Simple (and Legal) Ways that Help Millennials Pay Rent

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No matter your level of adulting, there’s an invisible line that should be avoided. And that’s the “move-back-in-with-your-parents-cause-you’re-outta-money” line.

For real though, you don’t want to resort to that.

Even if you have the best relationship in the world with them, it’s not your own space.

They probably also have a knack for saying stuff that really riles you up, or is that just my own immigrant parents? (“Don’t eat so much junk food,” “You’re throwing this away? Why? I’ll save it in case.”)

So to avoid that situation altogether, let’s make rent. Regularly.

Of course, you’ll still need a full-time job on your own.  But to give you some extra cushion though, you can check out these simple and fun ways to make rent.

1. Play Solitaire to Win Cash. No Longer a Single Player Game.

Less than a few minutes. That’s all you need to win real cash when you play  Solitaire Cash, a fun Solitaire game with a modern twist.

It’s like regular Solitaire but you compete against other players at the same skill-level as yours to see who can solve the deck the fastest, and for cash! Play in groups of 5 or more and the top 3 for each game wins.

Players have already won thousands of dollars! Solitaire Cash is free to download and play everywhere but cash tournaments are only available in New South Wales and Victoria districts.

If you like playing quick games for chances to win cash with no ads, check it out.

2. Satisfyingly Pop Bubbles to Make Cash

We love our classic bubble games here and even better when they’re shortened down to 3-minute games to pop as many as you can. Bonus points for clearing the whole board!

Check out Bubble Cash where you play in groups of 5 or more and the top 3 for each game wins.

Drop a bunch of bubbles at once and get those high-scoring combos. Play for free, and then switch over to cash games whenever you want. Seriously though, cash game winners can win thousands of dollars…by popping bubbles.

Solitaire Cash is free to download and play everywhere but cash tournaments are only available in New South Wales and Victoria districts.

3. Not Your Grandma’s Bingo - Play Anywhere for Cash

Classic bingo is a game based on both luck and skill since it takes strategy to beat the odds of the house and the players around you.

However, you can ditch the paper sheets and giant stamps in favor of Blackout Bingo, a fast-paced and competitive bingo game that you can play anywhere on your phone. And even against your friends virtually.

2 minutes. That’s all you need per game where you play against another person around the world. Everyone sees the same card and balls so by daubing (tapping the number) fast and correctly, you’ll get bonus boosts for more points! Tap the incorrect number and points will get docked so don’t get sloppy!

This easy-to-learn game is awesome for killing time and earning cash all at once, anywhere which is perfect for home.

You can play for free against real people for prizes or switch over to cash games to win…cash! Cash game winners can win up to $1,400 or more in mini-tournaments.

4. Get Paid To Share Your Opinion Anytime

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Your opinion is valuable. So valuable you deserve to earn extra cash for sharing it.

You can do it with Survey Junkie. They pay cash to members who participate in surveys about their shopping habits, cell phone usage, and more. Basic stuff.

Completing a survey earns you 20 to 100 points. Each point is worth one cent, and when you hit 1,000 points (or $10) you can cash out.

Redeem via:

  • Online gift cards
  • Paypal cash
  • Bank transfer

Signing up for Survey Junkie only takes a few minutes and you’ll earn your first 100 ($1 value) points just by creating an account, filling out an intro questionnaire, and verifying your email address. Easy.

After that, you’re free to dive into surveys. They have surveys with various durations (5 to 20 minutes) to complete and new ones pop up constantly so you’ll never be bored! Fill one out when you’re waiting for someone or have time to kill.

Survey Junkie won’t get you rich quick (no survey sites ever do), but it’s an easy way to make some extra cash by doing nothing other than giving your opinions.

5. School Competitors in Solitaire and Ca$h In

When you’re looking for something to do at home, check out Solitaire Cube, which is like regular Solitaire, except you get to play for real cash.

The game matches you with players of the same skill level, so all is fair. If you’re a good Solitaire player, you could win some serious money, like Katie N. who took home more than $530,000 as one of the Top 10 Solitaire Cube players! Even casual players like Amanda, a stay-at-home mom, won a 55″ TV, $8,500, and more!

So if you think you can handle playing some Solitaire Cube to win legit cash, definitely download this game for free. 

6. Instantly Get Paid $1 for Each Survey (No Limit!)

By now, you’re probably familiar with surveys. If not, it’s a great way to earn side cash for just giving anonymous opinions and you can join several survey programs to increase earnings.

Add SurveyTime to your list, because what makes them different from others, is that you’ll instantly get paid $1 USD after each survey completion. No waiting around to accrue at least $15 to cash out, you can get paid right after!

And there’s no limit either, so you can take as many surveys as you want available. You can choose between Target, Amazon, or Walmart gift cards, PayPal, or Bitcoin via Coinbase.

It’s free & easy to start. Just head here to sign up, check your confirmation email, and answer a few introductory questions.

It takes a few days until the system learns your profile to match you with the best surveys so you might be disqualified for some surveys at the beginning. Then you can take as many surveys as you want and it’ll be clear on the site how long each survey would take. On average, each could take 10 minutes with some being as quick as 3 minutes!

7. Find Curated Remote and Flexible Jobs With This Site

With almost 30,000 people out of work, it’s crucial to be able to hold a remote or flexible full-time or part-time position in these uncertain times.

Instead of searching through irrelevant job boards, use FlexJobs, a 13+ year old company that specializes in finding only remote and flexible schedule jobs. For a limited time, their membership plans are 30% off (with promo code SAVE30) making the plans only:

  • $4.95 /week
  • $9.95 /month
  • $23.95 /three months (most popular!)
  • $44.95 /year (best value)

Memberships include access to jobs as well as resources like Career Coaching, Resume Review, 170 expert skills tests to better assess and promote your skills, and more.

Natalie from Canberra said, “I joined because I wanted some part-time work that I could do from home while looking after my 2 young children. Flexjobs alerted me to an editing job that met my specifications. I was only with Flexjobs for a few weeks before getting this job!”

Making money is essential to everyone so take advantage of the 30% off membership plans to look at what could be your next new job! Remember to use promo code SAVE30.

8. Start on New Year, New You - Get Paid to Lose Weight

Who’s fed up with 2020? *raises hand

So why not get a jumpstart on a brighter 2021? Particularly when it comes to your fitness and weight goals. Time to get rid of that quarantine weight!

And you might be extra motivated because there’s a health and wellness company that will pay you to lose weight. Seriously!

It’s called HealthyWage.

They have a ton of testimonial/pictures on their site along with legit places reviewing them from CNN, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.

So if you need some money motivation to lose weight, here’s how it works:

1. Start with the HealthyWage calculator (Read More)
2. Decide on a weight goal & amount of time to achieve it
3. Bet on yourself ranging from A$28-$210 a month
4. Achieve your goal and you could win up to A$14,052 depending on your HealthyWager!
5. If you don’t achieve your goal, the money goes to support HealthyWage, including prizes for others who achieve their goals