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7 Ways To Make Money In Canada

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Sensible Money Saver is here to tell you the best ways to make money in Canada

Job Ad- "How to make $238/hour from sitting at home" - We've all seem them, but unfortunately most aren't true. 

​There are many ways to snap up (in some cases literally!) some extra cash alongside your usual job. We've crawled through the web to share with you some great, legitimate ways on how to make extra money in Canada.


1. Airbnb

A treehouse in the forest you could rent on airbnb

Own a house? An apartment? Even an treehouse? You could be earning mega bucks from this unused space in your home. If you haven't heard of it before, Airbnb is an online marketplace that enables you to list, find and rent homes or rooms for a small processing fee. According to Wikipedia, Airbnb operates in 191 countries and has over 1.5 million listings! I've had first hand experience of using Airbnb and have met some great life-long friends along the way. If you have any spare rooms or properties you should seriously consider Airbnb

2. Shutterstock

photo of Athabasca Falls in Jasper Canada

Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park

Ever take a picture on your smartphone or camera and think "hey, this is really good"? Well don't leave it sitting on your phone to never be seen again, upload to Shutterstock and you will earn 25 cents per image download - not a lot right? Well, they have paid over $350 million to people like you and me so far. You don't even have to take pictures of beautiful mountains (like the pic I took above ;), even photos of food, pets and cars can get you downloads and more importantly, some extra money on the side. 

3. Ebates

Did you know you can earn money for your normal day-to-day shopping? Me neither until I came across Ebates. Basically, you get cash back on items you purchase via their link. For example: If you buy, let's say Purina One Smartblend dog food 31lbs for $43.19 you'll get $3.45 cashback. You have to be careful of some cash-back sites however, Ebates has a great reputation and I can say first hand that it works. They even have a Google Chrome extension that notifies you if you can earn cash-back on a site that you're visiting! Check them out here.

4. Global Test Market

person making money on a laptop

Multiple choice questions, the holy grail when it comes to exam time. If you like answering questions then why not get paid to do so. There are many paid survey sites out there but the only one I can vouch for is Global Test Market. How much can I earn I hear you cry? Well I completed one survey that got me 30 "marketpoints" which you redeem on their site, think airmiles/aeroplan. Now, it's 243 marketpoints to get $10 via PayPal so doing quick math; after you complete around 8 surveys you should have an extra $10 in your pocket. Not bad eh?

5. TranscribeMe!

Quick hands? If you're a steady typer then this might be for you. Over at TranscribeMe! you can earn up to $20 USD for every audio hour you transcribe, that's one of the highest around and with the exchange rate right now that's $25 CAD. In the medical/legal field? You can earn even more! It works by giving you access to multiple audio files ranging from 10 seconds to 1 minute long. Once all the pieces have been transcribed the file is checked by their Quality Assurance team and you get paid. According to TranscribeMe! average monthly earnings are $250 USD - that's a nice monthly bonus. All you need to get started is a good internet connection with a PC or Laptop and ideally a set of headphones so you can hear the recordings clearly, and you're set! Head over to TranscribeMe! to find out more.

6. Pawshake

dog and cats cuddling together

Our furry friends; we love them unconditionally,  even if they sometimes bring home an wanted surprise on our welcome mat! Ever thought about dog or cat sitting for people? Well with Pawshake you can earn money looking after other people's dogs and cats while they're away. Register on their site and create a profile, once you're set up you'll arrange a meet and greet with a pet owner to see if you're a good fit. If all is well you'll be sitting in no time. If you have some time spare and love animals (come on, who doesn't!), then check out Pawshake as a way to make some extra money, all while getting your pet fix. 

7. Turo

car keys of a turo owner to rent out your car and make money

Canada ranks number 12 globally with 662 cars per 1000 people. The Toronto Star even wrote an article about the explosion of cars on the roads. Like Airbnb for cars, Turo allows you to rent out your car to locals and travelers alike. I know what you're thinking, "what happens if someone damages my brand new BMW", well Turo covers you with their $2 million in liability insurance and each traveler is pre-screened so you can rest assured. I know of so many weekends where my car has just been sitting on the driveway, depreciating; why not let someone else drive my car and I can make a quick $80 while I'm at it! If you act quick, Turo is giving away $100 CAD credit to new owners who list their car until August 31, 2016 - As always, be sure to check the terms and conditions.

About the Author Aaron Cresswell

Having traveled to 20 countries, Aaron has seen the sights and loves to share with you his hints and tips on how to save you money everyday. In his spare time Aaron enjoys bike riding, hiking and of course searching for ways to sensibly save you money! Hit the Facebook and Twitter buttons to connect :)

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