Online surveys and mystery shopping get a bad rap. Many people think that they are just scams but there are really some great (and legitimate) companies out there that will pay you for your time and effort. And to prove it, here’s what I earned from online surveys and mystery shopping last month, among other endeavors. I completed these mystery shops and surveys in the previous month (or earlier) and received the payment this month. Some of these mystery shops required me to pay something out of pocket to purchase a good or service (which I get to keep) but I was reimbursed for my purchase and was usually paid an additional fee.
Total Earned: $133.00
Sadly, WeReward is going away Nov 30th and is transitioning into Staree. So there goes one of my favorite money-making apps.
I tried my hand at selling stuff on Ebay last month for the first time and it was really easy to do. I sold a pair of almost new jeans that I got from a clothing swap that don’t fit and a perfume that I received as a gift but I have never worn. The process of listing and selling was really easy and eBay takes a small comission for their services. I think I will definetely do it again. One thing I learned though is that I really underpriced my items. I listed them too low in hopes that people would go into a bidding war. That didn’t happen at all and I didn’t get the price I wanted for my items. Oh well, at least I learned something.
What did I do with this money? I put it toward debt payoff. It’s really nice to cross any items, even small ones, off my list. Well, my list is actually a google docs spreadsheet and is color coded. Yep. Cause I love spreadsheets. Also, I feel much more in control when I can see everything in one place and can keep track of my debt payments. Then I can see the dent I am making in my debt even if its a small one and that gives me hope.
Did you make any extra side income last month?