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Side Hustling: Download these apps to make you money

Posted at 10:31 AM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 12:40:31-04

On average you'll spend 2 and a half hours a day on your cell phone, so why not start making money off the device?

We're not talking about Uber and Lyft, there are applications out there that can make you money from the comfort of your home. 

"So I walked away from a full-time job in technical recruiting," said Rich Mbariket, who started a successful business on Poshmark.

Poshmark allows you to sell your old clothes to other people. All you have to do is upload a picture, set your price and wait for a buyer.

"We've generated over $5,000 in revenue on Poshmark," Mbariket said.

Mbariket has become so successful he now makes his own briefcases and shoes.

But if you don't have anything to sell, why not sell your skills.

There are tutoring apps that allow you to teach English to people overseas through your cell phone and video chat.

VIPKID is a Beijing-based company allowing teachers to books classes with kids in China to teach them English. You will need to pass an interview and a bachelors degree is preferred.

If you want to get out of the house, try self-delivery driving apps like UberEats and Postmates. 

"Something that you can do anywhere you don't have to be here. I can be at a coffee shop and do my business and that's because of technology," Mbariket said.