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12 Easy Ways To Make Money As A Teenager Without Getting A Job


Before the evolvement of technology and the internet, for you to make money, you need to get a job and work, and most times a level of certification or qualifications were needed, so jobs during that period were really restricted to a segregated group of individuals or people who meet up with the specific requirements.


But there’s a total turnaround since the birth of the internet. Indeed the internet and technology have put an end to the old way of making money. Nowadays, people regardless of age make money without actually having a job, the internet came and brought with it so many possibilities.


Everyone can easily make money online and not be limited by qualifications whatever, as long as you have a phone, data, and internet connection anything is possible.


But making money isn’t limited to the internet only, there are other ways to make money without having a job or even making use of your phone.


As a teenager, do you know that it’s possible for you to make money without actually getting a job regardless of your age? Well if you want to know how this is possible, read to the end of this article to be informed about making money online (through the internet) as well as offline.  But first, let’s start with the internet way of making money.  


Make Money Using The Internet

We all know that the advancement of technology comes with both good and bad activities. In a country like Nigeria, usually, most people see those who work online as being scammers or actually involved in fraudulent activities, you can’t actually blame them, this is because of the fact that quite a number of them have actually fallen victim to this shenanigan, so but one thing these people fail to realize is that there are actually so many legitimate platforms to make money online. All you actually need is your phone, data, and a willingness to gain the required skills and expertise and put in the work and you are good to good


So coming down to the teenage level, If you are a teenager and you are looking for a way to become independent or just to make some extra cash, then this write-up is specifically for you, 

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Here are ways you can legitimately make money as a teenager without a job.

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Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is really one of the best business platforms anybody can actually handle, as it requires little or no capital to start up, in Affiliate marketing you don’t really need to own your own products, or even have to deal with customers, your job is to bring customer to the seller and you get paid a specific commission for every sale made.



As a teenager, it’s always best to have at least a skill that you can master. The most amazing part about it is you get to work with clients at your own convenience. That’s the beauty of being a freelancer. You could be good at either web design, graphics design, or even as a content writer, and get to meet people who are actually in need of people that can offer their service to them and you get paid to do it. You could register as a freelancer on platforms like Upwork or Fiverr. This platform gives you an opportunity to actually work with people in the international market and make money.


Make Content For Tiltok And Snapchat

Nowadays, TikTok and Snapchat are on the trend, most people, especially in Nigeria, mostly teenagers are all on TikTok and Snapchat, they love and enjoy the fun and pleasure it gives to them. The age requirement to open each platform is 13 years so any teenager can actually make use of it. Both of these popular apps allow you to make money by creating entertaining video content.

Ways To Make Money On Tiktok And Snapchat Include.


  • The Tiktok Creator Fund: A TikTok-owned method of compensating certain users for content.
  •  TikTok Coins: In-app currency that can be used to “tip” a  creator like yourself.
  •  Snapchat Spotlight: Earn money from Snapchat for creating viral videos.
  • Sponsorships: Partner with brands looking to reach your audience.


Start A Youtube Channel 

A lot of teenagers are earning money by simply uploading videos on their YouTube channels. You need to ensure you pick a niche you are so passionate about and create contents that will bring more convergence to your channel.

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Become A Graphic Designer 

Graphics designers are people who create logos, posters, and flyers with either Photoshop, Canva, or any other graphic designing software.  It’s a soft skill to make money, and it’s really on-demand. So get to learn it, you can actually be a graphic designer using your mobile phone.



Cryptocurrency is really gaining ground and is widely recognized in Nigeria and the world at large. A  lot of people are actually breaking through in this world through cryptocurrency. It is said to really be one of the biggest money-making channels and means of exchange in a few years to come. So as a teenager especially if you are in your late teens, it’s really advisable to learn cryptocurrency and master it. Just like a saying goes, nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it.


Become A Programmer 

Do you remember early this year when a 16-year-old Nigerian boy who was a programmer took the internet by storm? He was offered a job by a reputable Italian company as their programmer.

Now people think programming is actually technical and a bit complicated but in the real sense it isn’t. If a 16-year-old boy could learn and master the art of programming and currently traveling around the world, who says you can’t do it too.


Publish And Sell Ebook Online

This is one of the reliable and evergreen ways to make money via the internet in Nigeria.

As a creative writer, you can make money online in Nigeria from the comfort of your home with just a system, connected internet, and a few clicks.

You don’t have to be a  certified writer, to begin with

All you have to do is to write and convert into PDF, audio, or video your best fictional or non-fictional books, ideas, stories, or projects and put them up on eCommerce stores for sale.

With the Amazon Kindle store, Okadabooks, Expertnaire, Udemy, Selar, etc., you can publish and sell your digital products and make money with your smartphone.

Other Ways to Make Money as A Teenager

Aside from making money using the internet, you can also make money as a teenager even if you don’t have access to the internet yet. But let’s face it, it is rare to see people these days without internet data on their phones. However, here are few ways to make money as a teenager offline.

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Become A Home Tutor

Most Nigerian parents actually value quality education and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that they give the best to their children and they are willing to pay an excellent teacher to tutor their children.

A private lesson could be billed hourly, weekly, or monthly depending on the agreement between you and your client. You could organize private lessons for both primary and secondary students.


Learn Hair Making

This is inclusive for both males and females. This business is very lucrative as most people in Nigeria love to take care of their looks. You could learn how to make hair or barb hair as a teenager and begin to style people or cut their hair, you will need a cool shop to do this. 


Soap And Liquid Making

This is one skill you can learn easily. You can learn to make liquid soaps, powder, air freshener, or body lotion and get to use this skill and begin to sell your products to other people who are in need of it.


Cakes And Pastry

If you noticed, a cake is one major snack used in most events and celebrations. So, learning about cake and pastry is really nice, it is a good business platform to get in. You can get to learn it, and make money doing it.



You know just because you are a teenager doesn’t stop you from making money Again, age doesn’t really matter, and never belittle yourself into thinking you are too young to begin to make money. Now you know you don’t really need to own a job before you can start making money and you could even continue with your studies while doing so.


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