If you’re willing to do a little work and give up a little bit of your time, there is money to be made online. The following are legitimate companies who will not ask you to pay them. You will not earn a living wage. Think of these as s “occasional extra cash” opportunities.
Be Paid to Share Your Opinion!
Register with them and you will receive invitations to take “screener” surveys. When you match the demographics that they want to survey, you will be invited to participate in a study. You’ll be giving your opinion, experience and insight to companies – and be paid for your time.
Get paid for your opinions and participation in surveys and/or product testing.
Synovate Global Opinion Panels
Screener surveys will be sent to you which can lead to paid surveys and product testing. Sweepstakes and other rewards are earned through your participation.
Cash for Your Books!
Check Out Cash4Books.net:
Type in the ISBN of the books you have. If they are worth cash from Cash4books.net, box ‘em up, print a free shipping label – and then, you’ll get cash!
Amazon.com’s “Trade In” Program
Good condition books, electronics, video games, textbooks and movies may earn you an Amazon.com gift card. You ship an accepted item, they pay the postage. Once your items have been received, you’ll receive credit in your Amazon gift card account.
Got a Great Idea – ThriftyFun.com wants to hear from you:
Your photos, “Frugal Life Essays” and/or entries in their Pet Contests, Recipe Contests, and Tip Contests could win you $25!
Write and Earn:
Become a “Publisher Mom” with MacaroniKid.com
As a “Publisher Mom (or Dad), you will provide community-specific newsletters with family fun ideas, and keep the income you generate from advertising. You do pay a monthly fee for the content support and advertising rights.
Write About What You Know – and Get Paid!
Apply to write on a topic for either a national perspective, or from your own community.
Other Paid Writing Opportunities:
Ehow.com (http://www.demandmedia.com/studios/writers/), Yahoo! Contributor Network and Yahoo! Voices (formerly “Associated Content”), and Helium.com
These sites vary in their requirements as far as writing guidelines and payment. Most have tutorials and communities ready to help get you started. Again, social media contacts help with this – as you’re paid more when you’re read by more viewers.
Share A Good Deal with Friends – Earn Shopping Credit!
Sites such as Mamapedia.com, ebates.com, the survey sites above and service/retail companies may offer you the opportunity to earn “referral” credits when those you refer sign up (and usually make a purchase). Using social media and your social circles, (with etiquette) share good deals you’re finding with your friends!
Don’t Waste Your Time and Money! If ever you read or receive an offer to make money that is unfamiliar or questionable to you, be sure to check it out with your local Better Business Bureau. Here are their guidelines regarding work-from-home businesses: http://www.bbb.org/us/article/work-at-home-schemes-408