2 Easy Ways A Shopping Addict Can Make Money

2 Easy Ways A Shopping Addict Can Make Money

If you aren't doing these 2 simple things you’re losing out on extra spending-money.

Hi, my name is Nicole and I love spending money. Its not the cheapest hobby and shopping can get out of hand quick. I'm a college student, not a millionaire. When I go into Target for things I need to buy, I end up leaving with no less than 5 things from the $3 and up section. Thankfully, I found out two ways to fund my shopping-addict lifestyle. They are so easy and I have been doing it for months and months now. If you can't go a week without ordering $50 worth of stuff to get free shipping, you need to keep reading and learn my tricks.

First, I found out about this website called Opinion Outpost. Opinion Outpost is a website that gives you rewards for completing online surveys. Its as simple as that, and I totally thought it was too good to be true too. But seriously, you take surveys on the website, some take 5 minutes and some can take up to 40 minutes. Then, you get points as little as 5 for the short surveys and 20 for the longer ones. When you reach 50 points, you can get a $5 Amazon gift card. I’ve been doing Opinion Outpost surveys for over a year and I’ve gotten probably around seven Amazon gift cards worth $5 each. It takes time, you wont be able to fill out enough surveys in one day to get the reward, but if you have patience and take one survey a week, you’ll get that gift card in no time.

This summer I made a Letgo account. You might have seen the commercials on TV for it. You sell your stuff on this app for people to buy. It’s like a mix of a thrift store with Craigslist. You post pictures of your item you want to sell, a caption that tells potential buyers background information about the product, give a price, and wait for people in your town to message you and buy it. They’ll give you cash and pick it up. You can sell anything, and if you price your items fairly you’ll make money and get rid of stuff you don't want anymore. Its super simple and its a win win situation.

So now you know my tricks for balancing my shopping habits. My holy trinity for saving and earning money is coupons, Opinion Outpost and Letgo. I’m a success story that proves they work, and I can thankfully still go shopping whenever my cravings start.

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18 things all college kids think during their first week home of summer break

Because it's so nice to be home, I think?


1. Ahhh, it's so nice to be home

Buckingham Palace ain't got nothing on this place

2. OMG my pups!! I missed you doggos so much

Just accept my love. Pls. Love me back, I've been gone for 8 months. I'm begging.

3. Wow this queen bed is so big

*cue sleeping in a starfish position*

4. Finally a bedroom to myself

Headphones? I don't know her.

5. But wait, it's kinda scary sleeping in a dark room alone again

"Hello? Are there any ghosts in here?"

6. Sooooooo, no more meal plan?

Are you sure the local Chick-Fil-A doesn't accept meal swipes?

7. Who am I supposed to annoy at 2am if my friends don't live down the hall anymore?

2:30 AM: "Mom? Dad? Wanna go get french fries with me? Maybe watch a movie?"


"Okay maybe tomorrow...Sorry for bothering you. Okay good talk!"

8. "Mom you're going to do my laundry now, right?"

I mean it's kinda your job isn't it?

No? Okay yes ma'am I will do my own laundry no problemo, aye aye captain!

9. Me and my friends are going to spend every day together

*Me talking to myself through the camera on Snapchat*:

"So we're approaching day four with zero human interaction. Pretty good work, but we could do better!"

10. Yes, final grades are in! Can't wait to see what I got this semester!

*Slowly closes computer screen*

11. Do I really have to ask my parents to leave the house?

*Doesn't Ask*:



Mom: "Oh honey you're an adult now, you don't have to ask! Come and go as you please!"

12. Chores? Yea no thank you.

They've been doing them without me for months. They're all set.

13. Wait, so forreal though.. do restaurants in town take my meal plan?

Bank Account: $5.93

*Whispers to worker* "I won't tell if you don't. Just swipe my school ID, see if it works."

14. Will my Juul set off the fire alarm in my bedroom?


*Rips Juul*

15. I kinda underestimated how weird it would be to hang out with people from my high school again.

"Oh no you haven't changed a bit Janice! Your baby is so cute lol."

*Awkwardly laughs*

16. Why do my old friends have new friends?

I don't like this, not one bit.

17. Can they tell that I'm not really listening to their stories about school?

"Yeah haha Delta Sigma Mu sounds sooooo dope Chad, that's ~wild~ that you had late nights three times a week lol!"

"Oh you snuck into the football stadium when the gates were unlocked?? That's crazy, you're crazy, school sounds... crazy!"

18. I'm bored. How long until I can go back to school?

Is it too late for a summer intersession?

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Even If You Aren't Friends With Them, They Still Deserve Your Respect

You will always have to work with people who you may not favor or they may not favor you, but being respectful gets you far in life.

My parents have always been a major source of inspiration, for as long as I can remember. They always demonstrate great parenting skills. And, most importantly, they own up to their mistakes.

Part of being a successful parent is giving the right advice. My parents always know what to say and when to say it. Even if their words that they offer me are the brutal truth, it still inspires me to be better every day.

The best piece of advice my parents gave to me is that you don’t have to be a fan of everyone in your lifetime. However, everyone deserves respect. In other words, “kill them with kindness.” If I had a dollar for every time I have heard these words, I would be rich.

I feel as if these words have shaped me as a person, and they help me understand what is important in life. You will always have to work with people who you may not favor or they may not favor you, but being respectful gets you far in life. If you show respect, it becomes contagious. Others will respect you more.

Also, when you show that others’ rude acts do not bother you and all you do is kill them with kindness, it is a satisfying feeling to show that you are the bigger person in a situation like this. There are many times in life when people will treat you with disrespect; however, just because someone does not give you respect doesn’t mean you also have to treat them the same way. Being kind, showing respect, and having manners are always qualities that people look for in others.

If there is any advice I would pass down, it is exactly this that my parents always remind me of.

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