Let’s face it; if you’re a motivated teen trying to find an online job that pays, it can be all to hard to figure out what is gonna work for you. Luckily there are a number of ways! I have you covered with these savvy online jobs for teenagers that will get you pointed in the right direction to start making some extra money online.

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Online Jobs for Teenagers

Watch Online Ads

Getting paid to watch ads sounds like a scam.

But rest assured; it’s not. In fact, it’s a quick and easy way to earn extra cash just for using your smartphone or laptop. It’s not much of a time investment, and you can get paid to watch ads in short bursts of time.

How much you make depends on how much time you want to invest, but it’s reasonable to expect anywhere from $5-20 per month in payouts and rewards. Some of the apps or websites offer bonus categories that can increase your payout. While the payout method varies, most offer the option to redeem your rewards for gift cards or via PayPal.


Inbox dollars


Get Paid for Reviewing Songs

Calling all music lovers!

Listen to songs of new and upcoming artists and write reviews about them. The more you listen, the more money you earn. The amount earned depends on your rating, which increases with participation and accuracy. The rate of pay is between .02 and .20 cents per review, depending on your rating.

Slice the pie pays via Paypal for rating and writing short reviews of tracks by up-and-coming artists. It is only necessary to listen to the first 60 seconds of each song before you start writing a review.

Research FM lets you listen to short music samples and then rate them.  The ratings are passed along to radio stations so can better understand what music and even what DJs you prefer to hear. You’ll get invitations to listen to music via email, and rewards are made available to you via Amazon gift cards

HitPredictor is earned as points you can redeem for different rewards in their prize store by rating songs and artists. There are also opportunities to win prizes in addition to earning points.

Music x ray lets you participate in focus groups and rate and review songs by new artists. After you have registered your account, you can upload up to five mp3s of songs you like so they can better match you to music.

They pay you 10 cents for each song you review. But the site only pays out when you earn $20 or more.

Part-time Online Survey Jobs

The dreaded surveys you might not want to take, but you can earn some cash from just answering the questions. Surveys have a bad rap for paying so low, but when you are in a bind and want to earn some extra money, they can come in handy for a short time. After all, they aren’t meant to take the place of a full-time job.

Survey Junkie

Prize Rebel

Toluna USA

Vindale Research

Pinecone Research


Opinion outpost

Valued Opinions

OpinionInn Panel


Branded Surveys


Read Books to Get Paid

If you like to read books or skim them quickly, you can get paid for your honest quick review. It does not have to be a positive review, just honest. 

How it works: You are given a selection of books to choose from. The books are all free for you in exchange for a review. After your first approved review, you will be eligible to get paid for the reviews too.

Most payouts currently range between $5-$60 per review.


Deliver Groceries

Most of these you do have to be 18 years of age but I did find a few that hires at 16 years old. 

Instacart 18

Postmates 18

Amazon Fresh 18

Shipt 18

Safeway 16


Thrive Market 18

Boxed 16

Pet Sit

Although these are not online jobs, These are however jobs you could start by finding them online and signing up. Are you good with animals? People need a  trustworthy person to watch over their fur babies when they leave.



Sittercity 18 

Care.com 14 Child care, Senior care, House Keeping, Special needs, and Tutoring.

online jobs for teenagers


Tutoring for Teens

Skimatalk 18 Prior English teaching experience/training preferred but not required. Set your own schedule: work as many or as few hours as you choose. All you need is a computer and a strong internet connection.


Care.com 14 Same as above with other options including Pet Care, Child care, Senior care, House Keeping, Special needs, and Tutoring.

Sittercity 18 Babysitters, Nannies, Special Needs Care, Senior Care, and Pet Care.

Online Voice Acting Jobs for Teenagers

Do you think you have a great voice? or good enough to read off a card? Maybe you’d like to narrate someone’s short film.  

Voices.com 13

Bunnystudio.com also has video game voiceovers. If you speak other languages, you can also cover translations. 




PayPal Account

 PayPal does offer student accounts to children and teenagers, but to get one, an adult would have to sign for it and act as the primary account holder. There are some other options if you’re a teen.

CapitalOne360 Money

CapitalOne solved the need for teen bank accounts by providing what’s called a CapitalOne 360 “Money” account. A Money account is a zero-fee teen checking account.

Snagajob often has jobs for teenagers and companies looking in your area. One of the simplest solutions is just to create an actual bank account that teens are allowed to use, complete with an actual debit card, checks, and every other benefit that comes from having a bank account.

It’s not always easy to find online jobs for teenagers, but I know there are some pretty ambitious teenagers out there because I was one of them.


You can also check out this post for other ways to find an online job without taking surveys, although most of them do require you to be at least 18 years of age.