Income-Earning Ideas


Looking for some ways to earn money from home? Here are a few ideas–most of which I’ve personally done at some point, or am still doing myself:

Take Surveys

You won’t get rich taking surveys, but you can certainly earn a little side income — usually something like $5-$10 per week. You can read a little about my own experience with survey companies here. Here’s a list of some legitimate survey companies you can sign up with.

Become a Proofreader

If you are a detailed and thorough person, proofreading might be a great option to explore! Sign up for this free 7-day course on how to get started and make money as a proofreader.

Earn Money for Searching/Using the Web

Do you read email, search the web or purchase things online? Well then, you definitely should be earning points and cashback for doing so. Here are some of my favorite ways to earn money and prizes for doing things I already do online. I’ve been paid consistently by each of these websites and would highly recommend them:

  • SwagBucks — Earn points for searching the web. These points can be redeemed towards prizes or gift cards. For suggestions on how to earn the most with Swagbucks, see my series on 15 Ways to Earn More Swagbucks.
  • MyPoints — Earn points for reading emails. These points can be redeemed towards gift cards and more.
  • Inbox Dollars — Earn cash for reading emails, search the web, take surveys, and more
  • Cashback Programs — Earn cashback for making purchases online.

Sell Stuff


For some, blogging can be a great way to earn extra income and it has certainly been a huge blessing in our family. Check out this page with detailed, step-by-step instructions on How to Make Money Blogging.

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  1. says

    I gave CashCrate a try, but I kept having to go around and around in circles when I tried to do a survey. After wasting a whole bunch of time, I didn’t even get credit for the survey because I wouldn’t sign up for an offer at the end. I would think that someone’s time would definitely be better spent doing something – anything – else.

  2. Jennifer says

    I tried Inbox Dollars and have made $6 already. My question is… Will the money we make need to be claimed on our taxes?