5 ways for Canadians to earn a little side money

It ain’t side hustle money, but it’s always nice to get some pocket money. Canadians often get the short end of the stick when it comes to a lot of things, but here are some Canadian exclusive ways to get some extra cash.


Shakepay is a Canada-based platform for buying, selling, and storing Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH) via a smartphone or desktop computer. You can earn a bit of free Bitcoin by shaking your phone every day (by a bit I mean a small fraction). It may be a small amount, but hey, it’s free and easy to get. You can also earn a $10 referral when you get a friend to sign up and purchase $100 of Bitcoin or ETH, and they also will get $10.

Download via the app store and get into crypto trading easily.


You can also sign up using my referral link and we’ll get both $30. Sweet right?

Google Surveys

Known as Google Opinion Rewards, you get paid for completing quick surveys, and I mean quick. I’ve completed a lot of surveys over the year and Google by far is the easiest. It’s not a lot but you can use them for games, or build it up and use Google Pay. I earned $20 over the year, and used it on games!


Credit Card Churning

It is the process of closing one credit card account and opening another for the rewards. It’s recommended to switch after a couple of years and not to change often as it can impact your credit card. I’ve done it only once, and don’t regret it. Companies often only give bonuses for new credit card sign up with certain conditions, but it is doable and you can get the bonuses either instantly or in a few months. Cash back cards are always a good bet for credit cards to get make a few extra bucks.

There is even a subreddit where you can go to get advice and learn more.


Ask Canadians Survey

If collect points for any of the below, you should be on Ask Canadians Survey.

  • Aeroplan
  • Hudson Bay’
  • Petro Points
  • Via Rail

Essentially, you sign up, get sent surveys to complete (if you qualified), and then get points! Even if you don’t qualified you still get some pity points. It rakes up and the surveys give an adequate amount of points.



If you use Petro Points, then Optimity is a good way to add some extra points. This is an app where you get rewarded for completing quizzes in regards to health and finance. You also get rewarded when you complete a certain number of steps, it’s better if you have a friend to help!

You can also use my invite code lucy04108 if you would like!