32 Ways to Make Money And Avoid The Typical 9 to 5

Categories: Tips & Tricks

Everyone is looking for ways to make money other than the typical Monday - Friday, 9-5 ...Well, look no further.

Not only are these real options, but they really work! Check them out and let us know what you think!

1. Give Your Opinion to Make $100+/Month

Usually we wouldn't recommend filling out surveys to make money, but if you're just chilling on the couch, why not?

VIP Voice and Ipsos Panel are some of the only legimitate paid survey companies out there.  They are even rated an A+ with the Better Business Bureau.  Some of their top end surveys can pay upward of $95.00.  

2. Stop Deleting Your Emails

My new secret weapon is called Paribus — a tool that gets you money back for your online purchases. It’s free to sign up for Paribus. Once you do, they will scan your email archives for any receipts. If it discovers you’ve purchased something from Amazon, Target or one of the other 16 retailers listed on their website, it will track the item’s price and issue you a refund anytime there’s a price drop!

3. Get $5 From Stash to Start an Investment Account

Investing money could be a great way to make money, but most people believe it's restricted to an elite wealthy few.  Stash is different. This app lets you start investing with as little as $5 and for just a $1 monthly fee (the first three months are free).

4. Become an Uber Partner Driver

As an Uber contractoryou’re responsible for setting your schedule and motivating yourself to work — no one is keeping tabs on you. You get 80% of everything you earn as a driver (Uber keeps 20%). 

5. Surf the Internet

Did you know that Swagbucks will pay you for making searches on your computer or phone? Swagbucks is powered by Yahoo search so it’s the same results you normally see,plus they give you a free $5 just to sign up! It's not a ton of money, but who can complain about making money?

6. Help Doctors Find a Cure

NASA’s sleep study at the Johnson Space Center in Houston paid participants $5,000 per month to stay in bed.  Click here for more info.

7. Get a Free $10 Amazon Gift Card 

Here’s how to get a free $10 Amazon gift card that you can use to buy groceries (or anything for that matter):

  1. Sign up for MyPoints here using your email or Facebook account (it’s free).
  2. Use the Mypoints portal the next time you need to shop online (it’s connected to thousands of stores including Walmart, Amazon, and Target).
  3. As long as you spend $10 at any of those stores, Mypoints will reward you with 1,750 bonus bonus which you can redeem for a free $10 Amazon gift card.

8. Get Paid to Go on Top-Secret Missions

Like any respectable PI, you get paid for your investigative footwork. Pretending as an adult is looking better and better! Using your phone’s GPS technology, the app will prompt you for information from places you’ve visited in the past few weeks, as well as places it detects you’re visiting right now.

It even has missions you can accept and complete in the future. For instance, it might prompt you to go to your local Walgreens and snap a photo of the seasonal display.

Super fun, right? And you’ll earn valuable gift cards for Amazon and iTunes while you’re at it. Unfortunately for iOS users, this opportunity is just for Android right now.

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