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