Paid surveys and online reward portals can be a great way to make some extra money or earn free stuff. There are many sites that offer good opportunities for this, but most of them do not allow people below 18 years old to participate.
Luckily there are however also sites that have surveys and other online tasks for you, if you are younger, and below you can see a list with the sites that has the best opportunities for online paid surveys for teens
Why do paid surveys as a teenager?
If you find the survey sites that allow you to join, if you are between 13-18 years old (see list below), paid surveys and online tasks can be a great way to make some extra money. The advantage of doing online surveys is that you can do it whenever it fits you, and from wherever you are – as long as you have an internet connection.
Another great thing about survey sites is that you do not have to have any specific qualifications or training to participate. Everybody can participate, as long as you have the age required by the site.
Many survey sites offer rewards in cash whenever you do a survey, others offer points that you can exchange into a number of different products or vouchers, and some sites give you both options. So depending on what you are interested in, you can join the sites that gives you these options.
How does online surveys work?
If you are interested in doing online paid surveys, you can see a list of the best survey sites for teens below. Read about each of them and select the ones that sound the most interesting to you. You can then sign up to your selected sites on their websites. Once you are a member, you will receive a confirmation email, and after confirming your account, you can start doing surveys.
At most survey sites, you first have to fill out a bit of information about yourself, that will make it easier for the site to match available surveys with you. Some sites will send you an email whenever there is an available survey, while you at other sites have to check the site itself.
Be aware that even though there is an available survey on a site, you might not be able to qaulify for it. All surveys have some initial questions to screen who participate in the survey. If you do not qualify, it has nothing to do with you. It is just because that specific company was interested in answers from a specific group of people, that you did not fit into. It can be because of where you live, what you interests are or similar reasons. So do not give up just because there are some surveys you do not qualify for – that is the case for everybody. So just keep trying, and after a while, you will also know what kind of surveys you usually get access to, and then you just focus on these and only try these.
How much can I make on paid surveys as a teenager?
It is difficult to give you an exact answer on how much you can make by doing surveys. It depends on a number of different things – for example how many sites you sign up for, how many of the surveys you then decide to participate in, and if you decide to use some of the other earning opportunities many survey sites have. Sometimes survey sites are also known as GPT sites (get-paid-to), as they often have other opportunities to earn like for example taking offers, playing games, contests, watching videos etc. If you also use these opportunities, you can really boost your earnings.
To get the most chances to earn, it is a good idea to sign up for several sites. It will be different surveys and offers on the different platforms, and you therefore increase the amounts you have access to by joining several sites.
When you are a member of a survey site, you will always be able to see what the reward for a survey is before you decide whether you want to participate in it or not. You always just choose which surveys you want to take and which ones you do not. There is no requirement about you having to do a certain amount of surveys to be a member. Whether you only want to do 1 a day, a couple a week, or all the surveys you can, is up to you.
You can make some nice pocket money by doing surveys, if you sign up for the right sites and avoid the scam sites. It is however important to know that doing surveys will not make you rich, so do not expect this, as you will then be disappointed. But if you are doing it to make some extra cash and at the same time have your opinion heard, online surveys are a great way to do this.
Age: from 13 years
Rewards: Cash + big selection of gift cards
Available: US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Germany & France
More info: Read full Swagbucks review
Swagbucks is one of the biggest reward sites out there, and has many different opportunities daily. One of them are a good amount of paid surveys. You can also play games for rewards, watch videos, participate in sweepstakes and more.
You can sign up as long as you have turned 13, and is one of the few sites that allows people to sign up from this age. It is however not available worldwide, so if you do not live in one of the countries mentioned above, you have to join one of the other sites instead.
A great thing about Swagbucks is that you can get a $5 joining bonus, if you join through the invitation link below. So that is a great way to get started with getting some cash right away for free.
Age: from 13 years
Rewards: Cash and gift cards
Available: Worldwide, but most opportunities in the US, UK, Canada and Australia
More info: Read full PrizeRebel review
PrizeRebel is a big player when it comes to survey sites and online rewards portals, and it has many daily opportunities. You cannot only do paid surveys, but also take a big number of different offers, play games for rewards, download apps, get promo codes that gives free points, participate in free contests and more.
It is a great site, with good chances of earning some extra money. So if you like doing paid surveys, or any of the other activities offered on PrizeRebel, it is definitely a site worth signing up for.
You can sign up as long as you have turned 13. However, you have to have consent from your parents/guardians when you are between 13-18 years old. It is more or less available worldwide, but will have the most opportunities in the UK, the US, Canada and Australia.
Age: from 16 years
More info: Read full ClixSense review
ClixSense is one of my top survey sites, and one of the sites I myself have had most success with. You can sign up when you are 16, so if you are below 16, you have to pick one of the other sites of this list.
You can usually find several paid surveys every day. Just be aware that there are however not very many in the weekends, so do not be disappointed, if you cannot find any in the weekends. Other than surveys, you can also make money on a number of different other things like for doing small online tasks, downloading apps for your phone, downloading and playing games on your phone, and more.
ClixSense also offers an extra bonus, if you have a certain daily activity. You can read what exactly is required to get this bonus in my full review by clicking the link above. If you invite friends to join ClixSense, and they end up joining and doing surveys, you will also get a bonus. So ClixSense offers quite a few options to make some extra money.
You can join ClixSense no matter where in the world you live. It does however vary how many surveys you will be able to do and what kinds of offers that are available depending on the country you live in.
Age: from 14 years
Rewards: Cash, vouchers or products.
More info: Read full GlobalTestMarket review
At GlobalTestMarket you can sign up and do surveys, if you are at least 14 years old.
The site usually offers several weekly surveys, and will send an email every time there is an available survey. There are not as many options to make money on GlobalTestMarket as there is on other survey sites, as it does not offer as many opportunities. But it can still be a great site to join. It is a very stable and easy to use site. You basically just sign up, fill out a bit of information about yourself, and then you will receive emails when there are available surveys.
Every time you participate in a survey, you will on top of your normal reward, also earn entries into a quarterly draw, where you can win large cash prizes.
GlobalTestMarket is more or less available worldwide. It allows members from 49 different countries (you can see the list of these countries by clicking the link to the full review above).
Age: from 13 years
Available: Worldwide, but most opportunities for people in US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany & France.
More info: Read full CashCrate review
CashCrate is another of my favourite survey sites as it offers quite a lot of options. It also allows you to sign up as long as you are 13 years old, so it is a great site for teens to join.
You will mostly have access to several paid surveys a day, and the site also offers a number of other ways to earn a bit extra. There is for example a number of offers where you can get paid to visit certain websites, download apps for your phone, watch small videos and more. CashCrate regularly runs contest, where you can win cash prizes by for example being the one that takes the most surveys within a given period. You can also invite your friends to join the site, and if they do, CashCrate will pay you a bonus for inviting them.
Be aware that even though you can join from anywhere in the world, the number of opportunities can vary depending on the country you live in. There are some opportunities in many countries, but there many more available in English speaking countries, and especially in the US. But it can be worth joining, even if you do not live in an English-speaking country. I myself am not, and there are still quite a few opportunities available for me.
#6: Gift Hunter Club
Age: from 14 years
Rewards: Cash, Gift cards
Available: Worldwide, but most opportunities for people in US, UK, Spain, and Latin America.
More info: Read full Gift Hunter Club review
At Gift Hunter Club, you can join if you are 14 years old or older. No matter where in the world you live, you can join, but there are most opportunities for people living in the US, UK, Spain and Latin America.
It offers a decent amount of surveys and also other methods to earn money. This includes watching videos, signing up for websites, listening to radio, and inviting friends to join. Doing surveys is the best way to earn on the site, but several of the other opportunities can definitely be worth doing as well.
In many cases, the surveys you do on Gift Hunter Club do not pay quite as well as on some other sites. That does not eman it can not be worth doing, but it can be a good idea to check if the same surveys are offered on another site as well, but where it pays more. It is however one of the few international survey sites that offer a lot of opportunities to Spanish-speaking countries, and in general it is great that it allows members from any country to join.
The above is not a complete list of sites that offer online paid surveys for teens, but a list of the ones I have tested that have the best opportunities and allow you to join, if you are below 18. I am continuously testing new sites, and will keep updating this list, when new opportunities come up. So check back once in a while, or sign up for my newsletter to be sure to know about new sites, tips, advice and more.
Be aware that if you are below 18, it is best if you check with your parents before signing for any sites, and a few of the sites on the list above also has it as a cindituon that you need parents consent. But you can read this in the conditions when signing up.
If you have any questions, or have experiences with a survey site that you think is missing on the list, then please let me know in a comment below.