6 Simple Ways to Earn Extra Money from Home

In this day and age of the internet, you can make a living from anywhere provided you have a Smartphone, Tablet, iPhone or PC with good internet connection. Stay at Home Moms can also work just from their comfortable of their houses. In this article, we look at sites that pays you to perform simple activities and enable you to earn extra money from home. I have picked some of the best sites for our discussion. Note that some of these sites don’t allow applications from all parts of the world, so if you try to register, and you aren’t taken up to the sign up page, don’t worry. So let’s go straight to these sites:

simple ways to earn extra money from home


Instagc is one of the best site to earn extra money from home. They have several ways in which you can earn points, that you finally cash out through PayPal or Gift cards.

On this site you earn points by:

  • Watching videos: To access from homepage, just click on Earn tab, then Watch videos.
  • Visiting websites:  To access this from Homepage, you click on Earn Tab→  Recommended→Clicks, from here you will be given several options to choose from.
  • Completing tasks on Crowd flower.
  • Installing Apps.
  • Signing up for Trial offers.
  • Completing Surveys.
  • Referring friends, once they sign up, you earn 10 points and then 10% of their earnings so long as they are members.

Once you accumulate a total of 100 points, you can then Redeem them for a gift card e.g. Amazon, or convert this to PayPal cash, Bitcoin, Litecoin etc.

If you are not yet a member you can sign up Here. Note that you have to confirm your email after sign up.

Paid viewpoint

This is a survey only site. They do offer at least 1 survey per day but in some cases you can get 2 surveys. You can also earn additional cash by referring new members to the site. You earn 20% of their earnings. You get paid via PayPal as soon as you accumulate $15. If you are not yet a member simply sign up by clicking Here.

Survey Savvy

This is one of the best survey sites in terms of payment per survey. You can earn $1-$10 per survey. They also allow people from all parts of the world to sign up. The minimum amount you can cash out is $1, though the only payment method available is by check. You can also refer new members and earn additional money.  To register with them, sign up Here.

You can also read: Over 20 Sites offering opportunities to make money online.


This is a site that pays you to complete different types of tasks.

How it works

Once you create an Account you choose activities that you would like to earn “swagbucks”. Different activities earn different amounts of money. Once you accumulate the money you can choose to redeem in the rewards store. PayPal is one of the option, you can also choose a gift card like Amazon, Target, Starbucks, Walmart etc.

Here are the ways to make money with swagbucks:

  • Watch videos – these are short videos some of them less than 45 secs. You can watch as many as possible and earn money.
  • Complete the daily to do list – these are simple tasks listed in the sidebar.
  • Take Surveys – Surveys earn more than other activities on the platform. You can always find out those that you qualify and try them out.
  • Refer friends – for each new friend you refer to the platform, you both earn 300 swagbucks. You will also receive 10% of their swagbucks for life.
  • Install the Search Bar  and use it for searches – This is the simplest way to earn on the site. Everyone of us, does a search once in a while and with swagbucks they pay you to do it!
  • Enter Swag Codes – This is another easy way to earn on the site. Swagbucks posts daily “swagcodes” on social media platforms. When you see a swagcode pop up enter it into the swag button located at the right of the search bar. Always do it immediately as these codes expires after sometime.

Inbox Dollars

This is similar to Swagbucks. New members who sign up for InboxDollars earn $5 sign up bonus.

You can make money on this site by:

  • Reading Emails – once you join InboxDollars you will start receiving emails with offers on products and services. Simply click the links at the bottom of each of these emails to confirm that you have read it and you will earn cash rewards. You don’t have to purchase or sign up, for anything but if you do complete the offers in the email messages you will earn even more money.
  • Search the web – simply download the inbox dollars toolbar to use its paid search feature. You earn $1 for downloading the toolbar and around $0.01 per search each day up to maximum of $0.05 per day.
  • Watch Videos – You can earn about $0.06 per each short video.
  • Take Surveys – You can earn $0.5 -$10 for sharing your opinions through surveys which are sent to you via email every day.
  • Complete 100 % free offers – Check out the 100% free offers on the inbox dollar site. You can earn $0.25 -$3.00 for trying a new product or service with no money down or  credit card required..

Survey Junkie

From the name itself, this purely offers surveys.  You earn cash by completing surveys. If you have some free time, then completing surveys is something you can do and make money while doing it. .

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Author: John Mulindi

John is very passionate about Digital marketing. He blogs on topics ranging from Social Media marketing, Search Engine optimization, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing, to Personal Development. In free time he likes watching Football, Reading, Listening to music and taking Nature walks.

10 thoughts on “6 Simple Ways to Earn Extra Money from Home”

  1. Thanks for such a great read!

    I decided to become an online tutor on Preply. It’s pretty cool.
    While working as online tutor, I also spend my time working as a freelance copywriter and am now working on setting up my own blog.

    1. Hi Patrick, I really like the flexibility that comes with working from Home. You set your own schedule and you are not under pressure that comes with normal workplace, otherwise thanks for visiting.

    1. Hi Johanne, Its true most of these firms are based in US, and only allow applicants from there and maybe Canada and UK. InstaGC is Global, I joined them recently and am doing well. Just ensure you understand how to use it. You can read the guide they sent you via the welcome email. Paid Viewpoint is also a good one, they allow people from all parts of the world. They have offer daily surveys to complete, so you can make some cash frequently. You can also make additional money through referrals. SurveySavvy also allows global participation and has a referral program.

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