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As a working mom who is trying to make sure that both ends meet at the end of every month, not only do I try to avoid making financial blunders, I also have side-hustles like using money making apps to earn extra cash. I know, I know I am a hardcore member of #MomsWhoHustle. We do what we gotta do! Even the kids are fully on-board with us when it comes to making and saving money!
Talking about making money, here are 3 legitimate apps that I am currently using to earn extra cash. These apps I think are really great for moms since we are usually the decision makers when it comes to household purchases.
Money Making Apps for Moms
1. SnapCart – This is an app that let’s you earn cash-backs from personal purchases by snapping a photo of the receipt and uploading it on the app. I saw a few mommy bloggers in my group talking about SnapSart early last year but I only downloaded the app around December of last year. I totally regret not using the app right away because it is such an easy way to earn cash-backs from your grocery and drugstore purchases.
Cash-back amount depends on how much you spent and your SnapCart level. Here’s screenshot of cashback values at a bronze level.
And here’s how much I was able to save by snapping photos of receipts for 2 months. I know it’s not a lot but hey, it’s not bad for a simple task like taking photos of receipts!
You can see list of SnapCart FAQs here and get the app via the AppStore or Google Play.
2. YouGov – is an online market research company that can help you earn extra money by responding to their surveys. Each survey has corresponding points awarded to you upon successfully completing them.
Most surveys are about household products, brands and general opinion about current events. I receive about 3-5 surveys in a month so it’s not spammy at all.
Once you have accumulated enough points, you can then convert your points to cash via PayPal. There’s also the option for your to convert it to airline miles or Unicef donation.
The YouGov App will notify you as soon as a survey becomes available and once you click to start the survey, it will direct you to your mobile browser. You have to respond to the survey as soon as you can because it can close as soon as they have gathered enough responses.
Here’s my last cash-out from YouGov. Their disclaimer says that cash-out takes about a month but I got this in 3 weeks.
3. Shopstyle Collective – this one is perfect for momfluencers or those who are very active on social media. All you need to do is to share product links on social media and drive traffic to specific retailers.
They follow a pay-per-click scheme so you will be compensated for web every visitor you send their way. The pay for every click is low but what I like about SSC is that even if the visitor does not end up buying the product, you still get paid. Unlike with other affiliate programs where no matter how much traffic you can drive, if the visitor ends up not buying anything, you get zero compensation.
How to use the ShopStyle Collective App? I just go through the app to search for products that I m currently using (and loving!) or products that I would love to buy in the future, then I share the links to either IG, Pinterest, Twitter and even here on my blog. You can take a look at how I’m implementing it on my blog here.
Every click equals compensation so you just need to be consistent in sharing.
Just make sure that you follow FTC’s guidelines when sharing these kinds of links by properly branding them as paid links.
You can read more about how to make money with Shopstyle Collective here.
How about you? What side-hustles keep you busy? Share them with me in the comments!
A family lifestyle blogger who left her corporate job in Cebu for a slower life in Iligan City, Philippines. Healthline – Best Mom Blogs 2017, ESCooped – Cebu’s Top Family Blogger 2016, Top 10 Blogs Voice Boks Comedy Edition, Bloggys 2015 – Finalist, Family and Relationships Category, featured on BlogHer.com and HumorWriters.org. Jhanis also works as a Freelance Writer/Content Creator and manages a small farm house decor business when she’s not taking naps.