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4 small things you could pay for if you take surveys for money

Everyone could use a little spending money, but are you willing to take up a part-time job just to put a little extra cash in your pocket? Oftentimes, just a little change in income can do a lot for your day-to-day relaxing. However, finding that perfect balance between saving your free time and earning more money is difficult.

That's where paid online surveys come in. You have all the power with this hobby, and you'll never have to sacrifice time against your will. It's the perfect solution for finding extra money for little purchases throughout the month. If you feel guilty every time you take from your budget to indulge in some treats from time-to-time, here's what paid surveys can help with.

1. Purchase your daily coffee
You need some fuel to tackle the day ahead, but those $2 or $3 for java can quickly add up over the course of a month or year. In fact, Time magazine reported that the average American worker spends around $1,100 every year on coffee alone. But what's a coffee-loving worker bee to do? An easy solution: Answer some survey questions at some point in the day. You could pay for that brew budget or a majority of the bill with regular visits to Opinion Outpost.

2. Buy a new pair of shoes
If you're not the most frugal fashionista, shoes can put quite the dent in your budget. Time magazine noted that the average woman spends anywhere from $16,000 to $25,000 just on shoes over a lifetime. That translates to around $370 every year - an amount you could easily pay off by taking surveys a few times throughout the week. In fact, you might earn enough to spend a little more than you normally do on the footwear.

3. Go out for lunch
According to Forbes, the average American budget for lunch isn't that far behind the coffee budget. Typically, people go out for lunch around twice per week and spend about $10 each time. That means they spend roughly $936 every year. Sure, a straightforward solution would be to bring lunch from home, but where's the fun in that? 

Instead, you could use paid surveys for that afternoon snack budget.

4. Get your entertainment budget covered
Think of all those times you paid for a subscription to stream your shows or bought a movie ticket or a new music player. According to 24/7 Wall St., the average American spends around $975 just on entertainment equipment, including TVs, radios and sound hardware. Wouldn't it be great to go out and enjoy a movie without worrying about spending the money? Luckily, completing paid surveys will put the money in your pocket for that next blockbuster.

Even better, you could redeem your Opinion Outpost points for Amazon.com Gift Card* claim codes or an iTunes* Gift Card so your rewards go straight to funding your entertainment.

*Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this program. For complete gift card terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. ©,®,™ Amazon.com Inc. and/or its affiliates, 2014. No expiration date or service fees.
*iTunes® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion

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