Thursday, April 26, 2012

Welcome to Money-Making Mommy! (or daddy, or teen, or college student, or struggling post-grad...)

If you ever find yourself aimlessly surfing websites or playing games on the internet, you should know that this is time being wasted -- you can be adding to your income instead! I wish I'd known years ago that my computer is an easy way to earn money... I wouldn't have spent so many hours just clicking around on Facebook and Pinterest. :) Companies take their products and advertising seriously, and they're more than willing to pay for our opinions, for watching ads, reading emails, etc. There is no free money out there on the internet, but there's plenty of EASY money, and I'll tell you how to get it right here.

You're five minutes away!

Let's get started!

First, create an email account that you will use just for these sites. This way when you sign up for offers, you won't get spam in your "real" email account. I like to use Yahoo! Mail because they're great at filtering junk mail, so your inbox will be filled with offers and paid emails.

Next, follow the links below. It would really help for you to sign up as my referral, so if you join a site, please make sure it is by clicking these links! In return, many sites will give you a bonus for signing up under me, and I will be available to answer any questions you have, give you tips on earning more, etc.

Please note that every one of these panels are free to join -- no credit card information is required.

Here it is!

My Favorite Paid Sites

There is a LOT of money to be made here -- I've cashed out hundreds of dollars, and I consider myself to be a casual user. See my post below for more info.
Inbox Dollars
Another favorite of mine. See post below.
If you do any online shopping, you HAVE to join this one! When you use ShopAtHome to click through to a site and make a purchase, you get cash back deposited into an account. Reach $25 and they send you a check. They also have coupon codes you can use. I like to buy things I need anyway -- like toiletries at or Christmas presents at -- and get some of that money back.

Buy something through ShopAtHome within 60 days after you sign up and you will get $5 in your account for FREE.
Similar to ShopAtHome, but they always have a list of featured sites with increased or double cash back. I go back and forth between Ebates and SAH to find the best coupon codes; and if a store isn't available through one site, I check the other.

This site has a little -- make that a LOT -- of everything... surveys, quizzes, tasks, grocery coupons, paid shopping, and on and on. Cash-out at $10!

...and more!
Leave your email address in the comments section or send it to for private invitations to more of my favorite paid-to sites.

The Proof is in the Mailbox

These are just a few of the checks I've received, including the $40 in gift cards my husband got just for trying out the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor (with free can of shaving cream!).

Just a few of the checks I've gotten for

working at home with my girls by my side.

Testing FREE Products

Through these sites, I've also received tons of full-sized products that I not only got for free but got PAID to use. Just in the past week I've received a full-sized box of Cheerios, a package of Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies, and four containers of Gerber baby food in the mail! When you're taking surveys, you never know when they're going to offer to send you the product to test -- it's one of my favorite perks of the "job." :) I've received everything from Gillette razors and Tide detergent to diapers and Kraft macaroni & cheese. It feels really good to feed my family a meal that I not only got for FREE but got PAID to eat.

Any of the surveys you take at the sites listed above could be one that gets you free stuff!


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    1. What a sweet comment, thank you so much for reading and responding!

      In answer to your question, sometimes I feel like writing comes easily (I call it having my rhythm or "language"), and sometimes it just feels like work. I keep a running list of ideas on my computer, and then when the language seems to be flowing in my head, I flesh out the ideas in writing. And when I'm feeling prolific, I try to get as much done as possible before I feel all scrambled again! :) It also might help to figure out what time of day you feel most eloquent. (I'm a night owl so mine tends to be late at night.) I also find that I'm not much of a salesperson by nature, so when I'm trying to promote something, I keep as honest as possible without exaggerating. I want to be trustworthy and for people to have experiences that are true to my word.

      As you can see by this reply, my number-one problem is rambling on too long; I'm working on that. ;) Thanks again, and happy writing!


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