5 Ways to Make a Little Extra Money

Okay, I didn’t think I’d ever be posting anything like this, but, being as I am a broke college student, I’ve found some pretty cool ways to earn a little extra cash, with minimal effort. I figured I should share the few money making/saving hacks that I’ve found recently.

1. Join Swagbucks

I saw ads for this all over the place, and it took me a while to actually try it. I thought, there’s no way this can be real, but it is, and I love it. Basically, the website connects you with surveys, and when you take them, you’re awarded “swagbucks”, which can eventually be cashed in for giftcards. Yep, it’s actually that easy. Just the other day I made almost $6 just by taking these surveys. You can join here, and by using my referral link, you’ll get a $3 bonus when you earn your first $3. The downside is that the surveys can be boring and a little time-consuming, but overall a super easy way to earn some extra money.

2. Participate in a Medical Study

I did one of these recently, and it was some of the easiest money I’ve ever made. They aren’t always the easiest to get into, and you might have to search a little to find available offers near you. Mine was a skin study, so I simply had a cream applied to my arms and then stayed overnight so they could observe absorption and reactions (no blood draws!). It was super low-maintenance; I got to sit and read, blog, and sleep all day, and made $350. These aren’t available everywhere, but if they’re available around you, I highly recommend it.

3. Donate Plasma

Okay, most people already know about this option, but I figured I had to include it, since it’s such an easy money maker. I, sadly, was not able to do this over the summer, thanks to my recent tattoo, but I’ll definitely be looking into it once I get back to school. If you can handle the needles, I definitely say go for it.

4. Join Honey

This is another one that I’ve seen all over social media, and I was super skeptical. This is less to make money and more to save money, but it’s super easy to do so I figured I would include it. Basically, this app keeps track of all coupons available online, and then automatically applies them to your cart when you’re shopping online. Best of all, it sorts through and stacks coupons when possible, so that you get the best deal possible. You can join Honey here, and watch your savings stack up.

5. Join Refersion Marketplace

This website shows you thousands of offers to become an affiliate for various products. Just search for one that fits you, complete the easy application, and viola! Start earning money promoting products. This is the program that I have been using to promote the book I’m featured in (which you can buy here ;)), and it’s super easy, especially if you have a decent social media presence. Most products reward you a set percentage per sale that you generate, so all you have to do is share your link.

I hope you enjoyed my money making/saving hacks, and if you have any of your own, let me know in the comments!

Stay tuned for more updates,

xoxo, second sister suzie

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