OK, here’s a. few more side hustles for you guys and gals out there. Since the last article I’ve been busy running a few survey programs and have been averaging around $50 per week in additional income. Which is going to be very handy if/when interest rates peak in the coming months here in Australia. The best part about these is they are “off the radar” so you don’t get taxed on then. So even $50 per week coming in is really the equivalent of $100 per week coming in if I was to get taxed on it.

I’m willing to put a few hours a week into this and so far it seems to be paying off to some degree. Over all I feel like I’m working for around $20 an hour. I’ve got a lot more programs I’ve signed up to as well so when I get a better idea of whats happening with them I’ll report back and start focusing in on the higher paying programs rather than the ones where I’m only really pulling in $5 an hour. So far it seems like the focus groups that are paying out the best and a couple of the survey companies are making reasonable back up income from that. I’d say overall Im still pulling around $50 a week from these surveys (Which I’m really happy and grateful for)

As with all things I guess its been a bit hit and miss. I have my back bone income with the focus groups which like I said in the last article is pulling upto $70 an hour. Lets say I make $120 for an hour and a half work I don’t mind putting in a few extra hours with the lower paying survey sites. As this does all add up. With that in mind here’s a few of the others I’ve been trying.

Anyway, Hope you’ve been enjoying the ideas I posted last time …. here’s a few more:


Octopus Group this is another survey site that seems to be paying out reasonably well by which i mean its paying out over $10 an hour for the work you do. I have reached the payout level on this a couple of times and yep the money came through. I have to say this isn’t the best pay rate but at least they’re legit! So far this is the best of the next group of income opps I’ve seen.


TOLUNA This is a multi-country platform which allows Australian, American, English, German participants. Again it feels (from initial participation) that it pays around $10 an hour and pays out through gift cards or pay pal. I can’t give an honest recommendation on this one until i reach the pay out and see if they pay, and again if we’re being honest I don’t know if I could be fucked sticking it out to find out.

HUMANITI – This one I’ve signed up for is probably paying around $7 or so dollars an hour in Australian Terms. They have an option to double that rate by linking your bank account, so they can track your spending. I’m not comfortable with this in any way so I elected not to bother with that aspect of the program. They have a minimum of $20 needed to cash out which will take me a little while to reach, but i’ll keep you posted on that too.

Opinion World This one again is one of the lower paying survey sites where honestly i’d be struggling to make over $7 per hour. Again only worth it if you have a lot of dead time or really in need of cash. I don’t think i’ll be able to stick this one out to the payout period. But I’ll update this if i do.

Some closing advice

The other advice I would give anyone doing this is keep a spread sheet of the sites you’ve signed up to. So far I’m on at least 8 sites but realistically its more like 20 as I filter out the crap from the good ones. The key to doing this is speed. Some things you can do is use the same email and login for all sites so you’re not constantly resetting passwords and such(it might be worth even setting up a seperate email account to run these all through)

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