Ways to Make Money Online & Work From Home in the UK
Looking for ways to Make Money Online? Want to work from home? Does getting up for work and not even having to take your PJs off sound like your kind of job? This ultimate guide will show you all the legitimate UK based WAH ventures
The need to Work from home has rocketed lately with the rising cost of childcare, so more and more companies offering positions to home workers, high profile companies such as Sky, Tesco, Very, Enterprise car rentals and the AA are all starting to outsource telesales roles to home workers.
Roles vary from company to company, including, taking orders, payments, making manager call backs, filtering calls, cold calling, cross selling and more.
There are many types of 'work from home' jobs some good and some not so good, this guide outlines available work from home opportunities available at present in the UK and more importantly which ones are legitimate.
Current UK based Work from Home Opportunities
Lionbridge Technologies - Various roles currently advertised. Most common role they recruit for is the Internet Assessor. It is normally 10-20 hours per week, usually only an 11 month contract and workers will be required to be registered self employed. Earnings are in the region of £9 an hour.
Arise Virtual Solutions - Home based Customer service and sales roles. Several companies to choose from once accepted. Normally 15-20 hours a week including weekends. Candidates are required to pay a small fee to get the client training which is usually reimbursed upon successful completion of training. Earnings in the region of £6-£8 an hour.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Enterprise offer work at home roles such as Reservation Agents which involve customer service and sales. Applicants must live within 50 miles radius of Aldershot and be advised the second stage is an interview at their Aldershot offices. Earnings in the region of £6-£8 an hour .
Appen - Various freelance positions. Most common role is the Web Search Evaluator. Similar to Lionbridge.In most roles you are required to work 4 hours a day between the hours of 9am-5pm Mon-Fri(this does vary depending on the project you get allocated). Earnings in the region of £8-£10 an hour.
ERS Connect - Customer service role - telephoning NHS patients on the appointment reminder service. This is usually an employed role so you get benefits of paid holidays etc. Shifts vary. They also recruit for home working P.A's. Earnings in the region of £6-£8 an hour.
63336 - The role involves answering texts as a researcher, you need to be good with Google and have good general knowledge. You can generally choose the type of questions you answer, and the hours you work. You get paid 30p per question. There aren't vacancies all the time, but you can keep checking back.
Income Boosting Online Side Hustles
OhMyDosh is our new favourite place to earn money online. It's a UK based site where you can earn money for applying for free trials, taking surveys, entering competitions and all other kinds of easy to do offers.
Quidco and Topcashback are also a great tool for upping your income whilst shopping online. Read our complete guide on how to Earn Money While You Shop Online With Cashback Sites
Qmee.com rewards users with cash for searching in Google, Bing or Yahoo. Simply install their add-on to your browser and when you conduct a search there may be a few sponsored results alongside your normal search, click on those ones to earn.
UserTesting.com and WhatUsersDo - Rewards people to review websites. The reviews will take around 20 minutes and you will earn $10 (£6.50) each time, paid via Paypal. To join al you need to do is complete a test review and keep an eye on your inbox for tasks.
Amazon Kindle store - Write and publish a Kindle eBook, anyone can publish an eBook on Amazon, sell your eBook from £1.49 - £6.99 and you earn 70% of the sale.
Take Note - Get paid to type up audio, Take note pays typists around £8/hour to type up audio. You need Microsoft Word, at least a C in GCSE English and must be able bash out at least 65 words per minute.
Clickworker.com is an 'internet crowd-sourcing' website where businesses advertise tasks they need completing, such as data entry and form filling. Pay is via paypal and it's an easy way to make fast cash from home.
Fiverr and PeoplePerHour are websites you can join to sell your services, people sell services such as logo design, voice overs for videos, video editing, article writing, SEO, reviews and much more. Check out other peoples gigs and see if you have a skill you think you could sell.
i-Say, Crowdology, MySurvey, Branded Surveys, YouGov, Pinecone, Panel Base, Prolific, OnePoll - But to name a few. Get paid cash for surveys & market research. A popular choice to make some extra dosh is to fill out online surveys. Research companies pay members to answer surveys and test out new products.
Upwork - Proofreading for other bloggers and business owners can be very profitable, there's always lots of tasks available on sites like UpWork and Dominate.
Gift Hunter Club - Earn points for watching videos, polls, competitions and completing other easy tasks. You can convert your earned points into cash via PayPal or Amazon vouchers.
GiftHulk - This website pays for a host of web activities, including watching videos, answering polls and searching via its site instead of Google.
Field Agent APP - All you need is a smart phone, and when companies need a small market research task done, it's sent out via the app. You will earn £4.50 per task, but can sometimes be between £2 and £10.
BeMyEye - This app pays you to carry out quick and simple market research via your mobile. Simply download the app and check in regularly for jobs in your area.
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Start a Blog
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Wordpress is so easy to use, you can put your skills to use by helping others and earning a living.
Second Hand Seller
Sell your old items on online marketplaces such as eBay. When you run low on your old stock ask friends and family to donate their old items to you. It might sound cheeky but half the time people are happy to get their old stuff out of their way.
If you're an expert in any field you can be incredibly successful as an online business coach, helping others to do the same. If you believe that you would be a good coach, this could be a viable side business for you.
Simply set up a Youtube channel and make money through ads, affiliate links or promoting your own products. This option is great if you're not shy on camera and you don't need any state of the art equipment. A phone and a laptop will do!
There are lots of business owners who pay to have their accounts done for them. As an accountant you can easily do this from the comfort of your own home.
People are always on the look out for CV writers, some people simply don't have the know-how to do their own CV, which is why they pay other people to do it for them.
Selling Handmade Items
Do you have a passion for making jewellery, clothes or crafts? Look into setting up an Etsy store and selling handmade items.
Become an online PA for businesses. This can be pretty much anything, such as managing their social media, sending out emails and dealing with marketing campaigns.
We have also created a list of The Top 20 UK Based MLM Companies to Make Extra Money if you don't mind the fact that you may be required to host parties or deliver catalogues for instance.
The Benefits of Working From Home
- Work/home balance - You will still be able to do the school runs, have the kids home when they're sick and even give the house a cheeky clean in your lunch hour.
- Environmentally friendly - It keeps cars off the roads.
- More time with family - No long drives home and you get to work the hours that suit you and your family
- Less stressful environment - No one to impress, no boss constantly breathing down your neck.
- Quieter atmosphere - less distractions = more work.
- More enjoyable - No dragging yourself out of bed on a freezing cold morning.
- Avoid traffic jams and long commutes.
- Save money - No lunch to buy, no petrol costs, no childcare costs and no work clothes/uniforms.
A Helping Hand
Starting off in the world of homeshoring can be really daunting, just as walking in to a new job can be but with home working you don't have the people on tap to help. Here are a few websites that offer good advice from other 'work at home' folk:
- Netmums forums - A great forum filled with advice from WAH mums.
- MSE - Up your income board for all things 'wah'
- Facebook Pages - These days almost all WAH ventures have dedicated groups on Facebook you can join which are great for meeting like-minded people who are doing the same job as you.
These are a great resource as the members and admin all have lots of experience in working from home and are happy to help you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have.
As always, if you know of any other great ways to earn money from home, please let us know in the comments below...
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