40 simple methods to get money quickly

There are more online and offline methods to create additional money than ever before. That’s excellent, but deciding where to focus your time might be difficult. Use this list to find new ways to generate money online and from home. Earn money by walking, recycling, reviewing music, or simply exploring the web. We’ll keep this website updated with new methods to make money quickly, so bookmark it now. 

The easiest way to earn a lot of money is from home. Many pupils have made hundreds of pounds using this method. It’s fully legal, risk-free, and tax-free, and anybody over the age of 18 in the United Kingdom may do it. (Not in the United Kingdom? No. 2 is skipped. 

Matched betting works by using free bets from betting sites and matching them at a betting exchange. Because you are wagering both for and against a result, you eliminate the risk. You may then extract the free bet, which can be worth up to £100. Multiply this by the number of betting sites available, and you could easily be in profit by a few hundred pounds. 

In this gem of a matched betting instruction, we teach you how to make your first £13 profit (using a genuine example). Please let us know if you know of a better method to make £40 an hour sitting at home!

Searching the internet :

Do you want to learn how to generate money online quickly by doing what you currently do? This has to be one of the simplest ways to make money online. Qmee.com pays you for using Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon, and eBay to search. 

Install a simple browser extension to see sponsored results alongside your regular search results. Each Qmee result comes with a monetary prize. If you’re interested, simply click on it to claim your prize. You may also supplement your earnings by completing surveys. 

The best part is that there is no minimum cash-out amount. Our first one was only 72p, which was wired to our Paypal account. You may also choose to donate it to charity. Sign up for free today and start earning money from your searches!

Paid online surveys :

Filling out online surveys in one’s leisure time is a common technique for people to generate money online. Globally, research firms are continuously looking for new members to answer surveys and test new goods. You can rapidly make a few pounds for a few minutes of form filling, which is compensated in cash or prizes. Some surveys may earn you up to £3 ($5)!

Branded Surveys, Swagbucks, Toluna, Pinecone, LifePoints, OnePoll, i-Say, Opinion Outpost, YouGov, Prizerebel, Marketagent, InboxPounds, Valued Opinions, The Opinion Panel, Mingle, Opinion Bureau, Maru Voice, Panel Base, Y Live, Survey Junkie are a few nice ones to try.

Online market trading :

Investing in the stock market isn’t always a simple method to gain money, but it may be beneficial if done correctly. By the same token, if you do not take it seriously, you may incur substantial losses. There is no longer any need to bankroll the yachts of Wolf of Wall Street-style stockbrokers. With the support of internet market trading platforms, you can do it all yourself.


I’ve spent a lot of time investigating this new chance on the prominent website eToro.com. eToro has over 20 million members and provides free practice accounts. They were featured in the BBC Two documentary “Traders: Millions by the Minute,” and they sponsor several Premier League football clubs.

Review websites & apps :

You appear to be rather adept at using a web browser. So maybe it’s time to become a pro and start browsing websites for a living! UserTesting is a platform that pays ordinary individuals to assess various websites. Each review takes about 20 minutes to complete and earns you $10 (£6.50) via Paypal. Simply sign up with UserTesting, complete a test review, and wait for websites to arrive in your email.

Start your website :

Do you want to generate passive income? You must have a website. It’s a method of earning money while you sleep. Starting a website with Bluehost takes less than 20 minutes, is inexpensive, and can be completed by an 82-year-old. It simply takes a little social media promotion to obtain your initial visitors, and there are several options to monetize your blog. 

One example of a successful website is Save the Student. Owen Burek founded it at university and it has now expanded to serve over 1 million visitors every month. Read Owen’s step-by-step instructions for building a website 20 minutes from home. It’s one of the most valuable assets you can have.


The 'Disney Vault' secret :

Disney Studios limits the supply of some home-release classics to keep demand strong across generations. Physical blue rays are kept in the “vault” for 8-10 years before being distributed for a limited time. Buy them in this window at regular retail pricing, and you’ll make a tidy profit when they’re no longer available for another decade or two. 

In 2011, for example, you could get Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray 3D for £24.99. In just a few years, it was selling for a whopping £74.99 on Amazon! Importantly, not all Disney films are eligible for the vault, and only real masterpieces will continue to be in high demand.

Publish a Kindle eBook :

If there is one thing that students excel in, it is research and writing. Anyone may use the Kindle shop to publish an eBook and earn money on Amazon.


Because the Kindle app is now available on any device, your worldwide market is enormous! You get 70% off the sale if you price your book between £1.49 and £6.99. Given that Amazon is the ultimate selling machine (and keep in mind that people are wanting to spend), it is a wonderful price.

The secret to eBook success is to add value and write nonfiction. Bundling material, you’ve studied and collated on a common topic (for example, ‘secrets’ to obtaining a job) and presenting it in a simple-to-digest manner (an eBook) justifies someone spending a few pennies on it.

Become a delivery rider or driver :

Do you own a bicycle, a motorcycle, or a car? So, how about a smartphone? That’s all it takes to supplement your income by delivering food or people anytime you have free time. Sign up with delivery firms like Deliveroo, which are always looking for new riders. 

They provide you the freedom to work whenever you want, delivering meals from restaurants to clients’ doors. You may earn up to £16 per hour. Increase your chances by personally calling local takeaways and larger companies like Domino to check if they have any delivery jobs available.


'Get Paid To' sites :

GPT sites, like online surveys, pay you in cash and vouchers for completing various offers or activities online. Toluna, Swagbucks, and InboxPounds are the most popular sites nowadays.

Affiliate marketing :

You may start generating money right away if you have a social media following or a website by advertising various companies, goods, services, and deals online. Join the Awin network as a publisher. 

Check out their deals blog or browse the merchant listings to see if there’s anything your readers would be interested in. Then copy your affiliate link and distribute it. If someone purchases through your link, you’ll earn a handsome commission (can be within up to 90 days). Learn more about affiliate marketing with our guide.

Become a ‘Clickworker’ :

The Clickworker.com concept is built on ‘internet crowd-sourcing,’ which allows businesses to advertise particular, scalable jobs that need to be completed rapidly. And it’s a simple method for us to generate money quickly from home. There are other activities available, but the most popular ones include monotonous data input, online research, or form filling. For the task you choose to undertake, you get paid in cash (through PayPal).

Mobile phone recycling :

Recycling outdated mobile phones and other useless equipment may earn you money while also benefiting the environment. Check with your parents to see if they have any extras. For the best firms to utilize and how to ensure you obtain all of the amount offered to you online, visit our article on generating money from old phones.

Cashback when shopping :

This is a method to generate money while also saving money. Return allows you to recuperate money on purchases that you would have made regardless, of whether the cashback is 50% or 0.5%. Several cashback sites will pay you the commission they would have received otherwise. We recommend that you sign up for Top Cashback, Quidco.com, and Swagbucks, which are all free and have the finest range of stores and exclusives.

Claim tax back :

Many students work part-time or during the summer, while others are on placements or paid internships. If you are a student who works throughout the school year, you will almost certainly be overpaying income tax. Why? Simply because few students meet the personal tax-free earning allowance each year. 

However, they are often put on an emergency basic tax code by their employers’ meaning tax is being paid when it shouldn’t be. See our advice on student tax refunds to see how much tax you may be owed.

Review music for money :

Make your passion for music a business by evaluating unsigned bands and musicians online for cash with Slicethepie. Some site users claim to make £40 each month. It’s hardly life-changing, but if you love it, it shouldn’t be difficult. Although the money you earn will be paid in US dollars, anybody can sign up and review.

Gigs on Fiverr :

Fiverr is the world’s largest marketplace where anyone can earn money by providing tiny services (known as ‘gigs’). What you have to offer might be anything. From writing and translating to social media posting, pranks, and teaching, to composing music, voiceovers, and short video clips for individuals all around the world, I’ve done everything. 

The default price is $5 (hence the name Fiverr), but you can charge more for additional services attached to gigs. Earnings may quickly build up, and lots of people make a nice life from the site. The goal is to put in place a strategy that reduces the amount of time spent on each gig. There is another method to benefit from Fiverr while doing significantly less labor. How? By just reselling gigs to other people.

Part-time job :

For students wishing to supplement their student loans, a part-time job is the logical first choice. It provides a consistent source of cash as well as significant job experience. However, decent employment is not always simple to come by! Begin by using our student employment search. 

Then, look for job openings in local ads and through your university’s career center. It’s also worthwhile to join CV-Library. This is a free tool that matches your resume with appropriate part-time employment and career prospects. More advice may be found in our guide to getting a part-time job.

Sell course notes :

This is an excellent method to make some additional money if you don’t mind sharing your notes with other students. You may submit your notes to a variety of websites. You get compensated when another student downloads them. 

You may list your notes for free on sites like Nexus Notes and Stuvia. In exchange for linking, you with clients, they take a tiny percentage of any sales. You may submit handwritten notes, but typing them up will likely earn you more money.

Sell second-hand textbooks :

One clever technique to make additional money is to acquire used textbooks from other students at the end of the year and then sell them right after freshmen’s week. This is when the new class of pupils realizes they need them, hence demand and prices will rise. You have the option of advertising on campus or listing them on Amazon Marketplace (they do take a commission on books sold). Here are 29 more items that you may sell right now!

Enter competitions :

There are no certainties when entering competitions, but there is nothing to lose and a chance to win large. A rising network of ‘compers’ earns up to £50,000 a year through competitions. 

There are several tournaments and prizes available. From online product giveaways and gift certificates to big-money TV game shows, there’s something for everyone. Begin by entering our monthly student competition. Follow us on Twitter @savethestudent to find out when our next one is!

Buy and sell domain names :

A domain name is just a website address (for example,’ save the student. or my siteite UK.uk’), and there are several extensions (.com, .net, .co. UK, etc). They may be registered for as low as £4 with GoDaddy.com, or for free with Bluehost packages. 

Premium domain names, on the other hand, may bring thousands, if not millions, of pounds when sold. VacationRentals.com was sold for a good $35 million in 2007! You’re not going to find anything like that, but with a little digging, you may still earn a fast profit. The trick is to locate available domain names with economic worth. Purchase them and then post them for sale on a website such as Sedo.com.

Mystery shopping :

Nowadays, being a mystery shopper is easier than you think, and you might be well compensated. There are plenty of organizations that will pay you to visit various stores and restaurants and report on how they are doing. In our mystery shopping guide, we’ve reviewed the finest agencies. Another type of mystery shopping is tasking applications, which reward you for completing tiny local chores. It may also be a lot of fun!

Be an extra :

Have you ever wanted to be in a movie or a TV show? Apply to be a film extra, and your dream may come true. The income is also not bad: £60-80 per day on average, and you don’t have to do much! Several casting agencies work with eager extras. They make their money by collecting a percentage of your earnings, so always inquire about this before accepting the job. More information and the top agencies may be found in our how to become an extra guide.

Sell your old games and movies :

Sell your old DVDs, Blu-rays, and video games to make fast money. You’ll simplify your space since practically everything nowadays is digital or streamed. Expect to earn between 10p and £20 for each item. If you have a significant collection, the earnings might quickly mount up. See whether your parents have any ‘clutter’ they’d like to get rid of as well. Sites like MusicMagpie will pay you right away if you mail them your unwanted things. Try eBay, Amazon Marketplace, and Preloved for potentially more money (but more effort). More advice may be found in our guide to selling DVDs, CDs, and games.


Profit from your education :

It is now easier than ever to become a tutor for other students. Until recently, your market was confined to local face-to-face sessions, but now you can go worldwide owing to online tutoring companies! Udemy enables anybody to develop an online course (on absolutely anything) and earn money indefinitely as users enroll. 

List yourself on Superprof and MyTutor for one-on-one tutoring. Earnings of up to £10 per hour are possible. To educate younger GCSE or Level pupils, you do not need to be highly qualified. Begin by reading our guide to earning money as a private instructor.

Sell your photos :

Try posting your images to stock image websites if you have a decent eye and a little ingenuity. You will be compensated if they are utilized by someone. Adobe Stock and Getty Images are good places to start.


Make more money by selling photo subjects with fewer search results (less competition) but which you believe have some demand. Try them out yourself with free picture prints.

Rent out your car parking space :

If you don’t use your parking space and live in a congested location, you could be in luck. Advertise your parking space on Parklet or Just Park to simply make additional money. See our guide on renting out your parking place for more information.

Babysitting :

It’s a tried-and-true moneymaker, and for good reason. You are paid to watch television and not much else – ideally! Look through local childcare advertising for ideas on how much to charge. 

Even if you are not qualified in childcare, you may expect to get paid more than £11 per hour. In the UK, however, even if the parents do not want one, you will require a basic DBS check to care for young children. To locate nearby jobs, create a free profile on Care Babysitting. Our childcare guide talks you through the major factors.

Dog walking & sitting :

If infants aren’t your thing, perhaps canines will be. Dog sitting is a lucrative business. When pet owners are at work and concerned about their dogs at home, most students have some spare time throughout the day. You may make roughly £10 per hour and it’s also a wonderful way to stay active. Join Care Pet Care, a company that is highly recommended for dodog-watchingnd and walking employment.

Charity fundraising :

So, this work requires a special type of person, since you will have to deal with a lot of rejection and be persistent. However, if you are effervescent and friendly, this might be a terrific way to make money. You are usually compensated for new sign-ups (often approximately £20). Check out Wesser for current job openings.

Rent out your house for filming :

TV and filmmakers are frequently looking for residences to film in. A Coronation Street scene was filmed at the student residence where one of the Save the Student editors lives! Not only may you make fantastic money, but it’s also surreal to watch your establishment on television. Begin by looking at Film Locations.

Make money whilst walking :

Walking dogs isn’t the only way to get money by climbing those stairs. Paid-to-walk applications are now available. Sweatcoin rewards you for steps with PayPal credits, gift cards, and free goods. 

They exchange information with healthcare professionals and insurance but pledge not to sell your personal information. Increase your earnings by utilizing the app for nearby jobs that require walking. Look into TaskRabbit, a website that advertises local paid chores and errands in your region. 

Being a tour guide, distributing flyers, or being a human billboard are more traditional ways to generate money while out and about. Whether you’re already obsessed with your step count or want to get more fitness, getting paid to walk is a terrific motivator and a great way to get started. 

Find property for investors :

We all know how much money is in real estate, but on the surface, you could assume this market is closed. The truth is that many people make a lot of money by finding appropriate homes for affluent investors who are short on time. 

The challenge is to discover properties that are under market value (BMV). Instead of using estate agents, distribute flyers in your region with your contact information, offering to buy properties for cash. Then contact real estate investors with an offer to pass on information about low-cost homes in exchange for a portion of the sale price. 

Most cities host regular landlord and property investor networking events. Find them, join up, put on your nicest clothing, and bring plenty of business cards. LinkedIn property investment groups are also excellent places to start. As you would expect, this isn’t a quick way to generate money. However, if you have a few investors in your phone book, it may be highly profitable in the long term. If you’re interested, I recommend that you read this book. 

Watch videos :

If making videos seems difficult, being paid to watch videos online has to be one of the simplest methods to generate money ever. The most well-known websites are Swagbucks and InboxPounds. Tlly pays you to sit back and watch advertisements and videos in the hopes that they will become viral. If you enjoy viewing videos and want to work from home, check out our complete list of methods to make money from watching videos.

Create YouTube videos :

According to recent statistics, we now watch more videos on YouTube than we do on Google searches. You may also make money by creating and posting videos through the YouTube Partner Program. Per 1,000 views, you will get a share of the advertising revenue. You can make a lot of money depending on how successful you are (virality, view time, subscription base, and topic). Every week, there are several examples of YouTubers who have made a profession out of it. For additional information, see our guide to generating money on YouTube

Sell your stories and videos :

If you have a compelling story, consider pitching it to a newspaper or a viral social media company. You will require at least one photograph and, ideally, a video. One of the Save the Student team members had a pigeon break through their glass at university and sold the tale to The Sun for £50. Some national TV shows, such as You’ve Been Framed, will pay you up to £250 for an amusing video. Or simply upload it to YouTube and monetize it…

Sell your clothes :

When it comes to selling your clothes for cash, eBay has long been a favorite. Online auctions are an easy way to transform that sleeveless jacket into cash. There are several second-hand sites, such as Depop and Vinted, that make it even easier to sell your old goods online. Discover the best platforms for selling garments online, as well as how to earn money selling on eBay, with our guide to selling clothes online.

Rent out your body :

Why not attempt life modeling if you are comfortable taking off your gear? Get paid to sit naked as aspiring painters depict you in terrifying detail. Consider RAM, an organization committed to life models. You might potentially participate in sponsored clinical medication studies, but be mindful of the hazards. No matter how much money is given, never do something that you are not comfortable with.

Freelancing :

In your spare time, perhaps you love writing, reading, graphic design, or maintaining social media accounts. There are several freelancing jobs available that demand certain abilities or just time that someone else may not have. Freelancing allows you to work from home for clients all around the world with only an internet connection. With our freelancing guide, you can get started and discover employment.