This post is going to cover making/earning money through online websites by shopping, taking surveys, watching videos, playing games and more.
I know – this is not glamorous or exciting, however, it WILL bring in money. If you are looking for something EASY – this is your gig!
Like many of you, I wanted to make money from home for a long time before I actually earned a dime. I was SO sick of my day job that I would have done anything to quit.
My best suggestion, don’t give up! Try several different things that look interesting and give it enough TIME to start working! Nothing happens overnight – so work it long enough to see results.
Okay, let’s get into it! Most of these sites are very easy to use and send payments through PayPal, direct deposit, a paper check or with gift cards.
As a general rule, you won’t get rich with these companies. However, you could pretty easily make around $250 a month. For someone who is organized and really works it with several of these sites they could easily bring in $500 a month.
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Let’s face it, $250 to $500 a month isn’t mind blowing – but it IS grocery money, dance lessons for your daughter and might even pay your car payment!
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Reasons working for these sites would be beneficial:
1. You don’t have to “go to work”
2. You get to work from home
3. It could be the answer you have been looking for until you get your “dream business” up and going
4. It could help you pay off debt
5. This could be your side hustle
6. It could help fill up your emergency fund
7. You could use the money for Christmas
8. You could save the money and use it for family vacation
Important to know – Of all of the places I have listed below, Ebates is my favorite! Now, I have added more in order to give you options. This will give you a chance to make more money if you want to max this out. However, Ebates is my company of choice!
Let’s take a look.
If I had to pick just ONE on this list then Ebates would win! This is my favorite place to shop and get cash back! Once you sign up and spend your first $25 you will earn your first $10 reward! It is simple to sign up by clicking here. Set up your account in 2 minutes and you are ready to shop like you always do.
Basically, Ebates works as the middle man with most of the places you already shop. Stores and companies like Amazon, Groupon, eBay, Sephora, Forever 21, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, Macy’s, WalMart, Travelocity, Bed,Bath and Beyond and The Container Store – just to name a few.
Here is how it works:
1. When you go to Ebates you plug your information into their site.
2. Choose the store you want to shop at while still on the Ebates website. (You can easily see the percentage you will get back on each store)
3. At this point, Ebates will re-direct you to the store of your choice.
4. Wha La! You earn cash back at the end of your purchase. (It varies from 3% cash back and goes up from there)
They are affiliated with over 2,500 stores and yes, you did see Amazon a bit earlier in this post!
Paychecks are dispersed every 3 months via a paper check or through PayPal. I really like Ebates and I think you will too. Of ALL the sites out there, I use this one the most.
Click here to sign up and get your $10 reward with your first $25 purchase today! It only takes 2 minutes to start saving.
Swagbucks is well known as a way to making money by taking surveys, watching videos, shopping and playing games online.
It is similar to Ebates in that you shop through their site and get cash (through PayPal) or gift cards. The percentage that you will get back is clearly on each store you are considering letting you know in advance what you can make.
It is very easy and fast to sign up. Be sure to activate your email once you have signed up on the Swagbucks site.
3. Inbox Dollars:
Inbox dollars is a website for taking surveys, watching videos and playing games all to earn money while you do it. Earn your first $5 bonus just for signing up by using this link!
In order to get your FREE $5 bonus be sure to confirm your account by checking your email and click “Confirm Now.”
The great thing about Inbox dollars is there are LOTS of options and you get to choose what you want to do in order to earn money. Surveys, games or watching videos and TV. It is typically easy and not stressful at all!
If you jumped on daily and earned $15 a day that would add up to $450 per month! Not bad for scrolling around a website.
Ibotta is similar to Ebates but there are a few differences.
First, Ibotta has stores where you earn cash back (just like Ebates) but they also have single products listed to earn cash back.
So, if you are in the market to buy a ceiling fan – checking Ibotta first might be a good place to start.
Second, you can be paid through PayPal or a gift card of your choice.
If I were to only pick one I would probably go with Ebates. It is very simple to use and seems to be easier for me. However, Ibotta would be a fit for someone who is looking for a very specific item that they would like to earn cash back on.
5. Earning Station:
Earn money by taking survey’s, playing games, video’s and shopping while getting cash back as a reward.
You can cash out your balance through PayPal or get paid with gift cards to places like Amazon and Walmart!
6. My Points:
This is another great website for shopping and earning “points.” The big difference with this company is they not only pay through PayPal and gift cards but also with travel miles! So, if you are looking for a rewards program for travel, this would be the one you would want to look into.
They have over 1,900 stores in their network and they also have the option to complete surveys and play games in order to earn points. Oh – and you can book travel through My Points which would also earn you more points!
7. Be Frugal
Be Frugal is yet another website that will give you cash back just for shopping through their site.
They are associated with over 5,000 stores! They also offer coupons and deals for over 50,000 stores including the largest 500 stores in the USA.
A big perk – they have email and live chat for their customers all based out of the USA.
A combination of several of these sites will pad your pocket each month. The surveys are NOT hard at all! They are easy and take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes.
If you are looking for a way to make fairly easy money, these sites are your answer. You won’t get rich, but you will generate cash on a consistent basis.
I am here in Texas wishing you the BEST of luck!