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Crazy Couponing Money Challenge — Day 10

Crazy Couponing Money Challenge — Day 10 Theme: Odd Jobs.

When you are low on cash, odd jobs are a great way to pad your wallet until the next payday. There are lots of jobs you can do that will get a few extra dollars.

Babysitting is a great way to earn extra money! Find out what the going rate is for babysitters per hour in your neighborhood, and then offer your services. If you are a stay at home mom, reach out to the other parents in your child’s class. Give them your phone number and say you can babysit in case of emergencies. Offer to do pickups or be available on sick days/holidays.

Pet care is another way to earn a few dollars. Walking dogs, cat sitting, feeding pets, etc. can be very lucrative business. Don’t take on jobs if you’re allergic though!

If you have extra time, offer concierge services. Sometimes, those with full time jobs don’t have the time to go to the post office, return library books, grocery shop, etc. This can be an amazing way to make some cash! Charge per task and do a good job! Be trustworthy, honest and helpful, and people will want to hire you.

Mowing lawns and shoveling snow are great ways to help neighbors and make money!

If you’re a great cook or baker, consider doing a little catering! If not, offer your services for setting up and breaking down parties or events!

Cleaning services are also a great way to make cash. Bring your own cleaning supplies (Green/organic cleaning products are especially great if you are cleaning a house that has children.)

How have you been doing with the Crazy Couponing Money Challenge? Is there anything you want to know more about? Leave a comment below!

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Crazy Couponing Money Challenge — Day 9

Crazy Couponing Money Challenge — Day 9 Theme: Focus Groups!

So, we’re on Day 9 of the Money Challenge. Have you made any money so far?

One of my favorite ways to make money is focus groups. Major corporations pay BIG BUCKS to get feedback from REAL consumers like us. They want to know what we like, what we hate, what is important to us, and what we will really buy.

There are many legitimate companies that conduct focus groups. When you sign up, you will fill out a form telling the company more about yourself, like your age, you ethnicity, your marital status, etc. This information will help them find out if you are what the company is looking for. Companies usually want to get the opinions of certain demographics.

I have done focus groups and have been able to give my opinions on things like dolls, chocolate, baking mixes, etc. They pay really well. I received a free vacuum and $30 for giving my opinion on the vacuum in one focus group. In another, I received a free Costco membership and $100. My daughter has done focus groups for Nickelodeon and gotten paid to test apps and games! I’ve received anywhere from $30 to $200 from participating in various focus groups.

I am a stay at home mom, so it can be difficult to get to focus groups in the city. That’s why I love ONLINE focus groups. They can be webcam interviews, focus groups boards, one day questionnaires, etc. They are a great way to make money in your pajamas!

Below is a list of legitimate focus group companies.

Focus Forward
FindFocusGroups
AlphaBuzz Research
PanelPolls
20/20 Research 
Focus Pointe Global 

Also, follow Facebook fan pages so you can get the latest focus group info!

How have you been doing with the Crazy Couponing Money Challenge? Is there anything you want to know more about? Leave a comment below!

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