How to make money online from home – The Sun

IT is possible to make money from your sofa and savvy savers could make almost £1,000 every month by simply going online.

That extra cash could come in handy as Christmas approaches – here's how you can do it.

From selling old toys gathering dust in the attic to entering online competitions, there are plenty of ways to earn extra cash without leaving your home.

Bloggers and money savers on social media have revealed to The Sun what their best insider tricks for boosting your bank account are.

The results could help you save some serious cash.

Whether you're looking to top up your regular income, or need some extra cash for a holiday or other treat, we've got the tips for you.

We've worked out that if you did all nine of the tips on this list, you would earn just under a whopping £1,000.

Here's how they managed to do it – and how you can do the same.

Lynn James, Mrs Mummy Penny, on earning cashback and completing tasks for money

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Lynn Beattie is the founder of the Mrs Mummy Penny blog whose aim is to make personal finance seem simple and suggest lifestyle choices that could save you money.

1. Earning cashback

I love TopCashback and have been a regular user for more than five years now.
Whenever I buy anything online I go to TopCashback first and click through to the website from there, which triggers a payment.

That might be £60 cashback when switching broadband or £100 cashback when booking a holiday using Expedia.

One of my best savings using the site was when I booked a holiday to Las Vegas and got £115 cashback which I used for spending money.

  • EARNINGS: £100

2. Complete tasks for money 

Money-earning website 20Cogs gets you to complete 20 tasks over a period of a few weeks.
They can be things like questionnaires and signing up to offers, but all can be cancelled at no cost.
I tried it and made £180 after completing the 20 tasks.

You can also currently earn a £5 welcome bonus just for joining.

  • EARNINGS: £180

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Deepak Tailor, LatestFreeStuff founder and LatestDeals co-founder, on lucrative sign-ups and getting paid to share deals

Deepak Tailor is the founder of LatestFreeStuff, a website that tells people about freebies and samples up for grabs. He's also the co-founder of LatestDeals, a community of people who find deals and share them.

1. Share deals and get paid

LatestDeals will hand out vouchers for people who share deals on its website.

You get points which add up to Amazon vouchers for your contributions.

Top members earn more than £500 per month just for sharing deals they find online.

It's free to sign up and most people earn their first voucher within the first month.

  • EARNINGS: £500

2. Earn £15 by referring your friends

Plum is a chatbot app that automates savings for you. You can connect their app to your bank account and you'll get £15 in cash if you successfully refer three friends who sign up. It's super quick and easy.

  • EARNINGS: £15

3. Install an app

With Ipsos Media Cell – consumer data tracking software – you will earn a £20 voucher just by installing an app on your phone.

You then get £10 every month you keep it installed on your phone. I've tried it myself and it works well.

  • EARNINGS: £20, then £10 every month

4. Take a survey

Pinecone Research pays £3 per survey you complete.

The company asks for your opinions on products across health, home, kids and sport, enabling you to accumulate points.

You can then redeem the points for cash or prizes.

It isn't currently accepting new members but it is worth keeping an eye on the website so you don't miss an opportunity to get involved.

  • EARNINGS: £3 per survey

5. Get paid for listening to music

Listen to music and  SliceThePie will reward up to 10p for every song you listen and rate.

The more you listen to and the more detailed your reviews, the more it will reward you.

You can also share your views on other items such as clothes.

  • EARNINGS: 10p per song – so if you listen to 100 songs, you'll earn £10

The Sun's team of money savers on mystery shopping and selling old stuff on eBay

Members of The Sun's Facebook page also came up with a few insider tricks.

1. Go mystery shopping

Several Facebook users suggest going mystery shopping to earn extra cash.

There are dozens of companies you can mystery shop with. MoneySavingExpert forum users have put together a comprehensive guide to how you can start mystery shopping which has links to all the different companies.

Some suggest you can earn up to £2,000 per year by mystery shopping.

  • EARNINGS: £167 per month

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2. Selling stuff on eBay

It's the oldest trick in the book but many of our money savers say they still sell their old unwanted items such as clothes and homeware on the auction website to earn extra cash.

You don't even need to go to the post office anymore, as you can choose to have couriers pick up the items from your home.

eBay will take a cut of whatever you make from selling your items though so it may be worth looking for other ways to flog your items, such as on Gumtree or on Facebook.

Check out these top tips for selling your gear on eBay and how to maximise your cash.

  • EARNINGS: Depends on what you have!

If you start our money saving challenge now, you could save over £1,100 in time for Christmas Day.

One ex-McDonald's worker has revealed her secret tips to getting half price meals.

Here's how a mum-of-four saves £420 on her food bill – some of her meals only cost 86p.


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