Send a letter to a magazine
Magazines such as Take a Break and Chat love to hear from their readers, because readers like to read about other readers. Basically people are really nosy and tend to have lots of opinions on things. Who knew?
Sharing your opinions, recipes and money-saving tips could net you a quick £25 or more. MoneyMagpie.com has all the know-how for making some cheeky magazine cash monies.
Set up a YouTube channel
You may already be familiar with the trendy YouTube blogger personalities that are all the rage – Harley Morenstein and Grace Helbig to name two. There are also niche indie YouTube channels such as Easy Allies for video game discussion and healthy eating blogger Tess Christine.
While these guys may live rockstar lifestyles now, they all started with an internet connection and a dream. If you have an interesting idea for a YouTube channel or the sparkling personality that could rally million of viewers under your banner, why not give it a try?
YouTube personalities usually make the bulk of their income from running ads on their videos, reviewing products and creating relevant content that keeps people coming back for more. This handy guide from Wikihow can help you get started.
Making an income from YouTube can be a slow burn. You’ll need to be persistent, and it’s only when you start amassing large numbers of followers that pennies might start to roll in. If you have the patience, however, who knows?
Become a translator
Some firms are so big that they have to spread their operations across multiple offices in different countries. When these offices need to talk to one another, sometimes they need someone to translate due to a language barrier. If you’re well versed in two or more languages, that someone could be you!
If you don’t want to work for a company, you can be a freelance translator instead. You could advertise in town (coffee shop noticeboards can work wonders) or set up a LinkedIn profile to promote your skills. You could even work on a contract basis through firms such as Guru and Upwork.
Send in your funny home videos
With this age of YouTube and Vine, where hours of funny moments are uploaded onto the web every minute, you’d think that ‘You’ve Been Framed’ would be a thing of the past. Think again!
The show still offers its classic reward of £250 for any of your funny clips that it adds to its gag reel. Not a bad price to have your embarrassing moments broadcast across the nation.
Find out how to submit your funny videos to ‘You’ve Been Framed’ on the ITV website.
Walk the dog
You can charge anywhere between £10-£20 per hour of dog walking. What’s more, you get all the fun of running and playing with Pooch and none of the hassle of expensive vet bills or having to hide your chewable slippers. You should be prepared to scoop some poop during walkies, however!
Pop an ad on Gumtree or on your local coffee shop, gym or workplace bulletin board. Dog walking is very much based on word of mouth. With a bit of luck, your clients will spread the word about what a dynamite dog sitter you are.
Buy and sell domain names
New businesses spring up all of the time, and the smart ones usually set up a website early on in order to promote themselves to the online masses. If you’re sitting on the website domain name that they want, they could pay you generously for it.
Godaddy has the skinny on how to get started as a domain name trader.