7 Easy Ways To Make Money Online - How I made £400 extra in a month!

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We could all do with a bit of extra cash in our pockets. There are so many jobs out there, but sometimes that isn't enough to fund the things we need and want. In the age of technology, there are so many ways that we can make money online. I am going to be sharing with you some of my favourites so you can be earning some extra cash during lockdown!



I have tried and tested all of these methods, so I know that they are legit and work. Some are easier to do than others, so you have to find what works for you in the time that you have!

Online Surveys


If you have some time in the evening, paid surveys are a great way to get some extra money on the side. Many survey sites require you to fill in a long survey about you to start with so that they can send you appropriate surveys. Once you're in, the surveys will typically take around 5-30 minutes, and you'll be paid accordingly. Some online survey sites that I like to use include:

  • Valued Opinions
  • I-Say (IPSOS)
  • Opinion Outpost
  • Panelbase 
  • Pinecone Research
  • YouGov

Survey sites are great, and you're helping brands do their market research. Answer the questions accurately, and don't be disheartened if you aren't accepted into a survey. Each site will have its own payment scheme; gift cards, bank payment, PayPal, products to test out etc.

Affiliate Marketing 


This is one of the easiest ways to make some cash online, especially if you have a platform to promote your links on. Affiliate marketing means you get a commission for referring someone to a brands products. It doesn't cost the buyer anything extra, but it means you'll get around 10% commission per sale! There are lots of ways to become an affiliate for brands. Amazon affiliates is a great website for starting out. You can also sell products on behalf of businesses live Avon or The Body Shop to get a commission. If you look at a brand's website, you may have the option to be an affiliate for them by signing up with them! Pick brands you love and are passionate about. There is no point in promoting a product you don't believe in!

Selling Second-hand Items


Everyone has junk lying around there house that they don't need or use anymore. You can sell those items such as books, clothing, games etc. online for a reasonable amount of money. You'd be surprised at what people are willing to pay for an item! It means you can declutter your house, make some money and reduce the amount you put into landfill! Some good sites to sell your items on are eBay, Depop & Shpock. 

I have a whole blog post on eBay, how to sell on there & get the most for your items! It is a useful post and is full of tips and tricks. I can easily make an extra £200-500 a month by selling clothes alone!

Selling A Product


If you have a skill, use that to your advantage and make some money! You could sell a service such as consultations, a taught course or even make someone a resume. You can also sell physical products such as a piece of artwork, ebooks, templates, the list goes on! Find something you're good at, and turn it into a profitable business that you can do on the side. There are lots of websites you can sell your services or products on, such as Etsy or Gumroad. Here is a list of products/services that you can sell online: 


Cashback Apps


Cashback apps require you to spend some money before making money. I wanted to include cashback apps because you can make money off of purchases that you would have made anyway. Cashback apps give you money back on purchases you make online. For example, if you spend £100 on a hotel, a cashback app may give you back 3.5% of your purchase. It may not seem like a lot, but it is money you wouldn't have had before, and it will build up over time. These apps show you just how much you're spending online! There are different cash back apps, including ones that can be used for shopping, clothing, hotels and more! Some cashback sites/apps I would recommend are: 

  • Topcashback
  • Shopmium
  • Quidco
  • Shopitize
  • Checkout Smart

Blogging/Freelancing


One of my favourite ways of making money online is through freelancing. Freelancing lets you pick up jobs that need completing ASAP. This will usually include one-off jobs, answering phone calls, content creation, website building, translating etc. Freelancing jobs can be helpful if you need someone of work to tie you over until payday. Blogging can also be used to make money online through sponsored posts, advertising and affiliate links. It enables you to use your own platform to promote products and tie a lot of the things on this list together! You may need to have a media kit before you apply, but I have a killer How To Guide, so you'll be able to make the best media kit around!

Related: What PRs Look For In A Blogger BEFORE They Collaborate


Get Paid To Search Online


Did you know you can get paid to search online? There is a website called Qmee which allows you to add an extension onto your browser. Qmee not only lets you take surveys, but you get paid to make searches. The website doesn't pay you a lot for searches, but over time it adds up. You get paid to click on a link per search you make. It is a really easy way to make some quick money, especially if you browse online retailers a lot. Within 2 minutes of signing up and adding the extension, I had already made £1. There is no minimum cash out of Qmee, and you can claim your money in the form of Paypal credit, a gift card or donate it to charity. Qmee has lots of great opportunities to increase the amount of your wallet, so I would recommend using this site to make some money!


I hope this list helps you to make some extra money. These are really easy to do from home, and there are so many other methods of making money online. Do you use one of these methods to make money? Let me know what your favourite method is and how you like to make some extra cash before payday! 



Disclaimer: This post contains affiliated links. You will not be charged anything extra, but I will make a small commission to help run my blog!

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18 comments

  1. These are some great tips thanks so much, I'm currently saving for a house deposit so any extra income is super helpful!

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    1. Having a little extra cash is always a bonus! Thank you for taking the time to read & comment,

      Em x

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  2. These are some great options. I sell through ebay quite a bit and managed to clear my debt and still have profit left over for a day out. I keep meaning to try cashback sites so I'm going to take a look at some of your recommendations.

    www.thekellydianereport.co.uk

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    1. That is amazing! I think eBay is one of my favourite ways to make money. I have done a lot through eBay which is great! Thank you for taking the time to read & comment,

      Em x

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  3. The last one sounds interesting! Thanks a lot for all of these.

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  4. I have never heard of getting paid to search before. Sounds interesting. Glad you are making some money online.

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  5. I'll need to check some of your ideas! And get started tweaking my press kit. Thanks for the resources.

    www.susanberkkoch.com/blog

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  6. I downloaded Qmee the other week. I have 19p so far haha! Although imagine in a couple of years time when you look at it and there's a bit of money in there built up! These are all great suggestions. I love a survey site. I'd also recommend the app Shoppix, which pays you to scan your receipts!

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  7. Love this post x I too use Qmee, I have used it for about a year now and I get quite a bit from it. I will try some of the cashback sites you have suggested too because I've only tried one or two in the past. Thank you for your suggestions.

    Sarah x

    https://www.dreamcashe.com/

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  8. Some great tips! Am definitely in need after spending way too much during lockdown. Have been trying to sell a lot of Clothes on depop and although it's a slow start I would definitely recommend x

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    1. So am I! Selling clothes is how I have managed to fund my shopping habit at the moment. Keep it up, I am sure you'll make some money soon :) Thank you for taking the time to read & comment,

      Em x

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  9. These are some great suggestions - I had never heard of Qmee but it sounds really straight forward, which is perfect!

    Thanks for sharing all these great tips!

    Em x

    www.emsworldblog.com

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  10. Thanks for sharing, some great ideas for making money :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read & comment,

      Em x

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  11. This was a really great post as I am always searching for new income ways and strategies! I like especially your list with online surveys! I will check them all and see what's working for me the best! Thank you for all recommendations! :)

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    1. Surveys can be time consuming, but you help your pocket and other businesses! Thank you for taking the time to read & comment,

      Em x

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  12. Great tips! Cash back apps are great. I've been using shopback.ph for the longest time since it's the only website of its kind in the Philippines, that I know of. I'm interested with Qmee! Will definitely check this out. Thanks, Em!

    Hugs,
    Cae | http://caealen.com

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  13. Awesome ways to get some extra cash, witch is always very welcome :) thank you for sharing

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