As inflation soars to the highest level in the last few decades, millions of people worldwide are looking for ways to make some extra cash in addition to their regular salary.
While some can afford to diversify their income sources by investing in stocks, cryptocurrencies, or rental properties, others actively search for side hustles that do not require one to start by putting some money in first – and using money-making apps is certainly worth considering. With options ranging from simplified freelancing to playing games, there’s definitely something for everyone!
Fiverr is one of those platforms everyone who has ever looked into freelancing as an earning option has heard of: design, marketing, programming, even astrology and cooking lessons – you name it, Fiverr probably has a project (or a hundred) ready for you to apply, complete, and earn. The name Fiverr means the prices start at $5 – however, the sky’s the limit since the complexity of gigs and the time they take to complete can follow greatly.
However… Did you know it has a convenient and simple-to-use mobile application, too? Available on both Android and iOS, it allows you to grow your exposure and response rate – which in turn will improve your ratings and chances of getting chosen for well-paid projects!
Never miss the golden hour? Always strive to hit that sweet spot of just the right amount of exposure and white balance? Taking pictures and selling them to stock photo platforms may be the perfect side hustle for you – and with simple-to-use apps for both Android and iOS, Foap might just be one of the most convenient options.
Currently used by more than 3 million people around the world, Foap offers companies and brands an unmatched selection of images and localized content. While the profit is split 50/50 between you and the Foap team, it’s a great way to monetize your hobby, as well as make the most of the photographs you’ve already taken and never shared with the world.
Your third-grade teacher might have laughed when you told her you wanted to earn your living by playing games. These days, however, she’s certainly not laughing: some Twitch streamers are out there making literally millions of dollars a month. However, this takes some serious dedication – and, of course, more than a tiny bit of luck.
Nevertheless, making a little extra cash playing games in their free time is certainly an option if you have an Android smartphone and download the Mistplay application. Offering game developers a chance to test their creations on a massive audience, they reward the users for playing and thus doing the actual testing. Why play for XP only when you can get actual money instead?
Being a full-time secret shopper might sound fun… Until you see the huge reports they typically have to fill and notice just how minuscule some of the details you have to remember and report are. In some cases, they can even include things like the temperature of the store and the cleanliness of its windows!
Luckily, with apps like Field Agent, you can sign up for similar but way smaller gigs – such as taking a picture of a certain product’s positioning on the shelf or reporting on the pricing in a specific store – and earn money on the go. For some tasks, you might only be required to fill out a survey without actually visiting any stores: manufacturers are just as curious about your actual shopping habits and the products you buy and use at home.
If you’re a pet lover, pet sitting might sound like a perfect side hustle for you: you get to hang out with furry cuties AND get paid for it. Nevertheless, finding your first clients might be challenging: not only does marketing your services take time and know-how, but most pet owners aren’t particularly fond of the idea of leaving their pets with just anyone.
The Rover app solves this issue by connecting pet owners with carers (which they perform an identity verification check on) and offering the Rover Guarantee, which includes 24/7 support and up to $25,000 in vet care. The app is currently available on iOS and Android.
Those who are good with earning less as long as there’s little to no actual work involved should definitely check out Honeygain – an internet-sharing app that’s currently available on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS.
This deal is especially attractive to those with unlimited or generous internet plans, whether Wi-Fi or mobile data. Once you sign up and install the app on your device, simply leave it running in the background* – Honeygain will generate passive income by sharing your excess internet bandwidth!
* Unless you’re using it on an iPhone: iOS doesn’t allow background activity for most apps, only excluding ones that play music or use location data. Nevertheless, Honeygain iOS has a power-saving mode that dims the screen, making it perfect to use at night.
It’s hardly surprising that Upwork – one of the best-known freelancing platforms worldwide – offers apps for its iOS and Android using freelancers to help them manage their projects on the go. Whether your specialty lies in accounting or information technology, Upwork has dozens of relevant offers on its Talent Marketplace at any given time: all you need to do is browse them, submit proposals to the ones you find appealing, and complete them in time.
The app includes handy communication features for you to be able to quickly connect with your clients at any time, including sending attachments. Just make sure you download the right app: Upwork also has a separate one for the clients to order projects on!
If you’re looking for ways to make some extra cash on the side, using mobile apps is definitely a great way to go. With so many different options available, there’s an option for everyone – and you can start making money right away!
Have you tried any of these money-making apps yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Start today and see just how much extra money you can bring in each month!