In this day and age of the “gig economy” having one or several sources for a side income can come in handy. Even if you have a job that allows you to pay the bills, you should have at least a few of these in your back pocket for rainy days, setting aside a retirement fund, or a slush fund for vacations and other treats.
So, I thought I’d pass along the love. I’ve pieced together this huge list of ways to earn a side income. Each listing will link directly to the site so that you can check it out.
If you’re wondering about how legitimate they are, I’ve either used or researched each of these sites to the best of my knowledge.
And, rather than listing them all out in random order, I’ve put them all in categories so you can pick and choose what you think would work best for you.
If you haven’t heard of these sites, you’re really missing out on earning cash back for stuff you buy every day! Some of the sites listed below will pay you a percentage of the amount you spend at their stores, and others will pay you a flat rate for purchasing certain items.
I’ve also included two apps that will reward you with gift cards for uploading photos of your shopping receipts. If you remember to use these on a regular basis, they can really add up!
This is one of my favorite ways to earn a side income. You can earn money many different ways including surfing the web, watching videos, answering surveys, playing games, printing coupons, short tasks, and more. Some sites pay in points that you can redeem for gift cards, and others pay in cash. There are more rewards sites than I can count, but the ones I’ve listed below have been around the longest, some paying people for 10 years or more.
This list of survey panels is short but sweet. Just sign up with these services via email, and they will send you surveys to take for points you can exchange for gift cards or cash rewards, anywhere from $1 to $5.
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