Many teens who love writing don’t realize there is a pleth- ora of opportunities to turn their love of writing into a
business. Teens can publish their work to
sell online and earn money from writing
contests and scholarships.
Freelance Writing Magazines
• By reading several issues of a specific
magazine and studying the submission
guidelines, a teen can find out exactly
what kind of content and format each
magazine is looking for.
• Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse® and
Clubhouse Jr.® Magazines pay for poems, rebus-es, quizzes and fiction from teen writers. 1
• Keys for Kids® is a quarterly Christian
devotional magazine. They accept teen
writers and pay $25.00 for each devotion
• The blogging world boasts 83-million
posts published each month. Bloggers pay
for fresh content with seasonal themes
and photos. A teen can write and sell blog
posts with only four hundred words.
• A teen can also put their social media
skills to work by becoming a virtual assistant. A variety of companies will pay
for social media marketers to write and
set up their Tweet Deck, Instagram, and
Pinterest posts. How can teens find these
companies? Network with friends and
family and join online blogger and marketing groups. 3
• Teens can cash in by self-publishing on
Amazon Kindle. Any fiction or nonfiction topic a teen is passionate about can
by Jan May
Self-publishing and freelance writing is a
great way for teens to make an income.