Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Work at the supermarket.

Work weekend shifts at your local supermarket - some pay double on Sundays and Bank holidays, and the general rule is the posher the supermarket, the more you'll earn.

How much? Around the £5.50 / £6 mark per hour, and most - if not all - will offer a discount card (usually 10 per cent) on groceries once you’ve been there for a while.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

To my followers

Hey guys I'm starting to run out of ideas for this blog!  I've created a new blog here its gonna be updated daily with a dump of funny images please go check it out!

I'll still be active on this blog and create a new post every few days.


Monday, 14 February 2011

Take in a lodger or play guesthouse - tax free.

The ‘rent a room’ scheme means you can take in a lodger to live in a furnished room in your home, and it has a special exemption meaning you won’t have to pay tax on the first £4,250 you make each year. This is a huge tax break for most people and really ups the gain. Better still, as a landlord you’ll be expected to ask for a month in advance, which means ready cash comes in quickly.
If you don't want to do it full time, there's a good halfway house too, you can also just play guesthouse. Website Crashpadder allows you to list your spare room online, and take in travellers looking for a cheap place to stay. You can set the nightly cost, undercutting the local hotels, and you might just get to work on your language skills to boot.

How much? With a full-time lodger, you can take home £4, 250 without paying a penny of tax; if you've a desirable property and don't mind paying income tax on anything above this, you could easily add another £1,000.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Market Research

Focus-group based market research can pay between £30 and £50 for a couple of hours of talking. To get started in it, look up local agencies in the Yellow Pages, or try Saros Research online.
How much? Usually between £30 and £50 per session.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Life Modelling

If you have the confidence to go nude (or semi-nude in some cases), life modelling is a fun way of earning extra cash. For a few hours work, you can usually get a very good rate of pay because it is very hard to recruit for this role. All you have to do is make sure you are able to hold a pose. All shapes and sizes are desired, so do not be put off if you’re not ‘model’ size. Make enquiries at local colleges.

How much? The average wage of a life model in London is £10.50 p/h. Of course, wages vary depending where you work and some models are paid on a 'per job' basis, usually earning more.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Rent out your parking area.

If you live in an area where parking is expensive yet have got an empty parking space in your driveway, you could rent it on a monthly basis. Online parking marketplaces, such as Parkatmyhouse will allow you to list your space in their databases, and set a monthly price for it. You can also set restrictions on use if you're likely to need the space yourself during the weekend or at certain times of year.

How much? You should be able to take just slightly less than the going parking price in your area. Spaces in London generally go for around £200 per month, though security is also a factor in determining price. 

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Earn from internet research.

Any Question Answered (AQA), and Ask118 are internet businesses often on the lookout for researchers. All the companies work the same way: a customer searching for the answer to any random question sends a text to researchers - you - who replies with the answer.

The beauty of this work is that you can choose the type of questions that you answer, and hence the hours you work. See Issuebits (AQA), and 118 for vacancies - you'll likely have to pass a test before you get an interview. Vacancies aren't open all the time, so you'll need to be on the ball and checking the sites regularly.
How much? You'll be paid roughly 30p per question, and some can take just a few moments to answer, meaning that experienced researchers get up to £2,000 a month.

Monday, 7 February 2011


Just like to say thanks to everyone that's following and supporting the blog.


Sunday, 6 February 2011

Many credit card companies are willing to lend you money at 0% interest, so why not take this cash and save it yourself earning 6% interest on it. This is known as stoozing, it's legal and very profitable; yet it's only for the really financially savvy.

How much? If you get a 0% card with a £5,000 credit limit you should comfortably be able to earn £250 a year on it. The biggest reported stoozer was making £6,000 profit a year from stoozing.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Journalists are always looking for dramatic stories. If you've been in an extreme situation or come close to death, or have any gripping or extraordinary tales to tell, why not get paid and have it published? Many magazines will also pay a premium for interesting letters and photographs, and many TV channels, including Five, will pay for videos too; and often it's much easier to get on-air than you may think.
How much? A 'star letter' will usually fetch £50, and stories can earn £150+. Even amusing photos can earn good cash prizes in some magazines.