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Looking for ways to earn extra money? Who isn't right?

Here are our top 10 ways to make extra money.

#1 Take Surveys:

You will not get rich off of surveys, but they can definitely help you earn anywhere from $5-$15 a week. It really depends on how many surveys you do and how many survey sites you are signed up with.
The following list contains sites where you can take surveys, read e-mails on complete various tasks in exchange for cash and points that can be redeemed for gift cards at many great retailers.

Here is a list of trustworthy survey sites:
#2 Earn Money for Searching the Internet:

My favorite is Swagbucks. At Swagbucks you earn points for various tasks such as searching the web, taking the daily poll, surveys, watching videos and more. The above survey sites have some similar features but Swagbucks seems to be the best and easiest to use for most.

#3 Sell Stuff Online:

     Sell stuff from E-bay
     Sell stuff on Craigslist
     Sell books on Cash4Books
     Sell items on Etsy

#4 Open a New Bank Account:

This is one of my favorites because it is SO easy. There are MANY banks that offer incentives of anywhere from $25-$100 just to open a bank account and make a certain amount of qualifying purchases. I have done this a few times now, and usually they want you to make around 10 check card purchases within a month or so. What do I do? I buy 10 separate packs of Kool-Aid! That's right folks. So keep your eye out or do an Internet search. I will always keep readers posted of these opportunities as I see them arise.

#5 Have a Garage Sale:

As I write this post it is the beginning of April in Minnesota. Spring is almost here, and that means garage sales will soon be open! I found this great post about how to have a successful garage sale, great tips and advice to make the most of your time and sell as much as you can. Hustle kids!

#6 Make a Harvest from your Hobby:

Whether it's music, child care, crafts, consulting, painting... everyone has some kind of hobby.Get creative! Find a way to use that hobby and make yourself a fun profit! My favorite thing to do is refinish old wood furniture I find for free on Craigslist or cheap at garage sales. It's fun and it makes me a small profit!

#7 Start Blogging:

Blogging isn't for everyone, but you'll never know until you try! Money Saving Mom has quite a few great posts on how to get started and how to be successful.  Here is the link to her page.
#8 Give Blood Plasma:

There is such a need for blood and blood plasma. And you can get paid a decent amount of money per month if you do it weekly. There are many different companies that do this depending on where you live so I would encourage you to research those in your area first. I did this for a few months and earned about $250 each month. Bonus: if you have a rare blood type (like O) you can also get paid to a decent amount of money to give blood, and you are helping save someone's life. Trust me, as someone who needed a life saving blood transfusion, it makes a difference.

#9 Take up a Part-time Gig:

Some examples would be a newspaper route, cleaning homes, babysitting, working a few hours a week
at your favorite boutique or shop, working direct sale .... the sky is the limit if you have the extra time.

#10 Write/Freelance:

There are many ways to make money from writing. Whether it's writing an E-book about a topic you know well, to articles for your local paper, a personal blog, to a children's book. Here are 7 Steps to
Becoming a Freelance Writer.




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