10 Best Apps to Make Money Under 18

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Everyone want to make money with apps. Whether you’re not old enough to work a real job yet or just want to make some easy money on the side, these 10 options might be ideal for you. I’ve personally tried many of these “side-hustles”, and can assure you, that the ones listed here are most likely to make you actual money.

The truth about survey apps in my experience is simple: they don’t make money. While you might earn 50 cents or a dollar here or there, they always have a minimum amount of about 10-15 dollars to cash out. Reaching this amount takes so long that most people just give up, giving the company free data. Now enjoy the list!

1. Humanatic

When calling a company, you often get to hear the same robotic monologue: “This call is being recorded for quality assurance”. With Humanatic, you can get paid to review these recorded calls and gain valuable experience in the field of customer service.

2. Amazon Mechanical Turk

Perform small tasks, known as Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs), on behalf of requesters and earn money based on the complexity of the task. Amazon is a fairly reputable company, which might make this idea more attractive.

3. Ebay

Everyone has heard of Ebay or Craigslist. It’s an online-auction platform where you can sell things you don’t need anymore. Although this can’t be considered a stable stream of income in the long term, it can be a great way to clear out some of your unnessesary belongings and make a little money at the same time.

4. Redbubble

Showcase your artistic skills by creating unique designs for merchandise such as T-shirts, stickers, and phone cases. Redbubble works through POD (Print-On-Demand), meaning you won’t have to invest any of your own money to print articles in advance. You instead earn money when people purchase products featuring your designs.

5. Care.com

Care.com offers the opportunity to find babysitting and pet-sitting opportunities in your local area. Build trust with parents and animal lovers while earning money. While not being a 100% online-only money making method, it still is a great way to make money, especially being a teen.

6. Youtube

According to an article from 2017 published in the sun, about 34% of kids aspired to become YouTubers one day. This is not surprising, as the potential for earnings is basically infinite. Getting to that point however can be challenging, as building a profitable channel can involve much luck.

7. Fiverr

Sell your skills, whether it’s writing, drawing, singing, or any other talent. Create gigs and offer your services to a global marketplace. After your first gig, getting more will be easier and easier over time.

8. YouGov

YouGov is a survey app where you can share your opinions on cultural and government topics. Participate in surveys and focus groups to earn points. Redeem your points for gift cards, prepaid debit cards, or donate to charities. You can join YouGov to have your voice heard and earn rewards while doing it.

While this is a survey app which I critisised in the beginning I think the concept is very interesting, and the data is actually being put to good use. For that reason, YouGov is definetely worth a look.

9. Rover

Love pets? Sign up as a pet sitter or dog walker on Rover and earn money while caring for adorable furry friends in your neighborhood. It’s basically the same idea as care.com, just with pets! Rover offers a certainly more intriguing way to make money than mindlessly filling out surveys.

10. Bookscouter

Through Bookscouter you are able to sell your old textbooks. But the real money is in reselling and flipping them. Find stores in your area selling used ones for a cheap price, look the book up on Bookscouter, sell it there for a profit. Sounds pretty simple, right? It is!


In conclusion, if you want to make money using apps, these 10 options are great choices. Some survey apps may not make you much money, but the other methods listed here are more promising. You can review recorded calls, sell things on eBay, create designs, babysit, and more. These are practical ways to earn money and gain experience. So, explore these options and find the side hustle that suits you best. The most important thing is to get up and start making money today!

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