10 Ways To Earn Quick Money From Your Phone (That Actually Work)

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So many of us use our phones daily without even considering the fact that we can earn money from our phones. 

From saving money on late Amazon deliveries to selling clothes with an online virtual closet, there’s an endless supply of ways to earn money from a cell phone.

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1. Ebates

Ebates is a must for anyone who shops online or in-person. 

The service is awesome – Ebates gives you cash back for shopping at your favorite online stores such as Sephora, Macy’s, and hundreds of other popular stores. 

Ebates even has a free browser extension that automatically applies the best coupons to your purchases and activates cash back. There are so many times I forget to use Ebates when I’m online shopping – so the Ebates button reminds me every time I go online shopping. It’s a must. 

Create an Ebates account here. Make an online purchase of $25+ and get $10 as a welcome bonus! So easy.

2. Sell digital stickers on Etsy

Another great side hustle related to Etsy is selling digital planners and digital stickers. My friend Michelle sells digital planners and stickers on Etsy. Michelle personally uses digital planners and digital stickers, so she decided to sell them herself. She made over $700 her first month in profit. In her second month, she made over $1,000 in profit. 

She even created an affordable course teaching others how to do the same, which you can see here. She even says you don’t need to have any prior skills, you do not need a background in drawing, no special software required, and anyone can do this. This is a great side hustle for people looking to make some extra money every month.

I love side hustles like this because you put in a few hours of work, upload your digital products to Etsy, and then earn extra money for months to come. You can check out the Digital Stickers Course here.

3. Take Surveys

Though you won’t make a ton of money taking surveys, it’s an easy way to make money when you’re waiting in line for coffee, sitting at a doctor’s office, or trying to pass the time. 

I’ve always been into taking quizzes and surveys, so naturally, I love this method of making some extra cash.

Here are a few of my favorite surveys:

4. Ibotta

Ibotta is a free app that gives you cash back for making purchases on things like groceries, clothes, toiletries, and much more, which can all be very helpful when traveling.

Ibotta even has a welcome bonus of up to $20 for new users! It’s super easy to redeem your welcome bonus.

How to redeem your $20 welcome bonus:

  1. Click this $20 welcome bonus link here. Bonus will automatically apply, no code needed. Enter your email address. 
  2. Download the Ibotta app on your phone and complete registration. 
  3. Redeem 10 offers within 2 weeks of signing up. Any Brand and Any Item offers are excluded from the Welcome Bonus. You’ll know if an item is under Any Brand or Any Item because underneath the photo of the item, it’ll say Any Brand or Any Item. This step gives you $10.
  4. Redeem a mobile shopping offer and get $5. 
  5. Redeem a secondary welcome bonus and get $5. 

5. Nice Talk

NiceTalk is a mobile English learning platform that connects students with fluent English speakers with a video chat. 

One of the best ways to learn a language is by constantly speaking, which is why Nice Talk connects students and tutors via one on one video chat. 

To become a NiceTalk tutor, you must be a fluent English speaker and have a stable and high internet access. 

Pay is $10 per hour. 

Benefits of being a NiceTalk tutor:

  1. Flexible work schedule
  2. Can be done anytime and anywhere 
  3. Rewarding teaching experience

You can learn more about becoming a NiceTalk tutor here. 

6. Favor

Favor is a delivery service for people in Texas who need a quick personal assistant.

As a Favor Runner, you can deliver anything from food to groceries, dry cleaning, and more. 

Here are some benefits of working as a Favor Runner:

  1. You receive 100% of your tips. Most runners average between $10 to $18 per hour. 
  2. Favor Runners can work part-time or full-time and create their own schedule. You can even make money by referring your friends to be Favor Runners.

You can apply to become a Favor Runner in Texas here.

7. Instacart

Instacart is a great side hustle for people looking into making extra money. I’m sure you’ve seen Shoppers picking up groceries at the store – they’re usually in a bright green shirt with green Instacart bags in their hands.
What’s great about Instacart is you don’t even need a car. As an in-store shopper, you take shop orders only. If you want to make a little extra money, you can sign up to be a full-service shopper, whose job is to shop and deliver orders. 

8. Poshmark

Do you have a closet full of clothes that you no longer wear?

This is how Poshmark works:

  1. List a photo and upload it to your online closet.
  2. Share your listings to others to get shoppers to your closet.
  3. Poshmark makes it easy with a prepaid shipping label and you get cash once your item is delivered. 

You can sign up for Poshmark here and receive a $5 credit when you sign up with my username as the personal invite code – alexiscarolyne. 

9. Airbnb

Did you know you can make money by renting out a room or apartment?

If you often travel and have a vacant house, I recommend putting your apartment or house on Airbnb.

I have several friends that live in a big house and rent out a room in their home – and it covers their mortgage. Pretty incredible!

Sign up to become an Airbnb host here.

10. Paribus

Paribus is software we’ve always wanted but never knew existed. How often have you had a late delivery or bought something to find that it goes on sale the next day? 

This is where Paribus comes in. 

How Paribus can save you money:

  1. Retail price drops. If the price of something you purchased online drops, Paribus will help you get your money back.
  2. Late deliveries. Paribus tracks your shipments from select online retailers like Amazon to get you compensated for late deliveries. 
  3. Hotel price drops. When you book a hotel online, Paribus will keep an eye out for a lower price and will help you rebook and get your money back.

Paribus tracks purchases from 25+ major retailers such as Amazon, Target, Walmart, and much more. 

They also track hotel room rates booked through Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, and more.

You can sign up for Paribus here.


There are so many ways to make money from your phone. New ways to earn money from a cell phone are popping up every day.

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