by Trevor Rocious
Something has come up. Your rent is due, your mom’s on your case because you don’t have a stable job, you need to prove a point.
Or maybe nothing’s come up, you’re just bored and you want a little extra spending money or to start a little vacation fund for when you’ve got the time to travel. You want to make $100, and it would be nice if you could make it soon.
Whatever you need it for isn’t the point. The point is, you’ve got money at your fingertips and you don’t even know it. Opportunities galore await you on the internet or, sometimes, real life. How hard do you want to work for your money?
· I’m lazy, so I’d like to put in basically no work at all (don’t worry if this is you because you can still make money)
· I guess I’d put in a small amount of work
· I’d take an easy side gig to get some chump change
· Whatever, I just need that money
No matter how much work you decided you’re willing to put in, you’ll be able to snatch some cash with at least one of the various techniques this article provides. None of these money-making strategies are too difficult, but it’s important to know your limits and to understand the privacy or debt risk involved in some cases.
Balancing financials and carefully managing credit card accounts is key to steering clear of debt and scams. Keep an eye out for any card charges besides the ones that you’re willing and able to pay!
It might benefit you to try multiple suggestions on this list so you have the opportunity tomake money from different sources. If $100 is your goal, you’ll make that money fast.
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No judgement here! Some of us are couch potatoes. Also, some of us just don’t have time to work reallyhard to get spending money.
That’s not a problem; the internet has blessed us with ways to make some money that require essentially no effort. Here’s a list of sites or apps you only need to navigate or sign up for in orderto make some quick cash.
It’s so easy to accidentally subscribe to things and then forget that some companies are still billing you monthly. If you’re sick of subscriptions, Trim will take care of them for you.
Here’s how it works: Download the Trim app and set up an account. Trim finds and lists all of your current subscriptions and allows you to unsubscribe through the app. This is an easy way to stop spending so much money!
Did you know that unclaimed money is actually quitecommon? You might ’ve forgotten to cash a tax refund, utility deposit or insurance payout, and just like that you’re a few dollars poorer.
Here’s how it works: go to unclaimed .org and click on every state you’ve ever lived in. The website will tell you if you’ve ever forgotten to claim money that is rightfully yours.
Claimed all your money? Never fear! If this site is a bust, move on to the next one!
Here’s something you don’t see every day: free stock. Sure, it’s a random stock, but where are you ever going to get a chance like this again?
Robinhood claims that your random stock could be anything from Sprint to Apple, worth anywhere between $2.50 to $200. You need not invest after you get your stock, so don’t worry about spending money!
Here’s how it works: download the Robinhood app and sign up. Collect your free stock! For fast money, wait three days, sell and cash out your stock.
Well, maybe it’s not reallywork, but if you’re already doing some shopping online, then these companies will take care of the rest. If shopping through the internet isn’t your style, the next category might better suit you.
If you or someone in your family is an avid online shopper, Paribus might be able tomake you back a little money from any late packages you receive or price drops on your items. Paribus tracks email receipts and delivery updates to ensure that the company you’ve purchased from isn’t cheating you out of refunds or discounts.
Here’s how it works: Sign up on paribus . co and do your usual online shopping. Paribus will immediately send companies a claim from you if you’ve been ripped off, so the process is easy and relatively automatic.
Shoptracker collects your online shopping data and sells it anonymously to companies. Lucky for you, they make money and pay you back when they sell your data.
Here’s how it works: download the Shoptracker app and sign up. As long as you have the app downloaded, you’ll get $3/month.
Sell your old clothes and stuff on Craigslist .org and earn some cash. If you go through your house or apartment and decide you don’t need some of the things you own, this is perfect for you.
Here’s how it works: set up a Craigslist profile and sell your items online. You may have to meet the buyer in person, so take precautions and try to avoid giving out too much personal information if you’re afraid of breach of privacy.
Any photos that you’ve taken are candidates to be sold on Shutterstock. Sell your photos for money and have the added reward of potentially seeing your work out there on the web.
Here’s how it works: sign up to Shutterstock. Submit your original photos. Receive profits when your photos are downloaded by internet users.
If you’ve already got a job, try some of these gigs on the side. They don’t take up too much time or effort but still give you some money when you work on them.
If you’ve got some spare time on your hands, take some surveys. Survey Junkie gives you $2 just to sign up. Some surveys earn you more money than others, so feel free toexplore and take as many as you can.
Here’s how it works: sign up to surveyjunkie.com and complete your profile for those $2. Take some surveys for even more money.
This app rewards you for reading (or at least opening) promotional emails in your Inbox. Like Survey Junkie, you get $2 just for signing up.
Here’s how it works: download the app, sign up and collect that $2. Open emails for more money!
This website requires that users have a bachelors degree in any subject, can speak English fluently and have a year in tutoring or teaching experience. If you don’t have all three of those, this job isn’t for you.
If you domeet these requirements, you’re qualified to be an English tutor on VIPKIDteachers.com. For just five hours of tutoring, you earn $100!
Here’s how it works: sign up on VIPKIDteachers.com. Start tutoring to earn that money!
Everybody knows about the Uber and Lyft apps. If you’ve got a car and you don’t mind driving, these apps are a great way to make some money.
Here’s how it works: download one or both of these apps and sign up. When someone close by needs a ride, you can offer to be their driver for a fee. The same goes for Lyft.
Interested in babysitting or dog-walking? Sittercity and Rover are useful online tools to get you jobs in these respective areas.
Here’s how it works: create an account for either or both. Find local gigs by connecting with people who require babysitting services or a dog-walker. Make money through the app or website! Also try and Rover.com
Here’s where some risks come in to play. We’ve already seen privacy risks arise in your shopping data to companies, but the following ways to earn money present slightly higher risks involving debt and various charges from the bank.
By opening a checking account with Chase Bank, you can immediately make $150. It might be useful for you to have multiple checking accounts to manage your money, but be careful of insufficient funds and other errors that the bank may penalize you for.
Here’s how it works: create a new checking account with Chase Bank. Set up direct deposit with your new account and receive $150.
If you know you’re about to spend a lot of money on something, consider applying for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. This card gives you a 50,000 point sign up bonus, which is equivalent to $500 to $650 if redeemed for travel expenses.
Here’s how it works: Apply for Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, preferably when you know you’re about to spend a large amount of money that you will immediately be able to pay back. Spend $4,000 on the card in the first three months after opening an account. Redeem points as travel expenses.
Keep reminding yourself that you deserve this money! Don’t give up. Your best bet is to put yourself out there in as many ways possible until some money starts coming through to you, but if you want to start slow, that’s also totallyfine. Remember to be safe when you accept deals that seem to offer free cash, because some of these are scams or traps. Now go out there and make yourself a little richer!
About Trevor Rocious
Trevor Rocious is a prominent science blogger known for his engaging and informative content in the field of scientific exploration and discovery. With a passion for unraveling the mysteries of the universe, Trevor has captivated a wide audience with his ability to communicate complex scientific concepts in a relatable and accessible manner.
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