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 are 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 your unwanted items 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 and even cars. 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.
Transcribe audio and video with TranscribeMe
Get paid for listening to audio and re-writing it- it’s that simple. TranscribeMe pays upwards of $20 per audio, so it can be fairly lucrative if you can type quickly! It is completely free to join, the only exception is that there is a short style guide to learn and a short entrance exam.
They pay via PayPal, which you can request at any time and you can work whenever you wish!
Earn money by internet searching with Qmee
Qmee works in the background of your internet browsing and operates as your shopping assistant by offering price comparisons and adverts for other deals. You earn money by clicking on the links- usually 7 to 15 pence at a time. But as you continually use it you will rack up a bit of extra cash to claim back through PayPal.
Sell your pictures to Alamy
If you have a DSLR and consider yourself a half-decent photographer, you can sell your snaps to stock photo websites such as Alamy, which will then be sold to be used in magazines, online publications and adverts. You will then receive a cut of the sale price. You do need to have at least $50 worth of sales to request your money via PayPal or other alternatives.
Fill in surveys with i-Say
It’s not the most enthralling way to spend your leisure time, but completing a survey here and there 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! Completing surveys will earn you points which you can then redeem for rewards such as Amazon vouchers and £50 prepaid Mastercards.
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!