Do you go around offering to shovel snow from your neighbors’ driveways, or mow their lawns? Do you use your prolific babysitting resume from middle school to get a job as a nanny?
If these options sound exhausting, you’re not alone. Thankfully, there’s a whole internet out there full of websites where you can earn money. Here are five of the best.
Chances are that you’ve already heard of Swagbucks. Swagbucks is one of the most reputable websites for completing paying tasks and earning passive income. The biggest draw is that you can earn by doing just about anything, from getting cash-back while shopping online at Target, Walmart, Amazon, or other major retailers to playing games or watching videos.
You can also cash out in many different ways, including hundreds of gift cards (including PayPal) and many donations to charity organizations.
InboxDollars is far more straightforward than Swagbucks. Although the tasks are similar, the rewards are simply calculated in dollars, not credits. Oh–and you also get a $5 bonus just for signing up! Still worried you might be wasting your time? An A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau can reassuringly tell you otherwise.
PrizeRebel is a survey site that, unlike many others, has a payout minimum of $2 for Amazon gift cards or $5 for PayPal cash. Many similar websites or apps ask that you first earn $10, $20, or even $50 before cashing out!
If you want to try out a survey website without feeling like you’re committing to weeks of clicking through questions, here’s where to start.
You can cash out via Paypal, Amazon gift card, or Bitcoin.
Survey Junkie is a unique survey website because it specifically matches you with surveys from brands and retailers that you regularly buy from.
This gives you a chance not only to make back a small part of the money you give these brands and retailers, but also to influence your experience with shopping and available products. A win-win!
Payments for Survey Junkie are made via PayPal.
MyPoints is another website very similar to Swagbucks. (In fact, they’re owned by the same parent company). Unlike Swagbucks, its main focus is on giving rewards to people for shopping online, which you probably already do anyway. And, to make this even better, you can currently earn a $10 Amazon gift card with your first purchase!
You can cash out via PayPal or prepaid Visa gift card. Additionally, you can use the points you earn on a variety of different gift cards or United Airlines frequent flyer miles.
So, there you have it! Five awesome, legitimate ways to make bank without leaving the comfort and privacy of your home. Choose one of them, or all of them, and get to work–and good luck!