How I Earned £1000 from Home in 1 Month

February marks the first month that my self-employment income overtook my employment income! The aim of this post is not to brag. But I want to show you exactly how I managed to earn so much from home so that you too can start earning money from home. Please do remember that once you start earning a substantial amount of money you will need to keep a record so that you don’t get in trouble with the taxman!

Work from home income report

Work-from-home income for February

In February I earned £1,423 from home. I also won £100! This is money that I was physically paid and received (not invoiced). This amount doesn’t include my part-time employment income and is before tax and expenses have been deducted.

Income breakdown

  • Search Engine Evaluation: £964.26
  • Social Media Evaluation: £298.37
  • TopCashback: £55.67
  • YouGov: £50
  • Swagbucks: £35
  • Prolific: £21.24
  • Gener8 Ads: £100 (Competition Win)

Total online income: £1,423 + £100 competition win

Search Engine & Social Media Evaluation

In February I earned £1200+ from evaluating social media and search engine results online. This amount is before tax as this income will need to be accounted for in my tax returns. I do this work through Appen as an independent contractor and work between 1-5 hours a day. Appen are always looking for self-motivated and internet savvy contractors. And as a search engine/social media evaluator for Appen, you may participate in different evaluation projects; including web and social media search, video evaluation, and automation projects.


Cashback is the easiest way to earn money online. I get a % of the cost of my shopping back every time I shop through the Topcashback website. This is available when shopping at most retailers and I’ve managed to earn £££’s using TopCashback over the past year! I earned £55 in February alone using this shopping hack! You do not need to count cashback as “income” (as it is viewed as a discount) so this money is tax-free.

Airtime Rewards is another great cashback tool. By connecting your credit or debit card you will earn money when you shop at selected retailers. This money can then be used to pay off your mobile phone bill. Enter code D4E3EPAA when you download Airtime Rewards for a bonus.


I’ve been using YouGov for a while now and finally reached the payment threshold (£50) this month! YouGov conducts surveys for clients to help them better understand public views on current affairs, products and brands. I’ve been completing these surveys in my spare time, on my work commute and lunch break.


Swagbucks was the first survey site I ever signed up to. I regularly make between £5-£10 a week from Swagbucks but in February I earned £35. You can earn gift cards from Swagbucks from shopping online, watching videos, taking surveys, playing games and more! I have the videos playing on my phone while I work on my laptop! Check out my tips on earning more from Swagbucks.


I’m a big fan of Prolific. I earned over £20 from Prolific last month cashing out via Circle. Prolific make sure that you earn fair rewards and you don’t get kicked out of studies! The surveys are usually super interesting, they are the highest paying surveys that I’ve come across, and you’re helping academics with their research!

Gener8 Ads

I only started using Gener8 last month but I have already managed to win £100 in their daily competition draw. Gener8 is a browser extension that pays you for every ad you see on the internet. In addition to the daily prize draw, the average user is expected to earn between £20-£40 when Gener8 get up and running. Update: the marketplace is now open for selected users and the cash out options are e-vouchers, charity donations and gadgets!

February was a great month for so many reasons. It’s my birthday month and marks the beginning of some exciting new projects. Thank you to everyone that has supported and my self-employment journey – you’re all amazing! Here’s to making next month even bigger and better! Get yourself a work-from-home project and start your journey to financial freedom!

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