If you are a teenager under 18 and looking for an online job, then let it be known that there are a lot of options!
The online money-making world isn’t open to just adults as there are opportunities if you’re over the ripe age of 13.
As with all of my guides, it’s going to be quite extensive as I will list every single option I can find. Some pay $100+, whereas other options may pay a few bucks. No matter what you’re looking for, there should be something for you to start working with. All of the jobs I’m about to list are online only and are open to those under 18. I will not include any jobs that require you to be 18 or older as this kind of defeats the purpose of this post.
As a quick note, you may be overwhelmed at first, so I encourage you to at least highlight or mark the options that seem interesting to you. In each section, I will do my best to explain what the job entails, what you can expect to make as well as how you can apply.
If you’re under 18 and want to make some cash online, then take a seat and explore the many opportunities I’m about to mention below. Let’s begin!
40+ Online Jobs for Teens (Under 18 ONLY)
NOTE: Almost all of these companies pay out via PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account just yet, you can get one only if you have an adult that signs as a primary account holder.
If you have ever read any of my money-making posts on here, then you already know how much I praise Swagbucks.
In short, it’s an amazing platform where you can take surveys, complete offers and even watch videos for rewards, including PayPal cash. There’s a lot to do, and it won’t cost you a cent to start.
The great thing about Swagbucks is that you only need to be 13 years old to get started, and the best part is that you can get started right now. Yes, you could have a few bucks in hand in a few days.
I play around with Swagbucks a few minutes every day and easily make $200+ a month, most of which comes from surveys. I’m telling you right now that making $5 a day is extremely easy, and I’m almost certain you can make the same. I mean, check out my dashboard below…
The survey that I highlighted in the graph was worth 3,500 SB, the equivalent of $35. Even if you don’t snag a big one right away, those 100 SB (100 SB = $1) surveys add up.
As with all platforms, your results will vary as the number of surveys you receive is based upon your demographic. Nonetheless, you can make money, but the question is how much?
Signing up is 100% free. Be sure to follow my link below to receive your free $5 sign-up bonus.
- Website: Swagbucks
Survey Junkie (13+)
I mention Survey Junkie quite a bit on this website, and it’s for a good reason. It’s easy to use, it only focuses on surveys, and it’s not too hard to earn a few dollars a day. I use it weekly and have no problem earning $10~ a week.
I wrote about this very research company in the past and encourage you to check it out to see how it works in detail. It only takes seconds to join, and like Swagbucks, you can start earning in minutes.
If you’re at least 13 years old, then you can start earning rewards on the website. It’s 100% free to join.
- Website: Survey Junkie
As long as you have parental consent, then you can sign up for InstaGC at 13 years old.
Like Swagbucks, InstaGC offers a variety of ways to make cash, from taking surveys to watching videos. Tracking the people that sign up, it appears to be one of the most popular money-making survey sites I promote. One of the main reasons being that the minimum payout is only $1 and redemptions are almost instant. So, yes, you could have money in your PayPal account by tonight.
I did write about InstaGC in the past, so I recommend you at least check it out if you want to learn more about the platform in depth.
- Website: InstaGC
Qmee is a free browser and mobile app that will earn you cash rewards for simply sharing your opinions and even showing you price comparisons as you shop online. You can also earn money while watching ads as you browse the internet.
With the app, you can get paid while you’re on the go, or in the case you use the desktop version, you can take surveys as at any time you so choose.
The cool thing is that they don’t have a minimum, meaning you can cash out at any time. As long as you’re at least 13 years old, you can sign up to start earning cash.
- Website: Qmee
PrizeRebel reminds me a lot of InstaGC as they have a ton of offerings that can keep you quite busy for some time. Remember that you can sign up for all of these companies at once if you want to maximize your earnings!
I also wrote about them in the past and found them to be a nice alternative if you’re looking to make a few bucks a month. Don’t expect to get rich, but you can make $20+ a month easily if you log in every so often.
You will make most of your money from surveys, but there are other ways to earn, such as completing offers and watching videos.
- Website: PrizeRebel
FusionCash is yet another company I have wrote about in the past. You only need to be 13 years old, but you will need parental consent before you’re able to start earning cash. This seems to be pretty common in the industry.
I have found FusionCash to have some great surveys, some of which pay $5+. They do have other opportunities to earn, but most of your money will come from the surveys. The nice thing about them is that they pay cash only, so you don’t have to worry about a silly points system.
Expect to make about $25~ a month if you do a survey here and there. It’s not as great as Swagbucks of InstaGC, but I would definitely add it to your list as good survey opportunities do pop up.
- Website: FusionCash
Paid Viewpoint (13+)
Paid Viewpoint has become one of my favorite online survey sites.
The cool thing about them is that every survey sent to you will pay out something, usually based on how many questions you answer. The more you answer, the more you can make. No other site really does this. Not only that, but the surveys are quick and very easy to complete.
You can sign up as long as you’re 13+ years old. After you sign up, just keep an eye out on your email inbox as the surveys tend to get snagged fast!
- Website: Paid Viewpoint
Slice the Pie (13+)
Slice the Pie is a lot different than your typical survey/research site as you’re asked to listen to music or watch videos and then rate the song in your own words. If you don’t mind exploring new music or shows/movies, then it could an option you enjoy.
The average review can pay anywhere from $0.07 to $0.20+ each, but they don’t take that long to finish. In my review, I feel that if you’re fast and good enough, it is possible to earn up to $12 per hour, but of course, your results will vary. Expect a few dollars an hour at least.
The cool thing about Slice the Pie is that you can start right away. The company pays out via PayPal, and you need at least $10 to cash out.
- Website: Slice the Pie
MyPoints is operated by the same company as Swagbucks. It works in the same exact way and is open to all U.S. residents older than 13 years old.
If you like the idea of taking surveys, watching videos or even completing an offer, then try to add as many of these platforms as possible to increase your earnings. There are quite a few, as seen in this post.
From my experience, you won’t make as much as Swagbucks, but I don’t see why you can’t make at least $50 for the month if you work at it daily.
- Website: MyPoints
YouGov is another one of my favorite research companies, one of the reasons being that every survey sent to your inbox can be completed.
Unlike many research companies that send you surveys and often kick you when you disqualify, YouGov won’t do this. You get the reward as long as you finish the survey in full.
Most surveys relate to current trends and are very different from your typical surveys. I found most of them to be quite fun actually.
The downside, as with a lot of these companies, is that you won’t make much since they don’t send a ton of invites. For that reason, expect to make maybe $50 every three to six months at most.
- Website: YouGov
SurveySavvy strictly offers survey opportunities, with the minimum payout set at a very low $1.
There’s no confusing points system so you know exactly what you’re going to make as you complete the survey.
I almost always have at least three to five surveys on my dashboard, some of which total more than $10. If you log in at least daily, there’s no reason you can’t make at least $25+ a month.
Be sure to check out my SurveySavvy review to learn more about it works in detail.
- Website: SurveySavvy
The Sweatcoin app will reward you to walk, and that’s it. I wrote about it in the past and found it to be an okay option if you walk 10,000+ steps a day.
Don’t expect to get rich with this app, nor would I consider it a “job,” but it could earn you a few bucks a month, sometimes more if you refer your friends.
You must be at least 13+ years old to use the app.
- Website: Sweatcoin
Toluna Influncers (13+)
Toluna offers a variety of ways to earn, from surveys to mini-poll, each of which pays out a certain number of points. Most of the surveys are interesting and won’t bore you to death like some you may be used to doing.
Most of the surveys sent are pretty easy to fill out and only take a few minutes to complete. The only downfall is that you won’t receive a ton of opportunities, meaning a small paycheck.
Nonetheless, this massive company is one to at least consider. Don’t expect to get rich, however.
- Website: Toluna Influencers
League of Trading (13+)
Yes, it is possible to make money playing video games, and this is where League of Trading can come into the picture.
On this platform, you can sell your game accounts from popular games such as League of Legends, RuneScape and World of Warcraft, to name a few.
As the largest game account marketplace on the market, you can earn hundreds for your account if it’s in demand. You must be at least 13+ to create an account.
- Website: League of Trading
If you’re unfamiliar with Fiverr, it’s basically a huge marketplace where you can sell just about any virtual service, from creating a graphic to writing an article. If you can do it online, then you can offer your services.
Now, unlike most of these options, wherein you can start making money immediately, it isn’t going to happen on Fiverr. You will need to market your business as well as learn how the platform works as there is a lot of competition.
Nonetheless, once you increase your reviews and prove that you can actually do a good job, you may have more jobs than you can handle. In some cases, it could turn into a full-time living! Some people even make six figures!
How much you make really depends on what you have to offer as well as how much you charge. Your results will vary.
- Website: Fiverr
Freelancer.com allows anyone older than 16 to join its platform.
Like Fiverr, Freelancer works in a similar way, but the biggest difference is that you can apply to jobs other people/businesses post. You can also create a profile where people can find you for work.
Like most of these freelancing websites, it can take some time to start getting work as you will need to build your reputation in lieu of reviews as you use the platform. Don’t expect to make money overnight!
- Website: Freelancer.com
Etsy, similar to that of Fiverr, is another online marketplace, only that it focuses on handmade and vintage-like items.
If you’re crafty, you may want to consider opening a storefront to see if you can get any bites. Like Fiverr, it will take some time to see your first sale, but there are so many books and videos online that can help you succeed and make quite a sum.
As long as you follow the company’s minor policy, you can safely sell on Etsy if you choose to do so at 13+.
- Website: Etsy.com
Flip Items (13+)
If you have some cash already saved up, consider learning the art of “flipping,” wherein you find an item cheaper for what it can sell.
It can take some time to learn, like some of the options I mentioned, but again, there are so many resources online, both free and paid, that can help you. For now, I would at least start with YouTube to see what other people are having success with. You can also check out this flipping subreddit to see what other people are doing as well. You can even use the cool website, BookScouter.com, to see what companies are buying books for as books tend to be a hot flipping item. In this case, you could buy books and then simply ship them off for payment.
Whether it’s buying a garage sale, a retailer’s clearance rack or even at a local thrift store, there are always ways to find something you can buy for low and then sell for high.
With your newfound items, consider selling on eBay, your local Facebook marketplace or even Craigslist. In meeting with anyone, however, always make sure you have a parent/adult present for safety purposes.
Write an eBook
Sadly, most freelancing writing websites ask that you’re at least 18+ years old if you want to start working with them.
If you love to write, it doesn’t mean you can’t make money online.
Consider using your writing skills and creating an eBook, in which you can sell on the Amazon platform.
In today’s technological era, it’s easier than ever to sell a book. No publisher is necessary nor do you need to find someone who can print your book.
Like some of these options, it can take quite some time before you see your first dollar, but it can pay off if you create something of value.
Userlytics will pay you to test websites and mobile apps, up to $90 per project. It’s one of the many websites that pay you to test apps and websites.
In short, you will be asked to complete a series of tasks, all while talking your thoughts aloud as well as making suggestions. After you complete your project, you will then fill out a short questionnaire.
Most jobs only take 10 to 20 minutes, and you only need 16+ to apply!
- Website: Userlytics
One Opinion (13+)
One Opinion is simple. Take surveys, earn points and cash out. Yes, it’s that easy.
Most surveys pay anywhere from $1 to $5 each, with the number of surveys you receive greatly dependent upon your demographic. If your profile meets the study criteria, you could find yourself with a survey every day.
You must be at least 13+ to join.
- Website: One Opinion
Harris Poll Online (13+)
The Harris Poll company is yet another research company that will reward you to complete surveys. It is one of the oldest and most reputable on this list.
From online surveys to focus group and telephone interviews, they tend to offer a ton of options that often pay more than $10+ a pop. After you $10 in points, you can request a cash out.
To join, you must be at least 13+ years old.
- Website: Harris Poll Online
E-Poll Surveys (13+)
If you like to shop, enjoy entertainment and/or consider yourself as an influencer, you may want to consider joining the E-Poll Surveys platform.
As a member, you can start taking surveys almost immediately, most of which focus on the entertainment sector.
You only need to be 13+ years old to join, and you can start earning almost immediately.
- Website: E-Poll Surveys
GrabPoints is another Swagbucks/InstaGC like website, wherein you can earn rewards in a variety of ways.
From surveys to videos, games and offers, they claim to have some of the highest payouts in the industry. I researched this claim to see if it was actually true, and in short, it kind of is. Check the post out to see what I thought.
If interested in joining, you do need to be at least 13 years old.
- Website: GrabPoints
Shopkick is a pretty cool app you can download and make money while you’re out and about.
Earning what’s known as “kicks,” the app will pay you to enter stores, answer questions and even find certain items inside by scanning a barcode.
If you find yourself out and about, at least consider downloading it and using it whenever you enter a store. You only need $2 to cash out!
- Website: Shopkick
This is another option to consider only if you have the patience to watch your subscriber count and views grow.
It’s going to take some time, but if you have the patience and you’re in the right niche, it’s a fantastic way to earn $1, $10, $100 or even $1,000 a day, who knows? It’s going to greatly depend on how much effort you’re going to put into your videos.
There’s a lot to learn about YouTube, so for now, I would recommend checking out beginner tutorials on the platform itself or considering a course on Udemy that teaches you everything you need to know to get 1,000,000+ views.
- Website: YouTube
Start a Blog
If you don’t like the idea of putting your face out there, that’s fine as there’s just as much money in the blogging world. You just need a knack for writing.
Like YouTube, there’s an art to blogging, but let it known money can be made. You will just need to be patient, however.
I plan on creating a free blogging guide soon, but for now, I’m going to point you in the direction of some of my favorite resources such as Backlinko, Income School and Authority Hacker. These websites offer more than enough information for free to get the ball rolling.
If going this route, you will need hosting and a domain name, all of which costs less than a few dollars. And, when you get big enough, you will need a guardian/parent to sign off on your advertising/affiliate program platforms as well.
Become an Influencer
Don’t want to write or make videos?
That’s fine as you could become an influencer on Instagram or maybe even TikTok, to name a few. Your goal is to build a following and then promote products for a fee. You don’t even need to show your face as some meme accounts make quite the sum!
This route is much easier said than done, but it’s an option, nonetheless, if you’re willing to put the work in to see desirable results.
Again, there are so many resources online that can teach you how to gain millions of followers and make money from it. It’s up to you to take action and work hard at it to see your work pay off. Yes, it is worth it at the end!
Sell T-shirt Designs
Two popular websites, CafePress and RedBubble, both allow you to sell your own personalized designs on a variety of merchandise, such as t-shirts, mugs and sweatshirts, to name a few.
All you need to do is create an account, upload/draw a design that you think will sell and then wait for a sale. Of course, you can market as well to increase your earnings.
It can take some time to sell, but it’s another option that could really take off if people like your work.
According to the terms and conditions, you can stream on Twitch as long as you have adult supervision/permission.
I mentioned League of Trading earlier if you wanted to sell an account, but if you don’t have an account to sell or don’t want to sell one, then Twitch is another great option if you love video games.
Similar to that of YouTube, you can stream your games as you play it and offer commentary. Once you get big enough, you can then request donations or even snag an advertising deal.
- Website: Twitch
If you’re interested in performing voice-overs for others, consider creating a profile on this platform and uploading a voice sample to see if you can get any work.
Many jobs pay well into the hundreds and could lead to some steady work once you build a reputation on the site. Like YouTube and Fiverr, you will need to be patient until you see your first paycheck.
As long as you’re older than 13+ and receive parent permission, you’re more than welcome to create a profile.
- Website: Voices.com
Enroll App (13+)
In short, you can test out apps and websites from your phone, tablet or computer and get paid for your time. You just need to be comfortable leaving feedback in an honest way.
You only need to be 13+ years old to join.
- Website: Enroll App
To join MySoapBox.com, you need to be at least 13+ years old.
Like the many websites I already mentioned above, MySoapBox works in the same way, wherein you can complete surveys and offers for cash. Be sure to check out my review to see how it works in detail.
From my experience, they don’t have a ton of offers/surveys all of the time, but you could earn a few bucks a month. Every dollar counts, right?
- Website: MySoapBox
Valued Opinions (16+)
Valued Opinions offers a variety of survey options, most of which pay anywhere from $0.50 to $3+ on average.
Once you hit $20 in rewards, you can cash out for a variety of rewards, including retailer gift cards or even a Visa gift card.
You must be at least 16+ to join.
- Website: Valued Opinions
Branded Surveys (13+)
Branded Surveys, as the name implies, focuses on primarily surveys.
Most surveys range as high as 300+ points, with each point worth $1 in value. You can also earn bonus points for consecutive survey completions as well as ranking on the leaderboard.
To join Branded Surveys, you will need to be at least 13 years old with parental consent.
- Website: Branded Surveys
Panel Station (16+)
The Panel Station is an online community where you can share your thoughts and views on a variety of issues. It’s one of the few research companies operated outside of the U.S.
Most surveys take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes to complete, with the average payout in the 500 to 5000 point range. Each point is worth about $0.01 after you factor in the exchange rate.
- Website: Panel Station
If you’re older than 13 years old, there’s no reason you can’t earn at least $25+ a week online, sometimes much more.
If I were you, I would at least attempt the survey/research websites as you can start almost immediately and earn money by the end of the day. Sign up for all of the companies I mentioned above and log in daily to really increase your earnings. I don’t see why you couldn’t make $xx a month.
Aside from surveys, there are many other options as well, as you can see, but it could take some time to get the ball rolling. However, with this patience could come a huge paycheck. Who knows? It could turn into a lucrative full-time career after you get out of school. You never know!
Nonetheless, no matter what you want to earn online, don’t let your younger age sway you away as there are so many great ways to earn. Take a look at the many options I mentioned and sign up for as many as you feel fit your needs.
In doing so, you should start to earn some decent cash, all while in the comfort of your home.
As always, feel free to ask questions and/or vent in the comments below! I always love to hear from you, no matter what you have to say.
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