50 Weird Ways You Can Make $50
Recycling wine corks, playing chess and driving new cars are just some of the ways you can earn easy cash.
Watch your web surfing
If you have a smartphone or tablet, the Nielsen Panel—yes the same people who monitor television ratings—will pay you $50 a year to keep its app on your device and browse the web like you normally do. The information it collects remains totally anonymous, according to the company. Don’t want to wait a year for your money? Try these easy ways to make money fast.
Save your dollars
Turns out, there are people who are looking to collect dollar bills with unique and interesting serial number combinations. Check out the list at CoolSerialNumbers.com to see if you have any of the bills that make their list and to find out how much collectors are willing to pay.
Be a friend
Looking to do something fun and meet someone new? Sign yourself up as a friend. Yes, you heard that correctly. RentAFriend.com is a site in which paying users can contact you to attend concerts, sporting events, family functions, VIP events, and more. Perks include charging up to $50 per hour and setting your own schedule. If you’re an avid online shopper, stop making this mistake that could lead you to spend more money.
Test drive a car
Want to try out a new car? You can earn about $60 when you pose as a potential buyer through an organization like BestMark. After you try the car and hear the sales pitch, you report your experience. Shortly after, the money is yours to spend as you wish. Check out these unexpected places in your house you might find extra cash.
If you’ve ever forgotten to pick up something at the store—or if you know someone who is homebound—you will understand the value of this. Using an app called gopuff, users can pick from a variety of convenience store items for delivery. But how do you make money? Delivering them, of course. The company pays $10 to $12 per hour.
Love chess? Awesome, because with this gig you can literally get paid for doing what you love. Use a tutoring site like WyzAnt to make $35 to $40 per hour teaching someone how to play chess. Even novice players can earn about $20 by showing newbies the ropes. If you’re still in school and don’t have time to tutor, just make sure you don’t pick one of these majors that won’t make you any money.
Get rid off your DVDs
In the age of Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and On-Demand, there may be no reason to keep that stack of DVDs. Make some cash by selling them to Amazon’s trade-in site. While you can’t get paid in cash for the goods, you can get paid in Amazon credit.
Get your side hustle on
Have some free time or a skill people will definitely pay for? Check out TaskRabbit and claim some odd jobs—from picking up dry cleaning to helping hang photographs on the wall. There are also tasks that require some administrative skills. The good thing about those gigs? You can do most of them from home.
Sell your hair
While you may not be able to sell body parts (legally), you can sell your hair. The right kind of hair can garner more than $100, experts say. You should use a professional hair broker to get you top dollar. Untreated, undamaged hair gets top dollar rates. Thinking about getting a trim before a vacation? Make sure you also know how you can make money on your trip.
If you know what to look for, the right metal will earn you money at scrap yards. While it may require you to get a little smelly and dirty, you could turn a pretty decent profit. Try these ways to boost your income without working overtime..