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10 easy ways to make quick cash

MoneyMagpie team 5th Aug 2022 268 Comments

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

Perhaps you’re looking for easy ways to make money online from the comfort of your sofa, or perhaps you want to make sure your credit report is accurate and up to date so you can get the best deals.

Here are our 10 easy ways to make quick cash, and don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter for weekly quick-cash-making and money-saving ideas.


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Swagbucks gives you the opportunity to earn Swag Bucks, their reward currency, for a whole host of things; from using their search engine to watching online videos.

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Be paid for your opinion – online surveys

This is a sporadic way to make quick cash 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:

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

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Your credit report summarises your credit history, and it’s what lenders look at when they size up your credit application.

So it’s important to make sure that the data and information on it is accurate and up-to-date, to give yourself the best chance of getting the deals you want – and at the rates you want.  Missed or late payments, different ways of listing your name and address, financial links to other people can all have an impact. Getting it right could help you to understand, protect and improve your finances.


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Helen Neely
Helen Neely
13 years ago

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.

13 years ago
Reply to  Helen Neely

Thank you for that Helen. Really appreciate it ;0

13 years ago

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.

13 years ago
Reply to  Anna

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

13 years ago
Reply to  Anna

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

14 years ago

these are good money making ways

14 years ago

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

14 years ago

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.

12 years ago
Reply to  luke

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

14 years ago

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… Read more »

14 years ago

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.

14 years ago

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.

14 years ago

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.

14 years ago
Reply to  Margaret

i have the exact same problem!

14 years ago

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… Read more »

13 years ago
Reply to  joanne

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

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