January can seem to go on forever if you’re feeling skint after Christmas.
But if you’re struggling to make ends meet, there are plenty of easy ways to earn some extra money – some without even leaving the comfort of your home.
We round up all the ways to make cash – including having a clear out of unwanted goods and renting out stuff you no longer use.
You can also be paid just to Google and for giving your opinions about the latest TV shows and films.
Having a little bit extra in your wallet may go a long way for millions of households who are battling against a cost of living crisis.
For most people, earning a bit of extra money – especially if you only do it now and again – means you won’t pay tax on anything you earn.
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But you may have to start paying tax if you do it regularly and are reselling for a profit, or if you already have income from self-employment.
You don’t have to report the first £1,000 you earn from self-employment or selling goods for profit.
See the Gov.uk website for more information.
1. Fill in surveys online
There are plenty of survey websites out there that will pay you for simply giving your opinion on a whole range of topics, from sport to TV shows and even food.
Sometimes you’ll be paid just a few pence for one answer surveys, going up to a few pounds for longer questionnaires.
Most of the time, you’ll often need to build up points that you can then convert into money via PayPal or even vouchers.
Here are some of the most popular survey sites:
2. Watch videos online
Swagbucks will also pay you to watch videos – be it short adverts, news content or even viral videos.
You’ll be paid in Swagbucks points (shortened to SBs) which can then be redeemed for gift cards or cash.
The gift cards they offer come from over 1,500 retailers, including Amazon, iTunes and Tesco.
MoneySavingExpert says typical earnings for someone using Swagbucks each month is around £25.
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3. Get paid to Google
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