by Lauren Yagla
Do you want to earn money without actually having to go to work?
This idea might sound like a dream, but it can actually become your reality. There are many different companies with apps and websites that will pay YOU money to use their technology while taking care of responsibilities that you already have, like shopping, buying groceries, or browsing the internet.
Yes, that's right. You can earn money without changing ANYTHING. Let's take a look at some of the ways you can bring in some of this easy-to-earn cash.
If your idea of a perfect day is one spent shopping with your best pals, you'll want to learn how to make money off of these adventures. There are many apps and websites that will PAY you to shop. All you have to do is download the app or create a profile on the website, and then get to shopping. These are some noteworthy websites that will pay you while you shop:
- Swagbucks - You can earn gift cards or get paid on PayPal when you shop on this popular online platform. They include many retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, and Macy's.
- Dosh - Link your credit card to your Dosh account to earn cash back when you shop at participating retailers and restaurants.
- Ibotta - This smart app allows you to plan your shopping trip and earn AS you shop by scanning the barcodes of purchased items.
- Shopkick - Earn 'kicks' that can be converted into cash when you are shopping by scanning barcodes, referring friends, and walking through stores.
Websites that perform consumer research will pay you to watch videos on YouTube. Swagbucks and InboxPounds are two websites that will pay you money to watch videos and complete surveys about your watching experience. To boost your earnings, you can also pick up a few related tasks on these sites.
Browse the Web
Swagbucks, the shopping app mentioned earlier, will also pay you money to browse the internet. By simply permitting the app to track you as you search the web, you can earn gift cards for many popular stores, like Walmart and Amazon. These companies use this information as market research to inform advertising practices and trends.
Use Cash Back Credit Cards
Do you use credit cards to make most of your purchases or book travel? Many credit card companies offer a cash back incentive to get people to partner with them. Many credit cards offer cash back benefits for 1%-5% of your purchases, including:
- Blue Cash Everyday by American Express
- Bank of America Cash Rewards
- Chase Freedom Unlimited
- Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa
- Discover it Cash Back
- Citi Double Cash Card
Use Airbnb to Rent Your Home
Do you have a guest room in your home? Do you live in a popular city? Consider listing your guest room on Airbnb to make some extra money on the side. If you are comfortable with having guests in your home, this can be a lucrative stream of residual income.
There are actually sites that will pay you to simply watch TV. Sites like Inboxdollars and Cashcrate will pay YOU to track the TV you watch and the video games you play. You don't have to change anything about your habits to earn cash. After you complete hours of TV-watching and game-playing, you will need to fill out a survey to provide basic information about your experience. And that's it.
Adding another stream of revenue has never been so easy!
There are many different websites, apps, and companies that will pay you to do exactly what you are already doing. Choose one, create a profile, and enjoy the perks without having to change one thing about your lifestyle.