Most of us are looking for ways to make extra money, either fitting it around our full time jobs, or around other commitments. In this blog post I want to share ways you can make £100 a month.
Earning £100 consistently every month is relatively easy – it is a great way to dip your toes into the world of earning extra money online. Whilst it isn't a life changing amount, it might be what you need to pay for your holiday spending money, for a new gadget you are after or anything else.
Anyone who promises that you will make mega money completing online surveys is lying! Surveys often pay mere pennies for a lot of work, and you may find yourself completing most of the surveys only to be screened out and not receive any payment. However, there are some good survey websites out there, and if you are going to only join a few, I suggest it is these 10.
My absolute favourite survey site is Prolific Academic, where I can expect to earn £40 a month. Best of all, you never get screened out of surveys as they will only show you surveys that match your profile. They pay out via Paypal.
I also like Branded Survey (formerly MintVine) – there are other ways to earn apart from surveys and they also pay out via Paypal.
Valued Opinions pays between 25p-£30 per survey, although 75p-£2 is the average payout. You can redeem your earnings for gift cards to be used in a variety of places, including Sainsbury's, Amazon and Marks and Spencer. The surveys also open you up to more opportunities such as online focus groups.
There are many ways to earn from the Paid To Click (PTC) website InstaGC, and completing surveys is one of them. You can withdraw your earnings from InstaGC from just £1 in Amazon vouchers. Other gift vouchers on offer include, ASDA, ASOS, B&Q, Groupon, iTunes, Rixty, Skype and Starbucks, in various amounts. My favourite gift card has to be Amazon. Once you redeem, you are given the code instantly and can spend it straight away – there’s no waiting around. It costs the same points per pound to redeem a £1 gift card as it does to redeem a £100 gift card, so there’s no benefit in letting your points accumulate. This means that you can spend your vouchers as soon as you have earned them!
Swagbucks is another Paid To Click website, with lots of tasks available. One of these tasks is to complete surveys, and on Swagbucks you will never be short of a survey to complete. You can withdraw your Swagbucks in a variety of ways – the most popular being Paypal cash or Amazon gift cards.
If you are bored of lengthy surveys then Onepoll is definitely for you. Not only are the surveys short and sweet to complete (sometimes I have had a one question survey) but OnePoll offer fantastic bonuses along the way. You earn £2.50 for registering, 50p for connecting your Facebook account, 50p once you complete 10 surveys and many more. Payout is at £40 via cheque, BACS or Paypal. OnePoll also offer a generous referral program, earning you up to £4 for each successful referral – 50p once someone registers under you and answers a survey, £1 when they earn £20 and another £2.50 when they reach £40.
Viewsbank offer you short surveys on a regular basis, with the chance to participate in higher paying market research. An example of this research is ringing companies for insurance quotes. The payout is just £12 via Paypal, paid monthly. Read my previous post about Viewsbank.
Pinecone is one of the highest paying survey websites out there, payout out £3 for each survey. You can also use your points towards other rewards such as homewares, iPads, magazine subscriptions, Amazon gift cards and much more. Finding a sign up link can be hard, but I've got you covered.
Paying out in a variety of methods including Paypal cash and Amazon gift vouchers, Gift Hunter Club is a paid to click site that also offers surveys as a way to earn points. There are plenty of surveys to choose from, and you can also boost your earnings by downloading apps, watching videos and much more.
I love Global Test Market! There are so many redemption options to choose from, including Amazon vouchers, Paypal cash, New Look vouchers and many more. You are invited to between 4 – 6 surveys per day, and even if you are screened out you will receive entries into their sweepstakes. They also have an Android and iOS app for completing surveys on the go. See my earlier post about Global Test Market.
Mystery shopping is a tool used by companies to evaluate their quality of service. Imagine a store knowing that a regional manager would be visiting the store – the store would be on “best behaviour” and the manager wouldn't know where the store is failing and where they are excelling.
Companies employ outside mystery shopping agencies to recruit mystery shoppers to carry out assignments. These shoppers will act like a normal customer and look at certain aspects of the service they receive. The shopper then completes a report after the assignment and receives a payment for doing so.
Click here to learn everything you need to know about mystery shopping in the UK and how to become a mystery shopper.
Get your cashback
Make sure that you are signed up to a cashback website like Quidco – you will be able to earn cashback on your usual spending. Click here to sign up to Quidco.
Get paid to search the web
Qmee is a browser add on that will often pop up with relevant search results – simply click one of these paid results and you will earn yourself a few extra pennies. There is no minimum withdrawal and they pay out via Paypal. Since installing Qmee I have earned over £118 for free!
You might also like these 40 ways to make extra money.
Free daily draws
Whilst these aren't guaranteed to earn you extra money, there are four main daily draws that are free to take part in. These could see you winning a tidy amount of cash and it is worth getting into the habit of checking them daily. They are:
Join my 6 week free money making courseAre you looking to boost your income with genuine work from home opportunities? In this free 6 week email course I help you to find ways of making extra money that fit in well with your lifestyle – meaning that you can make money, save money and live the life you want. No matter what your financial goals are, there are tips for everyone. Perhaps you want to boost your funds for Christmas or a holiday, you want to work less so that you have more time for your family or you just want to give up your job altogether, there is something for everyone in the course.