We are all connected thanks to the internet now and this has allowed for a lot of new opportunities to conduct business from the comfort of your own home. Internet marketing has opened doors for anyone who wants to earn part time or full time income. There are opportunities in many areas and if you have enough skills with writing, graphic design, web design, transcripts and similar work that can be delivered through the internet, you can easily make a good amount of money from it. There is a boom in freelancing websites now and a lot of people are being able to take advantage of this.
What if, like me, you aren’t a graphic designer, or knowledgeable in web design? What if you’re not a great writer? (Like me again.) Fortunately, there are still a lot of places online that you can spend some time “working” with and make extra cash. Will you break the bank or replace your income with these places? Heck no. But if extra cash is what you’re looking for, especially this season, then you’re in luck, because that’s exactly what these places offer. Here are a few websites that I do work for/with:
Survey Spot – Another survey site. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I have a hard time qualifying for surveys here. I don’t qualify for 80% of the surveys I try to take, and that can get discouraging. Still, when I do qualify, the points are decent for the time spent. You can redeem the points for cash. I’ve made $17 since August 2014.
Zoom Panel – Earn points for each survey you take. If you don’t qualify for a survey you started, you will get 5 points for trying. I’ve redeemed my points for probably $100 or so in Home Depot Gift Cards, and $50 or so for Amazon.com Gift cards. I earn a $25 gift card every few months here. If you redeem an amazon.com gift card, the points work out to be 1 penny each point.
Vindale – This survey site offers cash for surveys, and for studies. The “surveys” are usually offers, like credit card offers. I personally haven’t done ANY of these, but they pay pretty well if you are interested – between $2 and $25 each, depending on the survey you are doing. The “studies” are more like a typical survey, and they pay between $0.75 – $1.00 for each. These are what I do. In addition, you can read the blog and compete for cash, as well as sign up for Reward mail – making you 5 cents each time you click on a link in the email they send you. I’ve made $100 in the last year with this company.
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Swagbucks – If you haven’t joined Swagbucks yet, I’m telling you, you’re missing out. It’s FREE money! It’s a search engine just like google, and every time you do a search for anything, you have a chance to win 8 or more bucks – swagbucks. These can be redeemed for prizes or gift cards. My personal favorite is the $5 amazon.com gift card for 450 swagbucks. Easy! You can also earn bucks for a host of other things, like taking surveys, watching videos, printing coupons, or doing online shopping. It’s the holiday season – you’re going to be searching for gift ideas anyway, and shopping online anyway, dang, get something out of it! I’ve earned 6,461 swagbucks, which equals out to 14 $5 gift cards, since joining. This does NOT include any referral points.
Izea - I’m pretty new to this company, but they have different “campaigns” available. There are campaigns for blog posts as well as Twitter posts. I have only taken advantage of Twitter posts so far. Last month (my first month working it) I made $9. The time it took to make that $9 was a total of maybe 10 minutes. Yay!
Influence Central/Mom Central – This is a good-paying site that allows you to sign up for campaigns based on your demographics. If you are chosen, you follow the instructions, which usually include posting a review or other blog post about the topic (sharing only YOUR HONEST opinions and experiences), and perhaps sharing a link or two on social media. The jobs are far and few between, but the pay is awesome and worth the wait. I made $150 earlier this month with them.
Of course, there are many others – these, however, are among my personal favorites. What money-making sites are you a member of?