IF you’re struggling to make ends meet every month, you could give yourself an easy cash boost by making money without even leaving home.
We’ve come up with 50 ways to earn extra dosh on the side, from boosting your savings to flogging your junk and doing some online odd jobs.
There are many ways you can earn extra cash on the side
There are plenty of things you can do to earn some extra money on the side, whether you’re unable to work or have a full-time job.
Getting extra cash in your pocket may go a long way for millions of households who are battling against a cost of living crisis.
Soaring energy bills and rising inflation has meant families are paying up to hundreds of pounds more just to get by.
Don’t be put off by the thought of paying more tax when it comes to making a bit more extra cash.
Normally, you’d have to pay tax on any earnings over the personal allowance for basic tax-payers, which is £12,570 for the current tax year running from April 6 2021 to April 5 2022.
But rules brought in back in 2017 means you can make some cash on the side tax-free.
There’s separate allowances for different money-making ventures, most of which are capped at £1,000.
That means you don’t have to declare your earnings to HMRC unless you earn over this amount.
And you can use several allowances in one year, which means you could potentially earn thousands without having to declare the earnings.
We’ve rounded up the easiest ways to make extra money.
Online tasks for cash
1. Fill out online surveys
You can get paid up to £6 per survey – and it’s a great way to make money, according to both Emma Drew of Emmadrew.info and Francesca Mason of From Pennies to Pounds.
There are lots of sites you can use, but these are the easiest to navigate: YouGov.co.uk and Prolific.ac.
2. Go mystery shopping
Some brands pay you to shop free of charge, and you can even do it online in some cases.
MoneySavingExpert forum users have put together a comprehensive guide to how you can start mystery shopping which has links to all the different companies.
We previously spoke to one dad who makes a whopping £1,500 a year from filling out online surveys and mystery shopping too.
3. Complete easy tasks
Money-earning website 20Cogs gets you to complete 20 tasks …….