A Mish-mash Of Ways To Make Some Extra Cash

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  1. Sarah Price

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    Hi, I just wanted to share a link for a page that has a lot of ideas for making some extra cash.

    http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/45-ways-to-make-extra-money-online/

    I really like this site. They have a lot of unusual, out of the box ideas for saving money, earning money or getting out of debt. I've tried more than a few of their suggestions and some work out better than others. Still, you never know which niche will work for you. Hope this helps someone. :)

    Oopsie, didn't mean to capitalize "mish"!
     
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    Sarah this is an awesome site! Thanks so much for posting it! I love things like this.
     
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  3. Ken Anderson

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    I have just redeemed my second $50 gift card from YouGov, where you can earn points for taking polls, which can be redeemed for gift cards and stuff. It takes quite a while to earn enough points for a $50 gift card but the polls are mostly fun to take, and they don't take up more than a few minutes of my time about once a week. Of course, you can also cash out early for $5 or $15 gift cards, and there are a lot of others available besides Amazon.com but since I do most of my shopping through Amazon.com, that's the one I choose. Some of the polls are political, others are products based, and the ones you get the most of has to do, I believe, with demographics. My wife gets mostly political questions on her polls, while I get mostly product recognition questions, probably because she is a woman, or because she is Hispanic, or both.
     
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    Some friends are on a sideline with online work to earn extra money. Several of them are into surveys. It is a website where you are given a form to fill up. The survey is about a product or sometimes a service. They say that they earn in dollars so that's big money for us - 1 dollar is about 47 pesos. A college chum had joined a social media that pays the members. She would post a photo and earns from the likes. It is like Facebook except they pay the members for their effort of posting and ineracting with the post of others.

    I am predicting that in the years to come there would be lots of ways to earn money from internet sites. Right now, that Google Adsense is a good means of earning. It is an advertising arm of Google where you can monetize your blog or your youtube video.
     
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    I earn cash and gift cards watching videos and taking surveys on Swagbucks. It is not much, I use the gift cards as gifts and some times I get the cash to have to go out to lunch with a friend. I also sell on ebay to make more money. I saw some other ideas on that list I may look into.
     
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    :oops:Thanks for the tip. I'll look into some of the things listed. I like making money online! Your site has just about everything there is to do to make money online. Many things listed I've never heard of before. I definitely will look into the site and what it has to offer. Making ends meet is getting harder as the years go by and your tip surely helps. Thanks again!
     
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    I join this site and I keep forgetting to go back, I have to place on my desktop, this I will go back each day. Ken, you're right it does have all kinds of polls one can take. I like this site
     
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    I usually don't go there until I get an email from them telling me a new poll was available. I've collected a couple of hundred dollars worth of Amazon coupons from them so far.
     
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  9. Rachel Rodarte

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    Thank you for the site, already re-join Swagbucks.

    I also joined this one https://www.screenwisetrends.com/dashboard.php. I'm still waiting for my gift card. They are making some changes.
     
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    I have made over $140 on Swagbucks.com. Granted it is not a lot, but the e-cards help me run to the store and pick up milk and bread or buy a pair of capri pants if needed. It is easy, but takes time. Thank you for the website of Pennyhoarder. I haven't heard of it before and intend on checking it out.
     
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    One of the problems with all the sites that have polls and surveys is that they take up so much time and give so little in return. And yet, they are still out there as an income option for people who are unemployed or retired. Why? I can't tell you how many times I have been disappointed after starting a survey that promises a $20 Walmart card, or some other store. Then, 15 minutes into the survey, you see a bar at the top that's not even halfway completed and it's urging you...just a couple more steps and you're done...and then, to top it off--they want you to complete an "offer"--which costs you money.

    Grrrrrr! So frustrating.
     
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  12. Texas Beth

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    Some other websites are: Bank Roll Bucks, Swagbucks, and Grindabuck. The only one I have tried is Swagbucks and it pays in electronic gift cards. They have been very faithful in paying me.
     
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    I was with you YouGov several years. Had a ton of points. Suddenly they were gone, I never cashed int my points.
     
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  14. Diane Lane

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    I'd kind of forgotten about PennyHoarder, thanks for the reminder. I also use YouGov. @Ken Anderson Did you or your wife take the recent political survey? I found it to be intrusive, asking how we've voted in about 3 elections, then requiring our name and address at the end...I Xed out of it and was very bothered. Our votes are supposed to be private, and I don't appreciate them leaving that to the very end. It should have been stated up front that full ID would be necessary to participate. Up until that time, I really enjoyed their polls and surveys. I'll go back over to PennyHoarder and see if there are any sites I can add to my daily tasks, since many have dried up for the Summer.
     
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    You may want to re-check this @Bill Boggs ... they're still up and running and I did my most recent survey with them... well, yesterday. :) *Sometimes* I re-visit a site after two or three years and my points that I gave up on are still there, so maybe it's worth a try for you?
     
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    Somewhere on one of these threads, you wrote about a survey program called Instant Cash Sweepstakes, @Diane Lane , and gave us your link.
    I signed up through the link, but even when they give me my few pennies of reward for doing the survey, it never shows you as receiving the matching payout, which is how it is supposed to work.
    I don't know if you can get that straightened out with them, or maybe it shows on your dashboard and not on mine ?
    Anyway, I can't find the thread about that program, but I did use your referral link when i signed up, so it should have worked for you to get matching payouts.
     
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    That was a strange one, yes. Fortunately, you only have to reply to the ones you want to reply to. Although I am very concerned with my right to privacy, I am not so concerned about my actual privacy, so I answered them. There were two 500-point polls, and two 250-point polls in a row, so I was happy to have completed them.
     
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    I am always looking for extra ways to make money. I would like to find something that would bring in an extra $100 or more. Hopefully, the web site you mentioned might make this a reality.
     
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    Hello everyone, I have to say that some of these sites do take along time to earn a dollars, this is what I have being doing the last couple of days, (that's reason I have not been here). I spend almost 6 hours to make $4.00, and the survives do take a lot of time. Some that I have taken, after a couple of question I don't qualify for it, so I'm send to another survey, and it happen again. after a couple I get reward a couple of pennies. I also would like to find something that pays more than these survives. Other types of work at home are either a scam or you have to pay a starting fee. I see on the posts other sites that I've never seen before, will go try them. By any chance do they have a referral, this would also be a great way of earning something.
     
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    Thanks for posting those links. I know about most of them but some are new. I think I was on Yougov a number of years ago, but never got enough to get a gift card so I quit. It might be worth revisiting the site though because I know other people who like it. Maybe my points from years ago are still on there. That would be nice!
     
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    @ Mari North I am really glad you mentioned that Mari,, because when I went back to check the YouGov site, I found I was more than half way toward a 25 dollar gift card, so yes, I will be participating! The surveys that were up for me, were all from 2011, I guess the last time I was on the site, but I am sure they will send more...as they are able. Do you only get points from surveys or do the polls give you points as well?
     
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    @Ken Anderson I definitely could have used that many points, but I'm not comfortable giving that much information. I'd never seen one like that from them, and it bothered me. I've got a few emails from them about surveys, so I'll check back to see if they have something else I can do. I wondered if all of their surveys were going to be like that now.

    @Yvonne Smith I remember you saying you had signed up under me, and I was just on there, but I didn't think to check. I figured they'd get around to it, but if it's not on my dashboard I'll check, thanks for the reminder. I still like it, but I haven't won anything other than the few cents in a while. I also still do their sister site, PaidViewpoint, and have cashed out about 3 times through them.
     
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    :) I'm glad your points were still there, @K E Gordon . I had left for quite a while, too, and found my points intact, so I'm going for a card, too... It's kind of weird, though... I could get a $25 CVS card for 30,000 points... but to get Amazon, I have to have 35,000 and it's only $15... doesn't seem quite fair and Amazon doesn't charge fees for them or anything, so no reason for that to happen! I wouldn't get real thrilled about CVS so not sure what I'll end up doing. Oh, I already have enough for the first prize, a t-shirt but.... no way! Put much too much time in it for a t-shirt! :D

    As far as I know, polls don't give points... just the surveys. If anyone knows differently, I hope they'll tell us, but that's what I've noticed.
     
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    @Yvonne Smith Yvonne, I haven't seen anywhere on that site where your name is mentioned in conjunction with my account, so I sent them an email inquiring about the situation. I'll let you know what I find out. Thanks again for signing up under me!

    I checked back at YouGov yesterday, and now it's saying they don't have any full length surveys for me, so I guess the time period has passed for the one I felt was intrusive, which is good. Hopefully the next one won't require as much personal information. I started doing a few searches again on Bing, and when things slow down, hopefully I can accumulate more points on there. I haven't cashed out with them yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so.

    If anyone knows of a good paying, stable transcription site for working tasks (I'm not looking for anything full time or with set hours, because my health won't permit that), I'd love to hear about it.
     
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    Has anyone on here ever used MTurk from Amazon ? I signed up there a couple of years ago; but it was confusing to me, and I have actually never done anything with it. I was thinking that i should go back and look at it again and see if I can understand how it works better this time.
    They have all kinds of things that a person can do there, and different amounts of money you can earn; plus it is from Amazon, so it should be worth using once I get the gist of how it works.
     
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