Ahhhhhh the side hustle. These money making websites are great for a little extra income when you’re trying to travel or just strapped for cash!
Think of the side hustle as easy way to boost your income WITHOUT starting a full-fledged business.
It’s easy, almost anyone can start doing it, and it pays consistently.
When Lauren and I started our online business, we used side hustle techniques like these to start building income and getting momentum.
The cool thing?
We still make a $200 – $1,000 per month using just one of these strategies.
Here’s one of our Amazon Associates Statement from April of this year:
And one from last month:
Around $200-$400 per month rolls in without us having to do much of anything, and we’ve made as much as $1,000/month so far with it!
How could an extra $200-$400 a month change YOUR life?
Think about that sort of impact!
The following are some of the best side hustle businesses and techniques newbies can use to make money.
There are plenty of scams out there in the “make money online” world, but each of these businesses has a BBB rating of A+!
As you probably already know, the BBB or Better Business Bureau is where people go to formally file complaints against businesses.
Almost all business will have complaints at some point in time, so the fact that these businesses handle those complaints so well speaks volumes about what they do.
- These businesses are great ways to make side hustle money.
- And the more money you have, the more TIME you can spend to create.
- And the more time you have to create, the closer you will be to going and living life on your terms.
So while these business may not make you the next Warren Buffet, they are a fantastic place to start on your create and go journey.
If you ARE looking to make more than just a little side income, you should head on over to our post on How to Start a Profitable Blog!
It will walk you through how to select a niche, blog name, domain, hosting, and everything else in less than an hour! → Start your first blog right now! 🙂
Also please note that this post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, we may receive a commission in return. We just want to make sure that we are up front with you about everything! 🙂
7 Money Making Websites with A+ BBB Ratings
This company is quickly gaining in popularity, and they will actually pay you to scan your groceries while you shop!
All you have to do is sign up and download their smartphone app. Inside the app, you can watch videos and take surveys to qualify for special offers. When you purchase items in the store (TONS of stores are supported through this program) and take a picture of your receipt, you earn cash back!
It’s very easy:
- Sign up for an account here.
- They will then send you a link to their smartphone app.
- Scan the items you buy and give some information on the purchases. In return, you get points that can redeemed for CASH.
The great thing is that you only have to get up to $5 at a time to be able to transfer the cash directly to your Paypal account! You can also get money back by referring friends and family!
This is not a way to get rich fast, but it will provide some extra income you wouldn’t normally get!
2. Amazon Associates
Note that you will have to have a blog or website for this option, but it’s one of the best money making websites to get started with if you do have a blog!
One of the major themes of our blog is switching the mindset from being a consumer to a creator.
While most of these websites listed are good to earn a little side income, using Amazon Associates is great for those trying to become true creators.
Remember: Consumers consume paychecks to get paid. Creators create systems to get them paid on autopilot.
Here’s how to do it.
- Write a review article about product that fit your niche like this one: http://avocadu.com/5-best-detox-teas-for-weight-loss/
As you can see on this article, we talk about different detox teas and how to use them for weight loss.
- Get traffic to that article via Pinterest, SEO, or other social media platform.
- Any time someone clicks on one of the products, they are taken to that particular product on Amazon through our affiliate link. And anytime someone buys, we get paid!
The AMAZING thing about Amazon associates is that not only do you get paid when a purchase is made on the product you referred, you get paid on ANY OTHER PRODUCT they buy within 24 hours.
The 4-8% commission is low on a detox tea product.
However, if they also buy something more expensive, you get commissions on that as well!
We’ve had people buy:
- Treadmills ($300+)
- Crazy Expensive Face Cream ($200+)
- Watches ($700+)
And those products REALLY add up. We love Amazon, and it’s a great way to start.
We also have an entire article on how to make money online with the Amazon affiliate program, so check that out for more information on it.
3. Swagbucks (Prodege LLC)
We’ll go ahead and get this one out of the way… Chances are you’ve heard a few things about Swagbucks and for good reason.
Basically, they are a free website offering tons of ways to earn cash or giftcards.
- Answer Polls
- Take Surveys
- Watch Videos
- Search the Web
- Play Online Games
- Many More
All to get a little more side hustle income!
In fact, they are so good at what they do that people have made over $137,000,000 dollars using the site at the time of this writing.
Sign up today, and see if they are right for you.
4. Fusion Cash
This is another A+ BBB rated company with a variety of ways to earn a little extra income.
They also will give you the $5 just for signing up like Inbox Dollars.
The best part is that they send straight cash to your Paypal account via direct deposit once the amount reaches $25 total.
Earn money by…
- Watching Videos
- Taking Surveys
- Completing Short Tasks
- Much More
Offers can pay all the way up to $30 depending on what you’re doing.
You can sign up here to give it a try.
5. Inbox Dollars
Let’s start this list off on the right foot: Want to earn $5 right now???
Good, because Inbox Dollars will instantly give you a $5 bonus for confirming your email address and signing up.
With Inbox Dollars, you earn cash for
- Taking surveys
- Playing Online Games
- Reading Emails
- Shopping Online
- Searching the Web
Actually, one of the easiest ways to start earning money with them is by using their search engine instead of Google. It’s free money every time you search.
You can try it here.
What would this list be without the infamous Ebates!?
It’s not really a money making website as much as it is a money SAVING website. It’s one of the best money making websites out there, because you can get money back for purchases you were going to make anyway!
Here’s how it works:
- Companies pay Ebates to refer customers to them.
- Ebates then pays a chunk of cash back to you for purchasing from them (up to 25%!).
- You basically save money on items that you were going to buy anyway.
If you sign up and are planning to buy anything, just check with Ebates to see if it’s on there. If it is, it’s like getting 25% off of your items.
Cool right? You can check it out here!
Similar to Amazon, Clickbank was another example of affiliate marketing that gave us the initial push we needed to start making money online.
These two money making websites helped us realize the true potential of our blog and push us to start making REAL money. This is also another one that you will need a website or blog for.
Here’s one of our monthly earning statements…
You can see that we made $1,699.95 in the month of March using Clickbank alone!
While some of the products are on the scammy side, many of them are legit and have great products to promote. The great thing is that if you promote a product and someone buys from your link, you can get up to 75% of the total sale.
Here’s an example of a great product we like called Everyday Roots Book by Clair Goodall.
Anytime someone clicks that link and buys the product, we get a commission from the sale.
So if you decided to start your own blog, then you could promote this book on your page or write a review on it!
There are 100’s of different Clickbank products to choose from, but most of them are in the health and fitness niche.
It’s free to sign up and check them out for yourself.
Another reason to consider affiliate marketing is to test products to an audience of people.
At the time we made the $1,699, we were testing out how our audience responded to yoga products. It turns out… they LOVED it!
This is when we decided to create our own yoga product, and it’s been selling like crazy ever since. 🙂
Affiliate marketing is the perfect way to safely test products and ideas before building your own. That way you can be CERTAIN they will work.
Additional Topics and Resources:
- 5 Real Ways to Make Money Online
- How to Overcome Your Fear of Blogging
- 25 Best Tips BEFORE You Start Your Blog
- Start a Blog, Step-by-Step Beginner’s Guide
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Alex & Lauren,
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