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60 Ways to Make Money Online + At Home in the UK

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An extensive list of 60 tried and tested ways to make money at home showcasing online methods, easy home business ideas, money making apps, free money offers and much more!

There are loads of different ways to make money online in the UK nowadays.  I’ve been self-employed since 2012 and took the leap to go full-time in 2017, leaving my last employed job.  I’ve never looked back!

Since deciding I wanted to work for myself, I have tried and tested many ways to make money online, from home, in the UK. 

I don’t just work at home though.  Being able to make money online gives me the freedom to work wherever I want: at home, in bed, on the sofa, in a café, on a train, whilst travelling, at the spa, on a beach, in a hotel…

Basically, working online to make money brings a lot of freedom.  I have two young children so I’m not a digital nomad, but if I didn’t have responsibilities then I would definitely take the opportunity to travel the world and work online as I went!  What a dream lifestyle!

Some of these methods require being at home, but others are totally online.  If you need inspiration for how to make money online in the UK then read on.

So if you’re looking for ways to make money online then you’re in luck today.  Here are absolutely loads of ways I have managed to make money online since 2012.

Let's get started...

60 Ways to Make Money Online + At Home in the UK


60 tried and tested ways I’ve made money at home:

1.                 Matched betting

This has been one of my favourite ways to make money at home.  It was a really fast way to make a lot of cash, quickly, when I first signed up.  I actually share my entire experience in my matched betting blog.  I did matched betting for two years, but many others continue for much longer.  Some even use it to make a full-time living!  For me, it was a great side hustle in my spare time and mainly very lucrative in the first few months.

Many people fear it’s complicated, but you don’t need to know anything about betting or sports to be a matched bettor.  If you click here to sign up to Outplayed (previously Profit Accumulator) they will show you exactly what to do with step-by-step matched betting instructions, video guides, a huge forum and very responsive customer service team. 

They want you to profit and make it very easy with their software that does all the hard work for you and their easy to follow instructions. 

I didn’t ‘get it’ when I started out, but after completing a few offers and making money I eventually worked out how it all works!

Profit Accumulator will show you some offers without you subscribing so you can get a feel for matched betting, make some profit and see if it’s for you. 

Click here to give their free trial a go! 

Outplayed Matched Betting

2.                 Outplayed refer-a-friend + affiliate scheme

Another great benefit with Outplayed is making money when you refer people.  Once you realise how amazing matched betting is, you’ll want to tell everyone you know so they can make this easy cash too!

They have a refer-a-friend scheme and a separate affiliate scheme so you can make money from every person you personally refer.

I’d recommend doing it yourself first before promoting it to others, but you can sign up as an Outplayed affiliate without being a member. 

outplayed matched betting

3.                 Online web store

This is one of the first ways I made money online.  I set up my own ecommerce store selling fashion accessories.  I found wholesalers online and set up my own website to sell them.  I was a fashion accessories retailer.  To promote my shop I used social media.

There are so many items you can choose to sell when it comes to running an online e-commerce store.  It helps if you have a passion for the items, use them yourself and can naturally and honestly recommend them.  For example, you may decide that selling custom enamel pin badges is the right item for you.  Then you will need to find a reputable wholesaler to source your supplies at wholesale cost so you can turn a profit after all your outgoings (think website costs, shipping costs, marketing, etc.). Or perhaps you want to sell fashion scarves?  Then you'll need to find a wholesaler for fashion scarves, unless you plan on making your own. discount code

After trying a couple of different shop builder websites, I was really impressed with  They had the best customer service, ease of use and nicest templates.  Even though I don’t currently have a shop with them, I have this blog on the same website and have been a loyal customer of theirs since 2013.  I've ran both a fashion accessories store with Create and also a handmade furniture store.  They have so many templates and designs that are easy to customise for an online shop, with no tech knowledge needed.

They have a free trial and if you decide to continue, you can get 10% off with my referral code RAF315226.  Check out my blog post about my website builder discount code for how to get 10% off.

4.                 Etsy shop

Etsy was the very first place I started making money online.  I still remember that excitement when I got my first order and how nervous I was!  It’s where the name Lylia Rose came from as it was originally my Etsy shop name. 

In the very beginning I made handmade cards and sold them on Etsy.  I then started making handmade jewellery.

Etsy is a great platform to sell handmade items, vintage items and craft supplies.  My husband now has an Etsy shop selling handmade wooden furniture!

If you love crafts then why not set up an Etsy shop and sell your wares online?

5.                 Selling goods on social media

Alongside my Etsy shop, I used to sell handmade items and retail items on Facebook and Twitter.  I used to have a really great Facebook page. It was really popular and I had several sales each day.

I also took part in lots of Twitter networking hours which was great exposure and gained me sales every day.

Often people would message me directly rather than ordering from my Etsy shop or website.  I’d then send a PayPal invoice.  PayPal business accounts are free to set up and they have a really easy invoicing system.  You just pay a small fee on each payment you receive.  It’s a really great way of selling online even if you don’t have your own website. 

6.                 Facebook Marketplace - selling my own preloved goods

It’s amazing how much value we have in our homes in items we no longer use or don’t need.  I make around £1000 to £2000 per year selling our preloved goods!

We’ve had a lot to sell as we have two children constantly growing out of clothes and toys, we’ve gone totally minimal clearing out our entire attic and thoroughly cleansing each room, and we’ve been renovating our entire home which has given us a lot of old materials and items to sell on.

Facebook Marketplace is a great place to sell your old items, especially homewares, but it’s also good for businesses too.  My husband sells most of his handmade furniture on the marketplace!

7.                 Private eBay - selling my own preloved goods

eBay is usually the best place I sell our preloved, personal goods.  It has such a huge audience and I usually find everything I list eventually sells.  The only downside being the fees, so if you can sell on Facebook Marketplace to someone who will collect, then you’ll save money on eBay fees and postage costs.  It always amazes me what I can sell on eBay - literally everything!  As they say, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure!

8.                 Business eBay - reselling preloved goods

I’ve also had a business account on eBay for two different purposes.  Firstly I had my fashion accessories webstore linked to eBay.  This was great as it was integrated to my website, so all the eBay sales came to one dashboard and I could manage them all from my website.  It opened up my store to a much larger audience.

Secondly, I tried my hand at reselling on eBay.  This was buying preloved goods from charity shops and selling them at a profit online.  I made a small profit on some items, but I didn’t have the time to dedicate or live in an area with enough charity shops with designer items.  Others have great success at reselling items online who are more dedicated than I was.  This is also known as flipping.

Another option that I haven’t yet tried is to resell new items rather than preloved goods.  If you can buy items such as toys in the big sales in the supermarkets for bargain prices, then sell them at their RRP or just under on eBay to make a profit. This is known as retail arbitrage. If you search retail arbitrage or flipping online then you can find a lot of useful information on how to begin and tactics. 

9.                 TopCashback

If you buy anything online or book things online then chances are you can get free money back on your purchase!

All you need to do is click the link from TopCashback to the retailer and then shop as normal.  Your purchase will be tracked by TopCashback and a few weeks or months later you’ll get the money in your TopCashback account. 

We get around £300 cashback per year from TopCashback for all the insurances and online shopping we were doing anyway.  They make it really easy to know there is cashback on the site you are visiting if you install their browser extension.

I have the free account, but you can choose to pay a small fee each year to get higher cashbacks and bonuses.

Stop missing out on free cash and sign up to TopCashback today!


10.            TopCashback referrals

Another way to make even more money from TopCashback is to refer your friends.  Once you are signed up you can find your own unique refer-a-friend link in your account to share with your friends. 

Often TopCashback will give you and your friend a cash bonus when your friend signs up and earns a certain amount of cashback, usually around £10 for your friend and £25 or £30 for you!  

11.            Quidco cashback

Quidco is another cashback site.  It works in the same way as TopCashback.  Some people prefer Quidco and it’s good to sign up to more than one site as sometimes they don’t list all the same retailers.

If I am making a purchase online I will check for TopCashback first and if there’s none then I’ll see if the retailer is on Quidco.  For example, I use Quidco when I shop at H&M as they are not usually on TopCashback.

quidco new member offer

12.            Quidco referrals

Quidco also have their own refer-a-friend scheme so you and a friend can both make some bonus money if you successfully make a referral.  It is successful one your friend has earned so much cashback.

Sign up to Quidco today and start getting cash back on all your online purchases and bookings, at no cost to you.

13.            Curve

Click here to sign up to Curve with my referral link!

Spend at least £10 using your Curve card within 14 days to get your free cash.

The Curve card and app combines credit cards, debit cards, and loyalty cards in one. You can even add receipts. So it’s the only card you need to carry. And the only pin you need to remember.  There are free memberships and paid.

Curve promo code

14.            Curve referrals £ per referral

Click here to sign up to Curve with my referral link!

Then you can get your own refer a friend link and make free money for each person you refer who meets the conditions (amounts vary)!

15.            Shopmium

Shopmium is a supermarket coupon app to help you save money on your groceries.  You simply download the Shopmium app and if you buy any of the items on offer in the app, simply take a photo of your receipt and scan the barcode of the item.

Shopmium will then send the cashback directly to your PayPal within days.

If you click my Shopmium link to sign up then you can currently get free chocolate. This offer changes sometimes to other items. Previously you could get free Pringles or ice cream! 

Shopmium Promo Code  

16.            GreenJinn

GreenJinn is a supermarket coupon app with lots of great money off coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other items.

Scan your receipt and once you hit the minimum payment threshold you can cash out to your PayPal.

17.            CheckoutSmart

CheckoutSmart is a coupon app with a lot of UK stores listed, not just supermarkets.  Get cashback for qualifying purchases and save it up until you have over £20 to avoid a payout fee.

18.            STOREWARDS

Make money from your paper receipts and online receipts!

If it asks for an invite code, use my Storewards invite code gz1sc and get 250 extra coins to spend at STOREWARDS on gift cards.  Earn gift cards by snapping your UK receipts! 

Or click my referral link: 

19.            Shoppix

Shoppix is another receipt snapping app.  There are quite a few of them I use to maximise the money earned from every receipt I get!

You can also forward e-receipts.

If it asks for a referral code then enter code 52YFMN8U for 200 extra tokens when you snap your first receipt at

20.            SnapMyEats

SnapMyEats is a receipt snapping app so you can make money from your UK store receipts.  They only accept receipts with food and drink purchases.

They don’t offer cash, but gift vouchers.  I always choose Tesco and Amazon vouchers.

21.            Amazon Shopper Panel

There might be a waiting list for this one! Search for app Amazon Shopper Panel or check out their website here with all the details

The app links to your Amazon account.  Simply submit 10 receipts a month & get a £5 Amazon voucher added to your account!  Make more with surveys if you want to.
You can send email receipts from the last 30 days, so go through your emails and send 10 to get your first £5 Amazon voucher - easy free money!
Click for more receipt apps in the UK.

22.            IntelliZoom

IntelliZoom is a way to make money online by giving feedback on website design and other short tasks.  They pay $8 or $5 per test, so around £3 to £6 for up to 20 minutes of your time.  Some of the tests are only five minutes.

Read my IntelliZoom article to learn more and to sign up as a tester today.

23.            Roamler

Roamler was one of the first mystery shopping type apps that I ever tried.  I had to find a code to sign up, but you can use my Roamler invite code LyliaRose - if it doesn’t work, let me know at [email protected] as they have to set a max number of uses for my code, and it sometimes reaches its limit, but they can reactivate it for me if I let them know.

You make money by completing small mystery shopping tasks, audits and other activities in stores.  Sometimes it’s simply answering a few short questions and taking a photo.

24.            Awin affiliate marketing

I make money regularly from sharing affiliate links on my blogs and social media using the Awin platform.

Awin are home to thousands of popular brands.  Once you sign up to Awin you can have access to thousands of affiliate programmes for the brands you know and love.

You can also share any other opportunities on your websites or social media in the Awin Marketplace. 

awin affiliate signup

25.            CPA brand deals

Occasionally I have taken part in time limited CPA (cost per acquisition or action) offers with brands.   This is where they give me a unique code or a tracking link and I promote this to get the brand signups for a service.  I am paid per sign up. The fee the business pays me per customer is all part of their customer acquisition cost and most businesses will have a set figure they allow per customer they gain.  These usually run for a limited amount of time, like one calendar month.  I promote these sorts of offers on my socials and blogs to get as much exposure and signups as possible. 

26.            Publisuites referrals

I have made a bit of money by referring bloggers to Publisuites.  It’s a platform to list websites that accept paid work and to be offered sponsored content directly through the platform.

I get a percentage of the paid work of my referrals.  It’s great to know that bloggers are finding paid work through this platform as I only get a referral fee when the blogger completes some paid work.

If you have blogs to monetise then sign up here to Publisuites and list your blog channels today!

publisuites influencer platform  

27.            OhMyDosh!

OnMyDosh! is a ‘get paid to’ website which gives you cash for completing certain online offers.  This could be a survey or signing up to a free trial.

There are lots of offers to make some money really quickly with their lightning fast payouts section!

> Click to sign up to OnMyDosh!

> Or find out more in my OhMyDosh review.

28.            OhMydosh! referrals

You can also use your refer-a-friend link at OnMyDosh!. This is a great way to make even more money by recommending OnMyDosh! to your friends and family, and getting paid when they sign up! 

ohmydosh offer

29.            Prolific

I love Prolific!  It’s often said to be a survey site, but it’s very different to any survey sites I’ve used and often not enjoyed.  It’s actually helping academics with their research so it’s really varied!

It’s not usually surveys, but polls, questionnaires, games and more!

Check out my Prolific review 

30.            Octopus

We switched to Octopus Energy and got £50 free credit on our account, essentially putting £50 back in our pocket!  Check out my Octopus Energy review for why they are worth considering for your energy needs and how to get a quote and £50 credit if you decide to switch!

octopus refer a friend

Phew! Half way through!  Let's keep going! 

31.            UserTesting

Website testing is one of the easiest and quite fun ways to make money at home.  It’s one of my favourites anyway!

UserTesting pays $10 per test, so around £7.50.  They are usually 5-20 minutes long.  You have to answer questions about a website, usually to help improve its design and functionality.

32.            Newspaper feature

Featuring in the media is a quick way to make some good cash!  I share how to feature in the media in this blog post.

I have been featured in an article for £200.  It required an email interview and a photo session at my home for around four hours.  I've also been paid £150 for another interview and quote.

My husband recently got £50 in Amazon vouchers for featuring in the media and he had to send a short quote and some photos of a home improvement transformation we have done.

You can find these opportunities directly in the media, by following journalists online, signing up to the newsletter in the link above, checking #journorequest and #prrequest on Twitter and other platforms. 

33.            Streetbees

Make money with smartphone app Streetbees!

Streetbees offer some paid tasks and some unpaid.  I once got £5 for filming myself making a cup of tea!

Use my referral code 7754OB and download the app!  Enter it in your profile section :)  


I have been using this great website called   I have been earning money in my spare time by completing tasks and offers. 

Read my review to see how much I made!

Join them today using my link below to get started:

35.   referrals

Once you have completed the offers and got paid at, then you might want to recommend it to your friends!  You can make some extra money for referring people and get a percentage of their earnings!

36.            Random amount free share offers and referrals

Loads of stocks and share apps have refer-a-friend sections so you can get free shares for referring your friends and family!  If you have such apps, check the profile section and look around on the app to see if they have a free share offer.

Real Life Example: Trading 212

You can get a free share with Trading 212 up to £100... here's how:

wealthyhood referral free ETF share

37.            Swagbucks

Swagbucks has loads of ways to make money online, but I only use one of them.  I sometimes use their search engine and make money from searching online!

They also have cashback offers, surveys and more ways to make money.  You earn SB which you can exchange for free cash or gift vouchers. 

Read my blog post for how to maximise your earnings with Swagbucks to earn free gift cards quicker!

Sign up to Swagbucks today by clicking here

swagbucks referral link  

38.            Clubcard vouchers

I use a Tesco Clubcard in Tesco, but I also have a Tesco credit card which lets me collect points wherever I shop!  I don’t use the credit card to get into debt, but to make our normal purchases so we benefits from the points.

You can convert the points into all sorts of things, not cash, but good value vouchers.

I change mine for twice their value to pay towards my Tesco mobile phone bill! 

39.            Nectar

I do the same with Nectar points!  I have a Nectar card which is linked to my eBay and I use in valid stores.  I also have a Sainsbury’s Nectar credit card.

We either use the points saved to pay towards Sainsbury’s shopping or convert them to eBay vouchers.

40.            Cash savings interest

We have a couple of cash savings accounts for short term savings goals.  We make a nominal amount of interest on these, but every little helps!

monzo free £5

41.            Natwest rewards

Every month we pay £2 for our Natwest current account, but it lets us receive 2% of our bills back, up to £5, as a cash reward!

So we make £3 per month just for having a rewards current account at Natwest.

42.            YouGov

You may recognise the name YouGov as they provide statistics to UK media for newspaper articles and news stories to share what the public actually feel about things.  They do this by providing polls to those in the UK and paying for them.

You simply click here and sign up to YouGov to start getting invited to take part in surveys and polls!

It took me a year to reach enough points to cash out £50, so it’s not fast money, but if you have time to kill and want your opinion included on these polls then it can be worth it.

43.            Wealthyhood referrals 

You can get free shares for referring people to Wealthyhood using your unique referral links and codes from within the app.

Not a member yet?  Here's how you can use my codes to sign up to Wealthyhood and get a free share if you wish to use them for investing:

Important: This offer requires you to invest at least £100, so it's only good if you are already going to sign up to Wealthyhood for investing. 

Each referral code only has one use, so you'll need to send me your email and I'll send you a unique invite from my Wealthyhood app.

  • Email me at [email protected] stating Wealthyhood in the subject field.  I'll send you a unique invite from my Wealthyhood app as each invite code has one use.

  • Click the link in the Wealthyhood invite email, complete signup and deposit at least £100

  • Invest in at least one asset within 7 days (risk warning: value of this asset may go up or down)

  • You’ll get a free ETF share worth between £10 and £200 within 5 days

  • The welcome bonus is locked for 60 days (set a reminder on your calendar)

For full step-by-step instructions see my Wealthyhood refer a friend blog post. You will also receive a link to the current terms and conditions in the Wealthyhood email as these may change.

Please note, if you choose to use the Wealthyhood app to buy and sell shares then, as with all investments, your capital is at risk.

44.            Airtime Rewards

This is by far one of my favourite ways to make some extra money - literally for doing nothing!

Download the app and link your credit and debit cards.

Any time you shop at one of their partner retailers you’ll get some cashback!

You don’t have to do anything special, just shop as you normally would with your credit and debit cards.  They’ll notice if you shop somewhere they are linked with and they’ll reward you, with cash towards your mobile bill.

You are then able to use this cash to pay towards your mobile phone bill directly from the app!

Get some free Airtime Rewards credit using my code FTT7WY7W at

airtime rewards promo code

45.            Airtime Rewards referrals

Don’t forget to grab your own referral code from the app and make extra money for you and a friend when they sign up using your code.

Get some free credit using my code FTT7WY7W at 

46.            Solar panel payments

We made extra money each month, and saved money too, by having solar panels on our old house.  We sold the surplus back to the grid and got a cheque every quarter.  At our new house we get a payment using the Octopus export scheme.  Not a member of Octopus?  You can get £50 free credit at Octopus if you sign up with my Octopus referral link.

47.            UserCrowd

UserCrowd offer around 20 cents for answering one or two quick questions about an app, game or website’s design.  It could be as simple as choosing the font you like best or colour.  They are quick and easy to complete and you can cash out when you reach $10.

I reveal more in my UserCrowd review

48.            Gener8

Gener8 is a great way to make money for doing nothing.  Simply install the browser extension and sign up, then sit back and earn money.

They pay you for every ad you see!

You get tokens which you can currently cash out as Amazon vouchers or other goods in their marketplace, but once they are out of BETA and have grown enough there will be a cash-out option.

You can also get their tab extension to earn points everytime you open a tab.  This is how I use them as they were annoyingly converting all the affiliate links in peoples blog posts to their ads, which was making it impossible to read some articles!

Sign up to Gener8 today! 

49.            JamDoughnut 

A great app that gives you cashback when you buy gift vouchers for stores, including supermarkets!  Great for regular food shops at the supermarket!

You can get £5 free bonus cash by signing up with my referral link.

How to get £5 free cash with the JamDoughnut cashback app:

  • Click to get the JamDoughnut cashback app on the App Store or Google Play
  • Register on the app.  Enter JamDoughnut referral code 2XYM 
  • Make your first purchase and receive 500 bonus points worth £5

jamdoughnut referral code  

50.            Growing + selling pond plants

Ooh, a bizarre one I have thought of!  I have managed to make quite a bit of pocket money selling pond plants.  I have some oxygenating pond plants that grow really quickly.

The excess is great for the compost heap, but also highly in demand by other pond owners, so I sell some of my surplus pond plants on eBay.  They keep coming back quickly, so I always have more to sell.

Once you start selling online and finding ways to make your own money, you begin to see an opportunity everywhere!

Read how I make money selling weed on eBay to learn more! 

51.            Blogging

My best way to make money from home, but it’s not instant.  You need to put a lot of time and love into building a blog that brands, PRs and digital marketing agencies want to work with.  It can be done though and I now have three money making blogs.  I have also taught my husband and he now has a money making blog too!

Want to make money from your blog?

There are lots of ways to do it which I share in my how to make money blogging section, but get started by checking out this huge list of websites to find paid blogging opportunities for your blog.

publisuites influencer platform

52.            Content writing

On occasion I have made money by writing blog content for other websites, such as online retailers. 

If you are already a blogger, or love writing, then content writing is a great work from home job!

53.            Using referral links

I’ve shared some of the exact referral links I use in this blog post, but there are many more.  Many companies you already use will offer you a refer-a-friend incentive so as you market their company and get something in return when you make a successful referral.

Sometimes companies will email you the refer-a-friend details one you’re a customer and other times you’ll be able to find the details on their website.  All sorts of companies from utilities like energy and broadband, to online shopping brands have refer-a-friend schemes.

Here are some of the best refer a friend schemes in the UK 

54.            Affiliate links

Again, I have shared some of the exact affiliate companies I have used and made money from in this list, but there are several more.

If you have a large social media presence or your own website then you can utilise affiliate links to make money from your content.

Simply search Google to find affiliate networks to join that have thousands of brands listed, such as Awin.

If there’s a brand you always recommend then check their website footer for a menu item called ‘affiliates’ or similar and follow the link to find out more about their affiliate scheme.

make money blogging with valuedvoice  

55.            Website ads

I have used various ad networks on my blog and made money from displaying ads.  We have used Google Ads, WordAds and Ezoic previously.  There are lots of ad networks to choose from if you have a website and enough website traffic.

56.            Twitter ads

If you have a large Twitter following then you can charge money for ‘ad tweets’.  I sometimes host ads on my Twitter account or as part of a package in combination with a blog post or other social media posts.

57.            Instagram ads

I sometimes host ads on my Instagram account.  If you have a large following or great engagement then brands might want to work with you to host ads or for paid collaborations.  There are some networks out there that you can list your Instagram account on to get paid opportunities or to apply for them.   

58.            Entering competitions with cash prizes

Entering competitions and giveaways with cash prizes is a great way to make money… if you win!

I run free cash prize giveaways on this website, so you can try your luck today!

I’ve also won a cash prize from Get Blogged who regularly run a blogger cash prize competition and also on Awin where I entered an affiliate competition for Esty.  Keep an eye out for cash prize competitions related to your niche/hobby/passion as you might just win! 

59.            BeMyEye

Sign up to app BeMyEye for paid in-store missions, such as mystery shopping tasks.

Get a £1 bonus if you sign up with my BeMyEye link or enter code 0rg1zy on sign up.

bemyeye invitation code

60.            By taking part in free money offers!

And finally, number 60.  

I've listed a lot of the free money offers I know and love in this blog post, but for the full list that is regularly updated check out my free money offers blog post!

free money offers

The end!

Phew!  60 ways I have personally made money from home.  Tried, tested and true.

For most of these, all you need to get started is a strong Wi-Fi connection and your computer basically. If you are looking for even more ways to make money online and at home then check out my links below which share many of the above in more detail, as well as even more ways to make money at home, online and from your mobile phone!

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