The 7 Best Ways to Make Extra Money in Canada in 2017

Ready for 2017! Have you made those New Year’s resolutions? According to the most popular New Year’s resolution in 2016 was – Enjoy Life to the Fullest. Ofcourse, to enjoy life to the fullest – you’ll need to probably try to earn a bit more money to cover the cost of travel and entertainment as some aspect of this resolution is bound to include some aspect of saving or making extra money – the two are inextricably linked. We’ve compiled a list of the 7 best ways to make extra money in Canada for 2017.

  • Become A Social Media Manager

Almost all large companies in Canada are now on social media because this is a way to reach their customers directly without paying a lot for television, print and radio advertising. But not all large companies have someone to manage their social networking accounts, so that is why you can begin to market yourself as a social media manager and help companies develop their online presence.

Thousands of companies in Canada are looking for social media managers, and you can connect with them on freelance websites such as,, and If you have proven experience in boosting social networks, you could be hired and paid on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Read: 30 Clever Ways to Make Money Online

  • Make Money By Filling Surveys

In general, online surveys presents a set of questions that you need to respond to in order to complete the survey – most of these take 10-15 minutes.  In order to start, you must complete your profile and fill in details, such as your occupation, hobbies, education, personal information.

Payment for each survey ranges from $1 CAD to $7 CAD. In general, survey sites offer a single payment, that is, if you get $3 CAD for a survey, your PayPal account will be updated with that money. However, some survey sites maintain a minimum payment, and after reaching the minimum threshold, payments will be sent.

One of the popular survey websites is

  • Make Money Through Blogging

This is one of the most popular ways to make money on the Internet. However, it needs a lot of time and patience in order to build up an audience. For the first few months, you have to get some traffic to your blog.

When you have some traffic, especially quality Canadian traffic from a search engine or social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter then you can make some money with Google AdSense on your blog. Another way to make money with your blog is to promote affiliate marketing links, with outgoing links that are directly related to your blog theme or niche.

  • Become a Freelance Writer

Think you have the chops for writing? You love to research and produce work that is original and timely? You may be sitting on a gold mine!

Paid guest blogging is an easy way to start a freelancing career. Anyone can do it! you don’t need to be an established writer or to be published in top magazines or publications. This might be the ultimate stepping stone to getting there – and you get paid for your efforts. Furthermore, by the time you’ve mastered it you will have a portfolio of work that you can leverage to get even higher paid gigs.

If you successfully submit a guest post to a paying blog even once per month, at $50 to $100 per post you’ll earn an extra $600 to $1,200 each year.

Read: These 8 Websites Will Pay You $50+ to Write a Post

  • Sell Your iPhone Photos

If you have an iPhone and you love photography, earn some cash have gotten a lot easier.

You take a good photo, and you can upload it to Foap market. If someone buys the license to your photo for CA$1 and CA$7.

Foap is an iPhone photography marketplace that promises to turn your photo into dollars.

If your photo is sold 10 times, you will earn CA$7 each time. That is more than CA$50 just for working a few minutes.

  • Scan Your Own Groceries

The Nielsen Homescan Canada has a new app that will pay you to scan the groceries in your fridge.

Once you sign your family up on the Nielsen Homescan Canada, the company will send you a free scanner or you can simply use your smartphone. Every time you go shopping, you simply scan the barcodes on the back of each product and send your data off to Neilsen.

As an active participant, you earn gift points which you can redeem for different types of merchandise. You can choose electronics, jewelry, household items and even toys for the kids. The longer you stay on the panel, the more opportunity you have to earn points towards prizes. You also receive entries for the panel’s many sweepstakes. Prizes include money, vacations, and brand new vehicles.

  • Listening to the Radio, Reading Emails, etc. (open to every country)

There are a number of websites that will pay you to listen to the radio, and read advertiser’s emails. Inbox Dollars is one of those companies. It’s free to join Inbox Dollars and best of all, they give you $5 just for signing up. They’ll even pay you up to $120/year just to listen to their radio station.

Inbox Dollars just requires that you accumulate $30 in earnings before you can “cash-out” and they pay you by sending a check.

Some sample offers include one that asks you to sign up for a email newsletter from AMF Bowling. That pays 50 cents and takes about 15 seconds. Another offer asks you to sign up for a free account at to earn $3.50. These are simple and there are nearly a hundred of them to choose from.

Read: How to Make Money from the Comfort of Your Home


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