From developing your talents to driving around your town, these five apps will make a big difference in your earnings with little start-up costs or training. Don’t believe me? Just try them! You’ll see dollar signs grow by the minute.
Consider Twenty20 the way to capitalize on your Instagram obsession. One part art gallery, two parts commerce app, Twenty20 is the way for you to share your photography skills and get paid to do so. From buying stock photos to selling them, this app is great for cashing in on that perfect moment you took with your phone last week. They use PayPal to pay users, so it’s extra easy! You can also spend time perusing and liking other folks’ photos, which can give you a good idea what everyone is looking for. And the best news: if you’re successful, you can turn it into a full-time business!
If you’re one of those people who is deathly afraid of clutter as well as being a little shortchanged, BookScouter is a great way to make a few dollars off those extra, dusty titles hanging around your house. Just find the ISBN number, and the app will scan over 30 different vendors looking for the title so you can find the best price for your book. It’s really as easy as it seems, and it’s better than trying to sell your books back to Amazon.
Calling all people persons out there! Uber is a great way for people with a little extra time and a car to earn extra cash. If you dig conversing with strangers, put your driving abilities and your local know-how to use by plugging in your availability and turning your downtime into money-earning time. The great thing about Uber is you can make your own schedule. There’s no money changing hands, so it’s not difficult to get started, and you can make money instantly without having to buy any extra tools.
This online reward system is perfect for people who dig games like Bejeweled. Swagbucks is a California-based reward program where online activities such as taking surveys, shopping, reviewing, commenting and more help earn retail gift cards, PayPal cash or other rewards. For me, it’s an easy way to keep myself busy and earn money at the same time. I use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) in conjunction with it to keep the websites I review from saving any cookies and using location services to track my information. It keeps things simple and me free from any of my personal information being sold elsewhere.
If you’re handy with odd jobs, then this is the app for you. By checking out your location, Fieldagent pulls up jobs in your area for you to peruse and then accept. Once you check yes, you’ve got two hours to get the job done. Everything from arranging store end aisles to snapping local pictures for corporate businesses is available, and while the jobs may not pay much, you’ll not likely spend much time doing them either, so why not?
Everyone likes to earn a little pocket change on the side, and I’m not different, so if you’re into turning your downtime into some extra cash, check out these five to earn a few bucks. Just don’t quit your day job!
Cassie is a pack rat, coupon cutter and technology guru who hopes one day she’ll be able to save enough money for an 180-day trip around the world. From apps to the best online finance tools, she’s all about getting to the bottom of a good deal as fast and technologically beneficial as possible.