Jul 10

Ten ways to make money on the toilet

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Seriously, make money on the toilet?

Yes, you actually can…if you’re there for a bit!

If you’re the sort of person who likes to take some reading material into the smallest room with you, then you can make some cash while you’re at it.

Use your mobile phone, take a pencil and paper, take your thoughts…you can make money instead.

  1. Do an online survey – or three
  2. Check Free Postcode Lottery to win thousands
  3. Slogan competitions
  4. Make at least £200 switching your gas and electricity
  5. Earn while you surf
  6. Make £100 average switching your car insurance
  7. Make £80 switching your home insurance
  8. Come up with a killer business idea
  9. Come up with a new TV game show format
  10. Sell your toilet roll tubes


Do an online survey – or three

Woman taking an online survey

Online surveys are a great ‘loo’ activity as they can be quick or long, depending on which one you do.

We like Inbox Pounds and it’s easy to sign up to when you’re on the loo!

in fact they give you a £1 just for signing up, so you’ll be making money even If it’s a quick visit.

We also like MySurvey and Toluna.

Take a look at our article on how to make money with online surveys to see a load more survey sites that will bring in some quick cash.


Check Free Postcode Lottery to win thousands

Free Postcode Lottery Graphic

Now this really is a nice quick, easy one.

Check the Free Postcode Lottery to see if you have won thousands of pounds. Seriously, some days they have over two thousand pounds to give away.

It’s a fantastic idea. All you do is sign up with your email address and your postcode then you check back each day to see if your postcode is the winning one.

They also have other ways to win such as an Emoji Lottery and a Video Lottery. So if you’re, er, on the toilet for a little longer, you can do those too!

Check it out and sign up for free here.


Come up with slogans for competitions

Notebook with slogan

We love competitions at MoneyMagpie. In fact we run one every week in our newsletter (sign up here to get them sent to your inbox).

As you can see in our article on how to get money and freebies through competitions, some companies run slogan competitions where you have to come up with a clever little phrase about their product to win the prize.

Why not spend your loo time thinking up ideas, maybe with a rhyming dictionary next to you?


Make over £200 switching gas and electricity

Energy digital graphic

If you’re reading this on your mobile right now, you could be saving (i.e. making) yourself over £200 just by switching your gas and electricity tariff. You don’t even need your bills to see how much you could save. Just put your postcode into the box here and see which companies are offering you a cheaper deal.

It’s likely that it will be one of the smaller suppliers. They are doing their best to get into the market and knock the big boys off their positions dominating the market.

Check it out now and make some money!


earn while you surf

woman using tablet on the toilet

You could win £1,000 a month just for surfing the net with this competition site.

This year they’re giving away £300,000 cash to 150 lucky winners. So surf the net, say what you think and grab yourself a potential £1,000 a month.


Make £100 at least switching your car insurance

Car Insurance graphic on laptop

Again, while you have the mobile on you, switch your car insurance. Car insurance premiums have already gone up because of new laws the Government has implemented recently but you can save yourself (make yourself) an average of £100 by switching to a cheaper deal than the one you have now.

Get a cheaper car insurance deal here.


Make £80 switching your home insurance

Home insurance site on website

Yes, according to Which? magazine you should be able to save (make) around £80 by switching your home insurance.

Do it here. Switch to a better home insurance deal.


Come up with a killer business idea

Woman idea light bulb

Is visiting the loo the only time you get some peace and quiet and time to think?

Maybe you spend a bit of extra time in the smallest room just to have some time to yourself?

Now would be a good time to think up a killer business idea. You probably have one already. Use this time to work out how to do it, what you will need to start and how to make a regular profit.

We have LOADS of ideas for you and lots of help and advice in our small business section. For example, take a look at this article with twenty tips for setting up your own business.


Come up with a new TV game show format

Tv show concept

Feeling creative? Being on the toilet can be a good time to come up with story ideas for a novel, or even a format for a TV game show.

Game shows can be hugely lucrative if you get it right. Seriously, people make hundreds of thousands from a successful show that is sold around the world.

See our article here on how to come up with a winning TV game show format.


Sell your toilet roll Tubes

Toilet roll tubes

It’s possible to sell the cardboard insides of your toilet rolls on eBay. People who need them for craft projects will buy them off you. Sell them for about £7 per 50. If you have a family you will probably get that number together pretty quickly. It’s not a major income but it’s pretty much money for nothing!


Ooh, and while you’re at it, why not get our eBook on 101 Ways to Live for Free which also has fun ways to get money for free. Download it here for free.


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