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Making $$ While Staying Home

Being a stay at home mom is great!  I love being with my babies, and being able to take care of all of the family stuff.

I try to help make a little money any way I can to help out.  I'm pretty busy throughout the day with one thing or another, so I needed to find something that I can pick up at any time of the day to work on.  I have my crocheting business, but sometimes, when it's slower, I wanted to have something else that I could do.

I've looked online at all the work from home sites, most seeming like schemes.  There was really nothing good out there or anything that was what I was looking for.

During one of my searches, I ran across a site through Amazon, called Amazon Mechanical Turk.  At first glance, this looked like any of the other hundreds of survey sites out there.  Upon further research though, this one seamed to be better than the rest.

I have been using this site for just over 6 months now and I love it.  I have had months with a lot of free time and earned around $200 a month, and then there's months where I'm not very active and only earn $20.  It all depends on how much time you can put into it.

The best thing about this, is that you can do a lot of it while watching TV, or just during that 20 minutes that you have free.

It is more than just surveys.  Some times they ask you to complete small tasks, or to play different puzzle games.  It's mostly surveys, and tasks, that colleges put out, trying to research different topics. USA, LLC

You can search for certain minimum amounts that you are willing to do.  Meaning, if I wanted to do a survey that was at least $0.20, then you can put that up in the search bar.  That is the amount that I usually do.  Anything below that is usually extracting information from receipts, where you are only getting pennies.

I started only doing surveys that paid at least $1.00, or at least $0.50.  Sometimes these surveys can take a lot of time though, 30 minutes to an hour.  I've found that you can do some of the $0.20 surveys and they are usually only 5-10 minutes.  Those will start to add up quicker than the surveys that pay more.

Basically, I've learned to look at the time it takes, as opposed to how much they pay out.

Play around with the site, and find your own strategy.  Like I said in the beginning though, depending on how much time you put into it, you could get a couple hundred a month, just for being on the computer while watching TV!  If anything, it will cover a weeks worth of groceries, and in my mind, that's a big help!