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Earn Cash at Survey Sites

There are a number of survey sites online that will pay you to share your thoughts and opinions. Many of these offer opportunities to complete offers for cash and prizes. Though most work at home money sites will suggest you sign up for a large number of these sites in order to make the most money, I find it is better to focus on just a few sites. You will stay organized and make payout earlier. Once you are earning well at a few sites, then expand to include more if you want to.

Survey sites can require a lot of time and effort. Yes, one woman has made thousands at CashCrate but she worked it like a job. And even then it is still difficult to make a lot with survey sites. I would recommend viewing them only as sites to make some pocket change at.

The one site I have found amazingly easy is Swagbucks. It has search and win, surveys etc. I go on once or so a week when I think of it and earn some points. Point are easy to get and I have enjoyed some delicious dinners out thanks to gift cards I ordered through Swagbucks.

If you sign up for a lot of sites you may want to use a different email address than your regular one as you may receive a lot of mail. Check that address often (including the spam pile) so you do not miss deadlines for surveys.

All sites are FREE to join.   Here are some well known sites:

Swagbucks MY FAVORITE!



Swagbucks is my favorite of the sites. It has search and win and surveys.

CashCrate offers opportunities to try new products and take surveys. I know of one woman who made thousands of dollars at CashCrate but that was some years ago and she worked it like a job. Just be sure if you sign up for offers to cancel them if you don’t want them.

Surveys are a fun way to make a few dollars online.  But if you fill out offers etc. be careful what you are signing up for.

As I mentioned, my favorite of the sites is SWAGBUCKS.  You can see below  how many points I have now. I have cashed in my points several times so this does not show all the points I have earned. This is an easy to use, easy to earn site.

Earn Money with Shopping Sites

If you are not using a shopping site when you shop online, you are leaving money on the table. Not only can you save money on purchases with shopping sites but you can also earn money with shopping sites. There are a number of free shopping sites  that will pay you to join. They will pay you to refer your friends and they will pay your friends when they sign up! Plus they give you and your friends a discount at hundreds of stores when you shop. Some sites will give pay you a percentage of your friends rebate purchase price at no cost to them.

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I recommend focusing on just a few. This way you can easily find the bargains for the week and build your cash back.

Here are my two favorites:


eBates pays $5.00 when you sign up and pays $5.00 cash or $10.00 gift card to the friends you refer.

ibotta I was surprised at how fast the money adds up for grocery items. Plus they offer regular bonuses. So you may get .25 cents for uploading a receipt or buying bananas, $1.00 for crackers etc. The first week I bought some grocery items along with wine plus I got the bonus offer and I was paid $18. Most weeks maybe just a few dollars but it adds up.

Each site has text links to send to your friends in emails so you can earn money with shopping sites. Some have banners and other widgets you can add to your blog or website. Referring friends is an easy way to earn money with shopping sites. And the bonus is you also get a discount at hundreds of stores like Victoria’s Secret, Best Buy, Target, eBay, etc. at at grocery stores depending on the shopping site.

CloudCrowd – Work Today Get Paid Tomorrow

CloudCrowd is a relatively new site that pays members to do small tasks.  Similar to working as a Amazon Mechanical Turk at Cloud Crowd you will earn a few cents to a few dollars per task.

The type of work at Cloud Crowd varies but according to their FAQ

“Typical projects include image and video tagging, finding information online, and quick writing and editing projects. Work ranges in difficulty, and longer tasks typically pay more. With the variety of work offered, we’re sure you’ll find tasks you enjoy.”

Some of the jobs require that you pass a qualifications test. So you may have to edit a paragraph or do another job in order to get the qualifications to complete certain types of tasks.

One nice perk of working for CloudCrowd is being able to decide how long and when you want to work.  But the major perk is next day payment. For all jobs approved by 5pm PST payment is made the next business day.

The drawbacks are they do not appear to have a lot of work and payment is low. When I looked at the CloudCrowd  list I saw a few translation jobs, editing jobs and evaluating profiles on a social site but that was it. I would expect the job list will expand as the company grows.  Payment is low but if you need to make some extra cash it is a quick source.

So far CloudCrowd claims to have paid out for over 400,00 tasks and 18,000 people have signed up to be CloudCroud workers.

To join CloudCrowd you need two things a Paypal account and a Facebook account.  Why they have chosen to conduct their business via Facebook I am not sure but it is easy to sign up there and see the daily jobs. You can also sign up for alerts to be notified of new jobs.

Click Here to Sign Up for CloudCrowd

Sell Used Electronics Online – Make Easy Cash

You can sell used electronics online and make easy cash. A number of online companies will pay you for your old laptops, cell phones, DVD’s, gaming consoles, PDA’s, cameras and other gadgets.

Selling the items is simple. Start by gathering up all the electronic gadgets you have that are no longer being used. Include all instruction manuals, installation CD’s, cords and other accessories you have for the gadgets. Though you don’t always have to have the accessories it will usually increase the value when you sell used electronics online.

Select a company that buys used electronics online. I recenty used Gazelle At the website type in the name of the gadgets you have in the “Find Your Item” box at the top of the page. Once you have located the item, answer the questions to get your price offer. For example if you have a DVD you will need to check off if it is functional and includes the original case. If you have a laptop you will need to indicate the specs such as operating system and amount of ram.

Once you have entered the details click on the calculate button to sell your used electronics online. Gazelle will make you an offer. In some cases if the item is dated or not wanted Gazelle will not offer cash but will offer to recycle the item.

In addition to cash, Gazelle will provide a shipping label so you can ship the items to them for free.

In some cases you may find you can sell used electronics online and make more money by listing at Amazon or ebay. You will have to decide if the listing, shipping, and other fees Amazon and ebay charge are a better deal or not.

Keep in mind that electronics date quickly. The faster you sell your used electronics online the more money you are likely to make and if you wait to long they will probably not be worth anything.

I decided it was an easy way to sell gadgets I wasn’t using and recently got a price on an old laptop and cell phone. I will update the post once the transaction goes through. This is a great way to sell used electronics online, make easy cash with something you are not using and recycle.

Check out Gazelle.

Win Prizes Searching with SwagBucks


Would you like to EASILY earn gift cards, prizes, electronics, books, jewelry, school supplies and more? Well you can and it is so easy with Swagbucks. Of all the survey, surfing and prize sites this is THE ONE to use! Fun and easy.

Swagbucks has turned into one of my favorite ways to earn some side treats with little effort. Basically Swagbucks is a search and win site. Powered by Ask and Google, Swagbucks will give you great search results plus you will win Swagbucks you can turn in for prizes.

Winning Swagbucks is easy and you will win Swagbucks almost every day. These can be turned in for prizes such as Amazon gift certificates, Starbucks gift cards and more. And it is so easy to win prizes searching with Swagbucks. Just install the Swagbucks tool bar or add the Swagbucks search to your tool bar. Or you can go directly to the site and search. I find it easy to go directly to the Swagbucks site and do a couple searches. I generally win Swagbucks points within the first 3 searches. Every time I have searched I have won.

There are also other ways to win Swagbucks. You can take the daily poll, participate in Surveys, Like them on Facebook, complete offers, find Swagcodes, watch videos and more. All of these activities pay out in Swag.


I have turned my points in for gift cards, contributed to charity events and for prize opportunities. They also have tons of gift items, music, electronics etc. – lots to win!

Instead of going directly to a site using a bookmark, type the site in the Swagbucks search bar and you have a chance to win prizes. It takes just a few extra seconds and your Swagbucks will add up.

You will gain Swagbucks quickly. I earned my first Swagbucks within minutes of joining.

Get your friends to join and you can earn more Swagbucks. This is truly an easy way to earn some moola for doing something you would do anyway.

Tips for using the Swagbucks site:

~ Only your first 20 searches gives you the opportunity to win for that time period. ~ Read the Swagbucks blog at the Swagbucks site for codes to win even more Swagbucks.
~ Get your friends to join to earn more Swagbucks points.
~ Trade in old cell phones and video games to earn more Swagbucks.

This is a fun opportunity, easy and rewarding. Check it out and


Here are my current earnings at Swagbucks. Keep in mind I have cashed in my points many times already!