We all love to think that teenagers can be a handful and at times lazy, but we know deep down it’s not true.
There’s nothing teenagers love more than being good at something, apart from having money. If your teenager lacks inspiration, but you know what ticks their boxes, then keep reading because there is a hobby for every teenager that’ll get them making their own pocket money in no time.
Here’s a list of five fun hobbies for teens that’s sure to hold their attention.
1. Make Money From Gaming
Many used to believe that teenagers on videogames were hindering their prospects. But the last generation of gamers are now having their children and have proved to the world that they can make a better living out of gaming than their parents did in traditional jobs!
Streaming their videogames on platforms such as Twitch or making Youtube videos is a great way to earn a passive income while playing. Plus, they’ll be honing their skills for the next major E-Sports championships.
2. Sell Homemade Crafts Online
For those who are skilled at art, there is a massive market for DIY home crafts online. The most popular of these platforms is Etsy. If your teenager is a naturally gifted artist, they can create their prints to sell copies online.
And those who prefer physical crafting demand personalized sculptures and household items repurposed from other materials, such as wooden coasters made from branches or even sculptures made from pennies!
Or maybe they prefer to design their jewelry, in which case DIY jewelry kits make a great birthday gift for the budding fashion designer.
3. Tech Repair and Diagnosis
Again, for teenagers who enjoy destruction and perfectionism in equal measure, tech repair is an area that’s sure to be in high demand well into adulthood. With more kids than ever learning how to code at school, IT repairs can be a big money-maker for any kid that knows what they’re doing.
But it’s not just software. There are young entrepreneurs in bedrooms worldwide buying, repurposing, and selling games consoles for profit.
For example, spending $400 on four faulty Nintendo Switches, stripping them down, and making three refurbished consoles for $200 each would provide a $200 profit for less than a day’s work.
4. Start a Youtube Channel
A Youtube channel is great for getting kids involved in media, and it can be about anything as long as it’s appropriate, of course!
Even for the newest generation of kids, the influencer’s rise isn’t all about fame and fortune. Many of these kids are telling their own stories in their ways. For example, teen YouTuber Revisign has amassed nearly 500,000 followers by blogging her studying advice while still at school!
Youtube in itself isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. As most of these examples in this article, most of those who succeed start purely for fun as a hobby and happen to discover they are excellent at what they do and the effort they put in.
5. The “Flipping” Challenge
Flipping is business slang for buying and selling purely to make a profit. But for any teenagers who love a challenge, this is a great way to get them into the business mindset.
In 2005, Kyle Macdonald shot to fame when he blogged his series of barter swaps online. For his first trade, he swapped a paperclip for a pen. The transactions got bigger and bigger, and for the last trade, he exchanged a movie role for a two-story farmhouse!
More Hobbies for Teens than Ever Before
The choices are endless. These are just 5 of a world of hobbies that will get your teens engaged and having fun while teaching them the critical skills needed for the big wide world.
Even with the health restrictions imposed in today’s modern world, the great thing about these hobbies for teens mentioned above is they are all doable from the comfort of your own home.
Please keep browsing our blogs for more top tips on keeping you and your kids entertained at home!