Simple Ways to Make Extra Money Without Getting Another Job

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Who doesn’t love extra money?!?! I know I do! Today I will discuss a few tried and true ways that I have learned to earn a few extra bucks. With these three simple FREE apps, that’s right I said free, you can earn a few extra dollars a month and payout is via PayPal or gift cards. I know we’ve all read similar posts somewhere. Else before and it turned out to be another waste of time answering a million survey questions that take forever and get you nowhere. I promise that’s not what this is about. These three apps I myself use daily and have been for over a year. No you will not get rich but you will be able to earn enough to get that Amazon purchase that’s been hanging out in the save for later part of your cart. Trust me mine is a mile long and with these apps I am able to save up and have been slowly shrinking my wish list without paying even one cent out of pocket. So with no further delay let’s jump right into the juicy details.

Rewards App

The first app I want to introduce you to is the Rewards app. This one is hit or miss on when you will have a short 2-3 question survey to answer but does pay out to PayPal as soon as you reach $2 which isn’t hard to do when you get the surveys. Make sure to keep your notifications and location on for this app so you won’t miss any opportunities to earn. It follows your location and randomly sends you short surveys about locations you may have recently visited. Don’t wait when you get a survey notification as they do expire after a short time, sometimes 24 hours. The app looks just like the picture above and is called Google Opinion Rewards. I have earned upwards of $4o plus with this app and spent maybe 5 minutes all together answering the short surveys . The questions basically ask if you have visited any of the locations in a list they show, then ask if you made a purchase and how you paid for said purchase. That’s all there is to it. Simple and quick.


The Evidation App is a health and fitness app. Simply download the free app and connect it to your health app on your phone as well as any other compatible fitness apps you have on your phone. That’s it y’all that’s how easy this one is. You can also log in and answer daily surveys or read health articles for bonus points. The app monitors healthy habits like steps in a day, logged exercise, food and water. How long it takes to reach enough points to cash out all depends on you. When it’s summer I rack up points quickly while walking outdoors, hiking, swimming etc. You have to reach at least 10,000 points to cash out, I know that seems like a lot but really you don’t have to do anything except let the app monitor stuff you already do. Every 10,000 points is worth $10 and you can cash out for gift cards, PayPal transfer etc. Who wouldn’t love earning money without having to do anything extra!?!?! You would be crazy to not give this one a try.

Amazon Shoppers Panel

Last but not least my absolute favorite money making app. Y’all this one is so simple to use and earns $10 plus a month in Amazon gift cards. All you have to do in this one is upload 10 shopping receipts each month and you earn a $10 Amazon gift card that you will receive at the first of the following month. Occasionally they will offer mini surveys to earn a little more than that. This one is how I keep shrinking my wish list. If there is a larger wish just let the gift cards add up in your Amazon account and use them when you reach the desired amount. Or do what I have decided to do and let them all build up for a year and use them for the holidays. At the least you will have $120 in a year if not more depending on surveys invites. I bet some of y’all are downloading the app while reading this LOL I don’t blame you. It really is the easiest way to earn an Amazon gift card. If you don’t want to do it you could let your kids do it and let them pick stuff to buy with the gift cards.

I have used many apps for earning money and gift cards over the past several years and most of them gave me a headache or were’t worth the time they required to earn so little. I;m so happy I found these three and will continue using them for as long as they exist. If I run across any others that are worth the effort I will be sure to update this post. happy shopping y’all!

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Published by Anita Coffey

Blogger, Girlfriend, mother to 4 and 1 bonus son, Nana to 1, wine and coffee lover, Fall obsessed, photographer, traveler, DIYer

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