Your Questions About Work Online For Teenagers

Paul asks…

where can i find free secret life of the american teenager shows online?

i have been gone for a while and i missed almost all of season 3 and i have tried youtube, abc family, and watchsecret.com and none of them worked. is there any other place where i can see them? thanks for reading!
jim- i do know what youtube is because i kinda listed it above.

dknol answers:

Hi there,

If you email me (a link to my email is in my profile), I can give you individual links per episode cause Yahoo! Answers doesn't allow me to post more than 10 links per answer.

Hope this helps,

Emily

Lisa asks…

What type of jobs are there for teenagers?

i would really like to start working part time.i have done some research online.though i still cannot decide what to do.because i am under 18 i do not have the majors to have a seriouse job yet.but i would just like to have a job, to put some money in my pocket.
any help ??

dknol answers:

While there are some places that do hire people under the age of 16, they are few and far between. Once you reach the age of sixteen, your options should increase substantially, granted that you aren't expecting to be practicing law or something- for the most part, the jobs teens are eligible for entail either flipping burgers, selling socks at the mall, or working in some crappy telemarketing office selling magazines.
Part of the reason it's such an issue is due to child labor laws- it's just not financially feasible to hire people limited to working only very short, specific hours, with caps. The job market is already so depressed, that right now, there's bound to be plenty of 20-+ somethings vying to flip the same burgers or sell the same socks, only they can start earlier, work later, and be available for overtime if needed.
Another reason it's hard to find something substantial, is b/c most decent jobs- ones that would allow you to work your way up the proverbial ladder- don't want to invest a lot of time training someone they know will most likely quit as soon as they graduate high school, or get a boyfriend, or decide the hours they've been scheduled for conflict with their cheer leading/football/band/yearbook/ski club/ etc, etc., practice.
Positions in the food service industry already have a high turn over rate, as do telemarketing jobs, so they're more willing to take risks.
However, if you present yourself the right way, and follow a few guidlines, there are plenty of ways to bring in some money while you're finishing up high school.
There's a few things you need to remember when you apply for jobs- as a minor, you can only work to a certain time- when I managed a retail clothing store in the mall, I had to let all my underage employee's go by 9pm- which was useless to me, b/c they left when we were closing up shop, and needed all the hands we could get.
So before you apply, or schedule the interview, make sure you find out your hourly guidlines- you need to get a worker's permit in order to work under the age of eighteen, my guess is whomever you get your forms from will be able to tell you your state's limits.
Once you know when you can work, and you find a few places to interview, remember to dress professionally- I know in your teens having your own individual sense of style feels like the most important thing in the world, but employers won't take you serious. I'm not sdaying change who you are- I have tatt's, piercings, and a peculiar sense of fashion, but I also know realistically, first impressions are truly important.
During the interview, make sure you tell them your availability. Also, before you go, write down any questions you have- almost every interviewer will inevitably pop the “so- do YOU have any questions for ME?” card- this is when you ask about specifics- pay, dress code, hours, duties the position entails. You won't remember them once your there, so write them down- also, bringing paper and pens to an interview to take notes about what they're saying is a huge advatage to you, when you're interviewing with several companies, but also makes you seem detail oriented, committed and serious about the job.
Right now you probably won't have much along the lines of work history- so here's when you focus on the things you've done that relate to the job- your special skills and work-related experience. If you've done any kind of school extra-curriculars, let them know- tell them how doing so helped you to hone your skills working as a team; meeting deadlines and being punctual, and also helped you to develop communication skills.
If you've done any kind of work in the past- baby sitting, dog walking, etc., mention it- anything to let them know you've got a good head on your shoulders, and you're not going to flake the first time you're stuck at the french fry machine and your best friend texts you to say that everyone's meeting up- showing you've done some work, even if unpaid, will demonstrate you are prepared for the position.
Shake your interviewer's hand before sitting down, and then again when leaving- thank them for their time. If they don't specify a call back date, youu can either send them a thank you note that evening, just saying you appreciate their taking the time to consider you for the position; or you can call them a few days after the interview, if you haven't heard from them- don't be buggy, just say you were wondering if they'd had time to review your application.
Resumes are always a great door opener- a lot of teens think they're pointless, b/c they haven't got much history- but they aren't- a resume shows what you think your worth is, and demonstrates exactly what you can bring to the table, should they hire you.
A few other tips…
If you apply for a job, make sure you know what you're getting into- one of the worst things to have on your resume is a lot of gaps and short employments- it makes you look flaky and unreliable. If you interview with someone, and you get the vibe that it isn't a place you're going to be happy going to, don't proceed- just look for the next opportunity.
Many employers ask what you want in terms of wages- don't get all shy and say “it's okay- whatever you decide”, etc- have a number in your head before going in (and that number may change from interview to interview- if the job is more demanding, you should ask for more). Firmly say that you believe the caliber of your work warrants (lets say, for ex., eight bucks an hour)- from there, you can add, the specific amount is negotiable, and that you would consider other offers. Telling them you don't know, or that whatever they normally pay is okay with you makes you look childish- if you don't have enough confidence in yourself to demand what you think you're worth, neither will they.
Specific jobs you're probably qualified for depend on where you live- you can work in food service, but most likely only in fast food; if you do get hired into a nice restaraunt, you're limited there- they will only be able to use you as a hostess or a busser (clearing tables).
Telemarketing, customer service, customer contact, etc are all positions that you work from an office, usually with the aid of a computer that auto-dials numbers for you. You wear a headset, and when someone picks up, you will have a script pop up on your computer screen tailor made to that customer's account.
I worked from the age of 14 on through high school- I did everything from coffeehouses to retail shops to restaraunts and pizza joints, magazine selling, appointment setting and bill collecting. I personally, never was happy in the office settings.
The law allows telemarketing or bill collectors to be conducted from 7am to 9pm (though some states vary)- so almost every company has their morning shift- the full timers- and their evening shift, which is primarily composed of teens working from 4 to 9pm. The pay is usually decent, unless you work on commission (DONT!!!! You won't make what they say, I promise). I took a job as a bill collector b/c I was able to earn more there than I could working two other jobs- I also had a bunch of my friends come in and apply- those types of places usually pay you a bonus for referring friends to the job. Most of my friends loved the job- it's easy, pays well; but for me, it was just too stifling; plus I hate bothering people on the phone.
Another thing to consider right now- if you don't particularly love the idea of folding teeshirts or wrapping burgers, consider trying to go into business for yourself. Babysitting, dog walking, yard work, are all great ideas- but also, think about what you like to do- do you have any hobbies? Are you into sewing or anything? There's a wonderful site called etsy that's basically like ebay for handmade items. You post items you've made, and their price, and hopefully sell. There's tons of stuff on there- I'm a seamstress, I run my own business selling hand-made, natural-fiber, fair-trade fabric clothing and other green/eco-friendly handmade items; and etsy has been a great place for sales. If you have a minute, check the site out, and just kind of browse through it- you'll be amazed at the variety of stuff available- and there's LOTS of teenagers making good money on there.
I hope this may have helped some- I wish you lots of luck; and if you have any questions about the etsy community or anything else, you can email me anytime; my adress is on my profile.
Love and Light

Laura asks…

Am going to start online cloth shops and i would like to get unique names for my online shop?

i want 5 to 6 unique names for my online teenager cloth shop kindly let me know if you have something in your mind

dknol answers:

I have no idea what teenagers would be buying cloth for unless it's for a home economics project — you know, for example to sew a gym bag or something.

Lizzie asks…

What is a good online comic for teenagers like the teen buzz?

I need good free online comics for teenagers.

dknol answers:

You might like Mega Tokyo.

Robert asks…

How can i make money if im a teenager?

I'm 14 and i want to make some money. I have seen loads of online surveys teenagers can do to make money, but there all American websites, does anybody no any english websites where they will pay you to do surveys and things like that? Thanks

dknol answers:

Hi!

Before you decide to join to some program, demand to see payment proof! Most people are not going to be able to show you one – because they never saw the money. Internet is full of income possibilities, sadly most of them are scams.

I work online since 2001. With a part-time job I make more than enough to support my family. Take 5 min of your time and watch my video. I will give you some basic information and I will prove to you that I receive payments every week and month. Send me an e-mail, and I will give you the link: wahopportunities1@gmail.com
I don't want to post direct link here – its against Yahoo rules (everybody is posting them anyway, tho…)

It is a worldwide, free to join and legitimate program, anybody can sign up. I can help you get started and along the way. You are welcome to duplicate what I am doing – I give step by step instructions to all my members. It is hard to start with online job by yourself, you will do to many unnecessary things and lost a lot of time. I can point you in the right direction.

But, actually its easy and income is just … :) Email me if you have any questions.

Take care and don't be fouled by scammers!

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