Sell CDs and/or DVDs. Back up your collection on a computer or external hard drive, then sell the original discs. You’ll make quick cash and save space at the same time. If you have prized collections (boxed sets, limited-release editions, etc.), sell these individually for what they’re worth; otherwise, sell your discs very reasonably (remember, your potential buyers can also get the exact songs they want instantly by downloading them for buck or less apiece). Even for a mere $4 each, a sizeable collection of CDs can haul in a tidy – sum.
Each day, Swag IQ hosts live trivia games. The host asks 10 multiple-choice questions, which will progressively become more difficult. If you can answer all 10, you’ll split the day’s prize with the other winners — we’ve seen prizes around $1,000 a day. If no one wins, it’ll roll over to the next game for an even larger jackpot.
If you are proficient at typing with at least 45 (preferably 60) words per minute, companies are looking for efficient data entry specialists. DionData Solutions is always looking for home-based vendors to add to their database. And, you can also look on the other freelancer platforms and individual company websites as well.
I figure a few readers will be sitting in a pub saying, “I need money now,” while reading this post on their smartphones. If that happens to include you, check out my previous post on sneaky bar bets you’re sure to win. You could have a small pile of cash in front of you in the next few minutes.
Design web images. By pairing good aesthetic sense and the use of design or photo-editing software, you can make and sell background graphics for social media pages, web logos, or computer icon packages. If you know or are willing to learn computer programming, seriously consider making web pages; programmers may be easy to come by, but programmers with an eye for beauty are another thing altogether.
You can join one or all of these sites depending on how many survey opportunities you desire about a variety of topics from product and reviews, political opinions, or sharing your daily habits. It’s possible to earn up to $75 per survey that can be redeemed for cash or gift cards. And, some sites will automatically enter you into a quarterly cash giveaway that can result in an even larger paycheck.
You can list it as often as you want and can list it to be by the night, week, or month. Airbnb offers a $1,000,000 guarantee to protect you from any kind of property damage that may be caused by guests.
If you don’t want to sell anything, but have some things of value you can part with for a while, you can always pawn them and get them back later. Be aware though, that pawnshops charge interest of 3% to 25% per month, so this is not a cheap way to borrow.
It’s easier than ever to make money from home. Whether you freelance for a larger company, answer surveys in your free time, or launch a home-based business, the options are nearly endless if you put your mind to it.
Hi Carter, Unlike most people who have great app ideas, I’m on the other end. I have the funds to develop/create an app but not an idea (how unfortunate) lol. I was wondering if you could direct me to someone who is looking to have his/her idea developed into an app but is in need of the funds so we could partner up OR i could buy his/her idea.
Ask for overtime at work. Have a job that offers overtime? Let your boss know you’re interested in the opportunity. Meanwhile, it might be wise to let co-workers know you’re willing to pick up any extra shifts they don’t want or need.
OK – the first four steps of starting a blog, creating content, finding readers and building engagement with those readers are important foundations that you really do need to get in place before you’ll be able to build long term income for your blog.
Persistence and Commitment. You’ll need to have a good amount of persistence while pursuing freelance writing gigs. This business is subjective, and while one person may love your writing, another may not. Do your best to always produce good, solid copy and hold on to your commitment to do the best you can for your clients. Just by committing to do those two things, you’ll be miles ahead of your competition.
As per the report, The Economic Policy Institute breaks down how much Americans have put away.[1] Since you know that when the majority of people retire, you can subtract your age from that more significant number and check down what number of more years you need to work.
Yes, companies will pay you to install apps (or place ads) on your cell phone and leave them there. These apps often run in the background and track your spending/purchasing habits but if you’re not one to really care who knows what groceries you’re buying that week then this is seriously the easiest way to make upwards of $300+/year for no reason.
Casino dealer for corporate events. There’s also opportunities to do private parties. You can learn all of the games…blackjack, poker, craps etc on YouTube. You just need to invest in a nice pair of dress pants/skirt, a dress shirt, and dress shoes.
Ambition. If you prove yourself a good employee, there are opportunities for advancement in the ranks of call center employees. You won’t even have to give up working from home to take a promotion; team leaders, managers, and account managers can all work from home.
You don’t have to be an accountant or even really good at math to be successful in this business. In fact, all you need are decent computer skills and a passion for helping business owners tackle real-world problems.
Since mutual fund investing is less risky than investing in single stocks, it is not risk-free. You can see your savings grow in the long term as long as you can leave your money where it is and keep adding to it.
A few good ones to try are: Toluna, MySurvey, i-Say, Global Test Market, The Opinion Panel, YouGov, Panel Opinion, Pinecone, Valued Opinions, SurveyBods, PanelBase, Branded Surveys, Hiving,Opinion Outpost, Prolific Academic, Harris Poll, Mind Mover, New Vista, PopulusLive, iPoll.
Outdoorsy makes the whole owner-to-renter coordination process simple. Rather than placing your trust in a stranger, you’re renting to someone you’ve had a chance to chat with through Outdoorsy’s messaging platform, and who has passed Outdoorsy’s DMV background check.

Thanks for dropping a line. I’ve currently got my hands full and am not looking for any new projects. If you have an idea for an app and are looking to follow the system I use for development, you can check out my live webinar coming up:
Ellie, are you any good with social marketing and search engine optimization? You might approach your local chamber of commerce to let them know you could help small businesses with that aspect of their business for a reasonable price. Hopefully they can help you through it.
Almost anything can be sold on Craigslist from unwanted clothing and books to used cars and anything in between. Craigslist can be a good option to sell those “bulky” items that are too expensive to ship such as used furniture, appliances, and kitchen gadgets for items that still have cash value but no longer have a place in your home (or garage).
My sister in law regularly sells items on Etsy. She creates stationary and other decor and sells them. For the investment in her time and minor costs of crafting supplies, she’s able to generate a decent side income.
Monetize your site. Choose from several different strategies to monetize your website. You can have ads on your website and get paid when visitors click on them. Also, you can promote products, either your own or someone else’s, and get paid when people purchase.[12]
After you’ve installed this app on your smartphone for one week, you get to play an instant rewards game for a prize (everyone wins something). We’ve seen users win a $25 Amazon gift card, but some of the other prizes include iPads and Samsung TVs.
In absolute terms, you won’t pay that much for a short-term payday loan. A $100 loan might have a fee of $15 for two weeks. But as the FTC warns, that’s an annual rate of interest of 390%! If at all possible, try other options before relying on these loans, and don’t roll them over very often.