Online Jobs for 16 Year Olds

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Despite the fact that there are a lot of job opportunities for 16 year olds offline, online jobs for 16 year olds are still a great option because they provide a flexible schedule, can be done from almost anywhere and are simple and fun.

Although finding offline jobs for 16 year olds is much easier since teens at this age don’t face federal restrictions on how many hours they can work, you still have to fit your job in around your school schedule and extracurricular activities, find transportation to and from work and work enough hours to make enough money.

Online jobs are a great solution because you can do them whenever and from wherever and they pay per task instead of per hour.

The following are some online jobs for 16 year olds:

Online Surveys for 16 Year Olds:

Completing surveys online is one of the easiest ways to make money online. You won’t make a lot of money with online surveys, but you can make enough for some extra spending money. Most survey sites require users to be 18 years old to sign up, but a few sites allow members to join at 16 years old or younger:

Jobs for 16 Year Olds

Jobs for 16 Year Olds: A Resource List

Points2shop
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
InstaGC members earn money by taking surveys, shopping online, watching videos, searching the web, and referring friends and family 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 held weekly and monthly 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
Swagbucks members earn Swagbucks by doing tasks such as playing online games, watching videos, surfing the web and even shopping online. Swagbucks members also earn cash by completing online surveys. The site also offers online coupons, which gives members the chance to earn double Swagbucks for the purchases they make online. Swagbucks may be redeemed for online gifts cards or Amazon gift cards. The minimum payout is 100 Swagbucks, which is the equivalent of $1. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

CashCrate
CashCrate users earn cash by taking surveys, shopping online, watching videos, completing cash offers and referring friends to CashCrate. Payouts are made via check or dwolla. The minimum payout is $20. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

MySurvey
MySurvey members complete surveys to earn points, which may be redeemed for cash via Paypal or Amazon gift cards and other store gift cards. The minimum payout is 1,100 points which amounts to $10. The minimum age to join is 16 years old.

Mindfield
Mindfield members complete surveys to earn cash via check. Surveys take between 5 and 15 minutes to complete. Members can also earn prizes for taking surveys. For every survey each member completes, their account is entered into a sweepstakes drawing. The minimum payout is $5. Members must be at least 15 years old to join.

Springboard America
Springboard America members complete online surveys to earn Survey dollars. The Survey dollars are redeemed for cash via check or charitable donation. The minimum payout is $50. Members must be at least 14 years old to join.

American Consumer Opinion
American Consumer Opinion members earn cash by completing online surveys and participating in focus groups. Members are paid via check or Paypal. The minimum payout is 1000 points, which is the equivalent of $10. Members must be at least 14 years old to join.

Valued Opinions
Valued Opinions members earn cash by completing online surveys. Members are paid via Visa prepaid cards or Amazon gift cards. The minimum payout is $20. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

MyView
MyView members complete online surveys to earn points. The points are redeemed for cash via a Visa prepaid card or store gift cards. The minimum payout is 13,000 points. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Teens Eyes
Teens Eyes members complete online surveys to earn points. The points are redeemed for cash. Minimum payout is 1000 points, which is the equivalent of $5. The minimum and maximum age to join is 13 and 18 years old.

Focus Forward
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. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Toluna
Toluna members take surveys, complete member profiles and participate in other activities on the site to earn points. The points are redeemed for cash via Paypal. The minimum payout is 30,000 points. Members must be at least 14 years old to join.

Epoll
Epoll members complete surveys to earn points. The points are redeemed for cash, store gift cards or charitable donations. The minimum payout is $5. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Harris Poll
Harris Poll members take surveys to earn points. The points are redeemed for prizes or store gift cards. The minimum payout is 2400 points, which is the equivalent of $20. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Opinion World
Opinion World panel members complete surveys for points. These points are redeemed for cash via Paypal or store gift cards and prizes. The minimum payout is 1,000 points, which is the equivalent of $10. Members must be at least 14 years old to join.

MySoapbox
MySoapbox members complete surveys for points. The points are redeemed for Amazon gift cards or other store gift cards. The minimum payout is 25,000 points. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Cada Cabeza
Cada Cabeza is a Latino survey site. Members earn points by taking online surveys. The points may be redeemed for cash via Visa debit cards or check. Members must be at least 13 years old to join, with parental consent. Minimum payout is 1000 points, which is the equivalent of $20.

Treasure Trooper
Treasure Trooper members earn 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 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. Treasure Trooper members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Global Test Market
GlobalTestMarket members earn points by completing surveys and referring friends and family to the program. Points are valid for three years. The minimum payout is 1000 points, which is about $50. Members must be at least 14 years old to join.

YouGov
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. Members must be at least 14 years old to join. Minimum payout is 30,000 points, which is about $25.

Zoombucks
Zoombucks is much like Swagbucks. Members earn Zoombucks by watching videos, surfing the web, taking surveys and completing tasks such as assigning categories to products and giving feedback on search engine results. Zoombucks are redeemable for gift cards and prizes. Member earn between 2 and 12 Zoombucks for conducting searches and between 50 and 80 Zoombucks for completing surveys. The minimum payout is $5. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Micro Jobs For 16 Year Olds:

Micro job sites pay users to do small, manual tasks. The majority of these tasks are completed online, yet some are completed offline too. Examples of micro jobs include following a specific Twitter account, liking a Facebook page, listening to and rating music clips, etc. Most of these micro jobs sites require users to be 18 years old, but there are a few sites that allow members to join at 16 years old or younger:

Seoclerks
Seoclerks is a website where users can offer their freelance SEO (search engine optimization) services, such as building backlinks, providing social media followers, posting blog comments, etc. Minimum payout is $15, which can be redeemed via Paypal, Moneygram, Payoneer or Payza account. Members must be 14 years old to join.

Fiverr
Fiverr is a website where users can offer their services for $5. To find customers, Fiverr members post gigs offering to perform a task, either offline or online. Popular Fiverr gigs include building backlinks, proofreading and writing articles, designing logos and etc. Fiverr takes a commission fee of $1 from each sale. Fiverr members 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. Members must be at least 13 years old to join Fiverr.

Slice the Pie
Slice the Pie members earn cash by listening to short music clips by unsigned artists and then rating the clips. The bands use these ratings to help them decide which songs to submit to record companies, use for radio promotion and etc. Members must be at least 13 years old to join. Payment amounts vary according to how high of a rating the review receives. Many Slice the Pie members have noted that the longer and more detailed the review, the higher the rating. The ratings range from 1 to 5. Here’s an overview of the rates:
1 star – $.03 cents
2 star – $.06 cents
3 star – $.09 cents
4 star – $.12 cents
5 star – $.15 cents

MyLikes
Mylikes members earn cash by setting up their own custom domain, posting content on it and then sharing their new site on social networks. The site displays ads, which members earn money from when visitors click on them. Members must be at least 13 years old to join. The site pays users via Paypal or Amazon gift cards. Payout minimum is $1.

For more info on online jobs for young teens, check out our article Online Jobs for Teens Under 18.

Offline Jobs for 16 Year Olds:

In addition to working online, there are number of other places where a 16 year old can work. These places include restaurants, stores, movie theaters and etc. The following is a list of job options for 16 year olds who are not interested in online jobs:

Fast Food
A job at a fast food restaurant is a typical first job for many teens, especially 16 year olds. At 16, employees are legally allowed to work the grill, dishwasher and other kitchen equipment. And since fast food places are busiest at night and on weekends, the hours work fit in perfectly with a teen’s schedule. Employees often get great perks too, like discounted or free food. Working in a hot, messy kitchen and serving the public can be difficult, but this type of job is a great way to get work experience and hone your people skills.

Retail
For teens who don’t want to work with food, a job in retail is another great option. A retail job is similar to a fast food job, since they are both service industry jobs, but retail doesn’t involve working in a messy kitchen or cleaning up after customers. If you have a special interest, like music or fashion, a job at clothing or music store would be perfect for you. Retail store employees also get perks such as store discounts. Since stores are also busy most at night and on weekends, the hours fit in well with a teen’s school schedule.

Movie Theater
For movie buffs, a job at a movie theater is a great first job. Duties usually include selling movie tickets, serving candy, soda and food at the concession stand and sweeping up the theaters after a showing. Much like retail and fast food, working at a movie theater is also a service industry job, so you’ll have to work with the public and develop good customer service skills. The hours for a job at a movie theater are usually nights and weekends, so the schedule works well for a teen. Perks often include 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 16 year olds.

Yet another way to find these jobs is to go to the job website, indeed.com, and type in the keywords “age 16” 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 16 year olds.

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