Finding Ways To Make Some Fun Money When I'm Bored
Published 8/10/07 (Modified 3/8/11)
Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one that gets a kick out of doing these but I enjoy spending spare time finding ways to make some extra money on the side. For a while now I've been participating in a variety of money making programs like paid online surveys. Most of these programs pay you either points or cash to run their application or fill out their surveys. If you earn points, you can redeem them for gift cards or merchandise after accumulating a certain amount. I've already earned and received several $25 gift cards in the last few months for completing surveys and it gets easier every time. After a while you become very quick and efficient in filling them out, and now they rarely take me longer than a few minutes for even the supposedly long surveys. They key is to register for several and to indicate many interests to qualify for as many as possible.
It's Just For Fun
Yes I know, it's not the best way to spend my time, but it's not like I'm quitting my job and becoming a full time survey filler. :) I do these as a hobby and to pass the time when I'm bored. Most of these online offers are pretty mindless and I can whip through them at work during my lunch or at home during a commercial break. Surprisingly the cash and points add up fairly quickly.
I'll be posting such offers in my Fun Money category (I don't know what else to call them). Let me know if you're a sucker for free stuff as well. I know spam is a concern for many, but I haven't encountered any such programs that send out unsolicited spam. I'll definitely write a warning if I encounter one that does.