Reminder – With School Vacation Coming, 11 Ways for Kids to Make Money (Without a Ride from You)

By Mike Haaren – Co-Founder – June 6, 2017

If your teen or younger child (there’s even an opportunity for kids as young as six) would like to make some money this summer, there are plenty of legitimate choices online. Earning income of their own, even in modest amounts, can be an important step toward the financial responsibility and independence we wish for them — and it just might give your wallet a rest too ;-)!

Here are just a few of the legitimate ways teen(s) and younger children can start to earn some income of their own online. (Some of the links below are affiliate links — screened and legitimate — which help us keep the computers on. Thanks for your help!)

Slice the Pie
Minimum age: 13

Gig: Review new songs, fashion items, accessories and commercials before they are released.

For music, you’ll need to listen to at least 90 seconds of the track you are reviewing. Then, you’ll rate it on a scale of one-to-ten. For fashion, you’ll look at photos and details about the product and you will need to comment on the items (the design, material, would you buy it, etc.) and rate it.

Pay: You’ll be paid a small amount for each review and the amount you make will increase depending on the number and quality of your reviews. Slice the Pie will also let you know when there are priority reviews that are worth more. Payments are made through PayPal and you can cash out when you reach $10. BONUS: Refer friends and get paid!

U-Haul Customer Service Agents
Minimum age: 16

Gig: Assist customers with rental inquiries and making reservations for trucks, trailers, hitches, towing devices, storage & U-Box units. 

If you’re a good communicator who likes helping people, this job could be for you. “We are happy to consider applicants looking for temporary summer employment,” U-Haul adds. Online training provided, and these jobs also come with benefits.

Pay: Based on online employee reviews, the pay for these positions ranges from $8 to $15/hr.

Take Paid Surveys
Teens have more spending power than ever and companies are looking for their feedback. Following are some legitimate companies that allow teens and occasionally younger kids to get paid for surveys and similar activities.

Note: When signing up, most survey companies will ask you for demographic information (age, income, etc.). They do this to determine which surveys you qualify for.

Minimum age: 13
Earn points for every survey you take, and use those points like cash to fund your PayPal account (or if you’re under 18, your parent’s account). If you prefer, you can use your points to earn gift cards for Best Buy, Starbucks, Walmart, GameStop, and more.

Minimum age: 14
Pays up to $5 per survey and you can take the pay by check or gift card. This company has been around since 1999, and paid out over $32 million in 2014.

Ipsos i-Say
Minimum age: 14
Earn i-Say points by taking i-Say surveys and redeem those points for PayPal Funds or a wide variety of gift cards.

PineCone Research
Minimum age: 18
Earn $3 per survey (15 – 20 mins., typically). They may also send free products for testing.

Minimum age: 6 – 12
Earn points that can be redeemed for cash.

Harris Poll
Minimum age: 13
Earn points that can be redeemed for Amazon and other gift cards.

Minimum age: 18
Get paid cash for watching movie previews, playing games, taking surveys, etc.

Minimum age: 13
There are 3 ways to earn with Jingit – in-store, cash back offers, and watching ad videos and giving feedback. Must have your own mobile phone with text messaging.

Bing Rewards
Minimum age: 13

Gig: Earn credits using Bing as your search engine. Credits can be redeemed for gift cards and Microsoft Store credit.

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