How I Made $154 During Last Night’s “Modern Family”….

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Honest Abe

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Last night was a pretty typical night for our family. We ordered Thai food, ran the dog all over the house, and vegged out to the TV.

It was awesome!

But, since it was a repeat of one of my favorite shows (“Modern Family”), I decided to do a little multi-tasking while we’re watching TV. I try to use downtime like this to do little, online jobs so that I can make extra deposits into our savings account every month.

 

Kyle's Black Labrador Retriever

Franklin, our black lab, was pretty tired last night. 🙂

I know I’m never going to get rich doing little projects like this, but it’s not really about that. Most of you know that my strategy is to just do a few extra jobs throughout the month and then deposit the income directly into our savings account.

And those little things add up pretty quickly. Last night I was able to pocket an extra $154 in about 30 minutes. Let me show you how I did it…

First, I made $4.00…

Most of you know that I practically despise survey companies because of their low payouts. But, I make an exception to my “no-survey” rule when I’m watching TV.

My calculus on this is that I’m not really doing anything anyway, so I might as well make a few extra bucks.

I had two surveys sitting in my email inbox from Ipsos Panel (one of my favorite survey companies, but not the only one I’ve made money with). I completed them both during “Modern Family” and was able to pocket an extra $4. Not awful for 20 minutes of work.

And then I did this for an extra $150…

There are a ton of bank promotions out there and they can be a great way to fill your savings account.

For example, the folks over at Chase bank will give you $150 just to open a checking account. You don’t have to get rid of your current account either; consider this one a useful place to save money for your emergency fund, vacation, new car, etc.

Use the promotional link here to grab the bonus.

It seriously only took me a commercial break to get signed up here.

Total it all up and I earned $154.00 for my savings account. I didn’t have to get a second job. And I didn’t have to leave my family. That’s penny hoarding… 

Your Turn: Do you have any ways to make money while watching TV? Would you try the two things I mentioned above?

Honest Abe

Disclosure:

Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin.