You may recall that my wife became a stay-at-home for our son in 2016. We were both on board with the idea, but it meant going down to one income. She was a top real estate agent in our area at the time, so it was real shock to the budget. It was one of the reasons we decided to ditch the expensive home in the expensive area.
While we could afford everything on my salary, we still wanted to have a little extra in the event of emergencies and to pad our savings. To do this, we decided to start answering online surveys. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Dave, come on, those things are not legitimate. And you would have a point. Some online survey companies are not legitimate. Don’t go paying somebody to take their surveys or expect to earn a full-time income filling out a couple surveys a week over your morning coffee.
No, this isn’t get rich quick. But, it is a way for a stay-at-home mother or father looking to supplement the family’s income with a little extra income for a time. It’s a go-to option when you’re in need of some money in a pinch.
Let’s be honest, though. Couldn’t we all use an extra $100 or $200 a month? Just an extra $100 that can be used for gifts for loved ones, a visit to the veterinarian, paying off debt, or padding the savings. Well, that’s what you get with doing some surveys. Extra money without a ton of effort that can help with life’s surprises and incidentals. Hey, at least it offsets some costs!