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Earn More 45 Genius Ways to Earn More Money

Are you making money, and want to earn more? or do you want to earn more money to support your physical business or your other online business? “NEVER depend on a single income.” by Warren Buffett.

And who wouldn’t like to earn more to add to their income this year? Just think of all the things you could buy with some extra side income. But first…

Thanks to the internet, there is a multitude of legitimate ways to earn extra income online. whether it’s through selling items, working from home, or using the internet. After all, no matter how excellent of a MoneySaver you are, a little more cash is always welcome.

The truth is there are real ways to earn extra more cash online or even earn you more than what you earn from your part-time job, millions of people are making money online each day. From freelance digital nomads to savvy marketers to rising entrepreneurs, or make your money work harder (Investment), keep your money where it grows more.

There are plenty of business ideas you can try at home using your laptop and a solid internet connection to earn more.

That additional income can be put toward helping you pay down debt, boost your net worth or save for big goals, such as making the leap to freelance.

45 Genius Ways to Earn More Money:

Bumping up the income side of your money equation means you can save, invest, and buy more. But chasing paper can get exhausting. Our list system will help you earn more, not to run out of steam.


1. Free £100 for switching to a better bank account

There’s fierce competition in the banking market – so much so, some bribe you to switch. The best incentives come and go, but typically it’s possible to grab £100, and they’re often for the best buys too. Best Bank Accounts for a full guide on how to switch accounts, what the best deals are right now and what sort of account is right for you.

2. Invest in real estate

Investing in real estate online is a great form of passive income if you’re open to a little risk. Real estate crowdfunding involves many investors investing small amounts of money into real estate ventures. There are a couple of companies that are the frontrunners in the real estate crowdfunding industry.

3. Online market trading

Whilst this isn’t necessarily an easy way to make money, investing in stock markets can be lucrative if you learn to do it properly and safely. By the same token, you may suffer significant losses if you don’t take it seriously.

Today there is no need to fund the yachts of Wolf of Wall Street style stock brokers. You can do it all yourself with the help of online market trading platforms.

Having spent many hours researching this new opportunity, I’ve been experimenting with the popular platform eToro.com.

eToro has over 12 million users worldwide and offers free practice accounts. It has been featured in the BBC 2 documentary “Traders: Millions by the Minute” and sponsors several Premier League football clubs.

Trading stocks on eToro is currently not available in the USA.

4. Invest with a Robo-advisor

Robo-advisors put your investments on auto-pilot. With many Robo-advisors, all you have to do is choose your risk, your goals, and fund your account. The Robo-advisor will take care of the rest. For those who are looking to invest, but may not understand the ins and outs of investing, Robo-advisors can help. 

5. Pay off debts with savings

Most people who try to save while in debt are simply throwing their money away. The amount you pay in interest to borrow is much more than you earn on your savings, so pay the debt off with savings and you’re quids in.

How much? Someone with £5,000 on a credit card at 18% and £5,000 saved at 1% is likely to be around £850 a year better off by paying off the debt with the savings.

6. Make your credit card pay you

Cashback credit cards pay you back a proportion of what you spend each time you use them. Set up a direct debit to pay the card off in full each month, so there’s no interest to pay, and you can earn £100s/year. Just use the card for all your normal spending.

The top cards pay 5% cashback for the first three months. For updated best buys, see the Credit Card Rewards.


7. Sell your old clothes by the kilo

Do wardrobes fit to burst with unwanted clothing? Forumites have reported success using ‘cash for clothes’ companies, which will often buy a wide range of clobber, including coats and sometimes shoes and bedding too. They usually only accept garments in reasonably good nick (ie, not bobbled or stained) – forumites tell us they typically pay about 40p per kilo.

8. Sell your gold and silver.

Find out the weight of any gold or silver jewellery you’d like to sell with a kitchen scale or at a jeweller’s. Find out the purity, i.e. 12K, and use Dendritics.com to calculate the potential value. Search for a reputable vendor at Jewelers Vigilance Committee, and also consult the Better Business Bureau. Then shop around for the best offer.

9. Get quick cash for old CDs, games & more

Several sites let you trade in old CDs, DVDs and computer games – or even laptops, phones and games consoles – for cash. These sites (see our top picks below) are easy to use and give instant quotes, so if you’ve loads to get rid of, you can speedily make extra cash.

You’ll usually get more selling on eBay, but the advantage of these sites is speed and ease. Type in the barcode, ISBN (books only) or product name on the site to get an instant valuation.

10. Get max cash for old books

Listing books one by one on eBay* may get the most cash, but it’ll take some time. One of the best options for selling old books is Amazon Marketplace*, as you need only search for the book and write a short description. Your listing stays up till it sells.

Amazon provides full reviews of most from its database – if you’re listing a few in one go, this saves time. Check your sale price covers postage if it’s a heavy book you’re listing.

11. Flog your rubbish for cash

It may surprise you, but there are people out there willing to PAY for what you normally chuck away. From loo roll tubes to empty perfume bottles, your recycling or rubbish bin is full of items you can sell to those doing arts and crafts.

12. Sell your mobile for cash

If you’ve recently upgraded and have an old mobile lying around, you could make £100s by selling it to a mobile-buying site. The more recent the handset, the more you’ll get for it.


13. Earn £7,500 tax-free by taking a lodger

If you’ve space and don’t mind a stranger intruding on your Line of Duty-watching time, getting a lodger is a fast way to earn £100s. The doozy is that you can earn £7,500/year tax-free letting a spare room via the Government’s Rent a Room scheme.

14. Rent out your house as a film set

Film and TV production teams are always on the lookout for homes and areas they can shoot in. Your home needn’t be Downton Abbey to qualify – all shapes and sizes can be desired, and rates of pay can be pretty good, A number of online agencies will register your property for free, taking commission once your property is chosen for a shoot (this varies depending on the property).

15. Rent out your parking area

Is your driveway paved with gold? If you live near a city centre, airport, train station or footie ground, it might be. You can earn cold hard cash each month by renting out your drive. Read the Rent Your Parking Space guide for more.

16. Rent your car out. 

Make extra more money by renting out your car.

Try GetAround and RelayRides.

17. Put ads on your car.

Get paid to display a banner on your car

Check out AutoWrapped and FreeCarMedia.


18. Sign up to online survey sites

An increasingly popular way for students to make money online is to fill out online surveys in their spare time. Research companies are always recruiting new members worldwide to answer surveys and test new products.

For a few minutes of form filling, you can make a couple of quid which is paid as cash or rewards. You can bag up to £3 ($5) for some surveys.

19. Become a mystery shopper

High-street retailers are desperate to check their in-store customer service is up to scratch, and contract mystery shopping agencies to do so.

They employ you to visit a specific shop or pub, to rate service quality or the quality of their goods. If you fancy a bit of ‘cloak and dagger’ identity, this can be great fun too.

20. Participate in focus groups.

Give your opinions on products and more. Try companies like Focus Pointe GlobalInspired OpinionsHarris Poll OnlineTolunaSwagbucksMySurvey.comOpinion OutpostiPoll and Hiving.

21. Get paid to watch telly

telly addicts can cash in by getting paid for their opinion. The Viewers sources research panels for broadcasters and programme-makers.

Projects can include giving feedback on TV programmes before they hit screens, coming up with catchy titles or deciding which personalities should get more airtime.


22. Blog.

If you have an area of expertise, you can create a website with ads and affiliate links, like blogger J. Money, did (boosting his net worth $400,000 in 7 years) in and as Smart Passive Income guru Pat Flynn, who has so far earned $3 million blogging, does. Get Flynn’s tips on how to create value for your audience.

23. Freelance work

Perhaps you enjoy writing, managing Facebook pages or doing a little bit of graphic design in your spare time. There are so many freelance jobs out there that require simple skills or just time that someone else might not have.

And the best thing about freelancing is that you can work for clients in the UK and around the world with just an internet connection from home, to your own hours whilst developing valuable skills.

A great place to start is with the leading freelance site Upwork.com. Or try using our student job search to find freelance jobs closer to home.

24. Sell your photos online.

If you’ve got some eye-catching snaps, post them on ShutterstockPhotoshelterFotoliaDreamstime and/or iStock.

25. Become your own bank

Peer-to-peer lending is the future of banking. It cuts out the middle-man, passing on higher interest rates to you and cheaper loans to borrowers. And it’s all managed online from the comfort of your sofa.

Founded in 2005, Zopa is the most established P2P site. Today they have over 60,000 active investors.

26. Sell on your education

Becoming a tutor to other students is easier than ever. Until recently your market was limited to local face-to-face sessions, but thanks to online tutoring sites you can go global!

Udemy allows anyone to create an online course (on literally anything!) and get paid forever after as users take it up.

For one-to-one tutoring, list yourself on Superprof and MyTutor.

You can expect to earn upwards of £10 an hour, and you don’t have to be highly qualified to tutor younger GCSE or even A-Level students.

27. Buy and sell domain names

A domain name is just a website address (eg. ‘savethestudent.org’ or ‘mysite.co.uk’) and there are lots of extensions (.com, .net, .co.uk etc).

They cost as little as $0.99 to register with GoDaddy.com yet premium domain names can fetch $1,000s if not millions when sold on. In 2007 VacationRentals.com went for a cool $35m!

Now you’re probably not going to come across anything like that, but you can still turn a quick profit with a bit of searching. The trick is to find available domain names which have some commercial value, snap them up and then list them for sale on a site like Sedo.com.

28. Become a graphic designer

A graphic designer creates digital art for their clients. And it’s actually a lot easier to make money as a graphic designer than some might think—it just takes a little persistence.

First, you’ll need to create a portfolio. After that, you can find direct clients to work with by using sites like Fiverr, where you can sell your talents. You can also post videos of you teaching graphic design—with product placement—and get clients that way.

29. Get PAID to check your credit file(s)

While filing your taxes online isn’t a constant source of income, it can help you get your tax return sooner. Here’s three of the best tax software that makes filing easy!

TurboTax | H&R Block | TaxAct

30. Write an e-book

Writing an e-book and selling it is a lot like making courses online. Again, if you have a topic you want to write about—it could be as simple as the hobbies you like—writing about it should be easy, and if you can find a site willing to buy your book you can rake in a little extra cash.

You can go through Amazon Kindle Publishing—they’ll charge you a commission each time you get a sale, but their reach is huge, so you’re more likely to sell more copies.

31. Create online courses

If you have a specific area you’re especially knowledgeable in, creating an online course can make you some decent money. This could be a course in just about anything: Cooking skills, massage therapy, how to play the guitar, etc.

You’ll want to start by creating a course outline—show it to a couple of people, have them tell you if they think they’ll actually learn whatever it is you’re trying to teach. Next, it’s time to make your course. Most of them are done through video, with worksheets included.

When it’s time to sell your course, you can sell to places like Zippy Courses.

32. Become YouTube famous

If you’re good at talking in front of a camera and have an idea/product you want to discuss, YouTube could be the perfect platform for you. You can earn money on YouTube in a variety of ways:

| Google AdSense | Product placement |

33. Affiliate marketing

If you’ve got a good presence on social media or perhaps you even have a blog or website, you can start bringing in money immediately by promoting all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online.

Sign up as a publisher on the Awin network, check their offers blog or browse the merchant listings to find something you think your friends would be interested in, grab your affiliate link and share it. If someone buys (can be within up to 90 days) using your link you’ll make a nice commission.

34. Review websites & apps for cash

Well, it seems like you’re pretty nifty with a web browser, so perhaps it’s time to turn pro and browse websites as a paid and fun job!

Introducing UserTesting – a platform that pays everyday people to review all kinds of websites. Each review takes around 20 minutes and bags you $10 (£6.50) via Paypal.

35. Become a ‘Clickworker’

The Clickworker.com concept is based on ‘internet crowd-sourcing where businesses advertise specific, scalable tasks they need completing quickly. And for us, it’s an easy way to make money fast from home.

There are a variety of tasks, but most commonly they involve mindless data entry, web research or form filling. You are rewarded and paid in cash (via Paypal) for the work you do, and you can choose for what and when you work. Give it a go.

36. Gigs on Fiverr

Fiverr is now the world’s largest marketplace for people to make money selling small services (known as ‘gigs’).

What you offer could be absolutely anything, from writing and translating, social media posting, playing pranks and teaching to creating music, voiceovers and short video clips for people all around the world!

The default price is $5 (hence Fiverr..), but you can attach extra services to gigs for more money. Whilst it might not seem like much, it can quickly add up and there are plenty of examples of people making a really good living from the site. The key is to get a system in place which minimises the time spent on each gig.

But there is another way to profit even more from Fiverr for potentially far less work. How? By simply reselling gigs elsewhere. For example, find a decent logo designer then reply to jobs on Upwork or even local classifieds. A $5 spend can easily become $50+, and it’s repeatable!

If you’re not interested in selling at all there’s SO much good stuff you can get done for yourself. Have a browse and get inspired!


37. Photograph or play music at weddings.

If you’re a musician or photographer, advertise your skills for weddings or other commercial events on your own portfolio site or with a service like ThumbtackGigmastersGigsaladWeddingWire, and Snapknot.

38. Babysit.

Use SitterCity, and ask family, friends and neighbors if they could use a sitter or know of other families looking for one.

39. Clean homes. 

Use a service like HomeJoy to find housecleaning opportunities.

40. Become a delivery rider or driver

Got a bicycle, motorbike or car? What about a Smartphone? That’s all you need to make some extra money by delivering food or people whenever you’ve got some spare time.

Sign up to delivery specialist companies like Deliveroo who are always on the hunt for new riders. They allow you total flexibility to work when you want, delivering food from restaurants to the customers’ door. You can make up to £16 an hour.

Double-up your opportunities by directly contacting local takeaways and bigger chains like Dominos to see if they have any delivery jobs going.

41. Coach.

If you have enough experience in your field to coach others with their careers, then create a website — or, if you have one, add a section describing what you’d offer as a coach. Advertise your services in industry forums and give new clients a discount or other incentives to refer you.

42. Wait tables or bartend.

Almost anyone can wait tables, and if you know how to mix drinks, bartending can be a quick way to make extra cash. Both can be lucrative in tips.


43. Look for unclaimed money.

Yes, sometimes you can have money that you don’t know about. Check in occasionally to see if you are owed any.

44. Cancel any memberships or subscriptions you don’t use.

For example, do you subscribe to a magazine or a service like Netflix or Hulu? If you don’t use the subscription on a regular basis it might not be worth paying for anymore. The same goes for memberships. What about cable television? Cable is expensive and for most people, it’s not even worth paying for, since there is so much media available through other methods online and through Hulu, Netflix, YouTube and torrent websites.

45. Take a look at your variable expenses,

like a phone bill, car insurance, groceries and gas. Can you get cheaper car insurance or cut your phone bill in half? Eating out less and being smart with how much you spend on food and health items can help save money and put more money in your pocket.

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