*Tips To Earn Extra Money

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Image from Stephaniester Jovski via Pinterest
Before I started my blog I used to write product reviews online for amazon vouchers, it was the starting point and from that experience I created my blog. I don't think I would have started my blog if it wasn't for the experience of write reviews online and it was a great way for me to earn a little money or voucher while in college. Today's post is all about ideas to earn a little extra money which I thought would tie in nicely with a question I've been asked recently and that's how to earn money from your blog - July has been my highest paid blogging month ever which I'm incredibly thankful for!

Surveys & Cashback When Shopping
Let's start with what I've already mentioned and that's online surveys and reviews. I used to write on DooYoo and Ciao UK, both of which I'd highly recommend! I used both sites for a couple of years and it was a very easy way to earn money and Amazon vouchers, although it isn't a very quick process. I'm not sure if it has changed since I used it but you don't get products to review, you just review items you already own so why not use a cash back site and get a little money back from your purchases.

Car Boot Sale 
Since just before spring time, I decided to have a massive clear out of all my beauty products, craft supplies, accessories and clothes to sell at a car boot sale. I had to get rid of almost half of my wardrobe because of my weight loss and thankfully we were able to get around £400 for three car boot sales this spring/summer!

Earn Money From Your Blog 
Now onto the final point and the one that I think most people would be interested in, earning money from blogging. I started my blog in 2012 while at uni and it wasn't until at least two years later that I was able to earn anything from my blog - it takes a lot of patience, hard work, time and passion to even think about earning from your blog. In my opinion, you can't start a blog with the sole purpose of earning money (especially not quickly) it doesn't work like that and you need to write about something you're passion about or interested in otherwise, who will want to read your posts.

The main source of income from my blog is through sponsored posts, such as this one. I've been asked a few times on social media how I come across these opportunities and it's mainly through looking on #bloggerswanted etc hashtags on twitter, on blogger facebook groups and through existing PR contacts for my years of blogging. Additionally, offering advertising package, banner ad placement and sponsored social media posts are other options.

Sadly, sometimes there are unexpected expenses that a little extra money from smaller sources such as the ones I've mentioned aren't enough. Another alternative is a short term loan so why not check out CashLadys city credit index which shows data concerning average loan request, monthly income and top employers for various cities across the UK such as Manchester, Edinburgh and London, among others.

Do you have any tips to earn extra money? Would you opt for a short term loan? 

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19 comments

  1. Earning money from your blog is amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  2. I used to earn a lot of Amazon vouchers through survey websites which came in handy at Christmas!

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  3. Wow, this is lovely
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  4. Some really good tips here and so many people do boot sales at the minute x

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  5. These are great tips! A blog sale is cool too

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  6. I really want to do a car boot sale or a flea market soon!

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  7. I use a few survey sites which give me a little bit extra a few times a year. I used to love doing car boot sales.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  8. I;ve been trying to monetise my blog recently!

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  9. Isn't making money from your blog the best? x

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  10. So many useful tips here especially the survey one!

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  11. Earning money from your blog is fab

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  12. I used to frequent car boot sales a lot when I was younger but I'm such a hoarder these days, I think I'd struggle ha ha. Ebay is a great alternative too. I've found surveys don't earn you a lot of money but cashback has been working great for me. I tend to use Quidco.

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

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  13. I think earning money from a hobby you love is awesome. These are all great ideas!
    xxx

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  14. I need to start focusing more on my blog and seeing it as a way to make money - I'm not taking advantage of it as much as I should at the moment!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  15. lately I've been selling some stuff on Poshmark for a little bit of extra cash :) great tips!

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  16. Some great bits of advice on earning a little extra.
    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  17. I'm always selling my unwanted clothes on Depop and eBay - I do need to load my car up though and head off to a car boot xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  18. I need to have a boot sale of all the kids old stuff actually! x

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  19. I always hear of people saying surveys and reviews online can pay but I've never known anyone make much money from it. Interesting!

    Sincerely, Sarah xx
    www.sincerelysarah.net

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