Earning £500 consistently every month will take a bit more effort than earning £100, but for some people, this is equal to their part-time wage! It could give you a lot more freedom, pay for a holiday or anything else you want to do.
Earning £500 a month should take you around 10-15 hours a week.
Firstly, I would recommend completing the steps in how to make £100 a month. You should sign up for more than 10 websites/smartphone apps and drop those that don't work for you. These will form your base of £100 minimum. In this post, there are a few more things you could do in addition to the former suggestions in order to reach £500!
Would you like to get paid for having a meal at your favourite restaurant or going shopping for a new outfit? If so then mystery shopping is definitely for you. It has provided us with so many great freebies, not to mention the money we have made. You can also grab yourself a nice £50 for this easy mystery shop. Be sure to check out my comprehensive guide to mystery shopping in the UK.
Sell your skills
Whatever you're good at or love doing, you can make money from it. Fiverr allows you to sell any services for $5. From a blogger's point of view, this could be things like post on forums, leave comments on blogs, design logos etc. but you could also offer artistic or technological skills and more. You can spend a few minutes browsing the jobs available before deciding what you will sell for $5. Alternatively, you can look on People Per Hour for jobs that you can complete. The jobs could include anything and everything so it definitely does no harm to look!
These days, attending focus groups is so easy that you don't always have to even leave your home! You can complete online focus groups and group discussions to earn cash. People4U connects you to relevant focus groups both online and at locations across the country.
Start a blog
Starting a blog is a great way to not only earn some extra money but get involved in a whole new community. Click here to see my full tutorial on creating a WordPress blog.
Once your blog is up and running then you will want to start thinking about how you can money from it. There are many possible ways to do so including sponsored posts, advertising, affiliate marketing and more. You can get started easily on Blogger or pay for paid hosting and a domain name (yourblogname.com for example). Making money from blogging isn't a get rich-quick scheme, however. It can take months sometimes years before making a decent income; it depends how much you work at it.
If you're a quicker type or touch typer, then it might be worth considering working from home as an audio typist. Working on a shift basis, you can be sent audio files to transcribe on a regular basis. You can expect a deadline with every file and you will be paid for the number of minutes you transcribe, not the number of minutes you have spent transcribing.
Buy to sell
You could visit charity shops and car boot sales in order to source items you think could be sold for more somewhere else, usually eBay or Depop. Remember that if you are buying to sell, rather than to declutter, you will need to pay tax. If you are interested in doing this then check out what to buy at boot sales to sell on eBay.
Next week I'll be telling you how you can look to make £1,000+ per month.