While tons of high schoolers are naturally entrepreneurial, many get stuck feeling as though they have no services to offer despite their desire to start a business. If this sounds like you, don't be discouraged. You are probably underestimating your ability to use your academic skills to your advantage.
Although it often doesn't feel like it, we learn valuable skills every day at school. Monetizing these skills isn't as hard as you may think. If you want to make money off your academic skills, here are the three easiest ways to do it!
1. Editing Essays
If you have a knack for English or history, chances are you are a pretty good writer. If you have had success in writing in the past, you can make a pretty penny by editing essays for less experienced writers. Get the word out in your school with social media posts, flyers, or even work of mouth, and look to your friends or younger students as potential clients!
Although it seems simple, many teenagers often forget that they have the skills to tutor younger students. Although many tutoring services will require you to have finished high school to work for them, offering your services to younger students in your school is a great way to find clients. Having taken the same classes with the same teachers, you may be better equipped to tutor students at your school than a tutor who doesn't know the course as well; use that to your advantage!
3. Take Notes
Note-taking is a skill that most successful high school students have mastered and, although few people realize it, you can make a lot of money off good notes. Sites such as Notesgen allow you to post your best notes and make money every time a student looks at them. While you may not make a ton for each set of notes, you can make a lot of overtime if you consistently post clear and helpful notes.
In the world of COVID-19, there's no doubt that working from home is the new normal. However, most traditional high school jobs don't lend themselves well to a virtual format.
Let's be honest. Trying to find a part-time job as a teen can be overwhelming. I can't tell you how many hours I've spent on Google, searching every company I know, only to find out that most of them are only hiring college kids. If you take this approach, this process can be frustrating, to say the least.