SAVVY money savers have revealed how you can make nearly £1,000 a month without even leaving your home.
In the beginning of a new year, many families will be tightening their belts – but it’s possible to earn cash without putting in too much effort.
The Sun asked bloggers and money savers on social media for their insider tricks for boosting your coffers that could help you save some serious cash.
A typical household spends about £2,000 per month, according to the Bank of England, so anything to add to our earnings is welcome in our books.
We’ve worked out that if you did all nine tips on this list, you would earn £982.
This is how they manage to earn the extra cash – and how you can do the same.
Lynn James, Mrs Mummy Penny, on earning cashback and completing tasks for money
Lynn James, 41, of Hertfordshire, is the founder of the Mrs Mummy Penny
blog whose aim is to make personal finance seem simple and to suggest lifestyle choices that could save you money.
I love TopCashback and have been a regular user for more than five years now.
Whenever I buy anything online I go to TopCashback first and click through to the website via Topcashback, which triggers a payment.
That might be £60 cashback when switching broadband or £100 cashback when booking a holiday using Expedia.
- EARNINGS: Up to £100
2. Complete tasks for money
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, but all can be cancelled at no cost.
I tried it and made £180 after completing the 20 tasks.
- EARNINGS: £180
Deepak Tailor, LatestFreeStuff founder and LatestDeals co-founder, on lucrative sign-ups and getting paid to share deals
Deepak Tailor is the founder of LatestFreeStuff, a website that tells people about freebies and samples up for grabs.
He’s also the co-founder of LatestDeals, a community of people who find deals and share them.
Share deals and get paid
LatestDeals will hand out vouchers for people who share deals on its website.
You get points which add up to Amazon vouchers for your contributions.
Top members earn more than £500 per month just for sharing deals they find online.
It’s free to sign up and most people earn their first voucher within the first month.
- EARNINGS: £500
With Plum Bank – a chatbot app which automates savings for you – you can connect their bank account and you’ll get £5 free cash just for signing. It’s super quick and easy.
- EARNINGS: £5
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 then get £10 every month they keep it installed on their phone. I’ve tried it myself and it works well.
- EARNINGS: £20, and £10 every month
Take a survey
Pinecone Research pay £3 per survey you complete.
At the moment they’re letting people test beauty products on top of the £3 reward.
- EARNINGS: £3 per survey plus free beauty products
Get paid for listening to music
Listen to music and SliceThePie will reward up to 10p for every song you listen and rate.
The more you listen to the more they’ll reward you.
- EARNINGS: 10p per song – so if you listen to 100 songs, you’ll earn £10
The Sun’s team of money savers on social media on mystery shopping and selling old stuff on eBay
The Sun’s team of money savers on our Money saving deals and tips Facebook page came up with a few tricks to earn money on the side
Members of The Sun’s Money Saving Deals And Tips Facebook page also came up with a few insider tricks.
Go mystery shopping
Several Facebook users suggest going mystery shopping to earn extra cash. There are dozens of companies you can mystery shop with. MoneySavingExpert forum users have put together a comprehensive guide to how you can start mystery shopping which has links to all the different companies.
Some suggest you can earn up to £2,000 per year by mystery shopping.
- EARNINGS: £167 per month
Selling stuff on eBay
It’s the oldest trick in the book but many of our money savers say they still sell their old unwanted items such as clothes and homeware on the auction website to earn extra cash.
You don’t even need to go to the post office anymore as you can choose to have couriers pick up the items from your home.
eBay will take a cut of whatever you make from selling your items though so it may be worth looking for other ways to flog your items, such as on Gumtree or on Facebook.