Finding summer jobs or locating jobs to work part-time after school hours can be difficult for most teens today. This in turn causes difficulty for parents who have no idea what their young ones are doing while they’re gone. It wasn’t always this way! There used to be many places our teens could go to to socialize, learn something new, or just have fun. Where are they now?
Have you looked online? There are soooo many things our teens could be busy doing, my favorite is making money. It may prove to be a bit difficult for younger ones, but there are proven moneymakers teens can use to make money online or at home, even start their own businesses. There is an advantage teens have over many of us that I believe is often overlooked, our teens usually have thousands of people on their social networks following or friending them. That’s money!!!
Ride the social wave!
Social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram) like many other avenues similar to YouTube, is creating wealthy individuals! People can get businesses to sponsor their posts and get paid by these companies to advertise their product or service. Most sites I’ve seen require users to have at least 5,000 followers and have had your account (Facebook) for at least 1 year. I will get right down to the jobs available for teens. TIP: Pay close attention to instructions on how to contact these companies, how to sign up, and how to request your pay. Make sure to read the TOS or Terms of Service for each site so as not to break any rules! Happy earning!
Sites to earn from being social
A platform where users are paid to advertise on his-her social platforms. It is directed toward those who have large social followings. Users are moved to higher levels depending on his-her follower number. Choose an app, product or video that fits your audience. Promote with your preferred social media platform. Earn cash depending on your ad performance. Users can potentially earn $12/follower.
A platform for influencers to gain YouTube sponsorships, connect with brands, and earn. If you are one with a large social following, this site can help you earn more and gain recognition to gain other sponsorships. Users must have at least 5,000 followers to join. Must also have a YouTube account.
With Snips users earn by sharing interesting content to their social pages. When visitors click your links, you earn. If you are a teen with a huge social following, you could fare well with this site: you are paid per view. Earnings are distributed 30 days after the first month. Users must have a $5 balance to request a check. Pays via PayPal. Users also earn by referring other members.
Sites to earn from tutoring
Tutor students online. Users must be old enough to be on Facebook and Google+: sign up through one of the two sites. Your first tutoring session is FREE so you can earn ratings for better pay and more students to tutor. Users must be at least 13 years of age to participate.
A site where users teach students to speak English. Users must be at least 16 years of age and can earn $10 for each 30 minute session. Must be a native English speaker. Your earnings will automatically show in your online account. Payments will be made every Friday provided you have at least $US100 in your online account. A special request to release payment under $US100 can be made by pressing the Request Payment button. Please allow 3 – 5 working days for payment to arrive in your Paypal account.
An app where users sign in to give lessons in English. No experience is necessary. You make your own hours. Work as little or as much as you want. You can log online whenever you have a free moment and start taking calls within minutes! Chat with people all around the world. Time tracked automatically. Users are paid $0.17 per talk minute ($10.20/hour). Users are paid on Mondays via PayPal.
Sites to find babysitting jobs
A platform to find baby sitting jobs (Users can also find elder care/home health care jobs, and pet sitting jobs here). Currently operating in 29 countries and counting!! FREE to search and sign up.
A platform for users to earn from babysitting, or to search for babysitters. One of the largest online sources for caregivers. Sign up to search for positions in your area. People sign up to request caregivers, and that is where you come in, you are signing up to be a caregiver.
Apps that pay
An app where users are paid to watch videos, download and try apps, complete offers, and refer others. My favorite regular moneymaker! Users can cash out at 500 pts or $0.50, and pay is usually instant to your PayPal. Often they will audit your account searching for cheaters, but that only delays payment about 24-48 hours. Most times your pay hits PayPal within 60 seconds. App is available on Google Play and iTunes. Enter code omniscientwesley5 for a starting bonus.
An app where users are paid for trying and downloading apps, watching videos, and completing offers. Users can also earn by referring others. Enter code F1137280 for a 2,500 pts. bonus. Available On Google Play and ITunes.
An app where users are paid to answer surveys and other tasks, like watching videos. Users can also complete in-store missions to earn, like taking pics of specific displays. Users must be at least 13 years of age to participate. Users can cash out via several different giftcard choices or transfer funds to a personal bank account. Minimum payout depends on what you’ve chosen as your reward, usually around $5 or more. Android only.
An app that pays its users for completing photo missions. You log in and accept the missions that interest you. It is based in the UK, so I assume only those residents can use this app. Available on Google Play and iTunes.
An app that pays users for their photos. If you are a budding photographer, this may be a good way to present your work to interested parties. People in need of photos come to purchase from the site. App available on Google Play and iTunes.
An app based in Europe for users who to earn money doing seriously small tasks using your Smartphone. Open the app to discover where Spots are currently available. When you are within 400 metres of a location-based job, you are able to accept it. There are some Spots you can do directly from home, sitting on your couch! Once you have accepted a task, you must complete it within a certain time frame (usually 12hrs). Simply submit the information via your Smartphone and they check that you have completed it accurately. Spots can be as simple as taking a photo or answering a few survey questions. In general, Spots are really simple tasks that will only take you a few minutes to complete. Some spots are more complex and time consuming – naturally these Spots pay more! Users must be at least 18 years of age! You are paid within 30 business days after the money was requested. Payment is sent directly to your PayPal account, and we absorb all admin fees, so you get exactly how much you have earned. App available on Google Play and iTunes.
An app for users to earn by completing mystery shops. Open up Mobee to find stores that pay you to shop. Each Mobee store has a set of missions that focus on one specific area for you to review the business on. “Once you are inside the store, start the mission. We’ll give you 5-10 questions that will take a few minutes to answer. Our stores use your data to help improve their customer service and operations.” After you’ve completed the mission, our team will manually check your mission within 24 hours for quality and credit you points. You can use them for a range of gift cards and prizes, or even get cash. Prizes range from giftcards to PayPal cash. Most mystery shoppers should be 18 years of age. If this category interests you, please visit my page dedicated to mystery shops here. Available on Google Play and iTunes.
Get paid for your photos. Users are paid to complete photo missions. A requester may want to see where something is in a store, you go to the store snap your picture and upload to the database for review and pay. App can be found on Google Play and iTunes.
Want to make money and improve how companies serve their customers? Agents use their smartphones to collect photos, video, and information from stores and many other locations. This information is often used by businesses to better serve customers just like you. So be part of this meaningful work…and make some extra cash while you’re at it. Users are paid to complete tasks through the app. Tasks are split into 3 categories; Audits, In-Store Surveys, and Scavenger Hunts.
Popular moving company that allows work at home employees. Workers must be at least 16 years of age to participate. Workers earn on average the minimum wage for their state to start. Positions are part-time. Training provided. Opportunity available in the USA.
Surveys that pay
Survey site. Users must be at least 14 years of age. Surveys are short and fun. Be honest when completing your surveys, you will receive a score based on your honesty. How can they tell you’re honest? Many of the survey questions are quite often repetitive, if you answer differently than you did previously, they will assume you’re being dishonest. Trait scores go to 10,000 and that qualifies you for more frequent, higher paying surveys. Cashout is $15 via PayPal and you can earn by referring your friends!
Paid surveys. Users can earn by completing surveys, offers, and answering trivia. The trivia questions are only available once every 24 hours and you can earn 5 pts for each. What I enjoy most about Mintvine is that even when you don’t qualify for a survey you can still earn between 2-5 pts for trying (each survey will inform you of the points available if you don’t qualify). Users must earn $10 or 1,000 pts to request their earnings. There are several ways to cash out with gift cards, PayPal, and you can even donate to charity. You can get paid for referring others too. Users can be as young as 13 with parental permission.
A popular platform online with several ways to earn FREE giftcards and cash. Users can complete surveys, watch videos, complete offers, shop online and more. You will earn by referring other members. You can usually cash out your first giftcard at 500 pts. Giftcards are from major merchants like Starbucks, Walmart, Target, Amazon, and PayPal to name a few. Users must be at least 13 years of age.
Most popular GPT or get paid to website on the net! Users can earn by completing surveys, offers, shopping online, and referring others. Cashout threshold is $30. They pay via check within 30 days. You can also request a prepaid card from the site if you prefer. Tip: I squally cash out at $33 because they charge a $3 fee for processing, though they give you a $3 so your account should never have a zero balance. Users must be at least 18 years of age to participate.
A survey site exclusively for teens. Users can also have parents sign up to answer surveys and increase their points. You can trade in your points for cash anytime your account balance is over 1000 points (that’s $10). In a single year, you may accumulate and cash in up to 60,000 points ($600). For teens ages 13-17.
A platform where users earn giftcard rewards for completing surveys. Users must be at least 13 years of age to participate. “We want your feedback on the things you use, buy, and do every day. Whether you like it, love it, or hate it, we want to hear it.”
A survey site that pays users to answer fun, short, surveys and give insights on products and services. Users can request cash out at $25. Pays via check or PayPal transfer. It may take 30 days to receive payments. Users must be at least 14 years old to join.
Money Pantry –A site that lists 11 games you can play FREE and win real money. These sites are good (in my opinion) to save money or to have a lump sum building up for emergencies. And they do really pay.
A platform for users to earn by watching videos, completing offers, visiting websites, making phone calls, and shopping online. Several giftcards to choose from including payment via PayPal. Users can request earnings when their balance reaches $1. Payment should be expected to arrive within 24-48 hours.
A platform for freelancers to earn completing simple tasks for businesses online. I enjoy MTurk because you can either cash out earnings to Amazon and shop there, or you can have your earnings transferred directly to a bank account. Transfers usually happen within 24-48. Once you see you have funds to cash out, you can request them at any time. There is really no minimum to request funds, but the money has to be released or “hits” approved for you to receive payment. Hits or tasks, are measured and can be rejected. TIP: Try to keep your percentage at 90 percent or higher, you’ll be eligible to complete more hits. Choose the “Hits available to me” section to find those you can work on. Users must be at least 14 years of age.
A platform for freelancers to earn at their own pace. Users must complete assessments to move forward and receive jobs or tasks to work on. There are no age specifications, so as long as you can understand and move through tasks and can use the site’s interface, you can do this work. Workers will complete such tasks as; completing offers, surveys, visiting websites, categorization, Google searches, and more. Users are paid weekly as long as their balance has reached $1 at the time of disbursement. Pays via PayPal. (Will have to submit a W-9 tax form).
A site where users earn by reviewing music of upcoming artists, rate and review clothing. Users must write short reviews once a track has been heard. The length and content of your review will receive a rating and that determines what you earn. Users can request payment at $10 via PayPal.
A site for music lovers to sign up, choose your favorite music genres, and listen to the new music sent to you through e-mails. Users are paid $0.10 per track. Users can request payment once they have earned at least $20. Pays via PayPal.
A platform where freelancers screen pre-recorded sales calls and decide whether it is an ad, an actual customer, or a potential customer. Most if not all calls will deal with the automotive industry. You can log in and work when you want to. Review calls and get paid. Listen to a recorded phone call, answer a simple question with the click of a button, and earn real money with Humanatic. Pays on Mondays via PayPal. Users must be at least 16 years of age.
Video game tester
A freelance site for those who want to earn trying out new video games. Users must be at least 13 years of age. This job is always more detailed than what it seems. The job will mean that you play the game while searching for glitches or areas that need improvement, while also keeping close attention to functionality and overall game experience. Not for those who just like to play games. Different platforms to choose from for play like; PlayStation, XBox 360, PC, and iPad. Sign up is free.
A Microsoft offering. Play games, give your opinions and earn FREE software. Age is not a factor here. They encourage gamers from 6 to 60 years old to apply. Sign up is FREE. Users are matched to software studies that fit their interests, they complete the study and provide feedback for software rewards.
VoiceToons –A casting and information site for toon voice overs. If you’ve ever wanted to star in a cartoon, give it a shot. Voice Over artists make a good living working when they want to. Often earning upwards of $200 or more per voice Over gig. It will take practice and certain equipment like a microphone.
A platform for writers to locate writing assignments and earn. Choose the assignments you want to complete. It is a totally virtual position. You will work from home. Work as little or as much as you want to. No stress, you only work on what you want when you choose to. Seasoned writers can earn upwards of $40+\hour. Users must be at least 13 years of age.
SFKids –A platform with listed resources for teens. Based in San Francisco. The site displays resources to help teens find jobs, obtain adequate healthcare, prepare for college and more.
CodeAcademy –A platform where users can learn to code for FREE. Learning modules on; HTML, Java, CSS, SQL and more.
Bizparents –A resource for parents attempting to help their child with their careers in Voice Over. Information and links to resources.
Nothing interesting here? Feel free to search the site for other online earning opportunities. Perhaps you’d like a Micro-Job, or maybe you’d prefer to learn to run your own business. You can learn a few tips from my post “Busineses Your Teen Can Run“.