It is time to make more money. Are you ready?
Over the couple of months, I have been researching and trying so many side jobs to make extra money so I can share them with you guys.
Some were so easy that I couldn't believe I was doing them on the side and still got paid some good money. I'll tell that these side jobs have literally paid my bills, paid for our family's vacation, and so many more.
I recommend you bookmark this post and come to it from time to time to try more of the side jobs here. Take your time and see which ones will work well for you and which ones you want to focus on.
The question is… are you up for this awesome challenge? Are you ready to make $100? $500? $5,000? Or more?
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50 Side Jobs to Make Extra Money of $500 or More This Month
1. Use these apps.
Do you want to know how to make extra money from home? Got your phone and have some space for new apps?
Then, might as well your use phone space to make extra money.
Some companies will pay you just to download their apps on your smartphones. Yes, you'll get paid for doing just that. I have made over $200 among the following apps in just a year.
These apps collects data on the background to help companies better understand how people use their phones. Some information taken are the types of sites members go to and the apps that they use on a daily basis.
- MobileXpression – Win a prize after you've been an active member for 1 week only.
- Neilsen Consumer & Mobile Panel – Get reward for sharing your thoughts without actually doing it. You will get rewarded just for using the internet as you do everyday.
- Survey Connect – Earn up to $180 per year for downloading and activating the app to your smartphone.
2. Get Amazon gift cards for FREE and $5 for a few surveys.
Just a couple of months ago, I made two $50s on two different surveys not to mention the additional $5 I obtained from taking the first five surveys.
Yes, I made two sweet $50s in just a couple of surveys.
What's so different with MyPoints? MyPoints offers a super wide range of shopping choices for users and a bonus to its new members. How? Spend $20 or more and receive a $10 balance in your account in the form of Amazon gift card. This will only apply within 30 days of membership.
Why sign up?
- Earn up to $50/survey. I got two $50s so far.
- Earn $5 when you complete the first 5 surveys. Earn $10 bonus when you shop and spend $20.
- Sign up might close soon and won't open again 'til next year. Participate now with MyPoints for FREE.
Click now to create your MyPoints (Desktop l Mobile) account for FREE.
3. Take part in a clinical studies and get paid.
Some market research companies pay up to $75/survey. Then, thee are some select companies that can help you earn $150/hr if you participate in clinical studies.
If you want to learn how to make extra money on the side, then, you need to know about Cashback Research.
It's a free service that pays people for giving opinions in online surveys.
Cashback Research has partnered with Netflix, Mutual of Omaha, Discover, Disney, among others, which means that these companies use Cashback Research's data.
You know it's legit when big companies like the ones above partner with a company like Cashback Research.
4. Download both ShopTracker and Paribus to make money.
Do you buy a lot on Amazon? Do you know that you can make money and save money by downloading and using ShopTracker and Paribus?
Yes, it's possible with these great apps.
ShopTracker catalogues only your shopping data. In turn, you are contributing to market research that helps companies understand the customers' buying behavior.
As a token, you will instantly receive a FREE $3 VISA gift card and $3 for every month ShopTracker is installed.
Paribus, on the other hand, requests reimbursement automatically on your behalf when the prices of the products you just purchased drop.
Over the course of 3 months, Paribus has recouped over $50 for me.
5. Invest your change in the stock market.
Now, you can invest your cents in the stock market. Yes, you can invest even 1 cent in the stock market. That's what Acorns is all about.
Acorns will round up your purchases and invest the difference.
So, where do you make money from investing? Well, not only will your money has a chance to grow through the power of compounding but you can also refer people to join Acorns.
For each successful referral, you will get $5 referral bonus.
You don't need an MBA or a finance degree to understand the stock market. Acorns will do all the legwork for you.
As simple as that.
6. Work on these while watching.
What are some creative ways to make money? Well, one of the answers is working while you are watching.
Sometimes, all we want to do is to sit down, turn on the TV, and watch (binge watch). Well, that's not really what happens almost all the time.
We tend to use our phone while we watch. Then, why not click on a few buttons and make money or products in the process.
I got crock pot for FREE last year with MySurvey. The best part is that I got to keep them.
Sign up for both MySurvey and InboxDollars and start getting something in return while you're just watching or doing nothing.
7. Sell unused gift cards.
How to make extra money fast? Well….
Got gift cards given to you as presents? Don't know what to do with them? You might as well turn them into cash.
Believe it or not, some websites will buy your unused gift cards. I've sold more than $100 worth of unused gift cards in the past because some people gave me gift cards that I didn't have use for.
Instead of throwing them away, I looked over the internet and found some sites that bought my gift cards.
After all, you’re selling the cards that you don’t need.
8. Do mystery shopping.
Do you like shopping? If your answer to the question is yes, then, mystery shopping is one of those side hustles you need to do.
Shopping does not mean you just buy stuff and spend money left and right. If you're a mystery shopper, you get paid to shop.
A couple of months back, one of my friends was a shopper for ShoppingJobs. She got to shop and make money, at the same time.
As a shopper, you get paid when you test products and services. You can also give feedback on the tested products and services. Isn't that cool, right?
9. Scan your groceries.
Do you get something in return (i.e. rewards and money) after you buy your groceries? The answer is you should.
Now, there's a panel that can pay you with rewards or cash. This panel is the Neilsen Consumer Panel.
When you sign up with Neilsen, you will get a FREE scanner or you can use your smartphone to scan barcodes of the products you purchased.
Every time you go shopping, you just need to scan the barcodes and send your data back to NCP.
As an active participant, you will earn points, which are redeemable for merchandises such as kitchen equipment, electronics, household goods, among others. You can even win prizes such as cash.
The more you participate and the longer you stay with NCP, the more opportunities you will earn more points. Give it a try by filling out an application here.
10. Work as an Uber EATS Driver.
If you are an extrovert person, then, being an Uber EATS driver is for you.
With Uber EATS, all you need to do is deliver food from the restaurant to the person who bought the food for delivery. It's that simple.
My friend, who is an Uber EATS driver, told me he gets roughly $3 per delivery and get paid $10-20/hour depending on the market and the day of the week.
Check out this link if you city is included. If not, do not feel bad. Uber EATS will eventually come to your city.
11. Complete simple tasks to make money.
If you are out and about or doing some errands, you might as well make money while doing some other small tasks on the side.
You'll be surprised to know that companies pay a lot of money for people like you and I to do small tasks.
Some companies will pay you to check shelf availability, to verify roads and streets signs, among others. Yes, these simple tasks can get you some money for gas, food, and even groceries.
These are some of the companies/apps that will task you to do simple activities in exchange for cash, rewards, points, merchandises, and others:
- InboxDollars – make money by searching the web, redeeming coupons, reading emails, and other simple tasks you do from time to time. I've made over $50 doing simple activities. Plus, I got a sign up bonus of $5 instantly.
- Field Agent – make money by completing tasks such as checking display compliance and product reviews.
- GigWalk – perform short tasks as verifying landmarks or street signs.
12. Test products for FREE and get paid.
Are you always looking to have the latest gadget, merchandise? Or better yet, do you want to be the first one to use the products before they go out in the market?
If your answer is yes, then, you'll be happy to know that you can test some products for FREE.
Many companies are giving away new products, which haven't hit the market yet, for testing. Better yet, once you're done testing, many of these companies will let you keep the products for FREE.
Here are some companies that will send you products from time to time to test and pay you in return.
- One Opinion – test new products that haven't brought in the market yet. Plus, you can take surveys that pay $1 per 6 minutes, $5 for 30 minutes, or $10 an hour.
- Pinecone Research – earn between $12 and $15 per product testing and also earn $3 per survey. That's a lot of money for a survey.
13. Drive with Lyft.
Got nothing else to do in the house and want to drive around? You might as well use your car to transport people from one point to another and get paid doing it.
Driving with Lyft is profitable especially when you live around college campus where there are a lot of partying and drinking going on.
Don't have a car to use? Don't worry. You can get a flexible rental with the Lyft Express Drive.
Apply now and get started driving for Lyft.
14. Rent your place with Airbnb.
A bit of spare time and a spare room. That’s all you need to get started earning extra income as a host on Airbnb.
Whether you want to become an entrepreneur and work for yourself or you already have a full-time job and just hope to make some extra cash in your free time, you can find what you’re looking for on Airbnb.
You get to choose when and how often you host. You can share a spare room in your apartment, host your whole home the next time you’re out of town, or create a listing for a vacation house, if you have one.
Airbnb makes it simple to earn extra money by putting your extra space to work for you.
15. Get rid of your house belongings.
The next time you clean up your house (e.g. closets, kitchen, dining room, and living room) don't just throw your stuff away.
Sell them via letgo and other selling platforms like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist.
You'll make money especially when you are selling highly-priced items.
When they say “a man's trash is another man's treasure,” selling your stuff to others for deep-discounted prices is exactly what this saying means.
These are 15 of the best ways to make extra money online. If you are asking yourself how to earn extra money online legitimately or earn money by doing simple tasks, the answer is right above. You don't need to spend money to make money. These side jobs prove that.
Which among these are you going to try to make extra money on the side? Have you done any of these to make extra money at the easiest possible ways?