Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Earning Money Online: Sites That Pay!

For the past four years, I've been able to completely fund our summer vacation with my online earnings!  By earning money online, I'm able to pay for 100% of our transportation, lodging, food and entertainment for our family of four.  Last summer we spent 10 days on the Oregon Coast.  This summer we will be going to the West Edmonton Mall in Canada!

I've always been a stay at home mom and have zero regrets. My husband and I sat down and discussed all the options, this was the only way to go for us.   Figuring out my salary for working, gas to and from work and other work related expenses... almost my entire paycheck would go to someone else to take care of my children. It just wasn't worth it! 

There are several websites where I earn money online - cash, gift cards, giveaways and freebies.  All of which make things stretch further for my family and really make a difference. I use many of my wins and freebies for gift giving. They make the perfect gifts and that's zero money out of my pocket for presents! I also cash in for gift cards that enable me to take the kids to the movies and do extra things for fun.  Also free for us!

I use coupons as often as I can and combine them with sales and clearance. Last September, the small bags of Goldfish crackers were on sale at Albertson's for $1 and I had (74) $1/1 Goldfish cracker coupons. I got 74 bags for $4.44 - I just had to pay the tax.

I buy all my kids clothes on clearance and off season. I got winter coats a couple months ago for next year and paid just $10 each. They were normally $90 - $120 each.  

I sell lots of clothes, toys, etc. that the kids no longer use, need or can wear on Craigslist. No shipping fees to take away from your profit like selling on Ebay. 

Here are my favorite online earning sites (all of them are free, easy and really DO pay):

Social Spark:  By posting sponsored posts you can earn money!  You get to choose which opps you take, so you can keep them relevant to your blog!

Swag Bucks: In the past year I've earned $335 in Amazon.com gift cards. There are several other prize and gift card options available to choose from, I just choose Amazon. I save my gift codes and then cash them out for Christmas gift shopping for the kiddos!

QuestionMoms:  Earn cash and get freebies!

CrowdTap:  Earn cash and get freebies!

Smiley360: Get great freebies and free products to test at home!

MyPoints:  I cash out for gift cards every few months.  Last month I cashed out for a $10 gift card and a $25 gift card!

Listia:  It's like Ebay but you use points instead of cash to bid on items. You earn points to spend by logging in, bidding, etc...

Escalate Network: I get to share great deals and freebies that are PERFECT for my followers, friends and family!

I hope this helps. Trust me, you CAN make it work and it's well worth it!

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