Earning Money Online

For the past four years, I've been able to completely fund our summer vacation with my online earnings!  (This post may contain affiliate links) 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 went 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 to join, 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!


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...


SocialMoms: They have different posting opps. If you are one of the qualified participants you get great gift cards and/or PayPal payments.  I LOVE THIS ONE!!!


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

Sponsored Tweets: Simply tweet for advertisers and get paid!

 

Trust me, you CAN earn money online and make it work!

 

24 comments:

The Rebel Chick said...

I do a few of these, I need to check the rest out! THanks!

Lilac City Momma said...

These are all great resources, thank you!

Vanessa said...

thanks for sharing! Great info!

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing!

Seth said...

I use SwagBucks and it's probably one of the easiest ways to earn points/money. Use it for searching instead of Google, for example, and the points add up. I've cashed in on many Amazon gift cards that way.

Danielle said...

I use my points, and occasionally swag bucks.. I will have to look into the others you have posted. Thanks for sharing!

corrie killian said...

thanks for the ideas :)

Rachel Ann Chavez-Blom said...

Thanks for tips on other sites to try. I currently use erewards & swagbucks.

Lauren Monsey Nagel said...

This is very helpful. I am happy to hear that these work if you work them. I can use some extra cash.

Bobby Tarumi said...

Thank you much! This really helps cuz I'm stuck at home all day (sick)

Kelly Nicholson said...

need all the help I can get

Cheryl said...

Wow--a great thing to do with your online earnings. many of these I have heard of but some are new--thanks.

Nat said...

I need to check the rest of these out. I've also been transitioning to be a SAHM and just looking for ways to stretch the budget. I also win things for gifts. Or I win toys for the kids for a "rainy" day.

Sandra VanHoey said...

I really enjoyed this article. I am semi-retired and need to save and earn as much as I can

Mami2jcn said...

Great list! I've done a couple of these.

Kattzzz said...

The way I see it, if you can save money, not pay for day care and are frugal, being a sahm is not a such a bad thing. I even mow the lawn.

rochelle said...

What a great idea thanks
for the review

rochelle said...

Nice review like to earn money online sounds great

Luzett Burks said...

Thanks for this list!

Anonymous said...

This is a great list. Do you happen to have any new ones to add?

Mommyof2boys said...

Thanks for sharing this info. :)

Arleth Ascencion said...

I've been wanting to do this, so finding your post was really helpful. I'm definitely checking out a few of the websites!

Dorothy said...

I know I have tried a few things online to making money but it seems I do a lot and get nothing in return, I gave up a long time ago..
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Anonymous said...

i did use the free site and then i like the give way