with money – with only working part time at the moment, in the past I’ve had to
miss out on things I’ve really wanted to do simply because of lack of funds.
Unfortunately the country isn’t in the best state at the moment ; it’s
almost impossible to find a job these days and even when you have necessary
experience, jobs are still few and far between. Luckily, since I first began
university, I tried to find some other easier ways to up my funds a bit to help
tide me by. Although none of my methods were necessarily as good as working full
time, having some extra cash thanks to these small steps actually benefited me
a lot and to this day I still use a lot of them. I’m looking for a full time
job based more around my degree in the long run, but thanks to some of these
ideas I’ve found ways to help tide me by during those times when I don’t get as
many hours at work or actually really need the type of money I’d earn if I did
have a full time job.
extra money if you’re willing to put the time and effort in. Putting a couple
of hours aside each day to answer a few surveys will benefit you in the long
run, but it’s definitely a method that requires a lot of effort if you want to
start earning a lot of money. Most surveys offer between 50p – £2.00 for a
10-30 minute survey which means some bad points include the surveys can be
quite boring and long winded, especially when you don’t see results right away.
However, sometimes putting one day aside a week (or a couple of hours per
evening) helps spread things out a bit and within a month you could earn quite
a lot of money just for offering your opinion. There are tons of websites
about, some offering cash paid direct into your paypal and others offering
vouchers for websites such as Amazon and others. That’s just the basics –
there’s a lot more to be said about the ways in which you can commit yourself
more to this method – but I’ll be having a friend do a guest post on this soon!
Ebay is an absolute godsend if you have the
time and patience. I bet you’d find tons of clothes lying around your room that
you don’t wear anymore – why leave them in your wardrobe collecting dust when
you can sell them and make someone else happy? I put loads of clothes on EBay
last month and earned about £200 and this was literally stuff I’d never even
worn. Clothes with tags still on go for so much more and it’s always an idea to
look into selling things on EBay as a kind of on the side business. You can buy
lots of cheap clothes from boot sales and charity shops and sell them for much
more than what you paid on EBay and a lot of people who don’t have the time to
do it all actually pay other people to list stuff for them. You could also do
this if you don’t have time yourself.
be worth a lot more using cash for gold websites as opposed to EBay or anything
else. Jewelry from over the years just gets piled up and you’ll probably find
you don’t actually want old rings/necklaces etc from old boyfriends that you
forgot they gave you. Sell it on and earn some money out of it at least and if
your ex was a bad boyfriend then it’ll feel even better selling it 😉
websites before, but generally cash back websites are really beneficial if you
do a lot of online shopping. It takes no extra effort on your part – simply set
your home screen to the website of your choice and next time you want to buy
something online, click onto the website via the cash back site and earn a percentage
of what you pay back. Different websites offer different deals and some even
offer freebies where you can earn a little bit of money each day just by
clicking through to certain sponsors. Bigger buys = bigger earnings obviously,
and things like phone contracts, car insurance etc can give you payouts of up
to £100 or more.
do and those that don’t offer great prizes. This is pretty straightforward too
– you’ll find a variety of different websites dedicated to avid compers who
post full lists of competitions to enter daily. Generally the smaller the competitions
the more chance you have of winning – but don’t let that defer you. Some competitions
offer top prizes of things like holidays, thousands of pounds and more – and
after all, someone has got to win right?!
UK, but it DOES exist. I’ve yet to find a website that offers glamorous assignments
like staying over night in 5* hotels and such, but I’ve recently gotten into
mystery shopping myself lately and have to admit, it’s helped boost my income a
bit! The best part is that it’s actually fun – you’ll find assignments for pubs
and supermarkets and really all you have to do is visit a place and pay
attention. Some tasks ask you to purchase items or food, which are reimbursed,
and you also get paid for actually doing the assignment.
boost your income just that little bit more. Although I wouldn’t say you could
earn enough money to give up work completely, these are definitely ideal for
students or people working part time like myself. A lot of them do depend on
how much effort you’re willing to put in yourself but at the end of the day a
lot of them are really quite easy in regards to how much you can earn! I hope
this post helps!