AO Opinions: Upcoming Project on Beauty Products $75

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the topic of Beauty Products.

  • To be considered, please complete the pre-screener survey here.
  • Compensation: $75 (if chosen)
  • 90 Min Online Groups
  • Starting Week of Jan 17, 2022 

$300 Online Paid Opinion Study ~ San Diego County Residents aged 21+ needed

This popped into my inbox last night really late and I knew that some of you have availability and might qualify for this upcoming study.

Not everyone who fills out their information will be selected.

San Diego, CA ~ San Diego County residents aged 21 and older are needed for a 1-day online opinion study being held on Thursday, February 3. The group runs from 9:00am – 5:00pm PST. In addition to the online focus group, it will be necessary for you to complete a Zoom test session. To thank you for your time, you’ll receive $300 for participating. Please note, this is an online video group, so you’ll need a desktop or laptop with a working camera, microphone, speaker, and Zoom capabilities to participate.
  • Please click here to see if you qualify.
  • Location: Zoom (Online)
  • Incentive: $300
  • Date(s): Thursday, February 3
  • Time(s): 9:00am-5:00pm PST


Gazelle- Save up to 15% Off iPhone 8 through 12 models!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

What better way to start the new year than with a new iPhone! Gazelle is offering up to 15% off on iPhones 8 through 12 models. This offer runs for a limited time only through 1/24/2022.

Get 15% off iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone X at Gazelle. Or, if your are looking for something a little different-  Get 5% off iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8 at Gazelle.

And it gets better! If you have a qualified device to trade-in, you can earn some money too! Sign up For The Gazelle Rewards Program Today (click that link for more info and details- First-time customers can get an extra $5 when they trade-in).

Q-inisghts Automotive Research Pays $150


Q-insights is another company where I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. this time, Q-insights has an upcoming survey being held this weekend in Santa Ana, Orange County for males and females 20-69 who own one of the vehicles below that are 2017 or newer. The survey pays $150.

If you have one of these vehicles, please fill out the following link which will allow you to qualify and schedule yourself here. 

You must have one of these listed vehicles 2017 or newer and must provide original proof of ownership to participate:

Buick Envision
Chevy Blazer
Chevy Bolt EUV
Chevy Bolt EV
Chevy Equinox
Chevy Malibu
Chevy Traverse
Dodge Journey
Ford Edge
Ford Escape
Ford Explorer
Ford Fusion
Ford Mustang Mach E
GMC Terrain
Honda Accord
Honda CR-V
Honda Passport
Honda Pilot
Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai Nexo
Hyundai Palisade
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Tucson
Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Compass
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Wrangler (4-door)
Kia Niro EV
Kia Optima
Kia Sorento
Kia Soul EV
Kia Sportage
Kia Telluride
Mazda CX-5
Mazda CX-9
Mitsubishi Outlander
Nissan Altima
Nissan Murano
Nissan Rogue
Subaru Outback
Tesla Model Y
Toyota Camry
Toyota Highlander
Toyota RAV4
Toyota Venza
VW Atlas Cross Sport
VW Passat

Piñata: Make Rent Rewarding


I was a renter for years, and each month it pained me to write a rent check and wave the money goodbye. Enter Piñata! Piñata is the world’s first and only rent rewards platform that gives you rewards for paying rent and is free.

Every rent day, get Piñata Cash, redeemable for gift cards and free goodies from top brands.

Even when it’s not rent day, Piñata gives renters exclusive deals and discounts to help you save on everyday expenses from CVS and Costco to Best Buy and Sprint to Papa John’s and Disney World. You get an average of $4,000 in yearly savings. You can also get cashback on special deals from your favorite brands.

You’ll get a $30 gift card just for creating your account.

Get Pinata Cash for referring friends & family and helping them earn as well!

Talk Back: If you sign up for Pinata, please let me know what you think!

AO Opinions: Upcoming Air Freshener Project Up to $200

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the topic of Air Fresheners.

To be considered for this survey, complete the pre-screener here. 

  • Compensation: $150 + $50 Pre-task (if chosen) **Pre-task includes going to a physical store in your area and taking photos of items/shelves to upload to task**
  • Open to: 25-65 Year Olds
  • Thursday, January 13th 2021
  • Multiple Times available


AO Opinions: Upcoming Mental Health Project $75

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the topic of Mental Health.

  • To be considered, complete the pre-screener survey here. 
  • Compensation: $75 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 50-60 Year Olds
  • Mon/Jan 10th or Wed/Jan 12th at various times.

MyPoints: Refer Friends and You Both Earn 300 Points!


I’ve been using MyPoints since 2011, and I’ve earned a lot of cash back just by doing my normal online shopping through MyPoints. About $550, to be exact.

Right now they are offering a great deal! When you refer a new user, and they earn 300 points, you both get a 300 point bonus. It’s easy to earn 300 points!

I love using MyPoints. I can earn points shopping online and utilizing in-store pick up with stores like Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and JCPenney.

  • I ordered Christmas Gifts and earned 1200 points.

There are so many point-earning opportunities.

You can double dip on earning points or cash back by using a point earning credit card like American Express or Discover Cards or taking advantage of a points program that rewards you for purchases on their website, like JCP Rewards.

I love that I can earn gift cards which I use to offset the cost of holiday gifts.

Talk Back: What is your favorite Cashback program?

TikTok “Side Hustles” Tested (so you don’t have to).

This post has been like 6 months in the making. It really took me that long to try a majority of these “easy side hustles” as so many are advertised on TikTok.

Disclaimer: Most of these are fairly easy, however, they do take time, and many of them have high payouts, so it will take time to earn enough to cash out. If you wanted to make a go of it and work through several of these sites, you could make good money. But keep in mind there are a lot of people doing the same thing, so there may not be a lot of tasks or potential jobs/freelance opportunities in your area. Also, these are all independent contractor positions, meaning if you earn over $600 per site, you will have to pay taxes on earnings (I’m not a tax guru, consult yours with specific questions).

Some other suggestions that TikToker’s had to earn money:

  • Manage a fleet (Those are the electric scooters- they are only available in limited areas)
  • Sell with Amazon FBA
  • Flipping stuff (buying at a low price at thrift stores, garage sales, even FB marketplace) and selling it online for a profit.
  • Selling books from Dollar Tree/thrift stores (Scan UPC through Amazon app to see if the books have a good selling price).
  • Make Coloring books, journals, worksheet books in Canva and upload them to Amazon to sell. This one takes a while to do.
  • Upload free art from Canva to sites like redbubble or other print-on-demand sites where you can earn money when people buy items with images you’ve uploaded (journals are pretty popular recommendations).
  • Make educational worksheets, family binder sheets, or organizational worksheets and sell them via Etsy as PDF’s.

Bottom Line- I tried about 10 of these, and I didn’t make tons of money (less than $100 over 6 months all told). A lot of these sites have received a large influx of new users and they don’t have tasks/jobs that I was interested in/had time for. I made worksheets and had them on my Etsy store, but after three months and not selling any, I took them down (It was costing me money to have them listed). I have a part-time day job and some gigs/side hustles that I already do, so I don’t think I’ll be adding in any of these in the near future.

My 2022 plan is to work the gigs I already do and look for some new endeavors over the summer to make money, and of course, if I come upon anything new and cool, I’ll definitely share it with you.

Upcoming Project on Laundry $125

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the topic of Laundry.

  • To be considered, complete the pre-screener survey here. 
  • Date: Fri, Jan 7th, 2022
  • Compensation: $125 (if chosen)