Wondering how to make a dollar stretch? Looking for other means to make money? Every college student makes the remark that they are worried about being too “broke” to afford the things they’d like to do–buying a new outfit, taking that trip once the semester ends, or taking off for the weekend for some fun. Even if you’re working while you’re a student, there are still other things you can do to make some extra dough for what you’re saving up for.
These apps will help you get some extra cash in your pocket.
Surveys On The Go
Want to get paid just for recording your opinions? This is a great app to do just that. Unlike most survey apps that record your surveys on a point system, Surveys On The Go will pay you that extra cash you’re looking for. Even by signing up and taking your first two surveys, you’ll automatically earn your first buck.
Once you’ve earned at least ten dollars from the app, you can redeem your money through Visa, PayPal, Amazon, and even Starbucks. It’s that easy. Most of the surveys you complete will range between one dollar and five dollar earnings, however, there are some that pay at least ten dollars or higher if you meet the qualifications for completing special surveys.
Google Opinion Rewards
Just like Surveys On The Go, another great survey app for earning some extra cash is Google Opinion Rewards. You’ll only earn up to one dollar for each survey, but the surveys take ten seconds to complete and there are many you can take.
Your payments are redeemed through PayPal and your answers to the surveys are always anonymous. When each questionnaire becomes available to you, you’ll receive a notification and a time frame for expiration will be listed. Having the flexibility to decide what surveys are best to take makes this app a must-have for anyone.
This app is a gamble, but it’s worth it for the extra cash that you could potentially win. You don’t even have to break the bank with Lottery Scratchers. You lose no money and you’ll receive over thirty different types of scratch-off tickets that you can access right from your phone.
Sure, there’s no guarantee that you’ll win the lottery, but have the free opportunity to test your luck is what makes this a must-have when you’re looking for other means to make money. This way you can go for the gamble without suffering the consequences you would in reality. It’s a win-win situation.
This app is a great way to not only earn extra cash but to also get in shape. If you have an Apple Watch or an iPhone, Sweatcoin converts your steps into points for rewards. This is a great excuse for you to work on your fitness because you’re not only bettering your fitness, but you’re also being rewarded for it.
Once you accumulate points in the app, you can spend the points within the marketplace for prizes, including wireless earphones, shoes, watches, and even PayPal cash. Additionally, you’ll receive daily bonuses that you can unlock for more rewards. This app lets you track your activity and your redemptions, and you can also connect with friends who are also using Sweatcoin. This is a great way for you and someone else to keep each other accountable.
Do you enjoy taking pictures? Are you an expert when it comes to Instagram and your content? This app is perfect for you, then. Get some extra cash by downloading Foap to sell your photos. Your photo collections can be sold to big brands like Bank of America and Pepsi through this app. It’s a great way to distribute your content through their partners and for you to create your own web portfolio.
You’ll receive fifty percent of the commission from what you sell and you’ll have the ability to connect with other photographers around the world. You’ll receive feedback from other users and you also have the ability to give feedback in return. The best part of this is that you can upload the photos straight from your phone. The cash you earn will be redeemed through PayPal and it’s a great way to earn some street cred for some of your masterpieces in the process.
If you’re the type of person who loves to eat out and shop until you drop, Mobee is for you, my friend. This app allows you to earn rewards by giving feedback to establishments and businesses. All you need to do is download Mobee and search the map of the area around you for “missions.” Your goal is to frequent select places in your area.
Look at it as if you were going undercover. You’re making purchases and unlocking achievements to earn points. Nothing flashy is involved, you don’t need to be a professional food critic. All you need to do is answer some simple questions about the establishment you are visiting. Eventually, you can redeem your points for prizes and gift cards that you can use for Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and others.
The biggest mobile marketplace for local purchases exists within Offer Up. It takes thirty seconds to upload a photo and list an item that you’re looking to get rid of. Worried about interacting with someone dangerous? Fear not. Offer Up contains reputation and safety features for protection.
There are thousands of new postings daily and you message buyers and sellers securely on the app. It’s also super easy to browse items you’re interested in by categories and locations. You have the option of picking items up that you’ve purchased or you can have it delivered to you. It’s a safe way to do business and make extra cash.
Like these other apps on the list, Ibotta is free. You can earn real cashback from online purchases or in-person purchases. The app tracks expenditures from essentials, groceries, and retail. Ibotta works with many leading businesses like Walmart, Kohl’s, Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Walgreens, Costco, Petco, Trader Joe’s, Best Buy, Lowe’s, eBay, and others for rewards and specials.
It’s a super simple process to use the app. All you need to do and search for offers, shop, take a photo of your receipt, upload the photo, and get the cash earnings through PayPal, gift cards, or even directly into your bank account. Even just joining the app will get you twenty dollars as a welcome bonus. You can’t go wrong with Ibotta.
Do you plan on downloading any of these apps for extra cash? What are some other apps that have helped you financially? Let me know in the comments section!
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Scott Hill is a former middle school educator and current poet with multiple self-published collections. He has a degree in English Literature and Psychology from the University of Houston and resides nearby where he can be seen tending to plants at his job, snuggling with his dog on the sofa, or spending time with loved ones. He enjoys whiskey and wine nights and loves writing about other poets, personal life experiences, mental health, food, and sometimes Taylor Swift. Feel free to follow him on Instagram @scotthillpoetry!