39 Ways to Make Money Without Getting a Real Job

Wondering how people make money without ‘real jobs’? With the internet, apps, and a little talent, anyone can make money without having a typical 9-to-5 job. If you’re looking for a flexible job, take a look at these ways on how to make money without a job.

Our top recommendations are below, but don’t forget you can double up on many of the jobs below to earn even more!

The best ways on how to make money without a job:

  • Drive for Instacart
  • Deliver with Postmates
  • Design and sell t-shirts, mugs, and more for businesses
  • Sell your skills online using platforms like Fiverr
  • Become a dropshipper through Amazon’s FBA program
  • Get paid to pet-sit with Rover
  • Rent out unused space in your house to other people’s stuff with Neighbor

How to Make Money Without a Job

1. Drive for Instacart

Driving for Instacart is pretty straightforward. You shop for groceries and deliver them to the customer who ordered them.

Sign up to drive with Instacart here.

You will get a request through the Instacart shopper app when you are online and looking for work. You will have the choice to accept or decline any of the requests.

If you accept it, you’ll be in charge of driving to the specified store, shopping for the groceries provided in the order request, and then delivering them to the customer within a certain time frame.

We interviewed Instacart driver Chris, who has been driving for Instacart as his main job since the coronavirus decimated his earnings with Uber and Lyft.

Now, Chris is regularly averaging $25 an hour working as an Instacart full-service shopper.

Chris is loving the fact that he’s not putting nearly as many miles on his car and has become very familiar with local stores, increasing his ability to shop and therefore earn more money.

Avoid all the beginner mistakes by watching out Instacart Shopper Training: 7 Mistakes Beginners Make with Instacart below!

2. Drive for Postmates

Driving for Postmates is similar to Instacart. You’ll be sent to grocery stores, liquor stores and more to go shopping for customers, then deliver their orders directly to them.

Depending on your market, you’ll be provided with a Postmates card to be used when purchasing the goods for the customer. This will be sent to you as part of a welcome kit.

In order to start, you’ll need to pass a background check as well as set up your account including a selfie and bank information for your earnings to be directly deposited into.

It typically takes just a few days to be approved and about a week to receive your starter kit. With coronavirus, Postmates drivers are now reportedly earning more than ever.

Popular YouTube vlogger Kory Mann shares how she only drives during lunch and dinner hours (aka ‘peak hours’) and regularly earns $1,000 in one month in the video below. You can also read our article on Postmates Driver Pay for additional information.

Get started with Postmates here.

3. Drive for DoorDash

DoorDash delivery focuses mainly on delivering food ordered from restaurants to the customers. With this app, customers make the payment directly within the app instead of the driver “shopping” and “paying” for the order themselves.

It’s possible to pick up multiple orders so that you can make more in a shorter period of time. For DoorDash, you’ll need to pass a background check and will need a vehicle for making the deliveries.

DoorDash drivers we’ve spoken to say they’re currently earning $20-25 an hour, and highly recommend driving during the weekends, dinner hours and especially when the weather is bad outside to maximize earnings and bonuses.

Make even more money with DoorDash by watching our video 5 Things New DoorDash Dashers Should Know to Make More Money below:

Sign up for DoorDash here.

4. Drive for Uber (when it’s safe)

Uber is a rideshare app where people request rides to go from one location to the next. When you drive for Uber, you’ll be shuttling passengers to their desired location. The number of people you can transport and how much you will earn per ride will be determined by your vehicle size and type.

Uber has specific requirements for the vehicles you can use, that sometimes varies by location. You will also need to pass a background check. It’s a good idea to have a rideshare endorsement added to your vehicle insurance to make sure you’re covered at all times. A vehicle inspection is also required.

We only say “when it’s safe” because of the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you feel safe driving at this time, feel free to do so, but be sure to follow their guidelines for driving during the pandemic, including wearing a mask and keeping your vehicle sanitized.

While the idea of driving people around during a pandemic can be challenging, the pandemic won’t last forever – and until then, people are still requesting rides! For drivers out driving for Uber right now, they say the following:

  • Riders are more appreciative than usual
  • Most passengers are going to work, the grocery store, or picking up prescriptions
  • Drivers are busier than ever!

Sign up for Uber here.

Want to learn more about maximizing your earnings as an Uber or Lyft driver? Check out our flagship course, Maximum Ridesharing Profits, here.

5. Drive for Lyft (when it’s safe)

Driving for Lyft is similar to driving for Uber. You’ll be delivering passengers from their starting location to their end destination as specified within the Lyft app. The number of people you can transport and how much you will earn per ride will be determined by your vehicle size and type.

Lyft also has vehicle requirements that must be met in order to drive for them. You’ll need to pass a background check to start driving for them. And, it’s a good idea to have a rideshare endorsement added to your vehicle insurance to make sure you’re covered at all times. A vehicle inspection is also required.

We only say “when it’s safe” because of the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you feel safe driving at this time, feel free to do so, but be sure to follow their guidelines for driving during the pandemic, including wearing a mask and keeping your vehicle sanitized.

Many Lyft drivers have said their earnings have increased since the pandemic, so if you’re considering driving for rideshare right now, this might be a great time. In addition, Lyft is sending out personal protective equipment (PPE) to more drivers, and in some cases is even offering protective shields for drivers.

One rideshare driver we interviewed during the pandemic said pandemic driving has been “the best ever” – during a 15 day stretch of working, he made $2,200 while driving in Baltimore, MD.

Sign up for Lyft here.

6. Put Your House to Work

Neighbor is trying to be the Airbnb of storage space. So instead of someone renting an expensive storage site, they rent space in your basement, garage, spare room, or even in your closet.

Neighbor founder Joseph Woodbury says power Neighbor users earn $20,000 a year, but even the average Neighbor user can earn $2,000 a year. Not bad for space around your house that was unused anyway!

You arrange times when the person can come get their stuff. Usually, people who keep stuff in storage rarely need it.

For instance, they might be storing summer gear and they leave with you all year and get it once. Or they have a ton of holiday decorations and need a place for it year around – until the holidays!

Sign up for Neighbor here!

7. Take surveys and make money

Swagbucks is a handy little app that allows you to earn money while taking surveys. You can’t really make a living at it, but it will earn you a little side cash that can go toward fun spending. If you stick with it you can earn up to $300 a month with Swagbucks.

Melissa on our team says she regularly cashes out a few hundred dollars each year – mainly because of referrals as well as shopping and searching through the Swagbucks portal.  Click here to sign up for Swagbucks.

Our top tips for maximizing your Swagbucks cash?

  • Set Swagbucks as your home page and use it to search, like you would use Google. You’ll earn points for searching for things through Swagbucks!
  • If you’re bored, get paid to play some online games through Swagbucks
  • Swagbucks is extremely easy to use, even if you don’t use it for shopping. Encourage friends and family to sign up and use it, and you’ll always continue to earn points (aka cash!)

Another fun survey app is Toluna Influencers. Do you like giving your opinions on everything from food to products, services, and even pet care? If so, then Toluna Influencers is for you!

Sign up for Swagbucks here and Toluna influencers here.

8. Start a blog

You can get paid for your knowledge on a subject that others have interest in. If you have a niche that is helpful for others, you can start a blog that centers around that to teach the world about what you know and to share news on the subject.

After you have an area of expertise picked out, you can then find a webhost for your blog (we recommend Bluehost for new bloggers), design it for free using WordPress, then start promoting it.

You can earn money on your blog with advertising and for doing posts that are sponsored by companies related to your topic. Learn how Harry, the founder of this blog, earns money from this blog here!

You can also get affiliate links to post within your stories to help make money when people click on them or buy products from those links. Make your blog look slick by hiring someone on Fiverr to design your logo – or even your entire site!

Get started with blogging the right way by taking a course, like Holly Porter Johnson’s Earn More Blogging course.

RSG026: How Do I Make Money With A Blog?9. Write a book and self-publish on Kindle

Self-publishing is easier than it has ever been. If you’re passionate about writing and have a fun idea for a new book, then get on writing it!

Just be sure you read through it for grammar and spelling before publishing to Kindle. Nothing draws a reader away from a book like errors that are hard to get around.

It takes about 5 minutes to upload your work and about 24-48 hours to show up on the Kindle app store. Learn more about how to self-publish directly to Kindle here.

Pro-tip: People definitely judge books by their cover! Make sure to sign up with a company like Fiverr to have your book cover professionally created.

10. Amazon FBA program

Sell your goods on Amazon through their FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) program. With this program, you let Amazon handle the selling and shipping of your products.

You simply sign up for the program, create listings for your products, prepare your products and have them shipped to an Amazon fulfillment center. They will take care of the rest.

How much it will cost to “rent” space at a fulfillment center and sell your items through Amazon are determined by several factors. Learn about how much it might cost you here.

11. Dropshipping

Dropshipping is a way to sell items without being a business owner. The way it works is you act as the retailer. A customer orders something from you, and you transfer the order to the manufacturer or wholesaler and they complete the order. You’d receive a fee for being in charge of the order.

A word of caution, however; there are scams out there that try to get you to buy a list of participating retailers, then you pay a fee to the retailer and get a much smaller payout when an item sells. Be careful and mindful when choosing how to become a dropshipper.

12. Online T-shirt business

T-shirts are always a fun way to express yourself. People love T-shirts with fun sayings and images on them. You can buy blank T-shirts in bulk and either screen print them yourself or go through a screen printing company.

Not very creative? That’s ok! Hire a designer on Fiverr to create a beautiful T-shirt design and sell that!

Typically it’s cheaper per unit if you do a large order. You can choose if you want to offer multiple colors or if you want to start small with just one color option and a handful of sayings or images.

Once you have a design (or a few) that you think will sell well, set up an online store to sell them. Most websites require a fee if you’re going to be selling items through their site.

13. Start a YouTube channel

Similar to blogging—and you can do the two hand-in-hand—starting a YouTube channel can prove profitable if you’re sharing information about something you know that others may be curious about.

For example, you can post how-to videos, entertaining videos, informative and more. See how Harry does it here!

You can set your site up as an advertising platform or, like with blogging, you can have affiliate links on your YouTube page where you’ll earn if people click on the link and/or order something from that link. There are many other options available as well. Learn more about how to make money on YouTube here.

online jobs14. Freelance writing

If you’re inclined toward writing, consider freelancing your writing services for money. Check out job forum websites such as Flexjobs, LinkedIn, Indeed and others to find freelance writing positions available. You can also apply for freelance writing positions on websites such as Guru.com and UpWork.com.

Freelance writing is primarily a remote position that you can do from anywhere. Blogs are often seeking ghostwriters for their posts or even writers with experience on the topic at hand. Some will have a rate of their own in mind for how much they are willing to pay a freelance writer, but other times you’ll be able to set your own rate.

New freelance writers typically charge $50 an article, but as soon as you have a portfolio of articles, you can and should start charging more. Depending on your niche, expertise, and the client’s budget, good freelance writers can earn $300 and up per assignment.

You can also get connected to writing jobs by taking courses such as Holly Johnson’s Earn More Writing course, which will not only teach you to be a better online writer, but also help connect you to businesses looking for writers.

15. Transcription

Transcription is an easy job to do if you’re a fast typist. It comes in handy to have a pedal that helps you start, stop and rewind audio quickly without taking your fingers off the keyboard.

stock buying appsOne transcription website I recommend because I’ve used it before is Rev.com. You take a sample transcription test to see your abilities. If you pass, you’ll join their transcription team and will be able to choose which recordings you’ll claim and transcribe.

You’re paid per audio minute and are given an adequate time frame to complete each job. A quality control transcriber will take a look at your finished product to give you a “grade” so you know where you may need improvement or if you’re doing well.

In addition to offering a transcription course, you can also take the Proofread Anywhere course, a highly-regarded course that teaches you how to proofread quickly, effectively and helps connect you to businesses looking for proofreaders.

16. Graphic design

It helps to have a graphic design background, but instead of working for one company, you can freelance for many, making sure you’re not stuck in a rut or letting your creativity go to waste.

Start by creating an online portfolio so it’s easy to share with prospective clients. It could also help to set your rates based on project size and scope, and offer a quote upon seeing what a request is so that the clients know what to expect.

If you’re new to graphic design but have some skills, set yourself up on Fiverr first to build a portfolio and clients. You can charge as little as $15 for simple graphics to up to $75+, depending on your skills and the type of design you offer.

17. Sell products on Ebay

Selling on Ebay is practically an artform. If you find the sweet spot of items that people are interested in buying and can provide quality photographs of those items, you might just be in business.

One thing to remember is to make sure not to exaggerate or lie about the quality of the item. If you say it’s in like-new condition, it better be in like-new condition.

Before you get started, consider using this tool from Ebay that tells you what’s trending. If you have spare items you’re trying to get rid of that fit the trends, you’ll be more likely to sell quickly. Some people only wear their clothes a handful of times. You can sell them on Ebay and get part of your money back from what you’d spent on them.

Ebay also makes it easy for you to pick a price. You can use their appraisal tool to figure out how much your items are worth.

Depending on what you sell on Ebay, you can earn hundreds of dollars. Managing Editor Melissa knows of a friend who rehabs old furniture and sells it on Ebay. Keep in mind, to sell and ship bigger items like furniture means you’ll have to be super organized so you don’t end up paying more in shipping fees!

18. Become a virtual assistant

A virtual assistant can be as broad or specific as the company that hires you wants it to be. It can include scheduling, filing (likely on a server), website design and maintenance, social media management and more.

It can be up to you which services you’re willing to provide, or you could leave it up to the company. You can reach out to businesses and test the waters to see if they have a need for a virtual assistant or you can search through job boards to find a good fit.

Keep in mind, you might need to foot the bill for overhead costs such as software subscriptions, office material and, of course, reliable internet. Keep in mind, any out-of-pocket expenses can be deducted at tax-time as business expenses since you’re self-employed.

Some larger companies might be willing to pay for the necessary software, most especially if it’s proprietary or created in-house.

Many US-based virtual assistants starting out charge $20 an hour, although that can easily and quickly increase to $40+ the longer you work for one company or companies and the more specialized you get at using their software and knowing their brand.

The best way to get a kickstart on a virtual assistant career is signing up for a course like $10KVA by Kayla Sloan. Kayla Sloan started out as a virtual assistant working for Harry and quickly accelerated her virtual assistant career. Now she is a highly successful VA coach – make sure to check out the course here!

19. Social media management

Social media is hot. Thriving businesses need people like you in charge of their social media accounts. They need someone to come up with posts and to answer customer questions and concerns.

If you have the proper tracking tools in place, you can even prove to a company how much of an impact your creative posts have made on their social media presence. This puts you in power for asking for a raise in the future.

Many social media managers charge in monthly increments with a minimum of a three months commitment, with starting social media management at $200 a month. Look for clients on social media – is there a brand you love that lacks a solid social media presence? Reach out to them and pitch your skills!

Many times this position can be done remotely, but sometimes businesses prefer to have you work in their office. Sometimes this is so that you can look at and test out their products before posting about them and answering questions about them on social media platforms.

20. Walk dogs with Rover

Rover is a platform where you offer your services and the client will choose you out of a list of all available dog walkers. You can either accept or decline as well as choose your availability and even state if you have any preferences as far as breeds go.

Along with walking dogs Rover also has the opportunities to house sit, or do daily visits while people are out of town or on vacation. You set your rate, so you always know what you’ll be getting paid for your service.

Managing Editor Melissa petsits and does ‘check-ins’ on people’s pets on Rover, and last year just petsitting casually she made over $1,300. Yes, she gets paid to play with dogs! Her recommendations for being a high-earning Rover petsitter:

  • Always meet with the owners and pets before you pet-sit for them. This is for your safety! If the pet is too rambunctious for you or the owners give you a bad vibe, it’s better to walk early than get stuck in something unsafe.
  • Always send photos and check-ins with your pets – at least 8 photos (the Rover maximum). If someone has hired you through Rover, chances are they love their pets and will love you for sending photos of them!
  • Most Rover pet owners will leave you reviews, but if they don’t, encourage them to! The more positive reviews you have, the higher price you can charge.

You can actually turn pet-sitting into a business, if you want to! When I spoke to Melissa, she said that once you get some positive reviews down, people will want to re-hire you and will recommend you to friends.

You can, at that point, easily go off the app and create your own pet-sitting business! Get started with Rover here.

Rover21. Flip things

If you love garage sales, this might be a good fit for you. Wander around and look for old furniture and rehab it. Sometimes all they need is a new paint job and then you can resell for more than the couple of bucks you bought it for.

All you really need is a good eye for furniture that can be salvaged, or repurposed into something else. Then, you’d just need the sandpaper, paint or varnish and any other finishing touches to turn your find into a masterpiece.

Or, if you already have the money for it, try flipping a house. Keep in mind this is a big investment and you’ll need to put a lot of effort into turning it for a profit.

22. Manual labor

Kick it old school with just getting down and dirty with some manual labor. Instead of doing it for free as a favor for the neighbors, offer your services for a fair price.

For things like mowing the lawn, be sure to have your own lawn mower available for use. Some people who hire someone to do that don’t have a working mower themselves. Also, if you’re helping people move, invest in a good dolly or cart for helping move heavier items.

You can put your skills up on Craigslist, Nextdoor or even TaskRabbit.

23. Sell your experiences through Airbnb Experiences

This one may sound strange, but if you have a talent, such as a yoga instructor, gourmet chef or really almost anything, you can provide an experience through Airbnb Experiences. Guests to your city will be able to buy your experience to have a unique visit to your city.

Now, with the pandemic, you’re able to sell online experiences instead. Obviously not all experiences can be sold online, such as food tasting or wine tasting, but if you’re able to do your experience online, it might be the better route currently. Each experience is vetted through Airbnb for authenticity and you set your rate.

While you might not be a Michelin chef, many people have been getting creative with what they sell on online Airbnb experiences. Depending on your skill, you can start by charging $25 per person (guitar lessons, tutoring, etc.). Rack up reviews, then raise your prices!

Get started with Airbnb Experiences here.

24. Cash back through Rakuten

If you do most of your shopping online, you can often earn cash back on your purchases if you use an extension on your browser such as Rakuten. I’ve used it a handful of times and it’s great to get that quarterly “check” for the cash back that I earned.

Again, this is not a full-time gig you can have for paying rent/mortgage or the bills, but would you turn down someone giving you $5 for making a purchase you were already planning on making? Me neither.

The sign-up process is super simple, and you can sign up using our Rakuten referral link here.

It’s basically just like signing up for any other website. You provide your email address and create a password. You don’t provide any payment information because you do not pay through Rakuten, but through the website you’re actually making the purchase through.

Right now, it makes a ton of sense to refer Rakuten to your passengers and customers you’re delivering to. If people are ordering online (which they are right now!) there’s cash back for almost every online store (including Amazon!). Make sure to sign up for Rakuten and get started referring it today.

Use your Rakuten referral link with your passengers/customers, encourage them to sign up and get $25 per person who signs up and uses Rakuten! We’ve made it even easier for you – here are Rakuten referral cards to help you earn $25 per sign up!

25. Get paid to be active

There are apps that will pay you to get up and move. Many of these apps have you place a wager on yourself for how much weight you can lose during a time period of your choice. You make a monthly wager, and if you meet it, you’re paid out the money you put into it and more.

HealthyWage is one of the apps that will let you put down a wager. If you’re looking to lose weight, it’s and you’re competitive, compete with yourself to earn some extra dough.

If you meet your goal or exceed it, you’ll earn money off of your own bet. You can wager as low as $5 a month or up to $995 a month.

For example, if I wager $10 a month and say I want to lose 30 pounds and it will take me 12 months to lose that weight, my prize money range is $131-$306.

The more you wager and the lower the number of months it will take you to lose your weight, the more money you could get paid out at the end.

26. Free lottery tickets

This may sound too good to be true. We don’t mean picking up lottery tickets off the ground if someone dropped them.

There is an app/website called Lucktastic that lets you get free virtual scratch off tickets. If you win, you’ll earn tokens to go toward instant rewards or entries into their contests or a cash prize.

27. Sell your cell phone photos

There’s a website called Foap that lets you submit your photos and videos; if anyone purchases your creations, you and Foap will split the earnings 50/50. You can do the same with DepositPhoto.

You create an online portfolio that can be browsed by agencies, businesses and individuals.

28. Start a calligraphy side gig

Think calligraphy is out of style? Tell that to Meghan Markle (Prince Harry’s wife!), who once sold her calligraphy skills to couples who need elegant, beautiful wedding invitations.

If you taught yourself calligraphy or have a knack for it, you could find yourself in high-demand. Calligraphers typically work on celebration-type events, like baby showers, weddings, and more.

Think calligraphy still doesn’t pay? According to this professional calligrapher, she makes $55/hour – more than what she made being a lawyer!

29. Become a Rent A Friend

Not as creepy as it sounds, RentAFriend.com is truly for connecting people who need a friend. Maybe they need someone to go to the movies with, hang out with – even plan baby showers with!

From our research, most Rent A Friend friends start off by charging hourly, usually $25 an hour and up, for their friend services. There is a cap, of course – unless you’re Beyonce, no one is probably going to pay more than $100 an hour to hang out with you.

However, according to Rent a Friend’s who’ve been hired through the site, the money is great for what usually amounts to a few hours of being someone’s stand in friend – plus you might even make a new friend!

30. Get paid to shop

With Shopkick, scan the barcodes of items that you’re buying and earn reward points or “kicks” as they like to call them. Once you earn enough kicks, you’ll be able to redeem them for gift cards. According to their website, most Shopkickers can earn a gift card in about a week.

31. Babysitter (or Pod Instructor!)

As schools across the country play they ‘will they or won’t they open?’ game, many parents are throwing up their hands in frustration and beginning to consider hiring a ‘pod instructor’ for their children.

In this case, a cohort of children in the same grades (typically 4 students) get together at one person’s houses. You, as the babysitter or pod instructor, monitor their progress doing lessons created by their teachers.

Yes, you’ll get paid to make sure kids stay on track and do their homework! You can work any hours you like, although many parents will prefer a day schedule.

Babysitters can typically charge $20/hour depending on their skills and the age of the children. Pod instructors, however, say they’re charging $40 and up. It definitely helps if you can follow along with the teacher and do basic math, reading, social studies, and science!

32. Get Paid to Watch TV

Nielsen is a set it and forget it app. You download, register your devices and start earning rewards while the app tracks your digital trends in the background. Their website says they give away $10,000 each month. Get a chunk of that by signing up for it today.

33. Get Paid to Play Games

Billed as “The Loyalty Program for Gamers”, Mistplay is a way for you to play games to earn gift cards and rewards. The app is free and the signup is easy. Once you do that, start playing from their game selection to start earning points towards gift cards.

Mistplay is currently only available for Android users. It does take time to earn points, so this is not a way to help pay for the bills, but will give you a little extra “fun” money.

34. Put Your Car to Work

Check out sites like Wrapify and Carvertise. In short, your car is wrapped in a giant ad and you get paid.

In general, you can expect to earn a few hundred dollars a month, depending on the advertiser and how much you drive.

Check out our full review of the best advertising companies for your car here.

35. Rent Out Your Car

With Turo, you rent out your car when you’re not using it. You can rent it out for a few days or month or much more.

I was wondering about insurance. Turo says you’re covered, “up to $1 million in liability insurance from Liberty Mutual, and your car is contractually protected against theft and physical damage.”

Even better might be an option like Hyrecar – you can read all about our writer’s experience renting out her car through Hyrecar here.

36. Make Money Entering Contests!

This can be a fun way to make money without a job. But then again, some people who consistently win contests do treat it like their job!

There’s a strategy to this money-making technique.

Here are a few:

  • On Twitter and Instagram, search for terms like giveaway, RT to win, and win tickets
  • Radio stations run a lot of contests; college radio usually has fewer listeners so those might be easier to win
  • Make a separate email for the contest and join newsletters from big brands who run contests

Determining earnings is tough, since most prizes are actually items – things like iPads, household items, and more. However, you can always sell those items for actual cash on eBay!

37. Put Your Money to Work

Put your spare change to work with the app Acorns. Sign up for Acorns account, and you can choose to ‘round up’ your purchases into a savings, retirement, or investment account.

Managing Editor Melissa did something similar with a different app – she used a round up app to send extra payments to her student loan debt. She paid off an extra $300 in 2 months without even noticing it.

Make your money work even harder by allowing Acorns to round up your money into investment accounts – a win-win!

38. Get Free or Almost Free Stock

Let’s face it: many of us would like to have our money work for us. Now is the best time to learn and practice because there are tons of websites and stock buying apps that will help you get started with very little money. No need to be an expert!

Plus, with sites like WeBull and Robinhood, you can get started with free or almost-free stocks just for signing up!

With WeBull,  you can get 2 free stocks when you sign up – one for opening an account and another for funding it with at least $100. Get started with WeBull here!

Robinhood users receive a free stock when they open an account. A surprise stock appears in your account. All you will have to do is claim it. You won’t need to deposit any money into an account to get the free stock!

39. Make Money with These Apps!

Ibotta is a way to earn money based on buying your weekly groceries, eating out and more. Cash back can be accrued by shopping in-store or online.

With Ibotta, in general you’ll earn a few dollars cash back on each shopping trip, depending on how much you buy. Managing Editor Melissa earns around $5 each week – but she’s only shopping for two people, so if you’re shopping for a bigger family, you’ll likely earn more.

Just signing up for Ibotta will earn you a $20 welcome bonus as of the writing of this article. You must have a minimum of $20 in your Ibotta account before you can transfer the money to your bank account.

Another app that can help you earn money? GetUpside! Get free gas by sharing your GetUpside code with your friends and family. Download the app to get your unique referral code that you can share with your friends and make money when they sign up.


As you can see from the exhaustive list above, there are a lot of great ways to make money without a job!

Which way to make money without a job on this list was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

-Paula @ RSG

Some of our favorite ways on how to make money without a job:

  • Drive for Instacart
  • Design and sell t-shirts, mugs, and more for businesses
  • Sell your skills online using platforms like Fiverr
  • Become a dropshipper through Amazon’s FBA program
  • Get paid to petsit with Rover
  • Rent out unused space in your house to other people’s stuff with Neighbor