35 WAYS TO MAKE MONEY THAT ACTUALLY WORK! (Updated For 2017)

This article originally began as ‘ways for teens to make money’, but as I have updated and added to it over the years, I have found that many of the items listed actually work for many adults looking to make some extra income as well.

Not sure about you, but there have been many times in my life when I wanted/needed to make some extra money.

The good news for us today is there are a wide range of ways to make money that weren’t around even a decade ago.

Luckily for many of us, we may already be very skilled in certain areas that could easily translate into a nice side income for us.

So potentially, someone who is willing to work hard could make considerably more than working traditional side jobs like delivering pizza, babysitting, mowing lawns, etc.

So, check out the ideas listed below. Some may not be a good fit, but some of the ideas may be perfect for you!

THE 35 WAYS TO EARN MONEY

1

Make Money Online With Swagbucks

Basically this is a free site that offers you a bunch of ways to earn cash, gift cards, or other rewards.

You can earn money by a variety of methods including:

• Answering polls

• Using their search engine

• Doing simple tasks (like giving feedback about a website)

• Getting cash back for shopping online

• Taking surveys

• Playing games on their site.

I have tried it out and have received multiple payments from them, so I can attest that it is legit. Check out my review here!  They also offer a $5 bonus!

Try Swagbucks Now!

Oh and they also have an A+ rating with the BBB.

While you won’t get rich doing this, to me it seems like a great way for internet-lovers to make some money.  Find out more in the video below or get started here.

2

Take A Few Surveys On Your Phone

Ipsos i-Say is a survey app that allows you to take surveys, Earn points, and then cash out for PayPal or other rewards.

It is a great user experience and really just a nice site.

Take a Paid Survey

In order to try them out you need to sign up here first and then they will send you a link for the app.

And here are a few other options if you’re wanting to do some surveys:

Pro Opinion

Harris Poll

Springboard Surveys

3

Start Making Money Scanning Your Groceries

Have you heard of the National Consumer Panel (NCP)?

Well, they pay you to scan your grocery purchases with their Smartphone App.

Basically, as a member of NCP you help manufacturers and retailers make decisions on what products to develop or improve.

How It Works:

1. Sign up for your free account here

2. Next NCP will provide you access to use their Smartphone App

3. Then, you’ll use your phone to scan the barcodes on all products you purchase during any shopping trip.

4. You record some other information like where you shopped and how much you paid.

5. Each week you are compensated with points that can be redeemed for CASH.

For More Info, You Can Check Out Their Website Or Sign Up Here.

4

Learn How To Save Up To 50% On Almost Everything You Buy

So this one isn’t exactly a money-maker, but if you can save a ton, it might be just as good.

For a limited time I am running an online workshop where I am teaching my 3-step system that I use to save up to 50% on my purchases.

The workshop is a $29 value and for a limited time you can attend for FREE!

Click here to get registered for FREE!

5

Get Paid ~$20/Hr To Drive Your Own Car

So, by now you have probably ridden in an Uber, but have you ever thought to drive for Uber?

Depending on your city you can make over $20/hour all while having 100% control of your schedule.  I can’t think of a more flexible job way to make some extra cash!

If you don’t know what Uber is, basically it is the 21st century version of the taxi.  You just use your own car and when someone near you wants a ride you get a notification on your phone (assuming you selected that you were available in the app) you go pick them up and drop them off where they want to go and then you automatically get paid.

Pretty cool, huh?  Learn more or get started by clicking the button below.

Drive for Uber

35 WAYS TO MAKE MONEY THAT ACTUALLY WORK! (Updated For 2017)

This article originally began as ‘ways for teens to make money’, but as I have updated and added to it over the years, I have found that many of the items listed actually work for many adults looking to make some extra income as well.

Not sure about you, but there have been many times in my life when I wanted/needed to make some extra money.

The good news for us today is there are a wide range of ways to make money that weren’t around even a decade ago.

Luckily for many of us, we may already be very skilled in certain areas that could easily translate into a nice side income for us.

So potentially, someone who is willing to work hard could make considerably more than working traditional side jobs like delivering pizza, babysitting, mowing lawns, etc.

So, check out the ideas listed below. Some may not be a good fit, but some of the ideas may be perfect for you!

THE 35 WAYS TO EARN MONEY

1

Make Money Online With Swagbucks

Basically this is a free site that offers you a bunch of ways to earn cash, gift cards, or other rewards.

You can earn money by a variety of methods including:

• Answering polls

• Using their search engine

• Doing simple tasks (like giving feedback about a website)

• Getting cash back for shopping online

• Taking surveys

• Playing games on their site.

I have tried it out and have received multiple payments from them, so I can attest that it is legit. Check out my review here!  They also offer a $5 bonus!

Try Swagbucks Now!

Oh and they also have an A+ rating with the BBB.

While you won’t get rich doing this, to me it seems like a great way for internet-lovers to make some money.  Find out more in the video below or get started here.

2

Take A Few Surveys On Your Phone

Ipsos i-Say is a survey app that allows you to take surveys, Earn points, and then cash out for PayPal or other rewards.

It is a great user experience and really just a nice site.

Take a Paid Survey

In order to try them out you need to sign up here first and then they will send you a link for the app.

And here are a few other options if you’re wanting to do some surveys:

Pro Opinion

Harris Poll

Springboard Surveys

3

Start Making Money Scanning Your Groceries

Have you heard of the National Consumer Panel (NCP)?

Well, they pay you to scan your grocery purchases with their Smartphone App.

Basically, as a member of NCP you help manufacturers and retailers make decisions on what products to develop or improve.

How It Works:

1. Sign up for your free account here

2. Next NCP will provide you access to use their Smartphone App

3. Then, you’ll use your phone to scan the barcodes on all products you purchase during any shopping trip.

4. You record some other information like where you shopped and how much you paid.

5. Each week you are compensated with points that can be redeemed for CASH.

For More Info, You Can Check Out Their Website Or Sign Up Here.

4

Learn How To Save Up To 50% On Almost Everything You Buy

So this one isn’t exactly a money-maker, but if you can save a ton, it might be just as good.

For a limited time I am running an online workshop where I am teaching my 3-step system that I use to save up to 50% on my purchases.

The workshop is a $29 value and for a limited time you can attend for FREE!

Click here to get registered for FREE!

5

Get Paid ~$20/Hr To Drive Your Own Car

So, by now you have probably ridden in an Uber, but have you ever thought to drive for Uber?

Depending on your city you can make over $20/hour all while having 100% control of your schedule.  I can’t think of a more flexible job way to make some extra cash!

If you don’t know what Uber is, basically it is the 21st century version of the taxi.  You just use your own car and when someone near you wants a ride you get a notification on your phone (assuming you selected that you were available in the app) you go pick them up and drop them off where they want to go and then you automatically get paid.

Pretty cool, huh?  Learn more or get started by clicking the button below.

Drive for Uber

6

Use Bookscouter To Sell Books From Thrift Stores

Ok here is a simple business idea for you.

Start by downloading the BookScouter app on your phone or going to BookScouter.com.

Go visit garage sales or thrift shops and scan the used book sections to find books that you can sell for higher prices.

Many thrift stores sell all their books for 50 cents or less and some of those books are worth a whole lot more.

As you can see in the image to the right, you just scan the barcode with your phone (or enter the ISBN #) and then the app provides the prices that a bunch of book buyback sites are willing to pay for that particular book.

In this case, we can make $3.60 selling this Dave Ramsey book.  If I can buy it for 50 cents, then that sounds like a nice profit.

Most of the sites offer free shipping as well, so you don’t even have to pay shipping.

7

Blogging

I have been making a full-time living blogging for 8 years now, and it isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme, but it can work.

If you are interested I am hosting a FREE 45-minute online workshop where I teach the 3 most important keys to making a full-time living blogging.

Additionally, I actually wrote a short book that explains how I replaced my day-job with my blog – and even though it sells for $5 on Amazon, you can get it FREE here.

The book covers the basics of getting started as well as how to get traffic and how to earn from it as well.

8

Get Paid To Download An App

SmartPanel is a new app that collects anonymous usage data from your phone and believe it or not they pay you $5 just to install it.

And then $5 more for each month you leave it installed!

All you need to do is click the button to get the app and then you can get paid via paypal or Amazon gift card!

Download the app now!

9

Make Money Grocery Shopping With Shipt

Shipt is an on-demand grocery delivery service looking for reliable, independent people to shop for groceries and deliver to their members.

They aren’t available in all states yet but as a Shopper, you can make an average of $15-$25/hour, be a part of an exciting start-up and set your own schedule.

To be a Shipt shopper, you must:

• Be at least 18 years old

• Have reliable transportation

• Have a current Driver’s License

• Have knowledge of produce selection

• Agree to a thorough background check

10

Get 10% Cashback On Amazon Purchases

If you are like me and buy almost everything from Amazon, you are going to love this hack.

Basically a buddy of mine shared this completely legit way to get 10% cashback on all your Amazon purchases.

And yes it is legal.

11

Get Paid For Testing Websites

Many big companies are looking for feedback about the usability of their website.

This is where Usertesting.com comes in.  You sign up for free and then answer questions about a particular website, explaining what is good or bad, confusing or clear, etc. and then you get paid.

You have to be accepted into the program and must be 18+, but the payouts are pretty good!  Their current payouts are $10-$15 per test and the tests normally take about 20 minutes.

13

Buy And Sell Cars For Profit

If you love cars and aren’t afraid to haggle, you could start a car flipping biz. We have a friend of the family who has done this for years. He scours the classified listings for deals, lands a good deal and then drives the car while trying to sell it for a couple grand more.

Sometimes he sells them quickly, sometimes it takes a little longer, but he gets to drives lots of cars (which he loves) and makes a nice side income as well.

14

Sell Your Closet

If you are anything like my wife, you have a closet full of old clothes that you don’t wear any more.

You can easily sell them on a site like ThredUp, which will pay anywhere from $2-$25 for items from Gap, Banana Republic, J.Crew, etc.

15

Get Paid $35/Hr With Lyft Or Uber

Not sure if you’ve heard, but Uber and Lyft are apps that basically eliminates the need to ever call a taxi.  Instead of calling a cab, you just click “request driver” and then an Uber or Lyft driver gets a notification and comes and picks you up.

The service is way faster than calling a cab and is about half the price.

I say all that to say that as a driver for Lyft, you use your own car, drive only when you want to, and (according to the website) get paid $35/hr to pick people up and drive them around.  Not too shabby.

16

Work As A Virtual Call Center Agent

One of our writers worked as a virtual call center agent and this is what she had to say about LiveOps.com:

“Live Ops is a company that hires virtual call center agents. You are responsible for paying for your own criminal background check prior to starting work (this costs around $30). You also must have your own dedicated phone line and a quiet workspace.

Once you are all set up, Live Ops has an excellent online training program that teaches you how to handle calls from customers. You will be taking calls for many different companies. When you start working, your phone will ring and a script will pop up on your screen. You simply read the script word for word and input customer information as you go along. If customers have questions, there is a section on your screen with FAQ’s and you are also logged into a virtual chat room should you need to ask for support from a supervisor.

The pay is .25 per minute of talk time. Agents typically make anywhere from $7-$14 per hour. As for the hours, they are totally flexible. You can choose which shifts you want to work each week and the shifts are broken down into half hour increments giving you optimal flexibility. You can even log in and work if you are not scheduled for some impromptu cash.”

More …

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s