Ways to earn money online

Image for Ways to earn money online

The Internet is fast becoming the best tool for those who want to top up their monthly income. All you have to do is a simple Google search and thousands upon thousands of websites pop up, each offering you different ways to earn money online.

This month we’ve decided to create a list of some of our ideal ways to earn extra cash from the comfort of your own sofa. Remember, we’re only recommending these; you’ll need to decide carefully what method suits your own circumstances.

Make sure that you read the terms and conditions of each site carefully before you sign up and if you’re unsure, then just walk away. It always pays to be cautious when signing up for services online.

Our top ways to earn money online

Complete Online Surveys

Signing up to online survey websites is one of the easiest ways to earn money online. Make sure that you check the terms and conditions of each site before you click submit; some do have restrictions on how much you can earn before claiming your earnings.

Each survey will be priced differently based on its length, the content and how much you have to actually do. Each survey completed awards you with a certain amount of points. Once these points reach a certain threshold, you can claim your payment.

Survey websites include:

  • Swagbucks
  • i-Say
  • Toluna
  • Vivatic
  • My Survey

Remember, you always need to be careful when you’re signing up for any website that pays you for your time. For more information, with a few handy do’s and don’t, take a look at this guide written by Money Saving Expert

Become a tester

If you’re into your technology and have a spare few hours each weekend, then why not become a tester for websites and smart phone apps?

Websites such as UserTesting.com pay you $10 (approx £7) for every website or app that you review. All you need to have is a spare 20 minutes, a computer with a built in microphone (or a separate one) and a Paypal account to receive your earnings.

During the testing process, you’ll record your thoughts on the website or app; but don’t worry, your face won’t be recorded, so you can finish all the testing sat on the sofa in your pyjamas.

Earn cash back

Earning cash back whilst shopping online is another way to earn to money online. Websites such as Topcashback and Quidco have daily deals that savvy online shoppers can use to their advantage.

If you’re wondering how these website work, then we’ll explain. Instead of visiting a physical store or using the brands’ website, you buy a product via a link displayed on the cashback site.

For example, if you regularly buy products on Ebay, Topcashback offers (at the time of writing) 1% cashback on all your purchases. Simply click the link on their website and you’ll be redirected to Ebay.

Sell your unwanted possessions

Selling your old possessions isn’t a new concept, but in the world of online earning, it’s easier than ever to make money whilst clearing out all your accumulated junk.

Websites such as Ebay, Amazon and Gumtree are some of the most popular around and are incredibly easy to use. However, groups have started to pop up on social media website such as Facebook. Communities have created these local groups and are using them to sell to their local area.

Ebay and Amazon will charge a small % fee once your item has sold, so make sure that you price your items accordingly to cover this. You’ll also need to know the best time to schedule your items, or when the best time for an auction to end is.

Switch bank account

If you’ve been with your current bank account for a while, then it might be time to switch. Many banks and building societies offer a cash incentive for those who want to switch.

However, most rewards for switching to a specific bank account require you to make a minimum pay-in each month, or have a specific number of direct debits set up.

It is possible to find account where you don’t have to have a minimum pay-in; one of the best would be the M&S account, which give you a £50 Marks and Spencers gift card when you switch.

Enter competitions

Entering competitions isn’t technically a way to earn money online, but it is an excellent way to win free products without too much hassle. If you’re lucky you could win anything from an electric toothbrush to a luxury holiday for two.

Companies are increasingly turning to social media websites when running competitions; this is probably because they gather the most response from followers, whilst increasing their brand reach and awareness.

For example, competitions on Facebook often ask participants to Like a business page and perform a specific action on the company page. On Twitter, it could be to Retweet a specific post and reply with an answer to a question.


So there we have it, some of our best ways to earn money with  online personal assistant. What do you think? Do you use your spare time in a similar way to top up your monthly income?

We’d love to hear you thoughts, so let us know in the comments below or give us a shout out on social media. You can find us on Facebook here, or on Twitter here.

If you found this post useful and want more tips on how saving money, why not take a look at our recent post on how to increase your savings this year.

Last updated by at .

comments powered by Disqus