If you’re like us, you wouldn’t mind making a little spending money on top of your regular job. But, if you’re still like us, your days of shoveling a neighbours’ driveway for five dollars are long behind you. What if we told you there was a way to make some extra cash, all just by using the phone in your pocket? Would you say it’s too good to be true?
Tech expert Avery Swartz says it isn’t – in fact, she brought us a list of five apps that pretty much anyone can use to earn a few dollars to save up for that new pair of shoes you desperately want. Download them to your smartphone, and before you know it, you’ll be making money – even on your days off.
Love dogs and cats? You can make money by dog walking, pet sitting, doing pet visits, or boarding dogs or cats. Booking and payment take place on the app to increase security and trust. There’s $1-million in insurance on the system, and 24/7 support, including vet assistance.
If you’re handy with a hammer, snow shovel, or paint brush, you could make money doing odd jobs on Jiffy. Jiffy is an app for people to book quick, small jobs around the house. Jobs are sent directly to your phone, you accept, and then bill the client through the app. It’s free to join the platform – Jiffy takes a small percentage of each job you bill through, so you only pay for jobs you choose to take on.
From car payments to insurance to parking fees, car ownership is expensive. Consider renting out your car by the hour (when you’re not using it) with Turo. Turo is a peer automobile rental platform – like Airbnb, but for cars. You’re protected by CA$2-million in liability insurance, and each traveler is pre-screened. Turo also has 24/7 roadside assistance to help car renters.
This is couponing on steroids! Download the free Checkout51 app, and check the special offers for savings every week on grocery items. Mark which ones interest you, and then go shopping at any store you like. Buy the items you indicated in the app, and snap a photo of your receipt. When your receipt is approved, Checkout51 credits your account. After you accumulate $20 in the system, they’ll send you money.