Online jobs for 15 year olds are a great way to make money for a number of reasons. They tend to be easy, can be done from virtually anywhere and aren’t subject to the type of restrictions that offline jobs are.
Offline jobs for 15 year olds are limited due to the fact that the Fair Labor Standards Act restricts how much and how often teens under 16 can work during the school year. Companies are much more willing to hire 16 year olds instead because they don’t face any scheduling restrictions.
According to the FLSA act, 14 and 15 year olds can only work:
♦ During non school hours
♦ A max of 3 hours on a school day
♦ A max of 18 hours during a school week
♦ A max of 8 hours on a non-school day
♦ A max 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 and as much as they want.
Another reason why online jobs for teens under 18 are a great way to make money is because these types of jobs can be done almost anywhere you can find an internet connection, you don’t need a work permit to do them and they are simple and don’t take a lot of time to do.
The following is a list of online job opportunities for 15 year olds:
Online Surveys for 15 Year Olds
Online surveys are an easy way to make some extra money. Although, you won’t get rich with online surveys, you can make enough for some extra spending money each week with very little work. Many survey sites require users to be 18 years old to sign up but there are a handful that allow you to join at 15 years old or younger:
CashCrate members earn cash by taking surveys. Members can also earn by watching videos, completing cash offers, shopping online and referring friends to CashCrate. Members are paid via check or dwolla. The minimum payout is $20. The minimum age to join is 13.
Points2shop members complete surveys for points and cash. The points 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 can earn money by taking surveys, watching videos, shopping online, searching the web and referring new members to the site. Members who participate in the referral program earn 10 cents for every referral from 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 for gift cards is $1 and the minimum payout for cash is $5. You must be at least 13 years old to join.
Mindfield is a online survey site where panel members earn money via check. The minimum payout is $5. The minimum age to join is 15 years old.
Springboard America members earn Survey dollars by completing surveys. The Survey dollars may 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 complete online surveys and participate in focus groups for cash. They are paid via check or Paypal. The minimum payout is 1000 points, which is the equivalent of $10. The minimum age to join is 14.
Valued Opinions members earn cash by taking online surveys. They are paid via Visa prepaid cards or Amazon gift cards. The minimum payout is $20. The minimum age to join is 13.
MyView members complete online surveys to earn points. The points can be redeemed for cash via a Visa prepaid card or store gift cards. The minimum payout is 13,000 points. The minimum age to join is 13.
Teen Eyes is a site for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 years old who live in the U.S. Users complete online surveys to earn points. The points may be redeemed for cash. Minimum payout is 1000 points, which is the equivalent of $5.
Focus Forward members complete online surveys and take part in focus groups to earn cash. Members are paid via check. The minimum pay out is 20,000, which is the equivalent of $20. The minimum age to join is 13.
Toluna members take surveys, complete member profiles and participate in other activities on the site to earn points. The points are redeemable for cash via Paypal. The minimum payout is 30,000 points. The minimum age to join is 14.
Epoll members complete surveys to earn points. The points are redeemable for cash, gift cards or charitable donations. The minimum payout is $5. The minimum age to join is 13.
Harris Poll members take surveys to earn points. The points are redeemable for prizes or store gift cards. The minimum payout is 2400 points, which is the equivalent of $20. The minimum age to join is 13.
Opinion World panel members complete surveys for points. These points are redeemable for cash via Paypal or gift cards and prizes. The minimum payout is 1,000 points, which is the equivalent of $10. The minimum age to join is 14.
MySoapbox members complete surveys for points. The points are redeemable 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 complete online surveys for points. These points are redeemable for cash via Visa debit cards or check. The minimum age to join is 6 years old. Members who are under 18 need parental consent. Minimum payout is 1000 points, which is the equivalent of $20.
Treasure Trooper members make money by surfing the web, completing surveys, playing online video games and referring their friends and family to the program. Treasure Trooper members are not required to download a toolbar to complete these tasks since 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.
Global Test Market
GlobalTestMarket members complete surveys and refer friends and family to the program to earn Market Points. Points are valid for three years. The minimum payout is 1000 points, which is about $50. The minimum age to join is 14.
YouGov members complete online surveys about politics, public affairs and products to earn points. The points are redeemed for gift cards, movie tickets and gift certificates. The minimum age to join is 14. Minimum payout is 30,000 points, which is about $25.
Micro Jobs for 15 Year Olds
Micro job sites are websites that pay you to complete small, odd jobs. Although most of these jobs are performed online, some are performed offline too. Some examples of these micro jobs include following a user on Twitter, liking a Facebook page, rating music clips, etc. Most of these micro job sites require users to be 18 years old, but there are a couple of sites that allow teens 15 years old and younger to join:
Seoclerks is a website where users can offer their freelance SEO (search engine optimization) services, such as link building, providing social media followers, blog comments, etc. Minimum payout is $15, which can be redeemed via Paypal, Payoneer, Moneygram or Payza account. The minimum age to join is 14 years old.
Fiverr is a website where users can earn $5 for performing tasks, either offline or online. To find work, Fiverr members post a gig where they offer a service for $5. Popular Fiverr gigs include building backlinks, writing articles, designing logos and etc. Fiverr takes a commission fee of $1 from each sale. Users may withdraw their earnings 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 Fiverr is 13 years old.
Slice the Pie
Slice the Pie pays members of the site to listen to short music clips by unsigned artists and then rate the clips. The artists use the feedback provided by the users to choose which songs to use for radio promotion and etc. The minimum age to join is 13 years old. Pay rates are determined by how high of a rating the review receives. Many Slice the Pie members have noticed that if they write long, detailed reviews they get higher ratings. The ratings range from 1 to 5. The rates 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 share links on social media networks such as Facebook and twitter. The minimum age to join is 13 years old. The site pays users via Paypal or amazon gift code Payout minimum is $1.
Swagbucks users earn swagbucks by watching videos, playing games, searching the web and even shopping online. Users also earn money by completing online surveys. The site also offers online coupons as well, which allows users to earn double swag bucks for the purchases they make online. Swagbucks are redeemable for online gifts cards or amazon cards. Minimum payout is 100 swagbucks, which is the equivalent of $1. The minimum age to join is 13.
Zoombucks is similar to Swagbucks. Users earn points by surfing the web, watching videos, completing surveys and etc. The points are redeemable for gift cards and prizes. The minimum payout is $5. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Offline Jobs for 15 Year Olds
Here are a few job options for 15 year olds who are not interested in working online:
A job in fast food is a very traditional job for a young teen. Since these places often need their employees to work nights and weekend, the hours work well with a teenager’s schedule. The job also comes with some perks, such as discounted, or even free, food. Since only teens and young people are really interested in working nights and weekends, teenagers often have an easy time finding jobs at fast food restaurants. Although working with the public can be trying, a job in fast food is a great way to gain work experience and learn people skills.
Retail jobs are another great first job for a young teenager. Working in retail is similar to working in fast food, since they are both service industry jobs, but retail doesn’t involve working with messy food or having to clean up after customers. If you have a hobby or interest, like fashion or music, getting a job at clothing or music store would suit you well. Employees at retail stores also get perks like store discounts. Since stores mostly need people to work nights and weekends, the hours fit in well with teenager’s schedules.
For teenagers who love movies, working in a movie theater is a perfect first job. Working in a movie theater typically involves duties such as selling candy, soda and food at the concession stand, selling and collecting movie tickets and sweeping up the theaters after a showing. Movie theaters are busiest during nights and weekends, so the hours are great for a teenager. Movie theater employees also get perks such as discounted, or free, movie tickets and concession stand food.
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 15 year olds.
Yet another way to find these jobs is to go to the job website, indeed.com, and type in the keywords “age 15” 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 15 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.