Whether you’re currently out of work or would like to supplement your income with a little extra cash, you may want to consider how to make money from home.
With the internet at your disposal, there are plenty of options to consider, some of which are more lucrative than others.
Let’s take a look at some options for how you can make money from home.
1. Getting paid to Google
What’s this? You can actually get paid to sit on your sofa browsing the internet? That’s right, Qmee is a company that will pay you to do exactly that!
All you have to do is sign-up and install their browser extension (we recommend using Google Chrome), then you’re good to go. The Qmee browser extension will work in the background when you are googling and bring up additional results. Clicking on these results will earn you between 4p and 15p on average.
While Qmee isn’t going to make you mega money, your earnings will add up and most of us browse the internet daily anyway. You’ll be paid through PayPal and can withdraw your cash anytime.
2. Selling your old clothes
If you have a good look through your wardrobe, you’ll probably find plenty of items that you never wear anymore. These are taking up space and could earn you some extra cash.
There are lots of easy ways for you to make money by selling your unwanted clothes. See a full list of options here.
3. Filling out online surveys
If you’ve got plenty of spare time, completing online surveys could be a good option to make money at home. There are loads of survey sites, but a few of our favourites include YouGov, i-Say and Swagbucks.
Your payment will vary depending on which site you use and the size of the survey. You’ll also need to keep checking for new surveys to complete. With many sites, you can be rewarded with gift vouchers for big-name brands like Amazon and John Lewis.
4. Getting cashback on your shopping
There are cashback websites available that do what they say on the tin. When you make purchases, they give you money back for the things you buy. All you have to do is go through their website (there’s no fee) and cashback will automatically be added to your account.
5. Selling your unwanted books, games and gadgets
If you have books, games and gadgets at home that are collecting dust, then it could be time to get rid. It can be really easy to sell your stuff in one go using a site like Music Magpie. You can enter the item details to get a price from them and then send it off for free.
Be careful when selling your gadgets though. They should be in the condition you specify, otherwise, you may not receive the full amount. Gadgets will be tested before you receive your money so ensure you’re truthful and it may be worth checking them yourself first.
6. Renting space in your home
Lots of people make money at home by renting out some of the space they have. If you don’t fancy a permanent housemate, you could use Airbnb to rent a room to visitors who are on holiday.
7. No-risk matched betting
Many people have given matched betting a go and have genuinely made hundreds of pounds from the technique. It’s legal, tax-free and risk-free, so worth giving a go (if you’re over 18).
How does matched betting work? You take advantage of the free bets that betting sites regularly offer through ‘matching’ them at a betting exchange. You are betting both for and against an outcome thereby eliminating risk. With so many betting sites available, you can make a decent profit.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, we recommend taking a look at this matched betting guide.
8. Writing an e-Book for Kindle
Have you ever fancied yourself as an author? The good news is anyone can publish an eBook with Amazon Kindle and start making money from sales. You’ve got a huge global market just waiting for you and you’ll earn 70% from each sale.
If you’re unsure about where to start with writing a book, the best way to create something valuable is to go down the non-fiction route. You can compile lots of research and information on a common problem and present it in a way that is easy for readers to digest. People are prepared to spend a few pounds if you’re going to help them solve a problem.
Bringing it all together – Make money from home
While it would be lovely to have a magic money tree, free money isn’t really a thing. Ultimately, with all the methods above, you’re going to have to invest some time in order to get the best returns. These make money from home options are well worth a try though.
Have you got any other secrets for how to make money from home? Leave us a comment below with your thoughts!