It's time to update my homestead on a dime challenge earnings from last month. I love to hear how you guys are doing to so be sure to connect
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This year I challenged you to earn an extra $600-$1800 extra by spending 10-60 minutes a day making money online. I did well in February and set myself up for a great March (there are a few checks I requested in February that will show up in March. I never count my money until it is in my hand). So far I have chosen to stick with Amazon gift cards, but a few sites only have a cash option so I should pick up a decent amount of cash as well.
Remember to think of your long-term goals. Earning a few dollars a day might seem like nothing, but it all adds up. Trying to make money online is a slow process, but it does work. What will you do with an extra $1500 at the end of the year? Most of the sites have options between checks, paypal, and gift cards. I like checks, but I love gift cards. If you go with Amazon gift cards then you can save them in your account until you want to spend them. Nothing beats watching that balance grow until you get something expensive you really wanted. Remember, long-term goals!
I can't wait to see how you did in February on the homestead on a dime challenge. Here is how I did:
Make Money Online with Swagbucks
The first site was swagbucks. If you are new or would like a re-cap on how to make money online with Swagbucks, go here to see how to make money online with swagbucks. Swagbucks is my highest earning site with a goal of $30-$80 each month.
I earned $80 at Swagbucks this month and I redeemed all of it for Amazon gift cards.
Make Money Online with Cashcrate
Cashcrate is one of the smaller sites, but I spend less than a minute on it each month. Long-term goals means every little bit counts! Go to the post on how to make money online with Cashcrate if you are new or would like a re-cap. My goal each month for Cashcrate is $5-$20.
I did not get a check from cashcrate this month. They have a threshold of $20 and I did not reach it yet, however I will be getting a check in March that will be in the $15-$60 range for all three months. Cashcrate sends a check when your account is $20 or more at the end of the month. The check is sent on the first business day of the next month.
Make Money Online With Fusion Cash
Fusion Cash has lots of potential so it is my second biggest make money online site (behind Swagbucks) Head to the post on how tomake money online with Fusion Cash if you are new or would like a re-cap. My goal with Fusion Cash is $10-$40/month.
I did not get paypal from Fusion Cash this month, but I did request paypal so it will be coming in March. Fusion Cash has a threshold of $25, with $15 or more being from offers. You can request paypal from Fusion Cash as soon as your account hits the minimum. They will send it on the 20th of the following month. I will be in the $30-$120 range for all three months so I am still in my “goal range”.
Make Money Online with IRazoo
IRazoo is my smallest site, but every little bit counts. It is a fast site so the little that I make is worth the minute or two I spend each day. Head to the post on how to make money online with IRazoo if you are new or would like a re-cap.
I earned $5 at IRazoo this month and I redeemed it for an Amazon gift card. It is a smaller site, with a goal of $2-$5/month and I did not earn anything in January, making my February goal $4-$10. I just made it since I redeemed for $5.
Make Money Online with Bing Rewards Program
Bing Rewards Program is the easiest site to make money with. There are a list of daily tasks and no other options. I finish it each day and redeem when I can. Head to the post on how to make money online with Bing Rewards if you are new or would like a re-cap.
I earned $10 in Amazon gift cards from Bing Rewards this month. That puts me at the upper end of the monthly goal for this site, which is $5-$10.
Make Money Online Summary
This month I redeemed a total of $95 in Amazon gift cards.
I just over $63 in checks coming in March and another $3 in accounts ready to be redeemed at a later date. Since I never count it until it is in hand I should have a few months that are higher and others that are lower.
- The Goal for the Year: $620-$1860
- So Far in 2015: $185
This is different than a normal job. You do not have to commute (or even leave your house). You can do it in your pajamas or in front of the TV. Ten minutes a day is the minimum time you should spend. I spend 10 minutes in the morning and another 30 minutes in the afternoon. The best way to earn money is to do it daily, but it doesn't have to be long. The daily bonuses add up (faster than trying to get a lot of money one day then forgetting about it for a week). Start with ten minutes a day and add time as you see fit.