Make Money

Here are some of the ways I make a little extra money to buy things like kitchen gadgets! For example, I used Amazon.com gift cards that I earned through Swagbucks and Communispace surveys (through SurveySavvy) to buy an Excalibur Nine Tray Dehydrator.

General Sites

Swagbucks
You can earn Swagbucks just by searching on the Internet. I installed the Swagbucks toolbar to make it easier to search and to get extra Swagbucks when they are posted in the toolbar. In the past year and a half, I have earned enough Swagbucks to get $155+ in Amazon.com gift cards. Some people earn a lot more, many people will earn less. But I love earning Swagbucks for doing something I do regularly already…. searching the Internet!

Surveys

There are many online survey companies, but these are my favorites:

American Consumer Opinion Panel

Buzzback

Global Test Market

KnowItAllPanel.com

Pinecone Research
(must look for banner ads or announcements when they are accepting new panel members)

SurveySavvy

SurveySpot

Synovate Global Opinion Panels


In-Person Focus Groups

Here are some of my favorite in-person focus groups. They pay much more than the online ones and can be very interesting!

P&K Research – testing is available in Plano, TX, Chicago, IL, White Plains, NY and Santa Ana, CA only

Savitz Field and Focus – testing is available in 25+ locations across the United States.

Schlesinger Associates

Cash Back Shopping

Not really a way to make money, but a way to save money when you shop online. Most of them have a sign-up bonus to get you started.

Ebates

Mr Rebates