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Effortless ways to make your money go further


With summer holiday season just around the corner and just 27 weeks until Christmas (eek) many of us will start feeling the pinch soon. But fret not – here are five fast and simple ways of making your money go further.

Take online surveys

Paid surveys are a super easy way to make a little extra money online. You don’t need experience or qualifications, just a point of view. Make sure you sign up to a reputable survey company with a good privacy policy, to protect yourself online and avoid spam. Opinion Outpost, OpinionWorld and What Would Mums Say are all popular sites, offering paid surveys which are completely FREE to sign up to with great rewards. Choose to earn money or vouchers to spend on something you really want.

Get cashback

If you do online shopping, make sure you sign up to a cashback site to receive money back on most items you buy. Quidco and Top Cashback are established sites, and by simply clicking through to the website you want to shop from can help you earn extra money easily. Why not also switch to a cashback credit card whilst you’re at it? Money Saving Expert have a great guide to help you choose the best option for you.

Use vouchers

If you’re buying something in a shop, see if they are offering a discount if you open a store card. Just make sure you pay it off! You don’t even have to use it again. If you shop with a large supermarket, join their loyalty scheme as points can very quickly build up (and don’t forget to check if you have unused points which you can spend or convert into vouchers). Also, before a day out or before buying anything online, run an internet search to see if there are any offer codes or two-for-one deals currently available. For a family trip to a large theme park this could save you a lot of money.

Get advertising

If you don’t mind your car being covered in adverts, this can be a great way to make money effortlessly. There are a fair few companies willing to pay you money for handing over the space . If you plan to have a new fence put in, a new drain, windows, or a garage, why not ask the company beforehand if they will give you a discount if you advertise for them? Many will be keen to proudly display their work with a sign next to it, which could save you some serious cash.

Influence the market

Believe it or not, plenty of companies would love to know just what people buy and when. Nielsen is a reputable site offering rewards in exchange for your shopping data. Simply sign up for free, scan all your purchases and earn rewards in exchange for your time. Also, if you have a bit of time on your hands you can even get paid by searching the web and seeing paid adverts, using sites such as Qmee . It’s simple and you can even do it in your pyjamas.

With just a tiny amount of effort you could soon start to notice a difference in your finances.

Have you tried any simple ways to make your money go further? Discovered a clever new way to maximise your savings? We’d love to hear from you! Join the discussion on Facebook and don’t forget to take part in one of our paid surveys to earn money online in your spare time.

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