If you know me, you know I love nothing more than saving money. The only thing better than saving money? Earning money. (Or winning the lottery, but that hasn’t happened to me yet). Today, I’m going to share my favorite money-earning secret with you: making easy money with Rakuten.
You have to whisper it’s name when you say it because it’s a secret.
Rakuten is a website that legitimately pays you for your online shopping. It’s super easy to use, and it doesn’t cost anything – instead of taking your money, it gives you money!
When I first heard about Rakuten, my spidey senses tingled because I thought there must be a catch. But since I can’t resist the sweet siren call of free money, I researched it and discovered that it’s a completely legit and valid way to earn some extra cash.
Here’s how it works:
Well, I don’t really know, but when you purchase something online, Rakuten gives you a percentage of cash back; usually from 1-10%. You can get cash back from most of your usual online shopping sites: Amazon, Target, Ulta, etc. This cash back accumulates in your Rakuten account and then every 4 months or so Rakuten sends you a check for the amount you have earned.
How to make easy money with Rakuten:
There are 2 ways you can use Rakuten:
1. Via the Rakuten Website:
Before you visit an online shopping site, go to Rakuten.com. Search for the website you are going to visit, and then navigate to the website via the link provided. You will automatically earn cash back on whatever you purchase on that shopping trip.
2. The easier way:
Download the Rakuten Chrome extension. Every time you visit an Rakuten-eligible website, a pop-up will appear that tells you how much cash back you can get for shopping on that website. Simply click on the pop-up, and the page will refresh and earn you cash back when you check out.
It is SO GREAT to get a check in the mail that takes no extra effort for you to earn it. My first Rakuten check gifted me $3 and I was so excited. My most recent check was for $54! I’m excited to see how much I earn in the future.
If you’re interested in making easy money with Rakuten, please use my referral link here. You’ll get a $10 bonus on your first check (and I’ll get a bonus, too!)
I’m happy to answer any questions you have as well!
Happy shopping (and earning)