This website is about career advice, but let’s not pretend that often the biggest driving factor for wanting a good job is money.
For everyone, there are times in life when you’re putting in the hard work, but it hasn’t paid off just yet. There’s no shame in looking to make a little bit of extra cash on the side!
After googling ‘how to make money easily’ I came across hundreds of scam blog posts telling you to enter a pyramid scheme or do hundreds of surveys online.
Let’s get this straight – no one is going to offer you money for nothing because it’s there to pay for a service or product. To make money quickly, you must think about what you can offer to others!
I investigated some legitimate ways that you can make some extra cash! Here’s what I found.
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1) Sell Clothes On Depop
This is a great way to make a little bit of extra cash – I’ve used it quite a lot in the past.
The app is easy to use and all payment goes through PayPal. The process is as simple as snapping a few pictures of clothes that you want to sell, setting the price, entering the shipping cost, writing a short description about the condition of the items and bingo: they’re up for sale.
Tip: If you don’t have any of your own clothes that you want to sell, have a look through charity shops! You have to search for a little while, but you can often find great brands for lower prices that you can sell for a profit on Depop!
Also, you should do a bit of research on what price people are setting for similar items. By pricing your products right, you’ll have a much better chance of making a quick sale!
In the past I was always a bit scared of selling things online, but Depop customer service is top notch. They will support you throughout the whole process and, from my experience, they answer emails quickly.
Set up your account at depop.com.
2) Become A Market Research Participant
There are a lot of blog posts out there right now saying that answering surveys online can make you quick money. Although that is true, it’s a bit more complicated than you think.
You often have to go through an application process and wait to be invited to take part in market research. But, if you’re willing to take the time to go through this process and wait for the invitations (which can come through fairly quickly), then definitely give it a go!
Tip: Do your research into companies first! There are scammers out there who just want your personal details. Make sure you check reviews, that they have a legit social media presence and always read the fine print! If you feel uncomfortable about a website, don’t give over your personal data.
Here are some companies I have done a bit of research into and they look great! However, I’ve never tried these myself so please do your own research before signing up.
3) Join JustAnswer
Do you have a professional qualification? If you do, sign up to answer questions on JustAnswer!
This is a website where members of the public will pay to ask you questions about your specific field.
As long as you have a qualification, or years of experience in a field, you should get accepted!
You don’t have set hours so you can answer questions whenever you want. There is a verification process that is done by a third party company which takes less than three weeks.
4) Dog Walking
If you love dogs and like walking, this is a great option for you!
This will require a little bit of work as there is actually a lot about this sort of work that you don’t originally think of – such as getting yourself some insurance.
Also, please be careful! There are quite a few risks involved in doing this as a business. For example, be careful going into a stranger’s home by yourself. Dogs can be dangerous, so do your research on how to correctly handle dogs, especially if you don’t know their temperament.
Here’s a great guide of Top 10 Tips For Starting A Dog Walking Business.
5) Buy Premium Bonds
This option isn’t guaranteed to make you money fast, but it’s a zero risk super easy way to make money!
Buying premium bonds is just like buying a lottery ticket every month. However, you can ‘withdraw’ the money you spend any time you want.
You put money into a premium bonds account. This then enters you into a monthly draw that selects winners every month to win a range of cash prizes, the top prize being £1 million! The best part is, you can take your original money out of your premium bonds account whenever you want.
So, it’s basically a savings account that enters you into a lottery every month.
The minimum you can put in is £25, but it’s a great place to store money if you’ve got an extra bit of cash.
Read more details here: https://www.nsandi.com/premium-bonds
Effortless, fast money making doesn’t really exist. That’s the whole point of money, it’s to pay someone for a product or service.
So, if you adapt your mindset to think ‘what can I offer others?’, whether this be your time, your expertise or even just your legs to take someone’s dog for a walk, there’s plenty of realistic ways to make easy money.