Ways to Make Money Online for College Students and Teenagers

| May 5, 2012

Teenagers and college students are perpetually in search of ways to make money online, and I believe they have three good reasons to do this.

First of all they seek ways to make money online fast, secondly they want to know about ways to make money online for free and thirdly they are desperate to learn special ways for teens to make money online. So today’s post is all set and focused on helping teens and college students  in making some decent amount of money online.

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Ways to Make Money Online

I have discussed a lot of ways to make money on my blog and have posts that describe ways to make money in college, creative ways to make money that are weird, crazy and funny, home based business ideas etc. Many of these posts do contain a lot of online money making ideas as well

You can refer to these posts one by one and additionally use the tips which I am now about to give you. Buying and selling on eBay is a wonderful way to cash in on some profits every now and then. You can buy stuff at cheapest prices and then try to sell them at a margin and earn money by way of profits.

The other day I got an email from a college student asking if I needed help in maintaining my blog. He offered to do all the stuff that eats up into my productive time like formatting the posts, checking for broken links, and providing appropriate images for my posts and so on.

Well I do not need an assistant because I can pretty well handle my blog as of now, but that does not mean other bloggers do not need such services. Offer website / blog maintenance services on a part time basis to busy webmasters / blog owners and you will be sure to receive an offer / two.


Ways to Make Money Online Fast

Teens and college students are impulsive by nature and generally lack patience to wait for anything. So it does not come across as a surprise when they ask about ways to make money online fast. The fastest way to make money may not always be legitimate. Even in case if it is legitimate, it may not help you earn a lot of money as well.

I can think of three ways to make money online fast that are legitimate and earns a decent amount as well. First is trading currencies or Forex trading as we call it.

But you will need to learn about the basics and open a paid account to begin trading. This means that you will need to invest some money for trading, before you can reap profits from this method.

The second method is to take up freelance writing, freelance technical writing or freelance designing projects that pay you instantly by the hour. The third method is to join online sites that pay people to read emails and take surveys. Most of these sites pay $ 1- $ 10 on signing up and then you can earn daily according to the amount of emails that you read or surveys that you complete.

Way for Teens to Make Money Online

Okay, let us now discuss some special or unique ways for teens to make money online. When you say teens, what are the first three words that come to mind? For me the three words are YouTube, shopping, social networking. Well, all these three activities can help teens to make money online. Surprised?Okay here is the deal.

How much time do teens spend each day on the popular social networks like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter? Most of the time spent here is unproductive and does not make even a dime. But you can be paid to socialize by signing up for


Shopping is another activity that teens love and now there is a way to make money from it. Secret shopper is the new code word for cool teens and youngsters who make money by voicing their opinion about the products that they buy and use.  Companies that launch new products in the market are apprehensive and curious about the reaction of the masses to their product. That is where the secret shoppers come in. These secret shoppers are paid by the companies for their honest and frank opinion about their products.


YouTube is another haven for youngsters and teens and a wonderful place to make money online as well. Get your cameras or cell phones out and start shooting some cool videos. Let me give you a useful hint here. Funny baby YouTube videos are the most popular. If you can manage to get your cute little nieces, nephews, siblings or neighbor’s kids on video, then you win.

As Tom Bergeron says on sets of  America’s funniest home videos, “If you can get it on video you can have it in cash”. Well, you are not going to get paid instantly on YouTube for any of your videos. Earnings come by way of Google adsense and that will come in only after your videos get at least a million hits/ views.


It is perfectly doable and extremely easy to make money online in the current scenario of technological and other developments. You only need two things to make money online: first is the passion to make money and the second is a subscription to my blog updates.

Anyone who has been reading and following my blogs for quite some time will easily recognize that I keep regularly posting new and fresh ideas to make money on the internet. So guys and gals, submit your email address in the form below to get started on an exciting journey to online money making now!

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  1. Janmejaya says:

    Great tips. For making money in online its not easy to to work like smarter and harder task to getting much more benefits. Also today all bloggers dream is to getting an adsense account but many other ways are available to earn money from online.

    • drkavita says:

      Yes, there are many ways to make money, you only need to keep your eyes and mind open to find new and profitable ways. Thanks for commenting here Janmejaya

  2. pradip says:

    your making money online idea is very interesting. but You can also mention affiliate product marketing as an awesome way to make money online.

    • drkavita says:

      Affiliate marketing is also a great way to make money online, and I have mentioned it in my other make money posts. Thanks for your comment and visit Pradip

  3. saidur01 says:

    Dear kavita, very nice posting about the online earning ways . I really enjoyed it . as a regular visitor now i want to see a informative post on how to make money by playing games? Thanks.

  4. ujjwal says:

    Very Good Tips, Dr. Kavita

  5. Rehut says:

    Very Good Article, Really useful.

  6. Francis A. says:

    That was a very helpful article. It will inspire a lot of people.

    Hi, if you have time, check this site out called cashcrate
    it will pay you decent amount of money just by answering surveys. I hope it helps. :)

  7. Jamie Lewis says:

    Love the content on this page i wish i had this when i was barely starting in college…

    • drkavita says:

      Hey Jamie, it’s never late to begin. None of the methods described above are limited to teenagers or college students. You can start even now!

  8. Halina says:

    There are hardly any example websites provided through this article and most of the advice is generic. Also, many money-earning websites require that the “kids” be 18 and over or have their parents’ authorization to use the site.

    • drkavita says:

      Halina, I am sure you did not notice the title or even read the entire post before leaving a comment.

      This post intends to list out the various ways in which college goers and teens can earn money, and has done it successfully (according to the opinion of all the other 21 commentors)

  9. farhan says:

    Hello Kavita,

    Thanks for this great guide. But I want to add Cashcrate in the list. I have already made about $50 from it and it is the most trustworthy and generous site on internet.

    See payment proof at my blog if you doubt.

  10. Petra says:

    Iam curious to find out what blog system you’re working with?
    I’m experiencing some minor security problems with my latest site and I’d like
    to find something more safe. Do you have any solutions?

  11. Finley says:

    Hmmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the picdtures
    on this blog loading? I’m trying to determine if
    its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  12. Heriberto says:

    Superb blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend startingg with a free platform like WordPress or go for
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  13. says:

    One great way to start is to write down your interests and hobbies.
    Also if you do not have your own computer most libraries have a section where you can use one for free
    on an hourly basis. Most programs include enough statistics for you to know how much
    traffic and possibly the number of leads you’re sending in order to make
    a sale.