The holidays are approaching and if you're like me, you could use a few extra bucks in your pocket to help pay for gifts, trips, and the like.
Fortunately, the internet is amazing and there are plenty of ways you can earn extra money for your spending this winter. I've been maintaining a list of nearly 300 places to earn extra money and today I want to share with you the best of the best.
If you want to give your holiday fund a little boost, here are a few ideas:
Fill Out Surveys
Companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on research. Before they launch a product or service, they want to see what the people think. Before they use advertising, they want to see what the people think.
To get this information, they use market research companies to conduct surveys. Those companies will pay you to answer surveys and it doesn't take more than a few minutes of your time.
Here are some of the best survey companies:
- Ipsos i-Say USA Our Most Popular!
- Vindale Research Very Popular!
- Pinecone Research
- E-Poll Market Research
- Opinion Outpost
- VIP Voice
- Global Test Market
- Mintvine (read our review)
Join Reward Sites
A close cousin to the survey site is the reward site – these are websites that will pay you in gift cards and points for doing the things you already do on the internet like search the web, buy products, watch videos, and play games.
The two best are InboxDollars and Swagbucks. You will earn points for everything you do online, including answer surveys, so you might as well. For a limited time, you'll get $5 free from both sites just for signing up.
If you have a computer with a camera, a microphone, and twenty minutes then you can earn $10.
When a website owner wants to make sure their site is running the way they like it, they hire a company like UserTesting. UserTesting will pay you to do a variety of tasks on a website. All you have to do is follow the instructions, record yourself speaking your thoughts out loud, and do it over the course of 20 minutes. Each 20 minute job will net you $10 via PayPal.
UserTesting is legit and has been featured in Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal, and more.
Sell Your Junk on Ebay
What about old remotes? Or swag from defunct companies? If you have any of that type of stuff, you can sell it on Ebay.