With Christmas fast approaching, many of us are looking at ways to make Christmas more affordable. There are still plenty of ways to make money before the big day! Here are some ways to make some serious cash before Christmas.
Answering online surveys is one of the easiest ways to make cash and earn gift vouchers for Christmas. You can easily complete surveys whilst you're watching tv or even on your commute! My favourite websites are Prolific Academic, Mint Vine and One Poll and be sure to check out my top 10 survey websites.
Estimated earnings: £10-£60 per month.
20 Cogs is a new type of earning website, where you earn money for completing 20 different offers. Because you don't get paid until you have completed all 20 offers, there is some serious cash to be made here – I made over £200! You can complete the offers as quickly as you would like – each cog has a few offers for you to choose from, so there is something for everyone. Click here to read my full 20 Cogs review and see my payment proof.
Estimated earnings: £100-£250 depending on the offers you complete and how many friends you refer.
Declutter and make some extra cash
Decluttering before Christmas is wonderful for a few reasons. It gives you the chance to free up space in your home, making way for Christmas visitors and any new presents you might receive. However it can also help you to make some extra money. Check out how to make money from decluttering for hints and tips.
Want to save your decluttering for the new year? Queen of Clean has lots of ideas for you!
Estimated earnings: £50+ depending on what you have to sell.
Matched betting is my number one side hustle, and I made £12,000 in my first 12 months of matched betting completely tax free (£3,000 of which came in my first two months). Matched betting is a way to make some serious guaranteed profit by utilising the free bet offers that bookmakers offer. It might sound difficult to get your head around, however you can take up a matched betting free trial and see if it is for you.
Estimated earnings: £500-£2,000 per month.
Getting paid to shop or eat at a restaurant is my definition of living the dream, and it is why I enjoy mystery shopping so much. In the run up to Christmas, mystery shopping is especially useful because you can use the reimbursement given towards purchasing items for Christmas, whether it be gifts, food or anything else. I love mystery shopping with Red Wigwam and Market Force. Click here to read my guide to getting started with mystery shopping.
You can make £50 from just one mystery shop if you have a healthy credit rating. Click here to register your interest and you will be contacted if you are eligible.
Estimated earnings: From £20 per month plus reimbursements.
Free daily draws
Is there anything better than free money? There are a few free daily draw websites where you can earn money for uploading your selfie or even for your number plate! Simply register for free and check the websites daily to see if you have won.
- The Selfie Lottery 18 May 2017: The Selfie Lottery has now closed.
- Lucky Phone
- The Free Postcode Lottery
- Ashleigh Money Saver’s £50 daily draw
- Free Birthdate Lottery
- Number Plate Lotto
- The Street Lottery
- Date of Birth Lotto
Estimated earnings: Prizes start at £10.
Earn money from your social media accounts
Whether it is tweeting along with the Great British Bake Off or sharing photos on Instagram, many of us have social media accounts that we can use to make lots of extra money. Click here to read more about making money from your social media accounts, as well as the companies I use.
Estimated earnings: dependant on your social media following.