Do you have a teenager at home? Is your teen wanting to get a job to start earning some extra money toward their savings goals? Many people throughout history have begun their working careers as teenagers, so your teen is on the right path. Do you know what’s great though? In today’s world, it is super easy for kids to work right at home! They don’t have to have a car or have you drive them back and forth from their job. What a refreshing change from when we were young, huh? There are quite a few online jobs for teens where they can earn money during their times off of school, all while working from home or on a laptop while on the go!
Online Jobs for Teens
If you find yourself looking for online jobs for teens for your almost-grown kiddo, check out this list and see if any might interest your teenager:
Social Media Management
Think about all of the teens you know. How many of them aren’t great at social media? That’s right. Teens are oftentimes excellent at managing their own social media, so why not work for others doing the same thing. It’s easy to find small business owners who are overwhelmed by the idea of trying to grow their social media, while also working on their business. Many business owners are happy to hand this job over.
A virtual assistant is a personal or administrative assistant that does work for their clients from their own home. As a virtual assistant, you can find yourself doing tasks such as email management, scheduling, transcription, making phone calls, data entry, or even running errands. Just about anything that a typical personal or administrative assistant does in office, can be done as a virtual assistant from your home. Oftentimes virtual assistants don’t work full-time for one particular client so it is great for teens looking to work part-time.
Does your teen like to write? There are many, many opportunities out there for writers to earn money online. Of course, freelance writers can make big money, but many of these writers have quite a bit of experience. For those just starting, there are websites out there that hire content writers for lower pay, but you can still earn a decent amount of money as long as you are dedicated to it.
Here are a couple of my favorite content mill sites:
- Textbroker – Textbroker authors are paid by their skill level. How well you write determines how much you get paid. Textbroker author skills are broken down into 4 different levels, with the highest level paying $0.05 per word.
- Upwork – Upwork can be great for finding copywriting gigs online.
- Scripted – Scripted is a content mill site that pays up to $0.10 per word for articles. You have to be an approved writer and their standards are a little bit higher, but if you are a skilled writer this is a great site to work for.
It is important to remember that you should never pay money to get hired. Scammers look all over the internet to find people to scam, so, as with all online jobs be on the lookout for scams.
Teens these days are extremely skilled in technology. If your teen is good at technology and they are creative, this is a great gig! Freelance graphic designers often help business owners design logos or help website owners create printable forms for customers to access on their sites.
Teens who are creative like this may also find that they can sell their designs successfully on Etsy.
Okay, this one isn’t fully online, but if your teen likes to babysit this is a fantastic way to find clients. Care.com is where many parents go these days to find babysitters. It’s an online way to boost up the classic teen job.
If your teen wants to earn money solely for the purpose of having extra spending money, then you should have them check out Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a search engine and reward site that pays you in ”swag bucks” (digital rewards) for using it. You can search the web, take surveys, play games, print coupons, and watch videos all to earn Swagbucks, which can then be converted to gift cards to hundreds of retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, iTunes, Starbucks, and more! You won’t get cold-cash hard cash with this one, but you can definitely earn some spending money to your favorite places to shop.
Have you or your teen done any of these online jobs? Or, has your teen found any other online jobs for teens that I forgot to mention here?