Last updated: October 15, 2018
Technologies opened the gate to new opportunities in different sectors of our economy. We are putting more and more faith in technologies, in order to accomplish our daily tasks that they are becoming part of our daily life.
One way to embrace technologies, it’s by keeping yourself updated with new trends and finding ways to withdraw benefits from them. Here are some technologies that can help you with that car payment, your monthly rent, or just extra income for your monthly expenses.
Let’s start the list with the not so obvious companies like Uber. Let’s instead select a group of random companies where you can easily start making money in your community and at your spare time.
VIPKID: If you enjoy teaching, you get paid to teach Chinese students online. Flexible hours and good pay rate.
Magic Ears: Teaching online jobs for native English speakers from US and Canada.
QKids: It’s an online teaching portal for kids ages 5-12. You get paid by teaching online English classes.
Tutor.com: You make money by becoming a tutor. The website offers different subjects to teach at different school or college levels.
BOXFiSH: You get paid to have discussions and engaging conversations with Chinese students, ages K-12. Interaction happens on a smartphone or tablet. No computer needed.
Driving, Food Delivery and Grocery Shopping
Instacart: With Instacart you can start earning money in no time. You can work as a driver by delivering the grocery to customers when they order. You can also make money as a shopper who is the person inside the grocery store getting the order ready for the driver.
ScooBeez: You earn money delivering items to customers. You pick up the item from an Amazon fulfillment center and deliver it to customer. You do not need to use your own vehicle or your own gas. Vehicle and gas is provided for you.
Uber: The largest and most popular ride sharing company in the world. You make less for ride, but the demand is higher. It becomes better for drivers during the holidays and late night because the demand is higher and the amount you earn per ride is greater. Uber also has other opportunities to earn money, like Uber Delivery where you can deliver flowers, packages, mail, grocery, etc. Get a $500 bonus!
Uber Eat: A service from Uber, it is easier to get into the delivery service than ride sharing service, because of less requirements.
Lyft: Drivers earn more money with Lyft than other ride sharing companies. Lyft is one of the first implementing tips and giving 100% to the driver. If you sign up and get 200 rides in 60 days, you get $700 bonus.
Opoli: Opoli offers door-to-door rides. Specifically going to the airport, concerts, shuttle service, and group events. It’s a new way to generate extra income. Opoli says that you “earn up to $75,000 annually by utilizing your car or a van you own”.
Gett: It’s a popular ride sharing in some major European cities and recently started doing business in United States. New York City is its first US city before expanding to others.
Wingz: This company provides scheduled trips to customers. The fee is a flat rate fee. They are more requirement to become a driver with Wingz, but better chance of making earning more money per trip.
Via: It’s a ride sharing service for regular commuters. You pick up several riders along the way like a vanpool.
Summon: It used to be InstantCab. Riders schedule pick ahead of time and the fare is flat rate. It’s popular to travel from metro areas to airports and major events.
GoShare: If you have a pick up truck, box truck, or a van; you can make money by making deliveries. The job could be moving a full house or just a few small boxes.
Lugg: It’s a moving company where you can use you track to move furniture and boxes. You can make money even without a track. You can signup as a helper.
Dolly: Use your track or your hands to make money. Dolly also has partnership with major retail stores and restaurants to deliver supplies and equipment on demand.
GrubHub: Restaurant orders delivery. Popular app in metro areas for people requesting meal delivery service. Good opportunity to make a few extra dollars delivering food.
Door Dash: Get paid to deliver restaurant orders to customers. You pick up the order at the restaurant and take it to the customer.
Postmate: Postmate says they deliver everything. You get paid to deliver meals, groceries, or packages.
Amazon Flex: It’s a delivery service from Amazon. You will deliver packages to their final destinations. The packages will come from an Amazon fulfillment center near you, where you will have to pick them up and deliver them to their final destinations.
Zeliver: The company provides same day delivery service to ecommerce and retailers’ customers. You get paid for delivering food and packages to customers.
Shipt: You get paid to deliver and/or purchase grocery.
UShip: You make money by moving goods from point A to point B. You partner with UShip by becoming a carrier.
Roadie: You make money by delivering items or pets during your trip. If you are going somewhere, Roadie will let you know if there are items or pets to pick up along your route. Just pick up those items/pets and deliver them to their destinations. The good thing is, there is not minimum vehicle standard. You can drive anything.
Scooters and Electric Bicycles
Bird: Bird rents electric scooters in some metro areas. Your job is to find some scooters, charge them overnight, and bring them back to a marked spot. You get paid for each Bird you charge.
Lime: You get paid to charge their scooters overnight.
Skip Scooters: Become an overnight charger and make money. Only available in select cities in US.
Rent Your Extra Car
Turo: It’s a rental company like no other. If you have a spare car that you want to rent. You list it on Turo and they take care of the rest. Depends on the car, you can make amount of money to cover your car payment. Turo provides insurance.
HyreCar: Another car rental company where you rent your own car to other people.
Child Care and Senior Assistant
Care.com: You get paid to provide services as a nanny, tutor, child and senior cares.
Zum: Get paid to transport children and to provide child care.
urbansitter: You get paid for babysitting. Work part-time or full-time. You make your own schedule.
Sittercity: Get paid to provide child care service.
Sitter: You set your own rate. You can work for a business or person.
Apps that Pay
Wonolo: It’s a job platform where job seekers and companies connect. Job seekers and find a single job or multi-task assignments. You can work as delivery driver, fulfillment and warehousing, clerical, teaching, cooking, cleaning, or other. Make sure to use referal code RAFAEL219 to receive $25 bonus on your first assignment. No code, no bonus.
Wag: Become a dog walker with just basic dog training and commands. If you love dogs and you are fit to walk a dog for several hours, you could be on your way of making additional income walking your neighbours’ dogs.
Handy: This app lets you provide your service in different professions like cleaning, handy work, furniture assembly, moving, painting, etc.
TaskRabbit: Get paid to provide services like moving and packing, home improvement, handyman, etc.
Airbnb: Rent your spare room or house to make money. Rent is for short-term for people on vacation. Make sure you know your city laws before renting.
VRBO: Vacation rental. You can money for renting your spare room or your entire house.
Zilok: You make money by renting anything. You set your own price and terms. One thing about this website is the accountability. There is no way to verify the person renting the item and the owner of the item.
FlipKey: List your empty room or vacation rental here and make extra income.
Homeaway: The largest vacation rental portal. HomeAway has over 2 millions properties listed, worldwide.
Lend Me It: Make money by lending the items you own and do not use everyday.
Appen: This company has different types of opportunities that include rating content on social medial and other work from home jobs. The paid could for task or hourly rate. Certain jobs require to pass an initial access before approval.
Leapforce: It’s a search engine evaluator. There is no cost to join and you get paid as soon as you pass the qualification process.
Lionbridge: You get paid to provide feedback on web pages, images, and other content.
Analysia: You get paid for testing companies’ websites. Yes, that simple. You get paid to navigate the websites and perform certain functions.
Start Up Lift: You get paid to provide your feedback on new company, product, or service. If you feedback is accepted, you get paid.
NexRep: Work from home jobs such as sales rep, tech support, and health industry.
TTEC: It lets you work from home providing customer and tech support.
Rent A Friend: Yes, it’s that simple. You can get paid to hang out with other people. Some people may need companionship for certain events and are willing to pay the right person to fulfill that task. You can set your own rate based on the occasion, hourly rate, or just a flat rate.
AccountingX: Work from home in the field of accounting. The company is hiring for bookkeepers, accountants, controllers, and financial professionals.
Supporting Strategies: The company provides virtual accounting and bookkeeping service to businesses.
Toptal: Highly verted virtual opportunities for the top talents in different areas.
Zirtual: Virtual assistant opportunities. Jobs are full-time or part-time.
Fiverr: Make money by providing your service online. If you do not have an expertise, you can easily learn one like helping completing immigration paperwork, taxes, accounting, admin work, coding, designing, etc.
Vehicle Decal and Wrapping
Wrapify: It pays to wrap your vehicle with advertising. You can wrap your whole vehicle or only portion of it.
CarVertise: You earn money by putting advertising on your car.
ReferralCars: You get paid to place a sticker on your car. You could get paid by commission and non-commission.