25 Creative Ways to Save and Make Money Online
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By Holly Reisem Hanna
It’s amazing to me how much the web evolves and changes each and every day. Remember when we used to search for jobs and clip coupons from the Sunday newspaper? Now we check our inbox for daily deals from sites like Living Social and Restaurant.com. We search coupon blogs for the best coupons, and to find jobs, we use social networking sites like LinkedIn and online jobs boards like FlexJobs.
With all of the changes occurring daily, I only thought it fitting to combine the two areas into one big post on how to save and make money online. I’ve used a few of these services myself, like Groupon and Zulily, and I’ve also signed up with a couple of other sites to make some extra pocket cash. While I don’t think you’re going to make a living using this services, I do think you can save on quality goods and services, and make a few extra bucks for your coffee habit or a new pair or shoes.
Let me know which ones work for you.
Get Paid for Sharing…
ChaCha – Share content from ChaCha and get paid when people click on your link. The site claims that one of their affiliates made over $2,000 in a single day Definitely worth checking out.
My Likes – Get paid for promoting stuff you like on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and your blog. Average user earn $50+ a month.
Peer This – Simply search for offers, share with your friends on social media, when one of them purchases the deal, you get paid a stipend. Example: Yoga membership for sells for $29, any sales made through your link, gets paid $6 commission.
Share Magnet - Pays you for surfing the net and sharing your favorite products and services on social media. Each magnet has a certain value assigned to it, ranging from from .02 cents to $2.00 dollars per share. The more you share the more you earn.
Sponsored Tweets – A Twitter advertising platform that connects advertisers with tweeters. You can set your price, keywords and appropriate categories.
8 Moms – Spread the word about 8moms and you can even earn $8 of 8moms credit when each person you refer makes their first purchase.
Beezag – Watch video from retailers and get special rewards and discounts for watching. Share with you friends and earn money on specials that they take advantage of.
Deal Pulp – Each and every time a friend follows one of your shared DealPulp links and then makes a purchase you’ll earn a credit worth 30% of that purchase.
Groupon – Earn $10 in Groupon bucks whenever you refer a friend to Groupon and they buy their first deal.
Sharing Spree – Earn $10 in Sharing Spree bucks when you refer a friend and their first purchase.
Zulily – Invite friends and when they make their first purchase on Zulily, you’ll get $15 cash.
Bing Rewards – Sign up for Bing Rewards and earn credits toward gift cards, Xbox LIVE points, and more.
No More Rack – Earn prizes by referring friends to No More Rack via email, post, Twitter, or Facebook. No purchase necessary to win prizes.
Swag Bucks – Earn swag bucks for searching the web, then cash in swag bucks for gift cards, electronics and more. Receive 30 free swag bucks for signing up.
My Town Perks – Earn rewards using your credit card at local businesses.
Get Paid to Shop
Big Crumbs – An online shopping and cash back site. You can even earn money for referring friends. You get credit for the referral and earn cash each time they shop.
Ebates – An online shopping and cash back site. New members also get a $10 gift card, after their first $25 purchase. Member of the BBB.
Shop at Home.com – An online shopping and cash back site, that also offers discounts, coupons, free trial offers, and free stuff to give away from top brand. Member of the BBB.
Out With Old, In With the New…
Listia – Trade in your old unwanted stuff for credits and buy new stuff for free.
Paid Viewpoint – Get paid cash to answer short surveys and fill out your profile. Expect to make around .15 cents or less per question answered. Payouts are made once your account reaches $15.00.
Question Moms – Connects business owners, inventors and entrepreneurs with moms across the U.S. and Canada for research and market feedback. You get $3.00 for creating a profile and most surveys pay $1.00 and take about 5 minutes to complete. Whenever you achieve $25.00 or more in your account, you can request a payout.
Sponsored Blog Posts…
Social Spark – A sponsorship marketplace that connects publishers with advertisers, who will compensate you to write blog posts about their products, services and websites on your own blog. Advertisers offer you “Opportunities” and you have the option of accepting, declining or negotiating with them.
Linquia – Not yet open to the general public, “Linqia matches brands with influential community leaders who share authentic digital content and meaningful stories among targeted groups of people”.
Do a Task…
WeReward – Is a mobile application that rewards you for actions you take in the real world. Each time you check in or complete a task you earn points. Each point is worth a penny, and when you accumulate 1,000 points ($10.00), you can cash out your points through PayPal.
Gig Coin – Is a platform that makes it easy to get and offer gigs. Gig givers get quick access to a motivated group of community managers, survey participants, blog post contributors, designers, and SEO experts. You can also offer your services on the site for companies and brands to take advantage of.
What sites, blogs and services have you used to save and make money online? Please share your go to resources below.
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