It can be frustrating being a young person in contemporary society as you have plenty of free time but not enough money to be able to enjoy it properly. Fortunately, there are still many ways to make money as a teenager which are not hindered by age constraints and the law.
The first is to take on a job. Stereotypical choices are being paid to deliver papers or washing up at a local hostelry. This are useful and also have their fair share of tips (particularly when working in a place that offers food and drink), but they are legally obligated to pay employees of that age a minimum wage and often do not go a penny over that. Instead, it may be advisable to consider doing jobs like walking dogs or completing odd jobs such as mowing a lawn, minor repairs and cleaning around the house. There will be innumerable opportunities for this sort of work in any area or locality. One would have the advantage of being their own boss and have the choice of what hours they worked.
Another popular job is to become a babysitter for younger children. This can often be very rewarding as you get to know the children on a personal level and undertake leisure activities with them. The enjoyment steeps if the children are sleeping and your only task is to be there. Payment rates can also be very desirable for this sort of job.
The internet contains abundant opportunities for youngsters to make money, many of which are unrestricted by age. Filling out online surveys and participating in focus groups are popular pursuits. Even admin work (legally acceptable) is an option.
Yet another way of generating income could be setting up your own business if you find a niche in a certain area. Schools and colleges offer a steady stream of customers and trade and could potentially be a vary viable way of making some money.
If you are old enough, learning how to trade and invest in stocks is also an option. Today there are many very accessible online brokerages that only require small minimum deposits. Dealing with stocks often has a steep learning curve, and the risks are high, so I suggest you start with a demo account first. Once you have your footing, you could look to a penny stock alerts service for guidance. There are some newsletters that offer their members free penny stocks to watch and have good reputations.
In essence, if the correct degree of hard work and forward planning is exuded, than there are many ways to make money as a teenager.