10+ Ways To Make Money Online At Home During The Lockdown

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Stuck in lockdown with nothing to do? Here are some ways to make extra cash in your spare time from isolation.

With time on your hands, there's never been a better way to make money online!

Surveys with SwagBucks

Use website SwagBucks to earn cash answering surveys. You can also build up rewards by watching adverts, searching the web and even playing games. These rewards can be turned into plain cash (via Paypal) or vouchers for various online stores such as Amazon.


Earn money from Inbox Pounds

As the name would suggest, Inbox Pounds allows you to make money just by reading emails! You can earn more cash online easy by just completing surveys, as well as by watching video ads and searching the website. Paid surveys will reward anything from £1 to £5.


Sell stuff with Music Magpie

Use lockdown to have a sort out and use Music Magpie to make money by selling everything from CDs to electronics.


Free lotteries


The Free Postcode lottery is just that. A free lottery! The prize is 'only' £100, although that can roll over if no one claims it. All you need to do is enter your postcode and spend a minute each day to check if you've won. Enter now at PickMyPostcode.com.

Make cash from old clothes

Use this time for a wardrobe clear out and make money from your old clothes, shoes and even accessories. You can sell second hand clothes online via websites such as Depop, Vestiaire Collective or simply eBay.


Sell photos

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Into photography and have some cool holiday photos? Or perhaps some newsworthy snaps of a headline making story? You can upload photos to stock websites or news agencies and then sit back. Anyone that uses them will pay you a fee.

For stock photography try Adobe Stock and Shutterstock. For news images visit Cavendish Press


Grow your hair, cut it off, then sell it

Let your hair grow and then you can make cash by selling it for use in wigs and other products. Bloomsbury Wigs' guide prices range from £15-£60 for 10-12 inches up to £200 for more than 19 inches.


Be a Microworker

Take on rather boring and repetitive but simple tasks like data entry on Microworkers, with a $9 payout limit via PayPal.

Design logos and graphics

If you're into graphic design check out 99designs where big money is offered by companies looking for new logos or branding. You submit your pitch and if it's picked get paid.


Test websites and apps

UserTesting.com offers $10 to test websites or mobile apps for around 15 minutes.


Get tax relief if you work from home

If you're working from home as part of your job you can claim tax relief. If you work more than 25 hours self-employed a month, you can claim expenses.

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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