Make Money

Here are some of the ways I make a little extra money to buy things like kitchen gadgets! For example, I used gift cards that I earned through Swagbucks and Communispace surveys (through SurveySavvy) to buy an Excalibur Nine Tray Dehydrator.

General Sites

You can earn Swagbucks just by searching on the Internet. I installed the Swagbucks toolbar to make it easier to search and to get extra Swagbucks when they are posted in the toolbar. In the past year and a half, I have earned enough Swagbucks to get $155+ in gift cards. Some people earn a lot more, many people will earn less. But I love earning Swagbucks for doing something I do regularly already…. searching the Internet!


There are many online survey companies, but these are my favorites:

American Consumer Opinion Panel


Global Test Market

Pinecone Research
(must look for banner ads or announcements when they are accepting new panel members)



Synovate Global Opinion Panels

In-Person Focus Groups

Here are some of my favorite in-person focus groups. They pay much more than the online ones and can be very interesting!

P&K Research – testing is available in Plano, TX, Chicago, IL, White Plains, NY and Santa Ana, CA only

Savitz Field and Focus – testing is available in 25+ locations across the United States.

Schlesinger Associates

Cash Back Shopping

Not really a way to make money, but a way to save money when you shop online. Most of them have a sign-up bonus to get you started.


Mr Rebates