Hey peeps! I hope that your 2018 has gotten started with a bang, a good one! Unless you’ve literally been sleeping under a rock for the past year, we’ve all seen the rise of Cardi B’s rise to fame with the release of her song Bodak Yellow. Every woman, boy, and girl can’t help but the let their ratchet side, show when that Bodak Yellow beat drops. “I don’t dance now, I make money moves.”
Needless to say the theme for most people looking to level up in 2018 is “Making money moves.” I love it! It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re chasing money but you’re chasing success, whatever that looks like to you.
The truth is, most people don’t chase their dreams because they don’t have the funds to do so. While this is a legit reason to be concerned about taking risk, this should not hold you back from following your dreams, doing something you’re passionate about and making an impact.
The good news is, you can create extra income for yourself without having to get 2 and 3 jobs. Hello! It’s 2018, gone are the days that we’re stuck to just working for “The Man”. The explosion of Silicon Valley has birthed some awesome apps/opportunities. You can literally make the money you need to invest in your dreams and create the life you want ON YOUR TERMS.
Check out 4 ways you can be making money moves in 2018:
#1 Is the easiest method but also probably the lowest turnaround. Using this app is easy, it’s basically rebates without the work of having to scan receipts, track which rebates are available or any of the hassle any of those other rebate apps give you. Dosh is an easy to use app. All you do is link it to your debit card and the app will automatically track your purchases and give you the rebates you earn for doing everyday things such as grocery shopping, booking travel, and more. You even get money for sharing this awesome app with your friends and family and so do they.
This won’t help you on your quest to be a millionaire but it will help you on your quest to make easy money in 2018 that you can use to invest in yourself, your business, or wherever you see fit. After all, it requires nothing from you but setup and you go about doing your regular shopping and living. You’ll be surprised how quickly those dollars add up and you get that money directly deposited into your account. No gift cards, all money baby!
#2 Is one we all know and love, good ole Ride sharing company, Uber. How could this company not make the list? I mean let’s face it, Uber has taken over the Ride Sharing game that by the way, Uber created. Before it was Cab’s or drive yourself. If you live in a city with awful traffic like I do, Uber has been a God send. Not only is Uber good for those of us needing a quick ride across town but also those of us with no dollars but a dream. If you have a decent vehicle, (2001 or newer) that you’ve taken care of and you like meeting new people who more than likely love a good time, Uber is for you.
Uber makes it easy to make money, you pretty much don’t have to do anything but drive, smile, and be yourself…well maybe not yourself if you’re a little weird but it’s easy. Perks of being a Uber driver, the money! Sign up is quick and easy, you do have to be able to pass a background check, DNV check, show that you’re responsible and have a reliable automobile and insurance. Once you complete those steps, you’re off to making money. Uber drivers make as much or as little as they wish, seriously, you set your own schedule and Uber will even keep you up to date on the happenings around your city that will gross you the most income. You can’t go wrong with being able to work when you want and make as much as you want. You just have to be willing to do the work. Who can’t drive strangers across town for some change? I know people who have done stranger things for some change.
#3 Is Uber’s competition, Lyft. The reason that Lyft makes the list is pretty much the same reasons as #2 Uber but also because you can do them both if you’re really determined. You can get the benefits of driving for both services. It’s really up to you. The fact that you’re considered an independent contractor, you’re not breaking any Non compete clause. If you ask me, that looks like a win, win.
#4 You may or may not know about Instacart depending on how high on the boujee meter you are. Instacart is a grocery delivery app that allows people to grocery shop via the app and get their groceries delivered right to their door. As an Instacart contractor you can choose to pick the orders up and deliver them or be an actual personal shopper by doing the shopping based on the request of the customer and then deliver the groceries to the customer. This may sound like more work than you’re willing to put in but it’s actually pretty easy and not to mention easy extra money. Plus, if you’re like me, you spend most of your evening in the grocery store any way because you’ve got kids to feed. Why not get paid for it? Instacarts process is similar to Ubers/Lyft’s with the exception the type of car and condition doesn’t matter as much because you’re not transporting clients.
Either way it’s Insta-money in your pocket.
#5 The last money-making opportunity on the list is Postmates. This is another one of those services that delivers pretty much anything you can think of. Like, literally, you can have McDonalds delivered via Postmates if you so choose. Got a stain? Order a Tide Pen and have it delivered via Postmates. Sure, it’s going to cost you but you’re paying for convenience right? As a Postmates Fleet driver, you’re responsible for picking up the order and delivering it to the customer. Out of all of the apps, this will probably be the last one I would do because the payouts are low and not worth the amount of work you have to do to earn the extra bucks. Nonetheless, you can still earn extra dough and the onboarding process is pretty easy.
I’ve given you 5 options to make extra money that you can then use to invest in your dreams. There are no excuses as to why you can’t chase your dreams in 2018. If you’re still complaining about being broke and you have a car, two good legs, and nothing seriously wrong with you….I have no words.
So come on sing it with me, “ I don’t dance now, I make money Moves”. 2018 is the year of leveling up, making boss moves, and creating the lives we want. Don’t make excuses, we make money moves!
Go out and go get it!
Your friend in your head and in real life too,
Life Strategist KG♥
Need help figuring out how to create money moves for yourself but ready to level up in 2018? Contact me for 1 on 1 coaching to get you moving, growing, and making money moves!