Earning extra cash is a necessity for just about everyone these days. The cost of living keeps going up, but wages stay the same! Here are some hand-picked ways to put extra money in your pocket to buy extras or help make ends meet.
If you’re looking for ways to earn extra cash on the side (or, more hiply, a “side hustle”), you can get paid to participate in a clinical trial. This involves becoming a test subject for medical research studies, where labs try out new drugs and treatments.
Being a subject in a clinical trial isn’t for everyone — you’ll always want to consider the risk — and you should definitely read the fine print before signing on. Note: While some trials may not require that you have specific health issues, others will.
Start by checking out:
See our full listing of CLINICAL TRIAL opportunities.
With so many mystery shopping scams making their way around the web and email, it’s important to work only with legitimate companies. Mystery shopping is not a full-time job — assignments typically pay a few dollars and reimburse you for money spent. Beware any company that promises you huge pay for mystery shopping.
Here are a few to get you started:
See our BIG LIST of MYSTERY SHOPPING companies.
These are legitimate sites where you can get paid to watch videos, fill out surveys, surf the web, etc. Some pay in cash (usually by PayPal) and gift cards for Amazon, Target, etc., while others pay in gift cards only. These are “extra income” opportunities and not full-time options.
Here are a few to get you started:
- E-Poll Market Research
- Global Test Market
- Harris Poll
- Inbox Dollars
- Swagbucks – See our review of Swagbucks here
Click here for our full listing of SURVEY & FOCUS GROUP opportunities.
Short tasks or micro-gigs are a great way to make some extra money from home, while keeping flexibility in your schedule. Tasks vary greatly, so we encourage you to review each site carefully for the best fit!
Check these out:
- Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
- Field Agent (smart phone tasks)
- Fiverr (what would you do for $5)
See more PAY-PER-TASK jobs here.
Companies build their websites not for themselves, but for their customers and prospective customers. So it’s important that their sites be visually appealing and easy to use. That’s where work at home Website Reviewers or “Usability Testers” come in.
Website Reviewers visit assigned websites and record their thoughts and impressions as they use the site. Their voice and/or image are recorded so companies can see and hear their reactions. This feedback enables companies to make their sites more user-friendly. These are popular projects, so don’t be surprised or discouraged if you’re put on a waiting list.
Here are a few to get you on your way:
Visit our full list of WEBSITE REVIEWER jobs.
- DogVacay – Pet sitting in your home or theirs
- eJury.com – Virtual jurors read cases and help attorneys get pre-trial feedback before the actual trial.
- Humanatic – Review, sort, and categorize phone calls
- Pleio GoodStart – Phone patients to assist them with getting into a good routine with their medication
- TicketPuller – Get paid to secure event tickets quickly
See our full list of MISCELLANEOUS MONEY-MAKERS.
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