Post # 31
Kslim13 : totally legit! It’s just a portal and you get cashback. They sometimes run specials for extra % back too. I have the browser plug-in and I don’t online shop a ton, but I’ve made at least $200 using it.
kes18 : They do make adjustments if you return something – at least most of the the time in my experience.
Post # 32
LilliV : I never noticed but I don’t look for it or pay attention. It makes sense that they would I just never have noticed! Can you see it anywhere on their website? All I’ve ever seen are the totals (pre-returns) and my next check balance totals up to that amount even though i have made returns (though I rarely return whole orders, just parts). I have 7 orders on there right now for my next check and I know I have made returns for 3 of them (and already received my cc refund).
Post # 33
In university I would sometimes do the psych research groups that would pay about $25. They were posted all over the university walls looking for test subjects.
I take my clothes to consignment. I had a friend who used to throw clothing exchange parties. The idea was everyone would bring clothes, take whatever they wanted, and she would donate the rest to a women’s charity. It turned out she was taking them to consignment which REALLY rubbed everyone the wrong way. Her excuse was “if they don’t sell they are donated to a charity” but it felt very deceiptful.
I take books to the used book store. I don’t usually make cash off of this, but they give me store credit.
I use e-bates for online shopping.
I know my sister scans receipts.
Post # 34
kes18 : ya know I can’t find it now, but I am sure I’ve seen it before. Although a recent return that just processed hasn’t been removed so now I’ll have to watch it. It’s been awhile since I noticed it so either they maybe changed it or only certain stores report back.
Post # 35
kes18 : We have a Chase now for our joint CC and thats the same one I just applied to switch to, was instantly approved. Thankfully, I do have good credit. I had/have a Discover, since its a good first starter but since having Chase for our joint CC, I love it, seems like they have so many more perks!
I’m definitely going to look into that Rakuten though if its worth it!
softdrink77 : I wouldn’t be opposed to something like that, but being from the Midwest and just in my area specifically there aren’t many good opportunities like that. Now… if we lived in a subdivision and could snowblow or shovel driveways that would be a different story.
nightskyforest : Thanks for the suggestions to those survey sites! I’m going to look into them and see if I find it worthy!
Post # 36
minnewanka : I’m planning to do a closet purge and try Facebook one more time and give it a week to bite then I’m going to maybe consider my local consignment store. I literally have a spare bedroom FULL of clothes, scarves, other accessories I desparately need to get rid of. I’m all for donating to charity… buuuttttt wouldn’t mind getting a couple dollars from some stuff!
Post # 37
- Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse
I don’t know if this counts but back when I was just dating my husband and I had more free time (I lived alone) I worked a nanny job and then an office job M-F 8am-5pm. I wanted to bring in more cash though. I found a family that needed a babysitter 2 or 3 nights a week. I got there around 6:30 and stayed until 11pm or 12am. It was 4 school age kids so I got $60 for each night. It was because of that money that I paid my student loans, saved for retirement and got to take a nice vacation every year!
I still am always on the lookout for babysitting jobs just to make some extra cash. I love kids and to me it’s a super easy and fun way to make money.
Post # 38
I use Rakuten/Ebates and Mr. Rebates for online shopping. If I’m making larger purchases at big stores (e.g., Bed Bath, Nordstrom, Home Depot) I’ll buy giftcards using my credit card that gives 6% back at the grocery store. I sell my clothes and my kids’ clothes on Facebook Marketplace, BSTs, and Tradesy. I used to do contract editing for a English-language editing company, but they recently moved to all in-house editing, which is a bummer. I pick up consulting work whenever I can (I work in research and can do study design, data anaysis, and scientific writing/editing). I’m considering going on Upwork, but I’m not sure whether I want to be that public. I recently heard about an app called Dscout that seems to consist of providing video reviews for decent money. I’m an introvert though, so not ideal for me!
Post # 39
Kslim13 : I used to work for a family owned jewelry company. They primarily sold on Etsy and Amazon, but sold on rakuten as well. So yes, it’s legit. Or at least their account was.
Post # 40
kmbumbee190618 : Def do not recommend doing Beachbody’s MLM “coaching.” The workouts are great but the coaching is not. I briefly got sucked into it a few years ago and you end up spending more money than you earn…
Post # 41
I started an etsy store about 1.5 years ago! I always wanted to have an etsy shop but never really knew what I should sell.
One night I came across wedding invites and signs on etsy and I thought to myself this is it!
Tought myself graphic design basics and once I felt confident enough I opened up shop. It was s bit rough in the beginning, especially with already having a full time job. definitely a bit of work to get started but now that it’s up and running it’s really easy to manage.
And now that I’m planning my own wedding i can do my own stationery, so win win lol
Post # 42
I do surveys & get points through online purchases with mypoints.com. You get gift cards with the points. I probably earn less than $100/year.
I also do trials for skincare products through a local research company. I earn about $300-$400/year on that.
I want to do something a little more regular like pet sitting, so I’m looking for those jobs currently.
Post # 43
I do freelance writing and editing. I’m hired by a variety of employers (from universities to marketing firms). I’m also a web admin for a couple of low-maintenance sites. Once I got a few gigs and built up my resume, the work took off and I was able to find a somewhat steady source of side-income!
I have also been considering being an uber or lyft driver, but no experience there yet. My dad needs me to do some long-distance drives for his company this summer and it kind of sparked my curiosity about getting paid to drive.
edit: my friend is a dog walker and she makes a LOT of money that way so that might be a lucrative side job
Post # 44
I worked a cash in hand job at the markets for a while. Worked at the butchers – $200 for the day + cheap quality meat! I was just serving on a saturday or sunday for 8 hours. Learnt a lot about meat and cooking too.
I also have signed up to several government (aus) websites for extra work. So far I’ve helped with the sensis and on an election day which were good money.