If you’re looking for extra ways to make some cash today, wether it be to pay off some debt or for a large unplanned expense here are some ideas you could try!
The internet is full of get rich quick schemes, the majority of which are scams. It can be difficult to find legitimate ways of making money. However while I’ve been improving my own finances I’ve discovered so many of them.
1. Sell on eBay
You’d be surprised at what actually sells on eBay! Start by selling your unwanted stuff and if you wanted to carry on earning from eBay you could start reselling.
2. Fill out online surveys
Online surveys are a great way to make some extra money. It’s not always very well paid but it can be done easily at home around any other commitments. If you want to make a substantial amount check out my post on How to make £200 each month with surveys.
3. Sell old phones
Selling your old phones can free up some extra cash, try music magpie.
4. Try mystery shopping
Earn money for completing mystery shops. Often you’re reimbursed for any expenses and also paid a set amount on top. Check out Marketforce for mystery shops near you!
5. Sell on Mercari
List your unwanted items on Mercari for free. Just post a description, add a picture, set your price and wait for someone to buy.
6. Clean people’s homes
Cleaning people’s homes is another great way to earn extra money. If your good at cleaning and you enjoy it you could make £8-£15 per hour depending on your location.
7. Become a Tutor
If you feel like you excel in a certain area why not help others with your expertise. It could be anything from music tuition to GCSE help.
8. Rent out your drive
If you live close to a train station you could rent out your drive to commuters.
9. Sell your unwanted gift cards
You can sell your unwanted gift cards on Zeek and free up some cash. You can also buy discounted gift cards on here as well.
10. Do others laundry/ironing
If you enjoy ironing then you could earn some extra cash offering your ironing and laundry services.
Topcashback have a ‘free offer’ section filled with offers that don’t cost you a penny to earn cash back on.
12. Sell on Facebook
Just search Facebook for ‘items for sale in your location’. Different selling pages, have different rules so give them a read before you start selling your stuff.
13. Rent out your garage
If you don’t use your garage you could rent it out to commuters or offer it to others as a storage space.
Start by offering your babysitting services to friends and family to get some references. This ones great if you have your own children as you’re likely to know other mums already.
15. Free postcode lottery
Enter the free postcode lottery for your chance to win some extra cash. This as the name suggests doesn’t cost you anything to enter.
16. Wash cars
I’m really not a fan of washing my car, I’m really terrible at it and it usually looks worse after I’ve done it! So if your good at washing cars and enjoy being outdoors this is a great way to earn some cash.
17. Car boot
If you have accumulated a lot of unwanted stuff it may be worth taking it to a car boot sale. You’re not going to get high prices unless you have some really rare finds but its an easy way to make cash instantly. Or alternatively.
18. Yard sale
If you can’t get to a car boot sale then hold your own yard/garage sale. Advertise on local Facebook pages and websites.
19. Sell Gold/Silver
Have a look through your jewellery box for any broken necklaces, mis matching earrings or anything that you no longer want. If you do sell online then make sure you post anything recorded delivery.
Snatch is an app similar to Pokemon go, you pick up parcels and those parcels contain various prizes. So far I’ve picked up 4 months of Now t.v and £3.50.
21. Dog walking
If you love dogs why not offer your services as a dog walker. Lots of dog owners work and their dogs are left home alone for most of the day. If you get to know the dogs and owners really well you could also offer…
22. Dog sitting
If you have the space in your own home you could try offering a dog sitting service while the owners are away on holiday. Check out Tailster.
23. Sell your photos
If you’re a keen photographer you may be able to sell your photos online.
Raffler is a prize app. You watch 2 short videos and receive your Raffler ticket. The raffle is drawn once a day and is totally free to use.
25. Rent out your spare room
If you have a spare room in your house, think about taking in a lodger for some extra cash.
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