Tuesday Tips – Ways to Make Extra Money for the Holidays

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Hey guys! I’m back and super exited with another helpful Tuesday Tip for you all.  This past week I have been thinking a lot about the Menu Planning that we went over last week, and thinking about how to save and/or earn a little extra cash to cushion the budget a little. I am always looking for some good ways to make extra money for the holidays myself. I am enrolled in a few programs that can help you do that. Some of them are for reviewing products, some are survey based and some even help you earn money just by doing your normal every day shopping, playing games and browsing the internet.

Tuesday Tips-Ways to Make Extra Money for the Holidays-Daily DIY Life.com

Tomorrow is October first! Yikes… I know right? ! Which means we have just UNDER 3 months until the Holidays are upon us. Did you just get a little knot in your stomach too? Where did the time go? It is definitely time to start thinking about Christmas and how you are going to buy those extra goodies that the kids are asking for this year.

If you are already wealthy beyond your wildest dreams, this article may not be for you. But the odds are if you have clicked on this page then you are curious just how to earn a little cash sitting in front of your computer. Now don’t get me wrong these are NOT get rich quick schemes and you will most certainly NOT be wealthy beyond your wildest dreams from these programs. But you CAN earn a few extra bucks doing the things you are already doing any way. So what can it hurt?

Lets start with a few survey companies that pay you money taking surveys for them.

Swagbucks – Who they are: Swagbucks.com is the Web’s premier rewards and loyalty destination. Swagbucks.com allows web and mobile members to earn virtual currency (called Swag Bucks) for doing what they already do online every day- watching videos, searching the web, playing games, participating in market research and shopping online. Swag Bucks can then be redeemed for valuable rewards, including gift cards to the world’s online and offline retailers. Since its launch in 2008, Swagbucks has awarded more than $45 million in real life rewards. 10 million+ members strong

Inbox Dollars – Who they are: Founded in 2000, InboxDollars is an online rewards club that pays members cash for their online and mobile activities. Along with SendEarnings.com, InboxPounds.co.uk and DailyRewards.com, InboxDollars connects consumers and advertisers in a way that benefits both. We reward members for their everyday activities such as reading emails, taking surveys, playing games and signing up for offers. We leverage this loyalty platform to create effective customer acquisition and brand engagement campaigns for advertisers and market research partners.

MySurvey.com – MySurvey.com is a group of consumers from throughout the United States who influence future products and services by volunteering to participate in consumer research. By sharing your opinions about products and services, you are rewarded with Reward Points to redeem for cash and merchandise.

Valued Opinions.com – Who they are: Earn rewards simply by building up your balance, through completing surveys, and then exchange them for some brilliant rewards Give your opinions by voting in Online Polls and Hot Topics.

PineCone Research.com – Who they are: PineCone Research conducts on-line interviews with consumers from all walks of life to obtain their opinions about new products. To become a panel member, all you need to do is complete the simple form above. This will only take a few minutes of your time.
It’s easy and fun to see and evaluate new product ideas in the comfort of your own home. You will earn points for each completed product survey, which can be exchanged for cash and other rewards. PLUS you will be automatically entered into a bi-weekly Sweepstakes to win additional cash prizes for your time. Each interview usually takes 15-20 minutes of your time. Plus, you are free to leave the panel at any time should you choose to do so.

Here are a few great sites to get some FREEBIES!

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Grocery Coupon Network –  100% FREE registration to receive free printable coupons, exclusive email savings, recipes and helpful grocery savings tips.
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I do hope you find something  in the list above that is of interest to you. As far as Surveys go I absolutely love Swagbucks! The bucks add up pretty quick if you are active on there. And if you join their facebook page they always play games and give you a chance to win more swagbucks!

If doing surveys is not quite your thing, there are other ways to earn a little extra cash before the holiday season.

Craft and sell – Make hand made crafts and/or baked goods to sell at craft fairs or on Etsy. Here is a great site that will help you find craft fairs in your area FESTIVAL.net

Offer up your Services – What are you good at? Cooking, cleaning, taking care of children? There are always people that can not do those things well or sometimes just want to hire someone to take  a little stress off them selves. Put an ad in your local newspaper, a lot of times  they offer free ads if they are small and to the point. It’s worth checking into.

Look into working at home as a VA (virtual assistant) Companies and blogs online are always looking for help with tasks they don’t have time to manage. You can do a search online for VA positions. Here is a great article from AllYou.com

Are you an expert in a certain field? Offer up a class, in person or online that you can charge a small fee for to teach your client a skill or a trade. If you are a great speaker and not afraid to stand in front of a crowd, maybe try doing a seminar of sorts.

Clean out your clutter! – Have a yard sale (if the weather is right) There are also so many ways to sell your items online. Ebay of course is the largest and busiest site for selling your goods. But check out your local Buy – Sell – Trade sites on face book. I live in a TINY town and we have at least 3 sites just for BST. You know the old saying one woman’s trash is anothers craft project, DIY project, or treasure 🙂

There are many options for you to choose from listed above, I hope this article was helpful to you and you do become wealthy beyond your wildest dreams! But please don’t hold it against me if you don’t 🙂

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