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What are some online jobs that don't require a specific age?

I want to find ways to earn money on the side and a job is the best way to do that. However, my parents won't let me go out and get an actual job so I want to at least settle for an at home job where I can earn some money and don't require a minimum age like 16-18. If I start working from now by the time I start university I will have accumulated a lot of money. I also don't want it to be too time demanding because I still have schoolwork and grades to maintain. #jobs #online-work #work-from-home

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Daniela’s Answer


Here is some ideas:

  • Social Media Manager

Starting Pay: $15-$40/hour

Managing a company’s social media accounts can be a fun way to make money on a flexible schedule. It’s also a cool way to connect with businesses you love.

A social media manager serves as the voice and face of a business on a number of engagement platforms. You’ll promote deals and content, and interact with followers.

How to Get Started

You could post your resume on random job boards, but it’s better to contact local companies directly. Better yet, connect with a business you already patronize.

Focus on social platforms you love and know inside out to boost your pay. If you’re a Twitter fiend, talk up your experience. If you spend all your free time on Pinterest, put your pinning skills to use.

Then, get creative: Outline a plan to connect with customers via Snapchat or Periscope. Smaller companies might not have thought about exploring these newer platforms, making you an integral part of the team.

  • Online Tutor

Pay: $13-$20/hour or more

Take your academic strengths and knowledge online to start your own tutoring business.

Offer peer tutoring for fellow college students or connect with K-12 students in home-school programs.

And it’s not just academic: Focus on your extracurricular talents, and offer tutoring or consulting in things like music, art, social media, fashion or nutrition, too.

How to Get Started

Market your tutoring services online at sites like Wyzant or

Or, do all the work up front and create an online course to sell through Skillshare, Udemy or your own site.

  • Data Entry Clerk

Pay: $9-$16/hour

These aren’t the best-paying online jobs, but they also don’t require a ton of skills or experience. Typically, all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

How to Get Started

Find online data entry jobs through these sites:

DionData Solutions

  • Resume Writer

Pay: $15-$25/hour

Know someone about to graduate or looking for a new job? Offer to help polish their resume to make it job-search-ready.

How to Get Started

Find online resume writing jobs through these sites:

But you’ll face a lot of competition and submit many unanswered applications.

Instead, try reaching into your existing network for potential clients, like friends looking for summer jobs and internships.

  • Search Engine Evaluator

Pay: $12-$15/hour

Earn up to $15 an hour cleaning up search engines, like Google, Yahoo! and Bing.

Despite constant updates to their algorithms, search engines are still riddled with errors. They rely on real humans to look at search results and offer feedback on quality, accuracy and usefulness. That’s where you come in.

  • Freelance Writer or Editor

Pay: varies; $50+ per article

This is how I made my living for four years while I traveled and moved around the U.S. It can be lucrative, flexible work.

You can make your own schedule, pick your own gigs and set your own rates. The best part is you get paid to write about almost anything!

Making money researching and writing about your existing hobbies and passions beats a barista gig at the campus coffee shop, right?

You can also try freelance proofreading or copyediting. These gigs are good ways to keep your foot in the door of the writing world when you don’t have the time or energy to dedicate to composition.

How to Get Started

A quick search will show you there’s no shortage of freelance writing work online. It’s hard to sift through, so here are our tips on finding the best gigs:

7 blogs that will pay you $100+ for a post
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All the list with the online jobs in:

Good luck!

Thank you comment icon Thanks sooooooo much for all the help in bringing me up to focus with all these opportunities Daniela!!!! You have no idea how much I appreciate it! :) Nada
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James’s Answer

Great question, Nada. My 15 year old is also looking for work, but limited both by the pandemic and the fact she can't drive (we live kind of far away from everything). I hadn't thought of online work, but I will suggest this to her as well.

Daniela made some great suggestions. There are few good resources for teens online, such as:

Just be wary of scams, and always make sure your parents or a trusted adult check out the opportunity and make sure it's legit.

Good luck!