The Strapped For Cash Survival Guide – Day 3: Earn Extra Bucks From These 10 Savvy Ideas

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We’re back with some more ways that you can earn some extra cash without too much work or time, and you can do some of these from the comfort of your own home.


We even added one thing that you’re most likely to find outrageous that people get paid to do something like that, but it’s true!


Design and Sell Shirts

If you always wanted to get into fashion or merch design but didn’t go to school for it, you can always design some shirts for free and sell them on Teespring or Design By Humans. You don’t have to invest anything other than some time to come up with a cool design and then market your work.


Affiliate Marketing

To do this, you’ll need to have your own website or a blog, where you’ll be promoting an advertiser’s product. You can use your website or blog to either write a product review of the thing you want to promote, or talk about something else and insert the product as a recommendation to your readers. When visitors click the link to see the product and make a purchase, you’ll earn a commission on the sales, and if you want to get started, ClickBank is the place to do this through.


Give Advice

If you have a lot of opinions on what people should be doing, consider getting paid for your two cents, on websites like JustAnswer, a website that pays its expert users to answer questions and get paid to do so.


Mystery Shopper

When looking to buy something new, do you look at reviews for that product online? Did you know that you can get paid for those reviews? Many companies hire shoppers to go into stores and test different products or services, as well as interact with the staff. Then, you’ll need to fill out a report with what you did and how things went, and get money for it.


Ghost Shopper

Similar, but not quite to the last point, ghost shopping is for people that don’t have the time to go shopping, but do have the money for it. So, if you find that you love spending time at the mall, and you have good taste, this can be your new side-gig to earn yourself an extra income.


Watch TV

With the Viggle app, you can get paid to watch TV. All you need to do is get the app and watch some TV with the app in the background. It will be screening the audio that’s coming out of your TV, and you’ll be earning points that you can then redeem for different rewards.


Rate Pizzas

You can really get your teeth into this idea! Who knew that you could get paid to rate pizzas? Thanks to The Source Agents, you can fill out an application form to become one of their independent contractors and then look for your local pizza shops to rate them, and get paid in the process.


Model for Artists

Artists, mostly those still in art school or in classes, are always looking for models so that they can improve their drawing skills. So, if you can hold a pose for a longer amount of time, and don’t mind being nude in front of these new artists, you can try becoming a life model in your local town.


Watch Video Ads

With InboxDollars, you can watch all of the content you want online, while also watching either TV or video ads and earn money for it.



If you have any unused checked luggage space, you can get the Airmule app and sell that space to another person that took too much stuff on their flight.


These were just some of the easy tasks and things that you can do to earn some extra money if you have some extra time. Next week, we’ll be talking about all of the different ways that you can earn money from TV shows – and we don’t mean becoming a famous actor or director to do so.