Make Extra Money

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There are a lot of reasons to want to make extra money. Some are exciting – like saving up for your first house, planning a trip, or wanting to retire early. Others are out of necessity – like being in debt, living paycheck to paycheck or being unemployed.

Whatever your reason may be, finding ways to make extra money is always a great idea. Especially when there are so many ways to do so.

From cash back apps, to survey sites, and courses to learn a new skill or two, here are some of the things that I use and recommend to make extra money.

If you have any questions about any of the following, please feel free to contact me. I’m happy to help.

And yes, there are affiliate links included on this page, meaning I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase using my qualified links. Please read my disclosure for more on that.

Cash Back Apps & Coupon Sites

Use Checkout 51 to get cash back on the groceries and household items you already buy. It works in Canada and the U.S. and can be used through their website as well. Read my review for more details on how it works. Get $5 free when you sign up!

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Ibotta is a lot like Checkout 51, but it currently only works in the U.S. Once you’ve downloaded the app, simply browse through the current offers, make your purchases, and submit your receipts. Your cashback earnings will be credited to your account within 24 hours. New users can get a free $20 welcome bonus! Read this review for more!

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When you’re shopping online, how much time have you wasted searching for a discount code only to give up when none of them work? Use Dealspotr to find working codes that save you money! You can also earn points by posting and validating deals.

Honey is another super easy way to save money (and save your time) when shopping online. Add the free browser extension, do your shopping, and Honey will find the discount codes and apply the savings for you! That’s it.

Make Money Online

When I first started My Life, I Guess in 2013, I had no idea that making money from it was even possible. But it is! You won’t get rich quick, but with time and dedication, you can make extra money blogging. You won’t know if you don’t try, right?

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If you’re struggling with affiliate marketing or just don’t know where to start, I cannot recommend the Perfect Gift Guides Course more. It’s focused and provides a clear strategy that brought me immediate passive income! Check out my review (and see some of my results).

Earn an easy $10 (or more!) in PayPal cash in only 10-20 minutes by visiting a website and providing your honest feedback on it. This is my go-to for making extra money! Tests can be done on a computer, tablet, or cell phone. You’ll receive your money in your account exactly 7 days later, so if you are looking for a quicker way to make some extra money, this is it!

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Stop slaving at a 9-to-5 and work from home instead, earning up to $10,000 a month. This course breaks down the exact process Kayla followed to scale her VA business from $0 to $10,000+ per month. Learn how you too can become your own boss as a virtual assistant, and get paid for using the skills you already have!

Reward Sites


You’ve probably heard of Swagbucks before, and there’s a good reason for that. You earn points by shopping online, watching videos, answering surveys, searching online, using coupons and more! Exchange those points for free Paypal cash or gift cards, including Amazon.

Just like Swagbucks, you can get paid to answer surveys, complete offers, play games, shop online, and even for reading their emails!

Survey Sites

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The thing that I like best about Opinion Outpost is that it has a low payout threshold of only $5 for gift cards and $10 for PayPal cash or for an iTunes or gift card. This was one of the first survey sites that I started using back in 2014, and I still use it to this day. Their interface is simple, but it works!