Online Jobs for 18 Year Olds

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Finding jobs for 18 year olds is a lot easier than it is for younger teens. Eighteen-year-olds have many more options to choose from and are viewed as more responsible.

At 18, you are legally considered an adult and can finally enter legal contracts. This makes you much more employable, especially when it comes to online jobs for college students and online jobs for teens.

Here’s a list of job opportunities for 18 year olds:

ONLINE SURVEYS FOR 18 YEAR OLDS:

Completing online surveys is one of the easiest ways to make extra money. Surveys won’t make you a millionaire but you can earn enough for some extra cash each week and it takes very little effort. Here’s a list of popular online survey sites:

Jobs for 18 Year Olds

Jobs for 18 Year Olds: Resource List

CashCrate
CashCrate users earn cash by taking research surveys, completing cash offers, watching videos and referring new members to CashCrate. Members also get cash back for purchases made online. Once your account balance reaches $20, you may request a payout. Payouts are made via check or dwolla. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Points2shop
Points2shop members earn points and cash by taking surveys, playing games, completing offers, watching videos and even referring friends and family to the site. Points are redeemed for gift cards or prizes. The minimum payout is 33 points for prizes, 550 points for gift cards, $10 for cash withdrawal. You have to be at least 13 years old to join.

InstaGC
InstaGC members earn money by taking surveys, searching the web, shopping online, watching video clips 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 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.

InboxDollars
InboxDollars users earn cash for doing things like taking online surveys, playing online games and shopping online. New members are awarded $5 just for signing up. Once your account balance reaches $30, you may request a payout. Members must be at least 18 years old to join.

Swagbucks
Swagbucks members earn Swagbucks by completing online tasks like surveys, playing games, searching the web and shopping online. Swagbucks may be redeemed for Amazon gift cards or other online gifts cards. Minimum payout is 100 Swagbucks, which equals $1. Members must be at least 13 years old to sign up.

Vindale Research
Vindale Research members earn money by taking surveys and referring new members to the site. Members who participate in the referral program will earn $5 once each referral earns $1. The minimum payout is $50. The minimum age to join is 18 years old.

Ispos
Ispos members earn i-Say points for taking online surveys. Points are redeemed for cash via Paypal, Amazon gift cards, Visa prepaid gift cards, iTunes gift certificates or charitable donations. Members must be at least 18 years to join.

Zoom panel
Zoom panel members earn points for taking online surveys. Points are redeemed via online gift cards. Members must be at least 18 years old to join.

MindsPay
MindsPay members earn cash by taking online surveys, reviewing products and reading emails. New members are awarded $3 just for signing up. Users are paid via Paypal. Once your account balance reaches $25, you may request a payout. Members must be at least 18 years old to join.

Mindfield
Mindfield members take online reviews to earn money. Members are paid via check. Surveys take between 5-15 minutes to finish. Members also have the chance to win prizes by being automatically entered into a sweepstakes drawing each time they finish a survey. Once your account balance reaches $5, you may request a payout. Members must be at least 15 years old to join.

Springboard America
Springboard America members earn Survey dollars for completing online surveys. Once your account balance reaches $50, you may request a payout. Survey dollars may be deemed for cash via check or charitable donation. Members must be at least 14 years old to join.

American Consumer Opinion
American Consumer Opinion members complete online surveys and participate in focus groups to earn points. Members earn between 5-50 points for answering short surveys and can earn points, cash, free products, check or gifts for answering longer surveys. Account balance must be at least 1000 points, which is about $10, to request a payout. Points are redeemed via check or Paypal. Members must be at least 14 years old to join.

Valued Opinions
Valued Opinions members complete online surveys for cash and can also enter sweepstakes draws when they activate their account. Once your account balance reaches $20, you may request a payout. Payouts are in the form of Visa prepaid cards, store gift cards, iTunes gift cards, e-codes and etc. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

MyView
MyView members earn points by testing products and completing online surveys. Members can even earn points when they are disqualified from specific surveys. Once your account balance reaches 13,000 points, you may request a payout. Points are redeemed for cash via Visa prepaid cards, iTunes gift cards, retail e-vouchers or store gift cards. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Teens Eyes
Teens Eyes is an online survey panel for teenagers aged 13-18. Members are invited via email to complete online surveys for points. Once your account balance reaches 1000 points, which is about $5, you may request a payout. Points are redeemed for cash.

Focus Forward
Focus Forward members earn points by completing online surveys, filling out member profiles and taking part in focus groups. Once your account balance reaches 20,000 point, which is about $20, you may request a payout. Points are redeemed via cash via check. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Toluna
Toluna members vote in polls, take online surveys, complete member profiles, invite friends to the program and participate in other activities on the site to earn Toluna points. Once your account balance reaches 30,000 points, you may request a payout. Points are redeemed via store vouches, store gift cards, Facebook credits, cash via Paypal and etc. You must be at least 14 years old to join.

Epoll
Epoll members complete surveys to earn points. Once your account balance reaches $5, you may request a payout. Points are redeemed for cash via Paypal, store gift cards or charitable donations. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Harris Poll
Harris Poll members complete online surveys to earn HL points. Once your account balance reaches 2400 points, which is about $20, you may request a payout. Points are redeemed via store gift cards, iTunes gift cards or prizes. Each survey members complete also gives them a chance to enter a $10,000 sweepstakes. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Opinion World
Opinion World panel take online surveys via a smartphone or tablet app to earn points. Once your account balance reaches 1000 points, which is about $10, you can request a payout. Points are redeemed for cash via Paypal, store gift cards and prizes. Members must be at least 14 years old to join.

MySoapbox
MySoapbox members earn points by completing online surveys or referring friends and family to the website. Once your account balance reaches 25,000 points, you can request a payout. Points are redeemed via retail e-vouchers, online gift cards or charitable donations. Points may not be redeemed for cash. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

Cada Cabeza
Cada Cabeza is a Latino survey site for Spanish-speaking U.S. citizens. Members complete online surveys to earn points. Once your account balance reaches 1000 points, which is about $20, you can request a payout. Members are paid via Visa debit cards or check. Members must be at least 13 years old to join, if member has their parent’s consent.

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

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

Zoombucks
Zoombucks members earn money by performing online tasks like searching the web, taking online surveys, watching video clips or playing online games. Members usually earn between 2-12 Zoombucks for surfing the web and between 50-80 Zoombucks for completing surveys. Zoombucks may be redeemed for gift cards and prizes. Account balance must be at least $5 to request a payout. Members must be at least 13 years old to sign up.

MICRO JOBS FOR 18 YEAR OLDS;

Micro job sites are places where users can earn money for performing quick, short tasks, which are often referred to as gigs. The gigs are usually online tasks but are sometimes completed offline too. Examples of such gigs include following someone on twitter, testing websites, taking photos, data entry tasks and etc.:

Mechanical Turk
Mechanical Turk is an Amazon-owned website that pays members to perform tasks that computers are unable to do. The tasks are all very random and different. Some examples of these tasks include looking at a photo and describing what it looks like, calling a phone number and noting how the recipient answers, answering surveys, looking up an address for established businesses and etc. Pay usually ranges from a few pennies to a few dollars, depending on the task. Members must be at least 18 years old to join.

Gigwalk
Gigwalk is an app where users can do random tasks, referred to as “gigs,” such as taking a photo of a business address or going to a store and recording the price of an item for a small fee, usually a few dollars each. Payments are made via paypal. Users must be at least 18 years old to join Gigwalks. Minimum payout is $35.

Microworkers
Microworkers is a website where users are paid a small fee to complete small tasks known as “micro jobs.” After you complete and submit a micro job, the client will review it. Users must maintain a success rate of 75%. Minimum payout is $9 and is paid via Paypal or Skrill (Moneybookers). Users must be at least 18 years old to join.

Shorttask
Shorttask is also a website that pays users to complete small tasks such as transcribing audio recording, identifying objects in a photo or creating written content. Users are paid once the client approves the task. Users must be at least 18 years old to join.

Rapidworkers
Rapidworkers also pays users to complete small tasks online. Users are paid for doing a task once the client indicates they are satisfied with it. Users must maintain a success rate of at least 60% at all times. If too many clients indicate they are unsatisfied with the user’s tasks, it will lower the user’s success rate. If the rate goes below 60%, the user will not be able to submit tasks for a certain period of time. Users are paid via Paypal or Payza. Minimum payout is $4. Users must be at least 18 years old to join.

Minijobz
Minijobz also pays users to complete small tasks online such as creating content, posting in forums, sharing new articles on social networks, clicking on links and visiting accompanying site and etc. Users can also earn money by referring friends and family to the site. Users must maintain a success rate of 25% or more at all times. Minimum payout is $5. New members get a signup bonus of $1. Users are paid via Paypal, Payza or Moneybookers. Users must be at least 18 years old to join.

Fiverr
Fiverr is one of the most popular micro job sites online. Users can earn $5 for doing almost any task imaginable, either online or offline. Users find work by posting a listing offering a specific service for $5. Extra money can be earned per gig by offering an add-on to each gig for an additional $5 or $10. Customers rate each gig. Users with the highest ratings are often viewed as more trustworthy and are often ranked high in Fiverr’s search results. For every $5 earned, Fiverr keeps $1 as a commission fee. Earnings are available for withdrawal 14 days after the gig was marked complete. Users are paid via Paypal, a Fiverr revenue card or one of Fiverr’s other withdrawal providers. Users must be at least 13 years old to join.

Seoclerks
Seoclerks is a website where users sell their SEO or internet-related services for a fee. These services often include things like building backlinks to a website, providing social media followers, posting blog comments and etc. Account balance must be at least $15 to request a payout. Members are paid via Moneygram, Paypal, Payza or Payoneer. Members must be at least 14 years old or older to join.

Slice the Pie
Slice the Pie pays members to listen to and review short music clips by unsigned artists. The feedback the artists receive help them decide which songs to use for radio promotion and etc. Members must be at least 13 years old to join. Payment amounts depend on how high the review is rated. Many members have noted that longer reviews receive higher ratings. The ratings range from 1-5 and the pay ranges from 3-15 cents:
1 star – $.03 cents
2 star – $.06 cents
3 star – $.09 cents
4 star – $.12 cents
5 star – $.15 cents

MyLikes
Mylikes is a site that encourages members to earn money by creating their own custom domains, posting content on it and then promoting the content on social networks. The custom domains contains ads, which Mylikes members earn money from each time visitors click on the ads. Members are paid via Paypal or amazon gift cards. Account balance must be at least $1 to request a payout. Members must be at least 13 years old to join.

USERTESTING JOBS FOR 18 YEAR OLDS

Usertesting
Usertesting is a website that pays users to test out websites on behalf of the site’s webmaster. A screen recorder captures video of the user navigating the website so the webmaster can get a firsthand look at how new visitors interact with the site. Users then answer four questions in writing about their experience on the site. This can help the webmaster identify any problems or glitches on the site. The videos are usually about 15 minutes long and the users are paid about $10 to test a website and $15 to test a mobile app. Payments are available 7 days after the job is completed. Users are paid via Paypal. To apply for a user testing job, the user needs a microphone and they must download the site’s screen recorder software onto their computer and complete a short sample test. Users must be at least 18 years old to join.

Sites similar to Usertesting:
Analysia
Userfeel
Userlytics
WhatUsersDo

Youeye
Youeye is another site that is similar to Usertesting except that it also records the user themselves via a webcam while they are testing the site. Youeye pays $12 for each recorded video, which are usually about 20 minutes long. Users are paid via Paypal. Users must be at least 18 years old to join and have an iphone or android with a front-facing camera, and a mac or pc computer with windows 7 or higher or OS X 10.7 and a webcam.

VIDEO GAME TESTING JOBS FOR 18 YEAR OLDS:

VMC
VMC hires testers from all over the world to stress test new video games for its Global Beta Test Network. Testers are hired to stress-test AAA multiplayer console games and PC games to help determine the stability of the game’s system and identify any glitches or bugs. Payment amounts are based on the region of the world you live in. Payments are made via Paypal within 45 days after each confirmed project end date. Testers must be at least 18 years old to join.

WRITING JOBS FOR 18 YEAR OLDS:

If you love to write, a job writing articles, also known as “content creation,” is a great job for you. The pay varies and mostly depends on which site you sign up for. Content creation is a skill in high demand on the internet so if you can write fast and write well, you could make a decent amount of money. Here’s an overview of content creation sites that pay upfront:

Skyword
Skyword is a content creation site where writers are assigned to specific programs and write articles based on the theme of that program. To join the site you must fill out a short bio and submit some content samples. To find work, members must then apply to a specific program or multiple programs on the site and wait to find out if he or she has been accepted. Payment amounts are based on the program. Members must be at least 18 year olds to join.

Ecopywriters
Ecopywriters is a content creation site where freelancers can find work writing articles, press releases, newsletters, emails and etc. According to the web site’s FAQ page, projects are assigned to writers by an administrator. The writer has the opportunity to turn down a project if he or she chooses to do so. To join the site, you must fill out a short bio and submit a writing sample for evaluation. If the sample is rejected, you will not be allowed to join. Writers must be at least 18 years old to join. Writers are paid per word. Payments are sent via Paypal.

About
About.com is a web content creation website established in 1996. About writers are paid to write articles on various topics for the About.com website. Writers must apply for a writing position at About.com directly on the website. Members must be at least 18 years old to join.

Break Studios
Break Studios is a content creation site where writers can claim, write and submit articles. Writers are paid via Paypal on a biweekly basis. To join the site, you must apply directly on the website and submit a resume and writing samples. If a writer is not accepted the first time they apply, they are not allowed to apply again. Pay rates depend on the nature of each article. Writers must be at least 18 years old to join.

Love to Know
Love to Know is a content creation site where writers are assigned to certain channels and write articles pertaining to the theme of that channel. Required skills and experience to join Love to Know includes expertise/credentials in a field or topic covered by the website, excellent writing and grammar skills, a minimum of one year of professional writing experience and a home computer with broadband internet connection. Writers are paid via Paypal. Pay rates vary per article, but rates range from $15-$50 per article. To join the site, writers must apply via the website and submit two writing samples, a resume and list of qualifications for the channel the writer is applying to.

Writer Access
Writer Access is a content creation site where writers create blog posts, product descriptions, ad copy and etc at the request of Writer Access clients. Projects are either sent directly to the writer or the writer can choose from a pool of assignments. Pay ranges from 2 cents to $2 a word, depending on what level of writing the client requests. Writers are paid twice a month via Paypal. Minimum payout is $10. Writers must be at least 18 years old to join.

Textbroker
Textbroker is a website that pays writers to write articles at the request of their clients. Writers choose projects from a pool of available assignments. To become a writer, simply register on the website and submit a short writing sample. The sample will be reviewed and assigned a rating. Writers with a 2 star rating earn .7 cents per word, 3 star writers earn 1 cent per word, 4 star writers earn 1.4 cents and 5 star writers earn 5 cents per word. Although writers are assigned an initial rating, it is possible to increase your rating with each article you write. Writers are paid via Paypal. Writers must be at least 18 years old.

iWriter
iWriter is an article writing service that pays writers to create content at the request of its clients. According to the website’s FAQ, there is no limit to how many articles a writer can write each month. Writers are paid via Paypal either weekly, biweekly or monthly. Writers are paid 81% of the price of each article, which usually averages out to be between $1.62 for a 300 word article, $2.43 for a 500 word article and $4.05 for a 700 word article. Each article submitted is reviewed and rated. Writers must retain a rating of 3.2 or higher after 10 reviews, or 3.4 after 20 reviews in order to continue working for iWriter. Writers must be at least 18 years old to join and may sign up directly on the website.

Elance-Odesk
Elance and Odesk are two separate freelance writing sites that have recently merged their pool of available writing projects. Writers may browse posted freelance writing projects on the sites, apply for a project and put in a bid on how much they will charge. Writers are paid via the Elance payment system where money in a writer’s account is paid out via check, direct deposit or Paypal. Writers may join Elance or Odesk directly on the websites. Members must be at least 18 years old to join.

REVENUE SHARING WRITING SITES FOR 18 YEAR OLDS:

Revenue sharing websites are websites where a writer can create and post articles about almost any topic they want and earn a share of the advertising revenue every time a visitor clicks on an ad or affiliate link on their article. The pay ranges from 50%-80% of the revenue earned from each click and it is usually paid via Paypal, Adsense payments or affiliate payments. Here’s a list of revenue sharing websites:

Hubpages
Writers earn money via Google adsense, Hubpages earning program, Amazon affiliate program, Ebay affiliate program or by referring new writers to Hubpages. The minimum age to join is 18 years old.

Snipsly
Writers earn money via Google Adsense. Adsense payments are made once a month. The minimum age to join is 18 years old.

Infobarrel
Writers earn 75% of the advertising revenue generated on their article. Payments are made via Paypal. The minimum age to join is 18 years old.

Bukisa
Writers earn money via Google Adsense. Adsense payments are made once a month. The minimum age to join is 18 years old.

BLOGGING

Another option for 18 year olds who like to write is blogging. Although teens of any age can blog, making money by blogging gets easier at 18 years old because most the lucrative ways to monetize a blog, such as Google Adsense and many affiliate marketing programs, require you to be 18. To make money blogging, your blog needs a lot of traffic and a lot of engaged readers. Blogging also requires a lot of patience because it takes time to establish a blog and attract traffic but, once it does, it can be a very lucrative form of online income. For more information on blogging, check out our article on How to Start a Successful Blog.

RUNNING AN ONLINE STORE

Selling goods in your own online shop is another great way to make money online. There are a number of online store venues where you can set up shop. You can sell a variety of products such as antiques, vintage items, clothing, jewelry and accessories, to digital products like image files, original/public domain music files and etc. Each online store website is different and has its own rules and tricks of the trade so it’s important to brush up on the inner workings of each site before getting started.

Ebay
Ebay is a marketplace venue where you can sell almost anything. Ebay allows between 50-100 free listings per month, depending on the category of the product. Listing fees for more than the allotted 50-100 items is 30 cents per listing. Ebay also offers a store subscription fee for sellers who list a lot of items each month. A basic store subscription costs between $15.95 to $19.95 per month and allows up to 150 listed items. A premium store subscription costs between $49.95-$59.95 and allows up to 500 listed items. An anchor store subscription costs between $179-$199 and allows up to 2500 listed items. Ebay takes a 10% cut on all items sold in stores without subscription plans, and between 4%-9% on items sold in stores with a subscription plan, depending on the category. Sellers must be at least 18 years old to open a shop.

Etsy
Etsy is a marketplace venue where you can sell homemade goods, vintage items and craft supplies. There are no fees to open a shop but listing an item costs 20 cents. When an item is sold, Etsy takes a 3.5% cut of the item’s sale price. Sellers need a valid credit card or Paypal account to open a shop. Sellers must be at least 18 years old to open a shop.

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT JOBS FOR 18 YEAR OLDS:

Companies and busy professionals who need a little extra help with emails, phone calls, and other administrator work often hire virtual assistants to do these tasks for them at home. These jobs usually pay between $10-$30 per hour. To find work as a virtual assistant, advertise your services online on sites such as:
Craigslist
Twitter
Freelancer.com
Elance
Guru Employer
Zirtual
VirtualAssistantJobs.com

CALL CENTER REPRESENTATIVE JOBS FOR 18 YEAR OLDS:

Many companies hire employees to handle phone calls from customers. Usually these employees work in a call center but more and more companies are now hiring work-at-home call center representatives. The job is not a sales position. Employees answer calls from customers who are often calling to lodge a complaint, ask a question or order a product or service. The jobs are sometimes seasonal or temporary, depending on the company. The pay is usually between $7-$15 per hour. All that is required to do the job is a working phone, a headset, a quiet area to work and the ability to follow a script. Here are a few companies hiring work-at-home call center reps:
1-800-Contacts
1-800-Flowers
Accolade Support Call Center Services
Advanis
AdviseTech
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc
Alpine Access
Amazon.com
American Express

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