Summer Jobs for Teens: Earn Money and Learn New Skills

Summer Jobs for Teens Earn Money and Learn New Skills


by Christa Barbari       May 20, 2024

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Summer Jobs for Teens… it’s a topic that comes up around May every year.

As summer approaches, teens (and parents) everywhere are asking themselves, “What will I do to fill the summer months?” Rather than letting the days slip by, why not take the opportunity to learn responsibility, develop business skills, and earn some extra cash?

We’ve gathered a variety of online resources that go beyond just making money—they offer a chance to grow and have fun.

This summer, engage in enjoyable activities like playing games, taking surveys, babysitting, and tutoring your peers. Not only can you earn some summer cash, but you can gain valuable experience and maybe even discover a new passion! Just remember, some opportunities may require parental permission, so make sure to check before diving in.

Here’s a curated list of exciting and rewarding online gigs perfect for teens:

Company: Find Focus Groups

Job/Gig: Participant

Min. Age: Varies, requires parental participation/supervision

Snapshot: There are a surprising number of paid online focus groups that need feedback from kids. FindFocusGroups.com is a good site to check out regularly to see what’s available.

Company: Ebay

Job/Gig: Make $ by finally cleaning your room and getting rid of your old STUFF

Min. Age: Any, with parent’s account

Snapshot: If you hate cleaning your room but you love money, now’s the time to decide whether the love outweighs the hate!

Heck, you might offer to clean the garage, basement, and attic for a cut of the profits as well. 😉

Whatever you’re trying to sell, chances are that it can be sold on eBay. They allow you to list up to 50 items per month with no fees, but they take a small commission when an item sells. You will have to manage the shipping and handling yourself. But you’ll be selling in a marketplace of over 170 million buyers.

Company: SliceThePie

Job/Gig: Review Music, Fashion, and more

Min. Age: 13+

Snapshot: “It’s simple. We pay you to write reviews on new songs, fashion items, accessories and commercials before they are released. Your reviews go directly to unsigned artists/fashion designers etc. to give them feedback. You also help us to find the best brands and artists to put forward for radio placement and other opportunities.”

Company: LifePoints

Job/Gig: Surveys

Min. Age: 16+

Snapshot: Paid in points that can be exchanged for PayPal vouchers that you can transfer to your bank account, for for gift cards.

The site offers mini-polls that pay just a few points for just a few minutes, and longer surveys that pay 100 – 150 points.

Company: Fiverr 

Job/Gig: Freelance

Min. Age: 13+

Snapshot: If you have a skill, you can promote and sell it on Fiverr.

Fiverr is a popular site that enables people to sell their skills to a global marketplace of buyers. Many people list their price at $5, but you can charge more. There are over 100 categories you can browse to get ideas. Sign up for free, set up your Gig, and offer your work.

There are over 100 categories you can browse to get ideas… Sign up for free, set up your Gig, and offer your work to our global audience.

Parents – this is an open online marketplace. Be sure to help your kids out to ensure they’re sending the right message and not communicating with people who don’t have their best interests in mind. That said, many teenagers are making great money on Fiverr and are not encountering any trouble — it’s a safe as you help them make it!

Company: Udemy

Job/Gig: Create an Online Course

Min. Age: “If you are younger than the required age [18], you may not set up an account, but we encourage you to invite a parent or guardian to open an account and help you enroll in courses that are appropriate for you.”

Snapshot: Udemy is a popular online course marketplace and there are actually a lot of teenagers selling their online courses on their platform.

This is a great place for knowledgeable kids to strut their stuff and make some good money in the process.

Courses run the gamut from makeup and hair tutorials to business and IT, music instruction, lifestyle, design and much more.

Company: Etsy

Job/Gig: Create products

Min. Age: 18, or 13 with a parent or guardian as co-owner of the shop

Snapshot: “Etsy is a global online marketplace, where people come together to make, sell, buy, and collect unique items.

“There’s no Etsy warehouse – just millions of people selling the things they love. We make the whole process easy, helping you connect directly with makers to find something extraordinary.”

Company: Swagbucks

Job/Gig: Surveys

Min. Age: 13 and up

Snapshot: Pays cash via Paypal or (if you prefer) in gift cards for Amazon, Walmart, Target and other leading brands. Earn points for answering surveys, watching entertaining videos, shopping online, and more. Redeem your points for the rewards.

Company: Mistplay

Job/Gig: Play games to earn

Min. Age: 13+

Snapshot: To get started, just download the app from the Google Play store.

“1: Discover New Games – Games recommended just for you.

2: Play and Collect Units – The longer you play, the more you earn!

3: Redeem Rewards – Redeem your Units for awesome rewards.”

Company: TutorPeers

Job/Gig: Tutor

Min. Age: 13

Snapshot: With Tutorpeers, you run your own tutoring business. You set your rates and your availability for scheduled and instant tutoring sessions. The more you tutor, the more money you can make and payments are delivered immediately.

Company: Bambino

Job/Gig: Babysitter

Min. Age: 13

Snapshot: “To join our Bambino community, you need to be at least 13 years old. For our friends who are under 18, don’t fret! We’ll just need a thumbs-up from your parent or guardian. We’re here to make things smooth and simple, guiding you step-by-step during the registration process to get all the permissions needed. You’re not alone in this; we’re here to welcome you into the Bambino family with open arms!”


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