EXTRA cash is always helpful when the cost of living is on the rise.
But there are ways to boost your cash without even leaving your home.
How to make money from home in 2022
We’ve compiled a list of some nine ways to earn a bit of extra dosh on the side, from selling your old clothes or becoming a part-time product tester.
If you’re unable to work, have a full-time job or are maybe a stay at home parent, there are loads of things you can do to earn some extra money.
And the extra cash may go a long way for millions of households who are battling against soaring energy bills and rising inflation.
Whether you’re looking to top up your regular income or need some extra cash for a holiday, we’ve got the tips for you.
Share deals and get paid
LatestDeals hand out vouchers for people who share deals on its website.
You get points which add up to Amazon vouchers.
You have to get to a minimum of 5,000 points before you get a £5 Amazon voucher.
There’s a guide to how many points you can earn for different activities on the LatestDeals.co.uk website.
Just as you’d expect from the name, cashback websites give you cash back when you spend online.
TopCashback and Quidco are two of the most popular and sometimes you can earn hundreds.
When you’re shopping, make sure you click through the websites to get some extra cash.
Both have widgets you can download so you never forget.
They are free to use but there are plus memberships which cost £5 a year and can give you a higher rate of cashback.
Get paid to watch TV
Theviewers.co.uk puts together research panels for broadcasters and programme makers so that they can get feedback on TV programmes before they hit the box.
You can either attend face-to-face research groups, fill in surveys online or do both.
You can earn between £40 and £70 for a discussion group and it’s usually cash in hand. Snap photos of receipts
Some apps will give you cash or Amazon vouchers just for taking photos of receipts, and it doesn’t matter what you buy.
Receipt Hog will give you points that you can redeem for a £3 voucher once you’ve earned 1,000 of them.
Each receipt is only worth a few points but it quickly adds up if you snap every receipt you get.
And it has surveys you can fill out for cash.
Shopprize is a similar app that gives you 100 coins for each receipt (and bonus coins when you level up).
When you hit 7,500 coins, you can cash out a £5 Amazon voucher.
Complete easy tasks
Money-earning website 20Cogs gets you to complete 20 tasks over a period of a few weeks.
They can be things like questionnaires and signing up to offers.
Conveniently, the questionnaires and offers can be cancelled at no cost.
Fill out online surveys
Online surveys are a quick and relatively easy way to get hold of extra cash.
You can get paid up to £6 per survey – and it’s a great way to make money, according to both Emma Drew of Emmadrew.info and Francesca Mason of From Pennies to Pounds.
There are lots of sites you can use, but these are the easiest to navigate: YouGov.co.uk and Prolific.ac.
Get paid for music
SliceThePie will reward up to 10p for every song you listen to and rate.
The more you listen, the more they’ll reward you.
Surf the web for cash
One way you can earn and surf is by downloading and registering with the Qmee app or browser add on.
It works by helping advertisers reach specific users – so the adverts will be more tailored for you. If you click on one of the ads you like, you’ll be paid.
Usually it’s around 7-15p a search but you can earn up to £1.
Install an app
With Ipsos Media Cell – consumer data tracking software – you will earn a £20 voucher just by installing an app on your phone.
You also have to fill in a quick survey.
You then get £10 every month that you keep the app installed on your phone.
The app is owned by renowned research company IPSOS Mori.
It’s designed to get more information about how people consumer media, what they watch and listen to and what devices they use.
Meanwhile, selling your old tech, you could raise upwards of £600 to help with the cost of living bite.
And one car boot sale expert reveals how she makes cash from her unwanted belongings.
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