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Everyone needs to have side-hustle gigs beyond their jobs. In order to stay out of debt, I have made it my duty to side hustle to supplement our earnings. I make on average £200 a month to cover our grocery shopping or any additional expenditure that may occur. A lot of people I speak to dismiss me when I tell them that I make money online until they see my monthly earnings which I post on instagram. Do follow me for updated hustles.
The majority of apps and sites I use are free to download and access, however, using MY referral code allows you to earn money or points immediately. My source of income comes from a range of places;
Side Hustle Gigs: Online retailer
I am a casual online retailer – I sell clothes mainly on different platforms. Some of the sites I use to sell my old items include eBay. eBay is a multi-million e-commerce platform which operates in over 30 countries so your customer reach is very large. The negatives of using this platform are the fees. Ebay charges 10% of the amount you were PAID, including item cost and shipping plus PayPal charges 2.9% in addition. This is when other selling platforms come into play.
Vinted – A great platform to sell clothes, jewelry and accessories. They do not have any fees so what you ask for is what you get. Click Here to Start your own online store and get £10 FREE when you sell your first item.
Mercari – Another great platform to sell clothes. You have to include your postage and packaging fees to the final price which I don’t particularly like but it’s not a big deal if you are selling quality items. Designer labels sell well on this site and an added bonus is that they offer instant offers whereby buyers from the company directly make you an offer on your products. Use my code BSZFQH and you will get £2 FREE money to spend. No fees again. Keep everything you ask for.
Depop – Clothing again but designer, retro and vintage range sells best/
Shpock – Great for household items, kids clothes, furniture and just random household items. E.g. I sold 4 very old chairs for £20. This app is like a car boot sale on your phone.
Gumtree– Another site I use to sell large items.
Side Hustle Gigs: Cashback apps
I get cashback from a few apps I use, Quidco is an amazing platform to get cashback on your everyday expenditure. Another way I make money is via my bank, they offer a rewards scheme so I get cash back from my monthly purchases. On average I make about £25 a month.
Checkoutsmart – I love this app, I check it everytime I visit a store to find out if I can get anything for FREE which will save me money.
Shopmium – Another great site that offers free products to try and get your money back
Quidco – I am an advocate of never paying full price. Quidco offers cashback on everyday products. They currently have over 4500 different vendors on their books. Sign up for FREE and receive £5
Side Hustle Gigs: Online Surveys
Surveys are not the easiest way to make money online, however, if you have the mindset that ‘every penny matters’ you will have the patience to do these surveys. I make on average £1 per survey.
Crowdology – This survey company is very competitive, you have to apply the second you receive an email. They pay via PayPal or amazon vouchers
Prolific Academy – I must admit, this survey company is my favourite because the studies are mentally stimulating. I learned about different pottery artifacts in one study. I made over £10 doing about 4 surveys.
Qmee – Another survey company that pays in actual cash. You also get paid to browse the internet. Just add qmee to your chrome extension. Cash payments.
Vypr – A survey app. Quick one question surveys. This is points based. You need to gain 10,000 to cash out £5.
Side Hustle Gigs: Mystery shopping
Bemyeye – make money in your spare time. I made £25 from one mystery shop so opportunities to earn is endless. It is the only an app so you need to download the app and enter the code 0n6v19 to receive £1 and 500 points.
Fieldagent – similar to bemyeye. You get notified when mystery shopping opportunities arise.
Mystery shopping ltd – They usually have a lot of jobs in their database, I usually do nursery visits because I have two young kids so I enjoy seeing different nursery environments. Check my other post o
Other ways I make money:
Jobspotter – Take pictures of jobs advertised in shop windows. I have made about £100 in the last couple of months but you have the potential to make £100’s if not £1000 if you put in a lot of hours.
You can make money scanning all of your receipts. You can submit the same receipt to two different apps and make money. Shoppix is the name of one app. You need 3500 token points to earn £5 or 6000 tokens to earn £10. Use my code 1W0SWJVH to receive 200 ( equivalent to 9 receipts) for FREE. Use code during registration.
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The second app is called Receipt Hog – This platform takes a bit longer to earn money but the every little you do adds up.
Get paid to walk – SWEATCOIN
I make money walking – I use an app called sweatcoin which tracks your steps and rewards me in sweatcoin currency which can be exchanged for products – products include £20 vouchers for urban massage or 4 weeks gym passes for 5 sweatcoins. It has a poor conversion rate meaning; they can suppose to pay 1 sweatcoin for every 1000 steps but you can make as little as 0.5 for 1000 steps. So far I have made 20 sweatcoins and I hardly leave the house.
I do odd projects for Appen Butler. The last job I did was to identify if a search term was purchase focus or knowledge gaining focused. It is a very repetitive job but the pay is decent.
Side Hustle Gigs: Blogging
I make money blogging – At this present moment, my main source of income is through ad placements. I am hoping in the near future, I will branch into affiliate marketing and selling my own digital products. The great thing about blogging is that, the possibilities are endless but it is hard work, you need to be patient and opening to learning daily. My online business cost me £5 a month to run and you can do the same. Start your own blogging business NOW. I currently use 1and1.co.uk – They are a UK based hosting and they are cheap ( £4.79p/m). I will consider moving on when my traffic increases, however, it is good to start with. Click this Link to set up your own blog in minutes.