The cost of living is crippling lots of nice, decent folks. But with a little clever planning and some leg work, you can sell laptops, clear your junk, finally make good use of that old Kindle and earn some lovely, lovely cash!
- Rent out your parking space.
If you’re lucky enough to live near a commuter-ridden train station or in somewhere with a massive working population like London or Glasgow, you could make a few hundred quid annually by letting your drive through an online agency.
- Get into online reviews and competitions.
There are heaps of online comp websites where you can win anything from a Dyson to a Mills & Boon novel. Don’t just enter the comps you care about; go for everything and flog your winnings! Review sites typically offer points/vouchers in exchange for answering a few questions.
- SELL FOR CASH!
Of course, we’re stoking our own backs here because we buy laptops, smartphones, tablets, gizmos and thingies! Our rates are great for everything from old Kindles to cameras!
- Rent out your stuff.
Do a little digging and you’ll find plenty of online websites where you can register your stuff and rent it out by the day, week or month. You can rent everything from that designer dress you never wear to the lawn mower! You can even register your home as a film location and rake in £800-£2,000 per day!
- Become a tutor.
If you’ve got a specialist area of expertise, maybe you could put some of those little grey cells to work tutoring. Unusual subjects like Latin (pretty much all curriculum languages, actually) are usually in high demand, as are core sciences, English and Maths. Employing a tutor for kids between 11-16 years is becoming increasingly popular – great for student teachers or folks studying for a degree who don’t mind earning around £25 per hour!