In today’s economy, many families are looking to earn some extra money. For some of these families, they may not have the option of getting a traditional, outside-of-the-home job to earn some extra cash to help cover bills or save up for certain expenses. Many of these families look to the internet as a way to make money, but with all of the work-at-home scams out there, it’s hard to see which money-making sites (that don’t involve selling things) are legit and which ones aren’t! Here are a few that I have personally tried and had positive experiences with.
1. Associated Content
Associated content is by far the best site I have found when it comes to making money online. It truly has unlimited earning potential and how much you make is determined by how much work, time and effort you put in. In the beginning, it may not seem as though you’re making much, but as you continue, those numbers grow. Associated Content does take a certain level of skill when it comes to writing (submissions must have decent grammar, spelling and punctuation) so if you struggle with writing, it may not be the right site for you.
Mylot is an interesting site, and I have somewhat mixed feelings about it, however, I would recommend it if someone asked about it. Mylot is an online discussion forum with topics about everything imaginable. You earn money by creating topics and responding to the topics of others. Typically, you only earn pennies per response, and how much you make per response varies day to day based on an algorithm. It takes quite a while to earn the minimum payout, but if you enjoy discussion forums, then you might enjoy mylot, and the financial incentive!
Do you ever see those ads pop up about winning a free xbox, iphone, or laptop? CashCrate actually pays you to fill out these surveys, along with other offers as well. Some surveys are put out by the same company, so you can only fill one by that company out, however, there are plenty of offers to keep you going. These surveys may feel a little redundant, and they might not pay a lot though, but if you’ve got nothing better to do, they might be worth a shot. Some offers involve signing up for free trials (and may require a credit card) but are generally worth a higher amount. As long as you remember to cancel before the trial period is over, you might be able to make a decent amount off of this!
Swagbucks is probably one of the more popular earning sites around. Users earn points for searching the web using the swagbucks search bar, downloading and using the browser toolbar, answering daily polls and completing offers (similar to cashcrate). These points can then be redeemed for items, gift certificates, and even cash in your paypal account! If you search the web often, this might be an easy way to get rewarded for your searches!
Making money online isn’t always easy and it can be hard not to slip into a site that doesn’t pay, doesn’t pay well, or is an outright scam site. Before you sign up with any site that advertises you’ll be able to make money using it; do your research! Search the site’s name along with the word “review” or “scam” and see what pops up in your results and what other people are saying! If you know people who have used the site, ask them what they think about the site and whether or not they would recommend it. By doing your research before signing up and putting in your time and effort, you might spare yourself the expense of finding out the site doesn’t meet expectations!