Apps That Can Help You Make Extra Money

January 28, 2019

For anyone that is strapped for cash, look no further. Whether you are in college and desperately need extra money for exciting weekends with friends, or need a little more funds to help pay off credit cards, these apps will help you make a little more dough. Start your moneymaking journey here and use these apps to bring in the cash.


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This is an easy way to make money online by selling used items like clothes, shoes, and accessories. All you have to do is take good pictures of the item you want to sell, describe it, and list it on your profile. Likes and comments will appear in no time! The best part about it is when you get a sale, Poshmark directly sends you a pre-paid, pre-addressed label that you place on a post office box (which are free) so you can send the item on its way! Then, the cash is yours through Paypal or your bank. Try Poshmark for both iOS and Android today!




This app is for more adventurous and trustworthy people. Since Airbnb launched in 2009, it has helped more than six million people across 90 different countries find a place to stay for any occasion. To begin, create a profile (it has to be verified to ensure safety) and send a message to the host to book instantly or submit a request for a later booking. The host can utilize a spare bedroom for extra cash for a complete stranger. While this sounds questionable, Airbnb offers users a good alternative to a pricey hotel.





This app is essentially just like Wag. The process revolves entirely around taking care of other users’ dogs by walking them, boarding them at your house, or doing drop-in visits to make sure they are happy and healthy while the owner is away. The app includes a thorough background check to make sure there are no scammers or individuals who could potentially harm pets. Once the profile is accepted, you are ready to get booked by your first client and make money! For most users, this is the perfect job because you get paid to work around animals all while having fun and exercising. Most users also stated that this is their main source of income, so it is definitely possible to make good money. As a sitter, you can set your own rates of the services you are able to do (the app takes out 20% of what you make to keep the app in cycle). Try this app today and make money while playing with dogs!




This app is a simple way to make extra cash simply by picking up groceries and delivering them to people who are too busy to go to the stores or who live farther away their store. As a personal grocery shopper, you are responsible for the shopping and making sure that nothing is damaged while being delivered to the customer. The rate of pay will depend on the size of the order and the distance traveled to the store and back to the customer’s house. Tips are also included which definitely incentivises deliverers to take their jobs seriously. Most people who have used this app said that they make an average of $15 per hour, so this app is legitimate if you need to make extra money fast.


Whether you are hard up for cash or want a little more money in your savings account, these apps plus hundreds more will help you! Financial stability is often people’s New Year resolution and with these apps, that goal is achievable! Here’s to a good money making year and good fortune!


Hailey Foster, 19,  is a rising sophomore studying journalism and media at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She loves to watch old Hollywood movies in her free time, especially Breakfast at Tiffany's, her favorite and go-to.


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