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Earn an Extra 1000 a Month Online – 5 Ways

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The cool thing about the side hustle income is that you can do it on your own time and when you need to earn some extra cash.  You can earn an extra 1000 a month online or even more!

5 Ways to Earn an Extra 1000 a Month Online | Createandgo.coThere are no time requirements or other specifications.  It’s a little like working for yourself.

A lot of people don’t bother with them, because they think that it isn’t worth the time.  The thing is, when these items are all considered in isolated, they don’t add up to serious dollars.

When you combine multiple payouts from various sites as well as the reimbursements for items you needed to purchase anyway, you can easily make a cool $1,000-$2,000 per month on the side.

That’s a LOT of extra income!  Think about what you can do with that!

Don’t underestimate the power of the side hustle!  There is great potential here, and we have listed some of your best options and websites to look into below!

Note that 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!

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! 🙂

5 Ways to Earn an Extra 1000 a Month Online

1. Mystery Shopping

Mystery shopping is one of those things that most people don’t ever take advantage of.  I don’t know why, because it’s actually one of the BEST ways to earn an extra 1000 a month online without having to be online all the time!

I think some people think it’s a “scam,” but it’s definitely not.  I’ve been on the receiving end of a mystery shopper (worked at a restaurant in college), and they’re definitely a real thing.  We got graded and received reports back on it.

It’s great, because you can not only get free products and services such as food and oil changes, but you can also get paid an additional bonus to do them!

There are some companies that are a little shady with their practices, but the following two that we are about to describe are the top of the line.


They have all kinds of categories that you can choose from, including automotive, apartment, banking, casino, hotel, and many more.

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The best part is that not only can you get a free oil change or meal, but you can get paid $10-$25 or more for doing it as well! This really adds up over the course of the month!

You can check them out by clicking here.

A Closer Look

While this one doesn’t generally pay out cash bonuses on top of reimbursements, you can still get some pretty swanky stuff reimbursed!

a closer look mystery shopper

They reimburse for higher priced items such as hotel visits and restaurants, which is great when you are traveling or want to get a free trip out of the deal!

You can check them out by clicking here.

2. Take Surveys

American Consumer Opinion

Surveys don’t seem like much, but they are a great way to earn side income and add up faster than you think!  If you earn $2-3 for a survey that takes you 10 minutes to take, that’s $12/$18 an hour!

American Consumer Opinion is one of the highest-rated options when it comes to taking surveys.

American consumer opinion surveys

Taking surveys can be great if you have even just an extra couple of hours laying around in your day and want to pick up some extra cash.  It can add up to a few hundred extra dollars in your pocket every month!

Sign up by clicking here.

Pinecone Research

This one is the best of the best.  They pay you cash (whereas some pay you in gift cards), and their payouts are often much higher than their competitors.

Pinecone Research Surveys

Unfortunately because of these awesome factors, sometimes you have to wait for an opening.  They have openings every now and then, so make sure to check back regularly if you don’t catch them at the right time.

You can sign up by going to their website here.

3. Get Paid to Shop


This new and up-and-comer is an app that pays you to buy groceries!  We all need groceries anyway, right!?

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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!

Click here to sign up and give it a go!  You can also get paid by referring friends and family!


Ebates is another website that gives you rewards back for the things that you were going to buy anyway!

sign up for ebates to earn money online

All you have to do is search for the store or item that you were going to purchase, and make sure to purchase through Ebates.  You can get up to 25% cash back on your purchases!

Screw the lines at the mall!  You can sign up and start saving by clicking here.

4. Sell Stuff on Etsy

So you’re probably thinking “Whoaaaa! I can’t do Etsy! I’m not creative!”

Well I was in the same boat as you.  I can’t make jewelry or draw.  I’m just not that creative.  But the cool thing is, you can create all kinds of stuff, including pdf Planners!

sell stuff on etsy

Anybody can do that with Excel!  Here’s a hint: You can make a planner in Excel, print it out as a pdf, create a beautiful cover in Canva, and you’re good to go!

Then you can make a colorful pin for it and pin it on Pinterest to drive free traffic to it!

Click here to see what other people on selling on Etsy and get some ideas!

5. Start a Blog

So this one is a little more involved, but it’s SO much more rewarding!  One of the best things about owning a blog is that you can make it whatever you want it to be.

You can make an extra $500/month to supplement your income with little work involved, or you can make over $10,000/month as your full-time job.

The possibilities are endless, and it gives you the opportunity to work for yourself and create something that you love!

That’s what we’ve done, and we’ve used Pinterest to get tons of traffic to our blog for FREE!  We have a whole article on How to Start a Profitable Blog that will help you get setup in an hour or two!

How to Start a Profitable Blog

If you enjoyed this article on how to earn an extra 1000 a month online or have any questions for us, please leave us a comment below!

Alex & Lauren 
Co-Founders, C&G
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Former personal trainer and CPA, Alex and Lauren, tired of their "real world" jobs and chasing the weekends, created this website to teach others how to CREATE awesomeness and GO chase their dreams!
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