The weather is beautiful, there are so many choices for fun and the kids are full of school year bottled up energy. You want to take them on adventures and would love to make their time magical. How do you find the cash to make it the Summer to Remember?
Traditional options like deposits into savings accounts, vacation clubs and even cash back from credit card purchases are good sources of cash but they tend to be the first place we go when there is an emergency. Finding ways to save without extracting from your income can seem daunting and outright discouraging at times. Technology may be the answer to make you the Superhero of Summer. Yes, your smart phone can do more than watch videos on YouTube, read the updates of your friends and family on Facebook, take photos, track your steps and - I almost forgot - take phone calls.
If you have a smartphone that is powered by either Apple ios or Android, you are in possession of a powerful money making tool! A quick visit to the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store can have you ready to download the pot of gold. There are many ways people say they make money online but the ones I will share are apps that I have used and currently use myself. These apps are actually my favorites and I use some daily or weekly.
The first app I will share is Poshmark. I love this app because it solves multiple problems, it puts cash in my account and helps me organize my life with some much needed spring cleaning. The app lets you sell your gently used clothing to people across the country without the garage sale in your drive away, an ad in the penny saver or the hassle of the local consignment shop. You simply take pictures of your item, write a small description, price it and post it.
The app will charge you a small commission on the item (not until you sell it) that they disclose to you before you choose to list it. For example you post a cute v-neck sweater that you would like to sell for $9, the app will pay you $6.05 (so you pay a commission of $2.95). The buyer pays for the shipping, so all you need to do is grab some free USPS Flat rate boxes/envelopes, print the shipping label provided by Poshmark, pack your sold item and hand to your postal carrier. Then sit back and watch the money roll in to your PayPal account. You can also earn money for referring your friends to the app! I made two sales in the first week so this one is a keeper for me. Poshmark is extremely user friendly and costs you nothing upfront but a little time getting your items listed on the app and then packaged up for shipping.
Earning money with your smartphone is a wonderful way to fund the fun! This is just one of my favorites, stay tuned to more great apps I’m sure you’ll love too!