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We could all use a little extra money, but taking on a second job isn’t always possible. Thankfully you have the means to earn some extra income right in the palm of your hand! These ten smartphone apps allow you to turn your spare time or your unwanted belongings into cold, hard cash.

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Bookscouter: BookScouter makes selling textbooks and used books a snap, or should I say, a tap. Just tap the button, scan the ISBN code of your book, and find the best price you can get for your books.


Letgo: Sell your stuff quickly, safely, and locally on the free Letgo app. After you have decluttered your apartment, earn some extra cash by selling your unwanted stuff to people who need it!

Decluttr: One of the best ways to empty your apartment of stuff is by going digital with movies, games, music, and more. Once you have downloaded and saves all your media, earn some cash by selling the originals on Decluttr. The app makes it easy to sell your unwanted CDs, DVDs, games, and tech.



TaskRabbit: Put your freetime to good use, help out people in your community, and get paid! TaskRabbit connects people who need chores done with people willing to complete them.

Fiverr: Fiverr allows freelancers to find quick jobs to customers around the world. Originally services were all priced at $5, but the platform now allows freelancers to charge up $500 for a project.

Uber and Lyft: If you have a car and a valid driver’s license, you could make some extra money driving for Uber or Lyft. These apps connect people needing reliable transportation with locales willing to drive.

Amazon Flex: Ever wonder how Amazon gets products to your door so quickly? You could be the way! Amazon Flex delivers make $18-25 per hour delivering for Amazon, but the program is only available in select metropolitan areas so far.



Foap: You are already snapping pics with your smartphone, why not get paid for it? Download the Foap app, upload your photos and make them available for purchase here on Foap Market. Each photo sale earns you $5, and you can sell the same photo an unlimited number of times.

Mobee: Mystery shoppers get paid to shop! Download Mobee to streamline the process of finding mystery shopper opportunities and getting paid.

PerkTV: Be honest, how much of your day do you spend watching videos on the internet? What if I told you that you could get paid to do just that! Earn points by watching videos on Perk.TV and then redeem them for useful gift cards.



There you go! Ten apps that can help you earn a bit of extra income without having to take on a second job. Side jobs can bring a lot of success, too. Be ready to look into renting a luxury apartment to match your new bulging wallet!

What is your favorite way to earn some side income? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Melinda Francis says:
    Thanks. I am a 55 year old artists illustrator,and on SSD,and SSI. I think these apps are great to earn extra income. I will probably try Task rabbit or Amazon Flex. Thanks for the great tips.

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