One way I make extra money is to always explore the little ways I can earn a little cash. Maybe it’s a $10 gift card, or maybe it’s an extra $20. If it’s easy and I can put a few extra dollars in my coffers, I’m all in. I never turn my nose up at the small offers of money because in my world – money is money is money. It all spends. 🙂
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These sites are not going to pay your rent all by themselves. However, you can make extra money here and there and it can add up to meet your needs. I use the money & gift cards I make with these sites to buy gifts and household supplies that are too boring to mention but don’t come free.
Sometimes I use the money I make here just to treat myself to something I normally wouldn’t – without feeling guilty that I’m taking money out of our household budget.
Tip: Open a PayPal account (and get yourself a free PayPal debit card).
Be careful. Some of the offers you can complete on survey sites involve signing up for credit cards or subscribing to free trials of paid services. Skip those kinds of incentives.
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Bing Rewards: Use Bing as your search engine and you’ll earn points which you can use to snag gift cards. A $5 Amazon gift card, for example, is 525 credits. If you use a search engine more than just once or twice a day, you’ll reach the number of credits you need pretty quickly.
Free Eats: You’ll get $1.00 when you register to receive text advertisements from companies, and .25 (or more) for most messages. You are paid via PayPal. Not a lot of extra money, but it’s paid almost instantaneously when you earn it.
Mechanical Turk: Owned by Amazon, you complete HITs to earn money. HITs stand for Human Intelligence Tasks are short little tasks that humans must do and businesses need to have done. The pay per task is often super small, but they can be done so quickly that they’ll add up before you know it to extra money for you.
As soon as the requester has verified the HIT you did for them, you’ll get paid in an Amazon payments account.
Inbox Dollars: Although I’ve had an Inbox Dollars account for a long time, it’s only been in the last little while that I actually started to use it. When I made $20 in a matter of a few days I decided it was worth a minute or two of my time here and there.
Pinecone Research: This is one of the favorite “ we’ll pay for your opinion” sites. You may not get in right away, but keep trying. You’ll stand to make a lot more money than most similar research sites.
SBKC: You’ll earn points by sending them your junk mail as well as your junk email. It sounds nuts, but it’s legit. They estimate around $20 every month, but it is possible to make more. (If you send your junk snail mail, they’ll provide postage paid envelopes.)
Swagbucks: You aren’t going to make a living on this site. But, you can generate a few extra bucks which you can use for gift cards, etc. This is a site LOTS of people have reviewed, so you can feel good about signing up.
User Testing: You can earn $10 via paypal for every 20-minute session you complete. UserTesting pays you to visit websites or apps, complete a set of tasks, and speak your thoughts aloud. You’ll need to download their software to capture your screen and voice.
Selling Toothpaste: Ok, you might think I’m nuts for this, but you’re going to want to check this out! Women that I know personally are making hundreds of dollars each month with this technique.
There are so many awesome ways to make money online!! I actually quit my job last year and have doubled my income by writing this blog. Crazy, I know! I love talking to other moms that want to do the very same thing because I am proof that it’s totally possible.
Right now you can start your own blog for less than $4! Check it out here or if you need a little help you can read my step-by-step guide here. Plus, I have lots of other blogging resources to help you get going!