Five Ways to Make Extra Cash

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

If you're like me, you are always interested in finding new ways to do things. With the holidays around the corner, now is the perfect time to start looking for ways to get some cash that you can save, or spend on gifts for loved ones. Here are my top FIVE ways to earn extra money:



1. Sell your unused items - I don't know about you, but I have a lot of things both new and old laying around my house that are just taking up space. What better way to declutter and make some quick money then selling some of your old items. You could have a classic garage sale in your front yard, or you can do things online. I recently discovered the app Mercari where you can buy and sell unwanted items. You can ship the item yourself, or have Mercari make a prepaid shipping label for you, then all you have to do is print the shipping label and ship the item. If you get the prepaid shipping label from Mercari, then you can ship the item directly from your mailbox. If you pay for the shipping you can ship from your post office. Once the buyer receives the item, you get your money, and can request a direct deposit at any time. So far, I have made $645 from selling unused items on Mercari. I have also bought a handful of things from the app too. To get $10 off your first purchase using Mercari, use my referral code "SWSHPJ" when you join the app. Please note that this code is good for first time purchases only. Enjoy!

2. Get cash back - Many stores both online and in-store, offer a cash back for shopping. One of my favorite apps is Ebates. If you use Google Chrome, you can download the Ebates extension, and any time you shop online, Ebates will notify you if that store offers cash back. The CB percentages ranges from each store, and some stores offer double cash back. There are thousands of stores that offer cash back on Ebates, but some of my favorite stores include Etsy, Ulta, Sephora and Kate Spade. In addition to getting cash back, they have coupons for stores as well. So far, I've made $22 shopping with Ebates. Ebates works using Paypal, so Ebates will deposit the money directly into your account for every $10 that you earn in cash back. If you're interested in joining Ebates and earning cash back you can create an account by clicking here.

3. Take online surveys - There are various ways you can share your opinion online and get PAID for your imput. My favorite is an app called "Surveys on the Go." Just put in your location, and the app will find paid opportunities for you. Surveys range anywhere from 1-10 minutes to complete, and even if you do not qualify you get $0.10. It may not seem like a lot of money, but after you do a few surveys it starts adding up. Some surveys even pay up to $50. Surveys may ask you to visit certain stores, try different products, or simply just share your opinions.

4. Babysit - This might seem pretty obvious but babysitting is a great way to make some extra cash. Over the summer I babysat for a couple families, and made some extra cash that I was able to use toward my apartment. The best way to get a babysitting job was through word of mouth, but there are also websites such as care.com, where you can apply to babysitting jobs in your town. Many families are looking for a date night sitter, or occasional weekday and weekend sitters which makes it easy to work with your current school and or work schedules.

5. Become a tutor - This can be in person or from your computer at home. You can apply to be a tutor on websites such as chegg.com. Pick the subjects you are interested in tutoring, verify your credentials and you are set. Tutoring requires more time, and may require that you dust off your old textbooks, but is perfect if you are passionate about a particular topic or have an interest in teaching. The subjects range anywhere from high school to college levels and may include math, history, science, engineering, standardized test prep, and much more!


34 comments:

  1. Online surveys, who knew! Thanks for this. I’ll have to pin it.

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    1. Online surveys are honestly one of the quickest ways to make money online! They may not pay a lot per survey, but once you start doing a lot of them, the money starts to add up!

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  2. Thank you for this - I'm definitely pinning this one for future reference. I really do think it's time I started using cashback options!! Channon.

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    1. You're welcome! Glad you found it helpful!

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  3. I've done surveys before but never used surveys on the go. I'm gonna have to give that a try! thank you!!!

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    1. It's so easy to use, especially if you're on your phone often!

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  4. thanks for sharing this. i really had all those ways in my mind except that tutoring thing. definitely i am going to try that one.

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    1. You're welcome! Glad you found it helpful!

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  5. I’m a lover of selling things on EBay! Love the extra cash!

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    1. I have tried selling stuff on eBay before, and to be honest I'm not a huge fan. I tried selling an old iPad on there, and they charged me $50 to list it even though it didn't sell.

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  6. Thanks for the tips! I've sold on eBay but am going to check out Mercari.

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  7. These are great! I definitely need to take advantage of the cash back opportunities. I do like to use Poshmark to sell my lightly used items.

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    1. Cash back is great because you don't even really need to think about it, especially if you shop online often! I like Poshmark as well, but I find it's harder for things to sell on there.

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  8. These are some good tips, others maybe maximising social media because people are making good money on different platforms.

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    1. Really? I don't know much about that, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Great tips! A friend of mine started online tutoring and now it is her full-time gig!

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    1. It is such an easy and fun way to make money!

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  10. Some great ideas here to boost anyones income! I am a total ebay fan!

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    1. Thank you! Glad you found this helpful!

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  11. thanks for sharing all these great ways to make some extra money. Currently I am blogging, working full time job and doing child care.

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    1. You're welcome! Glad you found this helpful! Blogging is great, and I love child care as well!

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  12. I've always seen people talk about getting cash back online, but I will have to try it for sure. But babysitting can def. be a great side hustle!

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    1. Cash back is great because you don't really need to put a lot of effort into it! I love babysitting as well!

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  13. Becoming a tutor is a great idea! Thanks for sharing this great list!

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  14. Ive never heard of this app before- I might have to try it! Ive been working hard at trying to sell on postmark, in between blogging and my full time job, it's been a lot. lol. But I have made a lot of money using ebay in the past and my sister has been raving about postmark so I had to try it! Thanks for all the tips!

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    1. Which app are you referring to? I like Poshmark as well, but find that it is kind of hard to sell things on there. You're welcome!

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  15. I've been thinking about selling some of items so this comes in handy. Haven't quite figured out the ebates app mostly because I forget about it. Good stuff. Thanks.

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    1. You can get the extension on Google Chrome. Anytime you go to a website that offers cash back, EBates will notify you!

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  16. I love the ebates add-on. It works on Firefox, too, which is what I use!

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    1. Me too! I didn't know it worked on Firefox as well. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. I love the list. There are so many ways people can make a little extra bank...they just need to put a little effort.

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