Are you looking for some ways to make money? If you said yes, then you’re in the right place. I’ve listed 17 ways to make some extra cash – hopefully you’ll find some you like. 🙂
1. Online Surveys
Online surveys can be a good way to make some extra money. You sign up for a site, answer some questions, and then check for surveys.
You won’t qualify for every survey, because different surveys are designed for different situations. For example, there might be a survey asking about your experience with different diapers, in which case they’re probably looking for parents, nannies, or babysitters.
Since you won’t qualify for every survey, you might want to join a few different sites and check them each day.
Here are some survey sites to consider (be sure to do your research and choose the ones that are best for you):
2. Test Websites
Have you ever visited a website and couldn’t believe how awful it looked? Or did you desperately search for that piece of information you were looking for and finally found it after fifteen minutes?
If so, then you know exactly why websites need people to test them. Companies and web developers that create these sites need you to point out what works and what doesn’t work. The cool part is that they will pay you for giving them a piece of your mind. 😊
3. Mechanical Turk
Mechanical Turk is something created by Amazon. These are small or quick tasks that you can complete online for companies. You probably won’t make a huge amount of money doing this, but it’s an easy way to make some extra cash from your couch.
4. Search Engine Evaluator
Search engines have very complicated algorithms that help provide the results you see on your screen. However, they don’t always get it perfect. So, search engines hire human evaluators to improve search results.
This won’t make you a full-time income, but it can be a good way to make extra cash from time to time.
There are several companies to choose from. However, they usually have non-compete requirements, which means you’ll only be able to choose one company to work with. So be sure to carefully research a company before joining them.
That said, here are a couple to consider:
5. Mystery Shopper
If you like the idea of “going undercover” then this can be a great way to make extra money. Basically you go to different businesses and see how they respond to customers.
Sometimes a “shop” might be very detailed, and require you to buy something and see how quickly you receive your purchase (you will be reimbursed). Other times it’s as simple as asking about a product.
Here are two to start with:
Ibotta is an app that you download to your phone or tablet. Before you go shopping (for anything from groceries to electronics), you look for offers. Then after you shop, your scan your receipt and get a cash rebate based on the offers and your purchases.
Are you a good with tools, repairs, cleaning, assembling furniture, or being a personal assistant? Then Taskrabbit might be a great way for you to make extra money.
After you sign up, Taskrabbit will alert you when there are jobs near you. You pick the one you want, confirm with the client, and then invoice after you complete the task.
8. Field agent
Field agent lets companies see how their products appear in stores. As an agent, you’ll go to different businesses and use your smartphone to collect information. For example, a job could involve you going to a specific store, finding a product, and taking a picture of the product’s price.
And, no, you’re not technically a spy. But you will just two hours to complete a job, if you accept it. 😊
To find out more, go here: https://app.fieldagent.net/
9. Dog walking
Are you a dog person? C’mon, I see that grin on your face just at the mention of dogs. 😊
Then you’ll probably like this idea – a great way to make some extra money is by walking dogs or pet setting. And thanks to the wonders of the interwebs, you can now sign up and start doing this prettily easily, depending on where you live.
With Shopkick you earn points call kicks. Then you can redeem those points for gift cards.
You can earn points/kicks by:
- walking into a store with their app on
- scanning barcodes
- buying stuff with a linked card
- giving them a receipt
- visiting online stores
- looking at certain stuff online
- making mobile purchases
Sound interesting? Find out more here.
11. Watch videos
Some sites will you pay you to watch videos, including some of the ones I’ve already mentioned, like Shopkick. As far as I can tell none of them will pay you to watch Game of Thrones, but maybe one day. 😊
In the meantime, check these out:
With Inboxdollars you get cash for watching videos, playing games, filling out surveys, and clicking on emails.
With Swagbucks you can get gift cards for watching videos, shopping, or searching the Internet.
This is a pretty cool idea. This is basically a matchmaking site between people that want to find caregiving services and people that offer those services.
Here are some services that you can offer:
- child care
- senior care
- pet care
As a housesitter you’ll do things like water plants, get the mail, feed any pets, and check on the house.
14. Write greeting cards
Do you love writing? Can you write short, punchy, sassy, funny lines?
15. Sell your stuff
Okay, we all know that you can sell your stuff on Craigslist or eBay. But there are some additional places to try.
So whether it’s spring cleaning time or not, clean out those closets and make some extra cash!
Just one thing to beware of – especially as I lost twenty minutes scrolling through Letgo – don’t sell something to just turn around and buy something. That kinda defeats the purpose.
Clickworker takes projects from clients and chops them into separate tasks. Then different freelance workers can work on those tasks.
Tasks include text creation, website categorization, copy editing, proofreading, web research, and surveys. Go here to find out more.
17. Deliver Food
Naw, I’m not talking delivering pizza. Well, maybe, depending. Okay, let’s just say there’s a bit more variety in the food involved, mmkay?
Doordash lets people order food from their local restaurants through an app. You can also track your order through the app so you know when you’ll get your food.
But to do this, Doordash needs people to deliver the food. That’s how you can make extra cash.
Interested in becoming a driver? Check it out here.
Hopefully you found one or more ideas on how to make some extra money. Now you just need to take action! Good luck!