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5 Legitimate Ways Teens Can Make Money From The Comfort of Their Home

As a teen, we have a lot we want that our parents refuse to pay for.


As a teen, we have a lot we want that our parents refuse to pay for. When we approach our parents asking for some money, we often hear them say "Get a Job." If you are like me and can't get a job as a lifeguard, because your swimming abilities will not even save yourself, or if you do not want to deal with difficult customers in retail, you are at the right place. This article outlines five ways teens can make money this summer from the comfort of their own home.


With Poshmark you kill two birds with one stone. Get rid of that pile of old clothes, while making some pocket money. Poshmark allows you to sell your old clothes, bags, shoes and accessories effortlessly. Just make an account and post items in your closet (it's similar to making an Instagram post). Once someone buys from your closet, package the item in a USPS box, which you can get for free on the USPS website.

After scheduling a free pickup, place your package on your doorstep. Poshmark covers the shipping fee, so you pay NOTHING. Once the package is delivered to the purchaser, you can deposit the money earned straight into your bank account through the app. The best part is you do not need to go farther than your porch throughout the entire process.

Survey Junkie

Survey Monkey pays you for your opinion! Participate in surveys and product testing sent straight to your inbox. Companies will send you free products via mail, and all you have to do is test them out and write an honest review on the product. For the surveys, just answer a few questions honestly and earn points. Once you accumulate a certain amount of points, it can be redeemed for cash or gift cards.

Surveys are released on a daily basis, and the points earned depend on the survey, but it usually ranges from 50-100 points. You receive 10 dollars for every 1000 points.


Upwork requires a little bit of skill in a specific niche, but it can be easily acquired. Upwork is a site where you take on freelance projects. Examples of projects include, making a PowerPoint, creating a logo or editing a video. Some Freelance projects can be quite tough, but if you have no experience, there are easier projects to take on. For example, there are some postings looking for someone to add images to their PowerPoint presentation or do a voice over for a video.

On this site, the more skills you have, the more you will be payed, so create an Upwork resume detailing your strengths and skills to land a higher paying project.


If designing wedding invitations calls out to you, Zazzle is the perfect site for you. Zazzle allows you to design anything ranging from t-shirts, mugs, cards, mouse pads, binders and countless other items. Right now they are holding a Wedding Invitation Design competition. The prize is $7,500,and the deadline is approaching, so be sure to give it a shot.



Etsy is an e-commerce site that allows you to buy and sell handmade crafts and vintage items. If you enjoy painting canvases, might as well sell them and maybe even donate proceeds to a non-profit organization. You do not need to be artistically talented to make money on Etsy; you can simply learn how to make some things such as handmade jewelry by watching a YouTube tutorial. This is a great way to spend your free time this summer.

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The Truth About Young Marriage

Different doesn't mean wrong.

When I was a kid, I had an exact picture in my mind of what my life was going to look like. I was definitely not the kind of girl who would get married young, before the age of 25, at least.

And let me tell you, I was just as judgmental as that sentence sounds.

I could not wrap my head around people making life-long commitments before they even had an established life. It’s not my fault that I thought this way, because the majority opinion about young marriage in today’s society is not a supportive one. Over the years, it has become the norm to put off marriage until you have an education and an established career. Basically, this means you put off marriage until you learn how to be an adult, instead of using marriage as a foundation to launch into adulthood.

When young couples get married, people will assume that you are having a baby, and they will say that you’re throwing your life away — it’s inevitable.

It’s safe to say that my perspective changed once I signed my marriage certificate at the age of 18. Although marriage is not always easy and getting married at such a young age definitely sets you up for some extra challenges, there is something to be said about entering into marriage and adulthood at the same time.

SEE ALSO: Finding A Husband In College

Getting married young does not mean giving up your dreams. It means having someone dream your dreams with you. When you get lost along the way, and your dreams and goals seem out of reach, it’s having someone there to point you in the right direction and show you the way back. Despite what people are going to tell you, it definitely doesn’t mean that you are going to miss out on all the experiences life has to offer. It simply means that you get to share all of these great adventures with the person you love most in the world.

And trust me, there is nothing better than that. It doesn’t mean that you are already grown up, it means that you have someone to grow with.

You have someone to stick with you through anything from college classes and changing bodies to negative bank account balances.

You have someone to sit on your used furniture with and talk about what you want to do and who you want to be someday.

Then, when someday comes, you get to look back on all of that and realize what a blessing it is to watch someone grow. Even after just one year of marriage, I look back and I am incredibly proud of my husband. I’m proud of the person he has become, and I’m proud of what we have accomplished together. I can’t wait to see what the rest of our lives have in store for us.

“You can drive at 16, go to war at 18, drink at 21, and retire at 65. So who can say what age you have to be to find your one true love?" — One Tree Hill
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