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10 Legit Ways To Make Money As a Teenager In 2023

If you’re a teenager looking to make money in 2023, then I’ve prepared these 10 legit ways to earn some easy income that’s fitting for the younger entrepreneur.

By Rui CarreiraPublished 3 months ago 7 min read

One of the top-tier tips on how to make money is:

Start Young!

Having this in mind, how can you start young when you don’t quite know how to make money yet? Well, I’ve noticed kids nowadays are looking at money more, so here are 10 legit ways to make money as a teenager in 2023.

If you want to learn and start early, then this is the content you were looking for.

Social Media Marketing Services: Twitter, Instagram, TikTok

One of the things I’ve seen more teenage millionaires doing is Social Made Marketing services.

I’ve seen a lot of smart 15-year-olds starting social media marketing “agencies” and becoming millionaires before their 18th birthday.

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist or have 20 years of experience to grow a following and maximize exposure in social media, you just need time and discipline.

Guess what?

Since you are trying to make money as a teen and you have an entrepreneurial mindset, I’m pretty sure you have the discipline…

…and since you’re a teenager, you have the time.

You only need to learn three things:

The social media platform you’re providing services for;

Cold Selling;


Luckily for you, if you want to make money in general, these are skills you need to learn anyway.

There are a ton of free resources on these topics online, so learn and get to grinding!

Sell Food at School: Snacks and Beverages to Friends

I don’t know about you, but when I was in school I remember everyone being hungry for snacks, gummies, and candy bars all the time.

It’s pretty easy to make a lot of profit selling stuff in school.

I would just go to the supermarket, buy some chocolate bars and gummy packages, or bubble gum packs, and then sell it for triple the price at school.

Teens don’t value their money that much and they’ll rush to buy from you for convenience.

Plus, if you hold a stock people start knowing you are the one carrying these things and they’ll come to you.

It’s easy money every single day.


Sell Creative and Original Clothes and Shoes: Clothes Reselling

The clothing market is now totally global, and it’s also totally open to the public.

I’ve told you about Print-On-Demand a lot, and there’s also dropshipping and all that jazz.

However, for consumers, the choices are even more impressive than for those looking for cashflow avenues.

There are countless original designs out there you can order for yourself and then start selling to your friends.

Get that highly creative or original shirt, dress it around, and you’ll get tons of compliments.

When they compliment you, it’s time to make the sale!

Mobile Phone Flipping: Bonus If You Need to Fix It

I did this one and I remember everyone was trying to buy and sell phones in school.

I would go and find cheap phones and sell them to other kids, but I would smartly do this — I would first secure the sale and only buy after the sale was secured.

Phones are expensive for teens, so you don’t want to be left hanging.

The bonus point here is if it’s broken and needs fixing.

Most of the time, a screen replacement is all that’s needed to fix a perfectly good phone, and if you google how to replace it and order cheap parts, you can make a lot of money doing this.

The only problem I’d point out is that this isn’t consistent cash flow, as it is situational.

Clean and Apply Thermal Mass to Laptops: Boosting PCs’ Speed

This is probably the most underrated one on this list.

Laptops are too powerful for their own good these days because the specs are there but the stock airflow is simply TERRIBLE.

The number one problem with PCs these days is overheating, and you can capitalize on this.

By learning how to open up laptops, clear the dust out of them — which blocks the airways — and apply thermal mass to keep them cool, you’re making the PCs faster, and more stable, and you’ll get your clients HOOKED.

Believe me, I had a friend doing this and I’m 34 — he’s still doing it to this day.

I still call him whenever my computer needs to be cleaned and “thermalled”.

Answer Online Surveys: Websites Like Prolific

If you’re looking for a way to make money online that is easy, fit for lazy people, and consistent, you’ve got online surveys…


They pay so little!

Well, if you’re lazy and you just want to make a couple of dollars per day, this is a good fit — but you’re not getting much.

It’s better than nothing, I guess.

Just make sure to stick to reputable sites only — I can suggest Prolific.

Create a Personal Brand on Twitter: Become a Successful Teenionaire

The second biggest way for teenagers to make it big is to become a huge Twitter brand that sells $5–10k services to big companies with their superb selling skills and outreach expertise.

This kind of mixes with the first method I gave you guys about creating a marketing agency, and I’ve seen it done by 14-year-olds on Twitter.

Believe it or not, companies hire from whatever age they find knows their stuff, and if that 14-year-old has 500K followers and grew multiple companies to 500K as well — he knows what he’s doing.

There are a lot of great people you can follow on Twitter if you want to go this route.

I suggest following me and then following the guys I’m following — major big brains.

Ghostwrite for People: Write Samples, Get Clients, Score Big

There are a lot of ways to do business online, and companies can grow their profits through a lot of different mediums.

People and online entrepreneurs can also grow their cash flow income streams in many ways.

All these ways like:



Social Media Presence

E-Commerce Stores


One thing is for sure though:

EVERY SINGLE ONE of these Mediums needs writing to work. They need content.

If you become a ghostwriter, you will have so many potential clients that your sales skill can be awful and you’ll still be selling a bunch.

Every company and person that makes money online is now your potential client.

Offer to write content for them and not sign it, or offer to feed them content they can sign themselves.

It works and it pays well.

Sell E-Books, 3D Models, or Digital Assets on Gumroad:

There is a rising star in digital product marketplaces you probably already heard about which is Gumroad.

There are a lot of things being sold on Gumroad, most of them E-books, but also Notion templates, 3D Models, you name it…

Scout the marketplace and scan for what products are being offered, as well as the different product categories.

Create your offers and start selling.

It’s a numbers game, the more products you list, the more you’re prone to earn.

Create Content, Any Content: Audiences Are Monetizable in Every Way

I’ve told you guys time and time again that content creators are going to be the great tycoons of 2023, and that content is the single best thing you can be creating online if you want to make it.

The good thing about creating content as a teenager is that you’ve got a lot of time to build an audience, and if you create content every single day you’ll reach adulthood with millions of followers.

After you get those million eyeballs looking at you, you can monetize them any way you see fit.

…and that’s it!

If you take value from this article, go ahead and give me a follow — I post new stuff daily to get you a leg up.

Make 2023 the year to really go big as far as making money online is concerned, and I’ll see you next time with some more cash-flow-themed articles.

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About the Creator

Rui Carreira

A full-time blogger on a writing spree!

Founder of

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