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Regardless of whether you’re a student, stay-at-home mom, or retired, everyone seems to be looking for ways to make money from home these days.

From an early age, I learned that if I wanted something, I had to get creative. That typically meant either saving for it or winning it! But since then I’ve learned some other ways to earn extra cash.

Keep in mind, these are not ‘get rich quick’ ideas; instead, they are ways to put a little spending money in your pocket for just a few minutes of your time. Things like surveys and mystery shopping are great examples of this. If you’re diligent in these, you’d be surprised at how much money you can save up by the end of the year!

Some of these simply involve reading emails, while others involve taking surveys or sharing your grocery habits. Most will let you choose when you want to participate, but make sure you review the terms for each to see what makes sense for you and your lifestyle:

Inbox Dollars
Inbox Dollars pays members to read emails, take surveys online, play games, and go shopping! New enrollees also receive $5 just for joining!

Receive cash incentives for each completed survey, plus get entered into monthly drawings for prizes like iPhones, iPads & Flat Panel televisions.


Share your opinions and earn great rewards when you join the MyView Panel. Take Surveys & earn gift cards from top brands at MyView.

Get paid for eating and shopping at some of your favorite stores & restaurants!

One of my favorite ways to get stuff for free is through Swagbucks – it’s an online search engine powered by Google & Ask.com and every time you search the web, you have the chance to earn “Swagbucks” that you can then turn into cash or online gift cards! (My favorite to redeem is Amazon.com).


Get Rewarded for taking surveys & completing polls. You’ll be entered to win up to $2,500 cash just for signing up!


Valued Opinions
Valued Opinions will be the first to tell you: Don’t give your opinions away, get paid for them!


Vindale Research
Vindale is one of the highest paying companies, giving you between $5 – $75 per survey.