Momma Told Me: It may not be a lot, but it adds up.
I was taught the value of money from a very early age; before I even started earning an 'allowance' for chores completed, I was recycling cans for CRV and learning about tax write offs for donations. Momma taught me that one does not have to be rich, or win the lottery, to live a fulfilled live full of all the resources they needed. Simple acts, like clipping a coupon, or sending in a rebate, can reclaim money that is already rightfully ours, thanks to smart purchase decisions. I also learned, no matter your age of skill level, there were always ways to earn money. Momma preferred to generate some extra income through craft fairs and creative outlets. For me, I have always found ways to earn money online from home.
If I had a dollar for every time a friend, online acquaintance, or family member has asked me how to make money online, I'd have a rather full piggy bank. While many find the idea alone preposterous, the simple truth is, anyone can do it. Naturally, you need to be a little savvy in approaching opportunities. Use websites like Volition to browse reputable opportunities, and read real time user feedback. Never pay to join a survey program or mystery shopping company, and always remember any income earned taking surveys or completing consumer research programs is taxable as an independent contractor (when exceeding an amount of $200 in a single fiscal year).
Earning from home, through market research, can be a bit frustrating at first, as there simply are an overwhelming number of sites and companies. Many websites will feed multiple survey providers and offer the user a portion of their 'take' in the form of points exchangeable for PayPal payments or gift cards. The points can seem a bit discouraging at first, but they really build up fast. Once you've got a few surveys under your belt you'll begin to see a pattern in basic demographic questions and can even use an auto-fill program to fill in the essential information on various forms. Some of the best websites for surveys have multiple earning opportunities through paid trials and product tests. Best of all, you are never obligated to complete any task or survey, choose what fits best for your time and skills, completing as many or as few as you want each day.
I've been supplementing my income with online surveys and mystery shopping since college; and have helped several friends and family members successfully do the same. Committing just 15 minutes a day to online market research can really add up to bonus income each month!
What Daughter Says: Earning money form home is possible when you are a smart and savvy consumer.
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