While working ‘regular’ jobs can be tough for people who are very young or older in age; most anyone can work online. Of course, the type of work you select depends on your skills but technically even a 10 year old could do it if they met the requirements for a specific job. This is one of my favorite things about working online.
When I first started completing jobs, I joined a forum where I had to talk about general topics and comment on threads as much as possible. There was no post limit or anything, so I was able to be completely creative. There was one day in particular that was extremely slow on the forum and I was asked to do a certain amount of posts and threads to make the forum look as if there was more traffic. The thing was, I already had multiple usernames having conversations at one time and it was starting to look a bit forced.
A friend of mine who was probably about 14 or 15 at the time and I were hanging out and she offered to help me. We didn’t expect to make much money doing it but I was really motivated by the site and wanted to do whatever I could to help out. We ended up busting out those posts in no time at all and even did a few extra with our multiple accounts. At the end of the day, we ended up getting a bonus, which was completely unexpected and exciting. It was so great to be able to help out a friend who needed some extra cash. I insisted on splitting the money with her.
Anyway, the point of that story is to motivate you and let you know that even if you think you’re not the right age to work online; there are many jobs out there. While some of you may be too young to have a PayPal account, you can speak with your parents and they could set one up for you. PayPal is a safe way to allow people to pay you without the fear of them getting your (or your parents’) bank account number. It’s a great way for you to stay in school, make some extra money and work towards getting the things you want and need.
I wish I would have known about working from home in high school because I was always full of ideas and writing on a daily basis. It would have been nice if someone could have told me that I could have used my skills to make money while I was lounging at home. I want to be that person for you so you can get a head start on becoming your own boss.
If you have any questions about working online, post them here. There is also a ton of information throughout the site that I’m sure you’ll find extremely helpful. Remember, motivation gets you far and if you have a dream; stick with it. You’ll be glad you did!