How to Earn Money From Home

I have put together some of the ways I earn money from home. On the menu bar on the homepage, look to the very right and you will find a tab called “Earn Money.”


I love being able to be a stay at home mom, but there are times when a bit of extra income would come in handy. My number one way I earn from home is by Taking Surveys. I sign up with survey companies and they send me surveys via email.

The surveys vary in value, and you can “cash-out” at different levels with different companies. Some pay by PayPal, while others mail checks.

I also use Cash Back Shopping sites like Ebates and Shop at Home. By going through these sites to get to online retailers, I am able to earn a percentage of my purchase back in cash.

Another way I earn money at home is by using Swagbucks. With Swagbucks, you earn points by finding Swagcodes, taking surveys, and answering daily polls, among other things. When you replace your search engine with Swagbucks, you are also randomly rewarded with points.

The ideas I have listed are by no means exhaustive, just only the ideas that I use. I will also be adding to this by listing more survey companies I use and also explaining a bit about how I earn money by blogging and how you can too!

Earn Money at Home with Inbox Dollars

Inbox Dollars is one of many ways to make money online. The easiest, quickest, and simplest way to make money online using Inbox Dollars is by clicking links in e-mails they send you, and they usually send about 4-7 e-mails per day.


You can also take surveys, play games, and shop through Inbox Dollars. Also, you will receive $5 just for signing up! You get paid $0.02 per e-mail. While that is not much, it does add up.

I have been a member for about five months and I have already accumulated about $8. I think that’s great for just clicking on links in e-mails. Also, I have not done this consistently, just when I have a little extra time.  Payout is at $30.

Overall, I recommend Inbox Dollars as a quick and easy way to earn money from home. You can go HERE to sign-up.

Earn Money at Home with SurveySpot

SurveySpot is my one of my favorite survey companies and a great way to earn a little extra cash.


After signing up with SurveySpot, they will send you survey’s by e-mail. Each survey you qualify for and complete will earn you points ranging from 50-500 points. After accumulating 1000 points, you can trade them in for $10, either by check or automatic deposit into PayPal. The PayPal deposit is instant and I definitely recommend that.

I have found that accumulating 1000 points does not take very long at all. I average about $10-$20 a month with SurveySpot.

Earn Money at Home with Pinecone Research

Pinecone Research is my absolute favorite survey company! You are qualified to take every survey they send, so you never have to worry about wasting time qualifying for the survey before you take it.

pineconeYou will be rewarded with $3 for every survey you complete. Pinecone Research also sends products for you to test as well. These are few and far between, but are quality products that you would normally use.

Pinecone Research has changed the way they pay recently. For each survey you complete, you receive 300 points. You can either save up your points and use them to purchase an item from their store, or trade them in for $3 deposited into your PayPal account.

Cash Back Shopping: Get Paid to Shop!

Do you shop online?

You can earn cash back for your purchases! Ebates and Shop at Home are my favorite cash back shopping sites, and you will want to start by first creating free accounts with each of them:

  • Ebates – Receive a $5 cash sign-up bonus, or a $10 gift card.
  • Shop at Home – Receive a $5 cash sign-up bonus.

Why both sites?

Because each site offers different percentages of cash back for different retailers. By having an account with both, this ensures that you receive the maximum cash back.

How does it work?

When you are ready to shop online, go to Ebates or Shop at Home first, then search for retailers and click on the provided link to go to the retailers website.

After you make your purchase as you normally would, the appropriate amount of cash back will appear in your account a few days later.

You will not see a discount at checkout. Your cash back will appear in your Ebates or Shop at Home account, depending on which one you used to shop.

When Do I Get My Money?

Ebates – You can request your cash back be sent either by check or deposited into your PayPal account when you accumulate $5 or more in cash back, excluding your sign-up bonus. Ebates pays once every three months, provided you have met your $5 threshold.

Shop at Home –  You can request you cash back sent by check when you accumulate $20 or more in cash back, excluding your sign-up bonus. Shop at Home pays 60 days after the end of every month, provided you have met your $20 threshold.

Any Other Reason to Use these Sites?

Yes! Both Ebates and Shop at Home list current coupon codes to use on retailers’ websites. You may use these coupon codes in addition to earning your cash back!

Anything Else?

At first, it took me awhile to remember to use cash back sites when shopping online. But, after awhile, it became routine to go to Ebates or Shop at Home instead of directly to the retailers’ website. That cash back is a great incentive to remember!

Daily Feats: Earn Free Gift Cards


About a month ago I stumbled upon a website called Daily Feats. The idea behind Daily Feats is to reward yourself for daily tasks.

  • Did you floss today? 3 points!
  • Did you say no to soda? 1 point!
  • Did you make the bed? 2 points!

Daily Feats believes you should be rewarded for everyday tasks! The great part? You can trade in your points for rewards! These rewards can be discounts to local restaurants, stores, and services, or gift cards to mass retailers such as Safeway, Best Buy, and Toys R Us.

I just redeemed some of my points for a $10 Safeway gift card! Get started earning now!