Workers under 16 years of age face a lot of federal restrictions, which is why online jobs for 14 year olds are such a great option.
In a regular offline job, the Fair Labor Standards Act restricts how often and how long these teens can work during the school year. According to the FLSA act, teens under 16 can only work:
♦ During non school hours
♦ A maximum of 3 hours on a school day
♦ A maximum of 18 hours during a school week
♦ A maximum of 8 hours on a non-school day
♦ A maximum of 40 hours during a non-school week
♦ Between the hours of 7am and 7pm, except between June 1 and Labor Day when they can work until 9pm
Fortunately, these rules don’t apply online so teens can work whenever they want, as much as they want.
Yet another reason online jobs for teens under 18 are a great option is because these online jobs can be done anywhere you can find an internet connection. You can do them from home, after school at the library or wherever else you may be at the time.
The following is a list of online jobs for 14 year olds:
Online Surveys for 14 Year Olds:
Online surveys are a quick and easy way for a 14 year old to make some extra money online. Although, you won’t get rich with online surveys, you can make enough for some extra cash each week with very little effort. Many survey sites require users to be 18 years old to sign up, but here are a handful of sites that allow you to join at 14 years old:
CashCrate members earn cash by taking surveys. Members can also earn money by completing cash offers, watching videos, shopping online and referring friends to CashCrate. Payouts are made via check or dwolla. The minimum payout is $20. The minimum age to join is 13.
Points2shop members take surveys to earn cash and points, which are redeemable for online gift cards and prizes. 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 earn money by taking surveys, searching the web, shopping online, watching videos and referring new members to the site. Members who take part in the referral program earn 10 cents for every referral from the US, UK, Australia or Canada that confirms their email address and 10 percent of their referrals’ earnings for life. Referral contests are also held each week and each month for members who refer the most people. The minimum payout is $1 for gift cards and $5 for cash. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Swagbucks members earn Swagbucks by watching videos, playing games, surfing the web, answering surveys and shopping online. The site also offers online coupons, which allows users to earn double swag bucks for the purchases they make online. These swagbucks can be redeemed for cash via Paypal or for amazon gift cards and other online gift cards. The minimum age to join is 13. The minimum payout is 100 swagbucks, which amounts to $1.
Springboard America members complete surveys to earn Survey dollars, which can be redeemed for cash via check or charitable donation. The minimum payout is $50. The minimum age to join is 14.
American Consumer Opinion
American Consumer Opinion members are paid cash via check or Paypal for taking online surveys and taking part in focus groups. The minimum age to join is 14. Minimum payout is 1000 points, which is about $10.
GlobalTestMarket members complete surveys to earn Market Points and enter sweepstakes drawings. Members can also earn points for referring friends and family to the program. Points are valid for three years. The minimum age to join is 14 years old. Minimum payout is 1000 points, which is about $50.
YouGov members earn points by completing online surveys about politics, public affairs, products and etc. The points may be redeemed for gift cards, movie tickets and gift certificates. The minimum age to join is 14 years old. Minimum payout is 30,000 points, which is about $25.
Valued Opinions members take surveys to earn cash via Visa prepaid cards or Amazon gift cards. The minimum age to join is 13. The minimum payout is $20.
MyView members earn points by completing surveys. The points may be redeemed for cash via a Visa prepaid card, Amazon gift cards and other store gift cards. The minimum payout is 13,000 points. The minimum age to join is 13.
Teens Eyes is a site for teens between 13 and 18 years old who live in the U.S. Users earn points by taking surveys. The points which can be redeemed for cash. Minimum payout is 1000 points, which amounts to $5.
Focus forward members take surveys and participate in focus groups to earn cash via check. The minimum pay out is 20,000, which amounts to $20. The minimum age to join is 13.
Toluna members earn points by taking surveys, completing member profiles and participating in other activities on the site. The points may be redeemed for cash via Paypal. The minimum payout is 30,000 points. The minimum age to join is 14.
Epoll members earn points by taking surveys. The points may be redeemed for cash, gift cards or charitable donations. The minimum payout is $5. The minimum age to join is 13.
Harris Poll members earn points by taking surveys. The points may be redeemed for Amazon gift cards, other store gift cards and prizes. The minimum payout is 2400 points, which amounts to $20. The minimum age to join is 13.
Opinion World panel members earn points for taking surveys. The points can be redeemed for cash via Paypal or redeemed for gift cards and prizes. The minimum payout is 1,000 points, which amounts to $10. The minimum age to join is 14.
MySoapbox members earn points by taking surveys. These points may 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.
Cada Cabeza is a Latino survey site. Members earn points by taking online surveys. These points can be redeemed for cash via Visa debit cards or check. The minimum age to join is 13. Members who are under 18 must get their parent’s permission. Minimum payout is 1000 points, which amounts to $20.
Treasure Trooper members earn money by surfing the web, playing online video games, completing and referring their friends and family to the program. Unlike swagbucks, Treasure Trooper members don’t have to download a toolbar to complete these tasks because they are completed directly on the website. The 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.
Grabpoints members earn points by surfing the web, taking surveys, watching video clips and etc. These points can be redeemed for gift cards and prizes. The minimum payout is $5. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Micro Jobs for 14 Year Olds
Micro job sites are websites where you can find small, odd jobs to perform for money. The micro jobs can be accomplished either online or offline, depending on what the job requires.
A few examples of micro jobs are liking a facebook page, following someone on twitter, rating music clips, etc. Like the survey sites, many of these websites require users to be 18 years old but there are a few sites that allow users as young as 13 and 14 years old to join:
Seoclerks is a website where users can offer their online services, such as building links, posting blog comments, providing social media followers and etc, for a fee. Minimum payout is $15 which can be redeemed via a Paypal, Payoneer, Moneygram or Payza account. The minimum age to join is 14.
Fiverr is a website where users can earn $5 for performing tasks, either offline or online. Fiverr members posts gig where they offer a service for $5. Popular Fiverr gigs include proofreading and writing articles, building backlinks, designing logos and etc. Fiverr takes a commission fee of $1 from each sale. Earnings may be withdrawn 14 days after the gig was marked complete. There is no minimum payout. Payouts are made via a Fiverr revenue card, Paypal or one of Fiverr’s other withdrawal providers. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Mylikes users earn money by sharing links on social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Users are paid via Paypal, wire transfer or Amazon gift cards. The minimum payout is $20. The minimum age to join is 13.
Slice the Pie
Slice the Pie is site that pays users to listen to and rate new music by unsigned artists. These artists use the feedback they get from the site to choose which songs to use to promote their band or group. The minimum age to join is 13 years old. Payment amounts are determined by how high of a rating your review gets. Many users have pointed out that the longer their review, the higher their rating. The ratings range from 1 to 5. Here’s an overview of the rating system:
1 star – $.03 cents
2 star – $.06 cents
3 star – $.09 cents
4 star – $.12 cents
5 star – $.15 cents
Offline Jobs for 14 Year Olds:
Here are a few job options for 14 year olds who are not interested in working online:
Fast food establishments are a great first job for young teens. The pay is decent, the hours fit in well with teen’s school schedule and many times the employees get a discount on the food or even free food. Since fast food jobs are a traditional jobs for most teens, these types of establishments have no problem hiring young teens, as long as you are reliable and ready to work. These types of jobs are a great way to gain work experience and people skills.
Retail jobs are great first jobs for young teens. These types of jobs are similar to fast food, in that they are customer service oriented, but they don’t involve working with food or having to clean up after customers. If you have a particular interest or hobby, such as in fashion or music, you could combine your passions by getting a job as a clerk in a clothing store or a music store. Employees also often get store discounts, which is an added bonus. The hours are typically nights and weekends, which fits in perfectly with a young teen’s school schedule.
If you love movies, working in a movie theater is another great first job. The duties in this type of job varies from selling tickets, working at the concession stand or cleaning up the theaters and bathrooms. The hours are also typically nights and weekends and employees also often get discounts on tickets or even free tickets.
To find these types of jobs, you can go to your local movie theater, retail stores and fast food places and ask if they have any job openings and ask if they hire 14 year olds.
Yet another way to find these jobs is to go to the job website, indeed.com, and type in the keywords “age 14” into the search field at the top that says “What” and then enter in your location in the search field that says “Where.”
This will show you all the job listings in your area that mention hiring 14 year olds. There aren’t a lot of job listings for teens that age, but if there are any at the time, that’s how you’ll find them.