If you’re a teenager, it’s going to be very challenging for you to make money online. A lot of online affiliate programs have a minimum age requirement of 18 years. In many jurisdictions, a contract between an adult and a minor can be challenged by the minor. No wonder there’s not too many programs out there that allow teenagers.
The good news is that some programs don’t have a minimum age requirement. Also, a lot of these programs do not require a website or a domain name.
Most of these programs are mobile app-based affiliate or referral programs.
Follow the step-by-step instructions below, if you want to make money online as a teenager. It requires no money. You just need to spend a lot of time online publicizing your referral link. If you spend a lot of time on social media, you already have the basics of what you need to make real money with this technique.
Step #1 Sign-up to FeaturePoints.com
FeaturePoints is an affiliate program that pays you money for referring people who download their mobile app. The more people download their app and use it to view ads, watch videos, or take surveys, the more points you get. For every 600 points your referrals produce, you earn a dollar. If you distribute your FeaturePoints referral link widely enough, you can make several hundred or even thousands of dollars every single month.
People who use the FeaturePoints app earn money by watching videos, viewing ads, or even just downloading and installing the app itself. You earn a percentage of what your referred users earn.
Step #2 Check your email for the confirmation link
Check your inbox and see if FeaturePoints sent you a confirmation email. Find the confirmation link. Sometimes this email ends up in your spam folder. Look for it, click on the confirmation link, and verify your account.
Step #3 Log-in to your Facebook account
Get on your Facebook account and make a lot of friends. Enter the email addresses or names of people you know from school or work or your friends and relatives.
Step #4 Use an attention-grabbing avatar
Select your FB personal account avatar very carefully. Make sure it attracts a lot of attention. Make sure it stands out from the crowd. Get them to take a second look.
Step #5 Get popular on Facebook using your friends
Look up as many people you know as possible. Facebook will start recommending ‘people you might know’ accept as many of these as possible. The more the better!
Step #6 Get popular on Facebook using FB groups
There are many school-based or location-based FB groups. Join these and introduce yourself. Tell people that you’d like to make new friends so they should add you. Make it clear that you won’t turn anyone down as long as you have some sort of pre-existing connection (ties to school or town or city or family). Make it clear you want to connect with people who are in your age range.
Step #7 Create your own Facebook page
Build a Facebook page of people looking to make money on their spare time using the Internet. Look for free large images that are attention grabbing. Pick a name that stands out.
Step #8 Share viral content on your page
Look for stuff that’s already viral on FB and share it on your page. Pick content that already has a lot of shares, likes and comments. The more engagement the third party content the better.
Step #9 Share your FeaturePoints link on your personal wall
Tell your friends that you have joined this new program, that they should click the link and sign-up under you. Explain how the program works. Tell them that they don’t have to spend any money to register. All they need to do is view ads, download apps and use them, and other small tasks to get paid US dollars via PayPal.
Step #10 Post about your personal content discoveries and FB user journey on your Facebook page
Post your experiences on your Facebook page. Share stories about your experiences on Facebook and interesting stuff you’ve found. Truly own your page. Make it about you. Get people interested in you and what you have to say. Be truthful, share your personal experiences. The more authentic you are, the more people would like your page.
Step #11 Alternate your FeaturePoints promotional link among your page diary entries
You should turn your Facebook page into some sort of diary that features a lot of the interesting stuff you have found on Facebook and other social media platforms. You should also post content that tracks your efforts at promoting FeaturePoints. From time to time, post just the referral URL for FeaturePoints. The key here is to get as many people to join your page and also see your FeaturePoints affiliate link. Don’t overdo it though.
Step #12 Join Facebook groups about making money online
Join as many groups related to making money online. Pay close attention to their terms. Don’t drop your FeaturePoints referral link on these groups, you will get banned. Share only content from your own page that are directly relevant to the group. Read through the other content already posted in the group. Find content on your page that closely matches the type of content you find.
Step #13 Share your Facebook page diary posts on Facebook groups
Share your best or most popular Facebook page posts in the groups you’ve joined. Your mission here is to get people excited about your post that they click on your Facebook page link and like your page. The more likes your page have, the more eyeballs you get for your referral link.
Pick only content that fits the personality of the group you’re posting on. Don’t just randomly pick a post on your content and share it to pages. You will get banned. You should also post some sort of original commentary every single time you post. You can’t just copy and paste the link to a hundred groups. People will get mad and you will get banned.
Step #14 Find Facebook pages that talk about making money online
Find Facebook pages that teach people how to make money online or talk about this topic. Look for their most popular posts. Comment on those using your Facebook page as your icon. When people like what they read, they click on the icon and end up on your page.
You can be a little more aggressive in these pages because these focus on the types of topics you normally talk about. Make sure you are respectful. Don’t just post a link and run. You will get banned if you do that.
Step #15 Use your FeaturePoints referral URL as your email signature
Go to Gmail, click settings, and enter your FeaturePoints affiliate URL in the signature section. Make sure that you don’t just drop the link. Call the reader to action. Say something like, “If you want to make money online quickly, easily, without owning a website, click the link below.”
Email a lot of friends and engage with people you know. The more contacts you have the more eyeballs will be exposed to your signature.
Step #16 Get active with your Gmail account
There are lots of people who post their email addresses online. Usually, these are bloggers or writers. Ask them questions about the stuff they have posted. Ask them to clear stuff up that ‘confused’ you. When these people respond, they will engage with you and the more you send email back and forth, the more they are exposed to your Featurepoints signature line.
Step #17 Engage all your friends on all social media platforms
Find all your friends on different social media platforms and engage them. Every time you engage with them, make sure you link to your Facebook page, or you include your FeaturePoints affiliate link at the bottom.
Step #18 Find all programs similar to Featurepoints
Featurepoints has many competitors. These are apps that pay people for doing stuff online like viewing ads, downloading and installing mobile apps, or viewing videos. Find all these. Do your research on them by looking up reviews. Sign up to the legit ones.
Step #19 Create a master list web page of all featurepoints type programs
It’s very hard to make money online if you don’t have any money. The good news is even teenagers can make money with app download programs like FeaturePoints. I’ve used FeaturePoints as an example because it’s one of the easiest programs to join. It is also quite well-known. However, there are at least 30 other app-download programs just like FeaturePoints. If you join enough of these programs, and you follow the steps above, you can make quite a bit of money every month through Paypal.