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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Online Earning Resources

Grace and Peace to You,

Debt as of 06/09/2012:  $92,645.00

Debt as of 08/09/2014:  $15,957.93

Total Debt Paid Down: $76,687.07

As we continue in our debt journey through summer, we wanted to share some ways that we have been able to pull in in extra money over the last two years.  These sources are all online and none of them give you a lot of money quickly. However, if you put in the time and effort required, they will bring you in some additional income. 

A great piece of advice before signing up for these, create an email address that you do not use. For example, our main email address is through gmail. For these websites, we use an email address created through another site that we never check. That way it keeps our every day email from getting any spam. 

1.     Swagbucks – This website has been the biggest online earning tool for us. It is a website that gives you online dollars for searching, watching videos, taking surveys, and doing special offers. Emily spends some time on this website each day and can make about $50 a month from it. We NEVER do anything on there that requires money. We only do the free videos, surveys, and searching. If you take time to learn how the website works, it can make you some additional money each month. In the destruction of debt, every penny counts. Here is the link if you are interested in this website:

2.     Upromise – This is a website that gives you money back after you make purchases. We have made about $300 off of this website in two years. You could make much more if you shop a lot online. However, due to our budget, we do not shop much. This website works by clicking on a store’s link off of the website. For example, if I am buying something online at Target, I click on Target’s link on the Upromise site. After I make a purchase, I get 5% back of how much I spent at Target in an Upromise Account. You can put that directly towards a student loan or get a check cashed. You have to be signed into your Upromise account to have the purchase count.

3.     Viewpoints – You review products and get points. The points add up and you can exchange them for Amazon gift cards. While this is not cash, it allows us to buy things we need off of Amazon for free. This really helps out when we need gifts for birthdays and Christmas.

4.     Cash Crate – The only thing we use this site for is surveys. You get money for completing surveys on the website. Once you hit $20, they will mail you a check. This one takes more time because the surveys are longer. There are other options to do on this website as well, but we only do the surveys. Here is the link if you are interested:

5.     Checkout 51 App – Our sister in law recommended this app to us. It has different grocery items listed each week. If you purchase that item at the store and snap a picture of your receipt, it gives you a certain amount of money for it. Once you get to $20, it will allow you to cash out. We do not use this as much due to eating Paleo. A lot of the food items listed are not Paleo foods, but you can still have success with it.   For example, if you drink regular milk, you can get 50 cents back on a gallon of milk each week. It would definitely be worth it if you buy the food items listed.

6.     Receipt Hog App – We just learned about this app recently. You can upload any receipt from a grocery or convenient store. Once you earn a certain amount of points, you can get an Amazon or Paypal gift card. This one will take time to earn money, but it is worth it to snap a picture of your grocery receipt and get money back.

7. Bing Rewards - You can earn points through searching on Bing. We use this as our main search engine. Once you accumulate enough points, you can cash them out for multiple things. This is one of the easiest ones because you just use their search engine when you search the web.

These websites definitely all take time and effort. However, they are worth it if you are willing to learn how they work. They have definitely helped us pull in extra money on the side. The positive thing about all of these is that you can do them when you have time from the comfort of your own home and laptop.

Please continue to pray for us as we try and finish our debt goal of $0.00 by December. We are so excited about our progress each day, but are also so ready to be done!

In Christ,

Bryant and Emily Adler