Here’s a quick list of the sites and apps I’m exploring to earn money online. I try to find the most time-efficient methods for earning on each site, so if you’d like to see a blog post about any of these just send me a message. Some are in beta testing or very new, so I’m trying to be patient as the bugs get worked out. 🙂
Edit: I’m getting quite a list going here, so I’ve tried to break them down by type. Some fall into a couple categories, because they have great desktop sites as well as apps. Most will give a small sign-on bonus for joining through the referral links below, so check them out!
“Real Work” – these companies will actually employ you and ask for your SSN for tax purposes
Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk)
Desktop Rewards Sites
BrowseU – Search engine giving users money toward student loans, get in line now!
Opinion Outpost – Lengthy initial questions
RewardRack – not currently accepting new users, but worth getting on the waiting list!
Screenwise Trends Panel – No longer a user, too much violation of privacy.
Shopswell – One part Pintrest, one part Amazon wishlist. Pays users for activity on the site!
Mobile Apps that Pay
Checkpoints App – enter bonus code sweetmamakaty during account creation 🙂
FreeEats – Not an app, but get paid for receiving text messages
FusionCash – Not an app, but get paid for downloading apps!
Media Insiders Elite – they have removed the Elite program, so I uninstalled the app
Paid Forum Posting
Postloop – closing November 1, 2016
Free Product Trials
Shopping / Rebate Sites
Ebates – Get a $10 gift card of your choice after placing your first order through ebates via this referral link.
Giving Assistant – Get $5 just for joining.
Honey – Browser add-on that scours sites for the best possible price, wonderful for Amazon shopping!
Poshmark – Use code PVKRZ to get $10 credit and a $0.99 shipping to use in the first 24 hours.
Schoola – Get $15 free to use when you sign up via this referral link. Create a collection for an additional $10. Sign up for their newsletter for 25% off. Free shipping has been happening about once a month, usually the last week of the month, when you can use the credits to get your order completely free.
shopswell – I’m brand new here, but the general idea is a “Pinterest” where you can actually earn money by making boards when people purchase the items on them. Learn along with me!
shrink – another app similar to ibotta, use code UEHCET for $1 sign-on bonus.
threadUP – Get $10 free to use when you sign up via this referral link.
Yerdle – Moved to Facebook
Shutterfly – 101 Free Prints!
Browser / Search Engine
Brave – From the site: “A browser with your interests at heart. Browse faster by blocking ads and trackers that violate your privacy and cost you time and money.”
BrowseU – From the site: “BrowseU is the search engine that helps pay your student loans. It works the same way as any other search engine you might currently be using. You can search for news, information, videos, websites, images, you name it. The difference is we give back to our users in the form of student loan payments. We’re able to do this by sharing our advertising revenue.”
Get Paid to Open an Account
Capital One 360 – They usually have big Independence Day and Black Friday promotions, must follow directions explicitly to receive credit (certain # of transactions in certain # of days)
One free week of Grammarly Premium – Make sure your grammar is on point!