Sometimes when we think about business ideas, we often forget applications we can use on our phone to start a side business. You can find local business opportunities using the below apps that can make you a nice side income. The idea of using a mobile app to make you money is really a no-brainer.
I have learned that finding local business ideas through these 7 Mobile Apps can definitely be rewarding.
Here is why. You get to network with others in your community. This could open up the door to other great business ideas. Check out our list below of 7 Mobile Apps to Make Money Today!
1. Uber Driver
If you love driving around town and you have reliable transportation you should consider being an Uber driver. The best benefit for working for this company is flexibility.
You can choose your own hours to work. You can choose hours that range from early morning to late at night.
Some people choose this business idea full-time. If so, taking off for a week vacation is a no-brainer. Heck, you can take the whole month if your finances allow.
You will not get paid during your time off. However, you don’t need permission to take time off. After your vacation, you can start back working with no repercussions.
Uber is different from working for a cab company when it comes to using your personal equipment for your work. Unlike cab drivers, you have to use your personal cell phone and vehicle. Uber offers partner discounts with cellular companies and automotive places.
You can get discounts on your phone bill, tires, and oil change. This is good considering you will have normal wear and tear from daily driving.
You Are The Boss
You are your own boss! You will not receive a phone call from management stating that you were late, your break was too long, or you left early today.
If I want to visit my dad who lives on the coast I will not have any problems with taking the time off. I can play at the beach all day with family and drive Uber in the evenings.
The choice is totally up to you.
If you are in a busy area and it’s surging, you can sometimes get double the price for the same trip that you did during a slow period. How sweet is that for a driver?
This is not ideal for the customer but for the driver this is awesome.
Meet New People
I am a social butterfly. I love talking and meeting new people. My friends always tell me that I can strike up a conversation with a sidewalk if it would talk back.
When I travel for work, I find pleasure in asking my driver all the great things to do in the city. Of course, you don’t have to love to talk to drive Uber. Some people could care less if you speak or not.
Their main purpose is for you to take them to their final destination.
Instacart is a company that will deliver groceries to people who can’t get out of their house or maybe too busy to go grocery shopping. Instacart hires people to go pick up groceries and deliver them.
Instacart pays by the job, not the hour. There are different factors that are taken into consideration such as how many items, how difficult the items are to handle. Most likely you will have to wait for jobs to come in.
They do not take into consideration your mileage either. The pay can vary based on the job. If you find a steady stream of people in your local area that orders regularly this could be a huge benefit for you.
Doordash is an app that allows drivers to pick up takeout from restaurants to deliver to buyers. If local restaurants or delis don’t deliver to certain areas a buyer can use door dash for these types of deliveries.
There is a wide range of options that you could deliver. It can range from coffee to romantic dinners.
Your role is pretty simple, you pick and deliver the food. Normally the consumer will pay for the meal however in rare instances you will need to pre-pay for the meal with a company credit card.
The company states that you can make up to $25 an hour which means it’s variable. You will make a standard fee for deliveries plus all of your tips. Your market area will depend on how much you make.
The higher pay you can make in certain areas the more competition you will have.
In some places, Doordash will offer a minimum pay per delivery rate. You will get paid by direct deposit for the work completed the previous Monday through Sunday.
If you love dogs or own a dog you might want to consider working with Rover. You can become a dog sitter or dog walker. For me, because I already own a dog, it wouldn’t be a lot of hassle to watch someone else dog.
Rover is considered the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.
I love dogs but I have no plans to go to veterinary school. If you would enjoy helping other people take care of their dogs while they are away on vacation or work this is a great side business for you.
Rover is a website that allows dog lovers to trade their time for money. Rover connects you with dog owners looking for dog sitters or dog walkers.
Eliminate Debt or Save Money
Do you have some debt that you would like to get rid of? Are you tired of the interest on your credit card sucking the life out of your monthly payments?
Maybe you have a bucket list of places to travel but your full-time income makes it impossible.
Do you need extra income for a down payment on a new house? The solution for dog lovers is Rover. You can make extra income by walking, playing, and providing treats or meals for dog owners.
This is truly turning a passion into profit.
The health craze is on high alert. As you can see people are working out from home, hiring personal trainers or traveling to their local gyms. This is the era people are trying to get healthier.
My dog and I love to get our daily walks completed after I get off work. He enjoys the exercise of his legs and of course his nose, plus I get to do extra cardio.
Let’s face it, walking a dog is a perfect way to incorporate cardio.
You can set your available days and hours for working on the Rover website.
You have the flexibility to decide if you want to board dogs overnight, go to dog owners’ homes for daily walks or provide daycare.
When you receive a request, you can decide if it works with your daily schedule.
Know Your Worth
Rover allows you to set your own rates for your services. You should think about your expertise and local competition to determine your rates. You can start low and raise the rates as you receive more reviews.
The choice is up to you how you want to charge for your time.
TaskRabbit allow people to outsource small jobs and tasks to others in their neighborhood. When a Task Poster posts a job then the app will suggest three contractors, their rates, and experience level.
You can accept or cancel a job based on how convenient it is for you and if you are available. Once you have completed the job your payment is processed through the app.
There is a sign-up to join this company. The highest jobs in demand are services like handyman, moving services, cleaning, and delivery services. If you can handle these types of task you could potentially make some good earnings doing this part-time.
Postmates is an app that allows you to sign up as a courier. You can make money by picking up and delivering different items to people in your local area. Most of your deliveries will be food orders but you can also deliver alcohol, clothing, and coffee. The process is pretty simple, once the customer places the order you will pick up and drop-off at the designated location using a prepaid debit card. This debit card is given to you by Postmates.
The pay will vary for each job. Per the company, you can make up to $25.00 per hour. You will get to keep all of your tips, but your base will be based on the following:
- Per mile rate for the distance between pickup and drop-off locations
- Per minute rate for waiting at pickup location
- The base rate of pay per leg
- Applicable Blitz Bonuses
This app allows you to sell your used goods. This app is pretty simple. When you are going through your house doing some spring cleaning and you find items you no longer need to sell them on OfferUp.
All you have to do to get your item listed is to take and upload a picture of the product and write a description. There is an option that allows users to leave ratings for both buyers and sellers. This allows you to work with potential buyers that have had positive ratings.
There is also a feature that allows you to talk with the buyers using a securing messaging system. Are you ready to declutter your closets and sell some items laying around your house?