Have you found yourself in a situation where you need to make money really fast? Whatever the reason, would you like to make money in an hour or less? Here are ten things you can do to make money in an hour or less.
Start matched betting
Matched betting is my number 1 side hustle of all time. It is a system where you make use of offers from bookmakers to turn a guaranteed profit, tax free. It is a popular way to make money whether it is for a one off such as a holiday or Christmas, or upping your monthly income.
I made £12,000 in just 12 months of matched betting, so it makes an excellent side hustle. There are free training videos available to get you going and I started in less than an hour.
Best of all, it is a tax free way to make money.
You can see all my previous matched betting income below. Please note that from January 2017 I have been focusing on growing my business with a provable income, with a lot less time to dedicate to matched betting:
- Month 1 earnings – £1,430
- Month 2 earnings – £1,619
- Month 3 earnings (including a Q&A) – £849
- October 2015 earnings – £1,105 (Remember that month 3 also overlaps into October 2015 as I switched to reporting it per calendar month.)
- November 2015 earnings– £915
- December 2015 earnings – £1,347
- January 2016 earnings – £777
- February 2016 earnings – £393 (on holiday for 2 weeks)
- March 2016 earnings - £701.64
- April 2016 earnings - £622.36
- May 2016 earnings - £1,019.16
- June 2016 earnings - £447.18 (away for a week)
- July 2016 earnings - £689.52
- August 2016 earnings - £491.86
- September 2016 earnings - £279.29
- October 2016 earnings - £691.85
- November 2016 earnings - £773.74
- December 2016 - £0.00 (took a break)
- January 2017 - £473.43
- February 2017 - £514.97
- March 2017 - £214.12
- April 2017 - £394.76
- May 2017 - £481.25
- June 2017 - £249.68
- July 2017 - £158.73
- August 2017 - £301.58
- September 2017 - £427.61
- October 2017 - £203.83 (away for 2 weeks)
- November 2017 - £45.84 (away for most of the month)
- December 2017 - £187.24
- January 2018 - £349.54
- February 2018 - £223.39
- March 2018 - £493.01
- April 2018 - £189.31
- May 2018 - took a break
- June 2018 - took a break
- July 2018 - £139.32
- August 2018 - £301.65
- September 2018 - £121.94 (on holiday)
- October 2018 - £328.51
- November 2018 - £459.31
- December 2018 - £258.45
- January 2019 - £148.37
- February 2019 - £199.84
- March 2019 - £579.54
- April onwards - paused for a mortgage application
Earn a £20 bonus with Ratesetter
Simply sign up with Ratesetter, deposit £10 to invest and within 30 working days you will get a £20 bonus added to your account.
You can then choose to keep your bonus invested, or withdraw it straight to your bank account.
Join 20Cogs and get £10 for free
20Cogs is a website where you get paid for completing offers, entering competitions, playing games and more.
You simply need to complete 20 offers (or cogs) to get paid, and the average payout is a whopping £200! I chatted to some people who have made between £90 – £280 from completing the offers on 20Cogs.
Return your recent purchases
Whilst this one isn't technically making any money, it can help you to release some cash quickly.
If you have recently made a purchase that still has the tags on or is in a new condition and it within the usual 28 day return period then you might want to consider returning it to get some money freed up.
This can really help you to find money to pay your bills in a bind.
Collect your debts to make money in an hour
Do you have a friend or family member who owes you money?
Asking them for the money back might be extremely awkward, but it is a quick way to get some extra cash in your pocket.
The best thing is that it is money that you are already owed, so you don't even have to work for it.
It doesn't have to be as awkward as you think – check out how to ask someone for the money that they owe you.
Cash in coins to make money in an hour
Do you have a change jar that you have been lovingly saving money into? If you need cash fast then this can be one of the easiest ways to make money in an hour or less.
Lots of banks now have machines where you can just throw in the coins and it will deposit the money into your bank account, or you can throw the coins inside self service machines in supermarkets and the overage is usually given back to you in notes and higher denomination coins.
If you are absolutely stuck then you can usually find Coinstar machines in supermarkets, although these charge a fee per £1 that you exchange.
Get over £300 for free
Did you know that I have a free money page on my blog, showing you the latest offers to get some cash for free?
This page is regularly updated with great offers for making money for free.
It includes things like signing up for new apps, getting free shares, £50 credit on your energy bill and many more.
List items for sale on Facebook
Local Facebook selling groups are great for shifting items fast. If your post is seen by the right person then you could make a sale within a matter of minutes. Simply photograph your item or items and upload them to local selling groups with a description, being sure to include a price.
Then group members can leave comments to express their interest and you can privately arrange the sale. There are no fees when selling on Facebook, making it a great place to sell.
Complete online surveys
Online surveys can be a great way to make money in an hour.
You will need to sign up to a few websites (I have listed some of my favourites below) and keep an eye on your email inbox to get notified when there are surveys available.
I make around £50 a month from doing online surveys in my spare time.
My favourite websites are:
Click here to see my top ten survey websites for earning money.
Sell your services to your friends and family
If you need to make money in under an hour then consider offering to do paid chores or other work for friends and family members. Not only will they get a break from a job they don't have time to do (or don't like doing), they will often be happy to help you out financially if you show this initiative.
It could be anything from offering to mow the grass to doing some admin jobs that they hate. Make sure that you agree a fee upfront and set a deadline for when it will be completed.
Looking for more ideas to make extra money?
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.