Did you think you’d have to leave the comfort of your couch in order to earn a little extra money each month?
Provided you have an Internet connected computer, there are many ways that you can make some cash without ever leaving your apartment, and here are just a few of them.
If you like getting paid for surveys, and are going to join only one site, I would recommend you choose Ipsos-iSay. Ipsos is the most fun and well-paying panel. Give it a try to see how you like it. It is free anyway!
1. Earn $10/month Watching TV
Did you know you could actually get paid for watching TV?
So now you don’t have to feel bad sitting on the couch all day long watching TV!
There’s a website that will pay you for answering trivia questions on the shows that you follow.
It’s called RewardTV, at rewardTV.com.
You can choose which shows you have watched, and then see how you get on answering the questions.
You earn points and sweepstakes entries, and can buy actual goods by bidding with your points in online auctions.
It’s a lot of fun, and you can even try playing it with friends for a party trivia game.
I have been using the site for over 5 years now and I can average $10 (worth of gift card) a month easily.
2. Earn $20/month Expressing Your Opinion
Do you have an opinion about a product or service you use?
Of course you do, everyone does, though some are less outspoken in expressing it.
The website SurveySavvy encourages you to make your views known.
Once you register, they will send you surveys in your email.
Try Swagbucks, the famous rewards program that pays you for watching videos, taking surveys, shopping and more.
Typically, you’ll get a couple a days and they’ll have 10 or 15 questions. They always select the surveys they send according to your profile, so it will be a topic that interests you.
The amount you get varies between $1 and $10 per survey, so you could realistically earn about $20 per month.
You can take it as money via PayPal or use it for reward cards.
And if you like taking surveys, check out this list of 30 legit online survey sites that actually pay.
3. Earn $9/month for Your Normal Web Searches
Turn your back on Google searches and make some cash.
If you can bear to stop using Google for everything, and instead to switch to Microsoft’s Bing for your Internet searches, then you should join Bing Rewards.
They say that the average Internet user makes around 60 searches a day, and that would get you $.30.
It may not sound like much, but if you do that every day for a month, it adds up to $9 – and all without really changing your Internet habits.
You can redeem your rewards in various ways. You can get gift cards for your favorite store, build up airline miles, or use them to enter sweepstakes.
If you want to feel good about yourself, you can donate your rewards to a charity of your choosing, but then you are not really making yourself money from your couch.
4. Earn $20/month Testing Websites
You can get paid for looking at new websites and mobile apps, and letting the developers know what you think about them.
One website that does this is called usertesting.com, and you can apply online to be a tester.
You get paid $10 per review, as long as it’s accepted which it usually is.
You have to make a recording about 20 minutes long, and perhaps answer some follow-up questions. When you sign up you will do a sample review so they can check the quality of your work.
Do two site review a month and you got an easy $20.
And if you want to earn even more, check out our post highlighting 15 companies that pay you for testing websites.
5. Earn $30/month Watching Videos
Here’s a chance to do a variety of things, including watching videos and listening to radio, to earn some money.
The company has even been featured on Good Morning America, it’s that good.
It’s free to join at inboxdollars.com.
You get rewarded for taking surveys, making searches, watching videos, shopping online, and playing games.
They make it obvious how much you’re going to earn for everything they ask you to do, and for instance you might get 6 cents for watching a short video or $3 for completing a survey.
You can redeem your account once you have at least $30.
6. Earn $5/month Doing Micro Tasks
While we’re on the subject of actually doing something for the money that you want to get, you could look at becoming a Turk, which is working for Amazon’s Mechanical Turk website.
You have to see it to understand it, but this site requires you to do miniature tasks for a miniature amount of pay.
Just keep plummeting along, doing task after task, and the amount will add up.
7. Earn $20/month Doing Bigger Tasks
Or you could sign up for Fiverr, where the standard pay is $5 for doing a still fairly small task using your talents.
Once again, you’ll get a better idea of what is required by going to the website and seeing what people are offering.
You should also note that you don’t necessarily only receive $5 from each client. There is a possibility to do add on tasks to a basic job, and charge more money.
You can even be tipped if you do an exceptional job!
But even at $5, all it takes is 5 gigs (Fiverr takes $1 as their fee on each gig) a month to make $20.
8. Earn an Extra $200/month Writing from Your Couch
Moving up in scale again, you might consider writing articles for money on the Internet.
Though you typically don’t get paid a lot on websites like Elance, many other websites are looking for writers.
Write one article a month for each of these two sites and you have got yourself an extra $150.
9. Earn a Chance to Win $500 for Naming a Company
Have you ever thought about naming a company?
If you’re good at it, you could win $500.
Go to namingforce.com and see what is available.
Companies come to this website, describe their products, and ask for name suggestions. The winner, whose name is used, gets $250 or $500.
To be frank, if you look at the contests underway you will see that there are hundreds of name suggestions, so your chances of winning are not very good – but they are still much better than winning the Powerball.
10. Earn $9/month Taking Surveys on Your Couch
You can take surveys with Pinecone Research, a well-respected company that has a great reputation with the Better Business Bureau, unlike many of the online survey companies you see.
Once again, you register with them and then they contact you when they have a survey for you.
Each survey pays about $3, and you can redeem the money through PayPal or in rewards and prizes.
A typical survey will take you about 15 minutes to complete.
So it’s clear that just because you hang around the house, you don’t have to be earning nothing.
Take a few of these opportunities and feel good about your lazy habits which are resulting in cash!