If we had the choice and money wasn’t an issue, no one would leave their house every day and commute to work. Unfortunately, money is what keeps the tax man happy, bills paid and gives us luxuries.
We could all do with a job where the biggest commute is walking down a flight of stairs, starting up the PC and most importantly, one that avoids rush hour traffic! However, the need for a steady income of cash is what keeps most of us getting up in the morning. But what if there was a way to earn your monthly pay without leaving the house?
Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of the 6 most popular and best ways to earn money without leaving the house!
Rent Your Space
By using your home for more than just a place to live, you can actually turn it into a steady income, if you have a bit of extra space. Depending on how many spare rooms you have available, you can look into letting it out for a long-term basis. Plus, as an added bonus, you can enjoy £7,500 a year without paying any tax on it thanks to the governments rent a room scheme.
If you’re only looking for a short-term renting basis, you should consider where you are located, as if you’re localto a major tourist site, e.g. Snowdonia in Wales, you’re practically sitting on a goldmine. There are plenty of sites that will let you promote your letting, such as Airbnb.
However, before jumping right in, make sure you’re allowed to do it, as you’ll need to let your mortgage lender and home insurer informed before you let out a room.
If you’re short on space but are out the house all day, you could rent out your driveway.This can be extremely lucrative if you live near a train station, sports stadium, airport etc.
Sell Your Photos!
If you fancy yourself a budding photographer, then you’re going to love this option! Start selling your photos to stock image sites like Shutterstock. These types of sites rely on receiving photos to add to their image galleries. Soon, you’ll start getting money each time someone purchases the rights to use your picture. The more you take and upload, the better chance you have of getting some money.
Become a Website Critic!
Like most of us, you’ve probably come across an awful website that you’ve later complained about to a friend. Instead, how would you like to make money off of your opinions?
There is a company called What Users Do that allows you to become a critic and earn money. How it works, is you’ll download a software and when tasks become available, you’ll look over a website and your screen will be recorded as a video. Afterwards there might be a few questions to answer, but the whole process shouldn’t last more than 15 minutes.
This may be an obvious and frequent answer, but gambling online is a great way to make some money. The odds of winning online slots are a 1 in 64 chance – those aren’t bad odds.However, winning a casino jackpot is where most players get excited, as winning this gives a HUGE payday.
Experienced gamblers know that in the long run, having a strategy in place is the best way to win the jackpot. However, truth be told, progressive jackpots are powered by a concept known as Random Number Generators to ensure fairness. So, if you only bet a small amount, the Random Number Generator will ensure you have a fair chance, just like everyone else.
Take Online Surveys
Market research is such an important part of everyday life, that’s why there are plenty of different companies like Google Surveys, Curious Cat and OnePulse who need people like you to fill out online surveys.
The questions asked are pretty simple, for example: which do you like more diet coke or regular coke? Have you heard of this brand before? You get the idea.
The average pay for answering a series of questions is 20p. And although that doesn’t seem like a lot of money, you can get an increase in a certain niche (depending on your likes and interests). Before you know it, you’ve got £10 ready to spend on luxuries!
If you have a way with words, you might want to consider writing for online publications. With an endless supply of writing jobs on sites like People Per Hour, you won’t find yourself short on content work.
It can vary on how much you will make per piece of content as it depends on your writing skills, background and portfolio. As a beginner, you could expect to earn around 3p per word. But this can increase as you become more experience, so be sure to create a portfolio of all your written work.
There are plenty of options for those who are willing to put in the time and effort to earning money without leaving their home. Have any of these ideas worked for you? If so please let us know in the comments below!