3O IDEAS TO EARN FREE MONEY RIGHT NOW
Do you want extra cash but hate the idea of overtime? Well you’re in luck!
The internet has opened a whole money-making market that you can benefit from right this second. It sounds unbelievable- but below are 30 proven ways to make cash now.
And don’t worry… we’ve done our research! These are reputable and reviewed sites that are proven to pay out.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 5 APPS THAT MAKE YOU PASSIVE INCOME
- THESE SIGN-UP SITES WANT TO GIVE YOU MONEY
- GET PAID FOR THINGS YOU ALREADY DO
- YOUR IDLE ASSETS CAN MAKE YOU MONEY
- HOW TO GET MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT
5 APPS THAT MAKE YOU PASSIVE INCOME
Passive income is a stream of wealth you don’t really have to work for. It’s cash that can slowly add up to hundreds of extra dollars each year. You could save that cash for a dream trip or gifts for family and friends! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Check out these apps now!
Powered by Capital One, Paribus is an app that monitors prices and gets you money back on any price drops. You can even get compensated for late deliveries!
#2 NIELSEN COMPUTER & MOBILE PANEL
This app holds an A+ rating on Better Business Bureau.
You simply answer some registration questions and earn rewards for using the internet. You can make up to 50$ a year.
#3 DROP REWARDS
4.7 stars and 21.3K ratings in the app store.
Drop requires you to link a credit/debit card to redeem points on your everyday purchases. You can earn points from using sites like Uber and exchange those points for gift cards.
Also if you want to save big on purchases like Apple computers, jewelry, suits, etc, I recommend checking out Groupon!
This app holds a 4.5 rating with over 17,000 reviews in the Google Play Store.
Get cash back on your purchases by linking a debit or credit card. Get paid out by sending money to your bank account or PayPal. Unlike Drop Rewards, you can even donate your earnings to a local charity organization.
An A+ review on Better Business Bureau.
Savvy Connect receives market research by evaluating your web history. They also stress identity protection and will pay you for referring your friends and family.
THESE SIGN-UP SITES WANT TO GIVE YOU MONEY
This may not be obvious to you, but sites will pay you to sign up for them. They’ll also pay you to do small tasks like submitting a receipt or referring a friend. Here are a couple great ways to get started!
A more popular site with over 13 thousand reviews and a solid 4.0 rating.
Swag bucks let you watch videos and fill out surveys for money or gift cards.
#7 PERSONAL CAPITAL
Track your personal and financial life with Personal Capital. It’s 4.8 rating is a testament to how easy Personal Capital makes managing your financial life. Just link a at least one investment account or IRA to get started.
#8 MY POINTS
It only takes minutes to sign up for My Points. Get access to survey’s, videos and special coupons. With an A rating on Better Business Bureau, safely cash in your reward points for travel miles, gift cards or PayPal cash.
#9 INBOX DOLLARS–
If you aren’t using Inbox Dollars, then what are you waiting for? Inbox Dollars has over 57 thousand reviews and with reason. There are tons of was to earn cash- play games, answer surveys, shop online and even watch videos.
I’ve had great success with this site in the past. It’s almost 5 stars on the app store and they even offer a 10$ sign up bonus.
After getting your free 10 bucks just look for offers and upload your receipt to earn cash back. They have tons of approved vendors, so you can shop at your favorite stores!
Ebates has one of the easiest registration processes and will award you with 10$ once sign up is complete.
Earn money while you shop online and take advantage of their special coupon offers. Receive 25$ with every friend you refer so share the love!
You can receive up to 40% cash back when you shop with one of their retail partners. Seriously, there are 5,000 stores to choose from! That means 5,000 places to earn money back.
You can get paid with gift cards, PayPal or direct deposit. Befrugal holds an A+ rating on Better Business Bureau so you can shop with confidence.
#13 VINDALE RESEARCH
Okay, so you’re only going to make 1$ for signing up with this site but that’s still better than nothing. And you’ll get access to hundreds of surveys daily.
GET PAID FOR THINGS YOU ALREADY DO
You could be earning cash just by opening a web browser! Swag bucks rewards you for using the web. I’ve gotten paid through PayPal and have also cashed my points in for gift cards.
#15 GET A CASH BACK CREDIT CARD
You may have one of these in your wallet but is it helping you get money back? Get a credit card with benefits and start earning cash back on everyday purchases. Some credit companies will even offer up to 5% cash back- just make sure you use it responsibly! My personal favorite are Chase Cash Back Cards.
#16 FIND A GREAT CREDIT CARD SIGN UP BONUS
Signing up for sites isn’t the only way to get money. Credit cards companies are now offering awesome bonuses for applying! Chase bank is known for its generous bonuses of up to 150$. You may have to reach a certain minimum deposit before unlocking your reward.
#17 PLAY TRIVIA WITH SWAG IQ
Start playing trivia on your phone with Swag IQ and earn cash back. Download this app to start competing with other opponents. The better you do the more rewards you’ll have to cash in for gift cards.
#18 GET A BANK BONUS
Deposit the money you get from the tips above into a new bank account and get a big bonus! Okay… so some banks will have a minimum amount of money that needs to be deposited before dishing out your bonus but it’s usually easy to hit. Now that sounds great, right?
You can even double your earnings by finding a bank account that offers interest for storing your money. Find your perfect bank at Even Financial.
Even Financial is a free search engine that can help you find a bank with the highest interest rate in your area. All you need is your Zip Code- no other personal information- and you’ll get results. I’ve had great success finding a bank that paid way over the national average on their savings account with Even Financial.
YOUR IDLE ASSETS CAN MAKE YOU MONEY
Cash in on the things you already own! It’s a fast, simple way to get ahead in your financial life. Here’s how:
#19 EARN MORE INTEREST AND AVOID FEES
Take a closer look at your banks fees and make sure you shop around. Banks can sometimes be relentless and charge you for everything. Think: overdraft, ATM fees, account minimums…. The list goes on.
You need to find a friendly bank that will reward you for depositing your money! Look for high interest rates and no annual fees. Make it easy with Even Financial. (Learn more at tip #18)
#20 RENT OUT A ROOM ON AIRBNB
Nowadays, Airbnb can be a rewarding way to make money. You don’t have to live in a travel destination or hot spot to find successes. You just need a spare bedroom and killer hospitality skills. (However, it never hurts to live near a major city)
#21 RENT OUT A CAR ON TURO
This may be unusual, but if you have a nice car highly consider this option. Turo provides you with up to 1M in liability insurance, so your covered in an emergency. If your still skeptical, they do allow you to use your own insurance and ask for a bigger portion of money up-front from the renter.
#24 UPLOAD YOUR STOCK PHOTOS
This is a great option for photographers! Use the photos you’d be taking anyways and upload them on sites for others to buy. It’s a great way to make passive income.
#25 GET PAID TO GET FIT
Lose the muffin top and make cash! Healthywage makes you a part of a weight loss team that motivates you to work out. The better you do, the more money you’ll make. If you have trouble holding yourself accountable, then this could be an option for you!
#26 SELL WHAT YOU OWN ON CRAIGSLIST
Hold a virtual garage sale and pawn off your stuff on Craigslist. It’s a great way to connect with a large audience.
#27 SELL OLD ELECTRONICS ON GAZELLE
Send your outdated electronics into Gazelle and get paid for them.
HOW TO GET MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT
This may not the first place you’d usually look for extra cash… but it’s worthwhile!
Look at some ways the government can help fund your financial goals.
#27 FILE AN AMENDED TAX RETURN
You could be missing out on hundreds of dollars from missed tax deductions. Look at your filed tax return and regain those missed earnings! This is not the quickest way to get paid, but you will eventually get your money.
#28 FIND UNCLAIMED MONEY
Unclaimed money could mean a paycheck you forgot to pick up or a government refund you never received.
There are tons of sites that claim to find your unclaimed money, but make sure it’s reputable. Missingmoney.com is a trustworthy way to get back what is yours.
#29 FIND UNCLAIMED PENSION FUNDS
If you can’t keep track of how many jobs you’ve held within the past few years, then you might want to consider this. Pension funds are accounts started by your employer and can easily be forgotten if not kept track of. There are plenty of reputable sites that can help you locate your forgotten about money.
#30 GO TO SCHOOL WITH STUDENT AID
Increase your future earnings while earning money to get your degree. You can visit, Federal Student Aid to explore more ways to earn money and an education. There are plenty of options for financial assistance!