Have you been getting requests from your teens that they want to start a YouTube Channel? I have from my son, as he wants to try out some of his science experiments to share online.
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Although I’m a bit skeptical I do not want to be the one to stifle his creativity. He’s been watching a ton of information on a number of his favorite channels gaming and science and now he also wants to be the next teen to make money online.
As his birthday and the holiday season is just around the corner I thought it would be a good idea to have a look at what’s out there that can help him with his online business venture.
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I’ve done some research and come up with this tech gift guide for teens who want to make money online and I hope you don’t mind me sharing it with you.
Tech Gifts for Teens
1. Video Camera
To make sure that this vlogging business is not just a fad I found a great little camera that has excellent ratings for a budget-friendly price.
Now don’t get me wrong we all want to get the best for our kids and I’m not mean, I’m frugal but I have gone through a number of faddy phases and I’m not about to start up another one. So this camera right here is a nice balance.
If you don’t want to take this route and your teen already has a decent smartphone with a great camera then they’re good to go.
Just buy them a bigger memory card for all that video content.
You can indulge them on a budget when they want to show off their latest clothing or makeup haul or unboxing of some gaming accessory or electronic device.
If your teen is an avid gamer and wants to do live recorded gaming sessions and reviews then you can check these out from this great selection of the best headsets out there. They are compatible with most gaming systems.
There are a number of ways that your teenager can make money online and vlogging is definitely one of the popular ways. If this is what your teenager wants to get into why not get them a lapel mic.
It won’t break the bank and they can sound and look truly professional whether doing a broadcast inside or outside totally handsfree.
If doing voiceover for books or animations is more there thing then one of the best microphones to get your teen is the Blue Yeti. It’s of good quality and a very competitive price
You can find out more about this by reading this post on online jobs for teenagers that pay.
4. Portable Laptop Monitor
Is your teen driving you crazy talking about Ruby on Rails and Python and you have no clue what they are on about, don’t worry, you’re not alone?
What you have is a serious coder on your hands. Why not boost up their skills with this convenient dual-screen plug and play portable laptop monitor. As it’s portable they can look mega cool and get their coding or video editing work done at the same time.
Simple Data Entry, creating graphic and web design are all great options for your teen to make money online and being able to maneuver between screens is an added bonus.
The camera that I listed above is great in the daylight but sometimes they want to get that lighting just right. If you have a teen daughter and she’s a little fashionista then you know the lighting has to be one hundred.
This ring lamp is perfect when videoing in low light, at night when indoors and it’s at a great price too. You can also get to borrow it from time to time if you’re doing vlogging for your own channel.
Online Safety Tips for Teens
There is one more thing that I would like to add though and this section is going to get a bit heavy but very necessary to share.
These days teens are more focused on becoming YouTube stars and social media influencers but this comes with a warning.
As with all things temperance is required. Priorities such as doing homework, spending time with family far outweighs the long hours that can be spent making content that your teen wants to go viral.
Make sure to teach your teens online safety and responsible online use.
Monitor their use of the various platforms, the content that they made and check your teen for any changes in personality. Yes, anxiety due to unfavorable comments or burnout are real.
Reasons for these checks are to protect them, protect your data, protect your home and family surroundings and to protect your teenager’s future.
Check out this really useful and fun video on how you and your teen can incorporate internet safety.
The content made cannot be deleted and when it comes to that time when they want to look for a ‘real’ job, their online content will be thoroughly scrutinized. Make sure that whatever they are doing will not bite them in the butt in the future.
In a much lighter note, our teenagers are good kids and just want to have fun and make a little money on the side or a lot of money depending on their goals. They could become the next online sensation and run a successful online empire.
For a simple guide especially for tweenage children then this book is perfect for helping them what options are available to them.
If you want to give them a helping hand on their money-making online journey you can do so with any of the suggested tech gifts above.
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