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While you are building your affiliate marketing business, you might need to find a way to fund your lifestyle. There are many options from taking surveys to driving for Lyft or Uber. Here are some easy ways to make money fast.
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Quick Table of Contents
- Make Money Taking Surveys
- Work for TaskRabbit
- Sell Plasma
- Ebates [Rakuten]
- Upwork or Fiverr
- Uber and Lyft
- Deliver Food and Groceries with Rideshare apps.
- Rent Out Your Vehicle
- Unclaimed Property
- Sell Your Gift Cards
- Product Reviews On Youtube
- Affiliate Marketing Income
- Sell Your Photos On Shutterstock
- Dog Sitting
- Review Music
- Review Calls
- Transcribe Audio Files
- Mobile Video Surveys
- User Testing
- Engage with Websites
- Review Apps
- Become an eBay Reseller
- Get Paid to Make a List
Make Money Taking Surveys
It’s easy to get started making money taking surveys. Survey Junkie makes it simple.
- Build out your profile and get matched to surveys
- Complete your survey and earn virtual points.
- Add up your points and cash them in for e-Giftcards or cash via Paypal
Based on your interests, you take surveys and get paid for your opinions. Send in your opinion on products. Get paid via PayPal or check.
More Paid To Take Survey Companies
- Inbox Dollars
- Survey Club
- Earning Station
- VIP Voice
- Pinecone Research
- Panel PayDay
- IPSOS I-Say Panel
Work for TaskRabbit
Start Tasking and Earn money your way.
You get to use your skills and earn money by helping people with their everyday to-dos.
You can earn money putting together furniture, hanging artwork, changing air filters, cleaning a home, helping to move someone, providing personal assistant work, shopping, delivering or picking up items, yard work and more.
No, I’m not kidding. You can find a location near you and get paid to donate plasma. It’s a thing.
You can make around $20 to $50 per donation. Simply go to google and type in “where can I sell my plasma” and find locations near you.
You can be a beta tester and give feedback on products. You will participate in in-person or online research and provide your opinion.
Respondent reports that is has paid $2,343,324 + to respondents. The average interviews are 30 minutes long. And the average pay is $140 for an hour.
I know, I know, where do I sign up?
Check out Respondent here.
Simply register with Ebates and use the cash back. Keep an eye and watch for their big bonus days. Some days you’ll get double cash back, some days are all 11% back. Any time you shop online, check Ebates first.
There is no requirement or cost to you.
Also, with the chrome extension, it will remind you when there is a cash back opportunity for you to click.
I get checks every month.
Also, when you refer ebates to other people. you will get a referral fee if they sign up using your link.
Upwork or Fiverr
You can provide services and make money online working at home doing computer work for others. You can act as an hourly virtual assistant doing graphics, marketing, administrative processes, build websites and more.
You can list the tasks you have. You work for yourself and control your own hours.
There are a few companies that you can sign up with including Upwork and Fiverr.
Uber and Lyft
Such a quick easy way to make money right? I can’t tell you how many times my family and I have used Uber and Lyft [My code is LORI43426] while traveling and at home. And most of the drivers I speak to share with us what other jobs they have. Most are using Uber and Lyft as a side hustle.
There are certain automobile requirements and background checks to get started.
Quick get up and go and get paid to take food to someone that ordered online.
- Uber Eats
- Instacart (Up to $30 per hour reported)
Rent Out Your Vehicle
I had no idea this existed until I was considering selling my truck and began chatting with my friends on Facebook. Someone suggested I hang on to it since it was paid for and rent it out on TURO!
The car has to be reliable to sign up and you must be over 18. You can negotiate with Turo.
Get Around is also a website where you do peer to peer car rentals.
You could cash in by finding out if you have any unclaimed property out there. I was skeptical when I first heard about this. Then, I googled Unclaimed property and found the US.gov website verifying the website. I found my local branch and I found 8 rebates, overpayments, refund checks etc. posted under my name.
Look up your name or your business and if you find any unclaimed property, you will verify your identity and mail in a form to claim.
Mine happened to be hundreds of dollars. Should I tell my X-husband he has one in there for over $1000?
Sell Your Gift Cards
At Cardpool.com you can actually sell your unwanted gift cards. While you won’t get full face value based on what the gift cost, you’ll get a percentage of the card. And if you aren’t going to use it, or would rather have cash, Cardpool is a way for you swap your gift cards for cash.
Product Reviews On Youtube
How easy is it these days to whip out your phone and make a video? Look around your house at your electronics, your kitchen appliances, your television, your vacuum cleaner.
Making product reviews with feedback on how you like them or how to use them is how a lot of people are making money as a side hustle or full-time income.
In order to monetize a youtube channel, you’ll need 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time. Watch time is other people watching your videos or other videos they click through directly from your video they were watching originally.
While working within a niche is great, just making product reviews around the house is how many get started.
I love watching one YouTuber who compares dupe products she gets on Amazon to the real thing.
You’ll find people reviewing everything from makeup to subscription boxes to clothing. In fact, I even do it.
Affiliate Marketing Income
You earn affiliate income when you promote someone’s product or service. This is typically done through a code or link. When someone clicks the link, it’s tracked and you earn payments for the click, lead or sale.
My personal favorite? Software! Software subscriptions are recurring and that means I get paid every month when my referral pays for their subscription again (or annually).
I earn 6 figures in software affiliates each year.
This is done through Youtube, Podcasts, Blogging, E-mail Lists, and Social Media.
You can start a niche website, a product review channel, or become an ambassador or a particular product or service.
With software, it’s easy for me because I’m a trainer. Because I’m a natural teacher, hosting webinars, writing blogs, and making youtube videos is second nature.
You can learn more about Affiliate Marketing here or in my course at Ballen Academy.
Sell Your Photos On Shutterstock
If you love photography, this one might be for you. Shutterstock will pay you a couple of cents to a couple of dollars when your image is chosen for use in their platform.
You can earn commissions from your own photos.
Here Rover! Register as a dog sitter and get paid to babysit dogs. Earn $80-$100 per night (approximate) for spending the night with a furry new friend!
MusicXray.com will pay you through PayPal to give your opinion on music. Companies and industry professionals upload music. You listen and give your feedback. They have many styles of music.
Your review gets you paid.
With Humanatic you get paid for reviewing calls.
“This call is being recorded for training purposes”.
You’ve heard that before right? As a reviewer, you can make money by listening and reviewing the calls. You are paid via PayPal. You can earn $1 to $4.50 per hour based on your skill and accuracy. This is not big money, but it’s a way to make money if you are at home anyway.
Transcribe Audio Files
You can earn as much as $29 to $39 per hour listening to a podcast or video or interview and transcribing it. You must great at typing. This is done through Rev.com which is a service I actually use to have my videos and podcasts transcribed!
Mobile Video Surveys
We talked about surveys at the top of this article, but did you know you could get paid for doing mobile video surveys?
You record your review or answers to their survey.
Check out Mindswarms.com and become part of the “study” and earn $50 via paypal for completing a study.
You test new websites. The idea is that you record your experience using the website. You’ll have permission to be critical so they can improve the user experience.
Click on Get Paid to Test on Usertesting.com and earn around $10 per test. These are around 15-20 minutes.
Engage with Websites
Postloop pays people to engage with websites. Posters earn 7 cents per post that make a post loop. You earn points which you can exchange for PayPal cash.
You test features on phones. You download the app and try it based on the requirement from FeaturePoints.com. You earn points and can then get gift cards and Paypal cash.
Get paid to play games!
There are other websites that will pay $1 to a few dollars to write reviews. Websites like Myappaware.com require you to purchase the app and then they refund you.
Make sure you read the terms of each website.
Become an eBay Reseller
Bottom line, you find great deals and you sell them for a profit on eBay. Poshmark is also a great place to resell fashion.
You can start off really inexpensively with some basic lighting, maybe a backdrop and some nice bags and brand stickers.
Get Paid to Make a List
Are you a list maker? Then listverse might be for you. Their website claims to pay $100 for accepted and published lists. I did a bit of research on this. Some gave positive reviews, others said it took forever to get paid and some said they didn’t get paid.
You’ll need to do your own research on this one. Maybe I will too!