Is it truly possible to make money shopping online, or are these big companies providing scams to make people THINK they are actually getting a great deal?
I’m going to be doing a whole bunch of research on specific methods and writing down everything that I find in this article.
While I don’t involve myself in any of these so-called “reward” systems, a lot of my friends are. Hence the entire reason why I wanted to see if it is really possible or if they are just living in a fantasy world 😛
Get to know the truth about these systems by reading this article.
Is It Really Possible to Make Money Shopping Online?
Well it turns out that it is actually possible, but by no means a way to make a full time income from doing so.
However, it is a good idea if you are an avid shopper and want to be rewarded in the process.
These websites are only worth your time and effort if you shop all the time though, otherwise it will just take way too long to receive your reward.
Anyway, I have put together a list of WORKING methods that have found to work for thousands of people around the world and I’m sure it would do the same for you.
Don’t Use Just Any Website/App
Although the ones that I have mentioned below have found to work as promised, you have to remember that there are so many scams out on the internet these days, you should really do some research on any and all that you want to try otherwise you’ll be wasting your money AND time.
Cash Back Sites
Cash back sites mean you have to purchase an item from selected stores, and when the order has been confirmed and you achieve enough points, you can redeem them for rewards.
Below are some legit sites that actually work.
No doubt you’ve heard of this company before. Swagbucks allows you to earn money simply by surfing the web, shopping online, watch “entertaining” videos, completing surveys, and so much more.
They reward their members with free gift cards, and often cash for their efforts as well.
Nothing to make you say wow, but it’s something.
How it works: You accumulate points, and when you have enough points (by doing the activities mentioned above), you can redeem them for rewards, such as gift cards. The cash back % amount will be in the range of 1-30.
BeFrugal is another opportunity that allows you to shop online and get rewards when you have accumulated enough points.
BeFrugal is a lot different than Swagbucks though. With BeFrugal, you can only earn rewards at the SELECTED merchants, the ones that offer cash back on purchases.
How it works: When you purchase something from selected stores, you will have to wait for your earnings to be verified from that merchant. This can take anywhere from 24 hours to 7 days. Earn up to 30% cash back from BeFrugal.
You can receive cash back rewards when you shop from selected stores with Coupon Cactus as well. However, you have to make the order through their website or you won’t be rewarded.
Again, you have to wait a small amount of time before your purchase has been confirmed. When this happens, you will see your points in your Coupon Cactus account.
How it works: Buy an item through their website, then wait a couple of days until your purchase has been confirmed, watch your points go up in your account. Your earnings can be anywhere from 1-30%
With the world changing at a fast pace, it becomes more and more weird with a lot more wacky gadgets for us to use.
My favorite being the apps!
We can cash in on this by using money-making apps, while not all of them are legit, there are still many that we can use and benefit from.
How they work: Basically, they pay you when you scan grocery receipts.
There must be a catch though, and there is.
All of them have their own pros and cons, so it is best to see what one you like before using it first.
Ibotta is a good example for a money-making app. Before you go shopping, complete the tasks and surveys that is required. This will HAVE to be done, otherwise you will not get rewarded.
When you have completed this step, it’s just a matter of going shopping and receiving your receipt. Snap a photo of the receipt and scan all the barcodes of the products that you purchased.
When this has been verified your account will be credited.
This one is a lot easier than Ibotta. All you need to do is take a picture of the receipt, and that is it. You earn virtual coins that get accumulated the more you go shopping.
When you have made enough points you cash them in for gift cards, such as Amazon and PayPal.
The maximum receipts that you can get credit for is 20 per week. Furthermore, you can still earn from Receipt Hog by completing surveys and referring people into the system.
This is probably my favorite one actually. And that’s simply because it is incredibly fun.
The currency that is used are called Kicks and all you need to do is open up the app before you go into the store.
And of course, it has to be a selected store (the ones that they have chosen).
When you are in the store, it’s just a matter of scanning barcodes and receiving more “Kicks”. When you have accumulated enough Kicks, which is really easy to get, you can receive gift cards as your reward.
What makes this one different from the rest?
They are actually well-known and have been mentioned on many news websites due to the high amount of great feedback that it has been given.
What Do I Recommend?
Of course these methods are great and all, and a good way to make your shopping even more fun.
However, they are only good for making pocket change and getting items from your favorite retail store, and that is ONLY after you have finally gotten enough points.
If you aren’t interested in making a full time income, then by all means go ahead and try out the cash back websites and money-making apps.
But if you are one of the many who are actually looking for a way to make a living through the internet, that’s correct, you be your own boss and you work your own hours, then you might want to keep reading.
I use a system called Wealthy Affiliate, where you are rewarded for your efforts and not pennies doing little tasks either.
If you are willing to start an online business that you can make money off of for years to come, then I highly suggest you check it out.
Note: Don’t confuse this system with hype and shiny objects, because there is a lot of work that’s required if you wish to work from home. But that’s with anything you want in life anyway!
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