IF you’re in need of a financial boost, we explain some easy ways to make money from the comfort of your home.
In fact, there are some side hustles – such as getting paid to Google, or watch TV – where you don’t even need to leave your sofa.
Selling your old clothes is a good way to make cash with minimal effortCredit: Getty Images – Getty
You don’t usually need to pay income tax on money you get from occasionally selling personal possessions online.
But if you’re selling regularly to make a profit, there is a tax-free trading allowance of £1,000 that can be applied to these types of earnings each year.
Anything over this, and you might be liable to pay tax.
See the Gov.uk website for more information.
You may also need to pay capital gains tax on items worth £6,000 or more, excluding cars, that you’ve made a profit on because they’ve increased in value.
Did you know you can get paid to Google?Credit: Getty – Contributor
Get paid to Google
Yes, you can really get paid to sit on the sofa and browse the internet.
One company which will give you money to Google is Qmee, which is essentially an add-on to your browser.
This add-on then works in the background as you Google and brings up extra results when you start searching.
If you click on one of these results, you’ll earn between 4p and 15p – and sometimes as much as £1.
It could take a while for any earnings to add up to a substantial amount, but it could be worth it if you have spare time on your hands.
The cash is paid to you via Paypal, with can be transferred into your main current account.
Get paid to watch TV
If you’re a telly addict, you could be making money by sharing your opinions on the latest shows.
The Viewers puts together research panels for broadcasters and programme makers so they can get feedback on TV programmes.
So not only could you be making money from watching TV, you could get a sneak peak of the latest shows before they air.
You can earn up to £50 for taking part in a 90-minute research panel via Zoom, £10 for a programme review of an hour-long show, or between £1 and £3 for a survey.