Ways to Raise Money for that Newest Gadget

Are you looking for ways to raise money so you can purchase the newest gadget? The internet makes it easy for anyone to make a few extra bucks whenever necessary. Armed with only a smartphone and internet connection, you can find time in your day to bring in a reasonable profit that will get you closer to that brand new iPhone.  

Sell Items on Craigslist 

By selling your own items on sites like Craigslist, you can make money quickly and easily.

Follow these tips to make the most out of your Craigslist experience:  

  • Provide a simple, short description of the item while including details such as the color, size, and condition.  
  • Include clear photos of the item from various angles.  
  • Research the market value of the item, and price it competitively.  
  • Once you receive interest from a potential buyer, be willing to negotiate on the price. 
  • List your phone number and email to sell the item more quickly. 

Sell Old Electronics 

There are many websites where you can sell your old electronics for cash. Although the devices do need to be in working order, they don’t need to be in perfect condition. Be sure to erase any personal data that is stored on devices you want to sell. T-Mobile explains how to reset your iPhone to its factory settings. If you want to upgrade to a new iPhone after selling your old one, T-Mobile also has a “switching quiz” on its website to help you decide which device and plan will work best for you. 

Try the following websites when looking to sell your old electronics for extra money: 

  •  Amazon Trade-In allows you to sell a wide variety of old electronics such as cell phones, tablets, and Blu-ray players. You’ll receive payment in the form of an Amazon gift card. 
  • Mercari is a smartphone app where you can sell or buy almost anything, including your gently used electronic devices.  
  • Gazelle makes it simple and easy to sell your old cell phone or computers. Get paid via check or PayPal. 
  • Get a quote from Best Buy Trade-In. If you accept its offer, you’ll receive store credit.  
  • List and sell your gently used device on Glyde. Payment is made directly to your Glyde account where you can then request a check or have the money deposited directly to your bank account. 

Work Odd Jobs 

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One of the best ways to earn extra money is to perform odd jobs in your neighborhood or community. The sky’s the limit with the types of services you can offer.

Choose from the list below: 

  •  Perform yard work such as mowing lawns or shoveling sidewalks. 
  •  Run errands like buying groceries, dropping off recycling, or picking up dry-cleaning 
  •  Provide vacation services such as picking up the mail or keeping an eye on the home. 
  •  Offer in-home babysitting services. 
  •  Provide pet-sitting services such as walking dogs and cleaning litter boxes. 

Download Smartphone Apps 

Swagbucks pays you to complete short tasks such as watching videos, taking daily surveys, searching the web, and even playing games. 

If you shop through Ebates, you’ll receive cash back on purchases that you already make online. 

Activate cash back offers with Ibotta, and earn money as you purchase everyday grocery items. 

With Receipt Hog, all you have to do is take a picture of any receipt, and you’ll earn coins. You can then redeem those coins for prizes like Amazon gift cards. 

EasyShift pays you to be a mystery shopper and complete a simple checklist each time you accept a task, such as taking pictures of products and checking retail prices. 

Find & Take Surveys 

You can earn up to $75 per survey with Panel Payday. This company also offers the chance to earn money by participating in focus groups, discussion groups, mystery shopping and online jobs. When you complete your first survey, you’ll receive a $25 bonus to start! 

With Opinion Outpost, you can earn cash or gift cards by taking surveys. 

Toluna is a large, international survey company. Along with surveys, you can also get paid for testing products.  

Trying even a handful of these ideas will help you get that new electronic gadget sooner than you think. Which one of these money-making ventures will you explore today? 

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