7 Real Ways to Make Money From Home for Free

If you are thinking about the holidays and wondering how you are going to bring in a few extra dollars here are 7 ways you can earn extra money in time for the holiday season.

Taking paid surveys can be fun but it can be a little difficult to figure out which sites are legitimate and which are scams. We put together a list of survey sites that our readers reported being the best and where they earned the most money – just in time for you to earn some extra cash for the holidays.

You must meet certain criteria to qualify so don’t get frustrated if you aren’t accepted right away. Be patient and they will email you in a few days or weeks as more positions become available and fit your profile.

Here are 7 ways to Earn Extra Money

Inbox Dollars

Join Inbox Dollars free and get paid to take surveys, shop online, try name brand products, and play games online.

HOT TIP: The best way to make the most money is to take surveys that are displayed on their dashboard because they show you how many points each survey offers and how long they take to complete.

Swagbucks Surveys

Swagbucks.com has a ton of ways to earn cash and taking surveys is just one of many!  You can answer fun, high-paying surveys and hunt for great deals that will earn “SB” points to redeem for prizes. PLUS they give you a free $5 card just for signing up!  You can redeem your points (SB) for Paypal or gift cards to a number of popular retailers, including Amazon.com.

Toluna + Free Stuff

Take an initial survey, check out the “Explore” section and see if you qualify for FREE products like toothbrushes, makeup, nail polish and more! Plus, ask questions, take online polls, and participate in interesting surveys to earn cash and prizes.


Share Your Opinion! Get Paid!
Complete surveys in your free time, share your opinion and begin earning virtual points (LPs) that can be redeemed for amazing rewards from your favourite brands.
Register now for free, and we’ll even kick off your earnings with 10 LPs.


Springboard America + Cash Giveaway

Earn $5 in 5 minutes with Springboard America! Once you become a member, Springboard America will email you when new surveys become available.  Plus, automatically be entered into their cash giveaway.

Hot Tip: In order to cash out you must reach the $50 threshold. Redeem “Survey Dollars” for Amazon gift e-cards or cash or prepaid VISA card.

Vindale Research – Paid Survey

Get rewarded for sharing consumer feedback, product testing, taking surveys and receive up to $50 per survey completed!  Plus as a Vindale member you won't only get paid by taking surveys, you can earn more money using several of Vindale's great online services.


Sign up for a free MyPoints account and earn points for searching the web, reading emails and visiting websites. Take five surveys and get $5! As seen on ABC, Yahoo and more!

Join now and spend $20 or more through MyPoints.com website in the first 30 days of membership to receive a $10 Bonus in your account.

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