As with anything, the safest and most reliable way to make money is by learning a skill and monetizing it. A lot of high school newbies come on the forum and think words like "CPA" or "Adsense" mean easy money. They just overwhelmed for things they shouldn't get overwhelmed by. Here's my proposal for you... create something sustainable by learning a valuable skill. For example: 1. Go to Udemy.com and sit through a few dozen hours of Photoshop (and maybe Illustrator) courses. 2. Practice every lesson in Photoshop and waste time in Photoshop learning new things. Try to copy things you've seen. 3. Then go browse Photoshop and Illustrator design videos on YouTube. 4. Save your best creations in a folder as you make them. 5. After you spend hundreds of hours, you'll be able to start listing your skills on this forum in the BST section. Sure this is no shortcut to riches but it'll get you an income that you can then use to re-invest into something bigger. I'm pretty sick of not being able to find a designer for the right need, and the good designers on the forum are either too clogged with orders or they've stopped taking orders. It's easy to get into the market once you've practiced enough to show us some of your awesome work. Personally, I started in 2009 by writing content when I was like 13 or 14 years old after school. Since English is my first language, it was not hard to get $5 per 500 word article. I then scaled to website creation, then software, and now I continue to create software and mobile apps. $50 per day might not be a ton of money, but I'm sure it's just as much as your high school friends are at their mindless repetitive dull job. What you're doing is scalable and more enjoyable in many ways. Then you can do what I do, hire fellow students to expand operations, except I do it for programmers.