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How to Make Money for Kids: 13 Ways Teenagers Can Earn Extra Cash

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How can a 13 year old make money online?… With the current financial crisis, we are all looking for ways to make extra money. There are many ways adult can make money online, but what about Kids? Are there ways for kids to earn money? Just how do you make money as a kid?…

There are a few different ways for teenagers to earn money, but I think one of the best options for teens is online surveys and GPT programs.

That said, there are many sites that claim to be legitimate, but they are in fact scams. However, there are some survey and GPT sites that have proven to be really good ways for kids to make money fast.

So, whether you are an adult trying to find out how kids can make money, a 13 year old kid  (or whatever age you are) wanting to earn some easy cash in your spare time, here are 13 online surveys for kids to make money online:


1- CashCrate
CashCrate, a good way for kids to earn moneyCashCrate is one of the most famous sites when it comes to making money with GPT (get paid to)programs. You can earn money by taking online surveys, completing offers, doing free trials, shopping and etc. You can also earn money by referring other people to CashCrate.

You earn 20% for your direct referrals and 10% from your referral’s referrals. As soon as you reach $5 (which is not that hard with all the different ways you can earn money there), you can request a payment, which will be paid to you b y check on the 20th of the following month.

2- MyView
way for 13 to make money
You will enjoy this one! Its a survey site focused on movies, music and games. You earn money by watching move trailers, music videos, games and answering questions about them.

3- e-Poll
Most surveys take about 10 minuets to complete, and pay on average about 1000 points. You can cash out your points when you have 3500 points, which equals to $5. You can either request a check, gift certificate or choose from a huge selection of prizes they have.

4- Mylot
A great website where teens (and anyone else for that matter) can earn money by asking questions, answering questions and uploading photos.

Another way you can earn money on MyLot is by completing simple tasks. These tasks can be simple things like finding a specific image, writing a few paragraphs about a specific subject, and any other thing that people might need help with. When you reach the minimum monthly payout which is $10, you will be paid in your PayPal.

5- GameSurveys
Game Surveys For Teens
A paid survey sites focused on games, offering one of the most fun ways for kids to make money online. You can get paid to play games and answer questions about it. A normal game survey takes about 10 minuets to complete, and pays on average about $5. You can choose to be paid via PayPal, MoneyBookers or Amazon Gift Certificates.

6- GangsterGreed
Kids asking themselves how to make money as a kid should definitely check GG out! GG is a really fun site for teens to earn money online. You can make money on GangsterGreed filling out online surveys, referring friends, signing up for free trials, etc.

There are a lot of games and contest you can participate in to win cool prizes as well. You earn 25% commission from what the people who you referred to the site, earn, and 6.25% commission from people who your referrals refer to the site.

Gangster greed is by far the fastest site when it comes to payout. When you reach the $10 threshold required for cashing out, you can request to be paid, and within minutes you will be paid in your PayPal.

7- DataTelligence
DataTelligence Surveys
You earn points for each survey you qualify for and complete. Once you have 1000 points in your account, you can redeem your points for an item from their huge catalog of items.

8- MyOpinionNow
MyOpinionNow Surveys For Kids
After registration, they will send you survey invitations. For each survey you complete you earn whats called ” RewardPoint”. Of course, the number of RewardPoints you earn depends on each individual surveys length and importance. They also send you products to try at home and give your opinion about.

9- PalmResearch
Palm Research Surveys
Get paid to take online surveys and participating in studies conducted from their website. they pay once a month vie check or pay pal. The minimum requirement for cash out is $10.

10- DailySurveyPanel
Daily Survey Panel
One of the largest paid survey sites is DailySurveyPanel. Unlike most paid survey sites that send a few survey invitations a week, you will receive survey invitations on a daily basis. So, you have a good chance for earning a lot of money. Very fast payment process. You can expect to get paid within 24-48 of requesting it!

11- FocusFwdOnline
FocusFwdOnline is a good site for 13 years old kids to make money onlineAlthough they don’t send out much survey invitations (1-2 surveys a month), when they do, their surveys are usually very interesting and the payments are very high. Once you have $10 in your account, you will be paid either by check or pay pal (your choice). They have a lot of focus groups opportunities as well. Focus group studies usually pay much more than online surveys.

12- TestSpin
TestSpinAnother one of those really great ways for teenagers to make money. Not only you can earn money by taking online surveys, you can also get paid to test new products, music, videos, websites, and more. You can earn up to $4 for each survey you take, and $30 for each focus group you participate in. Their focus groups are conduced online.

The minimum for cash out is $10, which isn’t that hard to reach, considering the big number of survey invitations they send out and also the considerably high payment for each survey they offer. You can redeem your earnings for gift certificates.

13- TeensEyes
TeensEyes Paid Surveys For Kids
Earn points for taking surveys and participating in other projects they may have from time time. Receive 300 points immediately just for for joining. After registration, they will send a letter to your parent or guardian letting them know about it. They also send surveys for the parents from time to time.

For each survey you take, you can earn anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand points each time you complete a survey. Every 1000 points equals to $10. And when you have $10 in your account, you can request to be paid.


There are many ways to make money online, but not all of them are quite suitable for kids. And in general, making money online, specially for teens, is not that easy.

Although, there are so many quick and easy ways for kids to make money, there are also a lot of scams out there that can crush a teen’s dream of earning his or her pocket money.

So, it is important to be careful and keep your eyes open if you are serious about teaching your kid about making money. Try to stick with these and other similar sites, which I think are the best ways for kids to make money.

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  1. David says:

    It is amazing the ways in which one can make money online. I have a son that just turned 11 and I know that if I told him about these sites he would never leave the house to see the sun. On some of these sites it makes me, as an adult, want to make some extra money. Great ideas!

  2. Nesab says:

    Wow !!

    good information…its very useful..thx a lot

  3. Brad says:

    This could come really useful for some young teenagers!

    I shall be telling my son to get onto this, maybe that’ll stop him from asking me to give him money all the time?!

  4. vijayraj says:

    mylot is one of best for kids bcoz there are many topics…

  5. Anonymus says:

    how will kids get money?
    They are unable to have a pay pal account

    • satrap says:

      Very good question. Recently PayPal has come up with a new feature that allows parents to setup PayPal accounts that are attached to their bank account for their kids. So, kids can get paid via PayPal as well.

  6. soinc says:

    These are gr8 sites but theres one problem. most of them you need a paypal and you have to be over 18 to have one.

    • Meagan says:

      @soinc, You can be 13 and up to have a Student Paypal, as long as your parent sets it up

  7. Jack says:

    What if it’s a scam? How can I know for sure? I’ve heard people do surveys and recieve no money for it…

    • Satrap says:

      Well, there are scams out there, but there are also many legit sites. To learn how to spot scams, read this.

  8. ross says:

    I have tried cash crate and it does work. There are also plenty of opportunities on freelancer sites where you can write articles for money. I’ve done that in the past for money, and also have purchased them. Great for people that are still in school.

  9. tusshar says:

    most f dese r 4 americans nly…cn u suggest sm INDIAN ones…(4 teens to earn onl9)

    • satrap says:

      Tusshar, keep an eye on this blog, in a few days I am going to publish a list of Indian paid survey sites where you and any other Indians can make money by taking online surveys.

      • tusshar says:

        @satrap, ohh dats so nic f u…thnkzz…,bt i wud b really gr8ful 2u if u lt me knw nt juz online survey ones bt also some other kinda’f sites too.

      • Tusshar says:

        @satrap, quite a few days have passed and i think that you havent uploaded that list still…i would request you to plz provide me with the link if you have posted it already..

  10. michael says:

    really tho which one is one of the most trust worthy and best sites out of them all. i dont want to use pay pal because i had problems wit them before. and im 15

    • Satrap says:

      They are all goo Michael. They all conducts surveys and they all pay.
      Some of them pay by check and gift certificate too.

  11. sai krishna says:

    very nice collection of websites to make money online.thanks for this share :)

    • satrap says:

      You are welcome Sai. Glad you liked it.

    • Traci says:

      @sai krishna, These are some great sites. I am a member of Cash Crate and MyView. Both of these sites are totally legit and Always pay on time. Another great site that I did’nt see on this list is I-say. It is currently the 3rd largest consumer panel in the world and one of my favorites.

    • rums says:

      but how cn we start ?

      • Satrap says:

        You simply pick one of these sites, register with them for free and follow their instruction. Simple as that. Good luck.

  12. Deep says:

    Almost all websites ask for some money at the start. Can’t you publish a list o f companies who enroll you for free??

    • Satrap says:

      None of the websites mentioned above ask for money. They are all free to join.

  13. rums says:

    i want to apply for myview website….i am intersted in it and i want to know that where i have to pay the starting amount

    • Satrap says:

      Rums, you dont have to pay to join MyView. It is totally free to join. In fact, if you come across any paid survey sites that charges you a fee to become a member, just hit the back button and never go back to that site as it is likely to be a scam.

  14. Pushkar says:

    Hi Satrap, any Indian websites which would helps in kids to make money?, I came here through comluv and was just browsing around when i came across this article.

    • Satrap says:

      Pushkar, I don’t know of any specific site tailored towards Indian kids. But there are some GPT and paid surveys sites that do accpet international members. You can find a list here and here.

  15. Paul says:

    Great info, not only for kids it will be useful for anyone to earn money.

    • Satrap says:

      Thanks Paul. Yes, some of these sites are also useful for adults to make money.

  16. Cherry says:

    I really liked your post. These are all great. If you have the time, can you make a post about sites like these but are great for Asians, especially Filipinos?

    • Satrap says:

      Thanks Cherry. Sure, give me some time to do some research to see if I can find any legit survey sites specific to Asia. In the mean time, check out my big list of survey sites, as some of these sites do actually accpet international members.