It is simple to find ways to make an extra $300 a month. Easy for me to say right? Yes, but, these are things that I have applied in my own life and try to “practice what I preach.”
Mystery Shopping is a great way to help you reach your $300 a month goal of earning extra cash. It’s convenient, quick, easy, and a legitimate way to make money. If you’re looking for some good mystery shopping companies to check out, click here for five shops that we recently highlighted.
If you were to complete just 3 mystery shopping assignments per week at an average rate of $15 per shop, you would earn an extra $45 a week, or $180 a month. But wait – you’re still missing $120 towards the $300 a month goal! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find that it is a lot easier to work “smarter, not harder” for my money. If you’re like me, on top of my mystery shopping assignments, I’m constantly thinking of ways to increase my income. Here are some of the ways I have saved a ton of money in my personal life.
Cutting the cord. Having cable television is a luxury that you can do without for a while if you’re looking to make more money. Heck, this alone is likely costing you well over $120 a month. So, if you decided to ditch your cable bill and continued to mystery shop only 3 times a week, you would be earning at least $300 extra a month right there.
Using less electricity. For two years, I stopped using my clothes dryer and began air drying my garments outside, or in the house with the use of a small fan. I also started washing my own dishes by hand, (you thought I was going to say clothes didn’t you?) Another tactic I used was keeping my thermostat at 78 degrees in the summer, and 65 degrees in the winter. In total, by cutting down on using the dryer, dishwasher, and furnace, I saved $25 to $50 dollars a month on average, depending on the time of year.
I could go on and on, but that’s not the point of this article. Mystery Shopping is a fun way to earn extra money but, there are many simple ways all of us can scale back on things that may be costing us too much. Maybe it’s an expensive car you don’t need, magazine subscriptions that never get read, or an expensive gym membership that hardly gets used. Whatever it is, you will be amazed how much money you can save by just focusing on the things that we really need.