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Ways To Make More Money At Home
You Can Make More Money From Home
Sometimes, saving money isn't enough, there is only so much you can scrimp and save until you literally can't do any more.
So then what can you do? The only other option is to make more money, but that's not as easy at it sounds, people have commitments and getting a second job just isn't an option.But there are a few ways you can make money without having to leave the house.
This is one of the oldest methods in the money making book. Surveys are great for people who have other commitments like children or problems such as social anxiety because you don't have to leave the home. You can sign up to as many surveys as you want and they all have their pros and cons, but as long as you pick a legitimate site, you will make some money from them.
But be realistic, you're not going to be able to make enough money to earn a living and pay all of your bills by doing surveys, but you can make an extra £200 a month if you're dedicated. And I don't know about you, but an extra £200 a month could make a huge difference to my life.
Always check that the site you are registering with is legitimate and never pay to join a survey site, if they ask for payment then it is definitely a scam.
There are quite a few trusted survey sites, but my personal top 3 are MySurveyUK, OpinionOutpost and OnePoll.
Don't believe anyone who tells you that writing is a quick way to make money, it isn't. It can take years to build up a decent portfolio of work and to gain the trust of potential publishers.
But if you have the patience, you can make some good money from it.It will take dedication, but if you are particularly passionate about a topic and you know a lot about it, then why not make some money from writing about it? Or if you have always wanted to write a book, get writing, you can publish it yourself for free, and when a copy sells, the publisher just takes a percentage.
Sites like Hubpages and Vocal are great places to start, and you can promote your work on your social media profiles.
Small Task Sites
There are quite a few task sites out there, but in my opinion, the best one for anybody living in the UK is clickworker. You get paid to complete small and easy tasks and once you have reached the minimum cashout limit (5 Euros) it is automatically paid into your PayPal account.
You don't need an expensive camera or studio to sell stock photos, a decent camera phone will do just fine. In fact, of the ones my wife has sold, only around 10% were taken with her DSLR, the rest were taken with her phone.
You can take photos of pretty much anything as long as it is not offensive or indecent.
My wife's biggest and best selling photo is of a bowl of jelly beans! You don't need to have had years of practice, as long as you can hold the camera steady, you can sell a picture. They don't need to be artsy or technical, they just need to be clear and sharp.
And when I say you can take photos of pretty much anything, I mean it, in fact, a recent seller of my wife's was a picture of some multi coloured tinsel, people all over the world are looking for photos, so your imagination can really go wild.
It's a great chance to be creative and make some money at the same time.
With sites like Facebook offering free places to sell your stuff, the amount of people selling on eBay has dramatically reduced.
You can sell whatever you don't need that you might have lying around, but if you want to take it one step further then try buying a few things at a knocked down price and selling them for a profit.
Always follow tax and income guidelines from HMRC (you don't want a visit from those guys) and take safety precautions when inviting people to your home, consider meeting in a public place.
Rent Out Your Parking Space
If you live in a busy place where parking charges are highway robbery, take advantage of a parking space you're not using and let it make you some money! You can charge a reasonable amount and people will be fighting over it. You will make the most money if you live near a city, airport of football stadium.
Use Your Skills
Good at baking? Sell cupcakes for kids parties! Great at building? Sell what you have built on Facebook, the point is, if you have a skill, you can use it to make yourself some money.
These are just a few ways to make money, if you have a very particular set of skills or area of interest then have a look online to see how that might make you some money.