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Looking for Ways To Earn Extra Money? You’re in luck…I got ’em :)

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I’ll bet you are looking for Ways To Earn Extra Money.

Me too. And you’re in luck…I got ’em 🙂

I like money. I like income. And I am pretty sure I am not alone.

As a WAHM and blogger, I feel like it’s my duty to explore, test, and recommend anything that can generate extra jing for the family budget. The below businesses, companies, programs, and options are all items I personally have tried. Some of these links are affiliates (meaning I get a tiny bit of kick-back if you sign up..which in itself is an extra stream of income) but all are things I think are worth trying. Good luck!

PSSTTTT..before you get rollin’ check out this great blog post series I did on

How to Make a STEADY Income as a WAHM (Part One and Part Two).

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Ways To Earn Extra Money |SHOP IT!

Bestmark Mystery Shoppers: Yes Mystery Shoppers do exist and it can be quite fun. You will not get rich by any means off these shops, but many times you will get a free lunch and a bit of spending money. PLUS Bestmark is a Minnesota based company AND is a woman owned company. What’s not to love? Go HERE to sign up and I would appreciate you using my referral number of MN13251. Share the love, peeps.

GigWalkGigwalk is a mobile app for Android and iOS that allows you to find quick jobs (Gigs) in your area. Each individual Gig is represented by a pin on the map in our mobile application. These Gigs can take anywhere from 5 minutes to a few hours to complete and pay anywhere from $3 to $100.  You won’t get rich with Gigwalk, but it is a simple way to earn a few bucks doing simple tasks.

Ibotta: Is an app and a awesome way to earn cash on everyday purchases. Join HERE to claim your $10 welcome gift $10

Ways To Earn Extra Money |USE YOUR SKILLZ!:

Whatever skills and knowledge you have in your brain, someone somewhere is willing to PAY for that knowledge. The vocation of virtual assistance is growing by leaps and bounds, and for good reason. Despite all the companies, brands and industries downsizing and eliminating staff the work still needs to get done. That’s where independent contractors like Virtual Assistants come in handy.
Fiverr: Fiverr is an online marketplace where people buy and sell products and services for $5. It’s a popular freelancing site and if used wisely can be turned into a great source of income online. Once you are able to establish yourself as a seller on Fiverr it has great potential to help you earn a regular income.

When I first heard of Fiverr, I admit I rolled my eyes and poo-poo’d it as a waste of time. Who can live on $5 gigs for Pete’s sake! The more I read about it, the more I liked it and eventually set up an account “just for fun” to see what would happen. I created a couple of “gigs” (the tasks you are willing to provide your potential client for $5) and sat back and waited. It wasn’t long before I started getting bites, and that was without any sort of promotion on my part.


On the flipside women all over the globe are realizing it is possible to make a living beyond the cubicle by working from home doing legit tasks for business or individuals. If this is something you want to know about, scoot over to my Franticmommy blog and check out my What it Takes to be a VA series of free info including How a VA Differs from a Regular Employee. There’s even a FREE VA Starter Kit you can download {Main page sidebar}.
I would also highly recommend my fellow Minnesotan, Gina Horkey. Gina has built a huge band and business helping others take the first step in earning a living as a Virtual Assistant. Love.Her.
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Work-At-Home Success

Leslie Truex is someone who is a business mastermind group with me and I 100% trust her, her recommendations and her site. Check out her site Work At Home Success for tips on working from home, finding jobs and how to spot scams.

Ways To Earn Extra Money | BLOG IT!:

Sites like Sverve, PostJoint, Business2Blogger and LinkVehicle are a great places to make extra bucks from your blog by posting information on behalf of clients, businesses or brands.

Business2Blogger: Got a blog? Like reviewing products? Business2Blogger is a way to use your blog to apply for paying writing/review gigs.


Want to get HardCore about your blogging efforts? Check out Ruth Soukup’s Elite Blogging Academy course. Super good and packed with everything you need to monetize your blog. Want the scoop from someone who’s taken Ruth’s course? Visit my bestie Laura Radniecki. She’s taken Ruth’s course several times and honestly, it shows! #powerblogger.

Ways To Earn Extra Money | SELL IT!

Online sites:

There are a TON of online Facebook Garage Sale groups that are an awesome way to sell things with minimal hassle. I highly recommend that you read the group guidelines and follow them to the letter. Offer great descriptions, reasonable prices and awesome photos and you will be surprised how well these groups work. Here are two of my favs:

Drama Free Garage Sale Group

Brainerd Area Babies, Kids and MOMS

Have a Garage sale! Take note of the things you should NOT sell at a garage sale, but there are tons of stuff that you can sell for some extra $$. Here’s a free guide on orchestrating and having the ultimate G-Sale for your family.

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20 pages of easy-to-understand topics what what you need to know to pull off a lucrative garage sale. Secrets and guidelines on topics like:

  • The Basics:What you Need to Get Started
  • Pricing Your Items to Sell
  • Good Garage Sale Etiquette
  • Helpful Hints
  • Resources
  • and MORE!

Go here and instantly get the info you need for a Wildly Successful Garage Sale!

**some of these links are affiliate links which means, if you click on the image or link of a book, and make a purchase, I will get a small commission at no extra cost to you.

About Becky Flansburg

Becky Flansburg is freelance writer, blogger and virtual assistant living in Northern Minnesota. A dedicated mom to two beautiful kids, her veteran blog is filled with laughter and love about the joys parenthood. Becky is also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoy life beyond the cubicle and find clarity in the work/life/family balance. Connect with Becky via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest