These days, there are so many ways you can make money and most of them, you’ve probably never considered. Some of them may require a small initial investment, and others you can get started on with things you have laying around your home. This listicle provides you with details on twenty things you can do to start making money that you’ve probably never even heard of before.
Search Engine Evaluator
Companies such as Lionbridge and Leapforce are always looking for people to evaluate search engines. While the work may not be regular, you can make around $15 per hour by evaluating search engine results based on their accuracy and relevancy.
When website developers want feedback on their work, they use companies to help in the “get honest feedback” from the general public. Registering with a website such as UserTesting allows you to be contacted when you’re part of the ideal demographic.
House sitting is becoming very popular these days. There are many websites that list people looking for house sitters, though there may not be many if you live in a particularly rural area.
Rent Your Parking Space
If you live in a particularly built-up area where parking can be a struggle, you can rent out your parking space to people working in the area. Or if there’s a big event coming up in your city, you may be able to rent it out for just the day.
Sites like RelayRides allow you to rent out your car to people visiting where you live. You can choose to rent it out for days, weeks, or even months. This is a great way to make money if you’re not going to be needing your car for a while.
Don’t fancy the idea of other people driving your car around? Maybe you could drive them around yourself?
How well do you know your local area? If you think you’re up to the task of showing people around, as well as answering any questions they may have, you could make money as a tour guide.
Clean Homes in you Area
If you’re good at cleaning and you enjoy it, you could start posting flyers in your local area. Who knows, maybe one day it could grow into something big!
Tutor on a Subject You Know
If you’re qualified to talk about something you know well, you could make money from tutoring students. This could be either online or in the flesh.
Running errands can be a lucrative moneymaker for you, if you know where to look. Sites such as Task Rabbit can help you connect with people who need stuff done.
Flipping Items on eBay
If you spot something at a local thrift store that’s reasonably priced, you could make a profit by selling it on eBay. As long as you’re buying products that are desirable, you can generally turn a small profit on eBay.
When shopping online, there are a number of cashback websites, such as Ebates, that allow you to earn cash back on goods that you purchase. This is particularly handy if you do a lot of online shopping already, but could also save you money on things you purchase from physical stores.
Becoming a Virtual Assistant
Organized people with decent computer skills may be able to get a decent living out of becoming a virtual assistant for a busy business owner.
While there’s no guarantee that you’ll win anything, using competition websites could end up with you winning something worth a decent amount of money. This can be done in your spare time, with as little or as much of your time invested in it as you see fit.
Become a Mystery Shopper
Some companies are always on the lookout for mystery shoppers to ensure that things are going as they should in their stores or franchises. The best part about mystery shopping? You get to keep what you buy and get paid for it.
Download the Walmart App
You can save even more on your shopping by downloading the Walmart app to your phone. You scan your receipt, and the app searches all sales in your local area, before issuing money to a giftcard if you’ve missed out on any savings.
Online rewards sites, such as Swagbucks, can present you the chance to earn gift cards for simple things such as watching short videos or taking surveys.
Paribus can help you save money by looking out for items that are reduced in price after you’ve purchased them. A lot of places offer to refund you should a product be reduced shortly after you buy it. But, unfortunately, not many people bother to check.
There’s a small part of the Internet that has a deep interest in purchasing old shoes or underwear. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, you could always find a local buy that pays a set price per kilo.
Find Apps That Pay you to Use Them
While it may not be life-changing amounts of money, there are apps that will pay you for your continued usage. If you’re already using a similar app to track your physical activity, for example, why not use an app where you’ll get paid for doing so?