The internet has opened everyone with access up to a world with tons of opportunities. We can socialize, entertain ourselves, build businesses, and learn by using the web. One cool thing that’s come about on the internet is the ability to make some extra cash online. Plenty of people already sell their artistic creations or unwanted items to make some money, but there are also ways to make some change doing things that are pretty easy or that you might already be doing. Below you’ll find some of the ways you can bring in a little extra money without too much extra effort:
Downloading rebate apps
Downloading rebate apps on your smartphone can bring in some extra money if you shop at any of the offered stores. Ibotta is one of the most popular grocery rebate apps. You can choose from different stores, like Walmart, Target, CVS, and many more. Then you can pick from whichever rebates are available at the time. There are typically quite a few different rebates to choose from. You can add rebates to your list sometimes just by clicking to add them, but usually you’ll be asked to watch a short ad or take a survey. After you do your shopping, you can use your purchased items and receipt to match anything you bought with the rebates you’ve selected. After you have $20 of rebates in your account, you can have this sent to you in the way you choose, including a PayPal transaction or a gift card. With Checkout 51, you can find new rebates every week that are available at select stores. Like Ibotta, you can receive your rebates by selecting them and providing your receipts, and you can “cash out” once you’ve reached $20.
Taking on small jobs
You can also use the internet to complete small jobs for a little bit of money. For instance, you might want to test websites through Userfeel. You could perform minor tasks for small amounts of money through Fiverr, Mechanical Turk, and InboxDollars. You can also use TaskRabbit to find small tasks near you if you don’t mind leaving your house, or you can (very carefully) search out quick, easy tasks on your local Craigslist (though it’s pretty full of spam listings).
Joining online focus groups
You can find some online focus groups that pay money. Though these are more difficult to find and qualify for, it is a possibility. There are websites like 20/20 Panel and MintVine that sometimes offer opportunities to join focus groups if you qualify. Online focus groups that are legitimate, not scams, are difficult to find, so if you go this route, be sure to thoroughly research the company before investing any other time into it.
Sharing your data
You might also want to make some money by sharing some of your data or habits. One way you can do this is by sharing your search habits. InboxDollars is one of the websites that pays you to search. Or you could join Microsoft Rewards and build points when you search through the Bing search engine. You can use those points for a wide variety of rewards, including gift cards. In addition to sharing your search info, you might want to share your mobile phone usage. If you register a phone with Nielsen, you could make up to $50 a year for letting them track your phone data.
Sure, it’s similar to selling online, but instead of selling physical goods, you’re selling your knowledge. You can teach skills online through websites like Skillshare and Udemy. You could create a class on either website to teach anything you’re good at, like crafts or music. With both, you get paid when someone takes your course.
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