6 Legitimate Ways to Make Money at Home

We all know that there are lots of fake “get rich quick” schemes out there, so we’ve decided to research hundreds of different “make money from home” opportunities and bring you only the  best, LEGITIMATE ones.

All these companies have been tested by our trusted money savings experts so we can confirm they are legitimate and that you will get paid!  Let’s get started...


1. Ibotta - Cash Back Rebate App + $10 Sign Up Bonus

Most of you probably have this one installed, but Ibotta is our favorite rebate app.  You scan barcodes then submit a photo of your receipt for cash - you can also link up your store loyalty card, EASY!  

Ibotta also works with restaurants including Chili’s, Ruby Tuesday, Buffalo Wild Wings and a few more. It’s free and fun way to earn cash back for buying your favorite brands at your favorite stores and restaurants.  

HOT TIP: All new users will get $10 when they sign up and redeem their first offer, and another $2 if they redeem a total of 5 offers in the first 30 days! Also, Most rebates are for everyday grocery items but they add new offers every Wednesday.

Some other good apps are GoPiggy, SavingStar and Checkout51. If you download all of these you can maximize saving on the same items.


Taking surveys for cash back or points/rewards is another easy way to save! Swagbucks and Opinion Outpost are some of our favorite/easiest survey sites. Our users report earning the most from these companies.

You must meet certain criterias to qualify so don’t get frustrated if you don’t qualify right away. Be patient and they will email you in a few days as more positions become available.

2. Swagbucks + Swagbucks Video = Pure Awesomeness (MYS Rating A+)

MySavings.com loves Swagbucks and so should you!  By shopping online, watching entertaining videos of their TV channels, searching the web (powered by Yahoo search), answering fun surveys and finding great deals you will earn “SB” points to redeem for prizes, PLUS they give you a free $5 card just for signing up!
With Swagbucks Video you could earn $100+ per month just watching cooking shows, DIY tutorials, travel shows and more in your spare time, pretty cool.

Hot Tip: 100 SB’s = about $1 on a gift card of your choice and you can cash out whenever you want.

3. Opinion Outpost + Cash Giveaway (MYS Rating A+)

Opinion Outpost is a VERY popular, it rewards its members with Amazon gift cards, iTunes gift cards, sweepstakes entries, charitable donations, or Paypal cash for their opinions on well-known brands.  The surveys take around 15 minutes to complete and once you reach $10.00 you can cash out.

We’ve heard it's possible to earn $200 per month!


4. Do You Craft?  If yes, then sell your crafts on Etsy

Etsy has changed the way crafters sell their products. Gone are the days where you had to fight for preimum table placement at the craft fairs and farmer’s markets - and that’s a good thing! 

Etsy is an online forum that allows amateur crafters to sell their goods and some are making over $10,000 per month!

Hot Tip: Once you get your store live, be sure to analyze which items are receiving the most views by using the “Shop Stats” tool.  Be creative with marketing your products to get them in front of the right buyers using social media.  Check out these social media tips from Etsy expert David Morgan.

Also, Tradesy is great for selling clothing, bags, accessories and more.


5. Sell Your Skills For $5+ On Fiverr

Fiverr.com is a very popular online distanation where users sell their products and services for $5 or more each. You can do anything ranging from data entry to researching tasks to the truly bizarre marketing tactics.

Earning $5+ a pop for quality work doesn’t sound like much, but that can add up to thousands of dollars or more a year!  

Hot Tip: Fiverr keeps 20% of whatever you sell.


6. Sell Your Smartphone Photos: Cool Photos = Cash

Turn your smartphone photos into cash with Foap.  Just download their free app, sign up for an account and start taking a quality photos to upload to Foap’s marketplace. If someone buys the license to your photo for $10, you make $5. 

If you sell 10 photo’s you put $50 in your pocket, plus it’s a nice creative outlet - win win! 

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- Content Team