My "boredom buster" that brings me some "play" money. Check it out! :)


Need extra cash?

Below are a few ways to earn some extra cash to help you get by in these hard times.

1. Take your old scrap metal to the scrap yard. Strip old wire for copper & recycle at the scrap yard for money. Copper is going for about $2-$3 or so a pound right now. Any scrap metal will bring you some money. Take old appliances, cars, swingsets, etc. and turn them in for cash.
*Note* Please do not steal in order to do this.

2. Recycle aluminum drink cans. If you do not have any, there's plenty of litter on the sides of roads to find some. You'd make your surroundings look better and make some money in the process. Cans are going for about 75 cents/lb.
Throwing away a single aluminum can is like pouring out six ounces of gasoline.  Recycle the whole can, not just the can tabs. -

3. Have a yard sale. Put up signs with clear, concise, bold wording. Group like items together in sections as they are in a department store. Put price stickers on EVERYTHING. People are more likely to buy something if they can see the price and not have to ask you how much something is. Sell paperback books for Buy One Get One Free or 3 for $1, etc. Make the buyer feel like they're getting a bargain & they're likely to buy other things such as big ticket items.

4. Sell stuff you no longer want or need on Ebay. Keep a watch on store sales to buy something at a discounted price to resell. 

5. Put what interests you to work such as if you've got a green thumb then sell the vegetables you grow. If you're handy with tools, advertise that you're an 'on-call handyman'. Offer to cut your neighbor's grass for a fee. The possibilities are endless with this one. :)

6. Make some extra cash online. I started doing these sites for some extra cash. Hope these help someone!
Check out my 'fast easy cash' page!

This one is NOT a scam and is very much legit! click here.

Reading at the Cash Crate Forum can help guide you along the way with great tips & how-to's!
You can increase your referral commissions by referring more active United States members. (View Levels)
You currently earn 20% of what your referrals make and 10% of what their referrals make.
You'll also receive a $3.00 bonus for each referral who earns their first $10.00.

Here are my recent earnings. (The more time you put into it, the more you make.)

Payment IDDate OffersShoppingSurveys ReferralsBonusesTotal
****** Processing $20.95 $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 $0.25 $21.30
****** 02/16/09 $16.05 $2.80 $1.60 $0.00 $0.00 $20.45
****** 09/15/08 $9.25 $0.00 $0.00 $1.61 $1.00 $11.86
****** 06/16/08 $27.25 $0.00 $0.80 $2.78 $3.00 $33.83

Pinecone Research is another site I've been a member of for about ten years now that has sent product review surveys and compensated $5 for each (I think now it's just $3). Only one member per mailing address.  The household questionaires aren't compensated for but do give you more chances of getting paid surveys. New members now only get $3. After your first survey, you can ask to be switched to payment via Paypal rather than receive a check. You have to "stumble upon" their banner while surfing the internet to sign up. has been somewhat reliable. This past week I got $4 sent to my PayPal account from taking four surveys - most of which were simply filling out a form try new products or to download and print a coupon. Very fast and easy buck to make!

Search & Win
This site is fairly easy to "rack up points" to cash in for gift certificates & prizes. Do a few searches a day & keep a watch on their Facebook & Twitter pages for random codes!