I’ve been tallying up how much I made in 2018 on my side hustles, and I thought that I’d share. I don’t work on all of these every day. Sometimes, there are tons of hustles to do, and sometimes (like in the summer), there aren’t too many opportunities. Part of side hustles is rolling with the punches. When there aren’t any side hustles to earn money, the name of the game becomes all about saving money.
Let’s start with Smartphone apps, since they are pretty passive income for me. I’m not as much into them as a lot of other savers. The truth is, I don’t shop at most mainstream grocery stores, so apps like Savingstar and Ibotta aren’t very useful. And we don’t eat a lot of pre-packaged stuff any more.
- Fetch Rewards: $25
- Ibotta: $42
- SavingStar: $10
- Checkout 51: $25
- Receipt Hog: $20
- Dosh : $60
- Drop: $20 Drop is a newer app. I just started using it a few weeks ago.
Cashback Shopping apps:
Misc. (apps, sites, programs that don’t really fit in any other category)
- Smart Panel: $80
- Ohm Connect: $275
- Field Agent: $365
- SBKC: $120
- Research Studies: $750
- Amazon’s Mechanical Turk: $65 – I didn’t do a lot of work on MTurk this year, but it is a great way to earn cash or Amazon GC’s.
- Rebates: $275
- Misc. Secret Shopping: $400
Total: $3013 Not bad for someone who always has a three year old in tow!
I’m always on the look out for new hustles and opportunities to make extra money.
Talk Back- I’d love to hear about any side hustles or ways you make money on the side!