Here are some easy ways to make money online ,this guide is especially helpful to people who need money fast and looking to earn a little extra cash sitting at home.
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1. No-risk matched betting
This is the best method to make a lot of money is a very short amount of time! without breaking the law :P, Lots of students and professionals have genuinely made 100s of Euros from this technique,
Its completely legal, free of tax and anyone above the age of 18 can do it.
The catch here is, you need to be from UK!, (Not in UK? Skip to No 2)
This works by taking advantage of free bets offered by betting sites through mathcing them at a betting exchange.
Matched Betting eliminates risk as you will be betting for and against a certain outcome.
2. Online surveys
The most popular way for students and professionals to make money is to fill online surveys in their free time
Research companies are always recruiting new members worldwide to answer surveys to test new products! So with a few minutes of form filling you can make a couple of dollars, which is paid in cash or rewards, you can earn up-to $5 (₤3) with some surveys
A few good ones to try are: Toluna, LifePoints, InboxPounds, Onepoll, Branded Surveys, i-Say, Opinion Outpost, YouGov, Pinecone, SurveyBods, Hiving, Panel Base, Prolific, Valued Opinions, Panel Opinion, The Opinion Panel, Survey Junkie.
Also sign up for Swagbucks which rewards you for surveys as well as simply surfing the web, watching videos and playing games.
3. Get paid for searching the web
Love surfing the web? you can now earn cash by doing what you already do online. This has to be one of the easiest methods of making money online without any extra effort or change in behavior.
Qmee.com is the site that rewards you for searching google, bing, yahoo, Amazon and eBay. Thats all you have to do, Just install a simple add-on to your browser and when you make a search there may be a few sponsored results alongside your normal search.
Every Qmee result comes with a Cash reward with it. if you like a result, simply click on it and collect your reward.
the great thing about this is, unlike other sites, this does not have any minimum amount limit for you to cash out. our first one was just 70p sent to our Paypal account. You also have the option to donate it to charity
Sign up now for free and start earning from your own searches! Click here to start.
4. Online market trading
While we agree that this is not an easy way to make money, investing in stock markets can be profitable if you learn to do it properly and safely, You might also suffer huge losses if you don’t take it seriously
If you are serious about it, and learn to do it properly, it can be a way to make money soon and also set up your retirement plan
There is no need for Wolf of Wall Street type of brokers in todays world, you can do all that yourself, all you need is a laptop, an internet connection and an account in a online market trading platform like Etoro or Plus500
Having spent many hours researching this new opportunity, I’ve been experimenting with the two biggest platforms: Plus500 and eToro.com. Both offer free practice accounts.
Overall I prefer eToro with over 12 million users worldwide. It has been featured in a BBC 2 documentary “Traders: Millions by the Minute” and recently began sponsoring several Premier League football clubs.
One of the Amazing things on eToro is the CopyTrader feature. This lets you see, follow and copy the investments of other top performing traders.
This extension can be easily accessed through eToro’s website, where you can check rankings from other traders. When you compare the traders, you can search for those who you think will be successful in the future – with a single mouse click you can “bet” a maximum of 20% of your assets on her or him.
5. Start your own website
if you are interested in generating passive income while you sleep! Getting your own website or a blog is THE way to go.
Starting a website with Bluehost, Godaddy or WordPress can be done under 30 mins and costs less than a cup of a Starbucks coffee, and can be done by an 82 year old
It takes a bit of plugging in on social media to get a first few visitors and get the ball rolling, and there are a ton of ways to get your site monetized, from Google Ads to affiliate marketing
The only catch here is, you will need to provide value to your visitors who check your site, the topic can be anything you are passionate about
6. Review websites & apps for cash
Pretty sure you know how to use a web-browser, so perhaps its time to turn this skill into a profession and browse websites while you get paid to do it
Introducing UserTesting.com – a new platform that pays everyday people to review all kinds of websites. Each review takes around 20 minutes and you earn 10 (£6.50) via Paypal.
Simply sign up here, complete a test review and look forward to receiving websites in your inbox.
7. Investing in classic Disney labels
Disney over the years have been storing various home release classics and restricting their supply in order to keep demand high across generations.
They are stored away for 8-10 years before being released for an unspecified amount of time (they are stored away in a place called the “Disney Vault”)
Buy them as an investment in this time-window at normal retail prices so that you can turn a nice profit when they go off sale for another decade or so.
For example, in 2011 you could buy beauty and the beast on blu-ray 3D for just ₤24.99, in just a couple of years it was on amazon for a staggering ₤74.99
Keep in mind that not all Disney releases are subject to the vault and only true classics will maintain such demand.
Right now there are only 2 titles out of the vault which i would recommend collecting. They are Bambi Diamond Edition Blu-ray and The Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-ray.
8. ‘Get Paid To’ sites
Just like making money from online surveys and testing apps and websites, “Get Paid To” sites reward you with cash and vouchers for completing various offers or activities online.
The most popular sites today are Toluna, Swagbucks and InboxPounds.
9. Become a delivery rider or driver
Although this is not an online job, but it is partially online, as you get directions and orders online, all you have to do is ride from one place to another if you’ve got a Bicycle, motorbike or a car.
That’s all you need to make some extra money by delivering food for people whenever you’ve got some spare time.
You can sign up to delivery companies like
- and many more
Let you offer your services to them, Double-up your opportunities by directly contacting local takeaways and bigger chains like Dominos to see if they have any delivery jobs going.
10. Write and publish a Kindle eBook
Almost everyone is good at basic research and noting down the research done. Now with the Amazon Kindle Storre, anyone can publish an eBook and make money.
Plus the kindle app is now available on almost any device making the global market almost unimaginably huge
What you need to do is list your book for $1.49 – $6.99 and you earn 70% of every sale. considering Amazon is the ultimate Marketplace where most people come specifically to spend. this makes it a fantastic deal.
The catch here is, in order to succeed with eBooks, one must create and provide value and write non-fiction. You can simply bundle information you have researched and compiled on a common problem (example : secrets to building a great website or secrets to finding a great job, or writing a resume) and then presenting it in an easy way to digest format justifies someone spending a few dollars on it.
Another big tip is to have a great cover designed (browse these) so it stands out, and once your book is live on the Kindle store it’s really important to get some reviews so it shows up higher in results. Encourage readers to leave an honest review at the end of your book.
The best thing about this lucrative idea is that once you’ve invested the time (say 20 hours), you’ll earn a passive income for years to come!
11. Affiliate marketing
If you have a good following on social media or on your personal website with engagement (People like and comment on your posts) you can utilize that presence and start making money with it.
You might have heard about sponsored posts, products or services on social media, you can use the same techniques and do it yourself too
Sign up as a publisher on the Awin network, check their offers blog or browse the merchant listings to find something you think your friends would be interested in, grab your affiliate link and share it. if someone clicks through your link and buys the product or service, you will make a nice commission, as high as $50.
Or you can join the Amazon Affiliates program (which is very easy to join) and review products from their site, its the same process,
if you like a product on amazon, open the product page and get the affiliate link (once you join amazon affiliates, you will get an option to copy the affiliate link on every product called the site stripe) once someone buys the product by clicking on your affiliate link, you get a commission,
Check out how Graham Stephen makes $700 per month via affiliate marketing below
12. Mobile phone recycling
You can make good money by recycling your unused phone at recycling centers while also helping the environment.
These are currently the best recycling companies out there
You can find out how much you could get for recycling a phone by heading to each website listed above, entering your device’s details (make, model and condition) and noting down the guide price for comparison.
13. Become a ‘Clickworker’
The clickworker concept is based on the “Internet crowd-sourcing concept” where businesses advertise specific, scalable tasks they need completing quickly. And for us, it’s an easy way to make fast cash from our couch.
There are a variety of tasks, but most commonly they involve mindless data entry, web research or form filling. You are rewarded and paid in cash (via Paypal) for the work you do, and you can choose for what and when you work.
14. Claim tax back
If you are a student or someone working part-time during the summer months, or in an internship, most often you will be overpaying income tax.
Why is that? its simply because few students reach the personal tax-free income allowance each year, but are put on an emergency basic tax-code by their employers meaning tax is being paid when it shouldn’t be.
15. Get cashback when shopping
You can think of this as making money by saving, you can be making money with every purchase in terms of 10% or 0.5% cashback
There are a lot of sites that offer cashback, which pay you the commission they otherwise would have earned.
We recommend signing up with Top Cashback, Quidco.com and Swagbucks which are free and offer the best selection of retailers and exclusives.
16. Part-time job
Getting a part-time job to earn a few extra bucks is always an obvious first choice. it provides a steady flow of income and you can add the experience gained in your CV,
There is better stability unlike other internet based options, which have varying incomes per month or week.
but the catch here is, good jobs are hard to find, you can go through classifieds and also reach out to university careers service to look for job vacancies
It’s also worth signing up with CV Library, a free service which will match your CV with suitable part-time jobs and career opportunities.
17. Sell or provide a service on Fiverr
Fiverr is now the world’s largest marketplace for people to make money selling small services (known as ‘gigs’).
What you offer could be absolutely anything, from writing and translating, social media posting, playing pranks and teaching to creating music, voice-overs and short video clips for people all around the world!
Check out this video below to know what this is about! and get the motivation you need
The default price is $5 (hence Fiverr..), but you can attach extra services to gigs for more money. Whilst it might not seem like much, it can quickly add up
The key is to get a system in place which minimizes the time spent on each gig.
But there is another way to profit even more from Fiverr for potentially far less work. How? By simply reselling gigs elsewhere. For example, find a decent logo designer then reply to jobs on Upwork or even local classifieds. A $5 spend can easily become $50+, and it’s repeatable
18. Sell your notes
If you have an habit of making notes of every lecture you attend and don’t mind sharing it with other students, it can be a great way to generate a little extra cash, there are sites out there that you can upload your notes to, along with your price, and then when another student downloads them you will get paid.
You just have to upload PDFs of your notes, it can be PDFs of handwritten or typed, but it is preferred if it is handwritten. As you are likely to make more money that way.
You can use Nexus Notes and Stuvia, they are free for you to list out your notes, but they tend to take a percentage of your profit in order to handle the promotion and marketing of your notes, so you don’t have to worry about all that.
19. Sell second-hand course books
Another Great way to make quick money is to sell your or others books, be it course books or novels,
How you do this is, buy other students’ textbooks at the end of the year, and then sell them just after freshers’ week – when the new intake of students know that they need them!
You can either advertise on campus or list them online very easily on Amazon Marketplace (just bear in mind they take a commission on books sold).
Of course entering competitions comes with no guarantees, but there is a growing community called the compers, that enter a lot of competitions to win prize money, and end up consistantly making upto ₤50,000 a year through all sorts of competitions
You can know about trying to become a “comper” by reading Sam Tahmassebi‘s experience for VICE, check out the link here I Entered Over 1,000 Competitions in a Month and This Is What I Won
Types of competitions available to enter vary from simple registration forms and Facebook page liking to answering questions correctly over the phone to being a TV game show contestant. Imagine you made it onto Deal or No Deal instead of just watching it!
But if you don’t have the passion to compete constantly before burning out, i suggest you not to try this. but a healthy level of competing is good.
21. Buy and sell domain names
A domain name is an address on the Internet. It’s unique to you in the same way that your telephone number is unique to you. for example “Thepatiencemagazine.com” is a domain name, “Google.com” is a domain name
They cost as little as $0.99 to register with GoDaddy.com yet premium domain names can fetch $1,000s if not millions when sold on. In 2007 VacationRentals.com went for a cool $35m!
Now you’re probably not going to come across anything like that, but you can still turn a quick profit with a bit of searching. The trick is to find available domain names which have some commercial value, snap them up and then list them for sale on a site like Sedo.com.
22. Mystery shopping
If you want to experience what being a spy feels like, its easier than you think plus you get rewarded handsomely.
There are dozens of agencies that pay you to visit all sorts of shops and restaurants to feedback on how they are performing.
Most mystery shoppers are paid by the job and not by the hour. Shoppers may earn $8-$10 for a simple assignment, up to $20, $50, $100 or more
Tasking apps are another form of mystery shopping, where you earn rewards for completing small local tasks. It can be a lot of fun too!
23.Be an Extra in a film/theater set
Do you look at yourself as a budding actor? or ever wanted to find out what it feels like on a movie set?
You could apply to be an extra and just be a person that walks past in the background shot of an episode of empire and get paid for it.
And the pay can be from £60-80 a day on average, and you hardly have to do anything!
There are lots of casting agencies that place willing extras. They make their money by taking a cut from your earnings, so always ask what that is before you take on work.
24. Sell all your old CDs, games and movies
If you are a 90’s kid! i bet you must have a lot of CDs of classic games and movies, and these CDs are cluttering up your space.
You can now sell these to collectors on eBay. and the best thing about this is, you can copy all the data to your laptop or PC before selling them! This means that you are only really selling the plastic and artwork!
You can earn anything from 10p to £20 per item, and the earnings can really add up if you have a large collection. Whilst you’re at it, see if your parents have any ‘clutter’ they’d be happy to see the back of.
You can also sell almost anything for free on Amazon Marketplace or Preloved and sites like MusicMagpie will pay you instantly for sending in unwanted items.
25. Sell on your education!
This is the easiest way to gain a lot of money in a short amount of time, now that we have so many tutoring platforms online! you just have to make a visually appealing video explaining any topic under the sun! and everytime someone subscribes, you get paid! for years
Udemy allows anyone to create an online course (on literally anything!) and get paid forever after as users take it up.
For one-to-one tutoring, list yourself on Superprof and UK Tutors.
You can expect to earn upwards of £10 an hour, and you don’t have to be highly qualified to tutor younger GCSE or even A Level students.
26. Sell your photos
Now that phones are getting better and better! you can literally be anywhere and take a photo of something that catches your eye! In HD!
If you think you’ve got a good shot and a little creativity, try uploading your photographs for free to stock websites. A good starting point is Adobe Stock or Getty Images.
Make more money selling photo subjects that have fewer search results but you feel would have some demand. It might be a good idea to test them out in print first yourself
27. Rent out your car parking space
Universities, Office blocks and some workplaces come with reserved parking spaces! and sometimes you dont use these spaces!
If you aren’t using your parking space and you live in a busy area then you might be in luck. There are plenty of people that may work in the city centre and are fed up of paying through the roof for daily parking.
Advertise your space on Gumtree, Parklet or Just Park.
You must already know this or done this by now! You literally get paid to sit and watch Tv! and probably nothing else!
If you are wondering what to charge have a look at local ads, but you can expect to be paid over £9 ph even if you aren’t trained in childcare.
Aside from advertising yourself, it’s free to create a profile on Care Babysitting. It really can be easy money (unless you get stuck with the child from hell!).
29. Dog walking & sitting
If handling babies isn’t your expertise, then maybe handling dogs and cats is!
dog sitting is big business. Students especially are likely to have free time during the day when others are out at work and worried about their pets at home.
You could bag around £8 an hour per dog, and it’s also a great way to keep fit.
30. Become your own bank
What we mean by this is! lending money to your friends or family like a bank does! its called ‘Peer-to-peer’ lending and its the future of banking! it totally cuts out the middle man, passing on higher interest rates to you and cheaper loans to borrowers. and it’s all managed online from the comfort of your sofa.
Founded in 2010, RateSetter was the first to reimburse lenders on late payments or defaults through its ‘Provision Fund’. Effectively it is designed to be like a normal savings account. To date RateSetter say no investors have ever lost money, and they are fully FCA regulated.
Right now you can expect to achieve up to 4% fixed return, depending on how long you choose to lend for. If you can, go for the ISA account to earn interest tax-free.
Update: for a limited time also get a £20 bonus when you deposit just £10.
31. Rent out your house for filming
Directors for TV and film are always on the hunt for houses to film in.
Not only can you make good money but it’s crazy seeing your own place on TV. Start out by looking at this site.
32 Rent out your body
Warning: Do not do anything you are not comfortable with, no matter how desperate you are for money!
You can try life modelling. Sit there in the buff while budding artists capture your every curve (or pokey bits) in frightening detail! Try RAM, a website especially designed for these kind of jobs.
You could also get involved in clinical drug trials, like sleeping 9 hours just for science, but be sure you fully appreciate any risks attached.
33. Freelance work
If you enjoy writing, managing Facebook pages or doing a little bit of graphic design in your spare time. There are so many freelance jobs out there that require simple skills or just time that someone else might not have.
And the best thing about freelancing is that you can work for clients around the world with just an internet connection from home, to your own hours whilst developing valuable skills and also building a portfolio.
A great place to start is with the leading freelance site Upwork.com.
34. Sell clothes on eBay
IF you have a lot of cloths laying around! the best way to get rid of them is by putting it on eBay!
You can also look for trends in fashion or any other products and buy it at a bulk! then sell is for a markup on eBay or any other marketplace!
For detailed steps to build a 6 figure business doing print on demand, read this guide.
35. Sell your stories and videos
If you have an interesting story then you could try selling it to the papers. It could be anything from sleeping with a professional footballer to getting caught in a clothes horse!
You could film your mates at all times and send it into You’ve Been Framed to net yourself £250 and a few seconds of fame.
36. Network marketing
Also known as Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), this is a business model that allows you to generate ongoing income in two ways: by making a commission selling products and by recruiting other members who go on to sell. The latter allows you to make money from the sales made by those you have recruited.
Importantly, this is not a pyramid scheme (they are illegal) because there is an end goal which involves a customer buying a product or service of value.
It’s also not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. You will have to work I’m afraid! However with the growth of social media, network marketing is becoming easier and lots of people are now making a decent living from it.
This is a serious way of making good money on your own terms and it’s well worth reading up on it. I recommend getting “The Business of the 21st Century” by Robert Kiyosa
37. Source property for wealthy investors
We all know how much money there is in property, but on the surface (with house prices as high as they are) you might be thinking this market is off-limits.
Truth is, lots of people make a great deal of cash simply sourcing suitable properties for wealthy investors who simply have no time.
The trick is to find properties below market value (BMV) by avoiding estate agents and instead flyering your area with your contact details offering to buy houses. Then approach investors with a no-brainer offer to pass on the details of cut-price property in exchange for a % of the sale value.
Most cities will have monthly networking events for landlords and property investors. Track these down, sign up, put on your best suit and go along with lots of business cards. Or you could start on LinkedIn or even Twitter to build some initial contacts.
As you might imagine, this isn’t necessarily a quick way to make money but once you’ve got a few investors in your phone book it can prove to be very lucrative in the long run. If you’re interested, I recommend reading this book.