Ah, the struggles of being a student. You’re broke but have no time for a crappy part-time job. OSAP barely covers tuition, let alone rent. So of course you’ll take any opportunity to earn any amount of money, right? For those desperate times, here’s a list of ways you can earn enough money through technology to afford brunch next Saturday.
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Watch short ad clips to get spins on the blue and yellow wheel. Spin the wheel for a 50% chance to win anywhere from $0.05 to $100! You can also challenge other Qriket users to win cash. The minimum amount for cashing out to PayPal is $25. Use the referral code 5FAA33 for 25 free spins upon registration!
Do you often shop online? If your answer is yes, you need to join Ebates! This is a website that offers cashback for online purchases with 650+ companies. Just make sure that you go to your shopping location through the Ebates website in order to get your rebates!
Swagbucks works by giving you SB points for random things you do online, including surveys, watching videos, shopping (cashback), and playing games. The minimum cash out amount is 100SB ($3), and you can redeem gift cards for a selection of stores.
4. User Testing
If you don’t mind recording yourself speaking, you should become a user tester. By recording your screen and your voice, you capture live reviews of websites and apps while following a series of commands. Each website/app test earns you $10 for about 20 minutes spent. You also have to pass a demo test in order to qualify.
This app is similar to User Testing, except that it’s based on live chatting rather than recording videos. You start out by answering questions to set up your profile, which gets you matched with companies. You sign up for interviews to speak to a company representative about product reviews or experiences. You can earn $10+ per gig, which usually last 20 to 30 minutes. Use the referral code crystal0018 to receive up to $10 bonus cash for your first interview!
You can make being a “freelance tour guide” a thing. Showaround matches tourists to locals for tours of the city. As a “local”, you can set your own hourly rate, plan the tours yourself, and choose what types of tours you want to give (food & dining, nightlife, shopping, etc.). If you know your area well and are willing to put in some effort, Showaround is a great way to learn some legit money.
Are you one of those people who have an odd and inexplicable interest in taking surveys? Check out MintVine. When you earn at least 1000 points, you can cash out your earnings to your PayPal account or redeem a gift card.
There are people all around the world who are looking for language tutors. If you speak a foreign language (or even English!) fluently, apply to be a Preply tutor! Your responsibility as a tutor is to hold Skype sessions with your tutees and help them practice having conversations in the language you’re teaching. All you have to do is sign up and set up your profile.
Do you know any other ways to earn some extra pocket cash? Let us know in the comments!