Sell Your Stools For Cash—50 Ideas For Passive Income & Boosting Your Savings

Did you know that you can make $500 in passive income selling your own stools? Yes, you read that correctly...and if you're going twice per day, that's $360,000 per year—it's a whole new reason to get your ass in gear.

Americans have an income problem right now.

The 'YOLO' (You Only Live Once) mindset, which drove Americans to splurge on luxury items and experiences post-COVID lockdowns, is losing its appeal.

Additionally, the entertainment industry is feeling the pressure. NBC reports that artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, and The Black Keys have canceled summer concerts due to low demand.

The combination of high inflation, reduced savings, and a slowing job market is shifting consumer behavior. Spending is down as real disposable income growth declines. In response, retailers like Walmart and Target are cutting prices to attract budget-conscious customers.

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Personal savings for American households are at an all-time low right now.

The job market is also cooling, with job openings hitting a three-year low, according to the latest Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

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In other words, Americans are in serious need of a financial adrenaline shot—so we've compiled a list of what you can do right now to make a quick $500 today.

...and yes, that includes selling your stools, #50 on the list.

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Without further ado, here are 50 money-making opportunities:

1. Become a Personal Grocery Shopper

  • Requirements: 18+, ability to lift 50 pounds, set your own schedule
  • Platform: Instacart
  • How it works: Accept, shop, and deliver customer orders. Options include in-store or full-service shopping.
  • Earnings: Over $2,200 per month, potentially $500 per week depending on location and hours worked.

2. Walk Dogs or Pet Sit

  • Platform: Rover
  • How it works: Offer services such as dog boarding, walking, or pet sitting. Earnings are higher in cities and with high ratings.
  • Earnings: Up to $1,000 per month, $500 in two weeks with 25+ visits and multiple services.

3. Make Money Through Social Media

  • How it works: Leverage your social media presence to sell products or services. Follow the principles in guides like X Mastery to grow your audience and earnings.
  • Earnings: $500 in less than a week with a substantial audience and product to sell.

4. Rent Out Your Space

  • Platform: Neighbor
  • How it works: Rent out any free space (garage, guest room, etc.) in your home.
  • Earnings: $500 in 1-2 months depending on location and type of space.

5. Deliver Food

  • Platforms: DoorDash, UberEats
  • Requirements: Car, valid driver’s license, background check
  • How it works: Deliver food and earn via tips, flat fees, and bonuses like Peak Pay.
  • Earnings: $500 per week with a minimum of 50 deliveries.

6. Start a Ridesharing Gig

  • Platform: Uber
  • How it works: Sign up, accept ride offers, and get paid through tips, bonuses, and ride fees.
  • Earnings: Up to $50 per hour, potentially $1,000 per week in a busy city.

7. Rent Out Your RV

  • Platform: RVShare
  • How it works: List your RV, post pictures, and rent it out.
  • Earnings: $500 in a week depending on RV condition and rental demand.

8. Rent Out Your Car

  • Platforms: Turo, HyreCar
  • How it works: Rent out your car for daily or long-term use.
  • Earnings: $500 in 3-5 weeks, all passive income.

9. Teach Kids English

  • How it works: Teach English online with flexible hours.
  • Earnings: $14 to $18 per hour, potentially $500 in a week with 27-35 hours.

10. Become a Freelance Writer

  • How it works: Write emails, blog posts, or sales copy.
  • Earnings: $500 in a week, possibly in a day with a large client base.

11. Become an Affiliate Marketer

  • How it works: Promote products/services and earn commissions on sales or sign-ups.
  • Earnings: $500 in 4-6 weeks, potentially faster with experience.

12. Create & Sell an Online Course

  • Platform: Teachable, Udemy
  • How it works: Create a course on any topic and sell it.
  • Earnings: $500 in an hour to a month depending on the niche and demand.

13. Babysit

  • Platform: Care.com
  • How it works: Offer babysitting or other care services.
  • Earnings: $20 per hour, $500 in less than 2 weeks with 15 hours per week.

14. Housesit

  • Platform: Care.com
  • How it works: Offer house-sitting services.
  • Earnings: $500 in 3-10 days in a well-off area.

15. Use Your Car as an Advertising Billboard

  • Platform: Wrapify
  • How it works: Wrap your car in ads and get paid.
  • Earnings: $500 in 5 weeks depending on campaign type.

16. Sell Unused CDs, DVDs, and Other Tech Online

  • Platform: Decluttr
  • How it works: Sell old tech items.
  • Earnings: Varies, typically low per item.

17. Sell Your Jewelry

  • Platform: Worthy
  • How it works: Appraise and auction your jewelry.
  • Earnings: $500 quickly if items are valuable.

18. Sell Gently Used Clothing

  • Platform: Poshmark
  • How it works: Sell high-quality clothing.
  • Earnings: $500 in a day with designer items.

19. Sell on Online Marketplaces

  • Platforms: Craigslist, Nextdoor, Facebook Marketplace, Ebay
  • How it works: Sell old items.
  • Earnings: Varies based on item value.

20. Flip Items on Social Media

  • How it works: Find free items to refurbish and sell.
  • Earnings: $500 in a week to a month.

21. Sell Crafts Online

  • Platform: Etsy
  • How it works: Sell handmade crafts.
  • Earnings: $500 in a week, especially during holidays.

22. Become a YouTube Editor

  • How it works: Edit YouTube videos.
  • Earnings: $500 per hour with experience.

23. Do Handyman Work

  • Platform: Thumbtack
  • How it works: Offer various handyman services.
  • Earnings: $500 a day depending on job type.

24. Pick Up Freelance Gigs

  • Platform: Fiverr
  • How it works: Offer freelance services.
  • Earnings: $500 in an hour to a month based on skill and demand.

25. Get Paid to Take Online Surveys

  • Platforms: MyPoints, Swagbucks
  • How it works: Complete surveys.
  • Earnings: $500 in 10-12 months.

26. Negotiate Your Bills & Subscriptions

  • Platform: Rocket Money
  • How it works: Lower your bills.
  • Earnings: $500 in 1-2 months.

27. Earn Cash Back on Groceries

  • Platform: MyPoints
  • How it works: Earn cash back on purchases.
  • Earnings: Up to $300 per month.

28. Get Paid to Watch Videos Online

  • Platform: Inbox Dollars
  • How it works: Watch videos.
  • Earnings: $500 in several months.

29. Earn Cash Back on Everyday Purchases

  • Platform: Capital One Shopping
  • How it works: Use cash back rewards.
  • Earnings: A few hundred dollars per month.

30. Get Paid to Browse the Web

  • Platforms: MyPoints, Swagbucks
  • How it works: Use their search engines.
  • Earnings: $5-$10 per week.

31. Get Paid to Play Online Games

  • Platforms: Mistplay, Cashyy
  • How it works: Play and earn points.
  • Earnings: $80 for 94 hours of gaming.

32. Get Paid to Share Your Internet

  • Platform: Pawns App
  • How it works: Share your internet connection.
  • Earnings: $500 in 5-6 months.

33. Take Advantage of Credit Card Bonus Points

  • Platform: Various credit cards
  • How it works: Use bonus and sign-up offers.
  • Earnings: $500 in several weeks.

34. Make Money from Gas Receipts

  • Platform: Upside App
  • How it works: Earn cash back from receipts.
  • Earnings: $500 in 1-2 months.

35. Learn a New Skill

  • Platform: Udemy
  • How it works: Invest in a skill and monetize it.
  • Earnings: $500 weekly or more.

36. Make Money in the Stock Market

  • Platform: Synvestable
  • How it works: Active investing.
  • Earnings: $500 in a day with successful trades.

37. Pick Up Work as a Virtual Assistant

  • How it works: Offer VA services.
  • Earnings: $500 weekly with part-time hours.

38. Make Money Exercising

  • Platform: HealthyWage
  • How it works: Bet on weight loss.
  • Earnings: $500 after meeting goals.

39. Make Money Moving

  • Platform: Bellhop
  • How it works: Help with moving jobs.
  • Earnings: $500 in a week.

40. Rent Out a Room in Your House

  • Platforms: Airbnb, Vrbo
  • How it works: Rent out a spare room.
  • Earnings: $500 in a month or a day in popular areas.

41. Donate Plasma

  • How it works: Donate plasma for cash.
  • Earnings: $500 in 4-6 weeks.

42. Save Money on Your TV & Internet

  • How it works: Cut the cord.
  • Earnings: $500 in 3 months.

43. Write an eBook

  • How it works: Write and sell an eBook.
  • Earnings: $500 in a week with effective promotion.

44. Have a Yard Sale

  • How it works: Sell old items.
  • Earnings: $500 in a day with high-demand items.

45. Rent Out Your Parking Space

  • Platform: Neighbor
  • How it works: Rent out your parking space.
  • Earnings: $500 monthly or more.

46. Sell Food You Made

  • How it works: Sell homemade food.
  • Earnings: $500 daily with a strong brand.

47. Sell Your Gift Cards

  • Platforms: CardCash, GiftCash, Raise
  • How it works: Sell unused gift cards.
  • Earnings: $500 in an hour with sufficient card value.

48. Check for Unclaimed Money

  • How it works: Search state registries.
  • Earnings: $500 instantly if available.

49. Cash in Your Recycling

  • How it works: Recycle valuable materials.
  • Earnings: Varies, potentially high with scrap metal.

50. Become A Stool Donor

  • Platform: Human Microbes
  • How it works: Get paid for donating your own stools
  • Earnings: $500 per stool. If you’re having a bowel movement every day it can total $180,000 per year. If you're going twice, double it.

How to Best Use $500 Once You've Earned It

  1. Take Care of Your Emergency
  2. Pay Off High-Interest Debt
  3. Build an Emergency Fund
  4. Open a High-Yield Savings Account
  5. Invest Wisely using Synvestable.

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