It’s funny how a few years ago money was not hard to come by! I was a successful businesswoman climbing the corporate ladder with dreams of reaching a salary in the six digits. Fortunately, about a year and a half ago I was blessed with triplets. I knew that this would not only change my lifestyle, but it would also change my bank account.
Although I am qualified to work at many positions, I calculated that by the time I added in daycare expenses and travel for three kids, working outside of the home would not be beneficial to me or my family. I immediately started researching ways to make or save money on the internet and this is when I came across the Evergreen Wealth Formula review and it completely changed my perception.
Like many work at home moms, there is that satisfaction involved in being able to “do it all”. Although I cannot provide a whole salary for a family of five, I have found plenty of ways to earn incentives and free items on the internet. This search also has allowed me to work with various companies and earn a few dollars here and there.
With one simple search through google (on free items), I was directed to two of my favorite websites. Fatwallet.com and Slickdeals.net have created less stressful times, especially during the holiday season. These two websites, particularly, are forums that categorize things such as “freebies”, “contests”, “finances”, “hot deals”, “deal discussions”, etc. My foremost favorite is the freebie section of these sites.
On these sites, people will post free items or samples they found (from major companies) while searching the internet. How do I know they are legit? Trust me; people will let you know if they are a scam by ratings they will leave on the poster. Many of the posters are intelligent people, like you or I, that are experiencing financial difficulty for one reason or another. On average I receive about 5-10 free items in the mail, daily. Needless to say, my mailman probably hates me, but my wallet loves me! I have enough household products such as toothpaste, lotion, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, etc. to last me a year. Although some are sample trials, they sure add up! I have also made a few dollars and scored several gift cards from major retailers for completing company surveys or doing product reviews. These are opportunities I found on these two websites, as well.
Mentioned above, I have found many freebies, but from these sites I also found many coupons saving me plenty of money along with many opportunities to buy items and get full rebates back. Can anybody say “EBAY”? Yes, you heard it right! Some of these deals were too good to pass up due to the fact that I was able to re-sell them on eBay for a nice little profit. I have actually received many products for free with the usage of the various coupons and rebate codes found on these websites. Some of the best freebies I have received were 5 Playtex bras valued at $30 apiece, several $5-10 gift cards from Starbucks, Target, Walmart, etc. These are items one can use, save for presents, or resell for a profit. I also have received $80 toothbrushes from testing companies, free dinners, …and the list goes on and on.
Lastly, there are sections on these sites for contests and sweepstakes. There are many listed, however, I steer more towards the instant win prizes. I have already won over $300 dollars in gift cards, a few board games, free food items from various restaurant chains, movies/DVDs, traveling miles, i-tune codes, movie passes, and straight-up cash!
I have heard several times that there is plenty of money to make on the internet, but never wanted, or shall I say, “needed” to explore those options. I would consider myself a “newbie” to the money-making opportunities on the internet, but I have to say that I had a great year exploring and have saved/made quite a few dollars. If you are a stay at home mom or just plainly need to save and make a few bucks, I highly recommend these two sites to start from. I have learned all about scams from the ‘posters’ on these boards, and also have broadened my knowledge on various money-making opportunities on the Internet.