There are many ways to earn money without working. If some of them go through the Internet, others propose you to rent some of your goods or just have time. Here are some of the most effective ways to improve your purchasing power.
Fill out paid surveys
Filling out paid surveys is one of the most proven ways to make ends meet. You don’t need any skills, just time. The principle is the same for all sites: you register by filling out your profile, then you are selected to answer questions. For each completed survey, you are awarded points. After a certain threshold, you exchange these points for a sum of money that is paid into your bank account or for a gift voucher valid in large stores (Amazon, Decathlon, etc.).
The questions cover all topics: consumer, political, medical, etc. They are quite brief, which allows you to answer them without having to concentrate a lot, for example in public transport, or while watching TV or a movie on your tablet.
There are many survey sites to choose from. To make your time profitable, you should focus on the most profitable ones. Indeed, some sites make you waste a lot of time before cancelling your participation because your profile is not compatible for the current survey; others offer remunerations too low to be profitable.
Participate in contests
The contest sites are sometimes the same as the survey sites. They propose you to answer quizzes or to participate in draws, then reward you with prizes of very different values and qualities. They should not be confused with betting sites: for contests, you should never be asked to bet money.
Take the time to select the sites on which you play. Many of them waste your time when their only goal is to get you to click on a partner site. On the other hand, some prizes are not up to par. On the other hand, some contest sites offer really interesting prizes that are well worth the few minutes you spend on them.
Sell your books Online
A book, even if you didn’t like it, shouldn’t be thrown away. On the other hand, all the books you didn’t like or didn’t even finish don’t have to clutter up your library. They are even an opportunity to earn some money.
If you have some free time on Sunday, you can spend it selling your books at yard sales. Be careful, you can’t be sure to sell your stock quickly. You should choose events where the price of the booth rental is low so as not to encroach on your margin. You can also group together with other vendors to become more efficient.
Also, talk to local bookstores that can offer you a group buyout. Finally, log on to the website of the nearest Gibert Jeune bookstore. Simply enter the bar code of your books to find out the rate offered (not all books are taken back). You must then drop off the books at the bookstore.
The online sale
You have the option of selling online. You can place ads on specialized sites or contact platforms such as Momox or Kiwibook. They work with the same principle of barcode information.
Rent a room in your house
Any unoccupied room in your home can be rented. This type of accommodation is very popular and allows travelers to find accommodation everywhere, even in the most remote areas, at attractive prices.
The leading platform in this industry is Airbnb, but there are others. If you live near a tourist spot, in a big city where the price of hotels is unaffordable or in a place that is not served by hotel structures, you will have no problem renting your room.
You can rent all or part of your accommodation. This means that you can live with your tenants, but you can also provide them with separate accommodation. For example, in the vicinity of certain tourist sites (Puy du Fou, Futuroscope de Poitiers, etc.), owners have set up annexes to their accommodation to dedicate them entirely to rental.
If you have the space, renting a room is a very profitable operation, because it costs you nothing and the price per night is far from being negligible.
Take advantage of credit card offers
The price of bank fees is a recurring source of dissatisfaction among customers. The emergence of online banks has changed this situation somewhat. With no physical branches on the ground, these institutions make huge savings that they pass on in part to their customers.
These new banks have set up aggressive commercial operations to divert customers from traditional banks. They regularly offer substantial bonuses for opening a new account. Fortuneo, for example, has launched an operation to offer €150, paid into the current account you open.
To benefit from this type of offer, you must follow the promotions that online banks put in place. They are not always permanent, but are often recurrent. Before you sign up for an account, make sure the online bank then offers you a top-notch service at little or no cost. This way, not only do you earn a premium, but you save up to several hundred euros per year on account management and transaction fees.
Become a mystery shopper
Becoming a mystery shopper consists in taking on a role to meet retailers and test their products and/or their welcome. You will interview a salesperson in a DIY store, ask for a quote for a car and sometimes try it out, ask for information in a bank, check the supply of shelves in a store, spend a night in a hotel, etc.
The missions are varied, as are the remunerations, and some of them are even very interesting. You must consider it as a game, because you become a character. According to the directives of your sponsor, you must have children or not, have a more or less important income, live in the city or in the country, etc.
The interest of becoming a mystery shopper lies in the diversity of the missions and the remuneration that can be substantial.