Mobile phones make our lives so much easier. It’s funny, because the one thing the phone was made for — making calls — is the one thing none of us use our mobile devices for.
We use them to text message, as it’s the easiest way of communication, and we use them for things like checking email and browsing the internet and connecting to social media.
The mobile phone is an incredibly powerful tool, and one that can also help you make money. They are essentially little computers in the palm of our hands. We have the ability to do a lot with these devices and if you are looking for ways to make extra money, your phone can also help you with that.
Whether you are looking for a little side hustle to make some extra spending money, or if you are looking to leverage your mobile phone for a full-time income, here are some things to consider.
1. Flipping on eBay, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace
Your mobile phone gives you direct access to some of the most highly visited online shopping destinations — eBay, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace.
One look at all three of these websites will show you that you can find almost anything imaginable there. This means that you have the opportunity to sell anything there and more than likely find a buyer.
“This is something you can start with little to no money,” says Henk Schipper of Jaloezieen Fabriek. There is no limitations when it comes to what you can flip. From collectables to things like carry on luggage, the possibilities are endless.
If there is a market, there is a buyer. Also, if you are really strapped for cash, look for free items that people are giving away and flip them. Doing this can help you build up money to then buy more desirable products and flip them for a bigger profit.
It’s a hustle and you have to be willing to put in the work, but if you aren’t scared of working hard the opportunity exists to make money from your phone. You can easily access each market place and upload listings and manage your items all from your phone. This way you can run the operation while you are out looking for new items to flip.
2. On-Demand Service Provider
Think of how many on-demand service opportunities there are. You can sign up and start driving for Uber instantly. You can start delivering for Grubhub instantly, and you don’t even need a car. You can use a bike, scooter or even a skateboard.
Also, there are several location specific on-demand apps always being launched that you can also earn money from. Anything like mobile car detailing and errand runner, to providing handyman services.
If you are willing to work, your phone gives you endless possibilities to earn money. Most people want easy money and that just isn’t realistic. Being an on-demand service provider is not easy work, but it’s readily available at the tip of your fingers.
3. Social Media Management
Are you highly skilled when it comes to social media? Are you great are creating content on social media platforms? If so then there is an opportunity now to earn unlimited income managing social presences for local small businesses.
“There is a never ending supply of small businesses that need help with their social media,” explains Chris Dziak of Pure Nootropics. “They are also readily available in your local market. All it takes is walking around — every business you see is a potential customer.”
Like all opportunities to earn money from your phone, you have to be willing to put in the work. Go talk to as many local business owners as possible. Put together an attractive offering and that can turn intoa nice recurring monthly income. Earnings on musical social networks, such as Spotify, are also very popular today. For example, using the StreamDigic service, you can buy pays, or you can earn money with it, having your own account database