I’m a big fan of making and saving money online. I’ve made a new category on my blog called Money, where I can document my experiences with various money-making and money-saving tools. I hope this will be helpful to anyone looking to increase their earnings and savings, especially if you’re a broke student like me!
Here are 3 ways I make extra money online with very minimal effort!
This is my number one method of making extra money online at the moment. Prolific is the best survey website I’ve come across, and you’re helping out with university research studies by taking part. The pay is very good in comparison with survey sites I’ve used before, and the studies are interesting; studies I’ve partaken in include games, memory tests, and language-related quizzes.
Their website is very easy to use, and you can cash out your money from as little as £5 via Paypal, so you don’t have to wait long to build up the funds before getting paid. Personally I’ve earned over £200 from a few months of casual use – I check once or twice a week for studies.
Gener8 is a new browser add-on I came across through fellow blogger Charlotte Musha. Their Chrome & Firefox Extension changes the ads you see on a daily basis to their own ads, then they give you money for simply viewing them as you would any other ad. This won’t work if you use adblock, but if you don’t mind seeing ads, it seems like a good way to earn some passive income.
Gener8 is a new start-up, so you can’t exchange the ‘tokens’ earned into money yet, so I can’t comment on how much I’ve earned, but I have over 2100 tokens. Gener8 suggest that an average user would earn £20-40 a month, which sounds good to me! At the moment you can exchange your tokens for Amazon devices including the Fire TV Stick, Echo Dot, and Amazon Giftcards. They also switch up the items in the Marketplace, and have featured GAME giftcards, fancy headphones, or Google Chromecasts.
One of the things I love most about Gener8 is that you can exchange a £5 value of your tokens to charities such as WWF and Shelter, which is then matched by Gener8. I’ve managed to donate to Mind and Save The Children through Gener8 so far, as well as receiving £15 in Amazon Gift Cards, and a £10 App Store / iTunes Gift Card.
A £5 Amazon Gift Card is 50 tokens, and I currently have 2116 tokens to put that in context! You don’t have to click on any ads (I haven’t), or do anything at all besides browse the web like you usually do.
Note: you can only currently use Gener8 with Chrome or Firefox on a laptop/desktop, as it isn’t available on other browsers and mobile devices yet.
Cashback isn’t a way to ‘make money’ per se, but it’s worth a mention because I’m always surprised at how few people use it!
I’ve been using TopCashBack for years now, it’s the best way to earn a percentage of whatever you buy online back, for free. I have earned over £100 so far!
They even have a little toolbar you can add to your Google Chrome to let you know how much cashback you can get from any online shop you’re browsing.
I keep an eye out for particular deals on TopCashBack’s website as well as using the Chrome Extension, especially when I’m looking for more expensive items like a new phone, household appliances, or insurance.
Thus concludes the top 3 ways I make extra money online with very minimal effort! Let me know if you try out any of these.
Do you have any methods of earning and saving extra money online?
All the best,
*This blog post contains my referral links, but it is not sponsored and there are no ads. This post contains entirely my own experience and earnings from these websites.