Work wise, I make my money from freelance writing, proofreading and sometimes blogging. My other half is a security guard and doesn't have much time for side hustles so the responsibility falls down to me. I'm determined to get all of our debts completely paid off and a substantial house deposit by the time I am 30 (if not before) and this means I need to knuckle down and really work hard. So what do I do?
// ONLINE SURVEYS
I only do a select few survey sites that pay really well. Whilst this doesn't bring in a large amount (unlike Katy who does really well) simply because I don't always have the time, its an extra chunk into my savings account that I wouldn't have if I didn't do them.
As well as entering cash competitions, I also enter for everyday things that I would otherwise have to pay for. If I don't win, nothing lost but if I do, that means I can save money on that specific item - I've been able to do the weekly shop and much more from competition wins before which means I managed to save the money I would have otherwise used.
//LOOK FOR OTHER WORK
Whilst I make the bulk of my money via my day job, I often do small jobs on sites such as PeoplePerHour. If someone needs something typed up really quickly and I'm available, I'm more than happy to help. I've also typed up for local people (my Mum thinks I should put an ad up in the local Post Office as people of her generation keep asking if I can type something/scan something in for them/generally help them with computer based problems. I'm seriously considering it.)
I don't use many apps but there are a few that can be used to make cash or vouchers. My favourite right now is Onepulse as it only takes a few seconds to do the surveys. I've heard good things about Bounts and VoxPopMe but I am yet to use them properly.
If you are going to buy something anyway, why don't you get cashback on it? I'm currently waiting on cashback for changing my energy supplier. It is definitely worth it.
What other side hustles would you suggest? If you would like to be referred to any of the sites or apps I use, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me on Twitter @OhNoItsBex