Start a Passive Income Stream

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We’re at no loss for smart ways to earn extra money without doing extra work, but here’s one you can actually start right now.

Sign up for the websites below on your smartphone, and earn start earning extra money every month — up to $600 per year!

  • MyPoints: MyPoints is more than a cash-back shopping portal. It’ll also pay you to take surveys. Once you sign up and tell the site a little bit about yourself, it will find you surveys for you. Each is worth points you can cash out for gift cards to popular shopping sites — like Amazon.
  • InboxDollars: Yes, you can actually get paid to watch TV online. The site hosts a ton of stuff to watch, including cooking, entertainment, news and health shows. The shows are sponsored by brands that need to get them in front of as many eyeballs as possible. Every time you watch one of the shows, InboxDollars will credit your account with a little bit of cash.
  • Paribus: It turns out that deleting your emails could be costing you serious money. Intrigued? An app called Paribus helps gets you money back for your online purchases at stores like Target, Walmart, Old Navy and more — but you have to keep your email receipts. Just connect your bank account and if Paribus detects a price drop on something you’ve bought at over 20 major retailers, it will negotiate with the store and pay you the difference. It also checks the tracking info for your online orders. If something shows up late, Paribus will help you get money back for what you paid for shipping — up to a full shipping refund.
  • Drop: This company wants to drop some cash in your wallet. After you link your credit and debit cards, they’ll give you points whenever you make a Drop-qualified purchase. This can happen when you’re grocery shopping, hailing an Uber or even ordering a pizza! The points will add up, and you can then exchange them for gift cards to popular retailers like Amazon and Starbucks.

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