Legit Ways We Earn Extra Money!

February 26, 2018

We are a family of four living off a single income while we lifeschool our children and although it is our choice to live so minimally, it doesn't mean it isn't tough and money isn't tight. However, we are very creative on ways we save money & how we earn extra money with side hustles and I'm going to share these with you today.

Right now, my husband still works full time away from home but our goal is to have him working half these hours by the end of the year and it involves the effort of the whole family to have him home with us more.

Filling out Surveys

I know what your thinking, online survey's are annoying to fill out, they send way to many spammy emails and all this work is just for pennies. My husband has found a better experience with surveys through, Google Opinion Rewards. It takes him under a minute to make .20 which can be redeemed for Play Store credit. Which may not seem like a lot, but after 25 surveys and around 15 minutes of time while he sits and watches his evening Netflix, he has earned enough Play Store credit for a new app or a 30 rental of a movie!  And we are big on movies dates at home while the kids are in bed so this fulfills out entertainment budget!

Follow our garden and farm stand on Instagram!

Road Side Farm Stand

Last year my children ran their own urban road side farm stand and although it was only our first year with a vegetable garden, they managed to earn enough money to buy themselves each a box of Lego which totalled around $70! They are excited to open their farm stand again offering vegetables, fresh cut flowers and a few preserves and I imagine they will make much much more with some clever marketing on Facebook.

Network Marketing

You can actually make money with Network Marketing! I know, I was skeptical at first but after just a couple weeks and very little investment, my efforts were really beginning to pay off. As a stay at home mom, I am able to set my own hours, choose when & how much time I work at it each day and get bonuses paid weekly. If you want to read more about my experience with network marketing, want to start your own abundant business or join my successful team, read more here.

Open an Etsy Shop 

You can sell anything on Etsy! And it doesn't need to be super complicated! My followers on Instagram inquire about where I get my seeds from so I started selling my hand harvested seeds from our gardens, garden and life planners, and some handmade jewelry!


Creating an eBook can be as simple as you like and can be a passive source of income. I created Clean & Simple: 11 DIY Beauty Recipes for Skin Health on my iPad! I absolutely love the creative process of creating an eBook! You can sell it on Amazon but I just put this eBook on Etsy with the diffuser jewelry!

Handmade Furniture and decor

The husband is very handy. He has build us all kinds of furniture in the past so we decided to open a small Handmade Furniture & Decor crafting business. We had much success with Knotted Works and had many custom orders!


Now, I realize not everyone can do all these different things for a variety of different reasons but if you have access to the internet you can earn extra money from side hustles but everyone can at least do ONE of these!

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