I can't really help you, but I'd love to read some other peoples suggestions on this. Nice discussion, this is something that has been on my mind for a while now as well. Happy Mylotting! :)
• United States
19 Jun 09
you need a paypal account to get money from mylot right? and doesn't that require a credit card?
• United States
19 Jun 09
I second that, i dont want to work for an employer. I work for myself, like yard work is what i do, so someone needs work done, they call me up and i go do it. so of course i dont have it full time, but still the money is raked in. I am just starting to put stuff on ebay, and i have heard it works well, so i hope i do good. yes btw i am 17.
@jeneias (608)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Yup, sure does. That's when having a good relationship with your parent(s) comes in, lol! My father encourages me to make money online, and has made a Paypal account in his name so that he can receive my payments, then give them to me (since I am too young). Ask your father/mother or both if they'd let you do that (if your too young). It doesn't cost anything to set up a Paypal account, but you will pay a fee whenever you get payed through Paypal (they usually take it out of your balace....so say, you sell a book on Ebay for $7 + $4 shipping....you wouldn't get $11, but probably $10.30, or something like that, because of Paypal fees).
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
It would be better if you'd get a part time job instead of investing online because online earning needs, as I said, an investment. Not in terms of money but in terms of time. If you're old enough to own a car and you're already worried about how to fix it, I'm guessing your old enough to get a part time job. That's a more reliable way of earning enough money in a certain frame of time. Thanks for the response on my discussion :)
@CatGods (4595)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Justin, Are you or any of your friend into rpg games? Or do you have a blog or forums that you go to? I know of a site that is a Dungeons and Dragons game that has monthly revenue sharing. I recently join and the game is fun to play and free to join too. You might want to consider adding this to the other ways your are currently earning. You could also get a banner from that site and put it in your mylot profile so that others could join under you. If you are interested in taking a look at the site, the banner is in my profile.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
19 Jun 09
you could start your own business. what i would suggest is hit your local library if you are stuck for ideas. many libraries have employment sections and great books on starting your own business or career. best of luck.
• United States
19 Jun 09
I would have to say both, see i am 17 and i dont really work full time. and i need the cash to pay for gas and insurance on my truck, so i am doing it on the internet where i can make about 250 a month maybe more in some cases. But then when i do work outside of the computer i can make a little more. But the computer/Internet helps alot.
@chillpill90 (1937)
19 Jun 09
i think at the mo the best way is to use online stuff until u find a job. If you write revews try reviewstream u get like 0.4 -$2 a review. you could also try sites like ezihippo or my page5 which pay you for commenting, uploading pic and videos etc. Pickjack pays out but only a little bit, winspinwin lets u take your money out when u get to $20. Also try trekpay which their is a link for on my profile.