5 Ways Students Can Earn A Passive Income

1. Slidejoy


It’s estimated that an average college student checks their phone 110 times per day. With so many people checking their phone so often it’s no wonder that a company has created an app to monetize this daily habit. Slidejoy will pay you in cash or rewards you in gift cards to have trending news and ads on your lock screen. Once you register on Slidejoy, every time you unlock your phone, you will get a card with news or a promotion on your lock screen. Slide RIGHT on your lock screen to unlock your phone and go to your home screen. Slide LEFT on your lock screen to get more information on the content.

2. Swagbucks


If you’re not already searching the internet on a daily basis then you will definitely will be once you start college. Believe it or not all that searching actually earns companies like Google a huge profit through advertisements. A competitor search engine called Swagbucks will now reward you with a virtual currency called (you guessed it) Swagbucks. You can then redeem your Swag Bucks anytime for $5 – $100 gift cards for Amazon, PayPal, Target, Walmart, Starbucks and more. Just sign up for an account, set your default search engine to Swagbucks and then watch the Swagbucks roll in as you do what you already do every day.

3. Receipt Hog


Once you’ve gone off to college you’ll be responsible for buying just about everything that you need to survive. Along with that added responsibility comes something else — receipts. Every time you shop for groceries, house supplies or clothes you will be handed a receipt at the end of the purchase. Before you crumble it up and throw it away you might want to consider turning into a source of income with receipt hog. Whenever you shop at any retailer snap a picture of your receipt and get paid! The payout can be in the form of a PayPal money transfers or gift cards for websites like Amazon, Walmart and much more.

4. Inbox Dollars

If you’re not already checking your email every day then please start. Nothing is more annoying then someone who doesn’t reply to emails. Once checking your email has become a part of your daily routine it’s time to make that part of your daily routine profitable. Inbox Dollars will pay you to open and confirm emails for various offers and sales. The process only takes a couple of seconds and will reward you for being a diligent email checker.

5. Perk TV

Perk TV is an app that pays you to watch countless videos on your smartphone or tablet. The videos only last about 1-2 minutes long on average, and you can choose between watching movie trailers or app trailers. Each time you watch a video you are granted points. When you get enough points, they can be redeemed for gift cards to Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Target, or you can have the option of opting out for cash and getting money directly deposited into your PayPal account. Now there’s even an option to redeem for Bitcoin.

These videos can be streamed continually without any work on your end. There is no check-in required to watch an upcoming trailer. Perk TV will automatically play the next video for you, meaning you will continue to earn points even if you aren’t near your phone.

Pro Tip: Use the code a33cb245 when signing up to get 50 bonus points.