ways to earn extra cash from home

3 ways to earn extra cash from home and maximize your shopping potential

When I shop, I spend a lot of time hunting for bargains, and I’m not afraid to admit it. In fact, I believe a good percentage of being a skilled and experienced shopper is all about being able to find the best deals and bargains. After all, there is absolutely nothing wrong with saving money, which feels great and also enables you to squeeze more purchases into your budget. However, hunting for bargains isn’t the only way an experienced shopper can make room in their budget.

Another great way to get this done is by earning some extra cash. Now, I’m not talking about going out and getting another job. What I’m talking about is finding ways to earn extra cash from home to maximize your shopping potential. If you’ve never done this, you might not know where to start. Don’t worry! That’s what we’re going to talk about here today. Stick with me, and I’ll tell you all I can about my three favorite ways to earn extra cash from home.

It’s amazing to not have to leave the comfort of your home and still be able to find great ways to maximize your shopping potential. Frankly, I have been doing it for years!

Ways to Earn Extra Cash From Home No. 1: Take Surveys

3 ways to earn extra cash from homeOne of the ways to earn extra cash from home is by downloading apps and taking surveys. I think by now practically everyone has at least heard about taking surveys online, and the reason it’s so common is it works. There are several different apps pay you money to take surveys at home on your smartphone. There are tons of different survey apps out there, so you will definitely be able to find one that works for you. All you have to do is download a survey app, enter your demographic information, and then the app begins to send you relevant surveys. The more surveys you take, the more money you can earn through the app—all from the comfort of your home.

Ways to Earn Extra Cash From Home No. 2: Watching Videos

Another one of the best ways to earn extra cash from home is to download an app that rewards you for surfing the web and watching videos. The one I personally use is called Fronto. It encourages me to do things that I would normally do online anyway, things like reading news articles, finding product deals, and writing product reviews. In exchange for doing those things, Fronto gives me points. The more points I manage to accumulate, the more I can trade them in for PayPal cash, gift cards, or coupons to my favorite stores. While this may not be the most fun way to spend some time, at least you can do it right from home, which—let’s face it—is a major plus for busy people like you and me.

Ways to Earn Extra Cash From Home No. 3: Shopkick

Out of all these great ways to earn extra cash from home, my all-time favorite is this really cool app called Shopkick. Now, you may have heard of Shopkick, a lot of people have, and sometimes they think they have to physically go to the store to use it. But, how it works is Shopkick gives you points for doing the normal things you do whenever you go out shopping, things like walking into stores, going down aisles browsing products, and making purchases. Then you trade those points in for gift cards to fuel your next shopping spree.

Out of all these great ways to earn extra cash from home, my all-time favorite is this really cool app called Shopkick.

However, that’s not the only way Shopkick works. There are actually tons of ways Shopkickers can earn rewards right from the app—no need to go anywhere. These include kicks for watching videos and instant surprise kicks from going on Easter egg hunts in the app. Users can also get amazing deals where they can earn big points and rewards by shopping on their phone at stores like Amazon, Walmart, and more!

Now you know all of my secret ways to earn extra cash from home, so you can start using them to maximize your own shopping potential. I would start with Shopkick. Once you get used to using an app like Shopkick, it’s only a matter of time before you wonder how you ever managed to do any shopping without it. I personally love Shopkick, and I’m almost certain that you will too. Download it and start earning—either at the store or right from your home. It’s just so nice to have the option!  

Ready to take advantage of these ways to earn extra cash from home and maximize your shopping potential? Download Shopkick for free and join a community of loyal Shopkickers who’ve already discovered how rewarding—and fun—shopping can be!

And, if you love using your smartphone to stay up on social media, join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily shopping inspiration.

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Dima Volovik

EVP of Product and Engineering

Dima Volovik is the EVP of Product and Engineering at Trax Retail — Shopkick.

Dima Volovik is the accomplished product and engineering leader who led teams to deliver innovative and commercially successful e-commerce products, marketplaces, and enterprise solutions for Amazon, Comcast, Fandango, and Universal Music. Before joining Trax, Dima was the Director at Amazon, where he led product development and Engineering for Amazon Appstore and Amazon Prime Video, CTO at Fandango, and Paciolan, head of technology at Golf Channel/Golf Now, and Global VP of Direct to Consumer Technology at Universal Music Group. Dima’s expertise includes developing consumer products, marketplaces, and enterprise solutions.

Dima grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan, where he received his MS in Electrical Engineering from Azerbaijan Oil Academy, and he currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with his family.