Ways To Earn A Little Extra Income
Welcome back readers! I hope that all has been going good for you all. Let me start this off by saying that you will not get rich if you choose to partake in any of the activities that I mention in this article. What it will do for you though is generate a little extra income. I will be completely honest. I am not always out there trying to make home runs. What I am trying to do though is be very consistent. So I am content with constantly hitting singles and doubles. If a team consistently hits singles and doubles they will be the power hitters most of the time.
A lot of the activities that I mention in this article will require very little work but they will continue to earn you small amounts of money as long as you stay active! Some of these I have been doing for several years and others are new to me. I am always open to trying new things and seeing which ones work the best. This article will include some affiliate or referral links in it but that will add no cost to you. If you have any experience with these or other similar activities I would love to hear about them in the comments down below. Let’s get started!!!
I have used Swagbucks off and on for several years. They have a plethora of gift card options that you can choose for as a payout. Myself, I always get the money sent to my paypal account because then I can use it just like cash.
There are many different ways that you can earn Swagbucks. When I first started out years ago I use to do a lot of surveys with them. This paid out decently but it was very time consuming. I still do them sometimes but not very often.
More often now I use Swagbucks when I go to purchase something online at a retailer like Amazon or Ebay. If you go through Swagbucks to make the purchase they offer a cash back program so I am making some money for purchasing something that I was going to buy anyways. This is what generates the bulk of the income.
I also use their search engine and it will randomly reward you with Swagbucks for using it.
Over time, I will check my account and be surprised at how much is in there so I will cash some of it out. The company has been around for many years so I consider them very creditable and not a fly by night type operation.
MyPoints is another one that I have used for years. A lot like the previous, I got started using MyPoints because I was taking surveys at the time. I do not take surveys at all through MyPoints anymore.
What I do is I shop through MyPoints as well and collect the points that way. Just go to their website and click on the retailer and once you complete your order it will take a few days but you will see the points show up in your account. It is simple without a lot of time or effort.
MyPoints also sends me emails. Some of them will include a clickable link that you are rewarded points for clicking. All you have to do is click it, check out the offer and then you can close it out if you are not interested and you will be rewarded with the points.
Again, I just casually participate in this program and normally when I go to check my points level I normally have enough to cash some out. So I cash them out and have them sent to my PayPal account as well. it is simple and adds a little extra income to my account without very much effort.
Achievement is a great app for anyone with an active lifestyle!
Back in July of 2016, I wrote an article called Advantages of Health and Wellness. In that article I wrote about how I had linked my Fitbit to my wellness program at work and it earned me money for my health insurance. I was able to achieve this without no extra effort on my part. My daily activities were enough to earn me all the points that I needed to maximize the benefits.
Achievement works very much the same way. I link my Fitbit to the app and then I earn rewards from the app. Points are earned based on my step count and by how much sleep I get everyday. So this app literally pays you to be healthier.
Just like the others, I don’t pay the program very much attention and then periodically I will login to see my progress and to my surprise I have acquired enough points to cash it out to my Paypal account.
Bumped is a brand new one for me. A couple of months ago, I signed up for the waiting list to try this app out. I have recently been approved but haven’t had enough time to receive any rewards yet. Sometime in the future I will prepare a more formal article about my experience with the app.
In a nutshell, it kind of works like this. You link your debit or credit card to your Bumped account. Then you have several categories that you pick your favorite brands from and when you use your linked cards at those brands you are given rewards.
Now, these are not cash rewards like you would receive from your other cards but these rewards are actually paid in partial shares of stocks or ETFs. For instance, Starbucks is one of the brands that I have chose and I will receive 2% rewards for every dollar that I spend there but when I shop at Sam’s Club, I will receive 1% of VTI which is an ETF.
The good thing about this program is that it doesn’t interfere with any of the other rewards programs that you may already participate in with your credit or debit cards.
Again like I said, once I have been able to use the program for awhile I will publish a formal right up on my experience with the program. Until then, I am hoping that I will be able to add a lot of extra shares to my [portfolio even if it is just partial shares for the time being.
This one may surprise some of my readers a little bit. FitPlay is actually an app that rewards you for downloading and playing games.
We all find ourselves in situations where we are standing in a check out line or in a waiting room at the doctors office. You can only scroll through facebook so many times before you get bored with it. FitPlay is great because it exposes you to new apps plus if you find some that you like, you will be able to make a little money with it.
I will give this little warning. I have cashed some out of this app several times to my Paypal account. When the money arrives it is not dollars. FitPlay actually pays out in Euros. So I have just been slowly adding some Euros to my Paypal account. I don’t know if I will be able to save enough to make any money if the Euro goes up big time but it is fun to dream!
Credit Card Reward Points
Back in July of 2016 I published an article called Let your Rewards truly reward you. In that article I wrote about how I was managing to capitalize on cash back rewards.
It has been almost 3 years since I wrote that article and I am glad to say that I still cash out rewards. The beauty of this strategy is that I also don’t pay any interest on the credit cards. Every 12 to 18 months I add a new card into the mix but I still continue to build up the reward points on the old cards. As long as the statement balance is paid off then you do not owe any interest on the account.
This strategy has worked very well for me in the past and I will continue to employ this strategy for many more years to come!
Do you have any other tricks or ways that you generate some extra income, I would love to hear about them. Just leave me a comment and down!
As always I look forward to reading all of your comments and questions, until then….. happy investing!
-Jason from MoreDividends.com
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