Updated: Jan 26, 2019
Building a brand or small business can be difficult at times, especially if you haven't reached to a point where you are financially free to fully invest in the resources and tools you'll need to help your business grow and prosper. In most cases, start-ups and personal brands are using their 9 to 5 jobs to invest in their dreams. But guess what? Sometimes having a full time job is not enough! According to cnbc.com, 71% of US Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, barely making it to survive. Therefore, until the day when you can put in your two weeks notice at your job to work for yourself full time, I've listed a few money making apps that will help make the process a little easier along the way.
So you have clothes that you've never worn or barely used that is sitting in your closet collecting dust. Start making money by selling your clothes on Poshmark! It's really simple. Just download the app, take a photo of the item, list it, and then sell, BOOM! I am not an affiliate of Poshmark, but I can vouch for it since I am a personal user of the app. The only downfall about it is they take 20% of your earnings. You'll also have to share the items in your closet to your followers often as it will result in a higher chance of sales.
Make it easier for your customers or clients to pay you by downloading the CashApp. It's super easy to use. Set up your bank account and email information within the app and you are all set. Once payment is received, you will then have the option to immediately "Cash Out" (it goes straight into your bank account within minutes.) or "Cash Out" payment for the following day. If you immediately "Cash Out" the same day, the app will charge a 1% fee.
Yes I said Instagram. If you haven't done so already you better get with the program. Leading with Lee Magazine generates paying advertisers and guest features through Instagram (a lot!). It's a great platform to really get to know your audience. If you are interested in knowing the exact steps we took to gain paying features check out how we did it here! Let's face it, social media plays a huge role in businesses today. It's also the new background check. Having a website is always important, but sometimes it's not enough as people would like a more personal feel and connection to your brand by viewing your social media profile.
Do you have old furniture, a car, antiques, electronics, or clothes that you would like to sell? If so then LetGo may be the app for you. Although you'll list your items in the app, your buying and selling experience is in person. The app uses your zip code to notify people in your area of what you are selling. If someone wants to buy from you, you would then have to meet the potential buyer in person. The benefit of meeting your buyers in person are the 0% fees on your item. The downfall is meeting someone you've never met to do a sales transaction. I suggest meeting in a public place.