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How I've Made Extra Money

Updated on August 16, 2017

1. Be a Babysitter

Make a post for free on Cragslist or set up an account for a small fee on You can make your own schedule and your own pay rate. Most babysitters make $10-$12 an hour, which is even more than minimum wage! You can choose what ages you prefer, and can politely turn down jobs your not comfortable with. This is a great way to be your own boss!

2. Online Tutor

Work for a few hours a week from home on your own time. There are tons of tutoring services out there. Many require a degree but no all. Currently I'm teaching threw webcam to students in China currently for $15.00 without a degree.

Chegg Tutors is an online tutoring service that you can easily apply for online. The job application takes about 10 minutes. Once completed it will take up to two weeks for them to contact you. For me it only took 4 days. The only requirement fr the job is you much have some type of college experience in the subject you are wanting to provide services in. You must provide two forms of proof that you have, or are currently in college. With Chegg Tutors you can work from a computer or your phone using the Chegg Application. Here you can teach one on one in a virtual classroom, or answer homework questions that pop up during the day.

Craigslist is a good way to post our tutoring services, or see request for a tutor from people in your local area. Craigslist is completely fee to use. You can set up an account in about 5 minutes. But do make sure that you have contacted the person by phone a few times before ever moving forward with an in person tutoring session.

Pearson is a wonderful full-time or part-time job if you have a teaching degree in any field. Person has been around a long time and has built a good reputation for it's self. Person has a much more in depth screening process, but will usually provide you a much more steady income compared to the other tutoring options listed.

3. Fiverr

Fiverr allows you to basically sell any product or service from home for $5 or more. Yes Fiverr takes a 20% of what you make, but with such a popular website with lots of traffic it is totally worth it to get your product or service out their for the first time. It allows to have a business base across the world. You can cash out your funds when you are ready using PayPal.

A Tip to Fiverr I have used is make sure your main picture for your gig is creative and unique. This draws in more customers to your page to find out more about who you are and what you offer. Also I have found that I have got more traffic by adding a video to my page.

4. Surveys

Though its hard to find a survey panel that actually pays you worth your time, there are plenty of options out there. Swagbucks though is the best one I have found so far. I was paid $25 in gift cards for about 10 surveys15-60minutes surveys.

National Consumer Panel is a website and has several applications where you can take surveys and submit your grocery receipts to earn cash and rewards. This takes about 20 minutes to sign up. Acceptance is based on several factors such as family size, spending habits, and location. I have won 9 sweepstakes in the past year with one of there applications specific for my region, and 3 $5 Amazon Gift Cards.


I love Apps that earn me money!

Receipt Pal is wonderful! You can submit any receipt from the past 7 days and earn points towards gift cards! It can be any receipt from your household. So even if you are a teen and didn't actually buy the items on your receipt you can still submit your parents receipts to earn some money that way!

Receipt Hog is similar to Receipt Pal. Receipt Hog lets you submit retail and grocery receipts to earn coins for gift cards or money sent to you PayPal account. Or you can even earn monthly sweepstakes entries on food and gas receipts.

Savings Catcher is amazing if you shop at Wal-Mart. All you have to do is download the App to your smartphone and scan the barcode on the bottom of your receipt. If the items you bought are cheaper somewhere else on that same day you get the difference back on a Wal-Mart electronic gift card that you can redeem to your e-mail.

Shop Kick is great because you don't have to buy anything, or even be 18 to use this app. Shop Kick gives you points for just opening the app when your in a store. You can also earn point for scanning items on your weekly Shop Kick list while your inside the store. These points can be redeemed instantly for gift cards. This is a great way to earn some money for just walking the mall or the grocery store.

Which app would you like to know more about?

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