We could all do with some extra cash in our pockets from time to time. With unforeseen bills and expenses, birthdays, Christmas and the rising cost of living, it’s always nice to have a reserve to help, or even to pop in a savings account. Take a look through these ideas to make money from home and spark some inspiration for your new project!

Rent

Do you have a spare room? You could consider renting out your space and become a resident landlord. The gov.uk says you could earn up to a whopping £7,500 a year tax-free with the Rent a Room Scheme. So this is a fantastic idea to make money from home and without a lot of effort – one definitely worth thinking about! If you live near an airport or train station and especially if you live in a city you could be sitting on a little goldmine. If you have a spare room available in a desirable area, you’ve just found a way to make extra money for yourself. Use badi to advertise and find the right lodger for your spare room.

Sell

If you want to make money from home in the UK then first look at your belongings, as you have lots of options. Just like having a money making space, you could also have money making items right under your nose. Do you have drawers, cupboards or shelves filled with old mobile phones, CDs, DVDs, books, or games that you haven’t even thought about, let alone used, for ages? There is a fantastic range of websites where you can recycle or sell your bits and bobs for cash. Mazuma, musicMagpie, envirofone, Amazon Marketplace – the list goes on – get researching to work out how your spare items will generate you some much needed extra money.

Online

There are all sorts of ways to make extra money online, so this point covers a few different topics. Below are the best options for you to have a think about:

Surveys

You could generate a nice little income by filling in online surveys in your spare time from the comfort of your sofa. If you sign up and fill in surveys for a number of different companies the amount of money you make will also increase. A couple of great sites to join and get you started are MySurvey and Swagbucks.

Review apps and websites

This is one of the top ideas when it comes to making money online. It’s super quick and easy (some only take 20 minutes to complete) and if you start at the beginning of the year you can gather a great amount of extra income. UserTesting is one of the best websites to set you off on your way to money-making success!

Cashback

If earning a bit of cash without leaving your house appeals to you, you’re onto a winner here! Do you do a lot of your shopping online? If so, register with TopCashback (choose the free membership) or Quidco (choose the basic membership) and earn as you go. Remember you’re also spending with this one, so only use it when you need to and don’t go crazy.

Hopefully, we’ve helped point you in the right direction with our top money making ideas and you’ll soon be well on your way to filling your piggy bank!