This is actually the first time that I used money as a motivator for her homework. The thing is, the things that she appears to have a problem with, I know she can do it. Since she's been into earning money, lately, I thought that this would be a good way to do it. Once she's mastered it and feels confident in her ability to do the task at hand, no money will be given. Then if something else begins to be a problems, I'll try it again. It's instant gratification for her. You should have seen how stinking excited she was when she did it all by herself. Besides, school is over this week anyway. Perhaps, I'll buy her a kid word search book to try to master over the summer.
She does do chores, without monetary incentive, but the bigger stuff that she helped me with this weekend, I gave her some money for. She deserved it. She was a big help and didn't complain once. We were able to get the entire house cleaned within an hour and a half. Well worth the two bucks.
Her regular chores include putting the silverware away from the dishwasher (I take out the sharp stuff, first). Empty the garbages in the bathrooms, up and downstairs, picking up toys in living room, keeping her room straight (sometimes) making her bed, putting her clothes away. She doesn't get money for these things. if she complains, I start rattling off all the things that I do around the house. It shuts her up quickly enough. Threating to stop washing her clothes really gets her. (obviously I wouldn't, but since she loves clothes, it works).
The extras that she did over the weekend included vacuuming the kitchen and bathroom floors so I could mop...(I have a small vacuum that she can handle) putting various things away that I had asked her to do, wiping down the counters and bathrooms with Clorox wipes and dusting. She did a great job.