I’m the type to get really excited about freebies, extra side money, and interesting ways to save.
If you are too then we’ve got some tips for you. Who can say no to extra money, right?
There’s no need to sell locks of your hair, babysitting screaming children, or selling plasma. (Although, you could if you want.)
But if you need more ideas, we rounded up 13 quirky, but definitely legit ways, to make some extra money for women.
Give these a try the next time you’re in need of some extra money!
1. Get Cash Back On Your Late Night Cravings (& Everytime You Shop)
Every month, I get very specific cravings that can make being a female more bearable: Arctic Zero Mint Chip Ice Cream and Nutella on everything.
I don’t feel too guilty though because my cravings and basically everything I buy normally, give me a chance of getting cash back.
It’s simple. All you have to do is take a picture of your grocery receipt and Ibotta will pay you cash.
Here’s how it works:
Before you go to the store, search for your shopping list items in the Ibotta app. After your store visit, take a photo of your receipt to get cash back.
Ibotta is free to download and you’ll also get up to a $20 sign up bonus!
Some offers we found:
- 25 cents back on any item
- $3 – $5 back on various wine
- 50 cents to $1 back on various cereal
- 25 cents – $4 back on ice cream
- $1 back on pasta sauce
Popular stores are Walmart and Target, but Ibotta also works at restaurants, online shopping sites, and at the bar!
2. Drop Your Toxic Bank Relationship for No Hidden Fees Banks
This year I’m dropping all toxic relationships. You know the type.
The kind of relationship that just takes and takes.
My bank included.
Skip that toxic relationship by using Empower a mobile banking app with no hidden fees whatsoever.
No monthly fees, no minimum balance requirement, no overdraft fees, and no foreign transaction fees. It’s also FDIC-insured up to $250,000.
It’s banking like it should be. So take a few minutes to get set up with Empower and say goodbye to annoying fees, and hello to a better bank!
3. Most People Forget They Have a Recurring Subscription. Are You Losing Money Too?
hey say that 84% of people forget they have a recurring subscription still charging them. In this case, auto-pay isn’t so great.When you download ASKTRIM, the money management app will display all your current subscriptions (in 2 minutes or less) so you can see it all in one place. Then you can decide which to cancel, and the app will do it for you! Even
that pesky gym membership that’s typically so hard to get out of.
With the app, I realized I still had a very niche streaming service that I haven’t touched in about 7 months. (Thanks, free trial subscription…) I immediately canceled it through Truebill and saved $70 from that sub.
Other things that ASKTRIM can help out on? Their team of experts can help lower your monthly bills
by negotiating down rates and even getting you back credit on internet or cable outages.
4. You Can Do It – Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt Without Thinking About It
Still wrestling with some credit card debt? Knock it out and win that fight for the upcoming new year.
“Sure, but I need money for that.” – your brain might be saying.
And you will! Seriously.
The secret is to trick your brain that you’re not saving. I’ll explain.
When you’re actively trying to save, your brain goes into full defense mode and makes all sorts of excuses not to. Also, it’s painful to see large chunks of money leave your checking account.
So don’t think about saving, but let Digit do the actual work for you in the background.
When you simply connect your bank account, Digit does the rest in analyzing every day what you can afford to save based off your income, spending, and bills.
It’ll save small amounts for you that adds up in your credit card pay off goal. Then, once a month,
Digit will automatically make an extra payment to your credit card company with what’s been saved in your goal so you don’t have to worry about it!
Go ahead and continue on with life while Digit helps you take care of the debt.
Is there a catch? Digit is free for the first 100 days (plenty of time for you to try it out) and
if you dig it, it’s only $2.99 a month after.
Bonus: You’ll get a 1% savings bonus every 3 months you’re successfully saving.
5. Binge on Food, Entertainment, Health & Tech News TV for Money
I can barely cook but I love watching food videos in my spare time. The new season of Chef’s Table? I’m there.
If you become a video junkie to relax in your downtime, become an Inbox Dollars member
where you can watch their TV and Videos section that ranges from Trending News, Entertainment, Food, Health, Tech, and even the latest World News to earn some cash. You’ll also get $5 as a sign-up bonus too!
They set it up in playlists though and they’ll tell you how long it takes as it can range from a few minutes to half an hour. Tip: You can set it to Play, open up another browser tab and let the videos run while you continue doing something else if you’re multi-tasking!
Playlists and earning potential can change, but it’s possible to earn up to $200 a month, watching videos!
6. Get Paid To Share Your Opinion Anytime
Your opinion is valuable. So valuable you deserve to earn extra cash for sharing it.
You can do it with Survey Junkie. They pay cash to members who participate in surveys about their shopping habits, cell phone usage, and more. Basic stuff.
Completing a survey earns you 20 to 100 points. Each point is worth one cent, and when you hit 1,000 points (or $10) you can cash out.
- Online gift cards
- Paypal cash
- Bank transfer
Signing up for Survey Junkie only takes a few minutes and you’ll earn your first 100 ($1 value!) points just by creating an account, filling out an intro questionnaire, and verifying your email address. Easy.
After that, you’re free to dive into surveys. They have surveys with various durations (5 to 20 minutes) to complete and new ones pop up constantly so you’ll never be bored! Fill one out when you’re waiting for someone or have time to kill.
Survey Junkie won’t get you rich quick (no survey sites ever do), but it’s an easy way to make some extra cash by doing nothing other than giving your opinions.
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