Are you looking for the best online jobs for 15 year olds?
More and more people are shifting towards online jobs due to their flexibility of working from home and no requirement for any college degree.
However you need to be very much careful while opting for any online job as there are a lot scams in the market.
I personally researched as many online job opportunities as I could and have finally come up with a list of 20 online jobs for teens that are totally legitimate and accept 15 year olds.
Each job opportunity mentioned in this article has its own earning potential and mostly it depends upon you that how much efforts you put in and how you seriously you commit yourself towards a particular job.
Online jobs for 15 year olds (20 online jobs)
Join Survey Junkie
If you want to start making some bucks right from today, just go and join Survey Junkie straight away!
This is best advice I can give you if you are really in hurry to make some money.
Survey Junkie is a survey website that pays to take various online surveys.
If you haven’t heard about paid survey sites yet, these are actually kind of sites where you get paid to take online surveys.
While there are a lot paid survey sites on the internet, Survey Junkie is one of best and legitimate survey site that I always recommend to my readers.
What impresses me the most about Survey Junkie is their honesty regarding their surveys. They say on their site that they pay 2 to 3 dollars per survey and they actually pay that much.
Paid surveys are a great way to make some extra money every month but you can not get rich with them and can not make a living taking them but anyways some extra bucks for a 15 year old every month is really encouraging.
Start a blog
I talk about a lot ways to make money on this blog but my personal favorite and they way i am using myself to make money is Blogging.
Seriously guys, if you really want to start a profitable online business and make somemoney on the side i recommend you to start a blog,
Now i’ll be very very much honest over here!
You may or may not succeed in blogging, BUT that applies to almost every business out there!
You are never sure whether you would be able to make it big or not?
Then why blogging? Why not any other offline business?
Well my friend that’s because blogging requires way less money to start (about 65 bucks) and it has proven to be the most profitable business in terms of Return On Invesment.
This is not an assumption, a recent research by Authority Hacker revealed that big bloggers are making an average of $4.93 per $1 spent. That is 79.7% profit margin way more than most of the offline businesses out there.
How to start a blog?
Starting a blog is literally a piece of cake! It takes not more than 20 minutes to start a blog and i have a step by guide for it which exactly shows you the whole process in detail.
How much does it cost?
It doesn’t cost much to start a blog unlike most of the businesses. Only 65 dollars for the first complete year!
How people make money blogging?
There are 3 primary ways to make money through a blog,
1. First one is through Display advertising in which you display ads on your blog and make money whenever someone views the ad or clicks on it. Some of the major display advertising companies are Google Adsense, Media.net and Adthrive.
2. Second one is through affiliate marketing in which you promote someone else’s product or service and earn commission per sale or lead. Some of the affiliate marketing companies are Amazon, Clickbank and Commission Junction.
3. Third one is through selling your own digital or physical product to your audience.
Start online t-shirts business
Websites like Teespring and Cafepress have made it very much easier for anybody to start tshirts selling business from the comfort of his/her living room without having to worry about production and shipping.
You must have seen some ads on Facebook or instagram about t shirts, you people can do the same stuff all by yourself.
Let me explain the process a little bit,
At first you have to make an account on any print on demand site like Teespring, then they allow you to upload the design of the t shirt you want to sell. You can design the t shirt on Photoshop or hire a designer on Fiverr for $5.
After uploading the design, Teespring allows you to set the price of the t shirt and gives you the link to promote that t shirt on social media, forums or your blog (if you have one).
Whenever someone would click the link and buy the t shirt, that t shirt would be shipped to him/her by Teespring and you will get your money after a $10 cut by the Teespring. For example if your t shirt is sold for $24 bucks, you will get $14 and Teespring will get $10.
The best way to promote t shirts is through Facebook ads but you need to get yourself trained about them before giving them a try because you can lose your money doing so.
Check out this video for step by step guidance.
Start dropshipping business
Ever heard of it?
Well dropshipping involves buying a product from Aliexpress or Alibaba at a cheap price and selling it in USA or any other country at a higher rate through eBay, Amazon or your own store through Shopify. That’s the whole concept but there is a twist!
You don’t have to personally buy the product from China and ship it to USA (if you you are selling in USA).
The whole process is automated. If you are selling it on your own store made through Shopify you can virtually import the products you want to sell from Aliexpress or Alibaba on your own store through an app called Oberlo.
After importing the products on your store, you can promote the products through Facebook ads or Google shopping ads and when someone would buy the product on your store, you would order the same product on Aliexpress and get it shipped to your buyer. That’s it!
If you are still not sure about the whole process, check out this video,
Hope it clears your doubts.
Edit videos online
Video is growing at a damn crazy pace and every business is looking for video marketing to grow their business.
If you are good at video editing that’s awesome but if you are not and want to learn the art of video editing check out this course on Skillshare.
Become a columnist or an online news writer
Do you have a knack for writing? Can you write news articles and colums for magazines?
If so then you you have a great opportunity to get started as a writer for magazines without even having a degree in journalism.
There are some magazines that hire freelance writers on regular basis and they pay a decent amount of money per article.
Some of these magazines are,
1. Early American Life
This magazine accepts articles in history, architectural and decorating, antiques, studio crafts and travel.
They mention in their guidelines that they don’t want academic-styled articles rather they want readable and entertaining content.
They claim to pay upto $500 a piece to new writer however your article has to be really top notch.
Read there contributor’s guidelines thoroughly over here.
2. Catholic Digest
As the name indicates, this magazine accept articles on catholic faith related topics.
They are very strict regarding their submission guidelines so i recommend to read them carefully before sendin them any piece.
Check their guidelines here.
3. Earth Island Journal
This magazine accepts articles related to a lot topics but their main target is environmental issues that can be a threat to humans in the coming years.
They pay 25 cents per word for print stories and $100 per piece for online article. They recommend new writers to try online submission before going for print one to get some experience.
Read their guidelines thoroughly over here to get to know what exactly they need.
VQR is a literature journal and their goal is always to publish the best piece of content they can find.
They accept poetry (of any length), non-fiction (3,500 to 9,000 words) and short fiction (2000 to 8000 words) articles.
Read their writers’ guidelines here.
5. Boys’ Life
Boy’s Life is a magazine for boy scouts of America and their target audience are kids and teens bwtween the 6 to 18 years of age.
They pay $500-$1,500 for non fiction articles and length of the article is not specified.
Read their guidelines thoroughly in this pdf file.
Do data entry for companies
Data entry is a tiring and most of the times a boring task but still it has a lot of jobs in the online market as more and more and more companies are establishing every second day and they want data entry operators for a lot tiring and time consuming taks like databse management, email management, excel files modification and much more.
We added Data entry into the list of online jobs for 15 year olds just because there are a lot jobs related to Data entry on Freelance sites and job boards.
You can Fiverr to start your job as a data entry operator.
Launch a YouTube channel
YouTube is getting big day by day and it has already become a source of income for million of YouTubers around the world.
If you don’t know this thing, make this stick to your minds that you can actually make a full time living through YouTube.
You can make a channel about anything you love and start making videos from today. People love videos and they prefer them over any other source of content in many niches.
If you can face the camera, that’s great but even if you can’t face it you can still make youtube channel and take it to the next level.
Alright lets discuss some channel ideas,
Youtube channel ideas (if you can face the camera)
Vlogging is the first channel idea that comes to your mind if you can face the camera. The key to becoming a successful vlogger is to improve your storytelling skills, portraying a boring thing in an interesting way, staying consistent and network with other vloggers in your area.
Examples: Caiesi Neistat, Tanner Fox, Roman Atwood etc.
2. Gadgets unboxing and reviewing
This is another great idea to start a channel showing your face, although some do it without showing their face but i think showing your face while giving review is better.
Examples: Ryan Toys Review, Unbox therapy, Dope or Nope
3. Reaction channel
Perhaps one of the easiest way to start your youtube career is to start a rection channel. A reaction channel is the one on which you make videos while reacting to another video. For example check the below screenshot,
In the above screenshot you can see a guy reacting to another video, you would be doing the same thing and then giving your comments about the video.
Examples: Reaction time, BucketHeadNation and Average American
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Maintain fan pages for artists
Well everybody knows that artists are busy people, most of the time they don’t have the time to manage their social media accounts themselves. I am talking about actors, musicians, entrepreneurs, players and other public figures.
If you have some knowledge of maintaining social media accounts, you can take advantage of this scenario and reach out to them to provide them your service.
One way is to personally approach them and the other way to join Fiverr and offer your service as a social media manager.
Start affiliate marketing
I have discussed affiliate marketing above in blogging section but if you haven’t read it properly let me explain it again,
Affiliate marketing involves marketing or promoting the products or services of a company and getting commission per sale or lead.
I believe it is the most profitable way to start an online business and definitely a great addition to online jobs for 15 year olds.
How to start affiliate marketing?
#First step – Choose your niche market which you would be targetting like travel, fitness, personal finance, home improvement or relationship.
Hint: Most of the affiliate money is in finance, health, and relationship niches because spend a lot of money on them but that doesn’t mean there is no money in other niches.
#Second step – Select your affiliate network you would be working with. Affiliate network is the middle person that connects companies (aka advertisers) willing to sell their product/service with publishers willing to promote the products or services of these advertisers and earn commisssion.
While there are a lot of affiliate networks out there i recommend you to stick with those that have a good name in the industry like Clickbank, Shareasale, Commission Junction, Flexoffers and Ratuken marketing etc.
And one more thing not all the companies host their affiliate program through the above mentioned networks, some of them host it themselves e.g Amazon, eBay, and many web hosts like Siteground.
#Third step – Choose the traffic source you would use to promote the products.
While there are a lot of traffic sources out there but majority lie in the following two domains.
1. Search engines (organic way + paid ads)
For organic way, you need to make a blog/website, create content, rank it on Google and then promote the products to your audience. This is an amazing passive way to make money but requires a lot of work upfront.
For paid ads, you have to make a blog/website or just create a landing page through any landing page software like Clickfunnels or Leadpages. After setting up the blog or landing page you have to setup advertsing campaign and start getting traffic from day 1. While this is a great way to start getting traffic from day one, you can loose your money in ads if you don’t really know how they actually work.
2. Social networks (organic reach + paid ads)
For organic reach, you have to make your niche related page and start posting stuff from day 1 to build up audience and then once you have built a decent niche relevant audience, you can start promoting the products. you can directly promote the products on social media or first make a landing page, driving your followers to your landing page and then offering them the product.
For paid ads, you have to run ad campaigns to drive traffic to your page or directly to your landing page and convert them into buyers.
If you really interested to start affiliate marketing, check out this step by step guide.
Start freelance writing
Freelance writing is the one of the best online job for teenagers who really want to make money but don’t have money to invest.
If you think you can write well without any grammatical mistakes and you have the ability to write catchy and engaging sentences, wait no more and start your freelance writing journey today.
There are a lot of companies out there who are willing to pay freelance writers a decent amount of money because they know the value of quality content for their business.
The best way to start your freelance writing career is to first chose your writing niche, then start a free blog and write some quality articles to make a small portfolio and lastly start approaching companies/websites in your niche to offer them your services.
The other way is to join freelance writing job boards and start applying for your niche related writing jobs posted over there.
Five best job boards for freelance writers are,
1. Problogger job board
2. Blogging pro job board
3. Freelance writing job board
4. Contenna (paid)
5. Flexjobs (paid)
Transcribe Audio and Interviews
If you can convert audios or videos into written form, transcription is your way to go.
There is a huge need for transcription nowadays in every second industry as a lot of interviews and podcasts are recorded everyday and they need people to transcribe them.
On average transcriptionists are paid about $15 to $20 per hour of transcribed audio so if you have slow typing speeed, improve it or else you would have hard time.
While there are a lot of trancription companies out there to find transcription jobs, some of the most reputable are Transcribeme, Rev, Scribie and Crowdsurf.
Also read: Online jobs for 14 year olds
Get paid to contribute articles
There are some websites that pay people to contribute articles to their sites.
Recently i read a post in which 120 sites were mentioned that actually pay people to write for them but the article needs to match their requirements.
If you are interested to write for these sites, check out this article by Guestposttracker.
Test websites for money
Big companies and brands are very much concerned about their websites’ user experience so they are willing to pay people to test their websites and give their unbiased reviews about them.
All of these sites are free to join but after joining them you would be asked to take a test as a sample and you would be either be approved or disapproved after that based upon your performance in the test.
This comes to end of legitimate online jobs for 15 year olds in 2019. All of the resources mentioned above are legitimate however each one has its own earning potential and it also depends upon your efforts and commitment.
If you ask for my personal recommendation, i would recommend you to start your own blog create high quality content on it to take it to the next level.
Blogging is a long term game and it requires a lot patience and hard work but the results are always sweet.
If you are really interested in starting your own blog, check my step by step guide over here.