Living on a limited income can be, well, limiting. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make extra cash, especially from the convenience and comfort of my own home.
You see, almost a year ago I left my job in banking to (among other things) be a more-present mom for my two kids. It wasn’t easy. I’m sure you can imagine some of the sacrifices we had to make.
Recently, I’ve come to realize that some of the things we’ve sacrificed, we can still have. You know the old saying “where there’s a will, there’s a way?” It’s true!
*Note – If there is something you know a lot about and love to write, blogging may be for you. In this article, I take you through the process of starting one with no experience, step-by-step.
Just because I don’t have a standard 9-5 doesn’t mean it’s impossible to make extra money each month.
There are things you do every single day that could earn you extra cash.
- Grocery Shopping
- General Shopping
- Surfing The Web
- Playing Games
and so much more.
Now, these things are in no way going to replace a salary, but they are a way to save for things like:
- Vacation Spending Money
- Holiday Shopping
- Date Night
When your family is living on one income, things like date night and vacation’s become non-factors. They just aren’t in the cards anymore unless you find another way to fund them. The five sights below will be able to find the extra cash to do just that.
- Top Apps To Save On Everyday Purchases
- The Secret To Saving At Target
- How To Save On Groceries Without Cutting Coupons
- How to Save On Your Cable Bill
Five Sites To Make Extra Cash
I made this site #1 because it is my favorite way to save on groceries. It’s my mom’s favorite too. She’s always calling me saying “Kate, guess how much I have in my account now?!” and I love how excited she is. So what is ibotta? It’s coupons, without the actual cutting of coupons. All you have to do is link your grocery store loyalty card, and when you buy an item you’ve checked in the app, the cash will automatically get added to your earnings. You can cash out at $20, and they’ll even give you $10 just for getting started.
This site gives you cash back when you shop online. The only thing you need to do is go to Ebates first, then click on the merchant link you’d like to shop at. You’ll then be taken to the merchant’s site to do your shopping and checkout per usual. You’ll just get cash in your Ebates wallet for doing so!
For Example, you want to buy something on Amazon.com. First, go to Ebates.com, make sure you’re signed in, then click on the link for Amazon. Proceed with your shopping and checkout as you normally would. Easy-Peasy!
This site is unique because it works it’s magic after the shopping is all done. Paribus monitors your email account for receipts from purchases made online. It then monitors the items bought for price drops and files a claim on your behalf to see if your eligible for a refund of the difference. Just sit back, relax and let Paribus find the money for you.
This site is so fun! There are so many different ways to make some extra cash. You can earn money by surfing the web, watching videos, playing games, shopping and a lot more. Signing up is easy so don’t miss out on this one.
I have been using this survey site to earn points for gift cards, and Visa® Prepaid Cards for over a year and love it. It is one of my favorite survey sites because it’s easy. Who doesn’t love that? A friend introduced me to YouGov. She said it’s her go-to site when gearing up for vacations and I think that’s just perfect.
If you have a money goal you are working towards, the five sites mentioned above will help get you there. If you’re interested in making, even more, money, considering starting a blog. It’s been a blessing for my family and me. Not only am I able to bring in some extra money, but I’m also so much happier than I ever was working outside the home.