Getting extra cash these days is much easier than the old days. You do not need to establish a strong social network on the street to know which businesses are hiring freelancers with a good wage, and which area needs your skill the most.
Also, the available jobs for freelancers were also too unanimous, back then. Monetization seems to have just found its way to global economy recently. With the availability of the Internet and smartphones, people have utilized them to both seek and create money-making opportunities.
Here, you are going read about ideas for making easy money by using your smart-phones or your laptop.
Rent away your property
When you hear the word ‘rent’, maybe you have got startled a little bit. Renting business used to be complicated because you need to have a room that was totally vacant, and the marketing was also costly.
But today, with the hype of backpacking and light-travel, people all around the world are exploring more places and do not really care if they sleep in an in-house studio room. Guest-house business is flourishing everywhere, and their target market is as vast as international tourists.
Now look at your house, and see if there is space or a vacant room. If you find it difficult, think again about how often you read in the library, or the last time you host a sleepover guest.
If your library has been used the least, then it is the best candidate for rentals. Also, if you rarely host a sleepover guest, why not charging bucks to strangers who want to sleep in your guest room?
Airbnb has been famous in the rental business for providing easy access to landlords and fair profit share. Mobile Landlord is also another app that specializes in property rental. It does not only function to market your property but also to manage it.
If you do not like the idea of people sleeping over in your house, you can still deal in rental business, but in the working-space section. You can set a room that serves as an office, along with a phone line, proper Internet connection, and office stationery, and rent it.
Your target market is mobile workers and digital nomads. It has been a thriving business in Hong Kong, Bali, and South Korea. The three best Apps for this purpose are DesksNear.Me, LiquidSpace, and ShareDesk.
If rental is too sophisticated for you, or you do not have the resources for that, you can try doing surveys online and get paid. Of course, the money you will get might not be sufficient to serve as your main income. But for passive income, the filling out surveys is worth trying.
You need to own a smartphone to use iPoll. It supports both operating systems: Android and iOS.
What you need to do is fill a form about who you are, and the app will give you tasks to complete. The price ranges from 1 to 10 USD per survey. And it takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
MyPoints pays better than iPoll, 5 USD per survey, but it requires you to pay first for the membership. The app also offers you the chance of trying out some new games to earn points. And 700 points are worth 5 USD.
Selling photos & sharing contents
If you do not mind spending time editing photos and videos on your phone, below are two apps that suit you.
Loot requires you to be fluent in smartphone photography. The tasks come from popular brands, and they include taking photos and sharing content on social media account.
Each task pays you as little as 1 USD. And you need to have a PayPal account to withdraw the money.
What you do with Clashot is basically selling photos. The app pays you anywhere from 50 cents to 70 USD, depending on the quality of your photos.