Having a side hustle is a great way to make money for the holidays. The holidays can be expensive! It's always nice to have extra cash to help you get through the holiday season. If you want to make extra money, you can start a side hustle (or two!) at anytime to save money. Of course, the earlier you start to side hustle, the more money you will have.

 

One great way to side hustle is to take surveys and earn money. I love to side hustle because it's a flexible way of earning income without having a part time job. Plus you can side hustle from home! 

Side hustle and make money for the holidaysAs many of you know, I started to side hustle years ago! I've shared countless ways to earn extra income without having a part time job. One of the very first ways I made extra income was to take surveys online.

There are a ton of survey companies out there that let you earn money this way. Remember, every company should be free to sign up with – you should never pay to sign up with any companies!

I have been with some of these survey companies for over ten years! Because I've been with certain companies for so long, I have been able to figure out which companies really help me earn the most cash back.

How to side hustle with surveys

Usually I do these surveys when I'm watching TV, because they are pretty mindless and easy to do.

These are great ways to kill time, especially is you are on your cell phone or computer. You can also take surveys on your cell phone, iPad or tablet.

All of these survey companies are legit. They aren't a scam and you can earn cash back, as well as rewards.

The surveys are very easy to do. The more surveys you participate in, the more money you will make! 

These are the best side hustle surveys

Swagbucks

Aside from being able to shop online, Swagbucks lets you watch videos that earn you points! These points can then be exchanged for gift cards and cash back. You can earn gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Starbucks, Walmart – basically places you normally already shop at. You also get a $5 bonus when you sign up here!

YouGov

This is one of my favorite survey companies. You answer really current questions related to the economy and you also get to see the results. You can cash out for a ton of different gift cards, like Visa, Walmart and more. Sign up here and receive 2,000 bonus points!

Pinecone

This is similar to other survey sites – you earn points for taking surveys and then you redeem your points for a pre-paid Visa gift card or rewards. I like Pinecone because you get to give your opinion on products (and even test them out), so your input influences whether or not products hit the shelves. You can sign up here! 

Harris Poll

I've been using Harris Poll for over 5 years! You simply take surveys and get rewarded. It's one of the very first survey companies I started working with when I started side hustling! Click here to get started with Harris Poll! 

VIP Voice

VIP Voice lets you earn rewards for completing surveys as well as writing in an online, virtual journal, which makes it different from other survey companies. Sign up here to get started with VIP  Voice.

Opinion Outpost

These surveys are on current events, products, food, medicine, etc., and you can earn cash back or gift cards, like Amazon, PayPal and more. Sign up here to get started with Opinion Outpost.

Ibotta

Ibotta is a cell phone app that lets you earn cash back rebates from  your purchases. This is by far one of my favorite ways to earn cash back. The money can quickly be transferred into your PayPal account.

I also love this app because you can use it every single time you go to the grocery store or places like Target or Walmart. You just scan your receipt, see what items you purchased have a rebate, and then redeem the rebate.

What I like best about this app is that many of the rebates aren't brand specific. This means you can typically find a rebate that is for something like “$0.50 off any brand of milk” or “$0.75 off any brand of bread”. The savings add up fast! Join Ibotta and earn a $10 cash bonus! 

Ebates

You can make mad cash back every time you shop online with Ebates. They even give you a $10 cash bonus when you sign up. I've earned hundreds of dollars back since I signed up with them a few years ago. The cash back adds up really fast. Join Ebates here!

More Side Hustle Tips

Want more side hustle tips? I've made anywhere from $4,500 to $6,000 per year from Make money | Extra Cash | Side Hustle | Christmas and Holidaysvarious side hustles. The harder you side hustle, the more money you can make! 
Here are some of my favorite side hustle posts:

How to side hustle with mystery shopping

One of my favorite ways to side hustle is to mystery shop. Aside from making money, most mystery shops will reimburse you for your purchases from dining out and shopping.
 Many people believe the myth that mystery shopping is a scam, but this is far from the truth! I have made great income from mystery shopping. I have been able to shop at popular retail stores and buy presents for friends and family at no charge, thanks to mystery shopping. Usually I am able to purchase something that will be reimbursed, as well as receive a cash bonus for completing the shop!

Start a blog

I went from making $40/month to over $4,000/month in the span of six months. That’s crazy! Here is a tutorial that walks you through how to start a blog.

Blogging has totally changed my life. I even share my online income reports so other people can see how I got started and how I am growing.

Become an Uber or Lyft driver

Work your own schedule and make mad cash! I know plenty of drivers that work all kinds of different time shifts, whether it's working during rush hour, happy hour or in the evenings. Uber even offers bonuses and extra incentives all the time.

To learn how to become a driver, click here.

Start saving, even if it’s only a few dollars a week

Whether you want to start an emergency fund or a vacation fund, you have to start setting some money aside. If you’re like most people and struggle with saving, you should consider using Digit. 

I’ve just started using this free program and love it. Digit lets you save money each week from your checking account. What I really like about Digit is that it analyzes my bank account and determines how much I can really save per week. Some weeks it might be $5 and other times it might be $20. You don’t have to worry about overdraft and can contribute less or more if you need to.

What is your favorite way to side hustle?

Kristin, is the creator behind Believe In A Budget. She teaches others how to start a blog and how to side hustle. Her course, Pinterest Presence, helps bloggers + businesses drive traffic to increase their website's profitability.

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