10 Minute Tasks That Could Make You Extra Money This Month

10 Minute Tasks That Could Make You Extra Money This Month | Pro Club Bd

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on The Penny Hoarder.

Spending 10 more minutes at work probably won’t have a major impact on your finances, but using that break-sized time elsewhere might.

Sure, some of the tasks listed here are one-offs, while others may need to be repeated to get real value. What all these tasks have in common is that they can have a lasting effect on your finances if you use them.

So this month you can use 10 minutes of your free time to give your budget a little more room.

1. Get Money to Invest: This app gives you between $2.50 and $200 in free stocks

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If you’re playing the short game and want money to spend this month, consider one of the other tips here. But if you want to play the long game and grow your money, consider it – you don’t need that much.

If you feel like you don’t have enough money to start investing, you are not alone. But guess what? You really don’t need that much — and you can even get free shares (ranging from $2.50 to $200!) if you know where to look.

Whether you have $5, $100, or $800 to spare, you can start investing with Robinhood, and it only takes a few minutes.

Yes, you’ve probably heard of Robinhood. Both beginners and pros love it because it doesn’t charge any commission fees and you can buy and sell stocks for free – without restrictions. Plus, it’s super easy to use.

When you download the app and fund your account (it takes no more than a few minutes), Robinhood drops a share of free shares into your account. It’s random, though, so shares can be worth anywhere from $2.50 to $200 — a nice boost to help you build your investments.

2. Sell old electronics

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There’s no shortage of opportunities to sell your old electronics. There are many marketplaces for mobile apps as well as the classifieds sections of social networking sites like Facebook.

And of course there are old hubs for buying and selling: eBay and Craigslist. You can even get some sort of quote on eBay for how much your old equipment might fetch in the resale market.

OK, certain electronic devices can take a little over 10 minutes to prepare to turn the page on the web — especially devices that store your personal information. But most modern mobile devices can be completely erased with a few swipes and taps, while older devices take a little more time.

3. Earn up to 5% cashback on things you already need to buy

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What if you could get paid to buy things you would already buy? You can when you shop with a card that pays cash back for everyday purchases.

It’s common for credit cards and debit cards to offer 1% to 2% cashback on certain purchases, but a debit card called Aspiration gives you back up to 5% when you swipe at certain stores, and they give you back up to 83 times that normal national interest rate on your savings.

You were going to buy these things anyway – why not get that extra cash in the process?

Enter your email here and connect your bank account to see how much extra money you can get with your free Aspiration account. And don’t worry. Your money is FDIC insured and under military-grade encryption. That’s nerd talk for “it’s absolutely safe”.

4. Add $225 to your wallet just to see the news

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Following the news has never been so impactful in everyday decisions we all need to make. But while the news is more important than ever, it’s also more political than ever.

Like it or not, your opinion on the news really matters. It helps shape the way media reports on the news, as well as content that search engines and social media platforms show you.

Your opinion is so important that some companies are willing to pay you money to find out what you think – which is refreshing given how common it is for tech companies to share details of what we do online behind our backs.

You can add up to $225 a month to your pocket by signing up for a free account with InboxDollars. Each day they present you with short news clips to choose from and then ask you a few questions about them.

All you have to do is answer honestly and InboxDollars will continue to be paid to you every month. This may sound too good to be true, but it has already paid out more than $56 million to its users.

It takes about a minute to sign up and get paid to watch the news.

Disclosure: The information you read here is always objective. However, we sometimes receive compensation when you click links in our stories.

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