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The best part? You get to put a smile on someone’s face — and you get paid to do it. Though exact wages will vary, Instacart Shoppers can earn as much as $20 per hour. If you committed to a typical 40-hour workweek, your compensation would come in at just under $40,000 per year (without taking into consideration expenses like gas and wear and tear on your vehicle).
Scrapping (recycling), line sitting (if a popular event is happening), daily labor forces, panhandling, “living” sign spinners (holders) wash (anything), yard work, some illegal (mild like getting pot) stuff – oops my bad, got on a roll, and just to eat….ask anyone entering a fast food joint if they will use your buy “whatever” get one free coupon so you can eat.
The companies listed here are legitimate and are generally considered safe to use, but be cautious of scammers in this business! Some of these websites are very popular and reputable, such as SwagBucks, which boasts an A+ rating from the BBB. Others are less known and have poor ratings — such as InBoxPays — yet are reviewed positively elsewhere on the web. You can still make money with these sites, although more care is required.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to make money online is to do surveys. You can use sites and apps like Swagbucks, Survey Junkie, or Opinion Outpost to fill out questionnaires and get paid in cash or other rewards, like gift cards. However, it can take a while to find a survey that’s a good match for you, and you may need to make a certain amount before you can get your payout.
Worth noting is that Postmates doesn’t even require that you deliver by vehicle — a bike will do. Better yet, there are no startup fees or time commitments with Postmates and all you’ll have to do is pass a basic background check to get started. Once Postmates verifies your identity, they’ll send you a delivery bag and a prepaid card (in the mail) that you’ll use to purchase delivery items.
Use your skills to do day labor. Post an ad online or on a bulletin board offering to do odd jobs or sign up with an employment agency that specializes in temporary work. You can also go where other day laborers meet and wait for employers, such as building contractors, landscapers, homeowners and small business owners. Common odd jobs people need day laborers for include: