You’ve probably seen the ads when doing a Google search or looking at a website — earn $1000 a day while working online from home. It sounds tempting, but the only one who’ll make money are the scammers who steal your credit card information or put you inside the infinite-loop of a pyramid scheme. Fortunately, these aren’t the only ways to make money on the Internet. In fact, there are some very legitimate opportunities out there to earn some extra cash as well as items like gift cards. All it takes a bit of research to determine what’s real and what’s not. Here are a few ways you can add more income to your young family’s budget.
Online Surveys – You’ve taken surveys over the phone and through a certain company after they provided a service, so why not get paid for filling them out on a regular basis? There are a number of valid sites out there that allow you to set up an account and receive alerts about new surveys on a daily basis. Some of these companies, like GlobalTestMarket, pay their survey takers in gift cards while others like Opinion Outpost allow you to send cash to a PayPal account. A few warnings about survey sites — you won’t get rich off of them, the average survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete, and you won’t be eligible for every one. The best place to look information and reviews on these sites is SurveyPolice.com.
Online Rewards Sites- Similar to survey sites, these online rewards sites provide its users with more ways to earn points and cash. For example, Inbox Dollars gives its users opportunities to answer surveys, watch videos, play games, and review advertisements for cash that is sent to you after making $30. Other sites similar to Inbox include Swagbucks and CashCrate. With Swagbucks you earn additional points by performing web searches. Again, you won’t get rich on these sites, and it does take a while to make enough points to cash out or redeem points. Still, if you have the time, they may be well worth a visit.
Content Provider Sites – There was a time places like Demand Studios and other content provider sites took anyone in to write material for websites and get paid for it. Today, with changes to Google analytics and a request for sharper writing, these are not as prevalent. Nevertheless, there are still companies out there that allow writers to make some extra money by providing contest for other companies. One of the most well-known is Textbroker. With items ranging from 100 to 1000 words, writers can cash out and send money to their PayPal account after $10. Authors can make more money if they join a team. Sites similar to Textbroker include The Content Authority and Interact Media.