What do you do to try to earn a little extra cash?

posted 2 months ago in Finances
Post # 61
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382 posts
Helper bee

I do life modeling at a local college. It’s about $20 an hour for four hour stretches once or twice a week. I highly recommend it!

Post # 62
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1974 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

jayrock :  I charge $15 for a 30 minute walk or $25 for one hour walk and I walk a maximum of 3 dogs at a time

Post # 64
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2545 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I use Ibotta, take YouGov surveys, and use the airline online shopping portal (for whatever airline miles I’m trying to boost) to earn airline flyer miles.  

I used to cook freezer meals for a lady that HATES to cook, but life got too busy and I just couldn’t keep up. 

Randomly I signed up to be a Maskcara Makeup Artist.  I will say I am NOT a MLM fan, but I genuinely love the products and was getting so many compliments on my makeup, I figured what the heck.  I’m not getting rich off of it, but I’ve made a little bit simply off of people complimenting me on my makeup and me telling them where I got it.

My sisters are stay at home moms and SUPER crafty.  One makes earrings and does really well selling them online.  Another does custom paintings & signs and sells them through local FB groups.  And another sister makes bows & bow ties and also sells them online.

Post # 65
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7639 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

kmbumbee190618 :  I gave up on Ibotta. I don’t buy packaged food often and so I only used the offers for like eggs, milk, veggies, “any item” but I noticed that the more I used them the less often I was offered them. It wasn’t worth the time it took me to get 25-75 cents per shopping trip so once I hit the cash-out amount I did and deleted the app. 

Post # 66
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I have an app called Shopkick. Basically, there are some stores where you can scan the barcode from certain items (Starbucks Ground Coffee, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, People magazine, etc.) Each scanned item is worth a certain amount of “kicks” (like points). Some are worth 20, 25, 30, 35. It varies. You can also buy those certain items for more kicks. Also, some stores give you kicks just by walking in the door.

I don’t go out of my way to visit stores. I just do it when I remember and am in that store already. I’ve aquired 10,500 kicks (over a few years). You can cash in your kicks for gift cards (Walmart, amazon, starbucks, kohls, etc.). For example to get a $2 walmart gift card, it costs you 500 kicks. $50 walmart gift card is 12,500 kicks. So I’m almost to a $50 gift card! 

I wouldn’t say this is a great source of income, but a way to get easy gift cards.

Post # 67
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2020 - Windermere, Cumbria

I stream on Twitch in the evenings and weekends. Doesn’t net me loads because I don’t have many followers, but an extra 100€ a month is not to be sneezed at!

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