Here are 10 side jobs you can do from your smartphone:
1. Help Insurance Companies
One side hustle you can do is take photos of car accidents for insurance companies.
With a company like OnSource, you can make $18 per hour + mileage to capture photos or videos of vehicles and different types of property for insurance companies.
You’ll have to pass a background check, but otherwise, you don’t need a lot of qualifications to apply.
2. Usability Testing
Another great way to make money on the side using your phone is with usability testing.
This is when you test websites and apps for user-friendliness, bugs, etc.
Userlytics is a company that lets you do this on your phone.
They’ll pay you anywhere from $5 to $90 per test via PayPal.
Plus, you only have to be 16 years old to start.
3. Answering Questions
Another great way to make some side cash on your phone is by answering people’s questions.
For instance, with 1Q, you can get paid to answer mostly business-related questions via text messages.
You can get paid about $0.50 per answer via PayPal.
Or, you can try JustAnswer.
With JustAnswer, you can answer questions about related to all sorts of categories like automotive, law, medical, etc.
Here the customers set the price and some experts earn $20-$50 per answer. You can also cash out via PayPal.
4. Food Delivery
Another side hustle you’ve probably heard about is Food Delivery.
This is one that is fairly popular when it comes to making money from your phone.
You usually get to keep 100% of tips as well as some small pay for each order you deliver.
Some of the tips can be pretty large depending on the order too.
Another side job you might consider is selling your photos on your phone.
With Foap, for example, you can earn about $5 each time you sell the rights for someone to use your photo. Plus, there’s no need for fancy camera equipment!
With MiPic, you can actually turn your photos into products like pillows, phone cases, prints, or t-shirts and sell them.
6. Social Media Influencer
Being a social media influencer can pay very well, but you usually need a huge following of 100,000 or more on a give platform to start getting sponsored posts.
Luckily, you can now use an app called MNFST to start getting your first influencer deals without being borderline famous.
With MNFST, you can post on social media on behalf of certain brands and get paid based on your social influencer score, which is calculated when you download the app.
Then, the higher your influence score gets, the more sponsors will pay you to post on social media.
Also, you get paid via PayPal within 24 hours of your completed deals.
7. Handy Work/Errands
You can also get paid for basic tasks that you already do around your home.
For instance, at Handy, you can earn up to $22/hour/job for cleaning, $45/hour/job for handyman tasks, or $62/hour/job for lawn care.
Handy even claims on their website that their top professionals make more than $1,000 per week. And this isn’t even a full-time job!
You can also do the same tasks and get paid using the TaskRabbit app.
Handy and TaskRabbit are like the Uber for lawn care, errands, handyman and cleaning services.
8. Competitive Gaming
If you like playing video games like NBA 2K, Madden, NHL, FIFA, and Fortnite, you can get paid to play competitively using the One Up iOS app.
With One Up, you can earn money by winning 1v1 matches on the video games I mentioned above by winning the pot after both you and the other player place a bet.
You can each bet $5, $10, or $25 on a match and the winner will get it all minus the 10% fee One Up keeps for their business revenue.
There are also ways for you to challenge your friends and even compete in tournaments with up to 128 players.
9. Wellness Coaching
If you feel like you’re qualified to help people with their fitness and health goals, you can make money as coach with TaskHuman.
With this app, you will coach people 1-on-1 via video chat on your phone.
You can build your own client base, work from anywhere, and create your own schedule while helping people improve their health.
10. Pet Care
If you’re a lover of cats or dogs, you can make money with an app called Rover.
With Rover, you can get paid to walk dogs, board pets, house sit, visit pets, etc.
They claim it could be a great app for making an extra $1,000 per month on the side.
This is another Uber-like app where you build a profile, get reviews, and get paid via the gig economy.