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10 easy ways to make quick cash

10 easy ways to make quick cash

Want to make money right now? Check out our ten top ways to make money fast, with the least amount of effort possible.

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Pick the best competitions

Most of us never bother with competitions because we think our chances of winning are so slim. Wrong! Your chances are often a lot better than you’d think, but as the saying goes, ‘You gotta be in it to win it!’.

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Be paid for your opinion – online surveys

This is a sporadic way to make money and it brings in a relatively small income, but it’s low effort and you’ve nothing to lose. It’s a great way to make quick cash from the comfort of your computer but make sure you NEVER pay to join an online survey site or reveal your credit card details.

Inside tip! Here are our favourite online survey sites. They’re completely free and have received a big thumbs-up from many of you. For maximum earnings set up a separate email account (so your personal one doesn’t get flooded with survey-related emails) and then register for free with all of them: surveys2

If you like the sound of online surveys make sure you check out our full article right here on the safe way to earn money by taking paid surveys.

Win £5,000 playing fun trivial games

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Make money with Swagbucks and Toluna

swagbucksSwagbucks, the internet’s largest online survey site, is a great place to invest your time to get free rewards. By doing things such as online surveys you earn Swag Bucks which can be traded for great rewards, such as Amazon gift cards and payments into your PayPal account. The great thing about Swagbucks is there are a lot of other ways to earn Swag Bucks as well. You can earn by watching videos, playing games, shopping online and using their search engine. In fact there are so many ways to earn Swag Bucks we put together this hand guide to make sure you are getting the most from the site. It’s a great way to earn some extra money, so sign up today.

toluna-bigToluna is also a great site to join up to. You not only earn points which you can later redeem for fantastic prizes, but you also have the opportunity to get free goodies. Toluna have loads of products they need to have tested, such as hair gel and lip balm, so if you sign up you can get new things every month. Right now, for example, they’re getting people to test out men’s hair gel and some glossy lip balm. Sign up to earn points and get freebies today.

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  • http://millionairegivingmoney.blogspot.co.uk Shobir Ali

    Great post. Very inspirational. I will try some of the methods here

  • http://millionairegivingmoney.blogspot.co.uk Shobir Ali

    Great post. Very inspirational. I will try some of the methods here

  • http://millionairegivingmoney.blogspot.co.uk Shobir Ali

    Great post. Very inspirational. I will try some of the methods here

  • http://millionairegivingmoney.blogspot.co.uk Shobir Ali

    Great post. Very inspirational. I will try some of the methods here

  • CockFace Mc Givesashit

    Get off your arses and get a job. Sitting there moping into your cold tea. Christ life is really not that bad, unless you let it be. Get up, go the job centre, do your CV, find a job, there are thousands out there.

  • Tanveer Rameez

    if you want money, work for it. Simple. There is no free lunch. The amount of time spent on surveys, competition and only with few successful returns, I think the same amount of time spent in some work (that can even be cleaning toilets, standing with a sign pointing to that restaurant etc) will give u more money.

  • Laura Quayle

    Well I would, if I knew how to pronounce “hsit” :-)

  • Laura Quayle

    I use quite a few survey sites and have found some are much better than others! I would definitely steer clear of Toluna – I very rarely finish a survey, and very often have spent 10 or 15 minutes on it before I get screened out (after providing lots of useful opinions, which they say they don’t use unless you complete the survey….hmm), their customer service is non-existent, and as another poster said your points suddenly “expire” if you get anywhere near enough to buy a voucher. I’ve recently joined Inbox Pounds, who as well as sending surveys which very rarely screen me out, send paid e-mails too, basically adverts for other companies, and if I click the link I get 1p. Doesn’t sound much but soon adds up, and the survey rewards are quite generous, I’ve just done one that took 10mins and earned 75p, which is credited straight away, unlike some other sites where you don’t get it till weeks later. The threshold for payouts is £20 – I’ve been doing it for a fortnight and I’m up to £5.13 already :-)

  • Queer duck

    Folks – you’re all missing the obvious here! What about good old fashioned gambling?! Try low stakes football pools or something!!Even the lottery – why not!!!
    But remember – stay in control!!!

  • zaak

    makesfreemoniesonline/ good sight for making money

  • Jack

    how do i get easy money

  • http://www.facebook.com/vivi.torris Vivi Torris

    Thanks for the great tips – I’ve been looking for ways to make quick cash for awhile now. I’m doing all the sensible save money things – like carpooling and buying groceries in bulk, etc., but it’s still nice to have options to make money too.

    Really loved the tips – here are some more for beautiful people – I guess pretty ones have more quick fast options.

  • john leon

    let me tell you guys one thing….that you can’t get just rich with these survey sites….most of the people don’t qualify for the surveys and if they do…then they are screened out in the middle of the survey and you don’t get a penny for that….while searching google I came across many sites..
    on that site there are given far more better ways in which a person can earn money more easily through facebook or youtube too.

    I hope this well you people

  • becci

    I started doing surveys in October 2012 and now in march 2013 between me and the hubby we have made £160 so far and im planning to do them all year then i will have vouchers to spend on Christmas presents to help keep the costs down :D

  • Laura Es

    easymoneyhere.simplesite.com

  • DutchinSpain

    This is all so bullshit. The only people who eran money from al this affliate programs and other stuff..are the people who create the site and program. If you wanna earn,it takes you years. I tryed everything. The only way i was earning 300 euro´s a week..was as chat operator. I am from the netherlands. I moved out and now i living on the spansich island majorca. here everything is cheap and live is great.I make music in bars and clubs and i can survive. Now im looking for a girl/women who wanna join me here…..i have a room..

  • http://www.moonfiller.com/ Taran

    Great article and some really valuable tips.Thanks so much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Robbins/1142667205 David Robbins

    I am a member of most of those survey sites. Haven’t received a penny as none of the surveys I took part in finished. You only get paid if you finish the survey and all of them rejected me.

    The only survey site worth joining is YouGov. I am on my way to my third £50 in 9 years.

  • disqus_8NH6Kx84qC

    @27tone27 uve obviously got tinternet so go look at job sites. Try getting up early and making some calls. Want to earn money then u have to want to earn money then make money make money. No malice or ridicule intended just a bit of a pick up.

    • Bob

      How rude, you do know local library’s and some public areas have internet access for free. You can’t judge someone by one post.

  • http://www.easywithnorbert.com/ Norbert Szabó

    There is a good way to make money which became one of my best methods to earn a huge sum of money.

    It is called connecting. A special way of helping people in exchange of building my network. Let me describe it.

    I usually look around and talk with my contacts and ask about their job, business and I help them by introducing them to other people.

    If you have a business or involved in some affiliate program just like I am your best prospects are not those people who you know but those who are in contact with people who they know.

    So after I did some good with them and helped them out I usually as whether they know someone who are interested in “the solution your business, or affiliate program offers to a problem” and surprisingly they are fast to provide you with numbers. :)

    This is powerful guys so make money with it.

  • SLICETHEPIE

    slicethepie.com

    Best way of earning money by rating and reviewing songs for a lot of money.

  • ken

    all those ideas i have tried them and they do not work. I thought it was just me but i happened to talk with other people trying to make money online and they had the same thing.
    point- They do not work and alot of them are scams!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.jasminebirtles.com Jasmine Birtles

      No, none of them is a scam. We have tested them all and they wouldn’t be on this page and in our website if they were a scam. If you think they are, name them and show how they are scams? We have tested them all and we know them all so we stand by them

  • Jon

    Rafael. How do i do this in the uk?

  • TCP1960

    Sadly many replies are from spammers/scammers trying to get vulnerable and naive people to sign up to their rackets.

    • http://www.facebook.com/martin.smith.3705157 Martin Carl Sagan Smith

      it’s amusing how they are ufckign each other over for a non existent profit

  • ali

    Just read in the Mail about your site. I am just about to do surveys will keep you updated. Hope it is a good year!! Thanks Hilary

  • Antony

    Well,I thought id check your site out,but like most others it seems set up for people financially better off than myself. If I had jewelry or even jars of coin or a car I could probably do something with these myself,but as I haven’t even had the price of a bag of chips in over a month,there is nothing here that can help me.If it wasn’t for local shops throwing away out of date food I’d be starved by now.The annoying thing is if I did have “spare” jewelry lying about or even a car to advertise on I could do something but this like other similar sites seem aimed at people wanting a little extra whereas I don’t even have the basics.I know, I’m not living “hardly even surviving”. Please,if you have any practical ideas to help,I would love to hear them.I’m not stupid,just really down on my luck. All possible help would be gratefully received and with luck help me get back on track. Thank you in advance 27tone72@gmail.com

  • Jack Grobetski

    Hey guys join clixsense please this PTC site is obviously [NOT] a scam they paid me 11 bucks last week feel free to join and please if you do do it with my link.I’ll send u proof there :D
    RATES: 10-50 c/day first month 1-2$/day next month and so on!
    clixsense.com/

    • ann

      Can you give some tips on how to earn with Clixsense please ?

  • jennifer

    onlinejobsfree.com/?id=1071424

    this is the site i use to earn cash fast!!

  • jen

    surveys.co.uk was a horrible experience not worth the time as they had nothing of value to offer, I feel as though I have divulged too much information, and a little vulnerable because of it, the worst type of survey company

  • Chris

    I make money by referring more friends to this site. It’s quite effective.

    onlinejobsfree.com/

  • Martin

    Hey

    Maybe you want to try and earn your money as a blogger.

    I had a hard time finding a job myself, so I started to blog at a place where it is all set up to make money.

    And now I am self employed and don’t need to look for a job anymore.

    If you want to learn more about it, come and visit this site.
    We had many persons joining that made a good amount of money and still do.

    //bit.ly/OQmcEm

    • http://www.moneymagpie.com Moneymagpie.com

      If you’re interested in making money with a blog, check out our article on how to make money blogging

  • Lui

    Easy way to get a decent capital growth is to participate in community banking. That is a very modern thing. Banks are losing their role as intermediate between us of landing our own money.

  • Diane

    Great article and some really valuable tips.
    I am particularly fond of 62days.com as it’s a site offering to appraise higher price items, and you have the choice of whether you’d like to keep the money or get back your item with no penalty.
    You have now also peaked my interest in being a mystery shopper!
    Thank you for this great post.

  • David

    I was tight for cash one month and I used 62days.com

    I have heard awful things about these instant loan companies and a friend of mine recommended 62days.com

    It is an absolutely fantastic service! I sent them a picture and details of some jewellery, they gave me a reasonable quote, and the best thing about it is I returned the money back to them a month later and they gave me my jewellery back in the same condition.

    I basically got a free loan for a month!

    I never usually post things on-line but I was so happy with the service, I felt obliged to let as many people know about it as I could!

    I would recommend this to anyone who is tight for cash and needs a loan or even if you want to sell something of yours. Much easier than going through the hassle process of ebay or something similar.

  • TracyGrahn

    Any scheme that suggests you will make money fast should be very carefully scrutinized before you involve yourself. Don’t spend money to get money on such schemes; if you haven’t got much money right now, keep it to put food on the table or you may never see its worth again.
    Raid every part of your house where you are likely to have stashed money––money boxes, coat pockets, jean pockets, spare bags, vacation bags, down the back of the couch, underneath furniture, in jars stashed at the back of the cupboard, etc. Think! It may be possible that there are lots of coins that can be discovered and they might even be enough to cover a grocery run or night out.

    Everybody wants to make money in the times of inflation but the method adopted must be safe enough. I suggest gold and Silber kaufen
    trading is also a good way of making money.

  • Tanya

    found this list and will give it a try. Always looking for some extra cash to make ends meet and some of those tips are quite appealing to me.
    Spcifically like the sell jewellery one. Might have a good clearout at home and see what bits and pieces I can up with that I don’t wear any more.

    • Lauren Forbes

      Hi Tanya,

      We’re really chuffed that you’ve found our tips useful. 62 Days is a great company so make sure you give them a go. Thanks for your feedback,

      the Moneymagpie team

      • Tanya

        As I said I would, I tried 62days last week and it worked really well.
        Found several jewellery bits and bobs that I no longer needed (or even knew I had) and they gave me a good price for it. Even better, I didn’t have to do much, they organized the whole thing for me.
        Their customer service followed it up, explained me all that’s happening and even phoned to let me know that the money is on its way.
        Really great tip, once again thanks a lot moneymagpie for bringing it to my attention.

  • Jessica jones

    Dear money magpie,

    I’m looking to earn some quick cash, I have another baby on the way and want to do what I can when I can, or am able to before my bump gets too big! I looked through your site, thanks for the great tips, I will do some online surveys, mystery shopping for sure. Can I just say, the section you added on make money from your car is priceless… I never would have though of it. I read the comments from your readers and I decided to sign up with company called Advertise On My Car. I signed up and it told me that I can have £100 a month for adverts just on my doors of the car taking the mileage into account and my car make. I’m really pleased, sooner they get the advert on, the better, can put that in an ISA account, get free money from driving and hopefully get a little interest if I’m lucky. Really pleased for your advice thanks again

    • Lauren Forbes

      Hi Jessica,

      That’s great news! Thanks so much for letting us know, and good thinking regarding putting the extra cash into an ISA account – smart woman. Good luck with the new baby.

      The Moneymagpie team

  • points to shop

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

    • Lauren Forbes

      Lovely to hear :)

  • Mr.Rajib

    When you sign onto the Web to check your email, you likely see at least one or two ads telling you about online survey programs. Although most people don’t take these things seriously, you can really make easy money with these various programs. In fact, there are several ways to earn money doing online surveys. Take a look at these tips to use that will help you make the most money you possibly can with online surveys.
    When it comes to trying to make money using online surveys, the key is to sign up for as many free programs you can. Each program may only offer you a few survey opportunities each month. However, if you have ten companies offering you a few each month, you will have a better chance at actually making some money from your time. So, don’t be afraid to sign up as often as you can!
    Overall, there is money to be made with online surveys. Be sure to use these tips on ways to earn money doing online surveys and before long you will enjoy those extra funds rolling in. In addition, many survey companies will often send you free merchandise or coupons as well. You may even be asked to test out various products. It is a lot of fun to participate in online survey programs, so go ahead and give it a try. A typical survey takes less than ten minutes and might even be enjoyable to you. Just don’t tell too many of your friends, or you might not get as many survey opportunities as you would like!

  • Lola@moneywaysonline

    Online surveys are not meant to make people big money. It’s ok for people who are doing it for just a little bit of cash. However, there many other things one can do in addition to this to make it worth their while.

  • Sandy

    Needing Money Now and have something to pawn. I have heard of someone who every month pawns two pieces of jewellery and gets £300 for both. This person puts in one and gets £200 for that and I think if he leaves it in over the month it costs £25 extra to retrieve it. He uses the other piece either to help retrieve the first – mostly within the month but sometimes not. In difficult months he pawns both together and either gets one out at a time and pays the extra over-the-month fee of £25 or £50 if its 2 months etc.
    Hope this helps those desperate for cash in a hurry. God Bless you all.

  • Marcos

    I’m participating in online surveys. It really is a good tip, I have received my first payment. : D

    • http://google john marsh

      Hi, i dont mean to be cheeky, but approx how much can you earn doing this sort of work, and is it time consuming, thanks.

  • Cole McLister

    Hi I’ve just come across your site and you have some really useful tips. I live in the UK and I’ve found that selling your gold is the fastest way to get quick cash. The gold can even be broken pieces. Otherwise I’d sell dvd’s, games consoles and old mobiles on ebay (they do a lot of no insertion fee weekends) or gumtree. The other thing I do is trawl job sites. A few companies now ask for applications to be sent in to add your name to a work list for contract jobs as and when they come up. I’ve just managed to get work this way myself and most pay weekly. Lastly, any money you do make put into an ISA or savings account or premium bonds (UK). One last thing to try (I’ve done this loads) is go round all the nooks and cranies of your house and collect all your loose change. In the UK you can take them to the coin star booths and cash in your money that way (although do be aware that the machine will take a small percentage of the change). I hope some of this helps. All the best x

  • Stefanie

    Sadly, most of your suggestions cannot be applied if you live in Ecuador-South America, like me. :( The worst part is, that everyone around the world thinks we’re doing great, which is a HUGE lie. Our government is absolutely NOT what it appears to be, but you can only know that if you’re living here. They are all bloodsuckers. Sorry for changing the subject though :/ Congrats on the webpage, figure it’s really usefull for people living in the US.

  • http://www.moneymagpie.com/article/10-easy-ways-to-make-quick-cash Josh

    hey my names josh
    my parents dont want me to hav a job cause i need to focus on my studies :(
    i get $10 a week but its not enough im planning on buying a car in the next 2 years but ive got no money :(
    please help

    • Shaun

      Play Poker….easy money ha!

    • Lauren Forbes

      Hi Josh,

      My name is Lauren Forbes and I work for the team here at Moneymagpie.com – lovely to meet you! Take a look at our article on how to make money if you’re under 18: http://www.moneymagpie.com/article/how-to-make-money-if-youre-under-18

      Let us know what you think, it would be great to have your feedback.

      Look forward to hearing from you :)

      P.S. Stay away from the poker!

    • Bernard Allum

      If you are going to college, you might find that you will be more successful and get a better job, if you learnt spelling and punctuation.
      As my mother said, “with good manners and a proper eduction, you can dine with the Queen of England”

      • Ian

        I think you’ll find it’s ‘learned’

        • steven

          Actually its either. Learnt or Learned is acceptable!

          • joanie

            It’s education not eduction, and the Queen is sovereign over other countries as well as England.

  • Steve King

    Errrr…that should read “Every month”…
    :)

    Great site! I must also say that Jasmine’s book is a very good read..go buy!

  • Steve King

    Has anyone mentioned the various partnership programmes that are available?

    If you own a website it can be as simple as adding a few links. When people click on the links and buy, you get a percentage of the revenue. WHy not use dead space on your website to make money

    Amazon and Clickbank favourites and at the moment I’m having particular success with Seek-a-date (Probably because it’s not all over the place)

    Yes, they only produce a small amount of money, some might even say it’s not worth the hassle but it covers my ISP bills and pays for a few beers every moth.

    affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk
    clickbank.com
    seek-a-date.com/payout.php

  • Roger

    How about starting an online fundraiser and crowdfunding your financial needs on a site like http://gogetfunding.com/

  • iain

    some great advice there thanks

  • big fish

    interesting articles to read 2011

  • http://freefastgifts.com/ Lorri Rafala

    People be smart.Buy in bulk. Plant your own vegetables. (Lettuce grows like a weed.) Give gifts of food items. Cancel cable. Get chickens. Stop watering your lawn. Learn to raise livestock. A single lamb is extremely easy. Find ways to reduce /eliminate heating & air expenses. Lease a hybrid dump your gas guzzling car you will actually save money. Eat whole foods / eliminate processed packaged items and save significantly. Buy silver. Any move to self-sufficiency is better than none. Then encourage others.

    • Honey

      Don’t keep just one lamb (or any other animal) as they are herd animals and it is crule to keep them alone. Even if you do plan to murder and eat them later.

    • Simon

      How the hell would I keep all those animals in my small flat!! think man THINK!

  • jhi

    i will like to be a dog walker please can you contact me with more details.

    Thanks

  • Ben

    Jasmine Birtles, rhymes with turtles

  • lauren johanson

    i have loads of teenage books i really need to get rid of but have no idea where to do it, have looked on amazon but it will cost me more for post and package than to sell them in the first place.

    • Sarah

      Have you considered bootsales? I’m in the same position, 2 crates full of old books! Good for old clothes and unwanted gifts too.

      • The Bean

        I don’t know your graphical location but you might like to check out Eco Computer Systems. They combine recycling computers using libraries. http://www.ecocomputersystems.org.uk

        • The Bean

          That didn’t quite come out right, they will take books too.

    • Glyn316

      A good way similar to Amazon is GreenMetropolis.com they are free and dead easy to use! Enter the ISBN number and it brings up the details all you have to do is enter condition of book…You pay P&P but you get about £3 plus per book, more than at a carboot and without getting up early!

  • http://moneymagpie Sazz

    I’m on pre-payment meter for the electic and gas at the moment, so what I did was to top up my meter by more than what I should’ve have done, not use much, as I’m saving it for when the big chill finally happens.

    I’m also an avid bagain hunter, where you get brand new goods from places like Matalan, TK Maxx, Market Places, Second Hand Furniture shops, as I recently had to furnish my new flat. You have to make it enjoyable.

    I also have an ISA, the interest on there really did help me.

    Also have a look at your local pound shops, it’s not always as you can expect, as you can get really good stuff from there.

    Certain supermarkets also have good deals.

  • Ben

    Hi there,

    I have recently been discharged from the Army due to injury and haven’t been compensated due to it having been an injury that first developed before I joined.

    I am stuck in a vicious circle of payday loans that over the months have been building bigger and bigger in size. I receive my last wage from the Army at the end of this month.

    I’ve begun working in a kitchen as a Kitchen Porter, which I can just about get by on when it comes to my everyday expenses (rent, food, bills, etc… the usual!)

    However, I need to make a couple of thousands pounds within the next month or I face major repercussions financially and will hit the point of no recovery!

    I think I have a good aptitude for writing, but are there actually reasonable ways of making money over the net through article writing, or ghost-writing?

    To be honest, I am absolutely desperate to earn extra money outside of my fulltime hours.

    Many thanks, I’ve found this site to be genuinely informative and helpful.

    • http://www.jasminebirtles.com Jasmine Birtles

      Hi Ben,

      So sorry to hear about this. You’re going through a tough time.

      I’m sure you know about them already but just in case, do speak to the forces charities http://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/supporters/supporting_charities.aspx to see if they have any emergency funding available. If you don’t ask you don’t get!

      Do make sure you also talk to one of the debt charities like CCCS, the CAB or National Debtline. Also don’t forget Christians against Poverty who are likely to have a group near you and could help. Any of these organisations can stop you getting into serious trouble if the cash doesn’t come in.

      You can make money through writing although it’s not easy. To start with I suggest you get into writing letters to magazines as we show here http://www.moneymagpie.com/article/quick-cash-and-prizes-for-writing-letters-to-magazines. You can make £200 for very little effort, particularly if you’ve got some good pictures. Also, set up your own blog now so that you get practice in writing and also have something to show for yourself if you want to say you’re a writer.

      Also get some cash in by signing up to focus groups and doing part-time work for marketing agencies http://www.moneymagpie.com/article/being-a-market-researcher.

      Take a look around the Make Money section of Moneymagpie and you’ll find loads of really good ideas to get some money in. However, make sure you talk to the debt advice charities at the same time.

      Let us know how you do! Jasmine

      • Sharad

        Try elance.com.

      • Kerrie

        Hello,

        I know it’s not along the same lines as writing, but have you ever considered clinical trials? If you’re looking to gain a quick couple of thousand pounds and you are healthy, you could consider it. I have considered it, but there are factors which mean I can’t do it. I would if I could though.

        Good luck whatever you decide to do. I’m in a difficult situation too, with debts I just want to get rid of!

        Kerrie

      • Pat Banton

        Hi,
        I am living in Canada and came across your site by chance but I am finding it very useful although I cannot use many of the sites you mention in the UK. Have just run off your article on mailing letters to magazines and would ask if it is possible for you to make the articles more printer friendly!! When I clicked “Print This Article” I expected a print friendly version but had to print 10 (ten) pages just to get the two pages I needed. Just a suggestion!
        Thanks for a great e-magazine
        Pat

  • http://moneymagpie.com Sarah

    If your determind you can overcome anything. When i couldn’t afford to pay the rent, i offered to do work for the landlord to reduce what i owed. For the block of flats i lived in, i became the cleaner, the gardener, and the handy(wo)man. I built brick walls, painted everything!, dug holes, and scrubbed floors. I had kept a roof over my head, only for the landlord to put the lovely clean/painted/tidy block of flats up for sale! I though look what i’ve done here, and decided to do it for myself! I went around estate agents looking for cheap properties (not 1′s usually displayed) Found 1 that was unmorgageable. I convinced family/friends/everyone i knew to lend me what they could afford. I put in an offer and got it. Moved in with no hot water or heating. I paid everyone back with interest in just 6 years. I worked very hard, used every penny to pay back what i borrowed before spending anything on the house. I had a full time shop job, worked my days off from that at another branch. Got an early morning cleaning job, and another cleaning job at a warehouse, answered the phone for a takeaway shop 2 nights a week. And did a couple of hours a week tagging clothes in the shop next door. When i sold that house i made £80,000 profit! I now own a 3 bed semi, and have 3 p/t cleaning jobs, and have been offered more! I have learnt that takeaways are a good place to work at dinnertime! And there are jobs out there if your willing to do the jobs others dont want! Always jobs avalable for cleaners! Hard work pays!!!

    • Jayne

      Inspirational…………..keep going.

      • Jayne

        ps Have you thought of renting out one of your rooms; you can pay off your mortgage early. You could then rent out that house and start a business. There are plenty of people in need of good, reasonably charged rooms. I did this due to illness and couldnt work.
        I have also read pieces by landlords/ ladies who have combined this with social enterprise work.
        Ive been on both sides of the coin now; awful landlords etc and flat shares and found this was all useful experience.
        Oh and I watched plenty of DIY horror stories and just had a go at jobs once my health improved, eg clearing the drains ( didnt need to pay for a colonic irrigation after that) , painting and learned from professionals.
        I have turned my hand to gardening and planted herbs/ fruit and vegetables. So much damage has been done by paving over front and back gardens. I intend branching ( pun intended)out with this next year , either selling plants or doing some gardening. I was sharing a garden and trying to feed myself but sadly someone got access and stole my tools before Christmas , but Ill start again once I can afford new tools and a secure garage door. Alternatively, plenty of people are looking for peices of land to garden for free and quite often people share the produce.
        Keep going………..

  • Surviver

    Unfortunately I became unemployed just over a year ago. I am single, female and whey over 50 and not much chance of another job. Benefits did not cover rent on my small one bedroom flat or cover water, gas, electric. I applied for over 280 jobs in the first 6 months, not even an interview. I had to retrain but could not afford the course even though it was discounted through benefits. I found your site and have done it all, I like the mystery shopping best as I pick the ones that require me to buy something and I then get what I need and they reimburse. Car boot was fabulous for me when the water company or gas bills get too much. I managed to find a great way to pay for my retraining through auctions, granted you have to have a little in the piggy bank to buy stuff (general sale) and then sell on e bay. This was my life saver and helped by basic things like food. I finally graduated the course last week and yesterday have been offered a full time job. I will be doing a last car boot this weekend (weather permitting) to get my hair done and buy a new outfit. Yes I still have debts but they are manageable now I have a job.
    If you have the need, the time and the health to do it you can and I am grateful for sites like yours that gave me ideas that have helped me survive and I mean SURVIVE.
    Thank you

  • beknkc

    Toluna is a total scam, who steel your points if you get anywhere near enough to buy a voucher, also greatly increase points needed to buy voucher whenever they feel like it, failing that they insist they can only send voucher code by post, then off course they have been lost in the post, also send scam emails trying get your bank details of whatever bank you decided to tick in one of their so called surveys

  • Juliet

    Think this site is pretty good actually [ wish I had found it sooner ] One of the suggested ideas I am already in process with but have been having to gather details from all different sites only for it to be here all together ! Cheers saved me lots of time!!

  • Stephen

    Why’s everyone moaning????? Life’s too short for money.

    • Lucy

      be even shorter if you aint got none mate!!!

      • Jay

        ha ha true thats jokes lol

  • Tj

    I actually think a lot of these tips are useful and legit, because it’s “free” money, of course it’s going to take a while for it to amount, but things like recycling your old mobile and selling things on eBay, I think are great ways to release money (that’s stored up in items at home).

  • Michelle

    There is no such thing as a free lunch and what you sow is what you reap are sayings that never date. Anything worth doing requires effort and I think the article is showing is that ways of making money that perhaps people havent thought of. I am disabled and unable to work or get benefits so I sell unwanted items on ebay andwhilst it is incredibly tiring for me it is also challenging, I have learnt many other skills during the process and am doing something worthwhile since I give half the proceeds I make to a local charity and the rest is spent on things that I want but wouldnt necessarily have the money to buy. It gives me purpose and a challenge. I agree that the surveys are tedius and boring with a low return but if you have nothing then 10p can make the difference between a loaf of bread or not. So I think it depends what you need and want. I think its a great site and suggest that you pick out the things that work for you – look at the positive not the negative :)

  • CAS

    I don’t believe it! You looked at the website in the first place! Stop picking holes. If you don’t like their suggestions (and that is all they are)… just move on!

  • Mindy

    i know you guys could go donate plasma. Dont tell me you guys actually came on here looking for a way to make money right this second…it’s the web as if your gonna get it done now. go out and get a job. if you want quick cash. sell can, old scrap metal, you could hooker if you want.
    This lady is on here giving ideas to people about ways to make quick cash NOT on the web and you guys are being $#@$@ about it. im just saying shes throwing out ideas, its up to you all to get up off your #%$# and do something rather than collect BENEFITS
    or $#$#ing it up by sell DRUGS.

    • emma

      I cannot believe the small minded comments you have put. Has it ever occured to you that prehaps its not the ‘lazy’ that look at things like this but also the desperate?? I work full time as does my husband and we support our three children. I have never claimed anything from the state or sold drugs, body fluids, sex or anything else. I have a family member who needs an operation and I will do whatever I can to earn any extra money, regardless of how small an amount. If you are so offended by such sites and ways of making cash maybe you should spend a little less time looking up the websites and making judgements about what you consider to be a certain group of people.

  • Debbie

    Yeh I agree this is all a load of crap, I guess there is no quick and easy way of earning money.

    I’m gonna try baking some cakes for a car boot and selling some old junk maybe this will make me some extra cash.

  • emma

    I agree, I had a look at google to check of reviews for the surveys and a lot of “scam” messages appear, also they are not accredited companies therefore if anything goes wrong you dont have a leg to stand on

  • sam

    those online survays are scams and a waste of time you get
    like 5p each survay which takes 20 mins how is that quick and easy

  • kam

    agree, these are not practical

  • Arthur

    All of those ‘easy’ methods require effort (some more than others).

    Renting a room or a driveway is hardly ‘quick’ or ‘easy’.

    • sam

      thats very true it costs money to rent a room or drivway to start off with before you make anything from it

    • tim

      thats so correct. The absolute least you can do is to put effort into a free survey site for money. Most are scams though. I use prizerebel, and it has been good to me. I made over 60 bucks in a week sitting at home doing surveys. With the help of their guides of course. But the catch is the referrals, If you get people to go on the website, you make like half of what their making, by doing nothing. So if you want to try, please use my referral link. I would appreciate it. prizerebel.com/index.php?r=2118747

  • billy

    All you people involved in trying to help us out there ,thank you for taking the time. :)

  • ffion jenkins

    I’m thirteen nd need a job or an easy way 2 make money pliz help mee

    • jamie

      yo, im thirteen too and found how to make money, first of all go down to your local pound store/ 99 cents store and buy fizzy
      drinks/soda cans sell them at your school and there you have it.
      if this works repl too me: jwp2000@hotmail.co.uk

      • molly

        my son tried this at school and got in serious trouble with the head teacher.

  • Tony

    Hay my goal is to make 9Grand a month, i am saving(i have a high intrest cash ISA) to buy a rental house and do surveys but what elses can i do

  • Gerry O’Neill

    Hi,

    I am currently looking for Sales Reps (commission only) to sell our online video services and digital signage. £150.000 each sale.

    Send me your C.V. asap to:

    info@clarityinmotion.co.uk

    All others are also welcome to apply.

  • tanya mahon

    Hi everyone,
    I have just noticed your website on a search engine, im in need of some extra income, i have just had a baby and i already had a two year old, i took a 10,000 pound drop after my first daughter and now only work part time, we have lost our house and got debts that need to be paid, im trying to start up a cake business from home which isnt doing well as many “friends” who said they wanted cakes have gone somewhere else which is upsetting, things are getting to tight now, i have tried online surveys but they arent good enough or quick enough they never seem to have any for me to do, any information would be great.
    thank you for your time

    • Natalie Bourne

      Hi Tanya,

      Sorry to hear about your business not doing so well unfortunately many people have cottoned on to the cake wagon so may be get paid to do something that can be done everyday. My friend’s mum goes around to the local business park offering to do washing and ironing for business men and women. She charges about £10 per bag (ironing only) and sits in front of Eastenders doing it. If not there’s Avon and Betterware selling which is very popular.

      I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck.

  • sazz

    hii.i want to earn 10 lakhs in a month ….plz help me out how it is possible ?im ready to work day and night

  • sazz

    hii.i want to earn 10 lakhs in a month ….plz help me out how it is xpossible ?im ready to work day and night

  • Sara

    Hi, I am a college student and I am looking for a part-time job, whether it be delivering catalogues or retail work. I have been looking for a long time and applying online to various jobs, but nobody has gotten back to me. I would appreciate it if somebody could get back to me on ways to make some money.

    • tee

      Hey,
      I was in your exact same position as you at your age and what I found to be quick and easy money was mystery shopping. My friend introduced it to me and its quite good. However, it’s not the best pay in the world (£3-5 per assignment) and sometimes you don’t get a lot of jobs. But hey, it’s extra cash that you didn’t have before, right? Also, some assignments you can keep whatever you’ve brought or it could even be a free meal, which is a bonus for us students. I wouldn’t suggest it as a full-time job though, more as temporary way of making money. Hoped this helped :)

    • Dale

      You could try dropshipping on ebay, amazon and other auction sites there are loads of companies out there its a simple process and you need no start up cash you simply sell products from the dropship company on ebay etc when you make a sale just order the item from the supplier and have it shipped straight to your customer so you keep any profit you put on top of the purchase price but remember to calculate all the ebay selling fees and paypal fees involved.

  • Abdul Waheed

    Hi All

    I am a distributor of Aloe Vera based Health & Beauty Products. Currently I am recruiting individuals who want to work from home on self employment basis as local distributors in your local area. You can earn between £250-£2000 per month and can work part time or full time. Training will be provided. If interested please send me your CV. Please send all CV’s to a-waheed@hotmail.com
    Thanks

  • April

    i need £60 now so plz send it 2 me

  • Natasha

    Hi guys, Been interesting reading some of the comments!
    I have a disability which means I am unable to work, I have been looking for some sort of online work or envelope stuffing, I have put up ads asked around. Used to do avon but didnt make enough and was spending more than I was making. I have tried surveys etc becomes a pain when you get ‘ do not fit criteria’ everytime. So wondering if anyone has any ideas, and any sort of home work typing etc… that is legit and won’t cost me ?? thanks

    • http://www.jasminebirtles.com Jasmine Birtles

      Hi Natasha. How about getting into being a Virtual Assistant? We’ve got a big article on that in the ‘Making Money’ section. If you can type and do secretarial work it could be for you. It does take quite a lot of effort to get the clients, though, so you wouldn’t necessarily get the money in immediately. Also, have you thought of setting up a website and using affiliate marketing to make commissions from selling services? Look up ‘affiliate marketing’ on Google and read up about it.

    • Gemma

      Hi Natasha, Have you thought about anne summers parties or something like that. My sister has just started selling candles through partylite.com and the money aint so bad either! Theres loads of different plans you could choose from, but majority ask for a sign up fee. Ive looked and they start from £25-£99 and more! Good luck x

  • Jambo

    I just dance naked in the middle of town, I get lots of pennies and sometimes I rob the local homeless guy for his clothes and use them to sleep on. Lifes good. LG.

  • Cherry

    lol!

  • rio

    I was pleased to see this. Just what I needed. Thanks.

  • kawin eynin

    I usually put loo roll on my head and walk around town dancing like a chicken most days. I get about £25 a day because i beg the other tramps to lend me money! it is ideal for me at the moment cos i buy alot of cheese for me and my pet fish

  • David Elton

    Hello,
    Are you interested in adding another income stream to your site? Based on the fact that getting in at the top of programs is a good thing I wondered if you had heard about Zubie, which launched mid Jan. Feel free to reply and let me know what you think about it, It’s a good old fashioned forced matrix program.

    David Elton, Reading UK.

  • Kay

    I have found any sites which allow you to complete surveys and where they pay you….. Can you help.

  • karen

    hi i cannot get a any of the on line web sites to give me answer (who wants to buy all my outgrown clothes) i have lost a load of wheight recently and want (need) to make some cash out of them ive given some to charity already but really need to make money for christmas ebay to complicated for me, i live in the northwest area any helpers plz cant do boot sale dont drive thanks

  • Waleed khaleed

    Man thx a lot u realy help give mw a good idea I will and I will work on it tommoro i hope I get enough mony to buy I phone thx agine keep gone up and up

  • Rita

    Hello I have hundreds of old Marvel comics, do you know the best way to sell them.

    Many thanks.

    • Joanne

      Hi, Rita
      The best way to sell your Marvel Comics is by:
      1. Holding a Carboot Sail
      2. Have you considered selling them on Ebay/Amazon]
      or 3. giving them to a local comics store/ (if there old) antiques

      Hope it helps
      Joanne (:

    • Glyn316

      Selling comics is very hard, it all depends on whether they are UK or US editions, the grade (condition) and overall collectability (first issue, key issue, first appearance of…etc)..I personally wouldnt try at carboots as your get a fraction of what theycould be worth…eBay is good, but you need to know about the comics to give good descriptions etc. If you need any further advice Im more than happy to help…you can give me an idea of what you have, I can guide you better.

  • Jamie Quinton

    can anyone help me? i’m a desperate father and recently started a new family, i do work a full time job but need to earn more, i want to earn from home but not so much on the internet as it confuses me, i heard about stuffing envelopes etc but dont know where or how to look for this please help

    J

    • Lauren Forbes

      Hi Jamie,
      We’re having a brainstorm in the office to try and come up with some ways to help you. Sorry to hear about your predicament and we will do our best to help. Keep checking this article as we will post some tips for you soon.
      Lauren

    • Terry Clark

      There is brand new ready-to-go home business plan you should try; It’s Called “No Money? No Problem…And it’s Free to look over to see if it’s for you. Here’s the link – Gorilla-In-a3PieceSuit.info

      Good Luck!!!

  • Kal

    Work hard

  • HANDYANDY

    Hi there pepole,
    Car boots are a good way to make extra cash, ask freinds family ect if they want rid of some junk you will be amazed what pepole will buy, here are some things pepole do buy, bikes, dvds, clothes ,pictures in frames, camping goods, old computers, moniters, baby clothes washed, prams, kitchin items, garden items ie pots plants, mobile phones can bring good mony but dont let them haggle you two low there is always another punter on the way… best of luck remember your there to make mony not freinds……bye take care

  • Pamela Horsfall

    On one of your TV morning show appearances you talked about using your car as advertising space for companies. Please supply details of how/who to contact for more info.
    Thanks,

    • http://www.jasminebirtles.com Jasmine Birtles

      Hi Pamela. There are a couple of companies that do this. We mention them in this article http://www.moneymagpie.com/article/250/ads-on-your-car/. It’s not easy to be accepted though. The companies have pretty strict ideas on what kind of car they want and how much driving you do. Still, it’s worth getting in touch with them!

  • Tracey

    Has anyone got any companies that need mystery shoppers as the ones on the internet want money to join? What’s all this about

    • sharon

      One of the best mystery shoppers are retaileyes.com, get plenty of jobs but can sometimes go a bit quiet, may not make alot of money but you get to try products for free, just register its free, all they need is a account number & sort code, and nobody can take it and take money out just put money in

  • haze

    any ideas on money making for a full time mum, who doesn’t have babysitters so cant leave child to go and work or pay childminder/nursery, avon etc already in surrounding areas, i have no money to invest in anything, cant afford to pay to start up any sort of party night hosting ie virgin or body shop etc. Online surveys not enough money and not regular enough. Please help!

    • http://www.jasminebirtles.com Jasmine Birtles

      I think that being a childminder is a great way to make money while looking after your own child. Also, if you don’t mind the work, offering to take in ironing can be lucrative, although it depends where you live and how much money your neighbours have. If you want to make sensible money, though, and you have a computer then I would recommend learning about affiliate marketing and how to set up a specialist website. There are a lot of online resources (many of them dodgy so be careful) so you can learn online. It will take a few months to learn, though, so it would have to be more of a long-term plan. Many of my friends make money by doing a lot of different things so don’t reject anything – a bit of online surveys, a bit of referring friends, a bit of ironing/dog-walking/mending etc all added together can bring in a decent amount of cash.

  • Miller caldwell

    I have been an author from 2003. I have written 7 books and am writing another novel. I get much praise from those who buy them but selling my books is another question.

    Any advice?
    Miller

  • Need cash x

    i dont want to sell stuff off internet, last time my mam dun thar she gor ripped off. i have 2 go to a club in 10 minutes. i need money for food and drink there, cans are 50p, food is like 50p too. i only have 15p :/ pls help xx

    • http://www.jasminebirtles.com Jasmine Birtles

      Find your local second hand shop. Look on the internet if you’re not sure. I’ve got some near me that sell books, CDs, clothes even. They give instant cash. Got stuff to sell? Try those kinds of places (although you might have to travel if there isn’t one in your town.

      • priorities

        ow about not going to a club and spending money you haven’t got?

        • http://www.jasminebirtles.com Jasmine Birtles

          Good point!

    • JoJo

      How about saving your money up for an english class????!!!!!!

      • Con

        Good call Jo Jo that would be a splendid idea!

    • Denis Smith

      What amazes me is that some are struggling to death and some are making easy money

  • Douglas Juckes,

    Hi Folks,
    The Idea of making Easy money “0n Line” is a CON.
    Most of the schemes are Very Time Consuming, Tiresome, Poorly Paid & Full of Empty Promises.
    The Only Effective way is to DIRECT YOUR ENERGY INTO THINKING OF A “NEED.” SERVICE IT & GIVE VALUE FOR MONEY.
    ALTERNATIVELY, THE GENERAL ELECTION IS UPON US, GET ELECTED & BECOME AN MP.AND LIVE OFF THE STATE.

  • Marie

    If I have a ring that I would like to sell. Can anyone reccommend a good way to do it?

    • Paul Prowse

      Have a look at the article on how to sell your gold: http://www.moneymagpie.com/article/13519/should-you-sell-your-gold/

      (Assuming the ring is gold!)

      You often get the best prices from jewellers on the high street (as they take into account the craftsmanship of the jewellery itself when offering you a price – not just how much gold it contains).

      It’s normally worth getting a few quotes – don’t just accept the price of the first jeweller.

  • paul friar

    yes, the information on these pages will be of great use to someone starting out online and trying to make money on the internet. I recommend everything written here.

  • Wayne

    Hi, First time on this so please tell me people,

    Will I make enough money to travel 3 times a year..lol

  • Paul Smith

    Great Site,
    Full of fantastic and interesting content,great to look thru.

  • elly

    Some of the people above make me really mad. I have a retired husband who doesn’t get a pension and a son at school. I have a full time job. I come home in the evenings and work for 2-3 hours coding for a solicitor. I do my houswork on a Saturday and Sunday is spent cooking, making clothes for my family, writing letters and articles for magazines and making things to sell on E.bay. This brings in about another £100 a month BUT it is £100 I wouldn’t have had. GET OFF YOUR BACKSIDES!

    • bex

      When do you get time to spend time with your family?

  • Tony

    Hi Jasmine and crew,
    I just popped on your site as a result of your Radio 1 interview, I lost my in December 2008 and am unable to get another … too many factors to go into… anyway I tried y hand at affiliate marketing, which I must say I wished I tried years ago. Just need a paypal account and a cickbank account and a littl? savvy :)

    I now earn enough to pay my mortgage ad won’t ever be worrying about that stuff again :) I really suggest people who are smart online try it. What do you think of online marketing?

    • http://www.jasminebirtles.com Jasmine Birtles

      I think online marketing can work, particularly if you are good at SEO and can make a good website. It depends what you are selling and how honest you are.

  • Hilary

    Just read in the Mail about your site. I am just about to do surveys will keep you updated. Hope it is a good year!! Thanks Hilary

    • http://www.jasminebirtles.com Jasmine Birtles

      Yes, do keep us informed. We’d love to hear!

  • http://www.doolder.com Ernest T. Stanton

    All the guys I know would like to take a shot at banking fast and easy money online these days, either through eBay Powerselling, affiliate marketing, ppc adverstising

  • G Bonnell

    I heard you speak on the radio the other week about doing work as extras and you mentioned some agents do not charge to get on their lists can you name any. I went one who said they did not charge I completed most of the personal profile and was stopped before completing because they then said they charged £10 + vat for admin.

    Regards

    Geoff

    • http://www.jasminebirtles.com Jasmine Birtles

      Good point there – actually I think £10 + VAT is OK for an agency. It’s when they charge £100+ that you need to be suspicious and just walk out. See our article about being an ‘extra’ here http://www.moneymagpie.com/article/1568/film-tv-extra/. There are links to good agencies and also a website that warns of bad ones.

      • Sarah

        Hi, am new here and really do like your website. But I digress, the best website for film extras, modelling (catalogues etc) is StarNow. My son has got work as an extra and so have I – although to get our portfolio going we did do a couple of “extra” jobs purely for the experience – they do pay all your expenses and from there you can start branching out more. Then again, just join and apply for all – reach for the stars! Good luck xxx

  • starksy

    really please!!!! the survey sites dont really give that much for the time to fill one in,,or you redeem for a voucher??
    Talking about making money or pocket money??
    Real money making?????
    PLEASE PLEASE TELL….

  • Helen Neely

    Thanks for sharing these tip – I will definitely check them all out and if possible register with everyone of them.

    I have created a link on my blog back to this page in case others find it useful.

    • http://www.jasminebirtles.com Jasmine Birtles

      Thank you for that Helen. Really appreciate it ;0

  • Anna

    I spent about 20 minutes each on half a dozen surveys but have not been able to complete a single survey as right at the end it says that I do not fit the criteria.

    • lula

      TiThese tips are all a bit tired. Nothing but hard work, bnlood sweat and tears will make you money!

    • Soph

      I was advised to join a few online survey companys at a time so i could get more benefits and recieve quicker payments. The best ones are Valued Opinions, GlobalTestMarket, NewVIsta and LightSpeed Comsumer Panel.
      Some send off cheques when you reach a certain target and others send vouchers instead. Some of these take a few months to see teh rewards but some take a few weeks… I get sent about 4-5 surveys PER DAY so it speeds up the process of getting the benfits!!

      Hope this helps anyone xx

  • jim

    these are good money making ways

  • bob

    these are all pathetic amounts of money. for a lot of hassle.

  • luke

    Cheers, it all works well. I can’t understand why these people are complaining to you about the problems they are having with other sites.

    • john

      Luke you littel bizzey bodey what is it to do with u if other people coment on other peoples web site u littel grass leg it lad

  • Pete

    Joanne/Maggie;

    Try Lightspeed Panel; i get my payments by paypal (at 115 points per £), the surveys come sporadically, but when you get a good patch, i’ve earnt up to £10 a month. Made enough to buy a couple of christmas presents last year, and overall I’ve probably made around £100-150 in a year with them.I use Valued Opinions as well, for the HMV vouchers (of which i have received £20 so far, and just waiting for my next £10), although it can sometimes take over a month for the payment from the completed surveys to be recognised. I am on YouGov, but as they wont pay out until the account reaches £50, i’m not expecting to get any money from them for another couple of years; after over 12 months with them, i’ve “earnt” less that £15.

    iPoints is another good site, which is points based. You can get poiints from buying things, signing up to newsletters, and even receiving mobile SIM cards; its slow going, but after 6ish months with them, i’ve received a DVD completely free – didnt even have to pay for P&P – and i’m about 3/4 of the way to my next DVD.

  • Maggie

    I am 56 and I do quite a lot of surveys the You Gove site is a good one another one is Valued Opinions they pay quite well per survey also and they come quick and fast so give them a try they are really good.

  • chris

    I do occasional mystery shops for a coiple of companies, and some on line surveys. Does this make me self employed for tax purposes? I have just retired from full time work.

  • Margaret

    Moneymagpiesearch.com keeps saying I’m ebtering the wrong verifiction code. I’ve tried it with and without capslock on and still nothing. I can see the code as clear as day and it has been entered correctly… it just won’t let me go further.

    • chloe

      i have the exact same problem!

  • joanne

    Inspired by the slot yesterday on GMTV I looked up this website to follow up on doing surveys. I logged on to a few of the sites and although I was accepted I have been unable to complete a single survey as I don’t fit the criteria or the survey miraculously freezes (although at this point I have spent on average 5 minutes giving them my personal information!)
    The only thing I imagine is against me is my age (40) and the fact I dont have a degree. I am very disheartened as I consider myself a young at heart savvy mum with plenty of opinions and life experience who has a lot to offer.
    So far the only thing I’ve achieved is wasted personal time and entries into a lot of competitions…..is this just a scam or am I doing something wrong?
    Any advice?

    • Maggie

      Keep trying I am 57 and have no qualifications but am doing surveys online you don’t earn a lot but it all helps try Valued Opinions they are good and so is Lightspeed they come through with a lot of surveys, also try Nielsen Fact Finders they are good you get a scanner and scan all the shopping you do for points Good Luck