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Make Money Online: 37 Websites to Try

Looking for ways to make extra cash? Me, too. I’ve been on the search for a while now for that magic website that I can make a killing from. I haven’t found it yet, exactly, but I have found a bunch of sites where I can make a little extra. Hopefully you’ll find a way to make money online with some of these sites.

Today I’m sharing 37 sites with you where you can earn money and/or gift cards plus a bonus 4make money online more sites for freebies. There are so many out there and I’m sure the following is just scraping the surface of what’s available. I’ll be sharing more later as I find them, do the research, and try them out.

I have used most of these myself and still use quite a lot of them. So far I haven’t gotten rich off of them, but the extra money sure has helped. A few years ago I didn’t even realize there was such a thing as a legitimate way to make money online besides ebay and craigslist. Now that I’ve begun researching I’m finding a lot of legit sites.

Some of these I’ve talked about already, but it’s the first time for many of these websites. I’ll tell you which ones I’ve tried, which ones suck, and which ones I love.

Data Entry & Transcribing

If you enjoy data entry, then you may really like these sites. You’re not going to get rich, but you will make money online from the comfort of your home.

  1. Clickworker-Data entry or search chores for a few pennies each. Once you get used to everything, the pennies add up. I haven’t done much with them because I’m satisfied with the Smart Crowd and Mturk, but here’s my referral code if you’re interested.
  2. Leapforce-Perform research evaluations. I didn’t find out how much Leapforce pays, but they pay once per month. I haven’t signed up for this one, but have saved it for further research.
  3. Smart Crowd-If you’ve followed me much you know I love the Smart Crowd. It’s data entry and the pay is generally 35 or 60 cents/1,000 keystrokes. For more information, check out their website or this post.
  4. Mturk-Run by Amazon, this is another mostly data entry site. There are also other tasks available. I’ve written a little about this site here. I can usually earn more with the Smart Crowd, but on days when SC doesn’t have enough work to keep me busy, Mturk is my go-to.
  5. iSoftStone-Another crowdsourcing site for small tasks. I’ve heard good things about this site from other bloggers, but I can’t seem to get my profile done right so that I can begin working. It’s on the back burner for now.
  6. Literably-Audio transcription of children reading. The clips are generally 30 seconds to 1 minute long. There are shortcut keys to delete, substitute, and add words and sounds to the transcript. It’s sort of complicated at first. They are accepting new workers right now. I think the pay is something like 50-80 cents per minute of audio transcribed.

Freelance Writing & Virtual Assistant

For me, it’s been hard to make money online or otherwise with my writing, but I enjoy it. Here are some sites to use if you like to put pen to paper.

  1. Virtual Vocations-If you’re a writer or a virtual assistant, this site has freelance job opportunities. A paid subscription provides you with “full access to telecommute jobs database, hand-screened and researched daily.” Memberships start at $15.99/month. I’m very interested in doing this in the future.
  2. Freelancer-Like Virtual Vocations, Freelancer is a site that provides freelance writing opportunities. With Freelancer, however, you bid on the jobs. Their plans start at $5.99/month.
  3. Flex Jobs-Pretty much the same as Freelancer. Yearly plans start at $49.95. I have read a few reviews and it seems like a good company to go with.
  4. Contena-They only allow so many workers at a time, but I do know they are allowing members right now. There is a fee for access to their writing gigs.
  5. Info Barrel-I’ve written a little about this website in a previous post. They accept originalmake money online articles written by you and not already published elsewhere. They pay a share of the profits from the advertising they put on your page.
  6. Ezine-Pretty much the same as Info Barrel. I have created a profile and received a bunch of emails about getting started. I’m very interested in trying out this site, when/if I have time.
  7. Blogging-Setting up a blog is not as hard as you might think. Blue Host is offering web hosting for $3.45/month. There are several ways to earn money with a blog. Set up ad accounts with Google Adsense, Chitika, or others. Be an affiliate marketer with companies such as Amazon. Or sell your own products.

Paid to Click & Survey Websites

I’ve lumped these two types together because a lot of paid to click sites have survey opportunities as well.

  1. Gifthulk-Get paid to click on ads, watch videos, and take surveys. You can then cash out your earnings for gift cards. If you start an account with Gifthulk let me know; I may be able to send you some codes to earn Hulk Coins. Here’s my referral code: AC939432
  2. Swagbucks-My very favorite paid to click site! I make at least $1/day with them for justmake money online clicking around. For more information, check out these two previous posts.
  3. Inbox Dollars-Much like the above two sites. I mostly just click on emails these days and get paid 2 cents each time I do. Once, I won a $50 Target gift card in their sweepstakes. They have lots of other things to do too. I’ve included Inbox Dollars in this post.
  4. Survey Downline-a survey site. I don’t enjoy doing surveys, but if you do, this is a great website to go with. For a little more information, check out this post.
  5. My Survey-I haven’t done this one in a long time. But it’s worth it if you like surveys.
  6. Pinecone Research-I haven’t done this one in a long time, either. It’s a great survey site, but it’s invitation only. Here’s an invitation link. Pinecone Research pays $3 per survey and sometimes you actually get full-sized products to try in your home before doing a survey.
  7. Cash Crate-much the same as Survey Downline, but Cashcrate has a lot of paid to click things available, too. Just for signing up, they credit your account $1. Once your account has reached $20 they will send you a check.


  1. Foap-an online app. Take photos with your phone and submit them on the app (it’s verymake money online simple) and then others rate them. You can build albums with anyone’s photos on the app. If your picture is sold, you earn $5. If someone’s photo that’s in your album sells, you earn 25 cents.
  2. Twenty20-Pretty much the same as Foap, but there’s no app. I can’t find how much you earn from a sale, but something tells me it’s $20. 🙂
  3. Pay Your Selfie-another online app. You post selfies based on the app’s requests and get paid. It may be a selfie with Tostito’s or a selfie at the pool. The pay varies, but all the ones I’ve done have been from 20 cents to $1 each.

Make Money Online Selling Your Wares

Whether it’s something you’ve had lying around the house, something you’ve handcrafted, or a service you offer, there are lots of choices for selling your wares. You should have no problem finding a website to help you make money online.

  1. Fiverr-Sell your products or services with this site. Check out my post all about Fiverr.
  2. Craigslist-I’ve sold a few items on there and it’s nice because you can sell local.
  3. Ebay-We all know about this one. But did you know they’re now offering valet services? Send your items in and let them do the work for you. For more information, check out their link.
  4. Etsy-Like ebay, but you sell handmade items and crafting supplies. I’ve sold a few items with etsy. It’s a great place to go for ideas, as well.
  5. Artfire-Another great place to sell handmade and crafting supplies. I’ve sold with them as well.
  6. Facebook Yard Sale Pages-I sell often on there and it’s simple. Just list the item, meet the buyer locally, and you’re done. You’re just out gas money.
  7. Social Media Business Pages-If you have a product you sell or are a blogger, making yourself a business page on Twitter, Facebook, etc. will help out a lot. When someone likes or follows your page their friends will see it and possibly bring more business to you. I participate in Bloggers2Brands and Pinning Ain’t Easy on Facebook. The purpose of these is to share, comment, and like other bloggers’ posts and pins and they do the same for you.
  8. Amazon-They have a program called Amazon FBA. It’s the same premise as ebay valet. I really want to do this! The Selling Family and Side Hustle Nation both have information on the program. And here’s my recent post with a little bit of information on FBA.

Shopping Receipts & Rebates

  1. Ibotta-I just joined and I already love it! Ibotta is a rebate system. You choose items you plan to buy and after you make the purchase, verify it and they deposit money to your account. If you redeem your first rebate within 7 days of joining, they will deposit $10 to your account! The items on Ibotta range from groceries to pharmacy to health and beauty and more. Sign up today!
  2. Receipt Hog-I did this one for a short time but I kept forgetting to scan my receipts. Receiptmake money online Hog is an app where you scan all of your receipts and earn coins. Read a little more about it.
  3. Ebates-Another rebate website. Make money online by shopping through Ebates.
  4. Checkout 51-Pretty much the same as Ibotta. Buy grocery items, scan your receipt, and receive money in your account.

Website Testing

  1. UserLytics-They provide you with a website and you will do a usability test. While doing the test, you will be viewed on webcam for reactions. They pay is $5 to $50 per test. I haven’t done this one yet.
  2. Enroll-The pay on this one is much less and the available tests are not very frequent. But it’s much easier than UserLytics. You just click on which web page you like best and type why. I’ve received 20 cents to 60 cents for each test.

Bonus: Freebies

  1. BzzAgent-Receive free products to try and share your review with folks on social media. After you sign up, fill out some short surveys so BzzAgent can get to know your needs better and match you up with a campaign.
  2. Influenster-Works about the same as BzzAgent. On both of these sites, linking up your socialfree stuff media is important.
  3. PINCHMe-Every Tuesday PINCHMe offers free samples if your demographics qualify you. They also have other discounted offers.
  4. Crowdtap-I just joined Crowdtap recently and I like it, but I don’t have time to do much. You join up with a brand and answer very short surveys and sometimes a mission where you will write comments for social media and so on. Points add up and can be redeemed for gift cards and other things.

Go Ahead, I Dare you to Make Money Online!

That’s all for this post, but I’ll be doing more in depth posts on some of these websites.

It’s not that hard to make money online. You may not make enough to quit your job, but anything extra is a plus.

I hope you’ll try some of these websites and let me know your experience with them. With any luck, you’ll find one or two that will really improve your finances. And I seriously do want to hear from you!

Earn Money Online With Swagbucks Part 2

Ready to earn money with Swagbucks?

Yep, that’s right, you really can earn money online. I do it every day of the week and it’s really become part of my daily routine. Check out my balance. It’s grown since the last time I wrote.  I’ve basically got $135 I can cash in. A week ago when I shared my balance I had $113.

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I talked before about some of the things I do daily. Here’s what I do next: after going through the partner sites under the Discover tab, I go back to the home page. Along the left side of the screen about halfway down I click on Daily Poll and answer a quick question. That’s 1 SB. It takes less than a minute. Back to the home page I click on Daily Crave and earn another SB. Back to home I click on Daily Offers. This is a series of offers that you can sign up for or skip. I Just skip each offer until it’s done. There’s usually less than 10 offers. At the end type in a 3 letter Captcha and earn 2 SB.

After that I generally check out the Answer tab and try to qualify for surveys. My demographics are not very desirable for most surveys but even if I don’t qualify Swagbucks usually awards 1 disqualification SB for each one. I don’t spend a lot of time here because I really don’t like doing surveys. Next is the Watch tab. I like to do NCrave under that tab. NCrave has videos that are short and usually offer 1-6 SB. At this point I’m usually close to my goal for the day, but if not I turn to my phone and use Swagbucks apps to watch videos.

The phone apps I have are SBTV, LifeStylz TV, EntertaiNow TV, MovieCli.ps, Indy Music TV, and Sportly TV. I rarely use all of them in a day. For every 6 videos watched on SBTV, you earn 2 SB. The rest of the apps require you to watch 15 videos per 2 SB. There’s a limit of 36 SB that you can earn each day on SB, LifeStylz, and EntertaiNow.

The last three have an earning limit of 10 SB each day. This sounds like a lot of videos to have to watch but you don’t have to watch the whole thing. You can click on done and it will go to the next video. Generally, if you choose the Short Clips category it goes much faster. None of those clips usually go much over 1 minute and most are well under a minute. You can let them run while you’re doing other things.

There are a lot more things that can be done on the website. There’s a Shop tab on the home page. You can order online with Target, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, and many other stores. If you place your order through the link on Swagbucks then you will earn money back in the form of SB. By making Swagbucks your default search engine you will earn random amounts of SB for your searches. Sometimes you are awarded after just a couple of searches, sometimes it takes a while. I have earned as little as 4 SB and as much as 20 SB this way.

I know it seems like a lot of clicking for little payoff, but hey, you can do these things in your spare time while you’re watching TV or sitting in a waiting room, so there’s very little effort and it’s surprising how fast your balance grows. To me, it’s a great way to earn a little extra income.

Check out Part 1 of the Swagbucks Intro here. Stay tuned for more ways to earn money from the comfort of your home!


Earn Cash & Gift Cards Online! Swagbucks Introduction

You truly can earn money by using some online sites. My favorite is Swagbucks, so I’ll go over that one with you today. Signing up is easy and quick. All the tasks you accomplish on Swagbucks earn you Swag Bucks and 1 SB is basically equivalent to 1 cent. Your balance is always shown at the top right of the page. Here’s my balance at this moment

swagbucks home

I have earned quite a bit over the last few months and cashed in some of my SB for e-gift cards for Christmas shopping, etc. and some of my SB I have transferred to my PayPal account. You must redeem your SB in increments of $5, $10, $20, etc. Whatever’s left over just stays in your balance for the next time.

sb orders

Along the top of your Swagbucks page there’s your daily goal. You don’t have to reach this goal but if you do, at the end of the month you will receive the bonus listed next to the goal. These bonuses really add up.

Once you get signed up you can click on offers. Along the left side of the home page is a menu. The first thing I usually do each day is click on Discover. There are offers from quite a few “partner” sites. For an example, let’s click on Trial Pay offers. I generally break down the offers by clicking on Free and then Sort by: Low to High. This will give you a few choices. Yeah, the SB is low but generally the low ones are quicker and there’s no signup required.


I do this with each partner site listed and then I go back to the home page and see if there are any one-click offers or short videos to watch. A one-click offer is an offer you click on and get almost instant SB. Effortless!

I go over some of the other things I do each day and some of the other tasks available on the site here. I hope you’ll give it a try.

Earn those Sb!