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We can all use extra money at some point. Sometimes it can feel like there are no more options for making extra money. Especially if you are living paycheck to paycheck or trying to dig yourself out of a debt hole, finding a side hustle or two can make a big difference for your personal finances.
The truth is there are many ways to earn extra income!
You can find 50+ Ways to Earn Extra Income to give you an idea of some ways to get started with a side hustle.
Today, I’m going to show you ways you can make an extra $1000 a month. These tips won’t make you rich and it will actually take you investing time to work. But if you are anything like me, an extra $1000 can go a long way in our little family!
Taking online surveys is one of the easiest ways to start earning cash fast!
You will need a survey strategy in order to make the most money for your time while taking surveys. The best way to have a large option of surveys to take is by signing up for a bunch of different survey companies. I highly recommend these sites:
“Your Guide to Taking Paid Surveys for Extra Cash” is full of amazing tips, survey strategy, and ways to maximize your efforts to earn cash taking surveys.
User Testing is one of my favorite ways to earn extra cash! You are paid between $3 – $10 to evaluate the usability of websites. Each test/project lasts between 5 – 20 minutes. The requirements are minimal. You need a computer (PC or Mac). I have a Chromebook and I am not able to use it for completing User Testing projects because you have to download their program. You will also need a microphone (can be the computer microphone) and internet access. They also have tests/projects that you can do on your phone. You will need to qualify for some tests, but the process is very quick. There are also occasional opportunities to earn more money on bigger tests. User Testing will notify you when there is a test that you can apply for.
I keep my computer open all day with the User Testing site open. That way I can hear the notification for a new test/project that is available.
User Testing pays 7 days after your test/project is completed into your Paypal account. I have always been paid on time for every test. I receive more tests than I have time for each day, so there is plenty of work to be done!
Average Earnings per Month: $150
Swagbucks is an easy way to earn extra money. Swagbucks will reward you with “swagbucks” (points) that you can redeem for gift cards (think Amazon or Paypal, and many others!).
There are many different ways to earn Swagbucks. My favorite ways to earn are searching online, watching videos, and taking surveys. Swagbucks has many apps you can use to earn money for watching videos. This is a pretty passive way to earn SB. You can even turn multiple devices on to earn more points. You can just hit play occasionally to keep the movies going.
Another way to earn with Swagbucks is to refer a friend. When you refer a friend you will earn 10% of their earnings for life!
Tip: Pay attention to your email and “LIKE” the Swagbucks Facebook page for daily notifications of easy ways to get extra Swagbucks.
Average Earnings per Month: $100 – $300
Inbox Dollars has several ways to make money like take surveys, play games, read emails, watch TV commercials, and many more! It’s free to join and you can earn a $5 Bonus just for signing up. Inbox Dollars also has printable coupons that you can download to save more money.
Tip: You can make money on Free and Paid offers this is the fastest way to earn cash! If you sign up for a paid offer make sure you cancel any recurring payments by the end of the trial. Use the referral program to invite friends and earn even more!
Bonus Tip: Inbox Dollars has a partnership with Groupon. I love using Groupon and you can save even more by shopping through Inbox Dollars to purchase your Groupon.
Average Earnings per Month: $30 – $50
CashCrate has many tasks you can do to make money! You can earn money by playing games, reading emails, and watching videos. Cashcrate offers high paying surveys that you can also take.
Tip: Focus on the offers tab and bonus offers tab. You can make money on Free offers and Paid offers this is the fastest way to earn cash! If you sign up for a paid offer make sure you cancel any recurring payments.
Average Earnings per Month: $50 – $100
Prize Rebel is similar to Swagbucks in the ways you can earn money. You can sign up for offers, take surveys, tasks, daily points, and surveys. Surveys and offers seem to be the best way to earn money fast with Prize Rebel. The best news is that you can cash out with a $2 Amazon Gift Card (which is rarely available) and the next level is $5 Amazon gift card!
Tip: Use the offers tab on Prize Rebel to earn quickly, occasionally they will have high paying surveys that are worth your time!
Average Earnings per Month: $100
Depending on how many hours you are able to work and the number of projects you qualify for then you can easily make $400 – $1000 extra per month alone with this side hustle. This is a project based gig where you basically get paid to fix problems with search engines. I work with Leapforce and earn extra money each month. You can read more about my review of Leapforce here.
You do have to pass a test to qualify for working at Leapforce. There are lots of resources you can google to help you do your best on the test. My best advice is to give yourself time to complete the test. The first time I took the test I thought I could do it while my kids watched an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse… bad idea! Thank goodness for second chances!
This is a great option if you need something flexible while earning more cash. However, the work isn’t always consistent. When your project ends you may not have another project to replace it.
Tip: Leapforce has a refer a friend code! If you refer a friend you earn $25 when that person passes their test and starts working!
Earn: $400 – $1000
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