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Need Extra Cash? Try These 8 Work at Home Money Makers

Need Extra Cash? Try These 8 Work at Home Money MakersBy Holly Reisem Hanna

This past weekend, Angie from The Work at Home Wife, held this really informative event called the Work at Home Weekend. During this community event, she unleashed and showcased some of the best work at home blogs on the web.

While I was honored to be part of this event, I was more thrilled to learn about a bunch of new resources that I had not known about before. In fact, I spent a good two hours on Saturday morning just visiting and reading what these women had to offer.

As you well know, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make money from home – and in finding all of these new blogs, I was able to learn about some new work at home money makers. With these new opportunities, you’re not going to get rich, but you can add some extra cash to your wallet.

Here are 8 ways to make some extra cash from home.


Swagbucks is an online platform where you can earn points called SB, which can be redeemed for gift cards and coupons. You can easily earn SB points by watching videos, playing games, answering questions, shopping online, and even surfing the web using their search bar. Refer your friends and you’ll earn even more SB points. Your SB points can be traded in for gift cards from Amazon, Target, Starbucks, PayPal and Walmart.


Is an online platform that allows you to make money from taking surveys, watching videos, shopping, completing short tasks, and much more. Sign up and immediately earn $5 just for joining. Most offers pay between .25 to $30 per offer, and payments are made via PayPal, check, or direct deposit once your account reaches a $25 threshold. Some offers do require a credit card number, so if you don’t feel comfortable giving out that information, just stick to the offers which display the No CC icon. Fusion Cash is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

New over at Amazon, you can make money online working on HITS (Human Intelligence Tasks). A few of the tasks that I saw listed were, transcribing information from a business card to a form, payout $0.02 cents. Another task was to transcribe a voice-mail from audio to text (audio length 3 hours), payout $76.19. After you complete the task and the requester approves your work, the money is deposited into your Amazon account.


Do you have a way with words? Then this opportunity with BoostMedia may be right up your alley. You basically write PPC (pay-per-click) Ads for companies – if your ad gets accepted, or wins a contest you get paid. On their home-page, BoostMedia boasts one “Booster” who is making $1,200 a month writing ads; keep in mind that this is probably their top earner who has excellent copywriting skills and this probably not the norm.

Cloud Crowd

Bringing together companies and freelancers, Cloud Crowd seeks individuals to complete a variety of tasks. Tasks include everything from from online profile verification, to writing, editing and marketing. According to their expected earnings information, writers can make $15.00 – $25.00 an hour, editors can earn $10.00 – $35.00 an hour, and market writers can make $12.00 – $20.00 per hour. Please note that for the higher paying projects, you will need to pass certain credential tests.


At Jingit you can earn cash for watching ads and then completing a short survey. Simply sign in with your Facebook login, verify your account and start watching ads. By watching one ad (30 seconds) and by answering 5 multiple choice questions I was able to earn $0.30 cents. To increase your earning potential, simply share Jingit with your friends on one the various social media sites. Each friend that signs up, will increase your earning potential by $0.25 cents. You can use your earnings to buy music at or you can get a Jingit Visa Debit Card.


At Postloop you can earn extra cash by posting content on various forums. Simply sign up for an account, then start off by contributing, answering and starting new conversations on Postloop’s forum. Once you have completed this task and your account is approved by an administrator you can start posting on the “paid” forums. Each time you answer, reply or add a new conversation you’ll earn points – when you reach 100 points, you’ll earn $5.00. According to Postloop the average poster receives is $0.08 per post that they make. Definitely not a lot of money, but if you love to gab it may be a fun way to earn some extra pocket cash.

We Go Look

At We Go Look individuals are paid to verify goods and services before another person buys. Tasks include looking at cars, houses and vacation rentals, verifying the quality of a product and or checking the condition of a product. Once the task is completed and you have submitted your report (including photos), you will be paid via PayPal. We Go Look pays $25.00 and up per completed assignment.

What are you favorite ways to earn extra cash?

Please be aware that these companies have only been soft checked, meaning that I did a quick search to see if there were any negative reviews or ratings. As is always the case, please do your due diligence (research the opportunity extensively) prior to enrolling in any business opportunity.

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24 Responses to “Need Extra Cash? Try These 8 Work at Home Money Makers”

  1. 1
    Anna says:

    Love this round-up! I am especially excited about PinBooster. I signed up for the beta last week and got an offer to pin something. I’m really going to love that one I think.

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    Laura says:

    I got to pin something yesterday from PinBooster. I think I’m really going to like that site, too!

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    Kristy says:

    I’ve used mturk, postloop and jingit and I love them all :) I’m going to check out pinbooster…I spend way too much time on pinterest I might as well try to get some money for it lol.

  4. 4

    These are great ideas for senior citizens.

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    Polly says:

    Very nice list! Seeing this kind of post makes me realize that there are really a lot of opportunities online that will make you earn even at the comfort of your home. I was able to do the Cloud Crowd recently and yes I’ve a earned somehow since I only do it for trial or if I have spare time. I’m interested with We Go Look and will try Pinterest as well. Thanks for sharing this list.

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    Matt says:

    Thanks for sharing, I didn’t know about half of these! I’ve been making a pretty good profit from Postloop over the past couple of weeks, but I’ve been looking for some other sites to earn from as well. I found out about Postloop from this Squidoo lens but I’ve been having trouble finding other sites that work as well as Postloop.

    These sound really interesting, maybe I’ll get started with a couple of them too. :D

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    Jan Goldsmith (@vacationality) says:

    Thank you for interesting suggestions. I did not know about them, hope to try some :-)

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    Tony K says:

    Nice list, thanks. I just saved BoostCTR to my favs and will sign up tomorrow…I love making ppc ads.

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    Now almost a year later, I wanted to reach out and say thanks for including us in your list. I read it day of, but never wanted to “pounce”. With the passing of time, I hope you still find our site useful and hopefully made some money from it too :)

    Please feel free to reach out any time to chat – we sincerely appreciate your writing about us and sharing what we have built.

    Thanks again!

    Dave Weinberg

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    Larry says:

    Great list and fiverr is not on it to my surprize, there is a new gaming site that pays to play a game within a mass of games called kingdomecraze.

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    silver7 says:

    I prefer using my Iphone to make money, the best one for me had been Plink.You get points for shopping at a variety of stores which is sort of like cash back. Thanks for an interesting post!

  12. 12
    Dave says:

    Looking for people who know what work really is and are looking for long term residual income. We have a great team and are looking to grow it with some new members. You will be interviewed to ensure you are are right fit. Contact us at

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    Kim Franklin says:

    I like to make more money per week how can I do it

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    Krystle Driscoll says:

    Great article! Thanks! Another way for some extra money is to install the ibotta apps on your phone! You get instant rebates for grocery shopping/shopping you already do, just check the rebates and scan your reciept after shopping :) Once you hit $20.00 you can cash out through PayPal or get an Amazon Gift Card :) I’ve already cashed out and verify it works :) took me just two weeks to earn 20 from regular shopping :)

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    Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo says:

    Thank you for the tip on Pinbooster but on my computer it won’t open. I hope it can be fixed soon!

    Again, thanks!

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