How to make money from home
Looking to make an extra bit of money but don’t want to get a part-time job? Refused Car Finance have compiled a list of easy ways you can make an extra bit of cash from the comfort of your own home! And don’t worry, they’re all totally legit! No matter how good you are at saving, a little bit of extra cash is always useful! From online surveys to app reviews to starting your very own blog, you can earn money without even leaving the house.
Cashback is becoming increasingly popular and you can get cashback on just about anything nowadays. From buying with your favourite online retailer to filling up your car with fuel, to your weekly food shop at the supermarket! You can also get cashback credit cards which gives you cash every time you spend on them! Some companies pay up to 5% when you spend in the first three months.
Complete online surveys
There are many online survey websites which offer you money or prizes just for filling them in. Some sites offer up to £3 for a ten-minute survey, it’s not a lot but it is easy money. All you need to do is sign up, complete the surveys and receive your funds. Survey websites earn commission from advertisers which they share with you just for completing their surveys.
Sell your old stuff
The time old tradition of earning money by selling the things you no longer want or need. Depending on what you want to sell, there’s a platform for it! There are many different places to sell now, whether it’s on social media, auction websites or mobile apps. Remember to get familiar with any rules, restrictions and fees on different platforms before you start selling.
Start your own blog
This one isn’t a quick fix when you want to make money online. Starting your own blog takes time and effort but it can be seriously worth it. If you’re passionate about writing then it can be really worth your while. There are many ways you can start your own blog for free but if you’re serious about making money then some of the paid platforms are probably better for you. Just simply find the blogging platform that’s right for you and start creating content! Advertisements such as banner ads, sponsored posts and CPC advertising is a great way to earn money for your blog.
Website and app testing
Similar to online surveys, you can get cash incentives for testing new websites and apps from the comfort of your own home! You may need to apply to become a website tester so that the creator can be assured you’re going to test a website seriously. With some of the biggest sites paying £10-£20 just for 20 minutes’ worth of testing.
Switch bank accounts
If you’re looking for a quick one-off payment, switching bank accounts is a good choice! There are terms and conditions on most deals though so make sure you meet the required criteria before you switch. Some banks offer up to £175 just for switching and also extra financial benefits after you’ve stayed with them for three or six months. There are also many incentives for referring friends and family to your current bank or building society, such as £100 for you and a friend when they switch.
Become a mystery shopper
There are tonnes of website and agencies who will pay you for being a mystery shopper! You can be asked to visit shops, restaurants or venues. Typically, you will be asked to purchase certain items, ask questions, take photos and take mental notes of things such as cleanliness and lighting and then produce a report on your experience to feedback to the agency.
Obviously, there is no guarantee that you will win but it’s a really easy way to increase your chances! Like they say, “you’ve got to be in it, to win it”. In the UK, there are a growing number of “compers” who enter all sorts of competitions every day to try win cash prizes to earn extra money.
Sign yourself up for freelance work
Depending on your skills and work, you could outsource your workload from home! It’s easier to freelance when you know your niche but you can also do it as a total beginner. There are many freelance websites looking for new members every day, scroll through millions of paid jobs and apply for the ones that suit you.
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