1. Let Paribus do the heavy lifting and make up to $65 a year.
When you’re busy shopping, Paribus is busy working to get you better deals on already-made purchases. Paribus will request price adjustments on your behalf and the best part: it’s all automatic once you sign up. Paribus works with popular retailers like Target, Walmart, Macy’s, and more.
2. Rent out your driveway and make up to $225 a year.
If you’ve got a coveted personal parking space, driveway, or residential parking spot in a garage, you can make a buck or two from it. Just choose your schedule and your rate per day, week, or month. Rates will range from a couple of bucks a day to $50 a day in some areas (NYC, we’re looking at you). Some sites we’re liking:
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3. Surf the Web and make up to $85 a year.
4. Rent your Bicycle, Surfboard, RV, and Boat, and make up to $129 a week.
If you own it, you can rent it. With these peer rental services, you post your ride, and potential renters request to borrow it at a specific date and time. They then return the item, and you get paid (the company takes a portion of your earnings). How much you charge depends on your location and your ride, so compare your prices with those locally to ensure you’re competitive.
Spinlister lets you search their database for bikes, surfboards, and snowboards near you. Just contact the lister to request the date and time, confirm, and pay with your credit card to secure your ride.
Boatbound lets you rent out everything from your houseboat, 10-foot sailboat, or 90-foot yacht. Insurance is included in every rental, so you know this service is going to float your boat.
RVshare lets users reach millions of RV renters worldwide. You get to decide who rents your rig, and you set the price and availability.
5. Use a smartphone lock screen app and make up to $360 a year.
How many times do you think you unlock your phone every day? I’m pretty sure I move my finger across my screen at least 50 times to unlock it…and now I get paid for each swipe! All I had to do was download a free app. It’s literally one of the easiest ways to earn we’ve ever seen!
SlideJoy for Android
Fronto for Android
6. Scan receipts with Ibotta and make up to $200 a year.
Ibotta is an app that allows you to unlock cash rewards on great products from multiple stores. Buy the products you’ve unlocked at any supported store, verify purchases by scanning product barcodes, then submit a photo of your receipt. You’ll have the cash deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.
7. Buy with rewards credit cards and make up to $850 a year.
Rewards credit cards offer users benefits like cashback or airline travel points. The key is to pay off those cards monthly and look for the ones charging no annual fees. Last year alone I made $850 by charging anything and everything I could, from car repairs to roofing services. See the best reward credit cards of 2016.
8. Check into stores with Shopkick and make up to $200 a year.
9. Run CashPirate in the background of your phone and make up to $500 a year.
Download CashPirate, the free Android app that runs programs in the background and pays you for doing nothing! You’re paid in cash rewards and gift cards. iOS user? Try MI Media, which tracks your media consumption anonymously and pays you in exchange!