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11+ Job Apps for Teens (Apps that Pay Teens Plus Teen Job Hunting)

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Jobs apps for teens to help with how to find a job as a teenager. These are apps that pay teens as well as help them job hunt.

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Is your child looking for a job as a teenager?

Whether it’s their first job, second job, or just a way to earn pocket money, job apps for teens are a great place to start.

There are two different kinds of job apps for teens – ones that help locate teenager jobs you can apply to, and ones that actually earn your teenager money.

I’m going to list out a bunch of great apps for BOTH of these categories!

Note: all job apps for teens are free to download.

Apps that Pay Teens – Teens Earn Money

Apps that pay teens…from the comfort of their own home? They exist! 

These are especially great for you if you want your teen to earn some money, but not be tied to a job outside of the home.

I've created a list below of pay opportunities for teenagers. 

Each app lists the age requirements, as well as some information on what your teen could expect to get paid, plus any other terms. 

1. Mistplay App

Age Requirements: 13 and older

Does your teen want to get paid to play video games?

No…for real?

Mistplay will pay your teen in units (which they can then redeem for free gift cards like prepaid Visa gift cards, Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation and more).

Here’s How it Works:

The app creates a list of games based on their preferences.

  1. Choose from the list of games, and install it in your mixlist.
  2. Play that game to start earning units.
  3. Redeem units for free gift cards.

All games are free to play.

2. Survey Junkie App

Age Requirement: 13 and older

While your teen won’t get rich off of this app, they certainly can earn a little bit of pocket money on the side.

In fact, I used Survey Junkie several years ago to earn $27 towards a trip I was going to take with my husband.

Payment is distributed via PayPal, or your teen can choose to get e-gift cards instead. A person must earn $10 before they can cash out money. Most surveys are worth 45 to 350 points, which is the equivalent of 45 cents to $3.50, but there are also surveys worth more points. Most surveys take between 5 and 20 minutes to complete.

Once you sign up, download their app

3. Swagbucks App

Age Requirement: 13 and older

I’ve been earning cash (yes, actual cash) with Swagbucks for years!

Just check out my stats (I’ve been a member since 2009).

swagbucks ways to earn extra cash

While your teen can cash in points for gift cards to stores, they can also cash them in for PayPal cash.

As a minor, your teen will need to have their parents or someone they trust over the age of 18 to open a PayPal account where they can deposit their Swagbucks earnings, cash out to PayPal, and have them give them the money.

Here’s a link to both of their Mobile Apps.

4. Poshmark App

Age Requirements: Between 16-18, depending on your state's age of consent

Does your teen have an eye for fashion? They can use this app to sell fashion finds from thrift stores. 

OR, use this app to sell back clothes that they no longer way. Maybe they could do this for friends and family members, and then keep a commission off of any proceeds? 

Here's a link to both of their Mobile Apps

5. Humanatic

Age Requirement: 17 and older

Have you ever heard “this call is being recorded for quality purposes” at the beginning of a call to a company?

Well, your teen could be on the other end of that phrase by helping companies review calls for quality (and getting paid in the process). 

They'll need a PayPal account to get paid, and so they'll have to work this out with a parent or trusted adult who can pay them from a PayPal account they associate to this website. 

Apps: iPhone App, Google App

Teen Job Apps – Apps that Help You Find a Job in Person  

Ever wondered how to get a job as a teenager with no experience? These job apps for teens might be your teen's ticket to gaining some experience, while getting paid.

No unpaid internships, here!

6. SnagaJob App

Age Requirement: Age requirements are included in each listing

Snagajob is a great app for both teens looking to earn cash and for college students, because they only list jobs that are paid by the hour.

Meaning it’s a great place to search for jobs in the restaurant, retail, hospitality, customer service, and administrative sectors, as well as seasonal jobs.

Other perks of this job-finding app:

  • Helps find local jobs by either your teen's location, or a specific keyword your teen is searching for
  • Sign-up for daily Job match alerts
  • Apply to jobs with just one click

Apps: iPhone App, Google Play App

7. TeenJobFind

Age Requirements: 13+

This app helps pair teens with adults who are looking for help around their homes. Background checks are done on people posting jobs, and parents must approve each job their teen wants to take.  

I also like how payment is either through a direct deposit to your teen's bank account, or by gift card (meaning you don't have to find a way around PayPal's policies and age restrictions). 

Unfortunately, it's very limited in availability location-wise (but has plans to keep expanding across the U.S.). 

Apps: iPhone App, Google Play App

8. Skratch Gig App

Age Requirement: 14 – 19 years old

Does your have a skill they can sell as gigs in your neighborhood?

Your teen can download this app and then set up their profile to highlight those skills.

Then, they accept gigs – no more than 5 miles away from where you live.

At the end of their gig, both the Sponsor (paying customer) and your teen, are rated.

Parents have to give consent for their teen to use the app, plus they're notified via email of every gig their teen accepts.

Payment is directly to a bank account, or using Venmo, and your teen will earn between $10 and $12.50/hour!

Apps: iPhone App, Google Play App

9. Care.com

Age Requirements: 14 years and older

Teens can use this app to find their next babysitting gig. Just know that if they’re under 18 (but at least 14), then you, the parent, must register for an account as well as your teen. Parents receive all communications that their teen does, so that you can monitor any interactions.

Apps: iPhone App, Google Play App

10. Upwork App

Age Requirements: 18 and older

Does your teen have a service to offer someone else, such as writing articles, conducting research, graphic design, etc.?

They can download the Upwork App, create a profile, and start applying to jobs.

Apps: iPhone App, Google Play App

11. Fiverr App

Age Requirements: 13 and older

What kind of service can your offer others for around $5? Download the Fiverr App, and play around with it – look for what others are offering.

Can they do any sort of graphic design? PowerPoint presentations? There’s even a whole section on “Gaming”, where people teach how to get to higher levels in video games!

Check out the Fiverr Seller Help Center for lots more information on how to get started.   

Apps: iPhone App, Google Play App

12. Freelancer.com

Age Requirements: 16+

Use this site to find freelancing gigs for your teen. You can find both hourly-priced projects, and fixed-priced projects. 

Gig categories include writing, app development, and many more. 

If your teen is under 18, then they'll need a parent to open an account for them, FYI. 

Apps: iPhone App, Google App

I hope I've shown you some helpful job apps for teens. Once your teenager is making some money at home, you'll definitely want to go through my article on conversations to have with your teen once they earn their first paycheck

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Amanda L. Grossman is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, a 2017 Plutus Foundation Grant Recipient, and founder of Money Prodigy. Amanda's kid money work has been featured on Experian, GoBankingRates, PT Money, CA.gov, Rockstar Finance, the Houston Chronicle, and Colonial Life. Read more here.

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Serena Martin

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Awesome list!! Most of these are available on Android, also. I use a few, but will definitely try some of the others out. Thank you so much for putting this list together!

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