One of my favorite bloggers over at A Dime At a Time, recently mentioned M-Turk as a method of earning a few extra dollars. I decided to check it out. I signed up and got "verified" (took a couple of days) and then it required me to sign up for Amazon Payments. My email got verified and then I had to enter some personal info and have that verified. It was apparently supposed to take 24 hours. It's now been over a week. For whatever reason, I'm guessing this isn't going to happen for me. Doesn't seem like it should be that difficult of a process, for goodness sake.
I thought maybe it was something I could do on my lunch hours and some weekend time (especially this winter, when it's too cold to go out and do anything). From what I read up on it, you could earn about $5-$7 an hour. And while I wouldn't want to sit there all day (on a weekend or evening) making that kind of money, and hour wouldn't be that hard. While that certainly is paltry wages, haha, if I earned that per day, while I was sitting at my computer, anyway, it could add up to $150-$200 extra per month. A nice little extra chunk of change I could use. Hopefully it will work out and I can give it a try, at least.
I've been sitting on my 13,000 (about $130) Swagbucks points that I have built up. I'm not sure why, but Tuesday I decided to cash most of them in. Partly because the extra cash can come in handy as we are trying to save all our dollars for the cost of having our well dug. Plus, getting the $108 in my bank account from the ads, I thought another $125 would be nice to add to it, making an extra $233 total. I cashed in $100 to PayPal, so direct cash and then bought $25 Walmart giftcard for 2300 points (usually it's 2500 points). I can use the Walmart giftcard to apply to food purchases I will be making anyway, thereby reducing my cash outlay. I'm earning about $15 to $20 a month in Swagbucks (I really don't know how the people do it that earn hundreds) so it will take me awhile to build back up. I still have about $7 in points and another $5 pending from online purchases. Yesterday I did a survey all the way through, about 15-20 minutes of my time. Answered all the questions, watched the completion % go up to 98%, answered the final few questions they always do about demographics and then was told I did not qualify. Those ones really tick me off. That should have been 80 swagbucks. Very annoying when that happens. Today, I got emails that the $100 went into my PayPal account and an email with the Walmart giftcard code. That was fast. Swagbucks is my favorite way to earn a few extra dollars per month.