Making ‘EXTRA’ Spending Money Has Never Been Easier-Part 3

We are down to the last inning and you hit a home run! That is how it feels every single time I use this button on my toolbar!! ebates 

I am an online shop-a-holic and the Ebates buttons saves me hundreds, probably even thousands of dollars every year,not to mention all the money they pay me with their Cash Back program!

You can earn Cash Back at over 1,800 online stores. There is no limit to what exactly you can purchase and no cap on your cash back payments. There are even stores that I didn’t realize existed! I figured if I haven’t heard of some of these stores than neither had Ebates and boy was I wrong, I don’t think there is a store online that Ebates doesn’t offer discount coupons for or pay you cash back on.

Doing your taxes online? Great no matter which software you use you will save money! Im not kidding either with H&R Block you save 10% PLUS get cash back,..oh and my personal favorite,..FREETAXUSA where you get a whopping 25% OFF PLUS you get cash back!

Are you interested in building a website and you want to do it right and have it hosted? Use BLUEHOST and get $10 cash back instantly! There is no need to fill out any forms, no mailing in a rebate coupon,..just go to Ebates and search for the store you want and click on it and you instantly save at checkout OR even easier install the Ebates Button and when the little ‘E’ is blinking click on it and choose the savings and/or cash back you want and watch your page reload with your savings all ready to go. It really is that simple!

I could go on and on with all the amazing savings you can get but you simply must just check it for our yourself.

There are 3 ways you can ‘make’ money with Ebates

-Shop at all your favorite stores and earn instant cash back

-Get HUGE savings at every store keeping the money in your pocket

-And finally refer your friends and earn anywhere from $25-$50 for each friend that signs up for a FREE account with Ebates. They also offer bonuses a few times a year for referrals like trips or more money so keep your eyes open and get as many of your friends and family members to sign up for savings and cash back as you possibly can. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I told you this would be a short post, Ebates is straight forward and the simplest way to earn money online. As you can see though it is quite different then the other two sites as you can only do cash back and savings with Ebates and the other sites offer you ways to earn money from surveys and such.

Combine the three sites we have talked about and you can earn anywhere from $300 to a few thousand dollars a year. What you earn will be all up to you…how much time you put into it, utilizing every aspect of each site and telling your friends about them will all determine your earnings.


Look out for a post about this amazing FREE system I am currently using! I hope to have my review completed in a few days but I can say-so far so good! I think your going to love this as much as me!!


Making ‘EXTRA’ Spending Money Has Never Been Easier-Part 2

At this point you have most likely joined Inbox Dollars and earned your first $5.00 with the site; possibly your first $5 online,..if not then I am assuming you went to the site and at the very least checked it out right? With absolutely nothing to lose as it is 100% FREE and much to gain; including the easiest $5 you will ever earn by just entering your name, email address and clicking join-I am positive you took the first step necessary to making some extra loot online, I right?

If you are one of the few people who didn’t join immediately please tell me why. Maybe you still have a few questions you would like answered or possibly you are still skeptical,..whatever the reason(s) PLEASE tell me why in the comments below.

Now that I have that out of the way it is time to talk about another of my favorite CASH BACK/SURVEY/REWARDS websites. I actually came across this site quite a while before Inbox Dollars and honestly it is a toss-up as to which is my favorite.

Have you ever heard of Swagbucks? If not you are missing out on a fun way to make a little extra money and a great way to learn about new products and get deals you wont get anywhere else on the internet.

With Swagbucks you can earn FREE gift cards and cash for things you do online everyday. The difference between SwagBucks and Inbox Dollars is with SB you earn points that convert to cash and with ID you earn cash. It does seem to take longer to accumulate cash with ID than it does to accumulate enough points to redeem for gift cards or cash with SB though and that may be because of the lower cash out threshold with Swagbucks.

(You earn your points with SB by shopping online, watching videos, answering daily polls, checking out the newest and best deals online and much more.)

Simply earn points; otherwise known as Swagbucks or SB (Each point is the equivalent of $0.01) to get a balance of no less than 500 SB=$5.00; you then exchange your SB for free gift cards from many top brand retailers such as Amazon and Walmart. You can also redeem your points for PayPal Cash or better yet donate your earnings to the charity of your choice. There are many charities to choose from. Honestly being able to redeem my SB for cash and donating to charity is the biggest reason Swagbucks is my favorite CASH BACK/SURVEY/REWARDS site online. They also offer a much larger variety of gift cards than Inbox Dollars, but ID is working on implementing more options. I highly recommend utilizing both sites.

The following is a mini break down of the different ways you can earn SB;

  • Search: Do you search for things online? Of course, everyone does! By using our search engine the way you would any other, you’ll be periodically rewarded with SwagBuck search wins. There is no set amount of searches you need to complete to earn, this is completely random as is the amount of SB earned when searching,
  • SBTV: Entertainment news, cooking techniques/recipes and technology trends are just some of the things you can learn about while watching viScreenshot_97.pngdeos on Swagbucks TV. As you watch, see the SBTV meter increase in the upper right-hand corner. Once the meter fills up, you earn Swag Bucks! You do have to watch quite a few videos to earn SB, which is why this is my least favorite way to earn, Just being honest. Lol!
  • Shop & Earn: Who doesn’t love to shop? But what if you could combine the thrill of shopping with the thrill of earning SwagBucks, all conveniently in one place? At Shop & Earn, you’ll find over 700 of your favorite retailers, all offering a Swag Buck rebate for every dollar you spend. Each retailer offers a different amount of SB per dollar spent for example for every $1 you spend at Walmart you earn 3 SB.(Spend $100 at Christmas time online at Walmart and earn 300 SB or $3.00 cash back)
  • Games: Have fun playing games online, earn SB for in game purchases (Games you qualify for SB when making an in game purchase are through GSN) and, in some instances,such as the Swagbucks games win instant SB just playing games. You’ll be so entertained you won’t even notice that you’re earning SwagBucks for it!
  • Special Offers: Need car insurance?  Looking to book a vacation?  Interested in signing up for Netflix?  Check out our Special Offers. Some offers cost a few dollars BUT you do not have to do those offers, just do the ones that are completely FREE or come with a FREE Trial, because hey, never know you might just find a product or a service that you find yourself wonderoing how you ever lived without it.   Complete the offers that appeal to you and watch the Swag Bucks pile in.
  • Daily Poll: Share your opinion by voting in our Daily Poll and receive Swag Bucks. Easy peasy right? Think about how many Swag Bucks you’ll earn by voting every day for a year! You can earn up to 356 SB a year just doing the poll every day. That might not sound like much, is only $3.56 BUT add that up with all the other earnings and you can have a pretty nice chunk of change to spend every year.
  • Surveys: Brands want your opinion and are shelling out Swag Bucks for it! Check out your Trusted Survey dashboard every day to see which surveys you qualify for and get ready to earn big! Earn a minimum of 80 SB or $0.80 per survey and take as many as you can in a day. Before you know if you have made enough to redeem your points for a free gift card.

Swagbucks is one of the easiest sites to share because there is no fee, its fun and it only takes a few minutes a day to complete.

You can also refer you family and friends via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & all other social media sites or you can simply send them an email with your link in it. DO NOT SPAM people because they will not appreciate it and you will also be taking the risk of losing your Swagbucks account permanently. Once a friend or family member signs up through your link and begins earning SB points towards their free gift cards you will earn 10% of what they earn. So for every 500 SB they earn you get a referral ‘bonus’ of 50 SB.

These are just some of the most popular ways to earn. with many more options. It is difficult to break down your yearly earnings with SB like I did with Inbox Dollars because there is so much going on on the website.

Are you a member of Swagbucks already? What tips would you give to someone who’s new to Swagbucks? What are your favorite ways to earn? Please comment below with any advice, tips & tricks you would like to share.

**To date Swagbucks has paid its members $121,795,310, averaging a little over 7000 gift cards given out daily.**

Keep your eyes open for the final “Making ‘EXTRA’ Spending Money Has Never Been Easier-Part 3” This will be the last post in the 3 part series. It will also be the shortest of the three because the last site I will share with you requires basically no work from you except for you to click a button!

Making ‘EXTRA’ Spending Money Has Never Been Easier-Part 1



For the first official post on Green Light Income I am going to discuss a one of three (3) different CASH BACK/SURVEY/MEMBER sites that I use on a daily basis. This will be a 3-part post because there is a lot of information about each site and I want to make sure you know everything you need to know. All 3 sites are FREE to join and there is NO catch.

These sites will most definitely NOT make you rich nor will they even give you a part-time income, but if used together they can give you a good chunk of ‘extra spending money’ every month. Obviously this is a way to earn money online and although many people don’t agree there are thousands of legitimate ways to earn money on the internet. My goal is to show you as many of the different online earning options as I can while staying away from any MLM (multi-level-marketing) type systems.

The first step to earning money with Inbox Dollars is to simply sign up.

Once you have verified your account you will earn money for every task/action you complete.

The following list are ways to earn with Inbox Dollars and how much you can earn yearly for each of the items in the list.



Search, Play, Complete and Earn More to Save More!


-Get Paid To Read Emails. Earn $22/year. One of the ways Inbox Dollars tells you about great deals is through email. They send you 2-4 emails per day that are each worth $0.02 a piece. You do NOT have to complete the offer to earn the $0.02, you get that for just opening the email. You also get the emails inside you I.D. account so you don’t even need to check your regular email to earn the cash. If you like the offers in the emails and you complete them you can earn anywhere from another $0.02 to $20.00. If you miss your daily emails that’s okay because it saves them all in your member account and you can do them when you get to it. Start checking your inbox to earn now.

-Get Paid To Watch Videos. Earn $15/year. Big name companies and Brands have huge advertising budgets and one way of spending their advertising money is to pay people to watch their video ads. Earnings vary but the average pay is $0.01 per video. Some brands limit the number of videos per day you can earn from and others want you to interact with the video/ad to earn. Watch videos and start earning now.

-Search The Internet/Web. Earn $54/year. Switch from Google Search to Inbox Dollars search as your default search engine to start earning. Just like reading emails and watching videos you will only earn a few cents per day and there is a $0.15 per day cap on search earnings. Regardless you are searching the internet anyway so why not earn money while doing it? Start searching to earn now.

-Get Paid To Use Coupons. Earn $62/year. This is as simple as using the coupons under the coupon tab. You click, print and redeem. For each redeemed coupon your are paid $0.10 by Inbox Dollars. Start Earning from your coupon savings now.

Finally my two favorite ways to make money using inbox dollars are Completing Offers and taking Surveys. Offer completion pays anywhere from $0.02 per offer all the way up to $20 per completed offer. Read the fine print so you know exactly how you earn with the offers. Surveys pay up to $200/year. Each surveys pays out anywhere from $0.10 to $5 per completed survey and there are always tons of surveys for you to do. You MUST qualify for the survey to be accepted and be paid. Sometimes the qualification process takes as long as the survey itself BUT it is worth it.

Finally; refer your friends and family members by simply sharing on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and more. You can also refer them through email. Once a friend/family member joins through your link you earn 10% of their earnings for life.

You need to earn a total of $30 to cash out. The first time you cash out you are given a $3 bonus. After your initial cash out you are promoted to a GOLD MEMBER this doubles your earnings on searches and Billy’s Spin and Wins.

Billy’s Spin and Win is a way to earn more money, sweepstakes and tokens. The tokens are a way to get extra money on the next completed survey you do, for example if you complete a survey for $0.75 and you have a $0.25 token then you are paid $1 for the survey you just completed. Sweepstakes are basically entries into different cash prizes that vary from $0.25 to $250 gift card of choice or Target Gift cards. (I think there is an affiliation with Inbox Dollars and Target as the sweepstakes rewards are all Target or Cash added to your balance)

You are also able to cash out weekly as a Gold Member. (A note to self: the earnings from Inbox Dollars are paid out in the form of gift cards and they do NOT use PayPal. I personally use my earnings for an Amazon gift card because I do A LOT of shopping through Amazon but there are other gift card options such as Nike,, Starbucks and more.)

Building up your Amazon Gift Card balance is a great way to save money for household items, birthday gifts or even Christmas presents. So join Inbox Dollars today for free and start earning some extra spending money.

Since I am a very honest person I do have to tell you that the only down-side to Inbox Dollars is that you cannot get paid through PayPal. This is unfortunate and I wish that they would allow that as a payout option but at this time they do not. Your first payout takes 2 weeks on average to process but after your initial payout you can request payment once a week as long as you have earned at least $30. There is a processing fee for payout. For example; my first payout I had earned $32.24 but when I received my requested payout it was only $29.24. It cost me $3 to get paid. I do wish they had more of a variety of gift cards but as I said I use Amazon so it works for me.

Look for ‘Making ‘EXTRA’ Spending Money Has Never Been Easier-Part 2′ to find out what the next free site is to make extra money and double your monthly earnings.


Green Light-GO!! Intro

Do you remember the game we played as children; ‘Red Light, Green Light’? When the person with their back turned and eyes covered hollers “Green Light” we ran, right? All traffic lights are either ‘RED’ for STOP!; ‘YELLOW’ for CAUTION and ‘GREEN’ for GO!  No matter what though Green light always means GO! That is how I came up with ‘Green Light Income’, it is my way of saying GO! 

Green light income is my way of introducing people to real ways to make extra money for real people. There are many different ways to generate income and I plan to discuss as many as I can and they will vary from online surveys (Yes; you really can make extra money doing surveys) to creative offline ventures.

First I want you to know that everything I write about regarding making money online are things I myself have personally tried and have been paid from and/or I am currently doing and making money from. I will not recommend anything that I do not personally believe in or that I myself would not do. Some of these will be simple things that create enough money on a monthly basis to possible pay a phone bill but not much more. Other income streams will be earning you part-time to full-time income. What you earn will depend upon you and your work ethic; of course I recommend doing several of the things I discuss at the same time BUT not all.

I have another website/blog called “Stay at Home Mom Tells All”; the site originally started out as an online diary of sorts and began with poetry and personal daily blog entries and then graduated to different money making activities (business opportunities, mentor-ship programs and much more) that I was doing at the time. Basically they are ‘real time’ reviews of systems I was using to make money while staying at home with my children. Although some of them I may not currently be actively participating in anymore I still stand behind every single word I wrote. Please feel free to read the other blog for ideas as I may not mention them all on here, I don’t plan on focusing on online business opportunities on this site unless they are not something that you need to refer a ton of people to make money. Basically speaking, I wont be discussing any type of MLM on this site.

Working at home or starting your own business is a dream that many people have but that most will not succeed at. This is because most people are afraid. Afraid of what you ask? Well, failure for one thing. What if they work hard and make no money? What if they get involved in something only to realize they have no idea what they are doing? These are a couple of the many things I hope to help people overcome in their journey.

If at any time you have questions or even have suggestions please feel free to comment or even email me directly at because your input is extremely important to me and you are the reason I am doing this to begin with. I will also be writing a few books discussing the very things I write about here so when I publish them you will be the first to know.

I look forward to getting to know you all and helping you reach your personal goals.

(At times I may write about topics that are relevant but not something that directly help you make money. This could be my experiences or different resources you can use.)