I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to make extra money?
Whether it’s working from home, taking up a second job, reselling items on eBay or even starting a business, there are hundreds of side hustles available which can help you boost your income.
Unless you’re already earning thousands every month from whatever it is you do, there aren’t many people who couldn’t do with a little extra cash.
Whether you use the money to invest in savings, pay off debt, to save up for the down payment on your a house, or just to treat your kids to those toys they’ve been swooning over.
If you’re not sure which is the best side hustle to suit you then don’t worry, I’ve come up with a list of the easiest and most profitable ways to make extra money every single month.
Don’t limit yourself to just one – take on a couple of these ideas and before you know it, you could be earning an extra £1,000 every single month!
If you like this post and want to learn more ways to make extra money, all from the comfort of your home, then you’ll also love 10 Side Hustles You Can Do In Your PJ’s.
25 Easy Ways to Earn an Extra £1000 Every Month
Cleaning is an excellent way to earn some extra money – often paying up to £10 per hour. If you can clean an office building or fast food restaurant for two hours each night after your day job, that’s an extra £300+ a month in your account.
Some companies even look for cleaners for more taxing jobs such as un-occupied building cleaning or end of tenancy cleaning, where you could earn as much as £100 for a days work.
BECOME A WAITRESS OR BARTENDER
Hospitality pays slightly less than cleaning, but if you enjoy socialising then this might be a better choice for you. You also need to take into account the tips you can earn in this industry which really add up.
TEACH A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
Are you an excellent guitar or piano player? Or perhaps the clarinet is your weapon of choice? Whichever instrument is your area of expertise, why not share your knowledge and teach others how to play?
If you have a real passion for music then nothing will make you feel better than to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with other players who are just starting their musical journey. Private music lessons can cost upwards of £30 per hour so advertise your services now and turn your passions into profit.
EBAY & DEPOP
Selling clothes, electronics, homewares and other items online using apps such as eBay, Depop and Poshmark is an amazing way to free up space in your home and earn some additional income.
Start with clearing out all the things you no longer need from your home and then you can consider purchasing things in thrift stores purely for reselling. I have made over £4,000 in the last couple of years just from selling from time to time on eBay.
If you’re looking for more tips on how to start a successful eBay business, then you’ll love this post How to Sell on Depop & eBay: Make £500+ A Month
If you are looking for an easy way to earn money online then Swagbucks is a great choice. Swagbucks rewards you points called ‘SB’ for completing tasks such as answering surveys, polls, watching videos, playing games, searching the web and more.
Swagbucks can be redeemed for either cash or gift cards, however, you get more bang for your buck if you choose a gift card. You can currently trade 1,440 SB for a £10 Amazon gift card and it’s easy enough to earn those first 1,440 SB with the multiple offers they currently have for new signups.
SWITCH BANK ACCOUNTS
Many banks and building societies will reward you for switching your account. In the last 12 months, I’ve seen several of the main UK banks offer between £100–£175 as switching bonuses.
If you’re living with your partner or spouse with whom you share a bank account on top on your sole accounts, then you could switch three times and earn a bonus every time. If you want to earn even more, then check to see if your bank offers a refer a friend bonus for recommending the bank to other people.
I’ve earned over £600 in the last 12 months from account switches and referrals with multiple banks!
Babysitting is a great way for young people to earn some pocket money. You’ll need a very responsible attitude and to be diligent in keeping children in your care safe at all times. For the right person, babysitting can be a rewarding and well-paying option.
Whether you want to sell your images to distributors to use as stock photos or advertising, or you might prefer to do personal photography for events like weddings and birthdays, if you’re a skilled camera person then this can be a great way to earn cash from your passion.
Most photographers get pure joy out of taking beautiful images, so if that sounds like you then this won’t even feel like a job but you’ll still be getting paid!
I can tell you as a writer, that proofreading is the absolute worst part of running a blog. Writers in all different industries will always be looking for a second pair of eyes to proofread their hard work, and they’re willing to pay!
Advertise your services on Fiverr, Gumtree or Craigslist. There are also specialized agencies looking for proofreaders all over the world so just a quick search on Google for proofreading jobs in your country should get you up an running in no time.
SELL YOUR RESOURCES
If you’re great at producing spreadsheets then you might be able to sell your templates online for cash. People are always looking for solutions to storing and managing data on excel, so if you have created a helpful spreadsheet for budgeting, expense and cost tracking or building a business plan then have a look and see if anybody is willing to buy your material.
Better still, if you already have your own website or blog, then make your tools and resources available for download and set up a payment page using PayPal.
Airbnb is currently one of the most popular accommodation booking services on the web. People rent out their homes and spare rooms on Airbnb to tourists at a better rate than hotels. It is a great way for people who are travelling to find inexpensive, high-quality accommodation, and a great way for homeowners to make some extra money from the underutilised spaces in their home.
An average double room in a major UK city currently lets for between £80-£150+ per night. Rates vary depending on where your property is based, and you can choose to rent out a single room or your entire home.
If you have property or a room that is currently uninhabited, then consider advertising on Airbnb for a great source of additional income that involves very little work once you’re set up.
BE A TRANSLATOR
If you’re multi-lingual, then why not put those skills to good use and earn extra money for doing some translation work. The stronger your language skills are, the more you’ll be able to charge for your services and if you are good at what you do then your clients will always come back for more.
You can charge upwards of £12 per hour for translation work so just a few hours work a week will really boost your monthly earnings.
TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
If you have excellent English language skills then you could consider teaching English as a foreign language. You’ll usually be required to complete some sort of teaching qualification, however, once you are qualified, you could earn as much as £35,000 full time.
If you are looking to teach private classes then you can choose your own rates. This skill really can be very lucrative if you put the time into getting qualified initially. Plus, you will be helping people all over the world learn a valuable skill that will change their lives and broaden their opportunities.
If you are a talented and experienced web designer, why not advertise your services online? You can easily advertise on Gumtree, Facebook, LinkedIn and Fiverr.
Full-time web designers can earn in the range of £30k – £70k a year – even more if you’re highly skilled in code, java and .net.
Depending on the hours you’re prepared to invest, the earning potential is really lucrative.
Grass cutting is a great way to earn some extra dosh while enjoying the great outdoors. You can get up and running by purchasing a second-hand lawnmower for a couple of hundred pounds, and the money you spend could be earned back in the space of one weekend just by mowing a couple of lawns.
This is great for teenagers looking to earn pocket money as you can choose your own hours and get business from recommendations by family members. Depending on the size of the area you could earn between £20 – £150 per lawn.
Car washing is another great way to earn some extra money and something I used to do as a teenager. All you need to get started is a bucket, sponges, soap and access to a hose pipe or jet washer.
Ask your neighbours if they would like their car washed and a good portion of them will be interested. Most people either don’t want to do this themselves or don’t have the time to go out of their way to the car wash. Depending on the size of the car and the level of cleaning that the customer is looking for, you could earn between £10 – £25 per car.
CREATE AN ETSY SHOP
If you’re an excellent crafter then why not cash in on your creations and start your own business?
Whether you are skilled at painting, woodwork, sewing or candle making, there are always people looking to buy interesting and unique pieces on Etsy.
If you’re not sure where to start then check out my list of 10 Best DIY Crafts You Can Make and Sell Online.
Using cashback websites to earn money back on your online purchases is a great way to earn some extra money with very minimal effort.
TopCashback is my favourite online cashback service – they have over 5000 retailers offering cashback and all you have to do is create an account, find the retailer that you wish to purchase from, click on the merchant website through TopCashback and then shop as normal.
Cashback is paid as a percentage of what you spend – usually between 2%-10%, but sometimes more. The cashback will be available to withdraw usually within 6-8 weeks – simple!
UPCYCLE / THRIFT FLIP
I love to buy old, tired items from charity shops, or even pick them up for free from Facebook Marketplace and transform them into something new and then resell them. I find the items that work best are clothes, furniture and small home furnishing items such as photo frames, mirrors, baskets etc.
If you have a natural talent for DIY or dressmaking, then there is no limit to how much money you can make from this and the more time and attention you put in, the bigger the payoff will be.
FAST FOOD DELIVERY
Delivering fast food has never been easier with services like Deliveroo, UberEats and PostMates.
The great thing is because you are self-employed through most of these services, you can choose your working hours and fit your deliveries around other commitments.
Delivery ‘riders’ are making as much as £120 per day in busy cities, and also keep 100% of any tips they receive from customers. So if you want to earn some extra money for riding your bike around town, apply now!
RENT OUT YOUR PARKING SPACE
If you have a parking space where you live that you are not using then you can rent it out for a monthly fee – especially if you live in a built-up area such as near a train station, airport or city centre. Commuters and holiday-makers will often rent a private parking space as it is cheaper than paying parking rates for commercial or council car parks.
You could earn up to £200 per month from your space so why not advertise now and see if anybody is interested? Once you have found a renter then you don’t even need to do any further work – it’ll be the easiest £200 per month you will ever earn!
In a society full of aspiring ‘YouTubers’ there are many newbie content creators out there who either don’t have the time to be editing their own videos or just can’t get the hang of editing software.
If you are a pro with Final Cut, iMovie or any other editing software then why not advertise your services and help aspiring video and film-makers make their ideas come to life by being a professional video editor? Depending on the hours required, you can charge between £50 – £200+ per project.
Gardening is an excellent way to earn some extra money from your relaxing hobby, all while enjoying the great outdoors.
Although work is often seasonal, you can earn great money; £150 for a full days work, or £20+ per hour if the customer only needs some light maintenance work such as pruning or grass cutting.
SELL UNWANTED GIFT CARDS
We have all been in this situation before: somebody kindly gives you a gift card, but for a place that you don’t generally shop at. You try to find something in the store that you like, but usually, just end up buying something for the sake of it.
Instead of wasting the gift card on something you don’t even want, try reselling it online. You won’t get the full value of the gift card back, but you can usually resell cards for 50% – 80% of their original value.
CardYard is my favourite site for selling gift cards, the website is easy to use, the process is simple and you’re usually able to sell your cards and get paid within a couple of weeks.
DECORATING & HANDYWORK
If you have good DIY skills and enjoy painting and decorating, then why not advertise in your area and see if any of your neighbours have any odd jobs that they need completing around their home?
You could do anything from assembling furniture to hanging pictures, to repainting living rooms without the need for professional training.
You can comfortably charge £20 + per hour as a handyman or £200 + for a full day rate.
To Finish Off…
I really hope you enjoyed this post, and that I’ve given you a few ideas for ways to earn some extra money in your free time.
Let me know if you’ll be taking up any of these side hustle ideas, or if you’ve got other ways of making money?
Make sure to check back here soon, as I post brand new fashion, lifestyle and personal finance ideas on The Angelina Archives every single week!