This post is about the different websites out there where you can make money for free – all you need is a little bit of spare time.
The obvious starting point would be to say ‘Enter competitions!’ but you can’t guarantee you are going to win…however, it is always worth giving them a go. For this reason, I use Loquax and Di’s amazing blog Super Lucky . I also make sure to enter any blog giveaways I see – but only if I want the prize. If you win, then you’ve got something you want or need, and you don’t need to pay out for them. I also enter all the prize crosswords in the newspapers and any magazines I have lying around – £500 for the cost of one stamp is a worthy investment, I believe.
But as I said, this post is about how to make money online, and I take my inspiration from this blog here: From Aldi To Harrods . The blog is about Emma’s day to day life as a 23 year old, desperately trying to make some extra money. Obviously, she also does things offline to earn money, such as go to boot sales, babysitting, dogwalking etcetera, but she is also very knowledgeable in the best places online to not only earn but save money too.
As well as aiming to make money from sites, I also try to save money when purchasing stuff if I possibly can – looking for discount codes or buying refurbed items rather than brand new from a site like Freestyll.
Today though,I am going to introduce to you to a couple of my favourite sites to make some pennies to add to your savings account.
*Toluna – This was the first site I signed up to, and as mentioned in an earlier post from today, I have cashed out twice from my surveys. You don’t receive cash for these surveys, however a £15 voucher for either Amazon, Debenhams, HMV or Love2Shop will do me very nicely, thank you 🙂
*Valued Opinions – Again, this site pays in vouchers, and I haven’t cashed out with this one yet. However, I have a tidy little £7.75 residing in my account currently.
*New Vista Live – To be honest, this is possibly my least favourite out of the sites I am joined up to. I was extremely excited when I first joined, as it seemed different to the others. However, they rarely send me surveys,and when they do, they are boring and repetitive. Only for the patient. I currently have £2 in this account.
*One Poll – I have only recently joined up to this site, and have received only 1 survey as of today, so I can’t really make a judgement right now.
*YouGov – Again, I have only recently joined this site, and completed only 1 survey, however, I have heard that there are rarely any surveys from here, so I’m not holding very high hopes.
*Global Test Market – I joined up to this a week ago, and have already received about ten surveys. I still need about 900 points to cash out, but I’m feeling hopeful.
*Survey Network – This little beauty is definitely the best of the lot. I have made £7.05 in four days, from about four surveys! Pretty fantastic, I think! This site gather surveys from all the survey sites they can find, and you very rarely get screened out (screening out is a possibility with all survey sites, just to warn you). Screening out is where you aren’t a suitable canditate for the survey holders research, but don’t worry, there will always be plenty of other surveys to complete 🙂
*Quidco – I must admit, I have signed up but haven’t got round to using this yet..but this is for when you want to buy that amazing dress online, and you want to earn a little back for spending your hard earned money. A great concept.
*DooYoo – Like to review stuff? Want to be paid for it? Then join at this wonderful website. I joined yesterday, and have already posted five reviews. You do get the odd veteran commenting your review saying snidy things, as I found this morning, but I just deleted the message, beefed up my reviews, and within one day, I have a review which has been rated the highest you can get! You receive a certain amount of points for writing the review (only if its over 150 words, though), and you can receive other points for comments, ratings etc. You can cash out for vouchers at 20,000 points, however, I’m holding out for 50,000 points and a cheque 😉 . I am reviewing everything and anything I can think of, and its well worth it. Why not give it a go?
*LoveIt! – This is the only site I use, but I rarely go on it. You will have to make a deposit of £10, but after that, take advantage of the free credit they give out on occasion, and if you’re like me, only play once a month, and once you’ve added a bit more to your pot, log out. I am still way over my deposit of £10, and keep playing the 1p slots, usually adding another £2 winnings to my pot each time. Its a slow process, but worth the wait.
*GetJam – Like watching videos and want to be paid for them? Join getjam then! If you have a smartphone, you are perfect for this. For no cost to you, you can watch videos from the site, earn berries, and then turn those berries into cash once you’ve reached the threshold. I started this week, and have heard many great stories from my friends who’ve earned an extra £10/£20 each month – just for watching videos.
*Groupon – A great way to make savings on plenty of things in your area each month, and the referral bonuses are mind-blowing!
Blog sales are also useful too, I myself will be hosting one very soon!
I hope this has been useful to you, and if you would like to join any of the above sites, then leave your email in a comment on this post, and I will send you a referral code 🙂