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Ways to make an extra $100 a month

Make An Extra 100 A Month

make an extra 100 a monthMost of us could use a little extra money each month and would really benefit from knowing ways to make an extra $100 a month. Would $100 help you out? Would $50? For many of us, $50-$100 would go a good way towards putting money into savings or paying off bills. Even if you are not having trouble paying your bills each month, you can probably use extra money to help pay down debt and be on your way to being free of credit card debt. This post is all about some ways you can make extra money each month. You might be able to make more than a hundred dollars extra if you combine these ideas.

1. Mystery Shopping

Well, this blog is called Mystery Shopping Teacher so I have to start off saying that you should try mystery shopping to make extra money. You basically get paid to shop and report about it. I have several articles on this blog that can help you learn about becoming a mystery shopper. I recommend that you read through these blogs and get started right away. I also have a book that I wrote about mystery shopping that might be helpful. You can check that out here.

2. Have a yard sale

Most of us have things around the home that we don’t us. You can sell them and  make an extra $100 a month. If you clear out your closet, your children’s closets, and your garage or storage unit, you will probably find that you have some things you can sell. The thing about the economy right now is people are looking for ways to save money and many times that involves buying things used. You might be surprised at the amount of money you can make having a yard sale. In order to make the most money that you can, make sure you spend time getting it organized because not everyone likes to dig through a whole bunch of stuff to find treasures.

Another thing you can do to make a little extra money when selling your clothes is sell them by the season. For example, if it is summer time, sell summer time clothes. People might not be willing to pay as much money for clothes that they won’t need for a while.

3. Get paid to shop in stores

This may not be what you are thinking of. When I say get paid to shop, this time I mean that you should shop using apps or store loyalty cards that pay you for shopping. Let’s start first with apps. You basically use an app on your mobile phone that will pay you back for buying certain items when you shop. An example of an app that you can use that pays you money to shop is Ibotta. Give it a try. The more you use it, the more offers you have. Click here to download the Ibotta app for your phone.

I started Ibotta in June 2016. By December 2016, I had earned back over $200. I earned $35 per month with Ibotta. I plan on trying to double that for 2017! Hey, you gotta shop anyway so you might as well get some of it back in your Paypal account or as a gift card. I LOVE Ibotta. You will get a $10 bonus for signing up through my link, and you can cash out at $20.

Another way you can get paid back to shop in stores is using Saving Star. I have only recently started using this and I hate that I only recently found out about it! You link your store loyalty cards to your Saving Star account. You then download a coupon for whatever items you want to purchase. When you purchase the items using your store loyalty card you get the coupon amount in your Saving Star account. You only have to get to five dollars to cash out and you can get a deposit to your Paypal account or a gift card or even a transfer to a banking account. Click here to try Saving Star.

4. Get Paid to Shop online

Did you know you can get paid to shop online? Enter one of my absolute favorite sites (and a site we check every time we are going to buy anything online)- Ebates. If  you have not signed up for Ebates, you need to do so right away like right now. Click here to sign up for Ebates. Ebates is a site that gives you cash back when you shop online. You go through the Ebates site and find the store you wish to shop at. Then, you go to the site you want to shop at using the Ebates link and you will get credit for your purchase. Every three or four months you will get a big fat check from Ebates for the purchases you have made. We love Ebates at our house!

5. Get Rewarded to Eat Out

Okay, so this next thing doesn’t technically pay you but I thought it was worth mentioning. There’s this thing called Plink and it rewards you to eat out and shop. It’s free and easy to get started. First, link your credit card that you will be using when you make a purchase. Then, dine and shop like you normally would and you earn rewards. You can get gift cards from Amazon, Starbucks, Wal-Mart and more. So although this is technically not a way to make money, you can use your gift cards to buy the things you need.

4. Sell books on Amazon

This is a secret that I have never shared before with ANYONE. It is a quick, easy way to make an extra $100 a month. If you want to learn more about how to do this you will have to wait for the next post so make sure you come back.

What ways do you know to make an extra $100 a month? Your comment might really make a difference for someone so if you have an idea, please feel free to leave a comment.

Make An Extra 100 A Month

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  • Beth McCarthy 04/13/2013, 11:35 am

    Can’t wait to hear about selling books on amazon!

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