A Nickle Here, A Penny There.

Most of you who know me personally, know that I’ve been working towards staying home and raising my children from before I even had my children. It has been a long process and unfortunately not finished just yet. One thing that has been getting me closer is trying out different things to earn money from home. With so many option out there (some bad, some good), I thought I would share what is working for me.

Inbox Dollars

Inbox Dollars pays cash for reading emails, taking surveys, watching videos, playing games and more. 90% of my time invested on this site is reading emails, 5% taking surveys and the other 5% taking advantage of some of the free offers. I know I would make more if I took advantage of the other  ways to make money with this site, but my time is valuable as well. Sticking mainly just to the emails, I was able to cash out ($30 minimum) within a month.

Paid Viewpoint

Paid Viewpoint is a survey site, but not the typical boring yawn inducing survey site. Surveys are typically short, enjoyable, and easily accomplished during nap time. Cash out is just $15, but it took me a little while longer to get there. You can take a survey each day (a trait survey) and based on those surveys you are offered biz surveys that pay more. Your goal is to reach a TraitScore of at least 9000, earning even more for each answer. You can also earn up to $25 for each referral.

Traditional Survey Sites

I also belong to Mindfield, Springboard America, MySurvey, MindsPay and a few other traditional survey sites. These sites can have great potential, but I find they also have more of the how much longer and will this ever end kind of surveys. Don’t get me wrong, I have earned money with them, but they also aren’t the ones I visit daily (more on a weekly basis).

Direct Sales

Who hasn’t been to a home party or even hosted a home party for a friend selling a great product? Direct sales can be a great way to earn money for necessities as well as for those extra treats. Most programs offer a commission scale, as well as promotions based on recruits, sales and events. Many programs exist, but you will have greater success if you chose one that you believe in, love the product and actually use the product. Personally, I chose Scentsy. I would love to talk to you about the products and the program so feel free to contact me 🙂

There are many, many more opportunities out there to make money at home from freelancing to crafts to marketing and more. I hope to try some out and let you know how they go. Do you have any tips you want share?

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Endings and Beginnings

As another year draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect on the last 12 months. Marriage, raising toddlers, work and commitments have certainly kept us busy! B turned 3 and T turned 1, we celebrated our 9 year anniversary, I promoted to Lead Consultant with Scentsy (amazing company to work for by the way! Check out my website https://saraelizabeth.scentsy.us to see our amazing products or if you have questions about the opportunity) and I’m continually looking for ways to leave the traditional 9-5 in the past (I love my students, not so much the work anymore). As we look forward to the next year, we are ecstatic to welcome baby number 3 in the summer and to see where the Lord leads us. We are certainly blessed!
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