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So you are looking to work from home for extra cash in your pocket at the end of the day? Well, you are in luck as there are tons of opportunities out there to make extra money for birthday gifts, gas money, or just some extra spending cash.
A few of my favorite ways to get extra cash quick are survey companies like Survey Junkie, answering quick questions for cash, or just by saving money while having to spend it. Saving money is just as good as cash in your hand because it get reserved for other important needs. Things like coupon clipping can be good if you are a master at that as well. I prefer some simple apps that allow me cash back upon purchase like Ebates.
There are sadly a lot of WFH scams out there so my advice, never ever pay to join up, check with the BBB, and do some research. With the companies listed below- I have personally tested them- or have other family members testing them, and we know they are legitimate companies that pay. You can at least trust that someone has walked the walk before you!
While doing surveys at home won’t let you work from home full time for much money, it’s very easy to get started and earn a little extra money in your spare time. When you’re on the computer surfing the web, all you have to do it take a few minutes out of your day to give your honest opinion about a wide variety of topics and products. I have even been paid to watch tv shows!
Survey Junkie is an app and online platform that allows you to take online surveys anywhere, anytime, and on any device. You make money based of the points you get per survey. Your opinion is really heard when it comes to new products, television shows, and businesses alike.
This site always has surveys available and actually can become quite addicting to participate in! Payment comes in the form of gift cards or cash!
is an online platform where you can earn points called SB, which can be redeemed for gift cards and coupons. You can easily earn SB points by watching videos, playing games, answering questions, shopping online, and even surfing the web using their search bar.
Refer your friends, and you’ll earn even more points. Your SB points can be traded in for gift cards from Amazon, Target, Starbucks, PayPal, and Walmart.
In addition to searching the web you can also play games, take surveys, watch videos, and complete special offers to earn additional Swagbucks.
ID is similar to Swagbucks in that you complete survey questions from brands and businesses. They also have a search engine that pays to search through. Inbox Dollars also pays you to read emails, answer questions, and complete special offers.
I always use the reading emails feature, which pays .02 per email. It is extremely simple and only takes about 10 seconds to earn your .02.
What sets Opinion outpost apart from other survey sites is its giveaway contests! Up to $40,000 every year. It has a quarterly drawing for a $10,000 cash prize — and for every survey you complete, you’ll get one entry into the sweepstakes. Can you imagine winning 10k for taking a few surveys??
Mypoints is a simple platform lets you earn gift cards for taking polls, answering surveys and other things you do online. Its super easy to use and track your earnings. You’ll earn a $5 bonus when you complete your first five surveys as well!
CC is an online platform where you can start earning money by completing offers, taking surveys, watching videos, and shopping online using their site. I’ve played around on the site a little bit and you’ll want to make sure that you read all of the fine print on each and every offer.
Many offers require an email address, which means you’ll receive offers from them and other marketers. Tasks pay out anywhere from a few cents to $30 or more, and you’ll receive a $1 for signing up for a new account. Payments are made via check and PayPal.
SS is an older online survey site where you’ll work from home for extra cash by sharing your opinions with companies. Most surveys pay out between $1 to $20 depending on the length and topic of the survey.
Not one of the better survey companies anymore but they are legitimate and you will get paid. Once your account has reached $1 in rewards, you can request payment via check. Survey Savvy has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Another online platform that allows you to make money from shopping, taking surveys, watching videos, completing short tasks, and more. Sign up and earn $5 just for joining right off the bat. Most offers pay between .25 to $30 per offer, and payments are made via PayPal, check, or direct deposit once your account reaches a $25 threshold.
Some offers do require a credit card number, so if you don’t feel comfortable giving out that information, just stick to the offers which display the No CC icon. Fusion Cash is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Looking for more survey companies you can make quick cash with? Check out the list of 20 survey companies to add to your list of places you can work from home for extra cash! A great way to stock up for the holiday season.
Perform Tasks For Extra Cash
If you are more of a task driven individual then these types of extra cash options are just what are looking for. They pay a bit better better than online surveys but they can also take a bit more time as well. Some of the tasks including writing, obtaining services, virtual research, design, video creation or more.
Amazon Mechanical Turk-
New over at Amazon, is a crowdsourcing marketplace that enables individuals or businesses to use human intelligence to perform tasks that computers are currently unable to do.
A few of the tasks that I saw listed were; data gathering, transcribing information, and providing a service. Each service had a specific fee- some were very low but some were high in pay so it all depends on the requester and the task. After you complete the task and the requester approves your work, the money is deposited into your Amazon account.
If you enjoy writing advertisement copy, then this opportunity with BoostMedia may be right up your alley. You basically write PPC (pay-per-click) Ads for companies – if your ad gets accepted, or wins a contest you get paid.
On their homepage, BoostMedia boasts one “Booster” who is making $1,200 a month writing ads; keep in mind that this is probably their top earner who has excellent copywriting skills and this probably not the norm.
OneSpace brings together companies and freelancers to complete a variety of tasks. Tasks include everything from simple quality assurance tasks to detailed writing assignments. Payments are made via PayPal on next-day for approved work.
Featured clients include eBay, Sears, Facebook, Staples, and Overstock.com. Time depend tasks are included so keep that in mind.
Fiverr is a very cool online marketplace where freelancers can sell services starting at $5.00- don’t worry, you can charge more for what you feel is right for the task. People sell everything from writing services, design services, voice overs, to making phone calls and videos.
Once you make a sale, Fiverr will keep of fee of $1 and payments will be made via PayPal. If you are new to Fiverr but find it interesting and would like to know more about how to be a top seller on the platform- take a look at the online book, the Fiverr Bible– it is a great read for those who are interest in adding more money to their income.
We Go Look–
At We Go Look, individuals are paid to verify goods and services before another person makes the purchase. Tasks include looking at cars for sale, home or vacation rentals, verifying the quality of a product and or checking the condition of a product.
Once the task is completed and you have submitted your report which includes photos, you will be paid via PayPal. We Go Look pays $25.00 and up per completed assignment. Even though there is some out of the home leg work to do, the write and report are at home and of course, the schedule is works to make.
Answer Questions or Post Content
If you are an answer bee, then you must give these websites a shot to earn you some pocket cash. The questions asked are not usually your run of the mill questions and not similar to survey sites, as these questions require some study, previous knowledge, or research.
I have a few family members that just love to answer questions and provide quality responses as it makes them feel good and helpful for others. In particular my retired Father loves Just Answer as he always has a response for something and his reward for assisting others is cold hard cash! Plus he enjoys showing people his “other job” now. Give it a shot, you might find you enjoy it just as much.
This a website where any question can be answered by a virtual live operator. You can become a live virtual agent and get paid a percentage of all answers that are accepted. You just sign up and once approved, you can set your own hours and work as little or as much as you want.
All you need is a computer and an internet connection and some experience “doing”. They claim top experts earn $1000s each month helping customers solve everyday- not too shabby for a part time gig!
At Postloop you can earn extra cash by posting content on various forums. Simply sign up for an account, then start off by contributing, answering and beginning new conversations on their forum. Once you have completed this task and your account is approved by an administrator you can start posting on the “paid” forums.
Each time you answer, reply or add a new conversation you’ll earn points. When you reach 100 points (about 10-12 posts), you’ll earn $5.00. If you love to chat online, this may be a fun way to earn some extra cash.
Needle is a platform that connects brands with avid fans for brand ambassadorships. How it works is they hire individuals who know and love their brands. Then when a customer has a question they are connected with an Ambassador who knows the brand inside and out. They answer questions and make suggestions based of their own personal experience with the brand.
Current companies that Needle works with are American Apparel, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Taylor Made. You can earn points to use in their store, by texting online with customers in real-time.
Cash Back Shopping Sites
Cash back website are really a no brainer- just do it! You can get money back from stores you purchase from already. No need to change your shopping habits or do anything special.
Just sign up and then download a little code that hitches onto your tool bar so that every site you shop on gets acknowledged by the store and activates the cash back. You click one little button and you can get anywhere from 2-20% back from your purchases.
At the end of the year, many people report a cash back check in the hundreds. So for basically doing nothing out of the ordinary and with no extra time involved whatsoever, you can make some money!
Ebates is in my opinion, the best cash back shopping site. Sign up for a free account and then when you shop online you get cash back! Download the attachment for your toolbar to make it super easy or go through the Ebates site to see if the retailer that you’re shopping with is affiliated.
If they are affiliated with Ebates click on the link and start shopping. Most companies offer about 3% cash back on your purchases, although I have seen some that offer 6% back and as much as 16% cash back! You can make $10 right now if you sign up through this link. Again worth noting that Ebates is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Dosh Cash Back
The Dosh cash back app lets you link your credit and debit cards to automatically get cash back when you shop, eat, travel, and more at participating local and national merchants.
Simply download Dosh for iOS or Android, create your free Dosh account, and link your cards to start earning cash back on purchases from participating merchants and services, both local and nationwide. Simple to do and real work from home for extra cash!
Ibotta is an iPhone and Android application that you can use to earn money when you go shopping. Before you head out on a shopping trip you complete tasks relating to your favorite brands and companies. Once you are ready to do your shopping at stores like Safeway, Target and Walgreens and take photos of your receipts.
Once your transaction has been verified, your account will be credited with a specified cash back amount. Refer your friends and earn even more money. Ibotta has been featured on Mashable, Good Morning America, and Business Insider.
Social Spark is an online advertising platform that connects bloggers, publishers, and website owners with major brands. Simply set up your account, set your price per post, pick which advertisers you’d like to work with, write your post, and then get paid via PayPal.
Current companies working with Social Spark are HP, Overstock, AT&T, Microsoft, Beaches Resorts, Hilton, Kraft, and many more. Typical pay ranges from $25 – $200 per post, and you have total control over who you work with.
*We will continue to add cool jobs that you can make some extra cash with from home. If you have a recommendation, let us know in the comments!