9 Ways to Make Extra Money

If you’re looking to make extra money on the side (and who isn’t?), it can be hard to know what’s legitimate and what’s a total waste of time. We’ve done the searching for you and found 20 ways you can make extra money in your spare time.

Ways to Make Extra Money

1. Get paid for your photos

Are you a shutterbug? Do you have photos of gorgeous sunsets and perfectly staged lattés cluttering up your camera roll? You can make extra money for your photos without having to be a professional photographer. Foap will pay $5 for every picture someone purchases from you.

Keep in mind, there’s no guarantee your photos will be purchased. But even if you only sell a few, that’s some easy money for something you’ve already done.

2. Rent your home

If you have a spare bedroom or can stay with your in-laws on short notice, you might want to consider renting out your home on Airbnb.

3. Download and install these apps

A lot of companies – including Google – pay you for installing their apps. Moreover, you get paid for each month the apps are installed on your phone. Some of these sites include:

  • ShopTracker – Answer a few questions then launch the app on your device, and you’ll earn $3.00 instantly.  Keep the app on your phone to earn money each month and help companies understand what people are buying online.
  • Nielsen Mobile Panel – From the people that run Nielsen TV ratings, the Nielsen mobile app rewards you for using your mobile device. You can earn up to $50 a year.

4. Rent Out Your Car

A service like Turo, provides you the ability to rent out your car and make extra money.  There are 3 ways to earn money: local pickup (renting from your own driveway); delivering your car to local places; and also by leaving your car somewhere to be picked up (such as at the airport).

5. Get paid for being healthy

The health app AchieveMint gives you points for being healthy and doing things like walking, tracking your food, or taking health surveys.  You earn points which can be redeemed for cash or Amazon Gift Cards.  For every 10,000 points, you earn $10 and there is no limit on your earnings.

6. Sell Yourself Online with Fiverr

Get creative and sell you and your time online in a fresh, new way (it’s not what you think). Fiverr is a website dedicated to connecting people to talented individuals to get things done. We all have talents and some of them can be quite marketable. Some of the featured gigs I noticed on Fivver include drawing an art illustration, designing logos, creating online content and even providing a voice for a Podcast intro and much more. As you might expect, gigs start at $5. The trick to making more is to offer upsells.

7. Write an eBook

I hesitate to put this one in here because an eBook by itself usually doesn’t make extra money unless you’re an excellent marketer. What a great eBook can do though is act as a sales lead to one of your other online businesses.

That said, lot’s of people are making extra money by publishing their own books on Amazon.

8. Give Your Bank Account a Boost

If you have money sitting in a regular checking account you are giving away money! A high interest checking account can pay you much more money, without you having to lift a finger. Check out some of our favorite high interest checking accounts below and start earning today.

9. Cancel Subscriptions You Forgot You Had

This next company has already helped others save over $8,000,000 on their bills without much time and effort.

With the help of Trim, you can flush out those recurring subscriptions and cancel the ones you no longer want.

It’s like carrying a personal financial planner in your pocket!

Open an account today and see how much you could be missing out on.

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