Extra Cash – Money Savvy Me

How to Earn Extra Cash in Canada

While there are many sites and programs that claim you can get rich quick by signing up, I have yet to find one that has made me rich.

That being said, there are ways to make some extra cash to help fluff up the bank account and help cover grocery expenses!

Paid for Actions

CashCrate – Perform tasks, surveys and offers to earn cash.

Swagbucks – Earn points for searching, playing games, watching videos, taking surveys. You redeem points for gift cards and products. I use them for the $5 amazon gift cards.

Unique Rewards – earn money by completing free offers and surveys, reading email messages, shopping online and more – plus get $5 just for signing up here!

ClixSense – earn money by clicking ads, completing offers, surveys and playing games!  Sign up here!

Affiliate Programs

With these types of programs, you are looking to get people to sign up under you and/or make purchases via your referral.

SFI – An established company that allows you to earn points for performing daily activities, and referring people.  You also earn money for making purchases or when your referrals do.

Direct sales companies piggy back off affiliate programs, so not only do you make money by recruiting people and earning a percentage of their sales, but also by actually selling product yourself. 

Avon – An oldie, but clearly a goodie!  This company has proven the test of time and continues to strive.  With a great selection of products and a solid name backing it, the products almost sell themselves!

Thirty-One Gifts – I am so obsessed with Thirty-One!  Not only do they have amazing, high quality products, but you can personalize most of those items!  They are always on trend with their designs and patterns and their customer service and community is absolutely stellar!  This is a great company to represent with outstanding products that everyone will love!

Norwex – Want to save money on cleaning products and help make the world a greener place?  Then check out the environmentally friendly products at Norwex.  As a consultant, not only are you earning money, but you’re doing it by selling amazing cleaning products that work.  Seriously.  The products are so much more effective than the chemical ridden stuff you buy in stores, and keep your home clean from dirt and extra chemicals.

Sell Your Own Stuff

Everyone has extra stuff laying around that they don’t need anymore, why not turn your trash into another person’s treasure?  Use these sites to help you get started!

Triple Clicks – is a neat site, much like a virtual garage sale, where you can sell your stuff as an independent person, or as a store.  They also have lots of fun games and penny auctions.  Email me at moneysavvyme@gmail.com if you would like a gift card that will give you free tokens for the penny auctions.

Kijiji – An all time reliable and easy to use forum where you can buy and sell things at much lower than retail prices!  You can filter by city or province to maximize your audience!  Best part, it’s free!

Ebay – Another auction site where you can list items/services and have people bid on your unneeded items.  They do take a fee for posting though.

Complete Surveys

There are some great survey sites out there and while you certainly won’t get rich from doing them, they are a handy way to add a few bucks into your pockets!  There are plenty of free sites, so be wary of any that ask you to pay to sign up.

Ipsos i-Say Panel 
is a great survey site that actually pays!   I usually make $10-$15 a month with this one.
Angus Reid Forum – Another site that actually pays.  I usually make $20 every few months.Legerweb is another great FREE survey site that I personally use and love, for earning some extra cash!  You can choose to receive cash or airmiles for each survey completed.

I kid you not!  You can actually make money from shopping – or at least get some money back!

Swagbucks – Along with completing various offers, you can earn Swagbucks to redeem for gift cards by shopping!  The return is often higher than other sites.

Ebates – Many major (and minor) retailers are a part of this awesome program that gives you a percentage of the amount you spent back – for free!

Great Canadian Rebates – Similar to ebates, you get cashback when making purchases, but greatcanadianrebates.ca also offers many other services!

Checkout 51 – Available for Android, Apple and computers, Checkout 51 lets you upload your receipt and redeem for various offers (updates every Thursday)

Caddle – A Canadian app available for Android, Apple and computers, Caddle has many different offers including uploading receipts for cash back, earning cashback through their links, earning money for surveys and watching ads (updates every Thursday)

A Few More Ideas:

– Be a Reality Show contestant/star
Deliver Newspapers/Flyers
– Make a youtube video and go viral
– Develop and sell an app
Use Money Making apps
– Make a free app and sell advertising space
– Babysit
– Blog
– Dogwalk/sit
– House sit
– Rent out a room in your home as a vacation spot or to a tenant
– Take tourists on excursions around your town
– Sell stock photos
– Be a surrogate (females only)
– Teach a class on Udemy
– Sell coupons on ebay
– Tutor
Switch banks
– Write and sell an ebook – great places to do this include amazon and tripleclicks