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Everyone says money doesn’t buy happiness but lets be completely real ALOT of problems can be solved with just a little extra money and that can lessen the load so you can deal with the issues that do not involve money . Not having enough money is a struggle a lot of people have and most of us are not being greedy – its just once the necessities are paid for there is not much left over to invest in your self or in activities outside of bills. BUT don’t fear Kenya is here to provide you with 10 ways that you can make extra money in your free time .


Disclosure: I just want to let you know that I do receive commission when you purchase products I link in this post. This is of course at no cost to you and all of my recommendations are honest personal opinions only and should be followed at your own risk 🙂


1 | Get paid to take surveys

I know this one is all over the internet but that is because it works. There are many sites that will pay you small commissions for 5-30 minutes of your time completing a survey .

It can be tedious and the returns are small per survey but if you build a consistent daily habit to do the surveys maybe do 3 or more surveys a day then you can find yourself making an additional 100$-300$ per month . May not seem like much, but to me an additional $100 is my phone bill or gas for the month and all I have to do is answer some questions ? DONE !

My all time favorite survey websites are Survey Junkie , Inbox Dollars and Fusion Cash these survey websites provide the best returns and if you use a combination of 2-5 survey sites you can bet you are going to make some money if you are consistent with completing the surveys .

2 | Mystery Shopping

This is an EASY way to make extra money and can actually provide pretty good returns . When I was unemployed and needed money this was one way I was able to make an additional $500 a month and if you are really diligent you can make even more .

I would complete like 3-5 assignments a week and make anywhere between $100-$300 PER WEEK and it only took like an hour of my time . How it works is you sign up for the shopping programs and you basically pick store that you would like to mystery shop at .

My favorite ones are the apartment mystery shops such as EPMS and BestMark because they pay 50-100$ an assignment and all you have to do is go to a apartment complex (or call) and pretend to be a future tenant and complete the assignment . Its that simple ! I was able to survive with NO JOB for 4 months by completing these Mystery shops.

3 | Babysit , Petsit or Housesit 

Ehh this one requires a little more time and effort but can be very profitable . I’ve known many friends that was either a nanny or a tutor on the side . I have even done pet sitting where a family paid me to feed and check on their dog a few times a day . That is easy money . You can use a site like care.com and try to get hired for many services such as tutoring , babysitting , transport, senior care …. You name it , it is more of like a part time job than a side hustle but still an opportunity to make additional cash .

4 | Provide Services and Monetize your Hobbies 

Can you do hair or makeup ? Are you able to create really good resumes or type essays with ease ? Well then consider selling your services and starting a side hustle . My college hair stylist dropped out of the premed program to start his own salon and made a killing just doing hair around campus before he launched a professional business .

My mother also had a resume creating business and people paid her to make their resumes stand out so they can land their dream job . The bottom line is consider your hobbies as a side hustle and find ways that you can monetize them.

5 | Get Paid to Shop

I absolutely LOVE shopping…but it costs money and that’s kind of sad haha. What if I told you that you can get paid to shop for things that you already buy on a regular basis like makeup, toilet paper , tooth paste and pet food.

My favorite paid shopping sites are Ibotta , Ebates , and Swagbucks. Ebates and Swagbucks pays you to shop online and is a great way to make some extra cash. Ibotta is also amazing because you can just scan your receipts and they will send you cash back I have made hundreds of dollars by consistently using these apps and if you sign up through my links below you will be eligible to earn your first $5.

6 | Freelance Work

Yes freelance work is a really popular way to make extra money . In fact some people are full time freelancers. Many small businesses will outsource work on freelance websites so they can save money on labor . These services can range from building websites to creating blog posts or even just editing some articles .

Also , many small companies will hire virtual assistants and other small jobs on freelance websites . These websites typically pay higher for each task . When I was editing articles for websites I was making about $20-$100 per assignment .

My favorite freelance websites are Freelancer, Freeeup and Upwork these sites basically post a bunch of odd jobs to do for small businesses and you just apply for the job , get approved and GET PAID!

7 | Get paid to test websites

Last but not least I would say getting paid for testing phone applications and websites is an easy way to make some extra cash . All you do is scroll through websites and provide a short report of them – easy enough. You can make up to $15 per assignment and they only take 10-20 minutes to complete – after a few assignments you can easily make 100$ a day(using multiple sites) which is some pretty good income for practically no effort.

My favorite sites to test websites are Usertesting , Userfeel and

With these sites to maximize your profit its best to be consistent and complete a few tasks a few times a week and at the end of the month you will notice that you actually made some money for doing practically nothing ,how can you say no to that ?

Conclusion 

Most of these methods are easy and just require internet and you can start making money .In this post I have also mentioned some ways to make money that are a little more intricate and take longer but do provide HUGE returns if you stick with them . I literally was unemployed for 4+ months and was able make $2000 a month combining the earnings from the resources I just gave you.

People who dedicate more time are even able to quit their 9-5 jobs and work from home . So check out these options and work on increasing your monthly income.

How do you make extra money every month ? Have these methods worked for you too ?

Answer in the comments below or email me with any questions you may have id love to have a conversation with you all ! 


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