8 Simple Ways to Earn up to $336/Week Working Part-Time From Home

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Trying to make money online can leave a sour taste in your mouth. You might run into a scam or two. And don’t forget about the pyramid schemes that want you to “invest in your future.”

Puh-lease. Who has the time?

Instead of messing with fishy ads, check out some legitimate ways you can make extra money without leaving your house (or buying a bunch of inventory to sell to your friends on Facebook).

How to Make Money Online This Week

From getting paid to do things you already do to earning cash back on items you’re already planning to purchase, we found 10 easy ways for you to earn up to $336 this week.

1. Make an Extra $20 Watching Videos

A cell phone displays the Inbox Dollars App.
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Let’s kick things off with an easy one. Most of you already know about InboxDollars, but did you know that it will pay you to watch movie previews, celebrity videos, the latest news and dozens of other videos?

Plus, you’ll get a bonus $5 just for signing up.

You need to watch all of the shows in a playlist to earn your bucks, so be prepared. InboxDollars lets you know how long the playlist runs before you start watching, and playlists range from a few minutes to about half an hour.

The availability is subject to change, but it’s possible to earn up to $225 a month watching these videos!

At the end of the week, try to add $15 on top of that $5 bonus, and pull in a solid $20 from doing something you already do.

2. Find a Hidden $5 or More in Your Inbox

It turns out deleting your emails could be costing you money. Intrigued?

One of our secret weapons is called Capital One Shopping Price Protection — a tool that helps you get you money back for your online purchases if there’s been a price drop. It’s free to sign up, and once you do, it will scan your email for any receipts. If it discovers you’ve purchased something from one of its monitored retailers, it will track the item’s price and help you get a refund when there’s a price drop.

To save time, mom and blog manager Aimee B. does the majority of her shopping online — about 90% of it, she estimates. She stocks up on groceries, clothes and household necessities without leaving home.

In the past two years, Capital One Shopping Price Protection has found Aimee $1,315.41 in savings while shopping online.

“It really is as simple as giving your email address,” she says. “It’s kind of a no-brainer.”

Plus, if your guaranteed shipment shows up late, Capital One Shopping Price Protection will help you get compensated.

We know you have some old e-receipts collecting dust in your email, so see if this tool can help you find reimbursements this week.

Disclosure: Capital One Shopping Price Protection compensates us when you sign up using the links we provide.

3. Spend $1 to Own a Piece of Amazon, Google or Other Companies

Take a look at the Forbes Richest People list, and you’ll notice almost all the billionaires have one thing in common — they own another company.

But if you work for a living and don’t happen to have millions of dollars lying around, that can sound totally out of reach.

But with an app called Stash, it doesn’t have to be. It lets you be a part of something that’s normally exclusive to the richest of the rich — on Stash you can buy pieces of other companies for as little as $1.

That’s right — you can invest in pieces of well-known companies, such as Amazon, Google, Apple and more for as little as $1. The best part? If these companies profit, so can you. Some companies even send you a check every quarter for your share of the profits, called dividends.1

It takes two minutes to sign up, and it’s totally secure. With Stash, all your investments are protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) — that’s industry talk for, “Your money’s safe.”2

Plus, when you use the link above, Stash will give you a $5 sign-up bonus once you deposit $5 into your account.*

4. Get Paid $5 to Give Your Opinion

Online surveys aren’t going to make you rich, but there’s a certain appeal to clicking a few buttons and earning money while sitting at home.

We’ve tried a lot of paid survey sites, but here are a few others we’ve found and liked. Sign up for all of them, and you can pocket $20 in bonuses this week!

  • MyPoints: This platform lets you earn gift cards for taking polls, answering surveys and other things you do online — a great way to cash in on long lines or an endless commute. You’ll earn a $5 bonus when you complete your first five surveys.
  • Survey Junkie’s clean look keeps you motivated to take as many surveys as you want. It’s relatively quick to reward you with points once you’ve completed a survey. Once you earn 1,000 points — equal to $10 — you can cash out for gift cards or cash via PayPal. Pro tip: Take all the profile surveys to help you earn an easy 200 points or so up front.

5. Earn $12/Hour Doing Random Google Searches

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You know how you ask Google all the random questions that pop into your head? You could get paid for that.

Search engines use complicated algorithms to determine the results you see — and they don’t always get it right.

They’re vulnerable to errors, so they need real humans to look at the results and judge them for quality, relevance and usefulness. And those humans can get paid around $12 an hour for the work.

If you want to get paid to clean up Google’s mess (or Bing’s or Yahoo!’s) apply for a job with a company like Lionbridge. The company is often hiring, so if you don’t see any openings now, keep an eye on The Penny Hoarder work-from-home jobs page for the next one.

If you did this for one hour every week day, that’s an easy $60 in a week. If you’re feeling money hungry, add an hour on Friday and Saturday to bump your earnings up to $84. Cha-ching.

 

6. Earn Cash for Shopping

Nancy Frost, from Cumberland, Md., pushes her grocery cart outside a grocery store. She earns .50 using the Ibotta app at the Wal-Mart in LaVale, Md.
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Heading to the store soon?

Groceries account for a good chunk of your budget. Everybody’s got to eat. You may as well earn a little money back while your groceries are being bagged up.

A free app called Fetch Rewards will reward you with gift cards just for buying essentials like toilet paper and more than 250 other items at the grocery store.

Here’s how it works: After you’ve downloaded the app, just take a picture of your receipt showing you purchased an item from one of the brands listed in Fetch. For your efforts, you’ll earn rewards to redeem for  gift cards to your favorite retailers and shops, including Amazon, Target and Walmart.

You can download the free Fetch Rewards app here to start getting free gift cards.

As the #1 rewards app with over 11 million active users, they must be onto something.

7. Invest Your Digital Change to Grow Your Money Faster

If you’re like most of us and wish your money would just take care of itself, consider starting an investment account.

If you feel like you don’t have enough money to start investing, you’re not alone. But guess what? You really don’t need that much — and you can even get free stocks (worth $2.50 to $200!) if you know where to look.

Whether you’ve got $5, $100 or $800 to spare, you can start investing with Robinhood.

Yeah, you’ve probably heard of Robinhood. Both investing beginners and pros love it because it doesn’t charge commission fees, and you can buy and sell stocks for free — no limits. Plus, it’s super easy to use.

What’s best? When you download the app and fund your account (it takes no more than a few minutes), Robinhood drops a share of free stock into your account. It’s random, though, so that stock could be worth anywhere from $2.50 to $200 — a nice boost to help you build your investments.

1Not all stocks pay out dividends, and there is no guarantee that dividends will be paid each year.

2To note, SIPC coverage does not insure against the potential loss of market value.

For Securities priced over $1,000, purchase of fractional shares starts at $0.05.

*Offer is subject to Promotion Terms and Conditions. To be eligible to participate in this Promotion and receive the bonus, you must successfully open an individual brokerage account in good standing, link a funding account to your Invest account AND deposit $5.00 into your Invest account.

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