Income-Earning Ideas

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Make extra income with this list of over 40 unique ideas! Some of these are SO easy to start today!

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Looking for some easy ways to get started at earning money from home? Here are a few ideas–most of which I’ve personally done at some point, or am still doing myself:

Start Your Own Blog

Blogging can be a great way to earn extra income and it has certainly been a huge blessing in our family!

Want to start your own blog? Be sure to :  where I’ll teach the basic strategies you need to have in place to get started successfully!

Once your blog is up and running, be sure to check out this page with detailed, step-by-step instructions on How to Make Money Blogging.

Do you already blog regularly, but wish you could start seeing more of a steady income stream from your blog? Be sure to download my FREE cheat sheet on 10 Ways to Make $100 With Your Blog!

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Take Surveys

You won’t get rich taking surveys, but you can certainly earn a little side income — usually something like $5-$10 per week. You can read a little about . And then be sure to check out some of my favorite legitimate survey companies you can sign up with.

Teach With VIPKID

Make money as a teacher in China without leaving the comfort of your own home!  VIPKID — an online English education platform with 200,000 Chinese students and 20,000 teachers — is always looking for new teachers. Many readers have shared testimonials about how much they love teaching with VIPKid! Go here to learn more.

Start a Subscription Box Service from Home

Thinking of starting a subscription box service? Head over to — a site that lets anyone start a subscription box business. There are endless possibilities with this! Moms have created everything from monthly snack subscription boxes to science club boxes and decor subscription boxes. .

Become a Scopist

Scoping is the art of editing transcripts for court reporters. It’s the step before proofreading transcripts, as you work with the rough draft to make it readable. Sign up for this .

Earn Money for Searching/Using the Web

Do you read email, search the web or purchase things online? Well then, you definitely should be earning points and cashback for doing so. Here are some of my favorite ways to earn money and prizes for doing things I already do online. I’ve been paid consistently by each of these websites and would highly recommend them:

  • SwagBucks — Earn points for searching the web, taking surveys, shopping online, taking polls, watching videos, and much more. These points can be redeemed towards prizes or gift cards. For suggestions on how to earn the most with Swagbucks, see my series on 15 Ways to Earn More Swagbucks.
  • — Earn points for reading emails and shopping online. These points can be redeemed towards gift cards and more.
  • — Earn cash for reading emails, searching the web, and more.
  • Cashback Programs — Earn cashback for making purchases online.

Sign up for

Create an account with to increase your earning potential from referrals to all kinds of sites! In a nutshell,  is a community sharing website for referral links. It’s a win-win! You can find referrals to sign up under get credit for people who sign up under you. They include just about every site you can think of: , , , , , , , and SO many more!

Download and Take Advantage of Money-Making Apps

  • Shopkick — Get paid to walk into stores and scan products, no purchase necessary!
  • Ibotta — Get cash back on grocery and retail purchases.
  • Checkout 51 — Get cash back on grocery purchases.
  • — Get cash back on grocery purchases.

For more in-depth information, be sure to sign up for my FREE 5-day course on how to make money with your smartphone!

Sign up to be an Uber Driver-Partner

​. After you sign up, you’ll need to pass a background check and complete your driver activation. Once those steps are complete, you can get started with your first trip. This is a great way to make some money on the side, because you can drive as little or as much as you want and set your own schedule.

Sign up to be an Uber Eats Delivery-Partner

is a new way to earn money delivering food from local restaurants to people’s homes. You get to choose when and how long you deliver. If you are cleared to become a , just hop on the app and you’ll start receiving delivery requests in your area! Depending on your location, you might not even need a car! Some areas let you deliver with a bike or scooter. You have the opportunity to earn tips and your earnings will be available to you instantly through Instant Pay. (You can even cash out up to 5 times per day.) .

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  • says:

    I gave CashCrate a try, but I kept having to go around and around in circles when I tried to do a survey. After wasting a whole bunch of time, I didn’t even get credit for the survey because I wouldn’t sign up for an offer at the end. I would think that someone’s time would definitely be better spent doing something – anything – else.

  • Jennifer says:

    I tried Inbox Dollars and have made $6 already. My question is… Will the money we make need to be claimed on our taxes?