Interested in making a little money on the side? Then you should find a side hustle that works for you! Over the past few years I’ve made £1000’s from various side hustles including survey sites, mystery shopping assignments and task based apps. Carry on reading to find the best side hustle for you…
Become a Mystery Shopper
As a mystery shopper, I’ve been paid to eat, drink and shop for free at my favourite restaurants, bars and shops! I usually do one mystery shopping assignment a week.
Most noteworthy, is the fact that I get the money I spent on food/clothes reimbursed as well as a payment for my time. Sounds like something you’d like to do?
Look for Part-Time Work Side Hustles
RedWigWam is a website (& app) that offers temporary work which could last from 5 minutes to several weeks! It’s one of the most recommended sites out there, as you can pick and choose the work that suits you, submit your time-sheets online and they sort out the rest.
Sound like a site that you’d be interested in? Sign up & start earning a bit of extra money from casual work in your local area. You only have to accept the jobs that you’re interested in and fit around your schedule.
Start your Own Blog
A blog can turn into a great side hustle! There are tons of bloggers making a full-time income from their blogs! However, you need to know that making money from your blog doesn’t happen overnight! There is no set timeline for when you can and can’t start making money. It can take months, even years to build your blog up to a level where you can start generating income but it’s such a worth while project once you’re all set up!
Blogging is probably my favourite side hustle because I’m working for myself and creating the content that I want to share. If you have an interest that you want to share with the world then I highly recommend starting your own blog!
There are tons of research companies out there that are willing to offer rewards for consumer opinions! The amount you earn with survey sites really does depend on the amount of effort you’re willing to put in! Willing to give it a go? Check out some of the best survey sites, and what they all pay below.
Freelance your Skills
Fiverr is the world’s largest freelance services marketplace. It’s free to sign up and you can offer any service you wish – be that writing, photo shoots, events management, graphic design, etc. – as long as it’s legal and complies with Fiverr’s terms.
Some people work full-time on Fiverr and others offer their services as a side hustle. If you have multiple skills you could offer various services – the beauty of the hustle is that you can have multiple side hustles! Once you complete a buyer’s order, your earnings are transferred straight into your account (you keep 80% of each transaction).
Phone Side Hustles
There are various task-based apps (including mystery shopping & audits), surveys apps, receipt upload apps, shopping (cashback & selling) & loyalty card apps that you can download onto your phone that enable you to side hustle your way to some extra £££’s.
If you’ve got a phone and some spare time then why not add these smartphone apps to your list of side hustles.
Rent Out a Spare Room
You can make hundreds of pounds a month by renting out a spare room on Airbnb. No matter what kind of home or room you have to share, Airbnb makes it simple and secure to earn money and reach millions of travellers and you can earn up to £7,500 a year tax-free!
The steps are simple: create your listing – welcome guests – get paid!
Complete Online Offers
OhMyDosh! is a website that rewards you for completing a variety of offers and taking online surveys. It’s super easy to claim a load of freebies while earning money through OhMyDosh!
Offers pay anything between 50p to £25. You can cash out once you reach £10 and you’ll also get a £1 sign up bonus just for registering with my link below. Online offer websites make great side hustles as you can chose how much time you dedicate to completing the offers.
Become a Social Media Evaluator
Appen offers work from home projects for over 1 million flexible workers in over 130 countries. The most common job on Appen is a Social Media Evaluator. An SME provides feedback on ads, news feeds, and search results on social media platforms.
Payment can vary depending on the project and job that you sign up for. The average job pays around £10 per hour. You will also need to record your hours and submit an invoice and you’ll be paid monthly through your preferred payment method. As you will be working as an ‘Independent Contractor’, you will need to take care of your taxes.
Take Part in Paid Research
Respondent is a company that pays respondents to help researchers with their studies – it’s certainly easy money! The research projects vary; with some researchers recruiting in-person participants and others accepting remote feedback. You cash out via PayPal and can expect to earn anything between £50-150 for taking part in a quick interview/focus group.
Sell advertising on your car
If you have your own car, you could make easy money by selling advertising space!
Car Quids pays you to stick adverts on your car. The ads peel off easily and don’t leave marks. As a result you could earn up to £100 a month with very little effort.
Review Music and Ads
Slicethepie is a music review website that pays you to review television ads, music and fashion.
You can earn around 10p per review. As soon as you’ve earned a minimum of $10, you’ll be able to withdraw your earnings straight to PayPal. While it doesn’t pay much it’s an entertaining way to earn money and it can soon add up!
Reselling as a Side Hustle
Reselling is where you purchase goods or services with the intention of selling them for profit. There are individuals and groups making £30k a month by reselling with Amazon and ebay.
Sourcing stock is the hardest part of reselling, because you need to factor in your selling and postage fees, but Christos has created a guide to help you source great products to resell.
Earn Money from Your Idle Computer
FluidStack serves website content from a network of consumer devices. When you’re not using your PC, Fluidstack puts your bandwidth and CPU to use. You can earn up to $50/month for doing absolutely nothing! Sign up, download the node, and start making money from your idle computer!!
Make Money from Online Ads
Gener8 is a browser extension that, once downloaded, will run in the background while you browse the internet and pay you fr every ad you see. You can use your earnings to buy gadgets, gift cards and charity donations in their marketplace. Gener8 predict that the average user could generate around £20-£40 a month. I’ve had a great experience with Gener8 Ads and won £100 from one of their daily competitions back in February!
Disclaimer: please check the terms and conditions of any side hustle you sign up to as your rights and responsibilities may vary. It is also advised that you keep a record of any side income earnings as you will need to start paying tax once you pass the £1000 personal allowance for extra income.