I’m not sure in which life situation you are now, and why were you looking for advice about ways to make money online in the UK, but I know for sure that there are several legit ways to earn £1,000 of extra cash per month while working from home.
Swagbucks – play games, watch videos and make cash!
This survey platform became very popular because of the variety of short online tasks – you can watch videos on YouTube, complete polls, test new products, do some online search, etc. Swagbucks works with advertisers for market research, which allows the site to pay part of their earnings to users to complete tasks. The earned money can be exchanged for PayPal credits, real money, gift cards for Amazon and other online stores. Register here!
Rent Your Spare Bedroom on Airbnb
If you have a spare room, tree house, boat, etc., you might be interested in making extra money on Airbnb renting it out.
The UK has a huge tourism market, both from abroad, and local. So even if you live far from a big city, you can definitely make some extra money renting a bedroom in your house or apartment to people who want to escape crowds for a weekend in a silent country-side. In big cities, there is a big market for short-term rentals (2 weeks – up to a month) for people who came to your city for studies or a new job and need a temporary home until they manage to rent another place with a long-term contract. By the way, you never know, if a person who rents for a short-term likes your house and makes you a great offer for a longer period of stay – this might become a great sustainable income for your family.
And of course, Airbnb can be particularly profitable if you live in a popular destination for tourists, or if some high-demand events happen in your locale (concerts, sporting events, festivals, conferences, etc.).
Here’s the link to sign up as an Airbnb host.
General Recommendations for making money on survey sites
Each survey company might send you a few online surveys that pay per month, so imagine you register in 20+ websites instead of just five, will it make a difference? Sure, you’ll receive about four times more surveys! 🙂
InboxPounds (for the UK) –Earn CASH when you read emails, take surveys, watch videos and more.
20Cogs (for the UK) – “What’s 20Cogs?” It’s a site that allows members from around the UK to turn simple online tasks into rewards. You can choose from a great range of Competitions, Offers, Games & Surveys.
Global Test Market (register here) is a trusted survey panel company operating in over 200 countries. Members of the panel earn MarketPoints redeemable for cash. They have regular survey invitations and their rewards are one of the best in the industry.
Ipsos Access Panels – register here. This online panel is specializing in European respondents from over 15 countries. The results of online surveys are used to research consumer behavior and improve products and services. The members of the panel are rewarded for all the answers.
YouGove (for the UK) –If you are 18+, join YouGov to take part in interesting surveys and earn points and rewards!
Join Swagbucks and Earn Up To £20 Per Survey
UniqueRewards (for the UK) – The site will ask you to check sites, read emails, click on ads, listen to the radio, etc. and get paid for this. Can any job be more easy than that? I doubt 🙂 Taking surveys is also a type of work you might be asked to do by this platform. Join them and start earning!
The Panel Station (for the UK) – Participate in our online surveys regarding new products & services. Share your opinions on healthcare, finance, consumer goods, technology and help brands improve their products. You can redeem the earned points on PayPal, Amazon and many other platforms.
MySurvey (for the UK) – Users can join the My Survey research panel and earn anywhere between £1 to £5 per completed survey! Subscribe, take surveys and get your cash via your Paypal account or exchange for Amazon vouchers or Facebook credits!
Respondi Mingle (for the UK) – online opinion platform run by respondi AG, a leading company in the market research industry. Mingle has over 300,000 members throughout Europe. As a mingle member you can participate in online surveys or test products at home in return for mingle points which can then be exchanged for vouchers or cash.
LiveSample Survey UK (register here) – This daily survey site allows the same member to complete up to two surveys per day, every day! LiveSample always has thousands of open survey positions available – and no cap, EVER.
Sample Cube (for the UK)
ZenSurveys (for the UK) – Take unlimited surveys for $1/each! Easy, easy, easy! ZenSurveys is a platform where you can get access to 1000s of top quality surveys.
GreenPanthera (for the UK)
DigitalPulse (for the UK) – we found a new opportunity for people interested in taking surveys online for actual prizes! Many companies want to know what you think and they’re willing to pay you or reward you with gifts for your opinion! Check out Digital Pulse, here’s some information: You can earn gifts and prizes just by answering surveys online. Members receive points for each survey they complete and are redeemed for hundreds of different gifts in an online shop, including electronics, cosmetics, movie tickets and more. Remember, it’s INVITE ONLY! So you complete the form to apply, and if accepted you’ll receive a confirmation email and a first survey. When you complete the first survey, you will earn your first points to jump-start your earnings. Click here to request an exclusive invitation. See if you qualify today. Hurry!!!
Well, we are coming to the end of the list of sites I would personally recommend you. This list will be updated whenever I find a great opportunity for you to make money with surveys.
If you know other online survey sites that you’d like to recommend to other side-hustlers like you, share in the comments below!
Become a website tester and make £22-44 per hour!
Website testers usually work with a microphone and web camera (or the default camera in your laptop). These devices are necessary to allow your employer record your reactions during the testing session.
I’m registered on TestingTime – it’s a platform for website testing tasks for European users. The office of this company is located in Zurich, Switzerland, they pay in Euros via PayPal or directly to your bank account – payments are released within 5-10 days, and they are looking for international testers. This platform has the longest tests – 30-50 min but also pays for them up to 50 Euros depending on the length. Testers are required to have a microphone, webcam, and a Skype account.
Test and keep or win products!
Some companies and brands are willing to give you free products for testing them. Sometimes products are given away in return for your feedback, in other sites you can get paid in cash for sharing your opinion. Product testing is a great way of making or saving money. You can subscribe to many sites that provide product testing and get such freebies as food, cosmetics, Amazon vouchers, magazines, clothing and even Apple or Samsung devices.
General recommendation about product testing: don’t get carried away and request every product available because you won’t be equally interested in all of them. And if you are not interested in a product, image the pain of having to make a review on it. Ah, you can’t forget actually making a review once you have the product because if you ignore them once, they will never send you anything again. Usually giving you feedback takes a few minutes though, so don’t get too shy and submit your requests for all the products you are interested in.
To get invites for the best products, don’t forget to regularly check product testing sites, otherwise, you will simply miss all your opportunities.
Check below some of the best sites for product testing in the UK.
Product Testing – Test And Win The Apple iPad 4th Generation
Product Testing allows a user to test a variety of all the latest tech, gadgets, fashion accessories and more. It even gives you the opportunity to mystery shop some amazing stores and fantastic restaurants all across the UK. All users need to do is write a simple review in exchange for keeping their chosen product for free! Join this platform here.
Please note that the link above goes to testing iPad 4th Generation to and once you’ve signed up for that you can browse other items on the site for testing. Users for testing are chosen randomly.
OfferX – GetTestKeep iPhone 7
GetTestKeep company offers you to test and review an iPhone 7. GetTestKeep needs more shoppers to help review well known high street stores. They are currently looking to recruit a ‘Secret Shopper’ to visitTesco, ASDA, Morrisons or Sainsbury’s. Register here.
Test and Keep Fitbit Flex
Like working out and keeping fit? You can test the brand new Fitbit Flex 2 and keep track of your exercise and training. The manufacturer is giving you the new gadget for free to let you be the judge of the device. Join here.
There are many other ways to make money online. Earlier I wrote a post about 10+ Work from Home Jobs for Extra $1000 a month! Make sure you tried all the ways to make money online!
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5 Ways to Make Money Online in the UK - How to Make Money at Home
- Swagbucks – play games, watch videos and make cash!
- Rent Your Spare Bedroom on Airbnb
- General Recommendations for making money on survey sites
- Become a website tester and make £22-44 per hour!
I’m Anastasia and I’m a full-time blogger, online entrepreneur, and Pinterest marketing strategist. I help digital entrepreneurs and bloggers drive targeted traffic from Pinterest either through my online courses or through Pinterest consultancy.
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Hi, Stefan! I’m glad this post helps!