Who doesn’t want to make a little bit of extra money outside of their job? I know I do! With the increasing number of bills we have to pay, wages seem to go nowhere. I like to have a little bit of extra money so I can treat myself to something, or just save up. I do all of the methods listed below…so can you!
Shop Loyalty Cards
I am pretty sure most high-street shops and supermarkets have their own loyalty cards- you probably have a purse full of them like me! Just make sure you remember to use your card every time you shop so you don’t miss out.
My most used card is my Nectar card: Nectar cards can be used in Sainsbury’s and you can connect it to your eBay account and earn points when you shop. Sainsbury’s is my local supermarket so it gets used a lot. Last year I accumulated £80 worth of points, so I traded it in for high-street gift cards and went shopping in the Boxing Day sales! Yay, for free money!
My Superdrug card gets a lot of use as well, I recently put my points towards a new pair of hair straighteners. Just let your points build up, don’t take a few quid off here and there.
Paid Online Surveys
This is a time-consuming method but it works! Fancy getting paid to voice your opinion? If you complete surveys online you can get paid! There are lots of survey websites but Valued Opinions is my favourite.
Once you have signed up you will have emails sent to you when a new survey is available. You won’t qualify for every survey but it’s worth a try. You can complete short surveys and earn 50p, or complete a longer survey and earn a few quid. There are lots of different survey topics such as food, media, home, hobbies etc.
I have £6.50 on my account at the moment from one week of doing surveys (I do 1/2 a day). Once you have accumulated a minimum of £10 you can exchange it for gift cards! Gift cards include TK Maxx, John Lewis, Boots, Miss Selfridge and much more! You can also make a donation to a charity which is super awesome.
Sell On eBay
eBay is such a great platform to sell on: I know Depop and Gumtree have also become popular, but eBay is still my favourite. You can sell ANYTHING on eBay! If you have unwanted items hanging around in your house, why not sell them? I sell mostly clothes, but I have also sold jewellery and makeup before. If you want to take it one step further you can buy a bulk load of items for cheap and sell them on to make a profit. This is what I do with clothes, it is very effective! It doesn’t take very long to list on eBay, just make sure you take lots of good pictures so your customers know what to expect.
If you want to take it one step further you can buy a bulk load of items for cheap and sell them on to make a profit. This is what I do with clothes, it is very effective! It doesn’t take very long to list on eBay, just make sure you take lots of good pictures so your customers know what to expect.
Arghh, I love going to car boot sales so much, so many great bargains! I also love doing a car boot sale myself after having a clear-out. I am the opposite of a hoarder- if I don’t use something I want it out of my life! I did one car boot sale last year and bought back an empty car and almost £100. I have plans to do another this year: I have clothes, shoes, books, kitchenware, makeup, jewellery, DVD’s etc to sell (see the picture below). You’d be surprised at how much stuff you have in your house you don’t want/need anymore: sell it! You have to get up very early to attend a car boot sale, but it is a fun experience! Car boot sales are great if you have inexpensive items to sell: if you have something that could sell for more save it for eBay.
You have to get up very early to attend a car boot sale, but it is a fun experience! Car boot sales are great if you have inexpensive items to sell: if you have something that could sell for more save it for eBay.
Become A Representative
I recently announced that I have become a Younique representative: this means I can sell their products on my website and earn a commission- it’s like having your own business (my website is www.lastingimpressionsbeautyy.co.uk). You have to work hard to get recognised, but your commission will make it worthwhile!
If you become a Younique presenter most of your selling will be done online: Facebook is the main platform, but there are many other ways to can promote and gets sales. You can also do it the old fashioned way and hold house parties!
I’m pretty sure everyone knows about Avon! Why not become an Avon representative and earn commission? Or become a Body Shop representative?
I hope you have found this post helpful and that you have gained some new ideas on how to make extra money! If you have some spare time, then why not use it to make money? I will probably try out some other methods and report back to you in part 2!
How do you make extra money?