How to Make Money as a Kid

Sell Arts and Crafts Online
Selling homemade crafts online is a great way to earn some extra income. Thomas Northcut/Lifesize/Getty Images

Do you love making stuff? You could sit down with a ball of string and crank out a dozen friendship bracelets in an hour, right? But since you have only so many "BFFs," what do you do with the surplus trinkets? Sell them online, of course! is a wildly popular online marketplace for handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, art and ironically embroidered throw pillows. Thousands of people have set up virtual shop on Etsy and a few of them make a lot of money. The rest are content to sell a handful of oversized scarves or vintage skirts for the extra cash. Is there someone out there willing to fork over $5 for your bubble gum sculpture? There's only one way to find out.

True, you need to be 18 or over to hold an Etsy account, but your parents or guardians can put the account in their names. Etsy is not free; it costs 20 cents to list an item, and the company takes 3.5 percent of each sale [source: Etsy]. Think of it as your first lesson in e-commerce.