Reward sites are similar in a way to survey sites because it’s something you can do here and there to build up cash and rewards over time.
These sites usually have a mix of different things you can do to earn — search the web, redeem offers, answer surveys, watch videos, and several other things. Most of them also pay in points.
The more you participate, the more you can build up. The points can usually be redeemed for not only Paypal cash but also various merchandise and Amazon gift codes.
Teens can take online surveys for money for different online survey panels. Many, many online survey panels do permit you to sign up as long as you are at least 13 years old.
Note you must have your parents permission if you’re under 17.
Like most of the other online jobs for teens, this is money that is slow to build up. But the more survey panels you are a member of, the more survey invitations you should receive.
Doing surveys here and there as you receive them can certainly add up to extra money in a month’s time.
Below are some of the better panels out there that allow users to sign up at as young as 13.
Epoll – 13 & up
Harris Poll – 13 & up
Toluna – 13 & up
Springboard America – 14 & up
One Opinion – 13 & up
Survey Savvy –
Direct Sales Opportunities
There are a handful of direct sales opportunities that are open to teenagers as well as adults.
Keep in mind that while these opportunities make it possible for you to earn money as a teen, there is still an upfront investment to start. These companies typically require you to purchase a starter kit of items to help grow your business.
Slice the Pie
Slice the Pie is a website you can use to rate and review music.
You can sign up at 13 and older. Simply listen to a clip of a song — most of the time by a newer artist — and give it a 1 to 10 rating along with four or five sentences explaining what you liked or didn’t like about the music clip.
Pay for each music clip you rate varies. Sometimes I get as much as .18 cents and then other times it’s down to 7 cents.
Slice the Pie occasionally has special promotions where you can earn more for rating songs. They pay out every Tuesday and Friday with Paypal. You must have at least $10 to request your money.
Read my Slice the Pie review or go here to get started.
Many people do make their living from Fiverr, earning thousands of dollars per week.
If you’re wondering what services to offer, just take a look at what other people are offering and see if you can do something similar.
Fiverr pays you with Paypal and after all the fees, you will receive almost $4 for every $5 order you receive and complete.
Sell on Etsy
Etsy is an online marketplace for all things handmade and vintage. You can open up a shop on Etsy with your parent’s consent if you are under the age of 18.
However, your parent or guardian will have to additionally be the one who manages your shop.
YouTube is an option if you like the idea of making videos and posting them online. Many teens have been successful with this.
People who make YouTube videos typically earn from the ad revenue, so the more your videos are seen, the more you can earn.
There are some helpful hints on Quora regarding earning money from YouTube as a teen if you want to check them out.
This is a newer online tutoring site that lets you sign up to tutor people in virtually any subject.
You do not need to be a professional and you can sign up at as young as 15 years old. So if you are a teen or know a teen that has vast knowledge in a subject that could be taught to others online, this might be a good idea.
Qmee is a browser extension that you can install on pretty much any browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.).
Once installed, sometimes Qmee will show sponsored advertisements on the side when you’re searching on any popular search engine. Each advertisement will pay a certain amount (usually a few cents or more).
If you visit any of the ads you see when they pop up, you’ll get that cash into your Qmee account. They will pay out instantly to Paypal no matter how much is in your account.
Qmee is open to people ages 13 and up in either the US or the UK.
Go here to sign up for Qmee, or read our review to learn more about what Qmee is.
This is a mobile app I’m trying out where you can spin a wheel to earn money. There is no age limit to play, although the terms say that you may require parent or guardian consent depending on your local jurisdiction.
The way it works is you earn spins by watching short ads within the app.
Every spin is a chance to win up to $5. Obviously most of the time, you’re not going to win $5, but your earnings can accumulate over time so that is becomes a source of some extra cash here and there.
Local Facebook Yard Sale Groups
If you’re a teen with stuff to sell, consider looking around on Facebook for some local yard sale groups. You can join and then post your used video games, electronics, or anything else you might want to get rid of.
This is a good option because there really isn’t an age limit. However, definitely use caution and don’t meet anyone in an isolated place alone.
If you are not yet driving, have a parent or guardian drive you to meet the person you are selling to.
Just because you are young does not mean you have to be broke! When it comes to making your own money, the Internet provides a world of possibilities.
It can give you some financial independence to learn how to make money online, and set you up for adulthood. To see what works best for you, give these methods a shot.
You are bound to find something that is fun as well as profitable.