These days more and more people are finding that they aren’t limited to a single source of income. With all the unique money-making opportunities available, many people are finding that they can earn a few extra hundred dollars a month by thinking a little outside the box.
While all of the opportunities listed below are legitimate ways to make some money, it would probably be unrealistic to expect to make a full-time income from any of them individually.
So check them out and let us know in the comments which ones you like best and earn the most for you!
1. Get paid using your iPhone (or Android)There seem to be many apps popping up that pay you to do simple tasks like taking a picture of a menu, or taking a picture of yourself drinking a Starbucks, or verifying that a road is closed — you get the picture. Here are a few that I found:
2. Complete jobs on Zaarly.com
Zaarly is a website that connects those offering random services (like walking a dog, being a personal assistant for a day, giving guitar lessons, etc.) with buyers who are looking for those services. I would suggest checking out some of the ideas listed on the site and sign up and offer those services as they are in demand.
3. Teach English (or other language) classes online
Did you know that English speakers are in high demand in Asia? As a result many are turning to freelance English teachers using websites like Italki.com. The site is basically a virtual online classroom for freelance teachers and students. Anyone can offer lessons (and set their own price), and anyone can take lessons. From a quick scan, it looks like making $15 to 20/hour is a fair expectation.
4. Make money by viewing ads on your Android lock screen
I’ve been trying out this Android app called Locket that puts ads on your lock screen and pays you for each time you unlock your phone.
I’ve been using it for a few days now and have made about 3 bucks thus far, so it isn’t huge, but at the same time, I didn’t really have to do any work to earn the money.
If you are interested in seeing how it works, here is a quick video review that you can watch for more info.
5. Sell your service at Fiverr
Fiverr is a website that allows you to sell your service for $5. There are all kinds of crazy things people are offering and getting paid for on there — like taking a picture holding a sign, recording two sentences in an Irish accent, recording a video singing a certain song, and even prank calling a friend all for $5. So if you have a little creativity, there are some fun ways to make some money on the side.
6. Rent out your car for $10+ an hour
I just recently heard about RelayRides.com, which allows you to either rent or lend your car to others — and get paid in the process. If you live in a big city, this could be pretty profitable.
Matthew Lesko wearing question-mark attire
|Born||May 11, 1943 (age 75)|
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
|Known for||"Free Money" Books|
|Spouse(s)||Wendy Schaetzel Lesko, Roberta Kleinstein, Leila K. Kight|
|Children||Max and Morgan|
Matthew John Lesko (born May 11, 1943) is an American author known for his publications and infomercials on federal grant funding. He has written over twenty books instructing people how to get money from the United States government. Widely recognized for recording television commercials, infomercials, and interviews in colorful suits decorated with question marks, Lesko's signature fashion also extends into his daily attire and transportation, earning him the nickname Question Mark Guy.
Lesko grew up in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Lesko received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, then went to Vietnam as a navigator for the U.S. Navy. When Lesko returned he earned a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from American University in Washington, D.C.
In 1975, Lesko quit his job designing computerized information systems and co-founded Washington Researchers with his then-wife Leila K. Kight.
After a slow start, Lesko hit upon the idea of sending out a professional newsletter telling people how to get free information. The newsletter started bringing in clients, and by 1979 Washington Researchers employed 30 people in its Washington, D.C. office.
As sidelines of business, Lesko began publishing directories for those who preferred to do their own research, such as the Researcher's Guide to Washington, and conducting seminars on the types of information then available from the government.
Lesko was able to interest publisher Viking in his idea to publish a directory of government information sources in 1980. That book, Getting Yours: The Complete Guide to Government Money, was published by Viking's Penguin subsidiary in 1982.
He claims to have researched government grants for over 25 years.
Matthew Lesko's company, Information USA, has published several reference books including:
All of his books claim to contain information about how to get free money from the United States government.