5 Free Apps to Help You Make Some Coin On the Side

While most of us are stuck in the old 9 to 5 routine to pay the never ending wave of bills, it is possible to make a little bit of extra cash on the side in your spare time.

And now that technology has made it easier than ever, it’s never been a better time to start a side hustle. The best part is, all of these apps are free, so you have no excuse!


Spare space for spare cash


Have you got extra space in your home and want to make money for minimal effort? Online marketplace for space, Spacer, connects Hosts (people with space) to Renters (people who need space) in their neighbourhood.

This simple storage solution is helping Aussies earn an extra $4,000 a year – a cost that could cover your accommodation, petrol or camping gear – a significant chunk of your holiday! To start making money from your unused room, garage or attic, to name a few, head to spacer.com.au.


Sell your skills


If you’ve got a talent or two up your sleeve, why not rent your skills out? Upwork, is the world’s largest freelance talent marketplace.

Whether your abilities lie in writing, IT, graphic design, you name it, you can charge your services per hour, day or project, at a fee of your choice.


Pet sit for money


Your home can help a growing need in the pet boarding market for affordable, and local pet accommodation. You can choose the pets you look after and the fee you think is appropriate.

You get to help local neighbours while they are away or at work and can make over $360 a week to pet sit. For further information visit MadPaws.

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Cash in on your creativity


If you have a passion for photography and think other people might like what you capture through a lens too, Foap is a great way to start turning your photos into real money.

Simply upload your photos, and buyers searching for photos will find your images on the Foap Market where they can license them for $10 each. Foap splits the money with you, so for each photo you sell, you make $5, and you can sell the same photo an unlimited number of times.


Rent out your car park


If you’ve got a spare parking space, you could earn over $3,000 a year through renting it out to another commuter in need of a convenient and affordable park.

Parkhound lets you search, find and lease thousands of affordable parking spaces from local residents & businesses listed across Australia.