Best Way for a 17 Year Old to Start Making Money?

by Grounded Banned 43 replies
So what is the best way for a 17 year old to start making money on the internet? I'm not too familiar with SEO, right now I have a site that's a GPT website and I'm doing Adsense making about $20 a day, but I need more. Any suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    Sell information in the form of ebooks, you can hire someone to write for you or you can write it your own if you are a good writer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slazengeer
    Originally Posted by Grounded View Post

    So what is the best way for a 17 year old to start making money on the internet? I'm not too familiar with SEO, right now I have a site that's a GPT website and I'm doing Adsense making about $20 a day, but I need more. Any suggestions?
    If you are experiencing success with your adsense website, then make 5 more websites and repeat the method.
    20 x 5 = $100
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    • Profile picture of the author moneymakerway
      Originally Posted by Slazengeer View Post

      If you are experiencing success with your adsense website, then make 5 more websites and repeat the method.
      20 x 5 = $100
      Good point! It looks like you are doing just fine with your site! One of the principles of success is duplication!
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  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    On other major forums a lot of the people who are underage get started with youtube

    The usual method is making a ton of videos and ranking them using Vagex... Then they use a PPD Platform to monetize (Pay per download)
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    If I can back to my past to 17 years old, I will build my lists.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aira Bongco
    I think age does not really matter.

    Slazengeer is right. Why don't you repeat the method that is already making you money?
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    The same way as the rest of us.

    The internet isn't judgemental when it comes to age.
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    • Profile picture of the author iRunThis
      Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

      The internet isn't judgemental when it comes to age.
      Except the new rule on this forum of not being able to post if you're under 18.

      OP: Like everybody else has said, age doesn't matter. I started learning about I.M. and making money online at 16. I'm 19 now and I know a lot more than I did before. Forget about your age and try to do what everybody else is doing. Pick 1 solid business plan and STICK TO IT! In 90 days, with whatever business route you choose, if you stick to it I can almost promise you'll be making money.

      The good thing about online businesses (well, the real, sustainable ones at least) is that once you start making money, that number only grows.

      PM me if you have any questions,
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  • Profile picture of the author ghostrecon
    Definitely focus on building a list.
    And learn how sales 'funnels' work.
    Domaining is pretty easy to make some extra cash if you have good eye for brandable, keyword friendly domains etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoachManny
    17 and a focus to be an entrepreneur...I think you already have an advantage to focus on that.

    There are a lot of home-based businesses out there.

    Have you thought about what you would like to do if you had the opportunity to choose your fate and direction (which you do).

    do you currently have a j.o.b to pay for expenses to start a business of any sort. Even $100 if needed?

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  • Profile picture of the author WinstonTian
    Grounded,

    The top way for anyone to start up and build a reputation in a market is to conduct interviews and constantly provide high-quality information/insights in a community.

    What is reputation but awareness?

    The more people are aware of you, the more "famous" you get. To establish a reputation, you can use psychological association.

    Do interviews with the field experts. Get a skype account, get a recording software, and then it's probably quite low-cost/free to start up with an interview.

    You can find experts at rtir.com, or by searching google. Send them an email, telling them about a win-win proposal where you can interview them, and then help to distribute your name. You can even sell it. Podcast it into a viral blog post. Something.

    People over-rate Google too much. Sure, they do provide high-quality traffic, but most sites I build have 20% of traffic coming from Google. Twenty.

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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    If you have a good level of English, go to Fiverr.com and write some articles - you will make your first sale in no time.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficmasters
    You are all replying to a banned member.... lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
      Originally Posted by trafficmasters View Post

      You are all replying to a banned member.... lol
      Nothing stopping them from reading, which was the message propogated in the thread concerning the age rule:

      Enforcing the age limit here: You must be 18+ to be a member

      The thread's still here and the OP can still read and use the information. They just can't have an account here to enact whatever action plan they come up with. Good thing the Warrior Forum isn't the one and only site on the internet to make money with, eh? :rolleyes:

      Originally Posted by Attraction Marketing View Post

      What could he possibly have done to get banned in a single day on his first post? Now that is just odd...
      Read the thread I linked in this post. The user admits to being 17. You have to be 18 to have an account here.
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  • What could he possibly have done to get banned in a single day on his first post? Now that is just odd...
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  • Profile picture of the author davidfrankk
    Write great content for your website. If any post gets viral, your $20 could turn into $200 over night !
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  • Profile picture of the author K Mec
    $20x30=$600, it is far good from those who are not able to make a dime online.

    Just through other websites like this you will easily achieve 4 figures with adsense.

    $600x3websites=$1800 not bad at all...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ahmed Auf
    Make an interview with a successful marketer and package it up and sell it as a WSO or promote it using solo ads
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  • Profile picture of the author jamiebarclay
    I would focus on list building. That way you can build a stable income that will grow over time.
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  • Profile picture of the author AgentHomes
    Social media.

    You meet ton of people at your age use it to your advantage to build up tons of "friends" & other followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author seanpbh
    If you are making money with adsense then you should build more sites like that to increase your income. You can also sell adsense sites for 10 times what the site makes per month. I have sold a good few in the past. Even if you do go into other areas, if something you are doing is working then keep doing it!
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelplies
    maybe you can do some useful gigs on fiverr
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  • Profile picture of the author Susan A
    Cool story bro, I am 21 yet still far from where you are right now, but your story inspire me to make a better tomorrow. I see that you have GPT sites, I think with that experience, you should make your own PPC sites. Keep moving forward!
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewthomas
    I am Currently 19 and I'm in the same position as you, and I just came across the best piece of advice ever. and I actually learned about if from a real estate course.

    BUILD YOUR BUYERS LIST

    Get yourself a product and a mailing list, it is really hard in the beginning but once you have the customer you have a customer. It is cheaper and easier to sell to past customers then new customers. So build a mailing list, that is how you make money in any business.
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  • Profile picture of the author knight
    Do CPA marketing...
    Youtube to CPA is good.. set up a YT channel.. add YT subscribers..

    Try affiliate marketing

    Join http://www.offervault.com/

    Find the Best Affiliate Programs and CPA Offers from OfferVault, look for high paying CPA offers, or the best paying affiliate offers..
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  • Profile picture of the author preets
    Start building a list as you must be getting a lots of visitors to make $20 per day with adsense. Once you have a list , you can offer them a lot of affiliate products to make more money.
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    • Profile picture of the author vjackson
      Hi , First off, congrats on even making $20 a day starting off. I think that's pretty good, and as someone else stated you could easily turn that $20 into $100 a day with a little leg work.

      You seem like you are on the right path. However, to answer your question, I'm in your age range and I've had some success with youtube videos and PPD offers.

      Good luck!~
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  • Profile picture of the author vjackson
    Oh, and like someone else stated, fivver is great too! I doubted it at first but I went and offered some quick easy tasks and was able to rake in at least some extra weekend spending money. Its kinda trial and error but its worth a shot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr. Ken Russell
    Was going to write something detailed but OP is banned =/
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  • Profile picture of the author tac88
    Whatever method you do decide to do "Stick with it and try not to get side tracked " staying focused is in my mind the key to success and be careful to whom you take advise from.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Listen to Sirtiman.

    (real talk)
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  • Profile picture of the author matchoo77
    Pick a hungry niche that interests you and become an expert at it. Then start to promote products in that niche...and eventually create your own product. Just make sure it's a niche where people are desperate and have money to spend.
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  • Profile picture of the author wesawu
    Try to capture emails from your website using a free give away and get some affiliate marketing going!
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  • Profile picture of the author picnic
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    Design a gaming portal / authority site if that's your thing, I came up with that based on the demographics of young gamers
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  • Profile picture of the author Cesar Sampaio
    I believe selling services is a great way to start but it can get time consuming fast.

    Selling good information in the form of short reports can be done easily as well if you get a PLR report and make it better and unique by adding more content, explaining it better or giving more resources among other options.
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  • Profile picture of the author hodari
    If you are still in high school here is a idea. Somehow get a paypal account and cpa account from one of the many providers. Find a offer that really appeals those in your age group. May end up being the email variety. After you find the right offer register a domain that is generic enough to be used with multiple campaigns.

    Once that is done go to kinkos or by your own colored paper with some short copy a picture and the email address. it is very low tech. But right now you still have your ears to ground in your age group and now what they like.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    If you are not worried about losing your Adsense account (which is happening to lots of folks recently) then just keep doing the same thing you are doing and create more adsense blogs and go after high CPC keywords with low competition.

    Since I lost my Adsense account after having it for more than 3 years, I am doing other things and earning more than before.

    Build your list at the same time you are doing any other projects, even if you only add 5 people to your list a day, that is still 150 potential customers/buyers a month.

    Good luck !
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  • Profile picture of the author TerranceCharles
    I would say find a problem, create a niche blog with that problem, then find affiliate products related to that topic and constantly blog on that topic Try to find some affiliate programs that pay instant paypal commission so you don't have to wait on checks.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheBigDoggy
    18+ ONly allowed on the forum right?
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  • Profile picture of the author T Hernalian
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    $20 bucks a day is pretty great if it is from adsense.. how much visitors / impressions do you get?
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  • Profile picture of the author dadhere
    I think the YouTube idea would be good. Kids have great imaginations. Then the parent can help show them how to market the traffic.

    Some kids make video that get TONS of traffic!
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    Write a WSO on how to create an Adsense website that makes $20/day.

    If its legit, people will recommend it.
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