Everyone could use a little extra cash on the side. Most people, however, don’t have time to work a second job. Or if you are a SAHM, you may be looking to help supplement income for your household, without having to put your children in daycare. Luckily, there are tons of resources online to help you make extra money!
One thing my husband has always commended me on is was my ability to make money. If there was a way to do it, I would be the one to find it. The best part is I always managed to do it without having to invest cash; so that meant no selling body wraps, essential oils, knives, jewelry or makeup. If that’s your thing, more power to you, but I really enjoy being able to earn money without having to deal with the product.
Lately, one of my favorite ways to earn extra cash is taking online surveys. If you are looking to make a load of extra of cash by taking online surveys, let me tell you right now it’s not going to happen! The best part is that you don’t have to devote a ton of time to do it. Depending on which site I use, I take a few minutes here and there to work on it.
What I love about these programs most, is that for some, my husband and I both have participated, which leads to more money coming in the household.
Best Websites to Earn Extra Cash
Swagbucks has been my personal go-to for years. Since I have started using it in 2012, I have managed to fund ALL of our Christmas gifts the last four years, without ever having to pay a dime out of pocket. I have been able to purchase several $500 Amazon gift cards, Target and Starbucks gift cards as well, just to name a few. Sign up is simple, and only takes a few minutes. Plus they give you a $5 bonus just for signing up. Once you have earned points, you are able to redeem them for various gift cards and even Paypal cash as well.
This isn’t I survey website…I know that. I love to shop, and while this hasn’t been a huge money maker on the side for me, it does help. With Ebates you can earn cash back rebate bonuses of $10 for just registering and earning the first few rebates. Not only that for referring friends you can earn extra rebates as well. So if you have friends who love to shop make sure you sign up!
3. Harris Poll
This Nielsen company is also another favorite of mine. Harris Poll provides an extra perk that many other survey companies don’t; they offer the opportunity to participate in local groups so that you can earn extra cash as well.
4. Survey Junkie
What I have enjoyed most about this company, is that the surveys generally only take a few minutes to complete. For every 1,000 points, you can earn $10.
5. American Consumer Opinion
This website is similar to Survey Junkie, every 1,000 points are equal to $10. Survey points can range from 50 points to 5,000-every point equals one penny. There are months we have earned an average of $125 to $175 depending on how much time we have put into completing surveys.
Get paid for every step you take! This website has been around for a couple of years but is starting to grow in popularity. For every 10,000 points you earn, you earn $10. You don’t have to cash them out right away either. If you want to wait for it to build up, I would suggest doing that. This program is simple to use: Just download the Achievemint app on your iPhone (sorry Andriod users, it’s not available to you yet), and you can connect it to various apps such as Apple Health, My Fitness Pal, Withings and much more. You can earn points doing various activities, including posting healthy tweets! How simple is that! Click here if you want to give Achievemint a try!
I would love to know your experience with survey websites! Which ones are your favorites? How much extra money have you made?
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.