2020 wasn’t the best year for side hustles. Like most of us, I spent most of 2020 at home. That means no secret shopping, no audits with Field Agent. I did a lot more surveys and online research studies in 2020.
When there aren’t any side hustles to earn money, the name of the game becomes all about saving money.
Let’s start with Smartphone apps since they are pretty passive income for me. I’m not as much into them as a lot of other savers. The truth is, I don’t shop at most mainstream grocery stores, so apps like Ibotta aren’t very useful.
Misc. Most of these I have links to or more info in my side hustles post here.
- Ohm Connect: $80 (It was hard to conserve electricity when we were all at home ALL YEAR)
- Field Agent: $ 93.00
- SBKC: $ 100
- Research Studies/Focus groups: $1200 ( I did a ton of these online this year through Q-Insights and Digsite)
- Capterra: $250
- Selling stuff after we Marie Kondo’d the house: $555
- PaidViewPoint: $47.06
- Misc. Surveys, Rebates, and cashback offers: $280
That’s approximately $2800 in 2020. Not bad for a year where I spent most of the time writing, playing Playmobil, and attempting to conduct distance learning with two kiddos.