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Make An Extra $500 This Month With These 18 Side Jobs

Who knew making some extra cash could be so simple?

Who couldn’t use some extra cash, right? We’ve scoured the web to find you side jobs that’ll help fatten your wallet.

To make the full $500 you will have to accomplish multiple side jobs on this page. Hypothetically, let’s say you open a second bank account and make a quick $250, start delivering groceries twice a month to add another $50, be an automotive mystery shopper every other weekend and make around $120, and then in your downtime fill out some TV surveys and make up to $95, totaling to approximately $515! And that’s just using 4 out of 18 side jobs.

Here are 18 low-effort side jobs to help bring in some extra dough this month.

1. Help Doctors Find A Cure

Do you suffer from a health issue? You may be qualified to help doctors find a cure while you earn some extra cash at the same time!

According to The Penny Hoarder, here are a few of the health issues that have paid research opportunities tied to them:

  • Migraines: Those who suffer from migraines can participate in local research studies and earn up to $350.
  • Psoriasis: Your participation in this study will only require you to take online surveys, earning $5-$100!
  • Arthritis: If you suffer from osteoarthritis, find out of you qualify to participate in this study, and earn up to $1,000.

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2. Free $10 Amazon Gift Card

Who doesn’t want a free $10 Amazon gift card? Get your free $10 Amazon gift card by signing up for MyPoints (it’s free), and use the MyPoints portal when you shop online (because online shopping is a “side job,” right?!). The portal is connected to thousands of stores such as Walmart, Amazon and Target, to name a few. Spend $10 at one of their connected stores, and you will receive 17,500 points, which you can redeem for your free $10 Amazon gift card!

3. Become An Uber Driver

Becoming an Uber driver is a quick and easy way to make some extra money! Uber allows you to be your own boss and schedule flexible hours. As an Uber driver, you keep 50-80 percent of everything you earn (Uber doesn’t release the exact percentages, and the percentage the company keeps depends on the city, length of trip, etc.). According to The Penny Hoarder, you must be at least 21 years old, have at least 3 years of driving experience, an in-state driver’s license, a clean driving record and pass a criminal background check. In addition to this, your car must be registered in-state, be covered by in-state insurance and be a four-door car model.

Ready to hit the open road and start a career with Uber? Apply here.

4. Sell Your Old Stuff

Have some old books, jewelry, furniture or collectibles lying around? Clear out some clutter and make some extra cash by selling them via the online estate sale site Everything But The House (EBTH). The folks at EBTH will handle all the details, and they boast 3-5 times the profits compared to traditional sales. Learn more here.

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5. Open A Second Bank Account

I know you’re probably thinking, “Why would I do that?” Some banks will pay you to open checking or savings accounts. Take a look at this list to figure out which banks pay you to open an account with them!

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6. Simply Download An App

Many companies will pay you to download their apps, including: SavvyConnect, MobileExpressions, Smart Panel, Nielsen Mobile Panel for ages 45+ and Nielsen Mobile for iPhone users, to name a few. The best part is the money doesn’t stop at the download; you’ll be compensated for every month you keep them installed. Now that’s an app worth your time!

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7. Participate In Healthy Activities

If you are already an active person, or maybe you need a little motivation for your workouts (guilty), download Achievement and start earning money today! Connect Achievement with other workout apps that you already use to earn money for completing healthy activities. Once you reach 10,000 points, you can choose to receive $10 in cash or an Amazon gift card.

There’s no limit to how much you can earn, so get going, get active and make some money!

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8. Deliver Groceries

If you’re already the designated grocery shopper in your household this side job will be an easy task for you. Earn up to $25 an hour to deliver groceries to those in need of your help! Download Instacart and sign up to become a grocery delivery driver (see if Instacart is in your area). To apply, you must be at least 21 years old with reliable transportation. Start making extra money today while helping others at the same time!

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9. Sell Your Smartphone Photos

Consider yourself an expert smartphone photographer? Download the free app Foap and turn your smartphone photos into quick cash. Here’s how it works, upload your best photos to Foap’s marketplace and wait for someone to buy the license to your photo. Photo licenses are sold for $10, and you make $5. Each time your photo is licensed, you receive $5, so that $5 could add up pretty quickly!

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10. Watch TV

Why not make some money while you are watching TV? Be a money-making couch potato! We know surveys aren’t everyone’s forte, but how about a survey that will pay you $95 to fill it out while you’re watching TV? Check out Vip Voice and Ipsos Panel, a few of the only legitimate paid survey companies.

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11. Sell Your Coupons

Are you a coupon guru? Sell your extra coupons or the ones you won’t use on eBay. People will pay crazy amounts for a coupon that they just have to have (think seasonal events like Black Friday). You’ll have to pay a seller’s fee, but it could definitely be worth it.

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12. Download the TaskRabbit App

Download the TaskRabbit app and start picking up tasks today! TaskRabbit’s current price floor is $14 an hour so you won’t have to worry about being paid below minimum wage. According to TechCrunch, jobs generally range between $15-25 per hour, and most clients end up paying $40-60 per task!