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5 ways to save some lolly (and earn extra money)

5 ways to earn extra money working from home including paid surveys

Many of us would welcome some extra money to spend on ourselves or our favourite people – especially when it comes to the summer. If you want to earn some extra money in your spare time it is possible to help bolster up your bank account when you need it most. Here are five tried and tested ways to top-up your income by earning extra money:

Start taking paid surveys
Paid surveys are a simple way to earn extra money and rewards and can be done from the comfort of your own sofa, or when you are out and about. Companies such as Opinion Outpost and OpinionWorld do not charge membership fees, and anyone over the age of 18 can take part in paid surveys to earn money. Simply sign up, share your opinion through paid online surveys and earn money or vouchers as a thank-you for your time. Reward amounts vary, depending on the paid survey length, but it’s a safe, easy and interesting way to start saving the pennies and to top up your income.

Use cashback sites to save extra money
There are plenty of free cashback sites available now that let you earn money (or cash-back) simply by clicking through their website onto the online retailer you usually buy from. It requires very little effort and the extra money can stack up over time - especially if you do your shopping online. Rewards can take a little while to build up and some retailers won’t offer cashback but it’s one of the easiest ways to save and make your extra money go further.

Sell your stuff to earn extra money
There are lots of auction and home-selling sites available now, and everything from rubber band balls to old beer mats can be sold to make money online. Even if it’s not a collector’s item or an antique, there is usually someone willing to take it off your hands and pay you for the privilege. It may not make you a millionaire (or maybe it will) but it’s a great way to clear out old junk whilst earning a bit of extra money towards that much-needed holiday.

Rent it out and stash the cash
If you live near a train station, theatre, sports stadium or town centre, and have spare outside space or a garage, why not rent it out as a parking space? You can either market it yourself or use a car parking rental website. Or, if you have loft space, spare cupboard space or an empty garage you could also rent the space out for storage to earn extra cash on the side.

Get creative to make money
Ever thought of selling your own skills to earn extra money? If you can sew, make pottery, paint, have a flair for card-making or are handy with a glue gun why not sell your own wares and make money online? If you don’t have the time to set up your own website you can start an online shop through one of the big auction websites, or book a table at a local craft event or a market. Up-cycling continues to be popular, so if you enjoy browsing car boot sales and second-hand shops you can really add value to something old by giving it a new lick of paint or even making it look more distressed to sell on for a profit.

If you’re really serious about saving the pennies and earning extra money you could try all of these ideas to see which most appeals to you. Selling a product requires some time and effort, so it’s best to stick to an idea that can work around your lifestyle – which is why online paid survey taking is becoming more and more popular. Why not give it a go, and see how much you can make from your own home? Browse our website, or sign up today, to find out more about how you can make money from home in your spare time.

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