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9 Fast Ways To Earn Some Extra Cash Online!

Updated on June 7, 2017

1. Swagbucks

I have been using Swagbucks for over a year now, so I can confirm that it's completely legit. It's basically a site where you can do things like take surveys and earn "swagbucks" for them which then are redeemable for online giftcards to places like Amazon, Itunes, Walmart, and many more! Other ways to earn swagbucks besides taking surveys include watching videos, answering the daily poll, checking out articles, searching things on their search bar, and when you shop on some websites you can get a certain amount of swagbucks for every dollar you spend, so in a way you're getting a little money back from your purchase. This is especially useful to those people who want a little spending money on the side!

2. Ibotta

Ibotta is an app that basically lets you earn money back on things you already buy like food and apparel. Based on the rebates available, you could earn for example $0.50 for buying yogurt. That doesn't seem like much, but put all the items together and you could earn a decent amount back! All you have to do after buying the qualifying items is scan the products you bought and then take a photo of your receipt! You will then get cash back within 24 hours and can transfer the money to your PayPal account or just get gift cards. I like Ibotta because they give you your money quick and it isn't much of a hassle.

3. Kudzoo

If you are currently enrolled in school whether it be high school or college or you have kids that are, Kudzoo is a great app to get them motivated towards getting good grades. On this app, you can earn gift cards for things like having good grades and attendance. So, how does it work? When you get your report card, you just take a picture of it and then the kudzoo squad will look it over and give you a certain amount of points based on the grades you have earned. Another way to earn points is by taking the daily q&a. There is a certain amount of questions and the amount of points varies for each answer. Then if you share your score with the rest of the kudzoo users, you can get an additional 5 points! There are also sometimes more social media opportunities to take advantage of in order to earn points. I have been using this app for a while now, and I like using it because it is incredibly easy to navigate and I'm also earning money towards a gift card at the same time!

4. Etsy

Do you make homemade things or have some vintage stuff you want to get rid of? If so, then Etsy is the perfect site for you! What's great about Etsy is it only allows handmade things to be sold on their site (besides vintage). You get to directly interact with sellers/customers and there is so many unique products to choose from. You do have to pay a low fee of $0.20 for each listing and Etsy's transaction fee is 3.5% once you make a sale, but don't worry, there is much profit to be earned for yourself as well. All my personal experiences with buying from Etsy shops have been great so far!

5. Youtube

This is a well known one, but by making videos on Youtube you can earn a good amount of money. Not everyone is cut out for this, but if you have a high quality camera, a passion, and you are able to create original and unique content, you will probably succeed. When you start accumulating a decent amount of subscribers, you can monetize your videos with ads and every time someone clicks on that ad or watches it without skipping it, you will earn money. You can also become a Youtube partner. A Youtube partner is able to get more access to exclusive things like more content creation tools and they can earn things for the number of viewers that they have. Some Youtubers have even become famous such as Bethany Mota and Tyler Oakley.

6. Squadhelp

Squadhelp is a website where you can enter contests to help people come up with a name or logo for their small company! If you end up winning a contest, you usually get a minimum amount of $100. It's worth a shot!

If you have a small company that you need a name for or just want to enter a contest, sign up for this website!

7. Prose

Do you have an interest in writing poetry? If so you may want to check out This is a website where you can write any kind of poetry you like. Each week, Prose holds a challenge with a certain prompt, and at the end of the week the selected winner gets $100! Not too shabby!

8. FeaturePoints

I recently discovered this app and want to share it with you! Basically how this app works is there is a list of apps and a certain amount of points you can earn from downloading them and using the app for around 2 minutes or less (after you get the points you can just delete the app if you want). You can then redeem the points you get for gift cards such as iTunes, Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, and you can also use the points to get paid apps (apps that you have to pay for in case you got confused). Super easy!

9. Pinecone Research

I first learned about this website from my roommate as we sat in our college dorm room trying to find websites that allow you to make some extra side cash. Basically, once you are accepted onto the Pinecone Research panel (I was easily accepted, so chances are you will be too) they will occasionally send you surveys to take about upcoming products that are not currently out on the market yet, etc. For each survey you take, you will receive 300 points which is equivalent to $3. For a 10 minute survey, that's a pretty good deal don't you think? In some of the surveys, they will also ask you if you would be willing to test out a product if it was sent to you. For example, I received cat food in the mail for my cats to try and then later did a follow up survey to see if my cats enjoyed it or not.

Once you have some points, there are multiple options on the ways to spend your points. The first is to look through their catalog of products they provide on their site and see if you'd be interested in buying anything. Secondly, you have the option to get a check sent in the mail where you can then deposit the check into your bank account. Third, is to get a virtual gift card to spend on any website you choose. This is one of my favorite options besides the check because you get to pick how much money to put on the gift card, based on how many points you have acquired.

Overall, you can't go wrong with this website! I have earned a good amount of side cash using this website and have been able to buy a lot of things because of it! Definitely would recommend this website, and remember... only one person per household can join!


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    • Mercedesmedlin profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago

      @Amy, yes I am! It's great if you're looking to make a little extra side cash but obviously can't expect to earn too much :)

    • Happymommy2520 profile image


      22 months ago from East Coast

      I want to try featurepoints. Are you using it? I heard you can make some pretty decent extra cash when you first start using it. I really enjoyed your article! Thanks for sharing!

    • Mercedesmedlin profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      It does mention in the topic that it is how to make money online but I will take your advice so it's clear, thanks :)

    • Chatty Chat profile image


      3 years ago from Planet Earth

      Interesting list. I think you should mention in the title that these are online methods.


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