Easy Ways to Make Money

****UPDATE (6/19/2016) IS IN THIS COLOR FONT****

 

As a high school student, I am always looking for quick ways to make money. Some of these are not necessarily money, but points that can be redeemed for gift cards – which are just as useful. Here are 4 ways on how to make money:

1. My favorite– Shopkick

Shopkick is by far my favorite, and I have a lot of fun with it. Shopkick is an app that is basically a scavenger hunt. When you walk into participating stores you open the app and receive anywhere from 30-60 kicks for these “walk-ins” (depending on the store).  Using the app you can also do “scans” (this is where the scavenger hunt comes in). There are many different items on the “scans” list, anywhere from a specific cat food to cheese to lipstick. The items on the list are different for every store, and change often. Usually you receive 10 kicks for finding and scanning the item, but it can go up all the way to 25. The last thing you can do is “receipts”. All you do is buy an item from the receipt list then take a picture of the receipt as proof of purchase. Receipt scans offer way higher rewards, usually around 150 kicks. By now, you are probably wondering what you get for these kicks. The kicks can be redeemed for gift cards. For example, you can get a $5 gift card to Starbucks for 1,250 kicks or a $10 gift card to Sephora for 2,500 kicks.  You can also pick the amount of that’s on the gift card. So a $5 Nike gift card for 1,250 kicks or a $50 Nike gift card for 12,50o kicks.

click here to register for shopkick — this link will take you to the shopkick website. It will ask for your cell phone number to text you a link to install the app. Shopkick never texts/calls your phone number. Just needs it for verification and for you to redeem kicks to get your gift cards.

2. Swagbucks

To be honest, swagbucks is probably my least favorite easy-money-making option. I think the concept is great-  get swagbucks for taking surveys, redeem swagbucks for gift cards. The only thing is that the surveys are pretty timely. Despite the time it takes, I thought I would include swagbucks because it can be fun and a great thing to do when you are bored or in need of gift cards.

click here to register for swagbucks –this link takes you to the website where you sign up with your email or through facebook.

 

3. ibotta

I literally just got ibotta today, so I have barely used it. Ibotta is an app. Similar to shopkick, you get rebates on things you buy by taking a picture of the receipt, and it gives a list of participating stores. The great thing about ibotta is that the items you need to purchase to get rebates are things you buy anyway. So it’s things like buy a Juicy Juice product, get $0.75 or but Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen, get $2.50 back. Another great thing about ibotta is how user-friendly the app is. It is so easy to navigate and find items you can get rebates on. So once you get enough rebates ($20 minimum to be exact) you can redeem your money. To get actual money, you link your pay pal or venmo account to ibotta. If you don’t have either of those or don’t want to link it, you can redeem gift cards. Currently, there are only 8 gift card options- Best Buy, Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Sephora, iTunes, express, and regal. Personally I don’t have a pay pal or venmo, so I will be redeeming giftcards. 

click here to register for ibotta and don’t forget to use my referral code to get $10-  uisinuj

 

4. Selling your old stuff

Well, this may not be the easiest or fastest way to make money, but it certainly does make money. Using websites/apps such as ebay, mercari, or poshmark, it is now easier than ever to sell your old things. Whether it’s clothes, shoes, or makeup you never opened, someone somewhere may want to buy it. Also using these websites, you can buy things for cheaper. This obviously doesn’t make you money, but it can certainly save you money. I highly recommend searching for things you want to buy on these sites before buying full price. You never know when the exact thing you wanted will be on one of these sites at a discounted price.

There are apps for all 3 of these websites. Links to the sites are down below.

click here for ebay –sign up with email

click here for poshmark — sign up through facebook, google, or email

click here for mercari –mercari works best on the mercari app

 

 

That’s all for now! If I discover more great ways to make money I’ll update this post. Comment down below any great ways you know of to make money. Don’t forget to like this post, follow my blog, and share my site with friends!

Thanks for reading!

–Audrey

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