These days, it is easier than ever to make extra money in your spare time. It is also more important than ever since the global economy is starting to slow down. Stretching your dollar and making some on the side will be crucial to getting through some lean times.
It may sound like a get rich quick scheme or some kind of scam, but there are a lot of ways to make money by using your phone. Some are passive, and some less so but they are legitimate.
In this article, I will go over some of those ways so you can make a few extra dollars per month.
Use shopping apps
Coupons are nothing new. I remember my grandmother clipping coupons from the weekly flyers that came in the mail.
These days the concept is the same, it’s just we are using technology to save money when we shop. There are apps like Ibotta that will give you cash back when you shop through their app and buy things you were going to buy anyway.
There are coupons that you can get by signing up for SMS messages and plenty of sites can send you alerts to your phone when a product goes on sale. This is a great way to save money or even make a little over the course of the month.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency can be a bit risky to invest in, but it could be a good way to make some extra money.
There are many apps for your phone where you can buy and trade Bitcoin. And you can also buy some to use as a currency to purchase things online or even in stores that accept it. Paying with Bitcoin has one big advantage that can help you make some extra money.
When you buy it, it can increase in value until the time you use it. In theory, some of the things you buy can end up being free if the coins increase in enough value from when you bought them to when you use them for purchases.
Sell your stuff
Sure, you could have a yard sale and get rid of all the stuff you don’t need, but using a yard sale app on your phone is much easier. You only have to haul your stuff out when it sells.
With a yard sale, you have to take everything out and put it in the yard. Then go around making flyers so people know to come by and then you have to bring anything that doesn’t sell back in.
With an app, it is much simpler and less work to do. You also usually make more off of your stuff as there is less haggling. You are more tempted to accept a low ball offer when you have a yard sale than when you use an app.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to making money with your phone. In less passive ways, you can also use your phone to work for Uber or even work for a delivery service. All in your spare time.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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