Ways to Boost Your Income in Canada
The Penny Hoarder often shares flexible ways Americans can earn some extra income, but we can’t forget about you, our friendly northern neighbors.
Unfortunately, some of the money-making opportunities we typically share aren’t available in Canada. However, you’ve still got plenty of options, so we put together a list of ways to make an extra Canadian dollar.
How to Boost Your Income in Canada
We combed through all of our tips to filter out the best flexible ways to boost your income in Canada. You can do many of these without leaving your home.
Get Paid for Your Creative Skills
Have you got skills? Can you shoot photos, edit videos or design websites? Can you write blog posts or code? Can you draw?
If you’ve got game, list your services on Fiverr, an online marketplace for creative freelance services.
Gigs on Fiverr range from standard data entry and research tasks to the truly out-there. On any given day, sellers in the “Fun & Lifestyle” section are offering thousands of unique services — from polishing a Tinder profile to creating a family tree.
Share What’s in Your Fridge
Remember the Nielsen company? The one that’s always tracked TV ratings? Well, now it wants to know what’s in your fridge.
Once you sign up to be on the Nielsen Consumer Panel, you can either use your smartphone, or the company will send you a free barcode scanner. Every time you go shopping, you simply scan the UPC codes on the back of each product and send your data to Nielsen.
Nielsen will reward you with gift points, which you can redeem for free electronics, jewelry, household items or even toys for the kids.
The longer you stay on the panel, the more opportunity you have to earn points toward prizes. You’ll also receive entries for the panel’s many sweepstakes. Prizes include vacations and brand new vehicles.
This post was originally published as 11 Weird (but Totally Legal) Ways to Make Money in Canada.