Today we’re getting real about fun ways you can make extra money in your free time.
Because if we’re being honest with ourselves… we ALL have at least 15 minutes a day to spare.
What do we want to do more than anything during that free time?
If you’re like us… Your spare time probably consists of three main ingredients:
But what if there was a fourth ingredient to make you feel even better about how you were spending your free time?
We’re talking about making money.
What if we told you that you could actually earn extra cash while relaxing on the couch, distracting yourself from the day’s shenanigans, AND have fun?
Fortunately, there is a way to relax, distract, enjoy, and earn! So how do you do it?
Enter the World of Online Surveys.
If you’re looking for a fun way to earn some extra pocket money, then taking surveys is potentially a dream come true for you. All you need is a computer, phone, and the right site. Of course, you’re not gonna get rich taking these things. But if you take them consistently, you’ll score pretty awesome rewards – including real cash (more on that later).
Let’s take a look at how paid online surveys work… And which site is best.
If you’re brand new to the idea of taking paid surveys, here’s the basic idea. You’re helping brands research their target demographic. Companies need to know what you want in order to make it, so they ask questions that will help them get an idea of what their consumers are looking for. You take their surveys. Then you get paid.
What about the cons? Sometimes the surveys can be boring, and some of them can take up to 30 minutes to complete. When I was in my twenties, I would take them between freelance gigs or when I had some time to kill, or as a good distraction from my writing breaks. Plus I actually found them to be fun for the most part, especially when they were related to my interests.
They were also a pretty awesome way to be able to make a difference and actually feel like I was contributing something to the society around me. Which – let’s face it – we all know it takes ALL of our opinions to help reconstruct this thing!
One of the best paid survey sites is Survey Junkie, so I recommend you try them first.
Why do I think they’re so awesome? They’re 100% free to join and they’ve got a really low payment threshold – as soon as you hit $10 you can cash out.
Another one of my favorite benefits is that they’ll give you points even if you don’t qualify for a survey. Trust me… this is a really nice perk. I’ve signed up for other sites in the past that waste my time making me answer a lot of questions and then tell me I didn’t qualify, which isn’t the case here.
When you’re ready to receive your rewards, you’ll get them immediately at redemption. You can choose from PayPal, Amazon, or e-Gift cards. And there’s no fee to redeem your points. (Be wary of any survey site that makes you pay to get your money!)
Here’s an official list of all the rewards options they have to offer:
All in all, I definitely recommend you give Survey Junkie a try and take their paid surveys. Even if you make it to the $10, I’d definitely count that as a win! We all know how much money that can mean when you’ve been on a strict diet of cup-a-noodles for the past two weeks.
Check them out and see what you think. If you’ve got time to kill, it could be worth it. And hey, at the very least… The site is addictive and a good way to make a difference in today’s world when you’ve got some free time to spare.