5 Easy Ways to Make Money for FREE

MONEY!!! We all want it, there’s no getting around that. We want it fast and we want it for as little effort as possible. No since in denying it lol. It’s always been my dream to be able to work from home, spend more time with my kids and be able to take care of myself. I’m proud to say I only work a “9-5” job one day a week and the rest I do from home wiithout having to have invested ANY money into these programs. Here are my 5 easy ways to make money for free:


1.Go Shopping

Wait a minute, girl! You said I didn’t have to spend any money. True, but you still have to buy groceries each month. This one technically you do have to spend money, but it was money you were going to be spending anyway. All you have to do is snap a pic of your receipt and iBotta will send you CASH BACK rebates automatically based on what you bought. I’m talking within an hour or two timeframe.

Last week there was a $5 rebate for Easy Ups potty training pants and I’d just bought 2 boxes. I uploaded my reciept and was able to get $5 added to my account in a snap! Of course some rebates require you to buy two or more of the same item to qualify for the cash back but honestly, if you’re going to buy it anyway then bulk is the way to go! iBotta is completely free to signup for and it even gives you incentives when you’ve attained a certain amount of cash back in your account. Then, once you’ve hit $20 just switch it out for one of their MANY gift cards or Pay Pal credit and treat yourself to something nice for saving all that money!! (Might I add that if shopping online, use the following tip to earn cash back online =SWAGBUCKS)


2. Watch Videos

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I’m sure many of you have heard of Swagbucks. I’ve seen this site top many a penny pinchers’ lists. Swagbucks is usually a site that is marketed for getting paid to answer surveys, which it is but I’ll be honest, I hardly ever get qualified for surveys. But the upside is you do get 1 SB for at least attempting a survey. Each SB is worth 1 cent  (USD). So what I do is play their games and watch their videos! They have free games that you can earn 2 SB for playing at a time and the videos are divided by playlists. Once you’ve watched the playlist you are awarded SB! Simple as that! I LOVE Swagbucks and am on it daily! I’ll even let you in on a little secret. . . I mute my laptop when they are playing half the time and they will automatically play to the next video. I don’t have to do anything!! Techically you don’t even have to pay any attention to it. Although, I have found plenty of recipes, DIY projects, hair tips and hollywood and political news from watching them.

They are categorized so pick your category and learn something new all by MAKING MONEY!!!  Swagbucks is also great for earning cashback when buying online through their website. Simply use the SB search bar on the site or in the app and choose which store you want to purchase from. Stores vary with the amount of cashback you can recieve but I’ve seen some give anywhere from 2% to 10% cash back! All the more reason to check out this free moneymaker!









3. Answer Trivia

I love trivia! My husband and I usually play it on those tablets at restaurants while we wait for our food lol so when I found out about Givling (my Givling Invite code is “AO571275” If you want to play along with me)  I was beyond ecstatic. Givling is a crowdfunded trivia game that allows you to win cash prizes as well as pay off student loans or mortgage debt! Everyday you get 2 free rounds to earn money and rankings. After that you can “crowdfund” or pay 50 cents (USD) to continue playing. All the proceeds people Pay to Play are what Givling uses to pay off people’s debt each day. It really is a great way to give back to your community while simultaneously earn money for yourself.

You also get to spin a wheel for the opportunity to earn more points FOR FREE. Once you’ve ranked high enough you will be the top dog who gets your loan paid off up to $50,000! You can also challenge your friends and help boost your chances of climbing in ranks. All for free (unless you want to keep playing haha) just by answering a few trivia questions a day? I think that’s worth the 50 grand if you ask me!



4.Take a Hike

As I do recommend plenty of excersize, climbing the side of a mountain is not what I have in mind lol. While you’re earning that money back through iBotta by doing your grocry shopping, spend a few extra minutes scaning items in the store using Shopkick. Here’s to another completely free app you can use to get free gift cards everytime you walk in a store. Some stores even give you 15 kicks just for walking in!! Then it gives you a list of eligible items to scan in exchange for kicks as well as bonus kicks if you upload your reciept and buy the item! That’s double the cash back if you can score a rebate from ibotta and Shopkick!

And it’s super easy to accumulate too if you just remember to scan as you shop! If you’re a goal setter like me and want to scan all the items on the list then go for it! All the more excersize for you which is just another easy way to earn that money honey!!!


+++******Use my invite code ” WIN283402 ” when you join and we BOTH get 250 Kicks (Shopkick points) for FREE when you make your first store check in with in 7 days of joining!!********+++



5.Create an Online Blog

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business or brand? Wanting people to come to you for recommendations, tips or just your general opinion? Then signup for free at www.wealthyaffiliate.com ! Not only is it completely free to join but it gets you set up with all the behind the scenes knuts and bolts to create a successful website. Whether you are selling Wealthy Affiliate Logoyour own products, reviewing other popular product trends, promoting another brand or just want to share your daily thoughts to the world, Wealthy Affiliate (WA) can help you achieve those goals. And the best part is- throw in a little marketing link (which Wealthy Affiliate shows you how to do step by step) and you’ll be earning money from the commisions that your site attracts! WA even gives you an abundance of training from start to finish on how to set up your site, turn on SEO searches (how people find your site/posts), create sufficiently fulfilled posts and even gives you the platform to buy your own domain ( should you be interested otherwise they give you 2 completely FREE sites to start with). To learn more about Wealthy Affiliate in particular you can view my review of it here or you can check out www.wealthyaffiliate.com and tell me what you think.


As a matter of fact, tell me what you think about any of these easy ways to make money. I’d love to hear about your experiences or any other ideas that could have made this list!


Thanks for reading!

Ash O.

How to Remove Crayon Marks From Walls

 If you’re a parent like me, then I’m sure you’ve been in my current situation a time or two! You give your little one a few Crayola sticks and a piece of paper and then go off to fold the laundry (or simply to use the bathroom). No big deal, right? WRONG! You come back 5 minutes later to a wonderful new masterpiece, ON YOUR WALL! The paper hasn’t even been touched. If you have, then here’s my best solution for removing crayon marks from your wall.

I’m no newb when it comes to the many sticky/messy shenanigans my children have thrown at me but in the past, I’ve always relied heavily on Clorox wipes! Usually they do just about everything from disinfecting surfaces to cleaning up the tray to my tot’s highchair, so naturally I whipped those suckers out first. DO NOT DO THIS!! The bleach in these puppies can actually eat away at your paint, which I found out the hard way. If you want to simply wipe down your walls from a FRESHLY thrown bowl of spaghetti then by all means, go for it. For any type of actual scrubbing, stay away from anything with bleach or super harsh chemicals.

Now some of you may say, “Oh just use some Fantastik! It will come right off!” This is also not true. ALOT of scrubbing was done with said cleaner and a paper towel and even though it seemed to be working. . . Like I said, lots of scrubbing. That’s too much elbow grease for me.

What I did find, however was that these babies got the job done in a blink of an eye and I had 4 different walls to tackle! (Yes you read that right. FOUR. All in the time it took me to take a tinkle.) Mr. Clean Magic Eraser- Extra Durable are little white textured sponges of pure genius. Just put a dab of water on that sucker and go to town!


Or have your kids do it for you (make a game out of it). That’s what I did anyway. I told my 8 year old that if she could get the wall in the playroom done before bedtime then she would win a special prize! Needless to say she cleaned one of the walls in their bedroom as well as the one in their playroom in that time!

Of course, I started out with the Magic Eraser first, testing the waters with my new little buddy on the wall in the hall way and a different spot in their bedroom and it came right off. Those were lighter colors of crayon though and I got a little anxious when preparing myself to tackle the black and brown concoction in the playroom. However, Vaeh asked if she could help and I gladly obliged. I went to show my husband what I was finally able to do thanks to Mr. Clean and then checked back on her progress and she was already halfway done! To say I was surprised was an understatement.

So needless to say, if you ever have a war between your wall and your toddler with a crayon, make sure you have the shiny white bald guy on your team; unless you want to waste time scrubbing your heart out that is. I guess if you count it as exercise it’d be worth it? Yeah, I’ll pass lol.



See how quickly it came off!!