The Internet provides tons of virtual opportunities to make money. It sounds too good to be true, but you really can earn a few bucks from performing simple tasks.
Even if you’re below the legal age to work in your area, some of these online opportunities may be available to you. We made sure the websites listed here are legitimate, but recommend caution whenever you share personal or financial details over the Internet. Also, be sure to request parental permission if you need to use their information.
Here are ten ways you can make money virtually anywhere:
Many companies seek reps who can assist customers during certain days and time periods. Methods of customer service include email, phone, and live chat. You’ll need a strong Internet connection and the ability to work some unconventional hours.
A musician? Can you create logos on Photoshop? Offer your services! You get to create your own rates and packages, plus you’ll get paid right away once you’ve completed an order.
We’ve said tutoring is one of the best jobs you can do as a teen, and it’s even cooler when you can do it online! If you’re interested in teaching English to a global audience, you can become a teacher on Skype via VIPKID.
By enabling monetization on YouTube videos, you can earn money with AdSense. Becoming a content creator on YouTube is not just a way to earn money, but a great way to boost your online profile.
Whether it’s playing video games, performing musical covers, or doing beauty tutorials, the possibilities are endless. Just be original and find out what you’re best at!
5. Survey Taker
It may sound silly, but surveys pay off! Surveys work like focus groups, except they’re online. Be sure to fill out any personal information as accurately as possible so that you can get the surveys that are most relevant to you and your interests.
After all, it’s best to be able to talk about the things you care about most. Check out MoneyPantry and Survey Satrap for some sites to check out.
Listening to music allows users to listen to song clips, rate, and review them in exchange for cash. This is a fun way to discover new artists as well! The platform pays out via PayPal once you’ve made a minimum of $10.
Slice the Pie allows users to listen to song clips, rate, and review them in exchange for cash. This is a fun way to discover new artists as well! The platform pays out via PayPal once you’ve made a minimum of $10.
We know you probably do enough writing at school, but if you enjoy it or plan to pursue writing as a career, freelancing is an excellent way to get your foot in the door. Many content sites are looking for freelancers to create short-form or long-form articles in exchange for some money.
Swagbucks allows you to get paid in cash or gift cards for all the things you typically do online: watch videos, play online games, search the Web, and online shopping!
In an ideal world, we all would get paid for clicking around online, but Swagbucks is one of the very few that rewards normal Internet users with compensation.
Next time you clean your room, think about what you don’t need anymore — and how it could be reused. If you have books, clothes, electronics, or collectibles that no longer serve you, they may be good to sell on Craigslist, letgo, eBay, or Amazon.
Make sure to research the current value (and condition) of each item so you don’t over or undersell them. If you constantly have a lot of stuff to sell, you’ve got a lucrative side business.
Here’s another odd way to make money online: listening to phone calls by businesses. Humanatic is a platform where people earn money by listening to and reviewing phone calls for quality assurance, then sorting them into categories.
No need to get on the phone yourself or transcribe anything! They only pay out via PayPal, so you’ll need a PayPal account to get involved with Humanatic.