We live in a society that caters to the early birds: 8 a.m. school start times, 9-to-5 work schedules and lots of talk about the benefits of starting your day at the crack of dawn.
Well, I say thanks, but no thanks..
There’s nothing wrong with you if you’re the kind of person who stays up late to work, play or just to experience some peace and quiet in the ungodly hours of the night. In fact, research suggests night owls may be more creative, more intelligent and more mentally resilient than their counterparts.*
So, never change! And, while you’re at it, here are ways to make extra cash while burning that midnight oil.
1. Let This App Pay You up to $83 When You Win Solitaire Games
Lots of us already play Solitaire on our phones for fun or just to pass time until the sun comes up. Want to see if you can win money at it?
There’s a free iPhone app called Solitaire Cash that lets you play for real money. You could get paid up to $83 per win.
You might be thinking: There’s got to be a catch. This is definitely one of those spammy apps, right?
Wrong. There really isn’t a catch. Sure, you can pay to play in some higher-stakes tournaments, but there’s no pressure. And, in fact, there aren’t even any annoying ads.
With each game, you’ll battle it out against at least five other players. Everyone gets the same deck, so winning is totally a matter of skill. The top three players who solve the deck fastest can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $83.
Over on the App Store, it has over a million downloads and more than 15,000 ratings, averaging 4.7 stars (out of 5).
To get started, just download the free app and start playing your first game immediately.
2. Earn $300+/Month in Passive Income with Your Extra Space
If you’re like us, your garage probably isn’t doing much of anything at the moment. Maybe you have some tools in there, or maybe it’s home to your boxes of odds and ends, collecting dust.
But with a website called Neighbor, your extra space — whether it’s a spare room, an empty garage or a parking space — could be earning you an extra $300 a month in totally passive income.
Neighbor works by connecting people who need storage space with hosts who have the room to spare. The average host makes about $300 a month, but some people have earned up to $50,000 a year just by letting people park on their property.
It takes less than 10 minutes to get started. Just answer a few questions about your space, take some pictures and set your asking price. Neighbor will recommend a dollar amount based on your location and type of rental, but the final listing is up to you.
Neighbor even gives you up to $1 million in free protection as a host and offers protection plans for your renters, giving you both peace of mind.
Neighbor is an easy source of passive income, and it’s easier than most side hustles. It’s free to list your space, and you’ll only be charged a 4.9% processing fee from the profit you make each month, so there’s no risk to you.
Sign up here and see how much you could earn.
3. Get Paid to be Someone’s Buddy — We’re Not Kidding
Some night owls want solitude, while others want to get together with those on the same sleep schedule. Why not get paid to do the latter?
You can register to become a friend at RentAFriend.com, where paying users can contact you to attend late-night concerts, bar trivia nights, quiet hangouts, VIP events and more.
You can charge up to $50 an hour and set your own schedule. Why not try it out?
4. Get Paid Up to $140/Month Just for Sharing Your Honest Opinion
It sounds strange, but brands want to hear your opinion, even in the dead of night. It helps them make business decisions, so they’re willing to pay you for it — up to $140 a month.
A free site called Branded Surveys will pay you up to $5 per survey for sharing your thoughts with their brand partners. Taking three quick surveys a day could earn up to $140 each month.
It takes just a minute to create a free account and start getting paid to speak your mind. Most surveys take five to 15 minutes, and you can check how long they’ll take ahead of time.
And you don’t need to build up tons of money to cash out, either — once you earn $5, you can cash out via PayPal, your bank account, a gift card or Amazon. You’ll get paid within 48 hours of your payout being processed, just for sharing your opinions.
They’ve already paid users more than $20 million since 2012, and the most active users can earn a few hundred dollars a month. Plus, they’ve got an “excellent” rating on Trustpilot.
It takes just a minute to set up your account and start getting paid to take surveys. Plus, right now, you’ll get a free 100-point welcome bonus just for becoming part of the community.
5. Add $225 to Your Wallet While Watching the Late Night News
It’s been a historic year in the news. And while we hope the news isn’t what’s keeping you up at night, being a news junkie does have its monetary perks.
You could add up to $225 a month to your pocket by signing up for a free account with InboxDollars. They’ll present you with short surveys to choose from every day, which you can fill out while you watch tonight’s broadcast.
You just have to answer honestly, and InboxDollars will continue to pay you every month. This might sound too good to be true, but it’s already paid its users more than $56 million.
It takes about one minute to sign up, and start getting paid while you watch the news.
6. Earn up to $69/Hour Working From Home
We get it. You need copious amounts of coffee to feel alive at your inflexible nine to five job.
Truth be told, life would be a lot easier if you could sleep in every day, and just make money while everyone else was sleeping. But that’s not something most employers offer. But have you considered bookkeeping? It’s the No. 1 most profitable business, according to an article in Inc Magazine.
And you could earn up to $69 an hour by starting your own bookkeeping business, according to Intuit, the creator of QuickBooks.
You don’t have to be an accountant or good at calculus to be successful at bookkeeping. As long as you’re motivated, a company called Bookkeepers.com will teach you everything you need to know. It’s one of the leading training courses in the field, and it even gives you the first three classes for free.
It’s helped thousands of people launch their own businesses, including Daniel Honan, a military veteran and former painter. He never considered starting his own company, but he signed up for Bookkeepers.com, and now he’s making $50,000 a year.
It only took him three months to get started, taking one class a week. Oh, and he makes his own schedule, and earns up to $69 an hour.
If you’re just a little curious, you just have to submit your email address here to take the first free class. If you stick with it, you could be running your own business in just a few months.
7. Get Paid to Skip Going to the Store
Picture this: Buying your groceries without leaving your house… and at night. Sounds like the perfect night-owl scenario, right?
It is — and it can be rewarding, too. A free website called Rakuten gives you a kickback of 3%, 5%, 15% or more when you shop online at thousands of your favorite stores.
Between your Target and Instacart orders, Disney+ subscription and Ulta splurges, that cash back really adds up. Plus, it can be directly deposited into your bank account, or they’ll send you a check.
It takes less than 60 seconds to create a Rakuten account and start getting cash back. All you need is an email address, then you can immediately start shopping your go-to stores through the site.
Earning money for nothing? Living your best night life? Sounds like a win/win.
8. Play Bingo on Your Phone for Real Money — up to $83 Per Win
Do you play games on your phone at night to pass the time? You should see if you can make money doing it, too.
A free iPhone app called Bingo Cash lets you play for real cash. Every win could pay you up to $83.
Bingo Cash is based on the classic Bingo format, where you’ll battle it out against other players at your same skill level. Everyone gets the same board and sees the same Bingo balls. The top three players in a game can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $83.
And no, there’s no catch. There are no ads, either. You can play for free or pay to play in higher-stakes tournaments.
Download the free app and start playing your first game immediately. You could win money today!
9. Start Freelancing
If you have a way with words, consider freelancing. As a freelance blogger, you can work as much or little as you want, and at any hour of the night that you please.
To get started, check out these blogs that pay $100 or more per post.