Profitable Media and Tech Career Options for Teenagers

It is widely said that digital is the new gold. This is because of the many profitable opportunities it presents to individuals. Another good thing is that some of these career fields are less-crowded. This makes it easy to forge your way into limelight if you work diligently and consistently.

For a teenager and young adult seeking promising career opportunities, you can consider going into any of these new digital media and technology spaces:

1. Online Transacting

Many people engage in daily online transactions. Fee payments, money gifts, product and service purchases, make up the bulk of these transactions. Strangely, not everyone is open to know much about safety during online transactions. You can offer to perform these transactions as an agent and charge a rate based on the amount involved. According to a 2020 report by Card Rates, there is a mind boggling daily average of 1.01 billion online credit card transactions. This is excluding USSD, Mobile Apps and other money transfer options. This service is also very lucrative especially for international transfers. For example, many people have issues with operating a PayPal account. Gaining mastery of online transacting skills will help you rake in a good amount each time.

2. Content Writing

Content Writing is very lucrative. It is also likely that you have heard about content writing before. The content writing field is very crowded but there are still chances to forge a new path. You can decide to be a content writer with focus on language, culture, fashion or cryptocurrency. Through content writing, you may also decide to set up a blog, put up your writings and make money from advertising. At the same time, you may write custom content for journals, magazines and websites in return for financial rewards.

3. YouTube, LinkedIn and TikTok Marketing

Learning about social media marketing at this time especially for YouTube, LinkedIn and TikTok among other social media platforms is worth it. Today, while many individuals are shifting to audio and video content, the video creation space needs more marketers than it currently has. It will definitely cost some money to learn these marketing skills but in the long run, you will gain value for your money.

Read: Ways to Maximize Time on Social Media

4. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions. It may also be applied to any machine that exhibits traits associated with a human mind such as learning and problem-solving. Skills in artificial intelligence include machine learning which involves the ability to automatically learn and develop from past cases without being explicitly programmed. Teenagers can also learn profitable AI skills like Python, Java and Data Science to build a career in tech.

5. Blockchain Technology

Recent crypto currency rates have favoured people who bought bitcoins many years ago. This rise is the same for other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum. Engaging in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology is a great skill for teenagers as it improves calculative skills and it is very lucrative. However, the industry is risky and you should only go into cryptocurrency if you can properly handle risks.

There is a longer list of skills that a teenager can engage in to develop and earn. It is no crime to have your first million at sixteen, but how you do it matters. There are profitable and decent jobs in the internet, media and tech space

Read: The Transition from School to Career


Do you know other lucrative media or tech career skills for teenagers? Kindly share in the comments.


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