8 simple ways to make and save money online

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As a mom, I am always looking for ways to earn some extra money. If I’m just sitting at home and my child is napping or playing, why not? I have put together a list of MY favorite sites I use to earn prizes, giftcards and cash. I also have included some simple money saving sites. I’m all for getting a good deal. I have been tracking my spending a little bit better so I am learning how to find a good deal but not lose out on the quality of things I am buying.

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Surveys and reviews

A few tasks I like to do are surveys and reviews. These are both great ways to earn free products and even some extra cash. I try not to spend too much time on surveys a day because they can get long. One or two a day is what I like to stick to. You’re not going to get rich with any of these, but it’s nice to have a little extra money here and there.

Swagbucks– This has been one of my favorites. There are many tasks you can complete to earn points to redeem for giftcards or enter contests. The tasks include surveys, watching videos, looking at pictures, daily polls and more. They have a great shop and earn rewards program where you get cash back from certain stores if you shop through Swagbucks. Also, with every friend you refer to Swagbucks, you will get $5 PLUS earn 10% of their earnings for life! Why wouldn’t you get in on this, I really don’t know! So click here and sign up.

Influenster– This one isn’t really a money making site, but it is a site where you can do reviews and tasks to earn free products. It takes awhile for them to send you items to review, but I had a friend who got a few Victoriassecret bras to review before. They look for people who are pretty active on their site, so I would recommend doing one task a day on this site! Click here to sign up!

Birchbox– This is a monthly box subscription that only costs $10 a month. If you review all of the products in your box, you will earn $5 back into your account to spend on products from the site. I have loved all of my samples. They are high quality products and I even received a full sized lip product one time! It is definitely worth the money and a great way to try different products without buying a full size. If you refer someone to Birchbox, you will receive $5 in our Birchbox account. So really if you think about it, you could get a free box every month! Click here to sign up and get $5 off your first box!

Inbox Dollars– There are so many survey sites that are scams. I’ve only found 2 so far that actually work for me. This one is great because you instantly get $5 for singing up and they reward you even if you don’t qualify for a survey. This has surveys, games, videos and email tasks you can complete! Once you get your friends to join, you will earn 10% of their earnings.

Money saving sites

Ibotta– Best coupons app ever! This app is so great and has grown a lot since I first signed up. No clipping coupons at all. All you do is upload your receipt and claim which rebates you want to use. Sign up here and use referral code ca88jg. This will instantly give you $10 in your account. If you refer friends to Ibotta, you will get $5 for every referral.

Ebates- If you do a lot of online shopping, Ebates is great. You get cash back on purchases you make online. You would be surprised how fast it adds up. They have a ton of stores so you will be likely to find something that suits your needs! When you sign up through my link (click here) you will instantly get a $10 giftcard. Also, once you refer 3 friends, you get $60. How awesome is that??!

zulily– This is a great site to save money on name brand clothes, home decorations, electronics and much more. They usually have about 40-80% off.  Zulily has the cutest clothes for kids and they aren’t too expensive. They also feature a lot of toys. You pay one shipping rate for the whole day which is great! If you refer your friends, you will earn $15 once they place their first order.


Ebay– There are many different things you can sell on Ebay. From new to used, there are many things to choose from. I recently cleaned out our closets and so I am putting used clothes, books, toys etc. on my site. You can check it out here. I buy cute clothes for my little girl ;). I’ve heard of people doing really well selling toys and books as well. This is also a great place to look for used items to save some money!


There you go! I hope this post helps you to make some extra cash this month. I love hearing ways that you save money so let me hear what you do! Do you have any favorite websites for surveys or reviews? Share with us all! Have a great week everyone 🙂