40 easy ways to make money quickly


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There are more ways to make money online and offline than ever before. That’s great, but knowing where to spend your time can be tricky.

Earn money by walking, recycling, reviewing music and even searching the internet.Use this list and discover new ideas for making money online and from home. Earn money by walking, recycling, reviewing music and even searching the internet.

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Top ways to make money online and offline

Matched betting

Match betting works by taking free bets offered by bookmakers and “matching” them on a betting exchange. This eliminates mathematical risk as you are betting both for and against an outcome.

Then you can complete the free bet which can be up to £100. Multiply that by all the betting sites available and you can make a profit of several hundred pounds.

Many readers have actually made £100 at home using this technique. It’s totally legal, tax free and anyone over 18 can do it in the UK.

We’ll show you how to make your first win (using a real-life example) in this great guide to match betting.

Online paid surveys

A popular way for people to make money online is to fill out online surveys in their spare time. Research companies are constantly recruiting new members around the world to answer surveys and test new products.

By completing the form in a few minutes, you can earn a few pounds, which will be paid in cash or as a prize. You can collect up to £3 ($5) for some surveys.

A few good examples to try are: Branded Surveys, Swagbucks, Toluna, Pinecone, LifePoints, OnePoll, i-Say, Opinion Outpost, YouGov, Prizerebel, Marketagent, InboxPounds, Valued Opinions, The Opinion Panel, Mingle, Opinion Bureau, Maru Voice , Panel Base, Y Live, Addicted to Survey.

Searching the web

Are you interested in how you can make a quick buck from what you’re already doing online? This has to be one of the easiest ways to make money online.

Qmee.com rewards you for searching on Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon and eBay. Install a simple browser extension and sponsored results will appear alongside your regular search results.

Online market trading

Investing in the stock market may not be an easy way to make money, but it can be lucrative if you learn to do it right. For the same reason, all trading involves risk. So always invest only as much as you can afford to lose.

There is no need to finance stockbroker yachts in the Wolf of Wall Street style today. You can do everything yourself with the help of online market trading platforms.

After spending hours researching this new opportunity, I turned to the popular eToro.com platform.

eToro is fully regulated and has more than 25 million users worldwide. They appeared in the BBC Two documentary Traders: Millions by the Minute and sponsored several Premier League football clubs.

One of the unique things about eToro is the CopyTrader feature. This allows you to see, track and copy the investments of other high-performing traders.

Start with a virtual portfolio where you are given $100,000 for your risk-free trading practice.

Please note that all trading involves risk. eToro is a multi-asset platform offering real asset ownership and high risk leveraged “CFD” products. 78% of retail trader accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. Therefore, we recommend that you only buy and sell real stocks without leverage. You should consider whether you can afford to take the risk of losing your money. Copy trading does not imply investment advice. The value of your investments may go up or down. Your capital is at risk. You must be over 18 years old.

Start your own website

Interested in making passive income? You need a website. This way you can earn money while you sleep.

Starting a website with Bluehost takes less than 20 minutes, costs almost zero and can be done by an 82 year old.

It only takes a little social media to attract your first visitors, and there are many ways to monetize your site.

Save the Student is just one example of a successful website. It was founded by Owen Burek at the university and has since grown to over 1 million visitors per month.

Read Owen’s step-by-step guide on how to create a website from home in 20 minutes. Truly one of the best assets you can have.

Review websites & apps

Well, you look pretty stylish in a web browser. Maybe it’s time to go pro and browse sites for a paying and fun job!

Meet UserTesting – a platform that pays ordinary people to review all kinds of websites. Each assessment takes about 20 minutes and saves you $10 (£6.50) via PayPal.

sign up to UserTesting,, complete a test assessment, and look forward to websites arriving in your inbox.

The ‘Disney Vault’ secret

To keep demand high for generations, Disney Studios is limiting the supply of some home release classics. Physical Blu-rays are “cased” for eight to ten years before being released for a short time.

Buy them at regular retail this window and you can make a nice profit if they stay on sale for another ten years or so.

For example, you could buy Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray 3D in 2011 for just £24.99. Sold for £74.99 on Amazon in just a few years!

More importantly, not all Disney releases are in the vault and only true classics live up to that demand.Right now there are only two titles I would recommend leaving the vault.

Bambi Diamond Edition Blu-ray and The Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-ray.

‘Get Paid To’ sites

Similar to monetizing online surveys, GPT sites reward you with cash and coupons for participating in various online offers or events.

The most popular sites today include User InterviewsTolunaSwagbucks and InboxPounds.

Become a delivery rider or driver

Do you own a bicycle, motorcycle or car? What about the smartphone? That’s all you need to earn extra money by handing out food or people in your free time.

Sign up with delivery specialists like Deliveroo who are always looking for new drivers. They deliver groceries from restaurants to customers’ doorsteps, giving you total flexibility to work whenever you want. You can earn up to £16 an hour.

Double your deals by contacting local takeaways and larger chains like Dominos directly to see if delivery orders are available.

Publish a Kindle eBook

If students are good at anything, it’s research and writing. With the Kindle Store, anyone can publish an ebook and earn money on Amazon.

Kindle app is now available on every device, so your global market is huge!

List your book for between £1.49 and £6.99 and get 70% off the sale price. Considering Amazon is the ultimate vending machine (and remember, people like to spend money), this is a great deal

The key to being successful with e-books is creating value and writing non-fiction. Compiling the information you’ve researched and gathered on a common problem (e.g. “job hunting secrets”) and then presenting it in an easy-to-understand format (an e-book) justifies spending a few pounds on it.

Get a professional cover that will stand out from the crowd (check out these).

Once your e-book is published in the Kindle Store, it’s important to get some reviews to help it appear higher in the results. Encourage readers to leave an honest review at the end of your book.

The best thing about this lucrative idea is that once you invest (e.g. 20 hours) you will have passive income for years to come!

Affiliate marketing

If you have a following on social media or on a website, you can start making money instantly by promoting all kinds of businesses, products, services and opportunities online.

Register as a broadcaster on the Awin network. Browse offer blogs or browse seller listings to find something you think your followers might be interested in. Then get your affiliate link and share it.

If someone buys through your link, you get a nice commission (can be done for up to 90 days).

Mobile phone recycling

You can save money and protect the environment by recycling your old cell phones and other unused gadgets. Ask your parents if they sleep nearby too.

Visit our page for the best companies to  making money from old phones and learn how to make sure you get all the money that is being offered to you online.

Become a ‘Clickworker’

The Clickworker.com concept is based on “Internet crowdsourcing”, where companies advertise specific, scalable tasks that they need to complete quickly. And for us it’s an easy way to make money from home fast.

click worker

There are a variety of tasks, but the most common are mindless data entry, web research, or filling out forms.

Claim tax back

Many students work part-time or in the summer, others do internships or paid internships. If you study all year round, you will probably have to pay additional income tax.

About what? Quite simply because very few students reach their personal allowance every year. However, an emergency property tax law is being introduced by employers, which means that tax is usually paid when it shouldn’t be paid.

Cashback when shopping

This is a way to earn money and save money at the same time. Cashback allows you to request cash back on purchases you still make, whether 50% or 0.5% cashback.

There are a number of cashback sites that will pay you the commission you would otherwise earn.

We recommend signing up for Top Cashback, Quidco.com and Swagbucks, which are free and offer the best retail and exclusive options.

Part-time job

For students who want to complete their student loan, a part-time job is clearly the first choice. It offers a stable source of income and valuable work experience.

But finding good jobs is not always easy!

Start with our job search for students. Next, check local classifieds and your college careers service for open positions.

It’s also worth signing up for the CV Library. This is a free service that matches your resume with relevant part-time jobs and career opportunities.

Gigs on Fiverr

Fiverr is the world’s largest marketplace for people to make money by selling small services (called “gigs”).

What you offer can be absolutely anything. From writing and translating to posting on social media, playing pranks and teaching to creating music, voiceovers and short video clips for people all over the world.

The standard price is $5 (hence Fiverr) from Verb but you can purchase additional services with gigs for more money. The earnings can add up quickly and there are thousands of people making a really good living from the site. The key is to set up a system that minimizes the time spent on each gig.

There’s another way to get even more value from Fiverr with potentially far less effort. How? By simply reselling performances elsewhere.

For example, find a good logo designer, then respond to job postings on Upwork or locale classifieds. A $5 spend can easily turn into $50 or more, and it’s repeatable! Just ask your designer if he’s happy with it.

Review music for money

If you love music, make it your business by valuing bands and signing artists at Slicethepie.

The money you earn is paid in US dollars, but anyone can sign up and leave a comment.

Sell course notes

If you’re not afraid to share your notes with other students, this is a great way to make some extra money.

There are several websites where you can upload your notes. They get paid when another student downloads them.

Sites like Nexus Notes and Stuvia let you list your notes for free. You get a small cut of every sale in exchange for connecting with customers.

You can send handwritten notes, but you’ll likely make more money if they get them typed.

Sell second-hand textbooks

A smart way to make some extra money is to buy other students’ textbooks cheap at the end of the year and then sell them right after week one.

Then new students will know they need them, so demand and prices will be higher.

You can advertise on campus or list on Amazon Marketplace (commission is charged on books sold).

Enter competitions

Entering competitions comes with no guarantees, but there is nothing to lose and a chance to win big.

A growing community of so-called ‘compers’ are making a good amount of money from competitions.

There are lots of different types of competitions and prizes. From online product giveaways and gift vouchers to big-money TV game shows.

Buy and sell domain names

A domain name is just a website address (e.g. “savethestudent.org” or “mysite.co.uk”) and there are many extensions (.com, .net, .co.uk, etc.).

Signing up at GoDaddy.com is just £4 or even free with Bluehost plans.

Still, premium domains can fetch £1,000 if not millions when sold. In 2007, VacationRentals.com sold for a whopping $35 million!

You won’t come across anything like this again, but you can still make a quick profit with a little research.

The trick is to find viable domains that have commercial value. Pull them out and then list them for sale on a site like Sedo.com.

Mystery shopping

Being a mystery shopper is easier than you think these days, and you can be richly rewarded for it.

There are dozens of agencies that pay you to visit shops and restaurants of all kinds and report their performance.

We’ve reviewed the best agents in our mystery shopper guide.

Quest apps are another form of secret shopping where you get rewards for completing small local quests. It can also be a lot of fun!

Be an extra

Have you ever dreamed of being in a movie or TV show? Apply to be a film extra and it can come true.

The salary isn’t bad either: around £60-80 a day and you hardly have to do anything!

There are many casting agencies that provide willing extras. They make money by sharing in your earnings. So always ask what it is before you start.

Sell your old games and movies

Sell your old DVDs, Blu-rays and games if you want to make quick cash. You tidy your room, and nowadays almost everything is broadcast digitally or online.

Expect to earn between 10p and £20 per item. When you have a large collection, the earnings can really increase. See if there are any “mess” that your family wants to see behind.

Sites like MusicMagpie instantly pay you for posting unwanted items.

Try eBay, Amazon Marketplace, and Preloved for potentially more money (but more hassle).

Check out our guide to selling DVDs, CDs and games for more tips.

Profit from your education

It’s easier than ever to serve as a teacher for other students. Until recently, your market was limited to local face-to-face classes, but with online tutoring sites, you can go global!

Udemy allows anyone to create an online course (literally anything) and earns more and more money as users sign up.

Sign up for Superprof and MyTutor for one-on-one tutoring.

Expect to earn up to £10 an hour. You don’t have to be highly qualified to teach younger GCSE or even A-level students.

Sell your photos

If you have a good eye and some creativity, try uploading your photos to image websites. If someone uses it, you get paid for it.

Adobe Stock and Getty Images are good places to start.

Make more money by selling photo themes that have fewer search results (less competition) but you think are in demand.

Rent out your car parking space

If you don’t use your parking space and live in a busy area, you might be in luck.

Advertise your place on Parklet or Just Park and easily earn extra cash.


It’s a classic way of making money, and for good reason. You get paid to watch TV, nothing more – I hope!

If you’re wondering what to charge for it, check out local babysitting ads. Even if you don’t have a childcare qualification, you can expect to be paid over £11 per hour.

However, in the UK you need a basic DBS check to take care of young children even if the parents don’t want it.

Create a free profile on Care Babysitting to find local jobs.

Dog walking & sitting

If babies aren’t your thing, maybe dogs are. Dog sitting is big business.

Most students have some free time during the day while pet owners are at work and at home tending to their pets.

You can earn around £10 per dog per hour and it’s a great way to stay fit too.

Join Care Pet Care, recommended for dog walkers and dog walkers.

Make money whilst walking

Walking dogs isn’t the only way to earn money by raising these levels. Paid walking apps are now available.

Sweatcoin rewards you with PayPal credit, gift cards, and free items for your name. They share their insights with healthcare providers and insurers, but promise not to sell your personal information.

Maximize your earnings by using the app for local businesses that require walking. Check out TaskRabbit, which lists local paid tasks and errands near you.

Some of the more traditional ways to make money on travel include being a tour guide, handing out flyers or playing the role of a human billboard.

Whether you’re counting your steps or just want to exercise more, getting paid to walk is a great motivator and a great way to earn some extra cash.

Charity fundraising

Well, this job requires a certain type of person because you have to endure a lot of rejection and be persistent.

But if you’re touchy and personable, this can be a really great money making idea. Normally you get a commission (usually around £20) for new signups.

Rent out your house for filming

TV and film makers are always looking for a cinema. A scene for Coronation Street was filmed in the dorm where one of the editors of Save the Student lives!

Not only can you make good money with it, it’s also crazy to see your own apartment on TV. First, look at the filming locations.

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