Make Money Online from Home
There are many great sites that claim that they will make you money online, by merely joining them. Some are survey sites, some marketing, some writing, and some are secret shopping sites. I’m not going to claim that you can make a living by using the internet, but I’m definitely making supplemental income through these sites. The most important thing for you to understand is to make sure that they will really pay, as many are frauds, or make you jump through hoops in order to even make a small portion of the money. That is why I put together my list of sites that I have had good luck using. Not a single one has made me enough money where I can make a living online, but I am only now, coming close to making enough to substitute a part-time job. I will be honest though, most of the money I have made has been online through Hubpages or my blog.
Legitimate Secret Shopper
One thing to understand about Secret Shopper sites is that you should not have to pay to get paid. Although there are sites like shadowshopper.com that will offer more opportunities to make money with higher payouts when you do pay a membership fee. I have chosen not to take that route. My primary reason for not paying to get paid is because I am happy with the amount of secret shopping I have access to, through these three sites:
Each of these has offered me at least one to two shops each week since I have joined them. They all have similar payouts. They range from 0 to 30 dollars for each shop that I do. The ones that pay zero, usually compensate by paying for an item that you purchase, whether it be an office item or food item or any other product they may offer. It takes around a month to get reimbursed and your commission check after you do a shop. You get paid either through Paypal, check, or direct deposit. Not all three of them offer all three options, but you can be paid one of these three ways by each one.
Websites That Earn Money
This is the first website I enjoyed for the sole purpose of gaining money. I have been involved with it for over ten years, and I am still involved in it, because of the huge success I have had. You will not make a lot of money, but you will get a 30 dollar gift card every six months for basically doing nothing.
How It Works: You sign up right on the website! You take a survey, that allows them to know what you are interested in. Then you will receive ads based on your answers. You will receive 5 points for every ad you read. If you choose to purchase, which I rarely do, they will then give you an additional bonus for that as well. If you know something you want to purchase, search their site to see if you would be able to get points for purchasing.
Once you receive a certain amount of points, you can trade the points for a gift card to such places as Target, Old Navy, Applebees, Olive Garden, and hundreds of others. They span from book places, clothing stores, restaurants, grocery stores, magazine places, online gift cards, and so much more!
One thing I like to do is print off their coupons, you receive points once you use their coupons, plus you save money!
This is another great site, similar to Mypoints. I have already received a couple of checks from them. They use several different ways to earn money:
Surveys – you can prequalify for surveys. Unlike other sites, they provide a lot of different surveys and I almost always qualify for at least one each time. They also save a lot of your information and notifies you when they believe you may be eligible for a paid survey.
Promotional Deals – You also can go to sites that you would normally use anyway, and they will give you a certain percentage back. Sometimes you can earn up to twenty percent back on your purchase!
Games! – I do not actually use these, but if you love to play online games, this may be worth it!
Coupons – You can print off coupons from this site as well. I have a list of more coupon sites in my article about, “Websites that Save You Money”
Working from Home by Writing!
Hubpages is my favorite! Having tried all of these sites myself, I have found luck with Hubpages hands down. Plus, there is a great network of people who are willing to help you, encourage you, and teach you! The articles are more easily searchable. Plus, within days the amount of traffic to my writing is much larger than with any other site. They each work slightly differently.
Xomba is one you may want to use along with Hubpages or other article writing service because you can set up bookmarks. I have had minimal success with both making money and having people click from my bookmarks on Xomba to Hubpages! I do not post my articles on their site any longer. You also can write articles like on Hubpages.
There are numerous sites where you can earn money online, although it is important to be wary before you join, as there are fraudulent companies out there. Make sure you use a site that you know someone who has used it before, or have a way to verify that they are legit. Although you won’t be able to stay home with most of these sites, you will make a little extra spending money.