Although it’s more difficult for younger teens to find a job than older teens, there are still plenty of online jobs for 13 year olds.
Online jobs for teens under 18 are a great opportunity because you can do them from home. There are a ton of websites that hire young teens to do everything from taking surveys, to completing micro jobs, to rating music and even surfing the web.
Here’s a list of online jobs for 13 year olds:
Survey sites are a quick and easy way for 13 year olds to make money. These survey sites are run by marketing companies that pay people to take the surveys so they can get their opinions and feedback on their products.
Feedback from consumers like you is very valuable to companies trying to improve their products. These companies especially want feedback from teenagers and young people because they are some of the biggest consumers and trendsetters.
Although many of these sites will only allow you to join if you are 18 years old or older, I have found a handful of sites that allow you to join at 13 years old. Here’s a list of legit survey sites that hire 13 year olds:
CashCrate members earn cash by taking surveys, completing cash offers, watching videos, shopping online and referring friends to the program. Payouts are made via check or dwolla. The minimum payout is $20. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Points2shop members complete surveys to earn cash and points, which may be redeemed for prizes and online gift cards. The minimum payout is 33 points for prizes, 550 points for gift cards, $10 for cash withdrawal. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
InstaGC members can earn money by taking surveys, shopping online, watching videos, searching the web and referring people to the site. Members who participate in the referral program earn 10 cents for every valid referral from Australia, US, UK or Canada that confirms their email address and 10 percent of their referrals’ earnings for life. Weekly and monthly referral contests are also available to members who refer the most people. The minimum payout for gift cards is $1 and the minimum payout for cash is $5. You must be at least 13 years old to join.
Teens Eyes is an online survey panel for teens between 13 and 18 years old who live in the U.S. Members on the site earn points which can be redeemed for cash. Minimum payout is 1000 points, which amounts to $5.
Valued Opinions members take surveys to earn cash via Visa prepaid cards or Amazon gift cards. The minimum payout is $20. Members can log on to the site to look for surveys to take or have surveys emailed to them on a daily basis. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
MyView members earn points by taking surveys. The points are redeemable for cash via a Visa prepaid card, Amazon gift cards and other store gift cards. The minimum payout is 14,000 points. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Focus Forward members earn cash via check by taking online surveys and participating in focus groups. The minimum pay out is 20,000 points, which amounts to $20. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Epoll members take surveys to earn points, which can be redeemed for cash, gift cards or charitable donations. The minimum payout is $5. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Harris Poll members complete surveys to earn points, which can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards, prizes or other gift cards. The minimum payout is 2400 points, which amounts to $20. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
MySoapbox members earn points by completing surveys. The points can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards or other store gift cards. The minimum payout is 25,000 points. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Cada Cabeza is a Latino survey panel. Members earn points by completing surveys. The points can be redeemed for cash via Visa debit cards. Minimum payout is 1000 points, which amounts to $20. The minimum age to join is 6 years old.
Treasure Trooper members earn money by completing surveys, surfing the web, playing online video games and referring their friends and family to the program. Unlike Zoombucks and Swagbucks, Treasure Trooper members do not need to download a toolbar to complete these tasks since they are completed on the website. Minimum payout is $20, which is paid via Paypal or check. Members are paid on the 15th-20th of each month. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
There is a huge demand for writers online which makes online writing jobs a great opportunity for teens. Despite the fact that most online writing sites only hire 18 year olds there are a handful of sites that do hire teens as young as 13 years old. In addition, there are also other ways 13 year olds can find writing work online.
Here’s a few online writing jobs for 13 year olds:
Reddit has a few subreddits, such as Reddit.com/r/hireawriter, related to online writing jobs that 13 year olds can browse as well as post on. The minimum age to join Reddit is only 13 years old so it is perfectly ok for teens this young to take part in the site.
Craigslist is an online classifieds where people can browse and post listings for almost everything under the sun, including freelance writing jobs. Craigslist has a jobs section where freelance jobs are often posted as well as a writing gigs section where people can browse listings for writing opportunities. There is no minimum age to use Craigslist.
Just as there is a huge demand for online writers, there is also a huge demand for online tutors. Tutoring is a billion dollar industry and is growing every year. In fact, the demand for tutors is so great that there simply aren’t enough tutors to go around. Although most online tutoring companies only hire 18-year-olds, teens as young as 13 years old can still find work as a tutor. Here are a few tutoring opportunities for 13 year olds:
Tutorcare is a website that provides peer-to-peer tutoring for high school and college students. Tutors can set their own rates and the website only deducts a flat fee of $12 from each payment. Tutors on the site can provide help a number of ways, such as via online tutoring sessions, in-person tutoring sessions and uploading video tutorials to the site. The minimum age to join the site is 13 years old.
Work for Yourself
Tutors don’t have to work for tutoring companies. In fact, tutors who work privately for themselves make more money than tutors who work for tutoring companies. This is a great option for teens who are too young to work for most tutoring companies. The downside is you’ll have to find and manage clients on your own, which is a lot of work and is the reason most tutors decide to work for a tutoring company. To find students to tutor at your school, tell everyone that you know that you are available for tutoring sessions. Also, create flyers advertising your services and pin them to bulletin boards at school. You can also take advantage of the power of social media by posting about your tutoring services on facebook or instagram or whatever social media network you prefer.
Micro Jobs for 13 Year Olds:
Micro jobs are small, easy tasks that companies will pay users to complete. These jobs don’t require much skill and don’t take up a lot of time. The pay isn’t much, but since the tasks don’t take long you can complete a lot of them in a short amount of time. Here’s a few micro job sites that hire 13 year olds:
Slice the Pie
Slice the Pie is a music reviewing site that pays fans to listen to and rate new music by unsigned artists. The artists use the feedback they get from the site to determine which songs to use for radio singles and promotion. The minimum age to join is 13 years old. Payment amounts are determined by the rating your review receives. Many users have noted that the lengthier the review, the higher the rating. The ratings range from 1 to 5. The rates per rating are as follows:
1 star – $.03 cents
2 star – $.06 cents
3 star – $.09 cents
4 star – $.12 cents
5 star – $.15 cents
Mylikes is a website that pays users to create their own subdomain filled with their favorite content and then share the content on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
Mylikes members earn money when visitors click on ads located on their subdomain. The site pays users via Paypal, wire transfer or Amazon gift cards. The minimum payout is $20. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Fiverr is a very popular micro job website. Fiverr members have the opportunity to earn $5 for doing almost anything, either offline or online.
To find work, Fiverr members post a listing offering a service for $5. Popular Fiverr gigs include writing articles, building backlinks, designing logos and etc. Members can earn extra money by offering extra services with each gig for an additional $5 or $10. Customers review each gig and rate it. The more sales and good reviews a gig gets, the higher it is ranked in Fiverr’s search results.
Fiverr keeps $1 as a commission fee out of every $5 earned. Members may withdraw their earnings 14 days after the gig was marked complete. Fiverr members are paid via a Fiverr revenue card, Paypal or one of Fiverr’s other withdrawal providers. Fiverr members must be at least 13 years old to join.
Surfing the Web
Getting paid to surf the web is another easy to earn some extra money. Certain companies allow users to download a toolbar or browser add-on that monitors your online activity and rewards you for the things you do online everyday. The pay isn’t much, but since you are already doing these tasks anyway, you’ll earn money with very little extra effort. Here’s a list of sites that hire 13 year olds to surf the web:
Swagbucks allows users to download a toolbar that rewards you for playing games, watching videos, searching the web and shopping online. Users can also earn money by answering surveys. The site also offers online coupons, which allows you to earn double swag bucks for the purchases you make online. The Swagbucks users earn can be redeemed for online gifts cards or amazon cards. The minimum payout is 100 Swagbucks, which amounts to $1. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Grabpoints is similar to Swagbucks. Users download the toolbar which allows them to earn points by searching the web, completing surveys, watching videos and shopping online. The points can be redeemed for gift cards and prizes. The minimum payout is $5. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Offline Jobs for 13 Year Olds:
The following list gives you some ideas on how to make money as a 13 year old if you are not interested in online jobs:
Babysitting is a traditional job for teenagers but one that is always in demand. Parents always need reliable, trustworthy people to take of their children when they are away for the evening. Although we used to live in a society where generations of families all lived together and helped raise the children in the family, it is no longer like that. Parents are mostly on their own now when it comes to childcare, so they need some help every once in a while.
To be a good babysitter you should be trained in basic child care, know how to prepare and serve simple meals and know what to do in the case of an emergency. Although all of these things are a must, most of the time babysitters are watching over children in the evening when they have already gone to bed. Usually, all you will have to do is attend to the child if he or she wakes up, give them a snack or a drink, and reassure them that their parents will be home soon while you put them back to bed.
To find babysitting jobs, ask around if anyone is looking for a babysitter and offer your services. You can also put up flyers advertising your services and include a phone number where you can be reached. Word of mouth is the best way to get more babysitting jobs so if you do get a job, go above and beyond to be the best babysitter you can be. Parents are always asking other parents for the names of reliable babysitters so they will be sure to spread the word if you do an excellent job.
Yard work is a great seasonal job for young teens. Many homeowners find this type of work easy but tedious. It usually involves mowing the lawn and weeding the garden or lawn every few weeks in the summer and raking up and removing dead leaves in the late fall. Most people would be more than willing to pay someone else to do this job for them so they don’t have to.
If you don’t know how to mow a lawn yet, practice on your parent’s lawn until you get enough experience at it. Raking leaves is easy and doesn’t require much experience or practice. When you are ready, find clients by walking around your neighborhood and knocking on doors. Introduce yourself and tell them that you are looking to make some extra money. Offer to cut their grass or rake their yard for a reasonable price.
If you do a good job, your clients will probably hire you on a weekly basis and recommend you to their friends and neighbors. You can also advertise your services by putting up flyers around your town. Another option is to put up a sign on your lawn advertising your services and list a phone number for interested clients to call.
If you live in a cold weather climate, snow removal is another great job for young teens. Shoveling snow during the winter is as tedious a job as mowing lawns in the summer. In fact, it’s a task most homeowners dread even more because it involves cold weather and lifting heavy snow.
To find clients, use the same tactics you would use to find lawn maintenance clients. In fact, you can go to your previous summer and fall clients and offer to shovel their sidewalk, walkway or driveway after a snowstorm. Since they are already familiar with you and know that you do great work, they would be more than willing to hire you for the job.
Pet Sitting/Dog Walking
Pet sitting is a great alternative to babysitting, especially for teens who love animals. Pet owners are often too busy during the week or on weekends to take their dog out for walks or to give them playtime. Many times the owner has to go away for the weekend and doesn’t want to leave the pet all alone or put them in a kennel. They will often pay for someone to come to their house, or even stay at their house for the weekend, and take care of their pet for them. Pet owners love their pets and will pay someone good money to keep them safe, happy and fed when they are away.
No special training is necessary to be a pet sitter, although it would be smart to brush up on basic pet care, including learning which foods are toxic or dangerous to dogs. It would also be helpful to learn about what to do in certain situations, such as if the dog you are watching gets into a fight with another dog, gets sprayed by a skunk or even quilled by a porcupine. After all, it is your job to take care of them and keep them safe.
Find clients by putting up flyers around town or in a local pet shop. You can also ask your friends or family if anyone they know is looking for a pet sitter and ask them to recommend you for the job.