I have always been quite savvy with making my own money. I’ve had a varied life full of different jobs
Nursery nurse, Dental nurse, retail assistant, admin at a prison!!, cafe worker, crafter (self employed) teaching assistant… the list goes on! I’ve loved all of them in different ways – but my health has always made me not ben able to do some of these long term which is a shame. my crafts have been a lifesaver and yes… i dont make much money from it but i would rather do this then roll around in a Jag! Anyway… here are some tips and tricks to make a bit of money in your spare time. I have done these kind of things for a few years now and it has made me thousands of pounds… from Surveys, market research, focus groups, mystery shopping, walking/receipt loading apps, voucher codes, cashback sites.
Yes it might look like a lot of work but once you get in the habit of doing them, it becomes your norm.. so when walking i can do a couple of surveys – my facebook as market research pages pinned to the top so i can see the research needed straight away. here are some sites i use which i will be updating. Also if you know of anymore please comment and i will add them!!
Focus groups/Market research
Angelfish – https://www.angelfish-opinions.com/current-projects/ – lots of focus groups – well paid
Take part in research – https://takepartinresearch.co.uk/ lots of focus groups around north east and yorkshire mainly – good pay
ESA RETAIL – https://www.esa-webms.co.uk – this is a good website that i have just recently started using the last year. I really like it, i get good local visits and have got a lot of free things such as chocolate from Thorntons, free food shopping, train tickets and more. You get a refund of your purchase(taking a photo of your receipt) and then you also get a little extra money for your time.
Market Force – https://uk.marketforceshopper.com/login – I have been on this site for years and it is my favourite. I have earned quite a lot from this site and have visited places such as Next, William Hill, Restaurants, Bowling, Greggs, Prett, Superdrug and lots more! Again, you get to keep the purchase and then get money added for your time. I like this one as lots of jobs get added and every time you complete a job, you get points and the more points you have, the more jobs you can do. 🙂
GRASSROOTS – https://www.grassrootsmysteryshopping.com/msw_pnlExtErrorPage.aspx?mode=error – I have had around 10 jobs with this site, and have earned around 60 pounds. Its a good site, but very detailed and if you get something wrong, you will not get payed.
Saros – https://www.sarosresearch.com/ – You get emailed jobs – very rarely, but you have to apply for the job which is normally a discussion panel or similar. A very high payer though if you get accepted, you typically get £30 to £100 for two hours’ work.
Trend – https://www.trendmarketresearch.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR1zAhBFRKosp0OULZRQ0dB4RoU0Njeom1_BnoPmF5MCz7QqNzgHyjSApOE – look on the website and apply for the focus groups – good pay.
good survey site
Here is a lot more information on mystery shopping, the dos and don’ts and the legal jumbo etc etc.
Here are some focus groups that i currently work with –