Saturday, February 21, 2009

How to Make a Some Extra Cash at Home

There are quite a few things that you can do for some extra spending cash, and this post is going to focus on just a few of them. First, don't panic. You need to have a clear head so that you can consider your options. Honestly, when things started going south in my family, I had to fight the instinct to shut myself off from everyone.

There are so many things you can do at home. If you have writing skills you can generate income by doing freelance work. Here are some places to start:

Aluminum cans can generate a little extra cash. You can just save what you use at home, or go out and collect them to get even more. If you want to know where you can cash them in, Earth911 is a good place to start (

If you're not interested in going that route, try going through your old things. It's not quite yard sale season in my neck of the woods, but you can sell on ebay all year long. If you have a digital camera, a computer, and items you and your family aren't using anymore, set up an account on ebay and make some money off of them! I found a good article with some tips on selling for ebay on eHow by static404:

You can also do surveys from home. This doesn't generate a lot of cash, but it can definitely help. I've found these legitimate companies:
Inbox Dollars
Tiktik Cash

The easiest $5 I ever made was from Nielson Netratings Panel. All you have to do is download their software (no malware included, I promise) and enter in the information for your household. Then, when you use your computer, a window comes up asking who's using it, you click your name and then go about your business as usual. Every three months I get a $5 check for doing practically nothing. Plus, they send me free entries into their weekly sweepstakes for my participation.

So, these are a few of my ideas to help you through this hard time. Feel free to let me know of any others you have learned. I wish you all the best!



  1. I do this part time at home - if you know a language you can get a more permanent position, depending on the language.

    Quality Rater - English Language - Temporary
    This is a temporary role offered through WorkforceLogic.
    The area: Testing
    Google Test Engineers guarantee that our company's software works every time for every user while scaling to the highest levels. We tackle huge technical challenges that push the limits of computer science. Our team is a collaborative, global organization consisting of engineers with the highest levels of technical depth, programming skill and a passion for quality.
    The role: Quality Rater - English Language - Temporary
    Workforce Logic Services is recruiting internet-savvy people to help with Quality Evaluation for Google Inc., the search engine company based in Mountain View, California. We are looking for part-time workers for telecommuting assignments.
    The ideal candidate would encompass the following qualities:
    • In depth, up-to-date familiarity with English-speaking web culture and media.
    • If you have knowledge of other languages cultures, please indicate this on your resume.
    • Broad ranges of interests.
    • Strong ability to read and write in the English language.
    • Excellent web research skills and analytical abilities.
    • Excellent written communication skills.
    If you have these qualities, you may be exactly what we're looking for!
    Other requirements include the following:
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
    • A high-speed internet connection.
    • Valid U.S. or Canadian work authorization.
    For immediate consideration, please send a text (ASCII) or HTML version of your resume to
    Important: The subject field of your email must include Quality Rater - English Language - Temporary.

  2. Thanks for listing that. I've tried to go there to check it out, but it says the website isn't working whenever I do. I'll have to try again later, or see if there's a way around it.