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Aug 05

10 easy ways to make quick cash

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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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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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7 years ago

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7 years ago

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Sara Lane
Sara Lane
7 years ago

My quick money making tips:

1. Look round your house for things you no longer like/need/use – sell on local Facebook selling sites or in your local paper – ads are free
2. If you have anything not big or valuable enough to warrant listing individually, bundle it all up and do a car boot sale – your unloved stuff will be someone else’s treasure
3. Join a cash back site and use it for online shopping – the cash back quickly adds up

victoria thurgood
victoria thurgood
7 years ago

i like selling in local facebook groups

Shelley Jessup
Shelley Jessup
7 years ago

I’m always up for making money as I seemed to spend a lot of it! Thank you for all advice. I used to belong to a survey site but found it was a lot of work for a little back however I found that if I saved up from the surveys & withdrew my money/vouchers at Christmas once a year I found even that small amount of money a saviour!

karen T
karen T
7 years ago

My favourite is buying stuff cheap at the car boot sale and then selling it on Ebay!

Jamie Millard
Jamie Millard
7 years ago

Start young and never lose the entrepreneurial spirit. When I was young, I used to walk the paths near the local golf course where I would find a lot of lost golf balls (not running on to the course to steal them!) I’d then sell them in bundles to guys in my dad’s work who were just starting out so needed cheap balls as they are likely to lose a lot. I used to go down to the local factories and collect their empty bottles of Irn Bru. Each had a 30p bottle return deposit. They had no desire to… Read more »

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