Today I’m welcoming Jon from The Money Shed over on to Boo Roo and Tigger Too. As a recent stay at home mum following being made redundant last year I am always looking for ways I can earn some extra money each month. Today Jon is sharing his 3 surefire ways to earn £500 extra each month – over to you Jon…
Years ago being a Stay At Home Mum used to be the kiss of death when it came to trying to earn money from home! Your options were basically either flogging Avon or some kind of Tupperware!
Fast forward to the present and there’s a whole host of ways you can earn money now from home (and I mean DECENT money, not the sort of money you earn from Surveys or click sites!) but before I get into all that I think I better introduce myself.
My name is Jon and I run a website called The Money Shed. It’s actually the UKs largest community site dedicated to earning money from home and our forum is chocked full of thousands of members (most are which are stay at home Mums!) all chatting about how they make money from home and sharing their ideas and experiences! So if you like what I write below and you want to come and earn even more PLEASE come over to our site and join in 😉
Enough of all that anyway, let’s give you 3 surefire ways to earn £500 extra each month!!!
Earn Extra Money Each Month
1. Smartphone Apps.
Just got a new smartphone for Christmas? GREAT! Let’s get you earning a tidy sum using it!
Visit the App Store or Google Play store and download these apps!
- Task360 (Apple Only!)
- Field Agent (Apple Only!)
All of those apps will pay you for doing simple audit work for them. By that I mean basically, you get paid £5 for going to into a branch of Morrisons, taking a photo of the Pepsi Max display and then you answer a few questions about the store. New work appears each and every week and people earn £100s a month from this, some on The Money Shed have even turned it into a full-time job and travel around the country just hoovering up jobs and make £1000s!
Payment comes via PayPal with all of them and it’s a fantastic way to earn a decent amount of money for very little time.
2. Web Search Evaluator Work
Everyone uses search engines like Google these days to find out information but do you wonder how sites like that ever improve the results they show you?
Working as a WSE means working for one of the major search engines out there and helping to improve how they work. There are 3 main companies that provide this work which you can apply for:
The type of work you do basically involves helping to rate the results that you see and you are paid BY THE HOUR and the rate of pay is VERY high, actually way above the UK Minimum wage!
The best thing about this sort of work is you can just dip in and out whoever you want.
Got a spare half an hour before picking up the kids? You can login and work and earn some cash!
When applying you need to do an entrance exam which is based on the guidelines you have to follow when rating the results. The whole work is very easy to do and is basically clicking on things and rating what is right and wrong with the websites the search engine is ranking!
I used to do this ON TOP of my full-time day job and used to easily still bring in an easy £700-£1000 a month from it alone so it’s a fantastic earner if you want something to do that doesn’t involve leaving the home!
3. Mystery Shopping!
A lot of people hear about Mystery Shopping and wonder if it’s some kind of phantom thing! Something that only those ‘in the know’ get to get involved with but I’m happy to tell you that just isn’t the case!!
When you are Mystery Shopping it involves going into a shop or restaurant and having an experience. That could involve having a full sit down meal or even just buying a particular item of clothing. You then write a review afterward (which takes around half an hour) about your experience and get paid and have your costs covered usually!
I’ve done this for years and have had weekends away in Spain paid for, days out of Centre Parcs and loads more!
Some people actually doing Mystery Shopping as a full-time job so there is a TON of work out there!
The number one company I would say people should start off using is Market Force. It’s very easy to sign up, they hold your hand at the start and most of the main chains you would find in any city are on there so it’s easy to grab some work!
Well, I hope some of this post has helped you out! I think that’s actually about £1000 a month you can earn from that information above so not a shabby start for you all!
If you want to take earning online a bit further then please do come over to my site The Money Shed and we’ll get you earning even more!
Thank you to Jon for sharing his tips on how to earn money from home for stay at home mums