In September I set the goal to make and save an extra $2,020 by the end of the year. In that month, I made $2,704 then last month made $1,136 and locked in $2,000 for this month. This month I made $3,613.10 Not a bad effort considering I am in and out of the hospital with pregnancy issues at the moment.
Here is what I did and how you can. Disclosure, this post may contain affiliate links.
Online Surveys – $549
I have a list of the best ones here but tested a few this month again to see how they are going. Octopus Group has had heaps of surveys at the moment. While I dislike their customer service, they do pay well.
Flyers – $353.10
Not one I could continue and while many hate doing this, it was areas I walk around anyway. Imagining living there, admiring specifics about homes and listening to podcasts so popping something in a letterbox as I did what I already did wasn’t an issue.
Odd Jobs – $2,580
This consisted of a couple of Airtasker gigs, including the $2,000 I locked in last month. I am particular about what I will and won’t do. A couple of clients I took on in September/early October I have let go as we were not a match.
Cash Back – $85
I use Cash Rewards, Shopback and Honey for cash back. The fact it’s Christmas time has helped push this up a little. Along with bonuses. Below are a few bonuses you can get.
These sites scan and work out discounts or cash back you can get from whatever online store you are shopping with. So the $20 purchase mentioned to qualify for the bonus means $20 spent at the store you planned on shopping, provided you activated the cash back program.
Shopback offers $15 as a bonus when you sign up free here and make a purchase worth $20 or more.
Cash Rewards offers you a $10 bonus when you sign up free here and make a purchase over $20.
Honey gives you 500 of Honey Gold. You need to accumulate more to be able to do anything with it though.
Always compare the options as sometimes one has a better deal than the other. You can only activate and use one deal site at a time though.
Bank Bonuses – $40
Up Bank offers $5 when you join then another $5 when you use your card 5 times in the first month. I’ve been with them for over a year, used them overseas and in Australia with no issues. No fees, great customer service in the app and bonus payments. Sign up free here.
86 400 offer $10 when you sign up here and use the code S7VL6WF. Similar deal to Up, I have used them for a little while now and it’s been easy.
Neither of these banks have branches, it is all online. But the fee free element is great!
Reselling – $6
I started a new little reselling project. So far, I bought one item for $2 and sold it for $8. Not a huge profit and I haven’t had time to dedicate to it. Previously, when I was buying things to resell I was making over $10,000 a month.
I’ll share more on this project soon. For more ways to make and save money check out The Ultimate Guide to Make and Save Money at Home.