There are so many money making websites online that it can be difficult to know which ones are worth visiting. Some seem like scams, others only pay pennies but a few can be really useful. Here are my top 3 which between them I have made over £150 from in the past few months without much effort.
I was always a bit wary of cashback sites before and they didn’t seem worth the hassle, but then I saw that Quidco were offering 6% back on Southern Rail. As my husband and I have to pay £28 each time we travel down to London for work, this seemed like a good deal. I signed up and soon started looking for everything I wanted to buy online through the site. The cashback amounts vary and it can take a good few months to get paid but in 4 months I have made £57. This is essentially money for stuff I would have bought anyway, so it’s worth taking the few extra minutes.
I have tried various survey sites in the past and although I have made a few quid I generally found them slow and laborious. Swagbucks is good because there are different ways to earn points which you can then spend on various rewards – Amazon vouchers being the easiest and most cost effective. I stick to answering the Daily Poll, and using their search engine which randomly assigns you points. Basically any website I want to visit I just type into there first. I also answer the odd survey when I am watching TV and just doing these few things means I can get a £5 Amazon voucher a month without much effort which is a nice little treat.
I have sold books at car boot sales before and also tried on Amazon, but the amounts you get are usually so low that it’s hardly worth it. Then I came across Webuybooks. I sent off two boxes of books I no longer wanted and got £70. All you do is type in the ISBN number online and they say whether they will buy the book – quite a few they didn’t want – and how much they’ll give you. The amounts vary but are generally between 70p and £4, depending on the book. Then you just download the packaging label which is freepost and send them off. They even have a free courier service if you are sending over a certain amount. I will definitely use them again – especially if I can persuade my husband to part with any of his hardbacks!
What are your favourite money making / money saving websites? I am always keen to learn about more ways to bring in those extra bucks!