There are a lot of diverse ways to earn as a youngster. Here are the best ways handpicked just for budding young minds like you. Make money online easily and quickly with the things mentioned here.

A youngster might argue regarding the need to be financially independent and the ways in which they can earn at a tender age of say 17 or 18 but there are a lot of diverse ways to earn as a youngster.

I respect the thought of ‘Financial Dependency on Parents’ as till a particular age child can enjoy the bounties arranged by their parents. But considering 'Financial Independence', I can’t see any negatives attached to it and rather numerous benefits associated to it make it a desirable option any day. For those who don’t like being dictated, financial independence provides Freedom and flexibility to live and work on one’s own terms.

Also, youngsters are made available with resources to meet their petty needs like books, stationery and stuff like going out with friends. Apart from all these merits, financial independence stuffs in practicality in one's personality at a much earlier stage as compared to others. A person becomes more mature, starts valuing money and above all enjoys peace of mind.

"Financial freedom doesn't depend on how much money you have. It is when you have power over your fears instead of the other way around."

If you are a youngster and interested in being financially independent then read on as further in the article you would be introduced to a variety of new ways for the enthusiastic teens to make money. Choose the one as per your convenience and start earning today.

Simple Yet Amazing Ways to Make Money

Presenting before you the best ways to make money without any investment:

  1. Freelance Writing – This is one of the best ways of earning money while staying at home. This involves trading ones words for some remuneration in return. Initially one would feel that the amount he is earning is not very significant but the actual earning in content development is the knowledge that you gather. You can write for websites, articles, blogs, white papers, e-books, sales letters etc. The offline sources include magazines, newspapers and research papers. Investments required to earn through this medium are a passion for writing, sincerity, time management and an interest in being financially independent.
  2. Network Marketing – This is a type of business which requires the formation of a network of people. Usually, there is an investment upfront that is quite minimal and it is for the purpose of registration with the company. The basic activity expected out of the candidate is that he facilitates recruitment of more and more people and make the network as broad and diverse as possible and he in return receives money for doing the same. But there is always an element of risk involved in earning through this medium as currently there are many fraud companies that are being run under the shed of network marketing and one should always beware of such frauds around.
  3. Make Money using Online Websites – Today the online world has overtaken the offline world in each and every domain. Be it ticket bookings, playing games, watching movies, and the list is endless. The online world is nowhere behind in catering to the monetary needs of the youngsters. Though students in India think of earning via the internet as a lame idea many students have managed to garner hard cold cash through it. There are countless ways to make money online and some of them are:
  • Fiverr – Fiverr is a website that pays people for performing whatever suits them. It could be singing, dancing, video making, writing etc.
  • EBay – EBay has launched an online platform where people can make money by selling their junk.
  • Bing – Bing is search engine functioning adjacent to Google. If you shift from Google to Bing then the latter will pay you.
  • Scripted – Scripted is a network of freelance writers where they get to know about the content requirements of website owners. A person is proficient in English writing and has a creative mind then he can earn close to ₹ 1,500 per 500 words article.
  • Virtual Assistant – Virtual Assistant is an online platform that allows people to provide technical, social, administrative and professional assistance to the customers via electronic media and enjoy remuneration in return.
  • 99designs – If you think there is a creative side to you and you have a knack for graphic designing then you can be the one being searched by websites and businesses to make graphics for their advertisements and full-fledged websites.
  • Etsy – You can actually sell your beautiful handwriting on sites like Etsy as there are a lot of people who are looking for individuals to write in calligraphy for invitations for special occasions.
  • RentNotBuy – Youngsters buy a lot of clothes and then wonder when to wear them. Stop wondering and start making money from these spare clothes. RentNotBuy is a site that allows people to rent their clothes and fashion accessories to others online.

There are many more ways for youngsters to make money online. But the problem is that they have remained undiscovered in India and not many people are aware of them.

4. Become a Tutor – We all have a teacher within us. Every youngster has some free time during the day. More often than not he or she utilizes that time by doing just nothing. So it would be a very good idea to utilize that time in providing tutoring sessions to juniors and earn some pocket money out of it. A person can also start with classes pertaining to any musical instrument that he has learnt or any sport or cultural activity that he had been an ardent participator of. All this would help you and also a person who is need of a tutor like you.

vacant white painted classroom with chairs, tables , and map on the wall
Photo by Jeffrey Hamilton / Unsplash

5. Product Reviewing – Nowadays companies hire bloggers especially to review their products online ad the payment is per review. This is quite an easy way for youngsters to earn some petty cash. So what are you waiting for, start reviewing products today?

6. Fantasy Sports Leagues – Fantasy leagues are a fast growing trend today. Like Shah Rukh Khan everyone wants to own an IPL team but we know it is not possible. Fantasy leagues somewhat give us the taste of owning a team and invest in its performance. To be very specific, a fantasy sports league is an online game where participants assemble virtual teams of real players according to their understanding of the players and the game. Then players are awarded points that are based on the players’ actual performance on the field. A few fantasy league platforms are Dream11, Fanduel, Fantasy Premier League, Superbru and a lot more.

7. Become a Delivery Rider – What do you do with your bicycle or your bike or your scooty. These too can get you some money. You can deliver food or people as per your convenience and earn some extra pocket money out of it. Food joints like Dominos, Pizza Hut and McDonalds are always in search of delivery personnel as a lot of their sales are through home deliveries. So these joints can be approached.

man riding a bicycle
Photo by Kai Pilger / Unsplash

8. Participating in Competitions – This method of earning does not guarantee you the amount but it somewhat gives you an opportunity to brush up your skills for any future venture you would be taking up. Almost all school and colleges organise competitions that are open to all. Participate in the ones that are compatible with your strengths and see what’s there in your destiny.


Earning at a young age is always a plus. It makes you financially independent, practical-minded, experienced and most importantly a person who values money. But a thing can be good only if the negatives attached to it do not come into practice. I believe that the only thing a student is expected to do is to study well and earning at a tender age can more often than not hamper one's studies. So it becomes a responsibility on the part of the student to manage his job considering his studies as a priority. Also earning at a young age can deviate a students’ mind from his self-actualization or ultimate goal in life. To conclude I would just say that earning at a young age has its benefits along with some demerits so just take the benefits and leave behind all the demerits.