The internet is full of dodgy get-rich-quick schemes and dubious “business opportunities”, so finding some genuine ways to make a bit of extra money in your spare time is quite a tricky task. We’ve taken a look over all of these tips, and picked out 5 of the best for this list. If you use a few of these ways then you’ll quickly add a nice amount of money to your wallet each month.
If you have a fair amount of savings just sitting in an account, you may be able to make this work for you. There are plenty of ways to generate a good amount of interest from your savings that at the very least will make it inflation-proof. If you are willing to keep it locked in an account for 12 months or longer then you could benefit from a high rate of interest. Another idea to consider is an ISA, where you have an allowance on the amount of interest you can make without being taxed.
Using websites or credit cards that allow you to receive cashback is a great way for you to generate some extra cash without going too far out of your way. These websites generally require you to shop at selected retailers, but if you don’t mind doing this then it will just be free money for you. You can get cashback on anything from groceries to utility bills so you should check out one of the websites to find out how much money you will make doing this.
There are plenty of websites where you can make a little bit of money from completing online surveys. You can earn anywhere from 25p to £2 for each survey and most tend to take around five minutes and minimal effort to complete. If you sign up to several survey websites you could realistically earn £10-20 per week.
Rent a parking space
If your house or flat has a parking space that is going unused, you could rent it out and get a nice amount of money per month. The amount you could get depends completely on how good a parking space you have. A parking space in the West End of London will have a higher rent than one in the suburbs, but locations close to subway/train stations or major tourist attractions could still make you a lot of money too.
Be a mystery shopper
Businesses are always interested in evaluating the service their staff are providing to customers, and they hire mystery shoppers to do this. Mystery shoppers pose as real customers and go about shopping in a business just like anybody else, reviewing their experiences afterwards. You can sign up quite easily to be a mystery shopper and can expect to do jobs such as eating in a restaurant or buying groceries from a set list, all for money.
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