Enough is enough.
Time to squeeze the lemon dry. Ever since I’ve changed to a Cash Back CC (see why I did the switch), I’ve noticed a lot of blogs such as the Dividend Diplomats (and others) put out ”Side Income” updates. It quickly became clear to me that opportunities were passing me by… I decided it was time try to find other ways to maximize the money that could potentially be returned to me. In other words, I’ll attempt to seek out free money opportunities.
For now, I will be concentrating on my CC and a newly discovered site called Ebates.ca which gives you cash back on online purchases. (by the way, if you’re going to sign up, why not use my referral link, it would help me out a lot!).
Since discovering this site, I started making some of my regular purchases online through amazon. By purchasing things as the need is felt, I will now benefit from cash I would not have earned by buying it locally (as well as free delivery to my front door). As long as it’s cheaper this way, I will keep making my purchases this way and reinvesting whatever I get as cash back! The key though, is to only buy the things you actually would have bought anyways, and to always compare with the lowest available local prices. After all, increased cash back due to higher spending is still just that, EXTRA SPENDING!
Here are some examples of things (that can’t possibly go to waste and are a hastle to drag back from the store) I will probably be purchasing from Amazon:
Personal Hygiene Products:
I will be posting monthly updates (much like I’m doing for my DRIP updates) of how I’m doing with each of these and will update this post as I add new ways to earn extra cash back! I’ve called this category of posts ‘Extra Income’ because my monthly updates will also include any income earned from a side gig such as my Youtube Channel, Affiliate links, and even this blog (assuming I ever make a penny with it!).
For now, the categories of extra income I have are divided as such:
- Cash Back:
- Credit Card
- Social Media:
- Youtube (Adsense)
- Affiliate Links (Amazon.com)
- Blog (Adwords)
If you have any suggestions, please let me know. The first update will be posted early in October 2017.
Can’t wait to hear your ideas guys!
Money Lover, Dividend Growth Investor, Youtuber, and Blogger!