Join s of MoneySavers in the Forum's many discussion boards. Latest Money Tips Email. More than I actually paid. I took your advice and have claimed PPI from all the companies we had loans with. If you've a computer or smartphone, there's a host of ways to boost your coffers - some are quick, others are slow-burners.
This guide lists 35 legit ways to make money online. You can get paid just to watch videos, write, search on Google, sell photos, make your own YouTube clips and much more. Before you start to earn money online, there are a few things worth knowing.
Don't store cash in online-earning accounts Companies that offer you the opportunity to earn online aren't banks. There's no protection if one goes under, taking your cash with it. So withdraw your cash as soon as you reach the payment threshold. Your email account is likely to be flooded with spam, so set up a dedicated email address for online earning.
Doing this is also a quick way to check when new paid tasks become available. With some sites, it can take a while to earn enough to be able to withdraw your money. And if you give up, it means you did the tasks for free. For this reason, it's important to understand it's not quick cash. But it is nice extra income, provided you're consistent and have a little patience. If you're given the choice, opt to get paid in cash.
If you get paid in gift vouchers, spend them ASAP. Doing so reduces your chances of being left with invalid vouchers should the retailer go bust on you. Plus it means you can't lose them or forget about them until they go out of date. If you earn more than that - which is unlikely if you're doing this casually - some of it will probably belong to the taxman. For most people, it'll be around a third, but you'll need to register for self-assessment and check.
Tasks include filling in polls, watching videos and searching using its page instead of Google. Advertisers pay Swagbucks to publicise their wares or do market research, and the site passes a cut to you. The more dedicated you are, the more you earn, though every task pays a different amount. It pays points for searching the web via its site instead of Google.
Note you only earn points periodically as you search — searching for things over and over won't boost your total. Install the Swagbucks toolbar. The toolbar's a browser plug-in that lets you search without visiting its site. Toolbar users earn one extra point every day. Another way to boost your total is to enter codes for bonus points.
You earn points each time just for playing games on its site. Watch and you get the chance to win extra points. You're not guaranteed to get them every time you watch though.
Willing to give views on Justin Bieber, washing-up liquid or politics? It's all about stashing cash by filling in online surveys. It just involves downloading an add-on that sits on your internet browser. Qmee will show extra results or adverts alongside normal search results see picture. Some firms pay Qmee to appear in these ads, and Qmee gives you a cut of the cash.
Each link shows how much you'll earn for clicking. Sign into your account to see how much cash you've stashed. No, just search for stuff as you would normally. Qmee says it only rewards genuine searches. Only install the add-on if you are happy for the company to access the data, including your browsing history. The exact data it can access varies by browser, but a list should pop up when you install the add-on. Qmee says it won't share your data with anyone else without permission, and it doesn't store data on general browsing habits, only search terms.
Qmee shows a mixture of results. They include sites that pay it to drive traffic, as well as others that don't pay it. It says this is to keep results fair, so it can track what users are interested in. This means Qmee sometimes includes MoneySavingExpert in results when people search for money topics, even though we have no arrangement with it.
You can convert these into cash through PayPal or buy Amazon vouchers with your points. Just sign up and check the 'earn points' section. It shows the tasks available and what they pay. MoneySavers reckon the site's fun, payment is quick and they earn a decent amount each week. Many MoneySavers are fans. You get paid in Hulk Coins, which you then convert into rewards including Amazon vouchers make sure you select vouchers in GBP, rather than US dollars.
It's all about 'comping', a potentially profitable online hobby for the lucky. It's about systematically sourcing and entering hundreds of the right contests. Cashback sites work by giving you a cut of the cash they earn for channelling web traffic.
Yet you don't have to buy anything to earn cash via these sites — they often pay you just for clicking links on the internet. Simply download the app, and plug your likes and dislikes into your profile. It then sends adverts matching your interests to your Qustodian inbox.
You get paid cash when you view messages, respond to questions or watch videos. Forumites report the slow trickle of messages means it takes a while to hit this, so this app's just one for committed online earners. If you want to access the web on your mobile, there are two choices. The first is 3G or 4G, where you use a mobile connection, or Wi-Fi, where you wirelessly hitch up to a local broadband connection.
Qustodian says it treats data protection seriously and never sells members' personal details. It only shares data if you give it specific permission. For example, if you signed up for a free sample product, it would need to share your address with the brand.
Ever fancied being a secret agent? When companies need a small market research task done, it's sent out via the app.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check prices in stores, take photos of products and pen reviews. You're competing against others for jobs and won't get lucky every time, so don't get too excited. But it's well worth signing up in case they do come up. Check jobs daily, even on Sundays. The best times to check the app are before 9am and after 1pm. FieldAgent often posts upcoming jobs there. Ensure your phone's GPS is switched on. Some tasks are based on geographic location.
Check your phone battery's charged too. You're scored on each task you complete, and 'agents' with higher scores get first dibs on jobs. If you're a budding photographer and take decent quality snaps , you can put them up for sale on 'stock photography' websites — where designers, newspapers and publishers buy pics. For most you need a proper camera, but we've also found an iPhone app that lets you sell snaps you've taken on your mobile.
This isn't a guaranteed money-spinner — some MoneySavers have reported making hundreds of pounds, others have ended up with peanuts. You'll earn a small amount each time someone buys your pics, but it can add up.
Select pics from your phone's photo album to upload via the app. You need to give each one a caption explaining what's going on, as well as adding 'tags' to help customers find your image. Eg, you'd tag a photo of your cat sleeping in the sun with 'cat', 'sleeping', 'sun', plus any other relevant keywords. Your pictures will be rated out of four by Stockimo's team — photos are approved for sale if their average rating is above two.
After that, all you have to do is wait. Stockimo will notify you if someone buys your photo. Stockimo simply says it's looking for 'cool images'. The subject matter is up to you, though you can't upload anything illegal, offensive or containing nudity. You also can't upload pictures that weren't taken with your phone, but you can submit photos with filters. There's no limit to how many times a particular photo can be bought technically Alamy's only licensing a customer to use the image, rather than 'selling' it.
It says on rare occasions though a customer may pay enough to stop others from using the image. The Job Spotter app lets you earn Amazon vouchers quickly, just for taking pictures of job ads in windows. You earn points for each job advert you submit. These are converted into Amazon vouchers that can be redeemed straight away — there's no minimum withdrawal limit. The jobs you spot are then posted on the Indeed website. Next, create a profile by giving your email address and creating a username.
Make sure you use your real email address, as this is where your Amazon vouchers are sent. Photos you submit are reviewed by Indeed before being awarded points — anywhere from five points to points.
One point is worth one US cent, which is converted into pounds daily. This means the balance in your app will always be shown in British pounds, as will any Amazon vouchers you earn. It's worth noting this is in London, where there are lots of shops and restaurants. You can use the app across the UK, but your earnings may be lower if you live and work somewhere less built up. You can convert any balance, no matter how small. It's worth noting it could take a few days for the voucher to be emailed to you, but when we tried it we got an email within a few hours.
There are a number of reasons your photo could be rejected, such as if another user has already snapped the sign, or the picture is too blurry. It might sound too good to be true, but there have been big successes reported in the news. It will ask for the address of the property, and any photos you're able to take of it. It's normally issued within a month of you reporting the property.
It's worth bearing in mind however, that a purchase can take time to negotiate and complete — in the past it's ranged from a few days to three years after the property was spotted. YouSpotProperty is run by property developers looking for houses they can do up and sell on at a profit.
So the site's generosity isn't purely for altruistic reasons. YouSpotProperty also says it wants to help improve neighbourhoods, as empty properties can be dangerous and bring down the value of houses nearby.
It can be difficult for individuals to get mortgages on derelict properties, meaning they stay empty for years. But the company has enough money in its 'property fund' to buy the houses outright and clean them up ready for people to live in again. YouSpotProperty was set up in , and since then it says about 2, vouchers have been awarded to property spotters. Fancy getting paid to buy beer? As with Field Agent, when firms need easy market research done, it's sent out via the app.
The catch is the app is invite-only in certain areas. Other jobs could include photographing supermarket product displays or checking restaurant menus. As with most other location-based apps, the closer you are to a high street, the more jobs are likely up for grabs. Fancy a change from the same old shop-based research tasks? To bag the best jobs, check every morning before 9am, especially on Mondays. It's one of the lower-paying apps.
Companies are desperate to make their websites better places for people to visit, so user testing is big business. These involve easy tasks such as trying to find something on a site or feeding back on a new homepage. The company records your screen and voice, so you can feed back throughout the test. You need a computer with a built-in or separate microphone. But don't worry, your face isn't recorded, so you can still do it in your jim-jams.
You usually need a degree to apply, but heaps of MoneySavers have been accepted. It says it usually has jobs on offer at any one time, though occasionally there are no jobs advertised for the UK.
It's well worth checking back though, as new jobs are posted each month. The web firm offers several part-time posts, most aimed at helping companies improve their search engine results. Tasks can include checking search results, gathering data and testing mobile apps.
You choose your hours and don't have to travel from A to B, perfect if you want to earn cash while staying at home with the kids. You must work a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 hours per week.
Lionbridge usually asks for a degree-level qualification, an interest in the internet and a PC with Windows. It usually has jobs available, and heaps of forumites have applied successfully. The company offers a few different positions, and recruits for different jobs at different times. Apply on its site. If selected, you complete a quick test.
Pass this, and it sends revision material to help you prepare for a longer exam. Lionbridge asks you to sign a confidentiality agreement, so be careful not to post sensitive info on forums. On the downside, people in the UK can only work for Lionbridge for a maximum of 11 months, because of UK employment law on temporary contracts. Got a top way to earn cash online that we haven't listed? Forumites have grabbed everything from Vanish stain remover to E45 lotion and even electric toothbrushes.
As an 'agent', once you receive products, you must start "meaningful and authentic conversations" about them with online buddies and real-life friends.
You sign up to Bzz Agent, fill in details about your lifestyle, and wait to be selected for freebies. It then expects you to post about the products on sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as chat to real life friends. Bzz Agent says you should never spam about the products, and you can share both positive and negative experiences — what you say is up to you. The more "active and influential" you are, the more Bzz campaigns you'll get. Of course, there's an ethical consideration to all this.
Always make sure the people you talk to understand you're trialling the product through Bzz Agent. And remember, posting about Bzz Agent products on this site's forum breaks our rules. Each time you buy something, you log on and scan the receipt with the specialist barcode scanner it sends you. You can then cash them in for vouchers, including Amazon, Next, Debenhams and Argos. Shop and Scan's press office wouldn't confirm any details with us, as market research is a secretive area.
So many of the tips here come from our forum users. It's invite-only, but don't let that put you off. While you won't get accepted straight away, tons of MoneySavers have eventually been selected.
Shop and Scan often invites users to take part in other tasks for even more cash. These include filling in a food diary or Screenwise, where it installs some equipment on your TV to track the shows you watch. This is when money really starts to mount up. Have not paid for an electrical appliance for five years. The site doles out free products in exchange for feedback on whether they work. MoneySavers have blagged everything from anti-ageing creams to chocolate bars.
Respond at speed, as places fill up fast. Clicks Research says products are all safe. It just wants to know how to improve them. Once you've signed up, Clicks Research sends you invites via email. Even if not selected, each time you take part in a survey it pays Clicks points per survey. This is something we thought hard about before including.
Yet as many who know exactly what they're doing make serious risk-free cash, we wanted to include it. Thus, in some circumstances, by betting on all outcomes you guarantee a profit, whatever the outcome.
However, this is complex and dangerous, and most people should run a million miles. Don't ever contemplate attempting it unless you've done detailed research.
This is NOT about gambling. This is only about manipulating gambling introductory loopholes. Please don't go for it if you're desperate for cash. This is only for those with patience and who aren't under money pressure. Otherwise, you'll end up drawn into real gambling — and losing. How do I do it? Remember it's an open forum — anyone can post. Just because someone sounds like they know what they're doing, it doesn't mean they do. Internet companies such as AQA 'Any Question Answered', formerly are occasionally on the lookout for researchers.
It works like this: The researcher — you — replies with an answer. The beauty of this work is that you can generally choose the type of questions you answer, and the hours you work. You'll have to pass a test before you get an interview. The site pays roughly 25p per question. Whether it's yours or an unknown inheritance from a deceased relative, it can usually be reclaimed free.
Stop hoarding, and declutter for cash. Plus there are tools to create multiple listings in advance and bulk-upload them. Sell for free on Facebook. Local Facebook selling groups are fast rivalling eBay as the place to earn cash by flogging unwanted stuff.
The best bit is there are NO fees. Safely sell old gold for max cash. TV ads yell "sell old gold for cash". Yet many are kicked in the crown jewels as they get a fraction of the promised price. Amid the scrap, though, are shining examples. Become a mystery shopper. High street retailers are desperate to check their customer service is up to scratch, so mystery shopping agencies pay you to visit specific shops or restaurants to rate quality.
Send pics to mags. Live near a city centre, airport, train station or football ground? Get cash for spare storage space. Rent out your home. Airbnb and other sites could help make you TENS of thousands of pounds from letting your home or spare room temporarily to holidaymakers — and some new tax breaks can really boost the gain. Rent your spare room. The 'rent a room' scheme means you can take in a lodger to live in a furnished room in your home.
If you've had a loan or credit card, check if you were mis-sold PPI. Slash car insurance costs. You might be able to halve costs by combining the results of comparison sites.
Can you cut your mortgage cost? Those are just the start. Always wanted to have a crack at the old writing game? The company acts as a middleman between clients and writers, taking a cut from each piece sold. Some MoneySavers have suggested that article approvals can be patchy and it's often slow to accept new writers — a couple of things to watch out for.
It's a godsend, as I had to give up my part-time job due to a back problem. I got another job, but am reluctant to stop writing, as I really enjoy it. You don't need to be James Joyce, but you do need to construct sentences properly and use correct grammar.
Fluency in other languages is a bonus — one MoneySaver writes in German. Ensure your initial test is up to scratch. If your writing's graded three stars or under, there are fewer assignments on offer, and you earn less per piece. The only way to boost your score is for happy clients to rate you well, which takes time. Check the site several times a day. Once accepted, you log on to check for assignments. Jobs gets snapped up quickly.
The editors are sticklers for correct use of capitals and commas. Fill out your online profile. Even just interests and hobbies. Sometimes clients approach writers directly, profiles help them find people with specialist knowledge. If you're a talented writer, consider pitching your work to papers and magazines too.
Keep your pitch email brief, including a few lines summing up the feature idea, plus a few short bullet points on what you'll cover. If you can peg your idea on something currently in the news, even better. MoneySavers report there's heaps of work on offer. They've penned Groupon adverts, travel destination descriptions, flight adverts and fashion articles, to name a few.
Be sure to include any keywords you're asked for. Don't worry if your piece isn't a thing of majesty — it's often more about getting in those all-important search words. Don't settle for low scores. All work is scored. It's worth noting a few MoneySavers have had unfairly low marks adjusted after emailing to complain. About two years ago I started a YouTube account. One of my videos started to do quite well and the site asked me to become a partner.
I started to receive a very low income from this. However, over the last year I've been posting new videos on birthday party tips. YouTube's Partner Programme lets users take a cut of the cash from the adverts that run alongside their videos. You must apply to become a partner, but YouTube says anyone who regularly uploads original clips which get a fair amount of views should be eligible.
Earnings vary dramatically, depending on how many views you rack up and how much revenue the ads generate. Make content you'd like to watch. Giggling toddlers, funny animals and crazy dancing are often winners. Start with your passions and hobbies — could you film hula hoop tutorials, hairdo how-tos or video game reviews?
So if your cat dances to a song you don't have permission to use, you won't get paid. Write a memorable title. This helps people search for your content quickly. For example, "Evolution of Dance" beats "Dance sequence with dances from lots of different eras". Include top search terms in your title. Promote on social networks. To boost your chances of going viral, share links to your content with contacts on Facebook and Twitter.
I am really looking assistance from people like you who got exposure in this field. I have personally used blogging. They are really the best one. Though this amount was nothing infront of what I earn from my blog.
But I was just using them so that I could write a review on them. Hello, I was hoping you could give me some tips on monetizing my blog.
I am still fairly new to this stuff, only began blogging after I was laid off from my job last year, and started it to pass the time while looking for employment. I've applied for Google AdSense, and I was approved for "content" through Triond - I've published a few articles there.
I've been having a difficult time getting help with AdSense, it says my application is still under review - although it's been about 6 weeks! My blog is about some of the trials covered in the media. Although I started it for fun, I've been getting more people visiting the site over the last few weeks and really would like to fully monetize it but need some help.
Google Adsense has fairly strict policies on what you can and cannot use in a site or blog, so I don't want to disqualify myself by integrating other things that may conflict with AdSense. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing them with us! I'll definitely give helium. Hey, really useful info! I like the feel of your site in general and will definitely be crusing around discovering more of your content.
Have you make any substantial money with any of these? Do any of these writing sites have referral programs? Please be sure to check out my site if you have a chance and happy holidays! The first site that I started getting paid to write with was eHow and I loved it. I tried to write at least 2 articles each week and I made a good part-time income from that. Sadly, Demand Studios just doesn't seem to have much to offer anymore. I have also applied for About. Writing is my passion, so for now I'll stick to blogging and if I land more writing gigs in the future I will definitely take them.
You need to update this site. Ehow no longer lets people write for them and they don't pay for your old articles either. The info given above is really helpful for the home based writers and thanks a ton satrap for posting this!
I've been writing online content for a while, but I only for a few content mills. I really haven't been serious until lately. Thank you so much for this article. I also appreciate the commenters insights as well. I was glad to share your article with others on my site. This is a great way to start making money online. It's a great starter since you only need to know how to compose a text.
While doing so, you can have time and money to develop further and explore other possibilities. Yeah, its a really good way for beginners to get started in making money online while learning and developing their skills.
And of course it also is great for people who are already making money since it allows them to make more money, establish themselves as an expert and also build backlinks to their sites in some cases. Thanks for commenting Ana. Glad you liked it. Thanks for your comment. I agree to some extend. I mean, even top quality sites, have lope holes and sometimes low quality content get through editors and are published.
But, at the end of the day, I think About. Thanks for taking time to comment Dave. Its a great list. I have created account on 2 of the sites mentioned above but I have never written any articles. I am thinking to write the article and try to find out how much I could get paid. Thanks for commenting Pritam. Yeah, you should definitely give them a try. Not only you can make some extra cash, you can also get a few good backlinks built for your site.
Factoidz is another great article writing site. I think that Bukisa should not be in the list , in place of that , i would recommend you to add Factoidz! I didn't know about Factoidz Priyangshu.
Thanks for mentioning it. I wonder, why do you think Bukisa shouldn't be included in this list? Thanks for taking time to comment. I think these are great sites and one of the quickest way to start making money online.
Thanks for sharing this great list Satrap! You are very welcome. Yes, writing articles is a good choice specially for newbie online money makers to start earning money online.
It's a great list that you provided to the writers out there to earn some money there. Thanks for the comment. Not only that, you could also get a few quality backlinks as well. Ming Jong Tey says: Hey Satrap, I personally think freelancing is the quickest and easiest way to make quick cash as you trade your time for money. I've seen lots of people asking for the best way to generate quick cash as they lot their job, etc The fact is affiliate marketing, blogging, dropshipping, etc They are definitely for long term business perspective but if you need cash in these few days, you might want to stick to provide service you are good at or at least have the ability to do: Freelancing indeed is a quicker way to make money and the best part is that you can start right away without spending any money.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. A couple of weeks ago I got a job with About. It was pretty difficult, if I do say so myself and I was surprised just to get accepted into training. I was accepted into their editorial evaluation period in mid-July and had to do a lot of free work for them.
I found out I got the job at the end of August. My editor was great, very supportive and we had excellent communication. My site is not live yet working on it still with my editor but I'm the new About.
I'm very excited about it.
Being able to write and earn money online can be very rewarding. You can choose to work with the clients or websites that interest you most. You also get to enjoy working at your own pace, setting your own price (as demand for your writing grows) and you get to enjoy a steady income.
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May 14, · Expert Reviewed. How to Make Money Online. Four Methods: Completing Tasks Online Creating a Niche Website Writing Freelance Articles Selling Your Stuff Online Community Q&A Nowadays there are lots of opportunities to earn money online. Whether you’re looking to make money online full-time or you just want to supplement your income, you have a variety of options to choose 83%(). This guide lists 35 (legit) ways to make money online. You can get paid just to watch videos, write, search on Google, sell photos, make your own YouTube clips and much more. 35 ways to make money online, including.