Make Money At Home: 10 Ways To Make An Extra $1,000 Each Month

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6) Making Money on the Internet:  Test Websites

Each site varies, but there are number of companies out there that will pay you to test websites. Companies want to know how easy their websites are to use and the information you give them about the process is extremely valuable. To the tune of $8-12 per test (generally between 10-30 minutes) depending on the site. Best part of it is, you are working from home and you are making your own schedule. Its tough to beat that.

  • Whatusersdo – Pay is $8 (or more) per test. Tests take around 15-20 minutes (you need a Mac or PC + mic).
  • Enroll – Get paid to test websites before they are published. Earn cash rewards.
  • UserFeel – This company pays around $10 per test.
  • Analysia – Tests take around 15 minutes to complete. Pay is $10 per test.
  • TryMyUI – Tests takes around 15-20 minutes to complete. Pay is $10 per test.

7) Use eBates (and Swagbucks) for your online shopping

If you're going to shop online, why not get money for doing it? Well technically you're not getting money, but you're getting money back (cashback) on purchases you would have made anyways. Cool thing is, this is on top of any discounts/coupon codes you already have.

There is no reason not to do this. This is probably the single easiest way to make money at home. You need an email address to sign up. That's it. Even if its $100-$200/year, why are you throwing money away for no reason?

That's stupid. Don't be stupid.

Sign up for Ebates for FREE.

Sign up for Swagbucks for FREE.

8) Invest

Have thousands in a savings account earning you .000257% interest?

You are lazy.

And I am calling you on it.

Part of being fiscally responsible is showing that you care about your money. Even if you do not know enough about investing (its easier than you think), there is absolutely no reason that you cant take 20 minutes out of your day and move your savings to an account that at least gets you 1-2% each year. On $10,000 in savings, that is $100-200 each year, for free. Make your money work for you.

Discover offers one such high-yield savings account. It typically averages around 1% APR which is likely far better than what you're earning now.

Open a new account here: Discover High-Yield Savings Accounts

Related:  The Real Value of a Savings Account (and Our #1 Bank Choice)

1-2% APR is just the beginning though. Depending on your age, you should be netting around 7% year with a balanced portfolio. Have $50,000 in savings? That is $3,500 dollars PER YEAR that you are throwing in the trash if you're not investing. Sound like its way too good to be true? It's not. Its exactly what we teach you to do here at VTX Capital and you can get started in mere minutes.

 

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Related:  Investing for Millennials: How Get Ahead and Retire a Millionaire

If you're looking for ways to make money at home and you're not doing either of the two things above, you're missing out on thousands of dollars per year that could be in your pockets.

9) Help Google and make money at home

Want $110/year for changing literally nothing about your life?

Insert Google’s Screenwise app here.

Well, technically not here, but on your computer at home. It works essentially the same way as the phone apps do above. If you don’t care to let Google know what you do on a daily basis, you can get free money. They use the information they gather to help them market/increase the functionality of their advertising programs when targeting users that are similar to you.

10) Put your digits to use

Not your phone number. Your fingers. You can earn up to $24/hr simply by transcribing audio to text. Speechpad pays speedy typists to make written versions of audio and/or video clips. At up to $.40/minute, you can seriously rack up some dough for those insanely fast typing skills you never thought would come in handy.

And that's it. Point is, with some hustle and dedication, you can easily start to make money at home. Some of you can easily add an additional $1,000 in income to your take home pay each month. And this isn't a comprehensive list by any means.

Other Resources to Help You Make Money at Home:

Know of more ways to make money at home? Drop us a comment below.

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Ben is an avid market enthusiast who serves VTX Capital, LLC. in an advisory and support role. He works behind the scenes managing the technical components that allow us to bring you the latest in investment education via an online platform.

His areas of expertise include CMS Support, Social Media Branding, Marketing and Advertising. In addition, Ben takes an active role in investment research and portfolio management.

He currently holds a BS from Virginia Tech and a BSN from Western Governor's University.
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34 comments

  1. This is a great list Ben! It’s awesome to promote so many different ideas – and ones people can do from home. I never heard of the Google Screenwise app before. Kind of creepy – but I guess we are tracked all the time – maybe it’s time to get paid for it!

  2. Great list! I just monetized my blog a couple of weeks ago.It’s definitely not a “get rich quick” option, but the more you put in, the more you will get out.

    Do you have any poker tips that you would want to share? I’ll be going to Vegas for the first time in a couple months and I can’t stop thinking that money I have set aside for gambling would be put to better use investing. (I’m sure it would, but its Vegas and I don’t want to visit and not gamble.)

    1. Hey Paige,

      That’s such a hard question! My biggest piece of advice to anyone is don’t gamble with money you can’t afford to lose 🙂 It’s okay to have fun – set a budget for what you think is a responsible entertainment budget and don’t exceed it!

      As far as Poker goes (at least for Texas Hold’em), I’d recommend sitting at a low stakes table (1/2 no-limit is the lowest most places have) and merely being observant/make casual conversation at the table for a while until you feel comfortable. If you’ve never played, just tell the dealer and they’ll be happy to help you out (most players will notice if you haven’t played before anyways so you’re not really at a loss there). Just play “tight” (a small range of strong starting hands) and that’s a pretty good place to start!

      Sorry if this is all to rudimentary of an explanation for you – tough to know where your game is at from here 🙂

      Good luck, have fun and be smart!

      Ben

  3. I wish I had your natural talent for numbers, my poker skills are not quite so good! You’re right about being lazy investing, I keep putting it off, but after the news I’ve had about my ISA it’s all the motivation I need to start learning! Some great new ideas to make money online here too, thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks Ben for the good read. It looks like you guys at vtx have a special thing going. Keep it up. Like the new upgrades on the site as well!

  5. What an insanely useful article! Thanks. I’ve heard about Swagbucks for awhile, but I think this is finally the impetus for me to try it. I would also add that a great thing to do is find underpriced things at thrift stores or on the street (ex. furniture) and turn it around on Ebay or Craigslist. I’ve sold a few things this way.

  6. Thank you so much Ben! I appreciate this so much as I’m a business owner but my business is seasonal and seriously need something that will work with my life plans. This is awesome and can’t wait to get started.

  7. Thank you so much for this blog! I’m a manager at chick-fil-a and just do not get paid enough to make it through life. I am getting ready get married next year and have begun to worrie about finances. My dream is publish my own book but in the mean time I have decided to start a blog and this has really helped.

  8. Thank you! Great ideas on different ways to make money from home. I was thinking of selilng stuff in amazon or eBay and probably working as a virtual assistant could be one.

  9. Great read, always looking for extra ways to be more efficient around the office. I just wanted to share something I’ve been doing recently. I run an office and have noticed that unused toner was piling up in storage. Looked into returning but that was no good. Tried out Toner Connect and was impressed. They had quick service and that payout was nice.

  10. Great tips! I was lucky to live with a blogger making decent money before I started my own. If you know the right products/services to promote and how to find sponsored post opportunities, you can make hundreds in your first few months, and it just snowballs from there

  11. There are also shopping apps like ibotta, MobiSave, and checkout 21 that give you money back for shopping. And the Walmart app has a savings catcher feature where you take a picture of the barcode or upc at the bottom of your receipt and they search all surrounding store and if a lower price is found they give you the difference back. I have made about 50 bucks total from this app and 20-30 from things like ibotta.

  12. I have been really disappointed with the survey gig. They underestimate the time they take to complete by like a third and often I find myself spending 10 minutes in what seems like a survey only to find out it’s a pre-survey qualifier, where it feels like I’m giving them so much personal information that I ought to be paid, but at the end of it I’m told I don’t qualify but the award like the equivalent of a penny or two to thank you for your time.

  13. I am a Survey Taker and Freelance Singer. I want to learn how to Freelance write but need direction as to where to start. I have a free Website I created on Contently but have no samples. Thanks for your help.

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