This article originally appeared on Arrest Your Debt and has been republished with permission.
When I was a kid, there was always something I wanted to buy. The problem was, I usually had spent all my birthday money, and my parents were not in the habit of buying me whatever I wanted just because. If I wanted to buy something, I needed to learn how to make money as a kid on my own.
It was much harder to make money when I was a kid because we didn’t have the internet with all these great ideas! Now, with a quick search, you can end up on an awesome web page like this to figure out exactly how you can start earning money–at any age!
For you grownups reading this post, there are also great ideas for you to make a little extra money on the side, as well!
An Easy Way to Make Money as a Kid–If You’re 13 Years Old or Older
Some online side hustles require you to meet certain legal standards to be paid. This section is dedicated to those jobs for kids 13 years old or older who are too young for a full-time job, but ready to start making extra cash.
1. Online Surveys and Survey Sites
Are you 13 years old or older? If so, I have a great idea for you. With your parent’s permission, you can sign up for several different types of online survey sites that will pay you in gift cards or cash.
Survey Junkie is a completely free website that will pay you $1–3 dollars for every survey you take.
Inbox Dollars is a website similar to Survey Junkie where people can take surveys and complete tasks and are awarded real cash.
Swagbucks takes online surveys to a whole new level. You can earn extra dollars from using the Swagbucks app to play games, watch advertisements, and other YouTube videos. Swagbucks makes money from affiliates and passes some of this money along to the user.
2. Play Video Games for Gift Cards
By taking various online surveys, many companies will incentivize people by rewarding them with gift cards. Another way to earn gift cards is to play games or watch videos.
Mistplay is another great app that lets you test out video games and earn gift cards while doing it.