With the cost of living ever increasing but wages staying relatively consistent, we’ve all thought about ways, outside our 9-5s, to make some extra cash. Whether this is to go towards a family holiday, new car or just to cover the basic costs of everyday life, a second income can be hugely beneficial. It is often not feasible to take up another job and let’s face it, no one really wants to, so why not watch your pennies stack up from the comfort of your couch with a cuppa!?
There’s plenty of ways you can make and save money on the internet, and you don’t even have to be computer savvy. Here’s a few to get you started;
Sell all your unwanted things on eBay
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure- and people will pay for what they want. eBay makes selling your unwanted goods so easy. The site connects users from all over the world, and allows you to sell just about anything; from clothes and toys to cars and electricals. Even if you think the items only worth a couple of pounds, it will add up and de-clutter your home at the same time! Don’t be a hoarder! Get some extra dosh for your used and unused junk.
Use cashback websites
There is no excuse for not getting discount prices when shopping online. Not only does everything generally cost less but there are cashback sites available so you never have to pay full price again! All you have to do is sign up and then visit your favourite online stores via the site so it can recognise you’re using it. When you do this, the site will offer a cashback amount when you purchase which will build up in the account until you’re ready to transfer it into your bank account! Try www.quidco.co.uk, it’s one of the most popular cashback and voucher sites and will start saving you money today. On top of all that, when you recommend a friend, you instantly get £5 into your Quidco account. Free money! If you’re a student, many online stores offer student discount if you sign up to student website or have an in-date student card. This usually averages at 10%, so don’t forget to enter your code at the checkout!
It’s not the most enthralling way to spend your leisure time, but completing the odd online poll is easy money. Businesses and companies are desperate for feedback and are more than willing to pay for it, so offer your opinion in exchange for cash! Search engines will provide links to survey sites which will notify you of new polls in which you can take part in exchange for money. Try doing two surveys a week or whenever you have some time to kill and you’ll quickly see your pounds mount up.
Use the internet for more than casual browsing and Netflix! Get your financial head on and you’ll benefit from the ample ways to increase your income outside of your working hours. It’s not difficult, it does take a bit of your time but at least you can do it in your favourite slippers! Happy earning!