Are you the kind of teen who is tired of being broke? How about the new iPhone you’re thinking to buy, you even want to wear new clothes and shoes that are on-trend. But all these, your parents can’t give them to you.
Being a teenager is quite expensive. From buying new clothes, shoes, smartphones, you also want to be up to date with the latest fashions, buying a car, or even saving for college and all other expenses that your parents don’t want or may not be able to do for you.
Fortunately, for teenagers, the internet is full of online jobs for teens and students who are very serious about making their own money. As you take more financial responsibility, you will need an extra source of income beyond the weekly or monthly allowance that your parents give you.
Apart from financial freedom, learning how to make money online will help to sharpen your entrepreneurial skills and also gain valuable life experiences.
Learn how to make money online from the comfort of your home with these online jobs.
1. Complete online surveys
Wanting your voice heard, companies are always looking for direct feedback and opinions from the consumers of their products in order to create new products or improve on the existing products.
Thousands of teens online are taking advantage of this and are earning extra cash by providing their opinions and thoughts to companies through paid surveys. There is a constant demand for this type of work, which makes it one of the best-paying online jobs for teens.
The truth is you won’t get rich by doing this, but you can get money to buy the new Xbox, PS5, or that new iPhone that you have been admiring. It is an easy and simple job that you can do at your home while chilling and listening to music or watching Netflix.
You can from a few cents to $10 for each paid survey and it is easier for you to do over 3 surveys a day.
Below are some of the high paying survey sites for teens;
American Consumer Opinion:
This is for 14 years old and older. The questions are in the format of multiple questions, which is easier for you to answer. They have paid out more than $30,000,000 to millions of users.
You must be at least 16 years to participate in the Survey Junkie, it is one of the most popular paid survey sites with mobile apps where you can provide honest reviews and opinions and earn points. 100 points equal to $1 and once you get 500 points, you can redeem your points into cash. Payments can be done via PayPal, Direct Bank Transfers, and also free Gift Cards.
Surveys can take anywhere from 1 minute to 20 minutes longer. Typically the longer the survey the more points you earn.
This is for 13 years old and older. From their website, Swagbucks claims to pay over $432 Million to users and they give out over 7,000 free Gift Cards every day. They are free to join and for every completed survey you earn Swagbuck points which range from 1-1,000 SBs. the number of points you redeem depends on which prize you choose. Most of the surveys pay around 60 SBs and you can redeem a $5 Amazon Gift Card when you reach 500 SBs.
When you Sign Up with Swagbucks, you get free $10 as a Signup bonus and you generally need 200 SBs to cash out. Processing of Gifts can take up to 10 business days.
Surveys from My Points can be taken by teens of 13 years and above. You will receive a welcome bonus of $5 and teens earn money by answering simple questions, watching videos, searching the web, and also make shopping.
A teen of 16 or 17 years can take surveys from Branded Surveys by parents’ approval. It is one of the most popular survey sites. You can earn free 100 points upon signing up and it’s free to join.
Their Survey Matching Engine will connect to different opportunities that match your demographic information, this comes after filling in your personal information. Another way to earn from Branded Surveys is participating in daily polls, challenges and also referring family and friends. Their payment threshold is 1000 points which are equal to $10. You can cash out with PayPal, Favorite Gift Cards, or Send your money directly to your Bank Account.
Lifepoints is a site to allows you to earn points redeemable for Gift Cards by completing surveys and simple tasks. It is available all over the world and offers surveys in 26 languages. This means everyone can participate, provide feedback and earn points.
InboxDollars lets you earn money by completing tasks like playing games online, searching the web, downloading coupons and of course, watching ads — things you may do already. With Inbox Dollars, you can take surveys, earn cash, it’s that simple you can even earn money watching TV.
2. Get paid for Everyday Activities
This is similar to doing the things you’re doing every day such as watching videos or searching the web and get paid. Hey! I have good news for you, you can actually do those things and earn extra cash every day with Swagbucks.
On Trustpilot, Swagbucks has a 4.3/5 stars rating which makes it good and safe. It’s 100% free to join and you will earn free $5, as a welcome bonus when you Signup and Verify your emails, this only takes 30 seconds to do.
You can earn points that are redeemable in cash or gift cards by doing everyday activities such as;
- Watching funny videos
- Playing games
- Searching the web
- Answering surveys
- Shopping online
You won’t get rich while doing this on Swagbucks but at least you can pay off your bills and grab that new iPhone that you really admire. Yes! You can have those latest fashionable clothes and shoes that you admire.
3. Make Money Online While Blogging
Blogging is what will bring you passive income in the long run. You can earn income from the confront of your home. If you have any topic or niche that you have learned about and can’t just stop talking about it with your friends at school. You can start your own blog and start making money online who your blog traffic grows. You can earn money from display Google AdSense Ads, writing sponsored posts, Affiliate Marketing, selling digital products, and also offering online courses.
You could turn your interests into a full-time job. That’s what I did, and yes! I was a teen by the time I started and I don’t regret why I choose this path.
Blogging is perfect for you if you have something to share with the world and prefer to write instead of being in front of a camera. It’s one of the top and legit work from home jobs for teens.
For money-making blogs, you will need a hosting account and a domain name, which you can purchase with PayPal or Credit Card, if you don’t have any, you can ask your parent to aid you.
4. Become a YouTuber
You watch YouTube videos every day, but have you ever thought that you can come up with your own YouTube video one day. Or maybe you lack motivation? Right? Think of Ryan of the Ryan Toys Review, he was the most paid YouTuber in 2018 earning $22 million. Ok! You’re no surprised by the amount of money he earned, how about being 7 years old, I see you’re now surprised.
You wondering how Ryan got there!
It all started when he asked his mom “How comes am not on YouTube when all other kids are?”. This one question changed the family’s lives forever.
Being a YouTuber is can be a lot of fun, but just like blogging, you will need to first build an audience for you to start making a gig. While you’re still young, this is the right time to start building your backlog of YouTube Videos for your Channel.
If you’re comfortable on camera, know how to edit videos, and are passionate about a topic, you can start and monetize a YouTube channel. If your videos become popular, you can make money through ad revenue. You need to have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours and meet other requirements to make money from ads
The number one thing you’ll need is a passion for your subject matter. Whether it’s fashion, literature, furniture, Motown records, video games, or personal finance, your energy and passion for your subject can draw viewers to your YouTube channel.
As your audience grows, so will your opportunities to earn extra money through Google Adsense ads and affiliate marketing. You’ll just need a Google account to get started with a YouTube Channel.
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5. Write articles online for Blogs, Companies or Business
Freelancer jobs are available online for teens. From platforms like Freelancer.com, Upwork, Fiverr, and Hubpages, you can find jobs for teens such as Graphics Designing, writing, translation, animation, video editing, programming, and even voice-over work.
Freelancer jobs can be perfect for teens who love writing and have access to a computer, and you can write more during the summer ad winter breaks.
You can join Fiverr if you’re 13 years old and above. Fiverr is an online marketplace where you can do jobs referred to as gigs and earn around $5 and above. It’s free to join. Other platforms like Freelancer.com require you to be 16years and above, it is the same as Fiverr but you could slightly earn more. Platforms like Hubpages also accept teens with the consent of their parents.
6. Become an Online Tutor
Tutoring is one of the best online jobs for teens if you’re the kind of teen who enjoys helping other students, SkimaTalk is the best platform that hires teenagers.
If you’re a great Student in English, Mathematics, Science, or any other subject, you can find tutoring jobs that pay even more than surveys, you could still be working from home at your own pace.
SkimaTalk will pay you for teaching English to students from other countries. All you need to get started is a computer with high-speed internet, headsets, a microphone, and a Skype Account.
As a tutor with SkimaTalk, you conduct 25-minute sessions with students via Skype. Teachers can set their own rates, but most conduct three free sessions first before setting their own prices. SkimaTalk takes a 20% fee from every session. Teachers are paid via PayPal once per month. You have to be 18 years old and a native English speaker.
After you sign up for an account and complete your profile, you’ll need to complete a few simple tests. Once you’re approved, you can set your availability and rates and begin teaching.
7. Pet Sitter
Rover is one of the largest networks of pet sitters and dog walkers. You should be at least 18 years to register with Rover. If you’re a teen interested in earn extra income from pet sitting, boarding, dog walking, and dog care services, this is a good place to start.
Providers set their own rates and criteria for the pets they’d like to work with, and they can offer one or multiple types of services. You’ll also set your own schedule, making this a great job for busy high school seniors looking for part-time work.
8. T-shirt Seller
CafePress is the perfect place to sell your T-Shirts. It requires you to be 13 years old to use CafePress and teens between 13-18 years need the supervision of their parents. CafePress is an online gift store that sells T-Shirts, Coffee Mugs, and Water bottles. You design and create items to sell and they do the promoting, marketing, and selling for you. There’s a range of items allowed which include;
- Men’s clothing
- Women’s clothing
- Baby clothing
- Home and decor
- Stickers and signs
You can design your own products by using the ‘Design Your Own’ section on the website. Select the product that you want to design, and use the CafePress design tools to produce the item.
The amount of money that you make depends on how much markup you put on your items. You get to choose how much to charge, so it’s entirely up to you. You’ll earn 5% to 10% of the sale price for each item you sell. Because the profit margin is so low, it’s a good idea to promote your products on other platforms to increase your sales.
9. Review Music
Reviewing music is yet another online paying job for teens who enjoy listening to and exploring new music. Sites like Slice The Pie can pay people for reviewing songs, commercials, and much more. Your opinions and reviews can help brands, record labels, and artists to shape their products before they go live. Artists always want to get honest feedback and opinions from their teen audience so they can make better music for everyone. You can support unassigned artists and make money at the same time.
It is unclear about the minimum age required to join Slice The Pie, but many sources state that a 13-year-old teen and older can join.
You get paid depending on the quality of your review, and your star rating on the site for example, a 1-star reviewer earns $0.03 per track review, while a 5-star reviewer makes $0.15 for each track reviewed. You’ll receive your money via your PayPal account – and you can cash out when your account reaches $10.
You can get a referral bonus when you refer a friend or family and parents have to monitor what their children are doing on the platform.
10. Get paid for being a customer service representative
This requires a teen to be at least 16 years old and above. It is a fantastic way of making regular income online and the basic pay is $10. You can find Customer Service Representative jobs from companies or individual websites. These jobs can help you to build character and also boat your confidence in the future.
All you need to get started is good quality high-speed internet access, comfortable speaking to people on the phone, go through a training program, a quiet place to work, and the required computer system. You may also need a headset with a mic and webcam to communicate with customers or supervisors.
For example, U-Haul hires people to work as at-home customer service representatives where they help customers book moving trucks. The work is available on an as-needed basis, and you can apply on its jobs page. Just click on the “Work from Home” category and “I’m a new applicant” to fill out your application.
11. Get paid to Proofread
You can do this job on Fiverr if you’re 16 years and on Upwork if you’re 18 years old and above. Of course, your grammar should be perfect. Companies like Textmaster or MTurk, which is part of Amazon, will allow you to earn money by proofreading other people’s work (even as a teen!).
If you’re good at catching mistakes in other people’s writing or are comfortable transcribing documents, you could work as a proofreader. This involves reading through documents to find mistakes or doing basic transcriptions of audio files.
Proofreading is a perfect online job for teens who enjoy reading and have excellent grammar skills.
12. Become a Data Entry Specialist
Yes, data entry jobs still exist and they actually very common. If you’re 18 years old and above, detailed oriented, comfortable with spreadsheets, or don’t mind taking repetitive tasks, you can work as a data entry specialist. Working in data entry usually involves taking figures or text from one source and inputting them into another. Sometimes you need to have a high school diploma, but other sites may not have this requirement.
You can find flexible data entry jobs through sites like FlexJobs. One downside is that you have to pay a monthly fee to access listings on FlexJobs.
Data entry work is easy. It requires an Internet connection, an ability to type quickly and accurately, and a comfortable place to work.
Clickworker is paying teens to do various online data entry jobs. And here are some of the examples of data entry jobs.
Text Creation – write product descriptions for clothes, online shops, and travel offers.
Categorization –differentiate image files from audio files by adding tags to them.
Research – searching the web for business and restaurant addresses.
App Testing – help app creators find bugs on their new apps.
13. Get paid to type
Companies such as Gotranscript can hire teens to transcribe audio files for their clients. These audio files can be phone interviews, podcasts, or meetings. All you have to do is to listen to the audio file and write what you hear. It seems to be an easy job, but typing skills are the backbone of this particular job if you’re very fast and accurate when it comes to typing, then you’re ready to make some money.
You can earn up to $36 per hour of audio transcribed with GoTranscript. The company reports that the highest earner makes $1,215 per month and the average earning is $150 per month. Payments are made via PayPal or Payoneer.
14. Voice Actor
If your 13 years old and older, you can register with voices.com so long as your parent or guardian manages your account and agrees to comply with the terms for keeping the kids online.
The site is a free online marketplace that connects voice actors with clients who need their talent. Employers post opportunities, and the actors submit a demo along with a quote to the prospective clients.
Voice-over actors can find work doing commercials, podcasts, video games, and radio. This is a good way for teens who are interested in broadcasting, acting, or entertainment to find part-time work and learn about the industry.
The rate per project varies. This is a perfect job for teens who love theater, broadcasting or are avid members of the drama department.
15. Sell your old things for cash
Garage sales were really popular back then because people were able to sell their used goods for quick cash.
Shoppers would walk away with a great deal on items they like and sellers get a nice stack of bills for things they no longer use. It’s a win-win situation for everyone!
Nowadays, you don’t need to hold a garage sale to sell your pre-loved goods – who has time to sit around and wait all day for buyers? You can achieve the same result with eBay to earn hundreds of dollars.
Did you get a new iPhone as a gift and don’t need your old phone anymore? Sell it on eBay and pocket $150.
Do you really need to have 8 pairs of shoes? Keep the ones you absolutely need and sell the rest!
Let’s not forget about the different styles of clothes sitting in your closet. When are you ever going to wear them again – probably never! List it on eBay and pocket the cash.
Selling on eBay is easy, you can choose to set your own prices or you can auction off your items.
Browse around eBay to see how much other sellers charge for similar products. You can charge higher prices if your items are in better condition compared to other sellers. Also, be sure to factor in the shipping costs and other fees eBay charges in your prices.
16. Sell your Photos for Cash
You can monetize your photography skills with Shutterstock. Are you the one said to be photogenic? Do you have the perfect smile that all people need to see, how about making food look 100X tastier? Monetize those breath-taking sceneries you take with your smartphone.
There are many people online buying quality photos to use for their blogs, websites, presentations, and products. If you’re successful in building a brand for yourself, you may be able to turn your hobby into a career.
17. Get paid to review calls
Every time you call customer service, you’ll hear this line before they connect you to a representative – “this call may be recorded for training and quality purposes.”
Believe it or not, there are companies that actually review these calls.
Humanatic pays reviewers for listening to recorded phone calls and answering simple questions regarding the calls.
Questions such as did the agent answer the customer’s questions thoroughly?
This information is used to generate reports and statistics for their clients to help companies improve their businesses.
It’s free to sign up with Humanatic. You can review calls at home whenever you want and, as much or little as you want. Payments are made via PayPal so you’ll need to have a PayPal account.
18. Become a Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant can complete a wide variety of tasks — scheduling appointments, designing publications, formatting presentations, posting social media content. You must be at least 13 years old to use Fiverr, Instagram, and Facebook, and 18 to use Upwork. Virtual assistant work is a great online job for teens who are organized, don’t mind talking on the phone, and can figure out different online systems quickly.
You can work as a virtual assistant for a company or a single entrepreneur. Clients may ask you to work a certain number of hours a week or on an as-needed basis. You can set your own rates and increase them as you get more clients and learn more skills.
Sites like Upwork and Fiverr are good resources for finding virtual assistant clients. You can also join business-related Facebook groups and keep an eye out for members in need of a virtual assistant. Be sure to tell people about your services. Word of mouth can be a powerful tool for growing a new business.
Believe it or not, you don’t have to be 18 to work as a virtual assistant. Some platforms don’t have age requirements to sign up. You would need some strong computer skills and to be well organized.
19. Become a Website Tester
Companies or individuals may hire other people to test their websites usually those who are not affiliated with these websites, to check for errors, bugs, and problems to prevent the company from having its real customers experience such problems.
Sites like UserTesting.com or TestingTime.com will pay you to test websites and provide written or verbal feedback. You can earn $10 per 20-minute test and more for interviews. The site pays via PayPal. You must be 18 years old to create an account.
20. Become a Graphic Designer
If you’re proficient with design software and programs like Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, you can start a side hustle working as a graphic designer for sites like Redbubble and Society6. These sites let you upload designs that you can then sell on coffee mugs, pillows, and stickers.
Artists on Society6 earn about 10% of the retail price while average designers earn 17% on Redbubble. You’ll have to promote your work on social media to get more sales, so don’t be afraid to share it on your profiles.
21. Become a Brand Ambassador
Brands always need ambassadors that bring new customers to their site. One such brand is Boostapal Ambassador Program – and they will pay you $10 per new student you enroll.
Plus, you could get money each time your parent shops. You’ll need to invite your parents to join Boostapal and become your “boosters” – so that each time they shop in various stores in the Boostapal mall, you receive money from each purchase they make.
It’s 100% free for you, and your boosters.
22. Sell your Crafts Online
Etsy offers many online jobs for teenagers who are creative and crafty. You can make extra money online by selling your handmade creations on Etsy.
Whether you’re talented in drawing art, designing unique jewelry or knitting accessories, you can make some serious cash by creating your own Etsy shop.
You could even look into flipping furniture and selling your handcrafted designs on Etsy for extra money.
Since it’s your Etsy shop, you can set the prices for things you want to sell. Once the item is delivered to the buyer, you’ll get paid through PayPal.
Many interested buyers are searching online for unique art pieces to express their individuality. Why store your personal collection of art in a dark closet when you can sell your work to someone who will appreciate your masterpiece? And trust me; there will be someone who appreciates your work. 🙂
23. Become a Social Media Manager
Many small businesses are hiring people to manage their social media accounts to help improve their online presence and reach new customers.
However, businesses won’t just hand you a job because you know how to use Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, etc. They’re looking for someone that has relevant experience, like building a following on these social media platforms.
So if you’re a typical teen, you’re probably comfortable with using social media. If you’re funny or like writing short captions, you can probably find a side hustle working as a social media manager. This would include crafting posts, taking photos, creating graphics, responding to comments, and engaging with other brands.
You can find clients directly through word of mouth or on sites like Upwork or Fiverr. Social media management is a serious job, and you can get paid well if you drive traffic and sales for clients.
Tips for Teens looking for online Jobs
Have your PayPal Account Ready
Money companies and individuals who pay online use PayPal as their payment method, so you will need a PayPal account set to get paid.
However, PayPal no longer offers Students PayPal Accounts. According to PayPal’s User Agreement Policy, you should at least be 18 years old and above to open an account. If you’re below 18 years, ask your parent to open a PayPal Account for receiving your payments and withdraw funds for you.
Be aware of scams
Just like you have seen above, there are very many legitimate companies that offer legitimate work from home jobs for teens. However, you should be careful with Internet scams where you’re asked to pay money to train you. Real companies that offer online jobs will train you for free – you don’t need to pay a single penny to work for them. Runaway from anyone that tries to get you to fork out the cash.
Just know that those jobs that require no experience will pay you less compared to those that require an experience of more years. Focus on gaining more skills than getting paid more since you’re still young
Is there any popular part-time online job for teenagers that we didn’t mention? If yes please include it in the comments below.
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