Updated June 24, 2020

Online Jobs for Teens

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Teenagers can earn money online. Take a look at these jobs to work from home that pay surprisingly well.

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Spotify. Phone. Nike kicks. It adds up.

Maybe you're saving up for college or just trying to buy a Switch. Between juggling family and school, it's hard to get a part-time job.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to earn money from home. But it can be scary to work online, so we weeded out the scams from the legit gigs.

Check out this list of ideas to get started.

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It can be tough to always ask your parents for some spending money. But there are plenty of ways to earn extra cash online if you're 13 years and older. Some of the most popular online jobs for teens include completing surveys, rating music, and selling used clothes and items.

In addition to having extra spending money, a small side job can help you learn budgeting techniques and skills.

How can I make money online under 18?
  • Sell items on Poshmark, eBay, or Etsy
  • Fill out online surveys at a number of different websites
  • Review calls on Humantic
  • Drive for Uber, a ridesharing service
  • Deliver groceries or takeout orders

Fill Out Surveys on Survey Junkie

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Survey Junkie pays teenagers to share their opinions on numerous topics, including drinks, make-up, restaurants, video games, and everything in between.

Teens 13 years and older can sign up for Survey Junkie and share their thoughts. Signing up takes less than 5 minutes, and you can start earning money right away. Money earned per survey will vary widely, but you can earn up to $35 per survey.

Share Your Opinion on Harris Poll

The Harris Poll is a survey company that influences decision-makers in politics and beyond. By participating, you will be able to help influence people in power and see the results of polls you participate in.

The Harris Poll is one of the most prestigious e-polls. They pay their poll-takers in gift cards for popular companies like Starbucks and Amazon.

Become an Influencer on Toluna

Toluna connects you with brands so you can express your opinions about their products. If you're unhappy with your TV plan or have feedback for your local news station, this platform will pay you to share your thoughts.

Participate in daily lotteries and earn money for your opinions. Then, redeem your earnings for gift cards and more.

Complete Tasks on InstaGC

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This survey company pays users to watch videos, shop and test applications for various companies. You'll take surveys and earn points for each survey.

You will be paid in points, and each point equals one cent. Every task you complete will be worth 10 to 100 points. Take out your money when you've earned just $1 and redeem for cash or gift cards for retailers like Amazon or Walmart.

Earn Cash Back on Swagbucks

Join Swagbucks and earn money when shopping online with some of your favorite stores. Every time you spend money, you'll earn cash back. In addition to earning money back, you will get special coupons and discounts.

Swagbucks has a variety of other ways to earn money, including watching exclusive videos and using certain search engines. You can also earn up to 18 points for every $1 spent on online games.

You can sign up if you're over 13 years old. You will be paid out in cash through PayPal or through gift cards.

Sell on eBay

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On eBay, you can sell almost anything you own: shoes, electronics, and more. You can buy things used and resell them or auction them on eBay to make a profit. When you sell with eBay, the company's platform will help you price out shipping costs, which you can include in your price or charge separately.

Once you earn money, eBay will pay you in several ways: via PayPal, PayPal credit, credit or debit card, and payment upon pickup.

While you need to be 18 years or older to make an account, minors are allowed to use an adult's account with permission.

Keep in mind that eBay, and most sales sites, will take a small percentage of your sales.

Sell on Etsy

Teens 13 years and older can sell handmade crafts and goods on Etsy, a popular online marketplace.

If you're under the age of 18, you'll need your parents' permission to open up an Etsy account. You and your parents will both be managing the shop, under Etsy's policies.

Sell Textbooks on Bookscouter

If you've got a pile of used textbooks collecting dust, consider selling them to other students. Bookscouter claims to be the world's largest textbook buyback provider and allows you to sell your textbooks and used books to earn extra money.

When you list your books, the website will help by comparing your books to more than 30 sellers at once. Then, when a buyer purchases your book, just print out the prepaid postage label and mail it off.

Offer Your Services on Fiverr

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On Fiverr, teens can offer their skills and have people pay them for certain projects. You can post a wide variety of skills, including video editing, social media scheduling, UI/UX projects, and more.

Fiverr puts the power in your hands: you pick the price point for your services, though Fiverr will take cut of your earnings.

Teens aged 13 years and older can use Fiverr. Once you earn money, you can get paid via PayPal.

Work from Home with U-Haul

From time to time, U-Haul will offer work-from-home customer service jobs. Unlike other jobs on this list, this gig is more of an adult position. While they normally hire those over 18, they will sometimes hire teens 16+.

Complete Tasks on TeenEyes

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This online market research firm will pay you to do small tasks like surveys, focus groups, product testing, and more. Companies on the website provide services and products for teens. Every time you complete a task, you earn points for the task. One point is one cent. Each task can be worth anywhere from 200 points to 2,000 points. You can cash out via check once you reach $10. Teens 13 to 18 years old can sign up.

Rate and Review Music on Slice the Pie

On Slice the Pie, you can rate and review music for money. It's a simple system: listen to a clip of a song and give it a rating from 1 to 10, along with four to five sentences explaining why. You can rate and review if you are 13 years or older.

Payment will vary depending on the clip. You can earn anywhere from 7 cents to 15 cents. In addition, Slice the Pie will run promotions where they pay more for your ratings for certain clips. You can get paid every Tuesday and Friday via PayPal, but you must have at least $10 in your account to request a payout.

Review Calls on Humantic

Humantic pays people to listen and review calls recorded for quality assurance purposes. As a reviewer with Humantic, you'll listen to the call, answer a few questions, and submit your responses.

With Humantic, you don't have to listen to live phone calls or be a third party on any calls. You can work on your own schedule and listen to calls on your own time.

You can earn anywhere from $1 to $4.50 per hour, and Humantic pays out via PayPal.

Tutor on SameSpeak

On SameSpeak, you talk to people in English to help them learn the language better. Prior to starting the conversation, you will be given a list of things the students needs to work on to improve their conversational skills.

For every 30-minute conversation you have with a student, you will get paid $10. You can cash out once you reach $100 earned. Then, the website will pay you via PayPal. You need to be 16 years or older to sign up.

Highest Paying Job for a 14-Year-Old
  • Sell your designs on Redbubble or Cafepress
  • If you have marketable skills, freelance on Upwork
  • Shop through Rakuten and get cash back
  • Take surveys on SurveyJunkie

Best Survey Sites for Teens

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There's a reason survey sites are so popular: they're easy and quick for almost everyone. Since there are so many survey sites to choose from, we've rounded up some popular options to consider.

  • Epoll
    On Epoll, teens age 13 and up can complete surveys for cash and rewards. You'll complete the surveys for points, and can then cash your points for gift cards.

  • YouGov
    On YouGov, teens can share their opinions on everything from their favorite brands to what they watch on Netflix. Teens 16 years and older can sign up.

    You can get paid in cash or swap your points for gift cards at popular stores like Amazon or Old Navy.

  • My Soapbox
    On MySoapbox, teens can earn cash for completing surveys on products and services they use daily. You can use this website if you're 13 years or older. Once you earn points, you can redeem them for gift cards at your favorite stores.

  • Opinion Outpost
    You can earn points for every survey you complete, and cash out for prizes, gift cards, or money. Opinion Outpost is available to those 13 and older.

  • Springboard America
    Teens 14+ years of age can earn a small amount of money for completing surveys with Springboard America. Once you reach $50, you can receive a payout through check or make a charitable donation.

  • OneOpinion
    Teens can earn points by completing surveys and cash out once they reach 25,000 points. You can choose to be paid via PayPal, Visa prepaid cards, or Amazon gift cards. You can sign up if you're 13 years or older. However, teens under 18 years old will need their guardian's permission.

  • Panel Station
    Compared to other sites, Panel Station has far fewer surveys. However, surveys on this site are much more valuable. You can cash out once you reach 3,000 points, though some surveys may earn you 5,000 points. The site also features sweepstakes and prize drawings.

  • Valued Opinions
    The downside to Valued Opinions is the payout methods: teens can only pick from Amazon gift cards or a Visa prepaid card once they reach $20. You need to be 18 years and older to join.

  • Branded Surveys
    Teens 13 years or older can sign up with Branded Surveys and earn points for sharing their opinions. Surveys may be worth as much as 300 points and you may even earn partial credit if you don't finish the survey. Once you earn 1,000 approved points, you can cash out with PayPal or gift cards.

  • e-Rewards
    E-Rewards is an invite-only platform to share your perspective through surveys and product testing. As payment, you'll earn e-Rewards currency that you can exchange for dining points, airline miles, and other experiences. To sign up, you will need to be 13 years or older.

  • Ipsos
    This online market research company will pay you to complete surveys. Each survey will earn you 10-100 points, and you can cash out through PayPal (with 500 points minimum) or for gift cards to retailers like Amazon or Target. You will get about 4 surveys per month, on average.

  • MyPoints
    MyPoints pays you to complete surveys and shop online using their platform.

    You can earn gift cards for shopping with 1,500+ stores, or you can opt for payout through PayPal. If you're under 18, you'll need parental permission to use the site.

Easy Jobs for 18+ Teens to Earn Money

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  • Deliver Groceries on Shipt
    Pick up and deliver groceries with Shipt, an online grocery delivery service. As a grocery shopper, you'll be paid per hour with added tips.

    Shipt claims you can earn up to $25 an hour, but it will depend on the order count and tips. You need to be at least 18 years old to sign up.

  • Deliver Takeout on Postmates
    Sign up to be part of the Postmates fleet and start earning money (plus tips) delivering food to people around your city. Most Postmates drivers can earn $10+ an hour.

    Best part? The gig is flexible, which means teens can deliver around their school hours or other commitments.

  • Earn Money for Shopping with Shopkick
    Download the Shopkick mobile app to earn points, or "kicks," for visiting or shopping at popular stores.

    In return, you can redeem points for free gift cards to stores like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

    You'll earn points with Shopkick regardless of whether you shop online or in stores.

  • Get Cash for Completing Tasks on FusionCash
    On FushionCash, teens as young as 13 can earn cash for completing tasks, searching the web, shopping, and more.

  • Watch Ads on Jingit
    On Jingit, teens can watch ads and complete corresponding surveys. You'll earn up to $0.50 per ad and get paid with either a Visa debit card or music credits at music.me.

  • Sell Used Clothes on Poshmark
    Poshmark is one of the most popular online platforms to sell used clothes and items. You can make an account, list your items for sale at the price you pick, and wait for buyers to bid on items. You can negotiate on price with the buyer.

    The app does not set a minimum age. The minimum age will depend on each state's minimum age of consent. In most states, that age range is 16 to 18 years old. You can withdraw your earnings anytime and deposit them directly to your bank account. Poshmark will take a commission, though. For sales under $15, the company takes a flat rate of $2.95. For anything over $15, Poshmark takes 20%.

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      Sign up using your friend's username as referral code. New accounts created with a referral must be associated with a unique identity in order to be eligible for credits.

    Other Sites Like Poshmark
    Sell your used clothing and items through Depop, an app similar to Poshmark and eBay. You'll make an account and list your clothing items. Buyers will pay for your clothes; the money will be deposited into a PayPal account. Depop takes a 10% commission from your sales.

  • Drive for Uber
    If you are at least 18, have your own car and a driver's license, you can sign up to drive for Uber. The big benefit of driving for Uber is making your own schedule.

    You can make at least $10 an hour, though your exact pay will depend on where, when, and how often you work.

  • Pet Sit on Rover
    If you love animals and you're at least 18 years old, sign up for Rover.com and earn money by pet sitting. In addition to dogs, you can also pet sit cats and various other animals.

    Users report getting their first pet-sitting job within just a few weeks. Once you finish the job, you can immediately withdraw your earnings.

  • Become an Ambassador for Stella & Dot
    Become a jewelry sales representative with Stella & Dot and earn a little extra cash—once you've made the starting investment.

    Stella & Dot is a direct-selling multilevel marketing company that requires you buy the products from the company, and then sell them. You can earn commission on your sales. You must be at least 18 years old to sign up and start selling.

  • Become a Designer with Origami Owlettes
    Sell Origami Owl jewelry as part of their youth entrepreneurs program and get paid for sharing the jewelry with your friends.

    To sell as a youth entrepreneur, you must be between the ages of 11 and 17 years old. You'll earn 50% commission on everything you sell, but, like other programs, the Origami Owlettes program asks you to make an upfront investment.

  • Brand Affiliate on NuSkin
    Become a brand affiliate with NuSkin, a skincare company, and start your own business by sharing their skincare products with friends and family. You will earn money by reselling the NuSkin products or through sales compensation.

    According to NuSkin, you can earn at least $40 a month depending on how much product you sell. You can start selling at 16 or 17 with parental consent.

  • Distributor on Gel Moment
    Sell and distribute nail products when you become a Gel Moment Distributor. To sell with Gel Moment, you must be 16 years old or older. To start selling, you'll need to buy an enrollment package.

    Once you buy the package, you can begin selling your products to earn commission. You can only sell Gel Moment in the USA, Canada, UK, and Australia.

  • Become a #POSHBoss on Perfectly Posh
    Sell natural skincare products and earn cash on the side with Perfectly Posh. To start selling, you'll need to buy a start kit as an investment. Then, you can earn compensation on the full retail volume. In addition, you can earn monthly bonuses to boost your bank account.

    Teens 13 and older can sell Perfectly Posh products. However, if you sign up under the age of 18, you must contact their support number.

  • Babysit on Care.com
    Care.com offers some babysitting jobs available for teenagers. First, create a profile on the website. Then, share your photo and qualifications to attract prospective clients.

    Be sure to list your pay range so families have an idea of how you fit into their budget.

  • Sell Designs on CafePress
    Artists and designers can sell their designs through CafePress. You simply make an account, upload your designs (which can be printed on items like tote bags and mugs), then wait for them to sell.

    When a customer buys an item with your design, you'll earn a commission based on the sales value. The minimum age is 13, but to use the site under the age of 18, you'll need parental consent.

    Other Sites Like CafePress
    Similar to CafePress, designers can sell their work on Redbubble and earn a passive income. To start, make an account and upload your designs.

    Your work will be placed on a variety of items, from tote bags to pillows. Once a customer buys one of those items, you'll earn a commission. To start, you'll need to be at least 16 years old.

  • Complete Microtasks on Clickworker
    Clickworker is an online crowdsourcing platform that lets "clickworkers" get paid for small tasks. You can help with things like SEO, translation, data verification, and more.

    As soon as you complete the initial assessment to prove your skills, you can take on as many tasks as you want and get paid instantly.

  • Offer Your Skills on Upwork
    Sign up for Upwork and start bidding on freelance jobs. Upwork's job offerings range from writing and editing to tech work to personal assistant side jobs. The minimum age is 14 years old.

    Other Sites like Freelancer
    If you're interested in Upwork but want more variety, check out Freelancer. They have a variety of jobs available, from managing social media to designing T-shirts.

    When you get paid for your work, you can withdraw your money to your bank account or your PayPal account.

  • Post Videos on YouTube
    Making and posting videos online can earn you extra money, especially if you become popular. Most lucrative YouTube channels earn money from ad revenue or sponsored content. To get there, you'll need to build your follower base and view count. You can sign up if you're 13 years or older.

  • Tutor Students on Enroll
    Enroll connects teen tutors with students around the world, no matter the subject. If you excel in certain subjects, helping other students learn may be a good way to earn easy money.

    You don't need any professional qualifications to sign up, and you can start tutoring as young as 15 years old.

  • Multitask Online with Qmee
    Qmee is a browser extension that pays you to visit ads and take surveys. Once you install their browser extension, you can take surveys and share your opinions. In addition, Qmee will show you ads while you search the internet, and clicking those ads may earn you money.

    If you are located in the U.S. or the UK, you can start using Qmee once you're 13 years old. Qmee pays out to PayPal immediately, no matter the amount of money in your account.

  • Spin the Wheel on Qriket
    On the Qriket mobile app, users can spin a wheel to try to earn money. After you've watched short ads on the app, Qriket lets you spin the wheel (you can earn up to $5 per spin).

    There is no age requirement to use Qriket; however, depending on where you live, you may require parental guardian consent.

  • Buy and Sell on Facebook Yard Sales
    If you're looking to get rid of some clutter, consider selling your stuff at a yard sale on Facebook. Yard sale groups on Facebook enable you to reach more people and collaborate with neighbors.

    There's no age limit here, but you may need a parent or guardian to drive you around if you're not yet of driving age.

  • Get Rewards on Boostapal
    Boostapal will reward you for getting friends and family to use their online shopping portal. For each purchase, you get a percentage of the qualifying sales price, minus shipping and tax charges. You can cash out your account through PayPal or gift cards once you have over $10 in the account.

  • Find Deals on Ibotta
    Ibotta pays people to find good deals on everyday items through their app. Once you buy a product from a participating store, you can take a photo of your receipt and redeem your reward through the app. The app is free and gives you rebates through your phone right away.

  • Earn Cash Back on Rakuten
    When you shop online through Rakuten, you'll get a cash-back reward. Your rewards will be paid out four times a year to your PayPal account, or you can opt for a check instead. If you're a teen shopping online, this is an easy way to get money back in return.

  • Post on The Forum Wheel
    The Forum Wheel pays to get people to post new comments and drive engagement on forums and blogs across the internet.

    In order to start earning, you'll need to submit 10 posts to ensure you have good writing skills. Every post pays out $0.05, or one credit on the site. The more you post, the more money and rewards you earn. There is no minimum for a payout, and the site pays out through PayPal.

    Where can I get a job at 13?
    • Perform online tasks with Swagbucks
    • Fill out surveys on Survey Junkie
    • Watch online ads at Jingit
    • Share your opinions on a variety of sites like Teen Eyes, Opinion Outpost, and more.

What Experts Say

Making a living isn't always glamorous. Lots of people are afraid of getting stuck in unfulfilling jobs.

In an unpredictable job market, you don't have to go it alone. As part of our series on gig work and employment, CreditDonkey asked a panel of industry experts to answer some of readers' most pressing questions:

  • Is gig work replacing traditional employment?
  • Is it a good idea to work more than one job?
  • What can teens and young adults do to make themselves better job candidates?
  • How do you find your purpose and do what you love?
  • How is the gig economy changing the workforce?

Here's what they said:

Bottom Line

You don't have to wait until you're older to start making money. If you have a goal in mind, from saving for college to buying a new pair of running shoes, you can start earning extra cash as a teenager.

Be sure to research each site you consider using and receive parental permission if required. When you're ready to start earning, just remember: a little hard work goes a long way, and before long, your savings will begin to add up.

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