Besides setting a budget (and sticking to it), some of us need a little bit extra money every now and then. Before you go to a money-sucking payday loan company, ready these tips for making some pounds this month.
Getting the Most from your Card
Consider doing your next big purchase on a 5% cashback credit card. That way you’ll get something back for all your spending.
Some banks will bribe you to switch – usually between £100 and £150, but bonuses can be as much as £200.
Things to Sell on eBay
Last year’s unwanted presents – cheeky but what they don’t know won’t hurt them
Clear out your bookcase and sell any books you’ve read (and aren’t going to read again) or books you won’t read
Go through your wardrobe for anything that doesn’t fit or isn’t your style and flog on eBay
Unopened make up and cosmetics can still go for a penny or two on eBay so check that
Check your kitchen for any appliances you haven’t used in a year or more and get it gone!
Do you have any clutter like and old hoover you’re not using or a TV you don’t need? Look around and think about what you actually use day to day.
Work, Work, Work
Pick up as many extra shifts as possible
Ask if you’re employer will pay more for awkward shifts or cover
Find out about your companies bonus scheme and make sure you get it!
Sign up as a mystery shopper
Research surveys that give you money (I just one that gives me Nectar points!)
If you have a big bushy beard, consider being santa!
Babysit on the side so people can have date nights without worrying
Teach or tutor in the evenings.
House sit – we all know a few couples who travel for the holidays
Look after your neighbours pets
Consider cleaning as an evening job
Sell Items on the High Street
Take all your old tech, dvd’s, games etc down to your CeX. They offer cash price or always more on a voucher if there’s something you’re looking to buy as a gift
Sell unused / unwanted designer items (from handbags to watches to jewellery and scarves) at Designer Exchange. Same as CeX, they offer cash or more on a voucher.
Take any gold to a reliable place. Check this guide for ‘cash for gold’ good and bad pointers.