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Make Money from Online Surveys

Swagbucks.com – pays gift cards and cash for things you do online anyway like shopping and taking surveys.


Make Money from Your Website:

This is a great way to make some residual income. Once it’s all set up and going, you can literally make money while you sleep. However, the more work you put in, the greater the success. Building a social media presence for the site or brand is essential these days. Getting listed in the main search engines is important too. You will need to get other sites linking to you to rank well in searches – we do have a ‘readers sites’ section on our links page – if you have a site let us know in the comments below.

Sometimes what starts as a little side hustle becomes the main hustle in the end. Base it on something you are passionate about and we’re sure you’ll fly!

A great web host is IONOS who sell domains cheaply (free website addresses do not do so well in the search engines), have really reasonable hosting packages starting at £1 a month, and deals where you can have as many domains as you like hosted on the same package. They also have a free website-creator so even if you don’t know code you can build a good site.

There are some good affiliate companies that have many different advertisers to choose from such as AWIN to monetize your site.

Cashback for shopping

Swagbucks.com – pays gift cards and cash for things you do online anyway like shopping and taking surveys.

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Free to Enter Competitions

Search Lotto provides a new way to play the National Lottery for free. UK internet users are rewarded with one free UK National Lottery entry for every 25 searches made through the site, joining a syndicate of ten players.

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Many competitions and giveaways take place on twitter and are as simple as a follow and retweet – follow us to see the ones we tweet! Instagram is also a popular place for companies to run giveaways. It usually takes the form of follow/like/tag someone and sometimes share to your stories. Follow our sister site over there to see the ones we share to our story. We also don’t mind you using us as a tag! We’ve won several impressive prizes this way. Smaller companies often run promotions there, so there’s not always too much competition.

Selling Unwanted Items

If you want to sell a number of items at once Music Magpie is an excellent way to do it. You can sell items such as like CDs, DVDs, Games, Blu-rays, Books and Electronics like Mobile Phones, Apple goods & Games Consoles. They give you an instant price too.

Another way to sell unwanted stuff from around your home is on Facebook, both on their marketplace and in selling groups. EBay and Amazon Marketplace are great places to sell, but on Facebook there are no associated fees to pay. Search Facebook for ‘for sale’ and lots of local and UK wide groups will appear. They all have their own rules, but generally you can post most household items, furniture, clothes, toys etc. Once joined, you name your price, put up a pic and description, and wait for replies to your post. There’s also a great facility that allows you to post to up to twenty groups at a time, which makes the process quite quick too.

It can also be a great place to pick up bargains and freebies. In the last day I’ve seen an almost new cordless Dyson Vacuum given away. At the other end of the scale, people sometimes list their actual house that’s for sale. And why not? It’s a great way to let potentially hundreds of thousands more people see the listing.

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