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Money making ideas for age 16

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by mintyfresh94, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. mintyfresh94

    mintyfresh94 Registered Member

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    Hey everyone what are the best ways to make money for a 16 yr old. I don't want to be doing illegal shit either like lying to the IRS to get an ein number. Thanks for any help
     
  2. KeijoKala

    KeijoKala Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    offer your services on here or DP, what you can do? link building, article writing, youtube services ect... you still need Paypal account. Or build sites and if you cant get in advertising networks because of your age, sell those site (site flipping). Here is many members at your age and they still make nice cash so don't give up.
     
  3. eranium

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    May choose to work as a freelancer, such as helping people to write unique articles, or rewrite articles. Check the freelance jobs section out, there are many services required by BHW members.
     
  4. lonlyman

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    I think blogging and using google adsense for a while !:)
     
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    Blogging can be very tedious when you don't see immediate results.

    I'm 18 and started as a freelance article writer - maintained good quality and now have great contracts, do over $1,000 / wk in orders and outsource all of it.

    On the side I'm outsourcing articles to someone from GAF and selling them to associated content.
     
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  6. mintyfresh94

    mintyfresh94 Registered Member

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    sorry for my newbieness but what does outsource mean?
    @lonleyman how am i supposed to ign up for adsense being 16?
     
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    My son is 13 and he got his own adsense account. just apply!
     
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    sell lemonades
     
  9. teenmoney

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    You need to be 18 in order to get an Adsense account.
    But you can apply to cpa networks and do niche or article marketing.
    Neverblue.com and maxbounty.com will accept people under 18
     
  10. HenryHavoc

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    Hey MintyFresh,

    I'm 15 and I know exactly what your going through. The good news is, that many advertising agencies have lowered age restrictions in the past year or so, or have just eliminated the requirement of typing in your birthday.

    However, places that only pay out by check (rather than say, paypal) will need some tax info. Luckily for you, your SSN should do just fine! The company itself won't know you're 16, and the IRS will assume that the company allows sign ups of all ages (why else would they be paying you?) and will put you through the normal process.

    Alternately, you can have your parents sign up an account for you and take care of any questions they might ask, however I know this is a pain if your parentals are like mine ("Why exactly did someone call me asking about your commision junction account?!?"), that might be another adventure on it's own.

    Here's what I would suggest you do to get as little parental involvement as possible.

    Go to your local bank, and have a parent sign off permission for you to freely access your account and make withdraws (ask for an ATM card or something of similar use). Just any savings account should suit your needs fine.

    Next, get your info put in on your paypal account. They'll deposit a small amount of money into your new bank account, and you will have to tell them exactly how much it was (should be something like 1.92 cents or so), to confirm that you have access to the bank account and it's yours.

    PayPal has gotten into the bad habit of assuming you're 18, since you have access to a bank account and are able to get this far.

    Once you have a verified paypal account, you can get payments from companies such as AdEngage, Zango, Bivertiser, and I think even CJ.

    If you'd rather go a different path instead of monetizing with ads, you can easily make a sales page and sell a product, using paypal to accept payments. Either way you're going to be able to make a nice amount of money.

    The last step is getting your money out of your paypal account. You can spend the cash online and have goods sent to your house, or you can buy digital goods that will help you make more money (BMD for example). The other option is to withdraw the cash through paypal. They can send you a check that you can cash at the bank, or they can do it the easy way, and directly deposit the funds into your account. This can take around 2 business days, but once it clears, you can go to any ATM and use your card to get the cash out (or you can go to the bank yourself, give them your info, and have them hand you the cash themselves).

    I wish you success and hope that this post gives you some insight on how to make some cash at a young age. Feel free to PM me for some tips or check out the podcast in my signature to get some great tutorials and money making advice.

    Cheers!

    -HenryHavoc
     
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    yeah you can say you're 18 and they will be none the wiser
     
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    Outsourcing is subcontracting a process to a third party.

    So for instance, let's assume that someone has hired you to make a website for them and they decided to pay you $1,000; $250 up front and $750 upon completion. Now what you do is OUTSOURCE this task to someone else, for instance to India and get it done let's say for $500. So you pay someone from India(Third party) $500 and when they finish the website you get $1,000 from whoever hired you. So therefore you end up with $500 profit in your pocket. So basically you are doing arbitrage with the help of outsourcing. And arbitrage is simply Buying Low and Selling High! ;)

    Hopefully this helps!



     
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    You can do anything online that a 18 year old can do and not get in trouble (unless your looking at porn while a cop is watching you.) If you have to be 18, you're better off lying about your age than doing it under your parents name. I made the mistake of signing up for some stuff under my dad's name, and it is backfiring on me right now.
     
  14. HenryHavoc

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    Lol sorry, I tend to go overboard with this kind of stuff :p
     
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    you could pimp yourself out to some cougar .. oh ya sorry that's illegal ... how about selling some services such as blogposts,video reviews,start your own review site for games etc
     
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    While some of the above is true, your real problem is the ability to sign a binding contract, which you can't because you're under the age of majority. You can't vote nor enter into any other legally binding agreement. Your best bet, since you've the attitude to actually do something with your time to make money, is to do what I did and get a part time job learning a skill. In my case it was SysAdmin work..
    But, say you want to follow the above poster's advice and outsource some work to make a website and flip it or outsource and resell some work, then you need to get yourself suitably situated with your parents or another person who can act in a supervisory role and interact with people on your behalf if it ever comes to pushing those you employ in freelance jobs and also to pay them on your behalf.
    I'm sure if my grandparents were alive today or had I had intelligent parent who could've made the time to listen to me and invest in my business models and ideas. Your best bet is to google "teen blogger" or "teen internet marketer" and you'll find several examples of people who've been successful in their ventures and still manage to juggle their time. I wish you the best of luck and also hope that you can sharpen your skills over time to a point where you're able to support the statement "My time is worth money". Right now, each hour of my time is worth 12 to 20 dollars per hour with the skills and knowledge I have. I've had much more luck in selling my skills to Internet Marketers than Internet Marketing projects myself.
    If you've got time and some saved money to spend, say less than 50 dollars, look into services you can provide people with a .com website and also research free/gnu and other public license server php and java software you can get for free and work on; joomla, other CMS's, wordpress blogs, things that typically come with virtual hosting plans (which are the cheapest and ideal for a startup or project). Look into custom software like database managing php software and outsource or find the sql db's to go with them too. After you've gotten some traffic and not before, monetize them. Again, GL.

    l0cke
     
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    just apply and lie that works wonders ;) take money in checks. Paypal would be superb though, maybe you can get those prepaid visa or something like that once i saw some in news lol , was about how kids use money and they have all credit card and such ...

    then get PP and get the cash simple as that

    hope you succes with your IM career hehe
     
  18. sharpie349

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    Im teen too.
    Want to do some type of service like account creation but im not sure how well i would do. Not really sure what im actually good at.
    Wish i knew.
     
  19. mintyfresh94

    mintyfresh94 Registered Member

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    thanks for all the help...idk know y but lie lie lie seems like it might backfire, especially if it states in their agreement you have to be over 18 they cud fine u. some of you guys are younger than me and know more than most people do. lol if all else fails i will try selling lemonade....i live in hawaii so its year round :p
     
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    He wants to do some legal stuff guys.
    I would say stick to creating content on blogs and add adsense.
    You can throw in Clickbank affiliate when you get the hang of it.
    But this is the best way for someone your age to get started.
    Just write on something you are interested in and get your friends to visit your site.
    Don't tell them to click your ads tho.
    Good Luck