With the reported statistic that unemployment could rise to 16% in the UK due to Coronavirus, it’s more important than ever to be thinking about your income. On top of that around one in four workers in the UK are on furlough, meaning they will only be earning 80% of their salary for a period of time.
Even prior to isolation, we've all thought about ways, outside our 9-5, to make some extra cash. Whether this is to go towards savings, a new car or just to cover your essentials, having secondary income by earning money online can be hugely beneficial.
We’ve scoured the internet for the best ways for you to make money from home, so why not start earning a living from the comfort of your sofa?
One person’s trash is another person's treasure. eBay makes selling your unwanted goods so easy. The site connects users from all over the world, and allows you to sell just about anything; from clothes and toys and even cars.
Even if you think the items are only worth a couple of pounds, it will add up and de-clutter your home at the same time. During this period at home, this could be the ideal time to sort out the clutter around your home and perhaps make some money from it.
One trick people do is buy and sell empty boxes, pristine iPhone boxes can sell for about £4 to people who want to sell their devices in the right box. So if you’ve got a bunch stacked up in your house, go ahead and flog them.
FeatureMe! UK is a media matchmaking service that helps journalists find stories and photos for newspapers and online news sites. You don’t need to unearth any skeletons in your closets, many stories are simply your experiences on topical issues.
Just recently, the admins asked for stories on whether you are enjoying the housework during lockdown in exchange for £150.
Be careful though, these stories will be used in the press and may use your name and even edit the story you’ve given.
Get paid for listening to audio and re-writing it- it's that simple. TranscribeMe pays upwards of $20 per audio recording, so it can be fairly lucrative if you can type quickly! It is completely free to join, the only exception is that there is a short style guide to learn and an entrance exam.
They pay via PayPal, which you can request at any time and you can work whenever you wish!
Qmee works in the background of your internet browsing and operates as your shopping assistant by offering price comparisons and adverts for other deals. You earn money by clicking on the links- usually 7 to 15 pence at a time. But as you continually use it you will rack up a bit of extra cash to claim back through PayPal.
If you have a DSLR and consider yourself a half-decent photographer, you can sell your snaps to stock photo websites such as Alamy, which will then be sold to be used in magazines, online publications and adverts. You will then receive a cut of the sale price. You do need to have at least $50 worth of sales to request your money via PayPal or other alternatives.
It’s not the most enthralling way to spend your time, but completing a survey here and there is easy money. Businesses and companies are desperate for feedback and consumer thoughts and are more than willing to pay for it, so offer your opinion in exchange for cash.
Completing surveys will earn you points which you can then redeem for rewards such as Amazon vouchers, PayPal gift cards and even direct bank payments.
Completing a couple of surveys a day, or whenever you have some time to kill will help you earn small amounts of money often. Try to always redeem points for either cash, or a gift card you can use for necessities, like an Amazon gift card.
Use the internet for more than just casual browsing and Netflix. Anyone can earn money on the internet without being an entrepreneur or making an investment.
Whether you need to top up your wage or simply want to earn more money whilst you’re at home, you can benefit from the various ways to increase your income outside of your working hours. Although it does take a bit of your time, at least you can do it in your favourite pair of slippers!
If you’re looking for employment, Pineapple Recruitment can help you find the perfect fit. We take the time to understand our candidates and what makes them tick. We’ll help you brush up your skills and place you within a company that can help kickstart your career.
Contact us today so we can discuss how we can help!