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Money Making Opportunities

If you're always scrimping and saving then these ideas could help you make a bit of extra cash from the comfort of your own home.

Money Making Opportunities

THERE are plenty of legitimate ways to make money from home.

Whether it’s setting up a clothing alteration service, getting paid to watch television or making money from YouTube videos, there's a way for everyone to boost their income.


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If you're a telly addict then your opinions could earn you extra cash

Get paid to watch telly
Earning: Up to £70 per research group

If you’re telly addict then you might be able to put your knowledge to good use. puts together research panels for broadcasters and programme makers so that they can get feedback on TV programmes before they hit the box.

You can either attend face-to-face research group, fill in surveys online, or do both - and you can earn between £40 and £70 for a discussion group, which is usually cash in hand.

The fee for online surveys varies but it’s usually about 50p per form and money is paid into your bank account or via vouchers.

Become a problem solver for companies
Earning: £1000s potentially

Do you have a technical skill or a superb analytical mind? Well, you could earn real dosh for solving problems for companies.

This cash is by no means guaranteed but it can be interesting and fun.

You can apply through companies like InnoCentive and Idea Connection, and you present a solution for a challenge posted.

If chosen, you will receive an 'award' - some even reach £70,000, but most are around £3,500.


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Plenty of these options you can work around your schedule

Get paid to Google
Earning: Up to £1 per search

It is possible get paid for surfing the web, and all you have to do is download a web browser add on from Qmee.

It then works in the background when you use Google, where if you click on a result that interests you then you’ll earn cash.

It's usually 7-15p per search but sometimes as much as £1, and the cash is then paid to you via Paypal.


Make money from YouTube videos
Earning: £30 a month


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You don’t have to be Zoella or a famous vlogger to make money from YouTube - thousands of non-people earn cash from uploading their clips to the video search engine through the YouTube partner programme.

It puts adverts on to your videos and you earn a slice of the cash, and the more views you get the more money you’ll make.


Rent out your spare room
Earning: £1000s


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If you’ve got space and don’t mind taking in a stranger into your home then getting a lodger is a quick way to make real cash.

The Rent a Room scheme means that you don’t pay tax on the first £7,500 you make each year from renting out your home, but if you earn more than this then you’ll need to complete a tax return.


Rent our your driveway or parking space
Earning: Up to £200 a month


If you live near an airport, city centre or train station and have a driveway or parking space then you could make money from renting it out.

Websites like JustParkParklet and YourParkingSpace will let your space for you, and they usually charge a fee of around 20% for this service.

The amount you can charge depends on the demand for parking in your area, but some people can make as much as £200 a month.

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Set up an ironing service
Earning: £8 - £12 per hour.

You’ll need to invest in a good iron and ironing board if you don’t already have one and be able to get those creases out to a good standard.

You can choose to work for yourself and get clients by advertising on local notice boards in supermarkets, shops and the town hall or by asking friends to recommend you.

Alternatively, you can join an agency like Mrs Hunt’s Staffing which works with clients in posh part of London.


Rent out your loft, garage or shed

Earning: Up to £200 a month


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If you’ve got unused space in your loft, garage, shed or spare room then you could rent it out.

The Storemates website is free to register and list your space but it takes a 15% cut of the monthly rent.

You can usually earn around £25 - £200 a month depending on the size of your space and how many people you're renting it to - but you’ll need to declare your earnings to the tax man.

The good news is that since April 2017 you will be able to earn up to £1,000 tax-free from your property and this includes renting out your storage space.

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