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Earning money by home computing (16-)?

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by Callum_Dawson, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. Callum_Dawson

    Callum_Dawson Thread Starter

    Mar 9, 2009
    Would it be possible for me (at my age of 14) to earn money online by offering a service of some form? I'm a bit of an all-rounded person at computing, and I'd like to earn a bit of money. So does anybody have any 16- jobs that I could do from my home computer?
  2. oksteve


    Sep 14, 2008
    Your going into rocky terratory Callum beware of being used and getting unpaid. Just posting to the ether can be fruitless and/or dangerous.

    Trust no one on the internet and do not give away personal details.

    Always check with an adult you can relate to, to get "Constructive Critisms" about any ideas you have.

    Always do what you know,don't guess you'll lose respect.

    At 14,work has to be fun if not move on to something that is. With the right attitude you'll excell.
  3. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    You have to first define your specific skill set. "All-rounded person at computing" doesn't translate into a job. Do you mean programming? Networking? Web development? Using what programs? Visual Studio? Oracle? Dreamweaver? Flash?

    Given your age and the vagueness of your post, I think you probably mean that you like "messing around" with computers and have perhaps built one or helped a neighbor fix a problem with Windows. Those skills don't translate directly and immediately into a job or career and certainly not one you can do online.

    A computer is just a tool. Millions of people today know how to use a computer in various ways. A SQL developer uses a computer as does an administrative assistant who develops professional-quality PowerPoint presentations. Two very different jobs with different skill sets yet both using computers.
  4. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jan 29, 2006
    Hi Callum-Dawson
    Looking at it from another angle ....
    As you are in the UK I'm posting the link to a very reputable site run by the campaigner for consumer rights - Martin Lewis.
    His site (moneysavingexpert) includes safe & researched ways to make a few ££ on the web. This'll be pocket money type stuff but it's a start possibly?


    As ever, be safe on line & don't sign up with anything that seems too good to be true!!

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