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There’s lots of information on the web advising you on how to make money online, most of the advice amounts to nothing.

I’m not going to lie you as many people do and say it’s easy because it isn’t, there are ways to make an income and I’m going to show you the ways that worked for me and one way that didn’t. 

This isn’t going to be a massive list of survey sites, just a few ways that do bring results including the best survey sites that don’t time you out every time you try to complete a survey.

Okay let’s start!

Survey sites that are actually worth it

There are only a small number of survey sites that I would recommend and they are Pinecone Research, *Swagbucks and Prolific.

Surveys will never earn you a full-time income but they will bring in a bit of extra cash.

Prolific will make you more money than any other survey site, but, it won’t make a full-time income. Use it to boost your income.

I’ve averaged around £20+ a month since 2018. You could earn a lot more, say around £60+ per month as I did when I first tried it out. This can only be achieved if you’re prepared to sit on the computer all day waiting for surveys, but for most people, that’s just impossible.

You never get timed out for Prolific surveys so they are definitely worth doing.

Swagbucks is worth a mention because it’s good for shopping through and letting the Swagbucks build-up, let the Swagbucks gradually build and then cash them in. I use this site when I fancy a takeaway and get points by clicking through the Just Eat link.

If you can get accepted to Pinecone research, they will pay you £3 per survey and occasionally you will get to try products. I’ve been with Pinecone for years now. Like Prolific you don’t get timed out doing these surveys so you’re not wasting your time and effort.


What Makes Money Online & What Doesn’t - My Experience

Blogging has helped me to make money, save, move away and buy a house where I want to live, even purchase a new car! If I hadn’t started blogging I’d still been in a situation that I didn’t want to be in.

Don’t get me wrong thinking it’s easy because it isn’t. I’ve worked many hours on my blogs and blogging works if you put in the effort

You can earn money through your blog from affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, placing ads on your blog and more.

I highly recommend starting a blog.

Matched Betting

Matched Betting is the quickest way to make money from the very first week you start doing it! You do however need some money as float.  

When first starting out you will need around £60+ to complete offers. I recommend using a company that knows what they’re talking about and will guide you in the right direction and *show you how to do all the offers for a small monthly fee.

Now sports have started up again since the Pandemic, matched betting is more lucrative than ever.

Profit From Casinos

If you don’t like the idea of betting on sports and playing slots is more your thing, why not *learn how to profit from Casino offers?

I actually prefer slots because you can win big. Look at my win on Jammin Jars below!

Profiting from casinos involves completing promotional offers and playing games and slots that have a high RTP (return to player).

You must play responsibly though and not chase any loses. This way you will profit long term. From 22/06/20 – 22/12/20, I’ve made an extra £1750.17. Olive Press outline how to gamble safely.

Jammin Jars

Making your own Digital Products

If you own a blog you can create a shop and sell from it using a free e-commerce plugin called Woocommerce, or if you’d rather sell on a platform like *Etsy.

Making digital products like printables, e-books, digital art is a great way to earn extra cash. You only have to make the product once and it can be sold over and over.

I completed a *really good course on making printables, it was one of the most useful courses I have ever purchased and cost less than £15. It helped me start creating the digital art that you can see in my shop.

Becoming a Pinterest Virtual Assistant

Training to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant will give you the opportunity to earn around £25 -£40 per hour or more with experience.

This is a job that can be done at home and businesses often need their Pinterest accounts managed.

There’s only one course I would recommend, you can read my post on becoming a Pinterest VA and what’s involved if this interests you.

Sell on Fiverr

If you provide a service, why not advertise on *Fiverr? I’ve recently started selling on Fiverr and have had orders come through very quickly. I love it because the money side is sorted out for you and can be withdrawn to PayPal when the payment has cleared.

What Doesn’t Work for the Majority – MLM

I tried extremely hard to make MLM work for me but it didn’t. The products were priced so high I made hardly any profit selling them. The company I was with, allowed selling on eBay which is the only place I could actually sell anything! With eBay fees and having to price products higher than the RRP I hardly ever made a profit.

With MLM there is only a small percentage of people at the top that earn the big money, BUT, they have to recruit, recruit, and recruit to make sure they are fed money! They earn from their recruit’s sales.

Most people that join below them struggle to sell anything or make any money. A lot of reps lie about their earnings claiming they are living a fantastic lifestyle when they just aren’t.

I was lied to and urged to purchase a product by the girl who was in my upline, she claimed it sold well, but years later I still have this product and she was promoted to the next level after I bought it, so she was using me for her own gain!

A lot of people who join MLMs often pay out of their own pockets to purchase products just so they qualify for the next level in their MLM which is just pointless and basically throwing money down the drain.

There are a lot of horror stories around MLM, bullying, silencing, being told you’re negative if you dare to question or disagree. I suggest reading Elle Beau Blog for more information if you want to find out what goes on in some of these companies.

So, there you have it, some of the things that work well and not so well, I’ll be adding to this post in the future when I find more methods of earning online that work or may not…

There’s lots of information on the web advising you on how to make money online, most of the advice amounts to nothing. This is my experience on what makes money online and what doesn't.
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