I am always looking for easy ways to make some extra money at home. But I don’t have lots of spare time so I need it to be quick and simple.
I did some research into apps and sites that could make you money but I wasn’t convinced I would actually make any money.
However within a couple weeks, I had received my first Amazon gift card and a cash out to PayPal.
I realised that you really could make money by doing small tasks in your spare time.
Update December 2020 After using these ways to make extra money from home for the last two years, I can definitely say that numbers 1, 6, 7 and 8 from the list below have made me the most extra money. I am still using them today and regularly receive payouts from each one.
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9 Ways To Make Extra Money From Home
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To earn rewards you take part in surveys, search the web, or sign up for offers. You earn real money on this site instead of points, which I prefer. I complete several surveys each day and can earn anywhere from 20p up to £1.50 per survey. To withdraw your money you need to earn £20. Then you exchange it for a gift card – I usually go for Amazon. Click here to try the Inboxpounds site.
This is an app made for apple or android. You have short questions to answer and in return you earn points. The questions help companies to develop their products. I find this is the simplest side hustle to do as it is so quick and easy. But you do have to earn 10,000 points before you receive a £5 reward to PayPal.
Most questions are worth 10 points or at most 40 points, so it can take a while to get to a reward. But you do only need to spend a couple of minutes on it each day to earn points towards your total.
Take part in YouGov surveys to earn points. The surveys are regular and you will be sent emails alerting you to a new survey. Earn 5000 points and you will get £50. This takes a while to reach but is a good reward at the end. I have received my £50 cash out and I’m about to reach the target again. Visit YouGov to join.
You will receive emails alerting you to new surveys. These surveys are usually worth $1 or $5. Complete the survey and a few days later you will receive a payout to PayPal. You can convert this to your currency. Join Intellizoom here.
This is one of my favourites. You fill in a profile all about you and your life when you sign up. Researchers then use this information to pick people to invite to answer their research questions. This means you don’t waste any time answering surveys that you get screened out of.
The rewards vary from a few pence to several pounds. You can withdraw your cash when you have reached £5 and can have it paid straight into PayPal.
This can be used online and as an app. It is a survey site but you can install a browser extension that gives you cash rewards for searches. I have only completed the surveys but this is one of my favourite side hustles. Although you do get screened out of the surveys quite often the cash rewards are pretty good when you do qualify.
I have received my payments quickly and can easily see my reward total adding up. I have received quite a few cash payments which go into your PayPal account immediately. Another quick way to make money from home.
I have been using this for a while now. You complete short digital tasks for a set amount of money. You can complete as many or as few jobs as you want from the selection of tasks. Some of the tasks are for very small amounts but if you do a few of these they can quickly add up. I have found that I get higher paying jobs by using the app.
You receive your cash payment via PayPal and your money is quickly transferred if you have reached the payout amount each month. I have had a lot of payments from them and is a great way to make that extra money from home.
You can earn rewards by completing online surveys, playing games, shopping and watching videos.
There are lots of surveys to choose from, but you don’t qualify for them all. When you have earned enough Swagbucks you can exchange them for your choice of gift card. When I have enough Swagbucks (around 800) I exchange them for a £5 Amazon gift card.
There are lots of different ways to make some extra money from home. I have been able to buy treats for the family, home decor and to add to savings. You can’t lose anything by trying them out so just pick one and give it a go!