If you or your teenagers are like me, they always wish they had a little extra cash for all the things teenagers need and want.
When I was a teenager, the only way to make money was by getting a job in a local store or fast food store.
Fortunately, technology today has created an atmosphere where there are many more opportunities for teenagers looking to make a little extra money.
Here are some of the most popular ways teens under the age of 18 make money in their spare time.
Make money with bonus sites
Making money from reward pages is popular mainly because people can do it on their own schedule without having to make a space for a scheduled shift job that takes up four or more hours of their time.
Reward pages are aimed at those with limited or chaotic schedules and allow them to make money whenever and wherever they can. The four reward pages listed here are some of the most used.
Swagbucks pays people money for quick and easy tasks. Some tasks include watching videos, playing games (a teenage favorite), shopping online, answering surveys, and more.
Swagbucks allows teenagers 13 years and older to participate in activities for which they are paid with points.
These points can then be used to buy gift cards at your favorite store or transferred to your PayPal account for withdrawal.
InstaGC (stands for InstaGiftCard) is another bonus page that is available to people aged 13 and over.
You will receive points for various activities:
- Complete surveys
- Watch Videos
- shopping online
- Search the web
The points earned can be used to receive free gift cards, transfer cash directly to a bank account, or transfer cash to your PayPal account.
Make money tuition money
Do you like teaching others? Then a job as a tutor might be just the thing for you. There is at least one company out there that enables teenagers to sign up as tutors for others.
3. Registered mail
Enroll is a tutoring service that allows people aged 15 and over to register as tutors for students of different ages for different subjects.
When you apply to become a tutor at Enroll, provide your personal details and the subjects you want to teach.
It is important that you are very familiar with the subjects that you offer for enrollment.
As a tutor at Enroll, you are offering your first two tutoring sessions for free so that potential students can see what your teaching style is and whether or not it is right for them.
However, after that, any lessons you teach will be paid for. You can also share lesson plan ideas, videos, and other teaching materials on the website that you can sell to other tutors.
Make money for your opinion
There are several companies that pay teenagers (ages 14+) to give their opinion in surveys and / or reviews. Here are some of the most popular.
4. Survey Junkie
Survey Junkie has been named “The Most Popular Online Spot for Earning Money and Rewards for Sharing Your Thoughts”.
With Survey Junkie you share your opinion on different surveys and then get points for each completed survey.
Points can be redeemed for free e-gift cards in popular stores such as:
You can also use your points to deposit cash into your PayPal account.
You can take surveys on any device at any time, which allows you to earn money while waiting in the dental office or between social events.
This could be a great way to make some money in your spare time. Anyone aged 13 and over can register.
5. Ipsos i-Say
Ipsos i-Say members must be at least 14 years old to take surveys and start completing. Points earned by taking surveys can be used in a number of ways.
You can redeem them at multiple stores such as Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and Walmart for gift cards.
Or you can request that your earned money be transferred to your PayPal account. A third option would be to use your points to buy i-Say items, which are made up of thousands of branded products.
The company also runs the occasional member survey and contests that may offer you the chance to win extra cash or prizes.
6. Opinion outposts
Opinion Outpost is similar to the other survey sites we mention here. You must be thirteen to sign up and then you can start earning points that can be redeemed for a transfer to your PayPal account or for gift cards on Amazon and / or iTunes.
This company also has a quarterly drawing for a price of $ 10,000 and every completed survey earns you one more entry into the quarterly drawing.
Plus, like many survey companies, it’s free to join Opinion Outpost.
7. Survey savvy
Survey Savvy assigns surveys to members based on their customers’ demographic needs.
Survey Savvy earns you incentives (i.e. points) as you complete surveys, refer new members, and when your referred members refer new members.
After you have accumulated at least $ 1 in rewards, you can claim your funds by check via US mail.
Survey Savvy also occasionally hosts sweepstakes and contests, such as a recent competition to create a Survey Savvy jingle that paid the winner $ 500 in cash.
8. Slice the cake
Slice the Pie is a different type of survey company. Members thirteen and older are asked to provide reviews of music, clothing, advertising, and fashion items before they are made available to the public.
The feedback is then passed on to the artist / designer of the product. Reviewers are paid based on the quality of the review, among other things.
The better your rating (more thorough, more constructive review, etc.), the more you can earn.
Different categories also pay more for ratings. Once you’ve reached a minimum income of $ 10, you can request that your funds be transferred to a PayPal account.
You can join LifePoints as soon as you are 16 years old. LifePoints helps companies use your opinions to develop and improve products and services.
It’s free to become a LifePoints member, and you earn points for every survey you complete. You can use your points to get PayPal cash or other rewards like retail gift cards.
Read our in-depth LifePoints review for more information.
10. Harris poll
Harris Poll also allows people aged 13 and over to sign up for surveys. When you take surveys with Harris Poll, you earn HIpoints.
When you have accumulated your HIpoints, you can exchange them for free e-gift cards at popular shopping portals. Harris Poll also has sweepstakes that members can enter that may potentially earn them additional rewards.
It is free to join Harris Poll and there are no fees for redeeming points or purchasing gift cards.
Please note, however, that your HIpoints will expire if your account remains inactive for a period of twelve months or more.
Working a customer service job
Customer service jobs that employ teenagers to help customers with questions or problems are rare, but there is a nationally recognized company that hires teenagers aged 16 and over.
U-Haul hires teenagers to operate their call center phones both in business and sometimes from the comfort of their home.
If you are good at helping people and dealing with stressful situations at times, this can be a great way for you to make money.
Do you have a talent that people might be able to use? Consider working as a freelancer.
People who seek help from Fiverr members pay $ 5 for each job, and sometimes even more if it is a bigger job.
If you have talents in the arts, graphic design, digital marketing, animation, programming and engineering, and the like, you can advertise your services on Fiverr.
Sell your own things
Are you good at designing and making your own products? If so, you could sell these products online for some cash.
Etsy is one of the most popular places for people to sell – and buy – handmade items.
Personally, I’ve purchased several different types of items on Etsy, such as: B. hand-carved wood sticks, spa items and wall art designs.
You can sell items on Etsy if you are under the age of 18, but note that this will require parental permission and the management of your shop.
14. Facebook sales groups
Facebook can be another great way to sell things, whether it’s handmade items or items you own and no longer need or want.
You can sell on Facebook by creating or joining a yard sale group, or by simply sharing your offer with your followers / friends.
Do you enjoy creating entertaining or informative / educational videos? Some companies will pay you for it.
YouTube pays video publishers based on the number of views they have when they place ads on their videos.
How much money you make largely depends on the number of views, so keep that in mind and work on making high quality and fun videos.
Also, you probably won’t make money out of YouTube right away like you do with some of the other options listed here, but it can become a passive source of income over time.
If you like the idea of selling things – especially skin care products – there is money in this area.
There are two larger companies that we know of that allow salespeople aged 16 and over to join their teams.
Avon has been in the skin care business for over 100 years. They sell skin care products, makeup, and more. Sales reps can start as early as thirteen.
NuSkin also enables teenagers to become sales reps. You can start at the age of sixteen or seventeen, provided parental consent has been obtained. NuSkin sells a variety of skin care and other personal health products.
There is no shortage of opportunities for teenagers who want to make money – temporarily or perhaps as a career start.
Try a few income opportunities and see which one works best for you.