Free Money? No. Easy money? Yes.

Earning Money While Online

There are hundreds of sites that offer points, cash, and ‘rewards.’  I’ve tried dozens upon dozens and this is my list of most reliable.  This post contains referral links.

1. Swagbucks

This is currently one of the most reliable sites for earning money by doing various online tasks.

Some ways to earn:

  • Surveys
  • Videos
  • Offer Sign-Ups
  • Shop
  • Search
  • Daily To-Do List

Cash Out Minimum: 300 Swagbucks = $3 Amazon Gift Card (and many more)

Join Swagbucks!

Click here to join.

2. Earning Station

This site is a little less refined looking but it offers some high paying offers and can be cashed out for rewards at just $10.  Gift cards are mailed very quickly.

Some ways to earn:

  • Surveys – $1.50 payout on LiveSample surveys (limit 2 per day)
  • Videos
  • Offer Sign-Ups
  • Shop
  • Daily To-Do List

Cash Out Minimum:  $10 redeem of select gift cards

Click here to join.

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3. My Points

Super reliable, fast turn around on redeeming for rewards and a very managable minimum cash out of just $3

Some ways to earn:

  • Surveys
  • Videos
  • Offer Sign-Ups
  • Shop
  • Search
  • Coupon Printing

Cash Out Minimum:  480 points to redeem $3 Amazon Gift Card (and other options)

Click here to join.

4. Inbox Dollars

This one will take awhile longer to earn but there are always ways to add to your total every day.

Some ways to earn:

  • Surveys
  • Videos
  • Offer Sign-Ups
  • Shop
  • Search
  • Coupon Printing
  • Daily To-Do List

Cash Out Minimum:  $30 to redeem of select e-gift cards or check by mail

Click here to join.

5. InstaGC

This site has a super low minimum for cashing out.  Just $1 worth of points and you can redeem!  Fairly easy ways to earn.  My favorite being some of the video streams and “click” for point offers.

Some ways to earn:

  • Surveys
  • Videos
  • Offer Sign-Ups
  • Clicks

Cash Out Minimum: 100 points = $1 Amazon Gift Card

Click here to join.

Resilient Survivalist or Confused Hoarder

I have always had the fantasy of survivalism.  It started as a little boy.  That boy that picked up the stick and pretended to slay a monster.   The same boy who built a fort out of random scrap wood,  rusty nails poking in all directions, the risk of tetanus at an all time high.

My imagination ran wild.  I was living off the land.  Collecting piles of berries, weapons and setting booby traps.  Most of the time the food was inedible, and I didn’t try anyway.  It was part of the ‘game.’   The traps were foolish and were often Rube Goldberg like machines before I even knew what that meant.

It began to grow with video games.  Precious, limited resources were found in all sorts of games.  I needed to collect as much as I could and refused to use most of it.  Saving it for that very special moment (that often never came).   I began to be a power-up hoarder.

I would lie in bed, unable to sleep, thinking about how I’d survive the zombie apocalypse.  I would ask myself what the best home in the neighborhood would work for defense.  What buildings would I loot first, risking my life when the outbreak began?  Would I be all alone?  The only survivor.  I would need food, water, weapons and tools.  Gasoline would be important.

My imagination would run wild.   I tried to live like this in a way in college.  It became a game to see how I could feed myself for the lowest cost per week.  A bag of potatoes, dozen eggs, block of cheese and case of beer.

How many various things can I create with that to feed myself for the week.  Could I work for cash, join rewards programs, earn pennies for watching advertisements on my computer?  Sell stuff?  Maybe I can flip something from craigslist.

It continued.  Let’s buy a house.  Spend nothing.  No credit card balances.   A $600 loan for a washing machine was torture.  Every cent saved.  Aluminum cans, and scrap metal.  More online click, videos and bonus offers for points to be redeemed.

I had to re-roof my garage.  I calculated the number of shingles needed and completed the job with just one sheet to spare.  Keep the other extra materials for use on some other project.  The pack-ratting begins.  Look at that dresser!  Garbage?  No.  Time to become a garbage picker.

Then I met her.  My now, current wife.  And everything had to change.   We began needing things that I never knew were important.  Decorations.  Form over function began to prevail and the credit companies were thrilled.

It’s been an adjustment for me to say the least.   I’m used to zero balances and now hold massive ones.  I have numerous 0% promo offers, signature loans, and other financial items.   I’m doing my best to manage the balances, making minimum payments, transferring balances to new promotional accounts.  I’m still clicking for pennies.  I’m watching online advertisements for points.  I get bonuses for opening new accounts, and free gear for collecting points from brands we buy.

I’m a survivalist once more.  Strategy.  Limited resources.   Attempting to complete jobs and household tasks with items we already have.  Trying to make ends meet with a strange new version of the bare minimum.  I’m working through a zombie apocalypse, but I feel like I’m the only walking dead to be found.