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5 Apps to Help You Earn Extra Money

5 Apps to Help You Earn Extra Money

5 Apps to Help You Earn Extra MoneyMost people think of their cell phone as an expense rather than a source of income, but what if you could turn that perception on its head?

You might be able to actually make money with your phone, provided you download the right apps.

The five apps listed below will allow you to make a bit of extra money on the side with very little effort required on your part.


This is an app that makes it easy to sell your old stuff. Most American have too much stuff laying around the house anyway, so why not turn that unwanted stuff into cash?

By using this app, you can simultaneously pad your bank account and clean out your house. You aren?t going to be able to make money on this app forever ? you only have so much stuff to sell ? but it is handy when you come across something that you simply don?t want anymore.


If you like to respond to surveys as a way of making your opinion known, you can get paid for doing so through this app. Once you download the app, you will be able to find out which surveys you qualify for, and you can make money in exchange for your time.

You certainly shouldn?t expect to get rich with this kind of app, but it is a way to turn idle time on your phone into money.


This is one of the more interesting apps in the money making space. When you use the QuickThoughts app, you will be sent on ?missions? to obtain information about businesses and their performance. Usually, this means taking pictures of specific locations inside of a store.

By using the technology you already have in your pocket, you can make some money in the form of iTunes or Amazon gift cards while running the errands you would be doing anyway. Not only is this a quick way to bring in some revenue, but it might actually be kind of fun.


Okay ? so this one requires a little more than just downloading an app. However, if you would like to use your car as a money maker, you can download the Lyft app and get started as a driver.

No doubt you have already heard of the ridesharing business, as Lyft ? and Uber ? have become huge in recent years. You can work when you want, and you can work as much as you want. Don?t expect this kind of work to turn into a six-figure income, but it can certainly supplement your other income sources nicely.


Most Americans should be better about saving their money. This app can help you do just that. This means it can help you to make money in the long run. Stash is an easy way to get started in investing. It gives you the choice in selecting between a number of portfolio options. By adding a small amount of money to your investments periodically, you can see nice growth over time.


Have you ever used any of these apps to make extra money? Which ones are your favorites?


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4 Ways to Fit a Side Hustle into Your Crazy Schedule

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mountains-665199_1280One of the biggest reasons people decide not to side hustle to make extra money?is because they don?t think they have time to fit a side hustle into their schedule.

Honestly, I think this is just an excuse for most people.

When I started my online side hustle last year, I was already working a full-time job for 40 hours per week, a part-time job for about 10 hours per week, and trying to sell products for a pyramid scheme for about 2-4 hours per week.

I also worked on my parents? farm and volunteered on a couple of different boards in my community. Somehow with all of that going on I also managed to grow my online business from $0/month up to about $2,000/month in a year.

Here?s how I fit a side hustle into my crazy schedule, and you can too.

Decide You Want To

The first thing you have to do before you start clearing time in your schedule for a side hustle is decide if you really want to do it. If you don?t want to have a side hustle or don?t need to have a side hustle, that?s great too! But if you really need or want the extra money (and other benefits) of having a side hustle, you need to commit to it before you get started.

Look at the ?Book Ends? of the Day

I honestly can?t remember where I read this, but working during the ?book ends? of the day is one of the best ways to fit a side hustle?into your crazy schedule. By waking up early or staying up late after the rest of your family has gone to bed, you?ll be able to work in peace on your side hustle, or other things that need to be accomplished.

This strategy will also allow you to spend time with your family and friends while they are awake and available so they don?t begin accusing you of working too much, or the dreaded ?you?re a workaholic? phrase. 😉

Give Up Time Sucks

There are so many ways we waste time each day. For instance, the average American spends about five hours per week watching television. Just imagine if that time was devoted to a side hustle that paid $25 per hour instead of a time suck. You could be earning an extra $125 a week or $6,500 a year!

I always say that if you have time to watch TV, or surf Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Insert Social Media Here then you don?t have a reason to complain about not having enough time for productive activities.

Make it Temporary

One of the biggest things that kept me going when I was tired and it got hard was telling myself that it was only temporary. Shortly after starting my side hustle I decided I was going to work hard so I could make it my full-time job. This meant making temporary sacrifices, like working the evenings and weekends, so I could succeed.

One year after I started my side hustle, I?ve quit my full-time job, my part-time job, and I?ve nearly escaped from the pyramid scheme I joined and I?m now working my side hustle as my full-time job.


Do you have trouble finding time for a side hustle? When do you work on your side hustle? Do you use any of these techniques to find more time in your crazy schedule?


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