Everyday you go shopping, eating out, watching TV,…etc but do you know that you can earn money from doing just that? In this post, I would like to talk about some cool ways to make some extra cash while doing your everyday activities.
Have you ever wondered are there ways to make money online for free? Many different apps nowadays offer you money just by performing some simple tasks. Here are two of them that I have tested: Swagbucks and InboxDollars.
Swagbucks uses SB points system to pay you and then you can convert them into gift cards or cash throuh Paypal (100SB = $1). You earn SB by performing different tasks such as searching things online, shopping online, watching videos, answering surveys, discovering offers and playing games. Minimum thresholds are varied depends on your method of payment. For Paypal, it is 2500 SB which is $25.
InboxDollars is a similar app to Swagbucks in term of performing varied activities. The difference in InboxDollars is that it does not use a point system and you will get paid by check when you reach your minimum threshold of $30.
Now, let’s go into detail of these activities and see how are you going to earn money from them.
Swagbucks pays from as low as 5 SB to as high as 30 SB, depends on if you really engage into your searching and checking out the contents that the search has given you.
InboxDollars is a little different. It pays you 1 cent for each search and the searches have to be non-relevant to each other.
Both two apps offer you different types of discount whenever you shop online through these apps. A lot of popular stores are available like Amazon, Walmart, Kmart, Kohl’s, JCPenny, Sears,…etc.
Hmm..earn cash from watching video?
For Swagbucks, it depends on what device you are on. If you use a laptop or a desktop, you are able to access “nCrave” and “Sponsored Videos” programs. If you use a smart phone, there are 6 different extra video watching apps for you: SBTV, EntertaiNow, Sportly.tv, Lifestylz.tv, Indymusic.tv and MovieCli.ps.
For InboxDollars, “Videos” and “TV” are available on all devices. “TV” has been released recently and now can be used on smart phones.
You can also earn money by doing surveys. They pay you anywhere from $0.01 to $10 for each completed survey. In order for you to do these surveys, you have to be qualified first. They also have different methods to check you while you are taking these surveys. Therefore, pay attention while you are doing them.
Discovering offers is another way to earn money. I think it is the best way to make money online quickly compare to other tasks. Many companies are advertising their products through Swagbucks and InboxDollars. Some will offer you samples or free memberships in exchange for your information. Some others want you to read through their articles and posts. Swagbucks and InboxDollars will reward you after you complete these offers.
Playing games also earns you some money. There are two types, Free and Paid games. If you are going to play games online anyways, you might want to earn some cash as well.
After testing out these apps, here are my personal thoughts:
Cool ways to earn extra money
Saving money while shopping online
You cannot make a full income by using these apps
You get a lot of spammy emails after signing up to the Offers
As I scout through the internet, I see many money-making-apps like Swagbucks and InboxDollars nowadays, probably more than 50 of them. I can tell you that these two apps are legitimate and definitely not scams. Hey if you are students, try these apps while you are in a break. Are you a stay-at-home mom or currently laid off and do not have anything to do? These apps can help you pay some bills.
Here are links to download the two apps:
Have you heard of “mystery shopping” before? Basically, mystery shopping is a job that pays you for going to look for different products and taking picture of them, engaging a sale associate either in person or through your phone to evaluate how they perform or going to eat at a restaurant. You may consider of being a mystery shopper because it is possible to make a full time income by doing these tasks if you sign up with multiple programs at once. Otherwise, you may consider doing mystery shopping as an extra activity while you go shopping. In fact, it is easy to earn up to $20,000 or even more than that in a year just by doing few tasks a day. One thing to know is that it really depends on your location. They usually have more jobs in crowded and popular cities while they do not have any job at all in some other locations.
Here are some very well-known companies that I have heard of and their pays are very high:
BestMark (pay up to $120/task)
Second To None (pay up to $100/task)
IntelliShop (pay up to $43/task)
Shopping Offline and Receipt
Do you know how to save money on grocery shopping? There are apps which help you do that and here are two legitimate one that I know of: Ibotta and Checkout 51. I would recommend you to use both two apps because you can save money twice if you use both of them. And feel free to use coupons since they do not affect the amount of cash back you earn from these apps. If you plan your shopping very well, you may end up earning money!
Here is how you use these two apps:
Plan your shopping
Look for rebate items in the apps
Keep your receipts after shopping
Scan the products’ bar-code
Take picture of receipts
Upload receipts and wait for confirmation
Keep your receipt after you go shopping since it can also earn you money. There is this app called “Receipt Hog” which allows you to submit your receipt. It doesn’t matter what kind of receipt it is, gas, grocery, fast food, cloth,…etc. Although you will not earn much from it but it will add up over time. Here is how much you can earn:
And here is how you convert points into cash:
1000 coins – $5
1800 coins – $10
3200 coins – $20
4500 coins – $30
It is recommended that you save your coins until you get to 4500 since that’s how you can earn the most. (It will take for a while tho…)
Here are links to download these apps:
So there they are! That’s how you can earn money from doing your everyday activities. Please share and comment if you like this post!