With Summer just around the corner, it’s a great time to explore a few ways for teens to make money. In the past, we have talked about business ideas for teens. Today let’s focus on work from home opportunities for those 18 years of age and younger.
Sell Your Products and Services
Etsy welcomes teens as long as their store is registered and managed by a parent or legal guardian. This is a great site for crafters and creatives to sell their handmade products. We have even seen some selling their freelance services on the site.
Zazzle is a popular site for those selling artwork, t-shirts, and gifts. Their minimum age for registration is 13.
U-Haul is one of the few work at home companies that hires minors. Get a job as a customer service rep if you are 16 years of age or older.
Enroll will allow you to become an online tutor as young as 15. Minor tutors can only conduct classes with those 18 or under.
Postloop hires people to post in forums and leave comments on blogs. They don’t have a minimum age requirement, but most forums do require users to be 13+.
Music Xray will pay you to listen to and rate music. You get paid $.10 per song reviewed. There is a $20 minimum for payout.
Slice the Pie – If you like Music Xray, you are going to love Slice the Pie. This is another site paying you to rate music clips. You can also refer your friends to make additional money. Payment is by PayPal with a $10 minimum.
Shopkick allows users as young as 13 with parental consent. Earn points checking in at local stores and scanning specific products. Points can redeemed for Rewards like gift cards.
Jingit allows users as young as 13. Get paid for surveys, shopping, checking in at local stores and more. Jingit offers direct deposit into an existing bank account.
Swagbucks is always a fan favorite. The site has a number of ways to earn Swagbucks. Get paid for watching videos, taking surveys, shopping and more. You can redeem your Bucks for gift cards or cash by PayPal. Don’t miss this opportunity. You can take it with you right through adulthood.
TeensEyes is an online survey panel specifically for those 13 to 18. Make money sharing your opinions on popular products and services targeting teens. The site states most surveys pay the equivalent of $2 to $20 in points. Redeem those points for payment by check.
Many of the above opportunities pay through PayPal which also offers Student Accounts to those 13 or older. A parent account holder will need to create the account.
With the exception of U-Haul, most of these opportunities will not earn you considerable income on their own. Once combined, however, you may find yourself with a nice little nest egg for completing simple tasks in your spare time. And with the flexibility most offer, you can keep them going year-round.