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How to Make $500 from Home this Month

by Jun 25, 2018

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How to Make $500 from Home this Month

I will be the first one in line to say finding a legitimate way to make some extra money from home is daunting. These days you can never be sure just what is on the up and what is a scam just waiting to waste your time and efforts.

Having a family of 9 is serious business. My husband works his backside off in overtime on most weeks. He is tired and worn out. As a Christian wife and mother I love my job at home raising our children. They are my career but seeing my husband basically live life at work is hard. He is a very hands on daddy. He wants to be at the appointments and sporting events. He supports the children in their endeavors. The most heart breaking loss though is not having him home at night for dinner.

I don’t know about you but our family loves having dinner together at the dinner table. So I set out to find and try the jobs I could do from home or close to it to help bring in some extra funds each month. I have tried or still use some of these options and have found having the extra has helped out. Even a couple act as teachable moments with our children. So with that said I’ll dive in.

1. BestMark

I remember when I was in my early twenties I was a manger at a local fast-food restaurant and we had to prepare once a month for a secret shopper who would come in and basically rate their experience and the food they received. So years later, when we needed some extra cash it seemed realistic to give it a shot.

Secret shopping is a real thing and you get real paid for doing it. On top of being paid you can earn other things depending on where you shop at. Anything can be earned, from a free meal to a free oil change. The thing to remember about secret shopping is it is a real job and you will not have to pay anything to start. No fees or anything. Just fill out the application and get started. Sign up HERE for FREE!


2. Ibotta

If you ever wanted to make money for shopping for the things you actually use the Ibotta is a good option. We have a large family and 5 boys in a row, so if there is one thing I do know about, it’s going through an abundance of food quickly. Ibotta is a way to go shopping and earn money back on the products you will purchase anyway.

The money accumulates and can be redeemed through a gift card to many different places or into a PayPal account. My husband and I have enjoyed many gift cards to the movie theater for date nights.

Sign up HERE in minutes and start earning cash back now!



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3. Checkout 51

Like Ibotta, Checkout 51 gives you money back for shopping. To make it even better, if you use coupons with the deals on both of these apps you will likely get items for free or 80% off. I love that. Checkout 51 earnings can be redeemed once you make $20 and they will send it in the form of a check.

4. Postmates

I personally love this one because my boys loved going with me. Postmates is a food delivery service. You download an app. They send you a prepaid card and a bag and off you go. You can earn up to $25 an hour on your own time.

The app will notify you of a delivery. It can be food or retail. You pick it up and deliver it to the customer. You can make $500 in a week. If you sign up with my code FL-JAMEEF you are guaranteed $500 for 55 deliveries. Who doesn’t need an extra $500 in a week! Sign up HERE and remember your code for guaranteed $500.

No babysitter needed here so you aren’t putting out money. It is a real win win for our family. Work when you want, no obligations. Receive your earnings directly to your account. Easy Peasy. Get started today!

5. Starting a Blog

Starting a blog is more involved but it has potential to create a passive income making you money while you sleep. Depending on what you are looking for and your goals you can be making side money while starting your blog and be up and running in 30 days. Take a look at How to Start a Blog: for Beginners for a full overview of how to get started.

As I embark on more endeavors I will update this list. Until then these are tried and tested. I have had good success with making some legitimate extra money for our family. I hope you can find some benefit from them as well.

What legitimate side jobs have you tried and found success with? Share them down in the comments section below.


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