Ways to make money online & save it too – my favourite posts!

I love helping people make and save money online. As I have over 900 posts now it can be a little difficult to pinpoint the ones that you might be here to find! I have lots of ways to make money online – and save it too!

All of these websites are free to join, free to use. Also anything I advertise here I have personally been paid for using them in the past. If you want more details on exact payment terms or anything else then please do contact me.

Ways to make money online

I have to start by saying that matched betting is my absolute favourite way to make money online these days. I have had some big wins, including one win of £7,906.12 that took just 10 minutes. Also, I’ve been able to save a deposit for a house for us now. We are hoping to buy in 2018-2019. We’ve even put £50k in premium bonds thanks to matched betting!

I’ve written quite a few posts giving an honest opinion on matched betting:

The pros and cons of matched betting – This is an honest look at the good and bad sides to matched betting.

How I made £15,000 in just 4 months – A look at some of my matched betting earnings from 2016. I had a great year but 2017 has been EVEN BETTER!

My favourite matched betting service just got even better – Find out more about the reduction in prices and what you can get for your money.

Not everyone is a fan of matched betting but I’d recommend you give it a try for sure. As long as you don’t have any issues with gambling addictions or an addictive personality. You can get started with a 7 day trial for just £1 and you only need £50-£100 to get started. Once you’ve had a try, and made some guaranteed profit, you’ll be building up your bankroll, and profit, in no time.

A hand holding an iPhone displaying the Plum finance app with pockets of money; £0 Primary Pocket, £12.56 House Appliances, £109.91 House Purchase Fees

If you’re a fan of surveys I recently wrote the Survey Bible for The Money Shed. You can find a list of almost all of my favourite survey websites there, as well as details on payment thresholds and times. This is a great post to start with if you are looking to make money some surveys.

If you’re looking to complete paid surveys then these are some of my favourite ways to make money online:

Prolific Academic, LifePointsSurveyNetworkMintVinePureprofile, OnePulse, ValuedOpinionsYouGov, NewVistaLivePopulusLiveMingle, i-Say, OpinionWorldMyVoiceYourSayPaysOpinium Research, PineCone Research and YourWord.

My top tips for completing surveys and avoid survey disqualifications.

Paid focus groups from People For Research pay £40+ per hour!

MarketForce is a great website to dip your toe in the World of mystery shopping. You’re never going to get rich with this company but you can enjoy some nice lunches and a few treats for your family too.

Get paid to websites like ClixsenseSwagbucks and Gifthulk are a great place to start. These are quite low paying but if you have lots of time online then they could be useful.

20 Cogs – Make money completing tasks & paid offers (AD)

Using Hyperjar to manage family finances (AD)

Turn receipts into cash for your monthly bills with ZIPZERO (AD)

(AD) Snoop App – Save up to £1,500 a year with this open banking app!

TopCashBack is my favourite website for earning cash back. I’ve made almost £2,000 now! *Quidco is another great website to earn cash back from. Earning cash back on purchases that you would be making anyway is a great idea. You’d be mad not to really! 

Do you want to get paid to search the web? Read this post to find out more! You won’t get rich with this one but if you’re using the internet anyway why not get paid to do so?

Get paid to test websites and mobile apps – £5 a time – with WhatUsersDo. The money has dropped in recent times but it is still a great way to earn some extra money online for a small amount of work.

There is a whole host of paid apps out there at the moment. My absolute favourite one is Spare 5. I’ve made $1000s there now. It is an app that you can use on the move and make some money when you have a few minutes spare.

As well as making money I love to save it too! Here are some of my favourite posts to help you with money saving and money making:

Using Hyperjar to manage family finances (AD)

My top 10 ways to save for Christmas

How to avoid overspending

Simple tips to cut back on heating costs

Free daily prize draws

Save money on car insurance

Make a saving on life insurance

Save money on energy prices

11 debt busting tips to improve your situation

I also love to save money for myself, and others, by talking about meal planning, batch cooking and by using my slow cooker. Here is a selection of my favourite posts:

Meal planning with mince

Meal planning tips

£100 grocery challenge and midway through my £100 grocery challenge

Mealtime inspiration

Check out my mealtime inspiration post if you’re looking for some delicious but frugal recipes.

Something else to check out:

Look at items with old packaging or past their best before

Use shopping apps to save money and also get freebies!

How to prepare a budget

How to organise your email inbox

I hope that you’ve found my page of ways to make money online (and save it!) useful!

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11 Responses

  1. Saurabh December 20, 2015 / 12:12 pm

    Hi, Katy
    Incase you feel too overwhelmed by surveys you receive, you can share the workload with me. I’ll do those surveys for you and we can split the earnings in half.

  2. katykicker December 7, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    Thank you! I love making money online!

  3. Tracy Nixon January 1, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    You introduced me to Prolific Academic last year and since I joined, I have made over £120! Thank you!

    • katykicker January 1, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      Oh you’re so welcome Tracy – so glad to hear it!

  4. V G February 12, 2017 / 3:49 am

    Whatusersdo now only pay £5 🙁

  5. Jon March 21, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    Hi Katy, I just have a quick question I am hoping you could help me with. I have just signed up to profitaccumulator and have done the first sign up offers, all is good there. I bought a VPN before i started, though my paddy power account thati opened years ago resticts me with it, I had read that people use VPN’s, have you been using one for this and do you recommend a particular one if so? I like your blog by the way. Many thanks!

    • katykicker March 24, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Hi Jon, sorry for the delay in replying. I’m afraid I don’t know anything about using VPNs for Matched Betting. However, if you head over to The Money Shed (banner link on my website above I think) you should find someone at least a little knowledgeable in the matched betting thread. It is free to join.

  6. sean hodgkiss September 19, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    hi im not a gambler and know nothing about matched betting in fact hearing it here is all i know lol what is it please? and how does it work what do i have to do ive never even placed a bet ever lol thanks great blog too.

  7. Carl Aspire November 17, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    Lots of ideas im a bit late to this post but have been looking at online money making to boost my finances as im starting up on my own. Im good with cashflow but looking for new ideas.

    • katykicker November 19, 2018 / 9:56 am

      So glad I could help!

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