Get Free* Money in 2021

There is no such thing as a free lunch. Someone has to pay for it. In this case, these companies are paying for it in the hopes of acquiring new users.

This piece provides a high-level look at several ways to earn money by connecting with online companies, the requirements that need to be met, and the potential risks involved. None of the information contained in this article should be construed as financial advice. I am not a professional financial advisor. An educated consumer should research thoroughly before pursuing any of these opportunities. The opinions expressed in this article are mine alone, and I am happy to share my experiences with you in case you’re curious about any of these companies.

Robinhood

Reward: One free stock valued between $3.00 and $225. (Per the Robinhood terms and conditions: “there is an approximately 98% chance of the stock bonus having a value of $2.50 — $10.00”).

Requirements: US residents only. Minimum 18 years of age. A valid phone number, email, and mailing address. Must link bank account and input your social security number (like you would need to whenever you open a brokerage account).

Robinhood is a commission-free investing platform for the stock market and a handful of cryptocurrencies. They are SIPC insured, meaning securities in your account are protected up to $500,000. Robinhood is also registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Robinhood includes the ability to reinvest dividends, purchase fractional shares, and trade with options, though some of those features require a special application. I personally have an investing portfolio with Robinhood and I enjoy their user-friendly interface. This opportunity is one of the safest and easiest to earn on this list. After meeting the requirements, the investor can easily sell their share and close their account or allow the investment to sit and potentially increase in price or accumulate dividends.

If you follow this referral link, both you and I will receive a free stock: join.robinhood.com/codyo90
Once you have an account, you will have the same opportunity to earn free stock by having people join with your affiliate link.

Webull

Reward: Two free stocks. One is awarded for opening the account, one is awarded after depositing $100.00.

Requirements: US residents only. Minimum 18 years of age. A valid phone number, email, and mailing address. Must link bank account and input your social security number (like you would need to whenever you open a brokerage account). Additionally, a photo ID with your name and date of birth is required to verify your identity in order to open the account.

Webull is a commission-free investing platform and a direct competitor to the aforementioned Robinhood platform. Webull has a much more detailed investing interface that gives users additional tools like screeners, industry overviews, and paper-trading (a stockmarket trading simulator that allows the user to practice trading on the live stock market without any financial risk). The interface can be overwhelming for less experienced investors, but the company is solid. Like Robinhood, Webull is registered by the SEC and FINRA. They are also SIPC insured. Webull offers options trading and cryptocurrency trading after unlocking those features with an application. Like Robinhood, this opportunity is safe. Though with Webull, there are extra hoops to jump through like uploading a photo ID and making a deposit of at least $100.00 to earn the second free stock.

If you follow this referral link, both you and I will receive a free stock: https://act.webull.com/pm/OcpfaKNHxmLr/5ak/inviteUs/
Once you have an account, you will have the same opportunity to earn free stock by having people join with your affiliate link.

Coinbase

Reward: $10 Bitcoin when you buy or sell $100.00 or more within 180 days of account opening. Additional rewards (currently around $30.00 in various cryptocoins) for watching informational videos on different types of digital currency available for trading on the Coinbase platform.

Requirements: A valid phone number, email, and mailing address. A valid photo ID (driver’s license or state-issued ID) and a webcam or phone camera to verify your identity and match it to your ID. US residents may need to enter their full or last 4 digits of their social security number.

Coinbase is one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges where users can buy/sell, trade, and earn interest on their cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency and block-chain technology is a relatively new and quickly expanding field that may revolutionize the way we exchange money and make purchases. Cryptocurrency does have some inherent risks involved that should be noted. Many cryptocurrencies are extremely volatile and can fluctuate in price without warning. Cryptocurrency is more prone to theft if it is stored online because it is susceptible to hacks. Regulation and taxes on digital currency are confusing and a grey area in some countries and they are not backed by SIPC protections or FDIC insurance. Fortunately, Coinbase stores 98% of customer funds offline as a security measure against loss or theft. For US customers, cash balances are insured by the FDIC because Coinbase pools these funds into US Treasury bonds and money market accounts. It should be noted that Coinbase does have fees for buying and selling which can be reduced by opening a free Coinbase Pro account.

While the deposit reward for Coinbase may be riskier than some of the other offers because of the fluctuation in the value of bitcoin, the additional potential rewards from watching educational videos are very appealing and low risk. One way to reduce the risk for the deposit reward is to buy $100.00 of a stablecoin that is designed to match the exact value of the US dollar.

If you follow this referral link, you’ll be able to start setting up your account to take advantage of free cryptocurrency offers and I will receive $10.00 in Bitcoin: https://www.coinbase.com/join/obropt_v
Once you have an account, you will have the same opportunity to earn free Bitcoin by having people join with your affiliate link.

Crypto.com

Reward: $25.00 in CRO coin that can be transferred into cash or other cryptocurrency.

Requirements: Minimum 18 years of age. A valid phone number, email, and mailing address. Must link bank account and input your social security number (like you would need to whenever you open a brokerage account). Invest in 5000 CRO coins (approximate $437.00 at the time of writing) and place them in a locked interest bearing account (similar to a certificate of deposit) for at least 6 months .

Crypto.com is a cryptocurrency trading platform that allows users to buy/sell, trade, and earn interest on their cryptocurrencies. Based out of Hong Kong, it offers a unique series of debit rewards cards that make it easier for you to use cryptocurrency in day-to-day shopping. It should be noted that Crypto.com does have a variety of fees for buying and selling digital currency.
Crypto.com has the most restrictive upfront investment in order to secure the $25.00. The staking requirement means you need to purchase approximately $437.00 of the CRO coin and lock it in an interest-bearing account similar to a certificate of deposit for 6 months. The benefit of this is that you will earn an attractive interest rate of 10% APR paid daily and you unlock the Ruby Steel Visa Card which will reimburse 100% of your Spotify premium subscription as well as offer 2% CRO coin rewards for purchases. The downside to this is locking up money for a 6 month period where the underlying principle, CRO coin, could lose value due to market fluctuation.

I personally am still deciding if this offer is right for me, but if the features and rewards excite you, use my referral link so we both earn $25 USD in CRO coins: https://crypto.com/app/wcp55hbkmu
Once you have an account, you will have the same opportunity to earn $25 USD in CRO coins by having people join with your affiliate link.

Achievement

Reward: $10.00

Requirements: A valid email address. A mobile device with access to the app store. A PayPal account is helpful (but not required). 10,000 points.

Achievement is different from some of the other opportunities in this list. The reward is paid out for earning points, which can be done by connecting a variety of different fitness applications that track your meals, water intake, weight, steps, and workouts. Users can also participate in medical research, questionnaires, and read articles to receive points. While the reward is not immediate and can take quite a bit of time to earn, it is repeatable. I have reached 10,000 points multiple times since downloading the application to my phone and connecting it with Samsung Health and every time I’ve successfully received the $10.00 reward. Very active individuals and people that track their health through apps can earn the reward faster.

Use my referral link to get started: http://tinyurl.com/ybg4okxm
Once you have an account, you will have the same opportunity to earn 100 points by having people join with your affiliate link.

These are just a few of the opportunities available to earn rewards for a small amount of effort. Interested in other exploring other offers? Websites like NerdWallet explain the variety of promotions available for opening different bank accounts, brokerage accounts, credit cards, etc. Saving money and investing it in high yield savings accounts, stocks, index funds, cryptocurrency, and other investments is another way to earn passive income. I highly recommend spending some time to research the different options available to you. Enjoy those savings!

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I graduated Rutgers University in 2017 with a degree in Civil Engineering. I'm a 5th degree black belt in Songahm Taekwondo and I love pizza.

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I graduated Rutgers University in 2017 with a degree in Civil Engineering. I'm a 5th degree black belt in Songahm Taekwondo and I love pizza.

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