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My latest and greatest find is Bubblews. You don’t have to be a prolific writer to make a few bucks. Minimum cash out is $25. You can write personal articles and on a wide variety subjects. I am new to it, so I am still learning myself, but it is quite promising. You get paid per view, like, comment, and social media share.
Jingit is a site where youwatch videos and get paid (payment varies by the video). Some videos will ask you a series of questions after completion, but it only takes a couple of minutes (and those with questions usually pay a higher amount). Jingit will allow you to earn $5 a week, which you can put on your Jingit debit card or purchase songs for your iPod with your balance through musicme. The card does costs $2, but it comes directly out of your Jingit balance. If you invite friends and they sign up, Jingit will increase your earnings up to $15 a week.
Instagc is one of my new favorites. It has been around awhile but I just started using it. Every 100 points earns a $1 gift card and you receive it instantly. You don’t have to cash out at just $1, you can aim higher. There are several ways to earn the points including videos, liking FB pages, and completing offers (use a junk email).
Are you or someone in your household a college student? Do you use Swagbucks? If the answer is yes to both, you can really “clean up”! Amazon gives six months of free shipping to college students. These are Amazon Prime benefits with free two day shipping! Sign up using your .edu email (If your school does not provide a .edu email, contact Amazon. They will ask for proof of your status and set you up. They did this for me.). Use your Swagbucks to cash in on Amazon gift cards, combine them with your free shipping, and you will have a really great deal!
If you aren’t using Swagbucks, you should be! I earn about $10 a month in Amazon gift cards and I don’t even try hard to do it. In other words, you can earn a lot more!
I average about $60 dollars a year in earning gift cards from MyPoints. This is without much effort. If you shop online often, you can earn more. You earn 5 points for opening emails (no spam, I have been with them since 2006), taking surveys, and going through their site to do your online shopping. If you do drugstore deals, this could work out VERY well for you. You can turn the points in for gift cards for a drugstore gift card (or many, many, other popular stores, restaurants, etc.) Well worth checking out!
Sign up for MyPoints here.
A great way to get cash back when shopping online is to use Ebates. If you click through their site, you earn a percentage from participating stores.
Sign up for Ebates here.
Crowdtap is a social media platform where the consumer gives their opinions and earns points to turn into cash and/or give to charity. I just recently started using it and I am pleased so far. Find out more here: Crowdtap
Blogsvertise offers paid posts for all different types of bloggers. There is a one month hold on payments that reach a minimum of $50.
Sponsored Reviews has been doing well for me lately too. I will say it was quite a while before I received anything at all, but it has been steady lately. Sponsored Reviews offers paid posts.
Link Vehicle is another site I do a lot of posts for. There is also the ability to obtain advertising. I have a long term ad through them and I average about 4 paid posts per month as well.
I also do a fair amount of mystery shopping. Two of my favorite companies to work for are BestMark and Market Force. It definitely is not required, but if you are inclined to do so, my referral ID for BestMark is NH2490. Feel free to contact me if you would like to hear about more legitimate shopping companies.
Freelance writing and virtual assistant work- This is a tricky one because many people consider themselves capable of being a freelance writer or virtual assistant. I am a firm believer in proving someone has the proper qualification(s). Just because someone blogs or writes daily does not make them a good writer. The same goes for VA work, if you don’t have a firm knowledge of Microsoft Office and similar programs (just a few of many qualifications), these ideas may not work for you. I get a lot of freelance writing work. However, I do not get the work just because I am a blogger. I have an English degree to back it up. If you feel you are qualified for freelance writing or VA work, please contact me and I will steer you toward legitimate companies hiring independent contractors.
*These are all companies I participate in. The opinions expressed are my own (not influenced by the companies) and they are legitimate. A few of the links above are affiliate links.