40 easy ways to make money quickly

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By in Make Money. Updated September 2016.

Money bagOn this page you’ll find all the best ways to make money in your spare time whilst at university based on our own experience. We’ll keep adding new ways to this page so go ahead and bookmark it. And please do share your own ideas in the comments!

Top ways to make money online and offline

  1. No-risk matched betting

    free bets from matched bettingHands down the quickest way to make a lot of money (well, without breaking the law). Lots of students have genuinely made £100s from this technique. It’s completely legal, risk free, tax free, and anyone can do it.

    It works by taking advantage of free bets regularly offered by betting sites through ‘matching’ them at a betting exchange. Matched betting eliminates the risk (you are betting both for and against a certain outcome).

    This leaves you being able to squeeze out the free bet, which can be as much as £200! Multiply this by how many betting sites there are and you can quite easily come away with a profit of a few hundred pounds.

    Owen walks you through how to make your first £15 profit (using a real life example) in this gem of a guide to matched betting. If you know of any better way to make £30/hr sitting at home, please let us know!

  2. Online surveys

    cat typingCredit: Julio Marquez – Flickr.com
    An increasingly popular way for students to make money is to fill out online surveys in their spare time. Research companies are always recruiting new members to answer surveys and test new products.

    For a few minutes of form filling, you can make a couple of quid which is paid as cash or rewards. You can bag up to £3 ($5) for some surveys!

    A few good ones to try are: Toluna, Vivatic, OnePoll, MySurveySurveyBods, Valued Opinions, The Opinion Panel, YouGov, PopulusLiveGlobal Test Market, Pinecone, IPSOS, Hiving, PanelBaseMintVine, Opinion Outpost, Mingle, Harris PollMind Mover, New Vista, iPoll.

    Also sign up for Swagbucks which rewards you for surveys as well as simply surfing the web, watching videos and playing games.

    Update: See our new full guide to the best paid online surveys!

  3. Paid for searching the web

    Interested in earning cash for doing what you already do online? This has to be one of the easiest methods of making money online without really any effort or change in your behavior.

    This innovative idea by Qmee.com rewards you for searching in Google, Bing or Yahoo. You just install a simple add-on to your browser and when you conduct a search there may be a few sponsored results alongside your normal search.

    qmee paid searchEach Qmee result has a cash reward attached – if you are interested in it simply click on it and collect your reward.

    The best thing is there is no minimum to cashout – our first one was just 72p wired to our Paypal account. You also have the option to donate it to charity.

    Sign up now for free and start earning from your own searches! Click here to start.

  4. Online market trading

    The historically hard-to-break world of investing in stock markets and currencies has been cracked wide open. Today there is no need to be a fat cat or fund the yachts of Wolf of Wall Street style stock brokers. You can do it all yourself with the help of online market trading platforms.

    Having spent many hours researching this new opportunity, I’ve been experimenting with the two biggest platforms: Plus500 and eToro.com.

    Both offer free practice accounts, and Plus500 also give you a free £20 (without depositing, terms apply) for their CFD service which is worth taking up. Overall I prefer eToro with over 4.5 million users worldwide. It was recently featured in the BBC 2 documentary “Traders: Millions by the Minute” and the Financial Times.

    etoro tradingOne of the best things on eToro is the CopyTrader feature. This lets you literally see, follow and copy the investments of other top performing traders.

    Follow George’s complete guide to trading on eToro to learn more. I think $200 is a good amount to get the most out of the learning curve by trying out a few different markets. If nothing else you’ll learn a great deal about various investments and industries.

    Disclaimer: CFD trading can be volatile and you can lose your entire capital, so don’t throw your life savings into it! Trading CFDs may not be suitable for you. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.

  5. Review websites & apps for cash

    usertesting.comWell it seems like you’re pretty nifty with a web browser, so perhaps it’s time to turn pro and browse websites as a paid and fun job!

    Introducing UserTesting.com – a new platform that pays everyday people to review all kinds of websites. Each review takes around 20 minutes and bags you $10 (£6.50) via Paypal.

    Simply sign up here, complete a test review and look forward to receiving websites in your inbox.

  6. The ‘Disney Vault’ secret

    disney vaultTo keep demand high across generations, Disney Studios carefully restrict the supply of some home release classics. They are locked away in the ‘vault’ for 8-10 years before being released for a short unspecified time.

    Buy them in this window at normal retail price and you can turn a nice profit when they go off sale for another decade or so.

    For example, in 2011 you could buy Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray 3D for just £24.99. In just a couple of years it was on Amazon for a staggering £74.99!Disney vaultImportantly, not all Disney releases are subject to the vault and only the true classics will maintain such demand.

    Right now there are just 2 titles out of the vault which I would recommend snapping up. They are Bambi Diamond Edition Blu-ray and Cinderella Diamond Edition Blu-ray.

  7. ‘Get Paid To’ sites

    50 poundsSimilar to making money from online surveys, GPT sites reward you in cash and vouchers for completing various offers or activities online.

    The most popular sites today are Toluna, Swagbucks and InboxPounds.

    Exciting update! We’ll soon be launching our own GPT service for our readers. Invites will be limited and UK only, please join our mailing list if you’re interested in hearing once it’s live:

  8. Start your own website

    mark zuckerberg facebookIf you’ve ever seen the film The Social Network then you’ve most likely had your brain spinning as to what website you can start-up to make you billions.

    And of course there are lots of stories out there about successful students who have started a site while at university, or even bought a domain name and later sold it for £1000s.

    In fact, Save the Student is one such example of a website started at university by Owen Burek in his first year, which has since grown into a full-time and successful enterprise.

    Read Owen’s 4-step guide to setting up a website or this guide to making money as a blogger if you’re interested in finding out more. It’s really not that difficult to get started and there are plenty of opportunities to make money online.

  9. Write and publish a Kindle eBook

    If students are good at anything, it’s researching and writing. With the Amazon Kindle store, anyone can publish an eBook and make money.

    And the Kindle app is now available on almost any device (laptops, iPads, smartphones and yes, Kindles) so your global market is huge!

    List your book for £1.49 – £6.99 and you earn 70% of the sale. Considering Amazon is the ultimate selling machine (and remember people are looking to spend), that is a fantastic deal.

    kindle ebooksThe key to success with eBooks is to create value, and write non-fiction. Simply bundling information you have researched and complied on a common problem (eg. ‘secrets’ to finding a job) and then presenting it in an easy to digest format (an eBook) justifies someone spending a few quid on it.

    Another big tip is to have a great cover designed so it stands out, and once your book is live on the Kindle store it’s really important to get some reviews so it shows up higher in results. Encourage readers to leave an honest review at the end of your book.

    The best thing about this lucrative idea is that once you’ve invested the time (say 20 hours), you’ll earn a passive income for years to come! For a step-by-step guide to publishing and earning with eBooks, see “How to write a nonfiction eBook in 21 days“.

  10. Affiliate marketing

    If you’ve got a good presence on social media or perhaps you even have a blog or website, you can start bringing in money immediately by promoting all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online.

    Affiliate Window logoSign up to an affiliate network such as Affiliate Window, check their offers blog or browse the merchant listings to find something you think your friends would be interested in, grab your affiliate link and share it. If someone buys (can be within up to 90 days) using your link you’ll make a nice commission.

    To take it a step further, set up a website (read our guide) or a topical Facebook page and invite all your friends to join it and post your affiliate offers on there.

  11. Mobile phone recycling

    mobile recycleCredit: CannedTuna – Flickr.com

    See how much you can get for your old mobile phone using our in-house mobile phone price comparison tool! Maybe ask your parents if they have any lying around too.

    You can get some good money and help the environment by recycling mobile phones with certain companies listed on the comparison tool. But be aware: you won’t always get the quoted cash since it depends on ‘condition’. We recommend Mobile Cash Mate for the fairest and highest payouts in most cases (they sent us a £203 cheque for an iPhone 5).

  12. Become a ‘Clickworker’

    clickworker

    The Clickworker.com concept is based on ‘internet crowd-sourcing’ where businesses advertise specific, scalable tasks they need completing quickly. And for us, it’s an easy way to make fast cash from our couch.

    There are a variety of tasks, but most commonly they involve mindless data entry, web research or form filling. You are rewarded and paid in cash (via Paypal) for the work you do, and you can choose for what and when you work. Give it a go. [If you’re US based, also try Amazon’s ‘Mechanical Turk‘].

  13. Claim tax back

    Many students work part-time or during the summer months, and others will be on placements or paid internships. More often than not, if you are a student working during the year, you will be overpaying income tax.

    Why? Simply because few students reach the personal tax-free income allowance each year but are put on an emergency basic tax-code by their employers meaning tax is being paid when it shouldn’t be.

    Click to use the Tax refund calculatorUse our student tax-back service to help you reclaim any tax you should not have paid. Just enter your details in the calculator here to work out what you may be owed. Otherwise for more information read our guide on claiming tax back here.

  14. Get cashback when shopping

    Our Quidco Cashback

    I earned this much in 2 years

    This is not only a way to make money but also to save money as a student. If you look at it in a different way then you are making money with every purchase you would have made anyway, whether it be 10% or 0.5% cashback.

    There are a number of cashback sites out there which pay you the commission they otherwise would have earned.

    We recommend signing up with Top Cashback, Quidco.com & Swagbucks which are free and offer the best selection of retailers and exclusives.

  15. A part-time job

    bar jobsA part-time job is the obvious first choice, opted for by most students looking to supplement their student loan. It provides a pretty steady flow of income and can enable you to gain valuable work experience.

    However, depending on where you live, jobs are not always easy to find. Check local classifieds, our student job search, student job websites and your university careers service for vacancies.

    It’s also worth signing up with the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, a free service which will match you with both part-time jobs or graduate opportunities.

    Read our guide to finding a part-time job whilst studying for more tips.

  16. Gigs on Fiverr

    Fiverr pranksFiverr is now the world’s largest marketplace for people to make money selling small services (known as ‘gigs’).

    What you offer could be absolutely anything, from writing and translating, social media posting, playing pranks and teaching to creating music, voiceovers and short video clips for people all around the world!

    The default price is $5 (hence Fiverr..), but you can attach extra services to gigs for more money. Whilst it might not seem like much, it can quickly add up and there are plenty of examples of people making a really good living from the site. The key is to get a system in place which minimises the time spent on each gig.

    But there is another way to profit even more from Fiverr for potentially far less work. How? By simply reselling gigs elsewhere. For example, find a decent logo designer then reply to jobs on Upwork or even local classifieds. A $5 spend can easily become $50+, and it’s repeatable!

    If you’re not interested in selling at all there’s SO much good stuff you can get done for yourself. Have a browse and get inspired!

  17. Review music for money

    If you love music, make it your business by reviewing unsigned bands and artists online for cash with Slicethepie.

    It can take a while to build up your reputation but some users of the site have said that they earn £40 a month. This may not sound like much, but if it’s something you enjoy then it shouldn’t be hard work and is another thing for your CV. Money you earn will be in $US but anyone can sign up and review.

    slicethepieTo get started, head over to Slicethepie now or read our quick guide for more info.

  18. Sell your notes

    sell your notesIf you don’t mind sharing your notes with other students it’s a great way to generate a little extra cash. There are sites out there that you can upload your notes to, along with your price, and then when another student downloads them you get paid.

    Most of these sites like Stuvia & Notesale are free for you to list your notes but tend to take a cut of your profit in order to handle the marketing etc so that you don’t have to go out there and promote your notes yourself.

    You will most likely have to upload PDFs but it’s worth it for the return and you can submit handwritten notes but you’re likely to make more money if they’re typed up.

  19. Sell second-hand course books

    One great way to make money is to buy other students’ text books at the end of the year, and then sell them just after freshers’ week – when the new intake of students know that they need them!

    You can either advertise on campus or list them online very easily on Amazon.co.uk Marketplace (just bear in mind they take a commission on books sold).

    For more tips on selling items online click here.

  20. Competitions

    Entering competitions of course comes with no guarantees, but there is a growing community of so-called ‘compers’ in the UK consistently making up to £50,000 a year through all sorts of competitions.

    Types of competitions available to enter range from simple registration forms and Facebook page liking to answering questions correctly over the phone to being a TV game show contestant. Imagine you made it onto Deal or No Deal instead of just watching it!

    Start by entering our very own monthly student competition (Like our Facebook page to see when our next one is)!

    competitionsThen head to our active competitions page to enter other free competitions that we have found. Just note that some of these sites may send you spam so use an alias email address and opt-out of as many of the offers as possible.

    For loads more tips on achieving success and making money from competitions, read our guide to entering competitions.

  21. Buy and sell domain names

    domain-for-saleA domain name is just a website address (eg. ‘savethestudent.org’ or ‘mysite.co.uk’) and there are lots of extensions (.com, .net, .co.uk etc).

    They cost as little as £1.99 to register with 123-reg.co.uk or GoDaddy.com yet premium domain names can fetch £1,000s if not millions when sold on. In 2007 VacationRentals.com went for a cool $35m!

    Now you’re probably not going to come across anything like that, but you can still turn a quick profit with a bit of searching. The trick is to find available domain names which have some commercial value, snap them up and then list them for sale on a site like Sedo.com.

  22. Mystery shopping

    Be A Mystery Shopper, Its Easy!Today becoming a mystery shopper is easier than you think and you can get rewarded handsomely.

    We’ve recently come across a really fun smartphone app called Roamler that pays you in cash for completing various tasks in your local area. So definitely check that out first!

    More traditionally, there are plenty of agencies that pay you to visit all sorts of shops to feedback on how they are performing. For more info on where to apply see our guide to becoming a mystery shopper.

  23. Be an extra

    Do you fancy yourself as a budding young actor or just that person that walks past in the background shot of an episode of Eastenders? It could be you if you apply to be an extra.

    The pay isn’t bad either – £60-80 a day on average, and you hardly have to do anything!

    You can apply at Be On Screen for a number of opportunities or 2020 casting is another agency (just know they take a cut from your earnings).

  24. Sell all your old CDs, games and movies

    cds and dvdsIf you are looking to make a very quick buck, then selling your old bits and bobs that are cluttering up your room is a good idea.

    The best thing about it is that you can rip all the songs and films onto your laptop or external hard drive before selling them. This means that you are only really selling the plastic and artwork!

    You can earn anything from 10p to £20 per item, and the earnings can really add up if you have a large collection. Whilst you’re at it, see if your parents have any ‘clutter’ they’d be happy to see the back of.

    You can also sell almost anything for free on Amazon Marketplace or Preloved and sites like MusicMagpie will pay you instantly for sending in unwanted items.

    For more tips and places to sell check out our guide on selling DVDs, CDs and games.

  25. Sell on your education!

    Become a tutor to local GCSE or A-level students (find out more about tutoring here). There are now a few online tutor sites too, so you can go also global without too much hassle.

    graduate_studentYou may feel as if you aren’t qualified to be a tutor, but seeing as you are at university you will most likely have the qualifications to tutor for GCSE or even A-Level. Some parents may feel that their child will react better to a younger tutor, and it can be great experience, so why not give it a go?

    You can advertise on SchoolsTrader or sign up with UK Tutors. You can expect to earn around £10 an hour. However, make sure you don’t have to do too much tutoring around your exams!

  26. Sell your photos

    If you think you’ve got a good shot and a little creativity, try uploading your photographs for free to stock websites. A good starting point is Fotolia or istockphoto.

    Make more money selling photo subjects that people are demanding, and there’s a great resource to find this out here. It might be a good idea to test them out in print first yourself (get free photo prints here).

  27. Rent out your car parking space

    saving petrol and saving moneySome student accommodation comes with a drive or garage. If you aren’t using your parking space and you live in a busy area then you might be in luck. There are plenty of people that may work in the city centre and are fed up of paying through the roof for daily parking.

    Advertise your space on Gumtree, Parklet or Just Park.

    Or, check out our full guide to renting out your parking space.

  28. Become your own bank

    be your own bank‘Peer-to-peer’ lending is the future of banking. It cuts out the middle-man, passing on higher interest rates to you and cheaper loans to borrowers. And it’s all managed online from the comfort of your sofa.

    Founded in 2005, Zopa.com is the most established site lending around £1m every day. Right now you can expect to achieve up to 5% fixed return (before tax), depending on how long you choose to lend for.

    As with any traditional bank, there is some risk attached with peer-to-peer lending. Zopa have gone a long way to mitigating this with their Safeguard feature, which effectively spreads your money across a wide range of borrowers (who are also credit checked).

  29. Work as a charity collector

    Ok so this job takes a certain kind of person, as you’ll have to take a lot of rejection and be persistent.

    But if you are bubbly, personable and reckon you could sell ice to an Eskimo then this could actually be a great student money making idea. You get paid commission on new sign ups (typically around £20).

    Have a look at Wesser as well as charity websites like Oxfam.

  30. Babysitting

    messy kidIt’s a classic money-maker, and for good reason. You get paid (well) to watch TV and not very much else!

    Be warned that you will need a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check to look after small children, even though some parents may not ask for one. If you are wondering what to charge, look at local Gumtree ads, but you can expect to be paid over £8ph even if you aren’t trained in child care.

    Aside from advertising yourself, you might want to try creating a profile on Findababysitter.com. It really is easy money (unless you get stuck with the child from hell!).

  31. Dog walking & sitting

    If babies ain’t your thing, then maybe canines are… looking after other people’s dogs is big business. Just think that as a student you’re likely to have free time during the day when others are out at work and worried about their pets at home.

    You could bag around £7 per dog for an hour walk, and it’s also a great way to keep fit. Join Tailster who will match you up with dog owners. Alternatively advertise your services locally with fliers or on classified websites such as Gumtree.

  32. Rent out your house for filming

    filmreelDirectors for TV and film are always on the hunt for houses to film in. For instance, a scene for Coronation Street was recently filmed in the student house one of the Save the Student editors used to live in!

    Not only can you make good money but it’s crazy seeing your own place on TV. Start out by looking at this site.

  33. Rent out your body

    student thinkingAccording to our recent survey, 7% of students use their body in some way to make a buck.

    If you are comfortable taking off your kit then why not try life modelling. Sit there in the buff while budding artists capture your every curve (or pokey bits) in frightening detail! Try RAM, a website especially designed for these kind of jobs.

    You could also get involved in clinical drug trials, but be sure you fully appreciate any risks attached.

    Warning: Do not do anything you are not comfortable with, no matter how desperate you are for money! There has been an unhealthy rise in student prostitution in recent years – do not fall victim to it!

  34. Freelance work

    Perhaps you enjoy writing, managing Facebook pages or doing a little bit of graphic design in your spare time. There are so many freelance jobs out there that require simple skills or just time that someone else might not have.

    And the best thing about freelancing is that you can work for clients in the UK and around the world with just an internet connection from home, to your own hours whilst developing valuable skills.

    A great place to start is with the leading freelance site Upwork.com. Or try using our student job search to find freelance jobs closer to home.

  35. Busking

    Busking studentIf you can sing or dance then this is your time to shine baby! Did you know that Justin Bieber started off busking? That’s right, with a little work you can be as annoying as him.

    There are really no tips for this except choose a good spot with high footfall, make sure you are good and play your heart out. Some buskers in the past have been known to make upwards of £20 hour.

  36. Sell clothes on eBay

    ebay-logoEveryone’s best friend when it comes to getting rid of junk is eBay. Online auctions are a sure-fire way to turn that sleeveless jacket (which came in and out of fashion in a week) into hard cash.

    Some eBay sellers look at trends and try to predict what will be big ahead of the market. If you are good and don’t mind taking a risk then you can buy early in bulk and sell on when the craze hits.

    For lots more tips on selling on eBay read this guide.

  37. Sell your stories and videos

    If you have an interesting story then you could try selling it to the papers. It could be anything from sleeping with a professional footballer to getting caught in a clothes horse!

    One of the Save the Student team was unfortunate enough to have a pigeon fly through and smash their window at university and sold the story to The Sun for a tidy £50.

    You could also film your mates at all times and send it into You’ve Been Framed to net yourself £250 and a few seconds of fame.

  38. YouTube videos

    YouTube logoAccording to recent stats we now watch more videos on YouTube than searches on Google. And with the recently introduced YouTube Partner Program you can now profit from making and uploading videos. You will receive a percentage of the advertising revenue collected per 1,000 views.

    Depending on how successful you are (virality, subscriber base and topic) you can make a lot of money, and there are plenty of stories every week of more and more YouTubers making it their career.

    For more tips read our guide to making money from YouTube.

  39. Network marketing

    the business of the 21st centuryAlso known as Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), this is a business model that allows you to generate ongoing income in two ways: by making a commission selling products and by recruiting other members who go on to sell. The later allows you to make money from the sales made by those you have recruited.

    Importantly, this is not a pyramid scheme (they are illegal) because there is an end goal which involves a customer buying a product or service of value.

    It’s also not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. You will have to work I’m afraid! However with the growth of social media, network marketing is becoming easier and lots of people are now making a decent living from it.

    This is a serious way of making good money on your own terms and it’s well worth reading up on it. I recommend getting “The Business of the 21st Century” by Robert Kiyosaki.

  40. Source property for wealthy investors

    contents insuranceWe all know how much money there is in property, but on the surface (with house prices as high as they are) you might be thinking this market is off-limits.

    Truth is, lots of people make a great deal of cash simply sourcing suitable properties for wealthy investors who simply have no time.

    The trick is to find properties below market value (BMV) by avoiding estate agents and instead flyering your area with your contact details offering to buy houses. Then approach investors with a no-brainer offer to pass on the details of cut-price property in exchange for a % of the sale value.

    Most cities will have monthly networking events for landlords and property investors. Track these down, sign up, put on your best suit and go along with lots of business cards. Or you could start on LinkedIn or even Twitter to build some initial contacts.

    As you might imagine, this isn’t necessarily a quick way to make money but once you’ve got a few investors in your phone book it can prove to be very lucrative in the long run. If you’re interested, I recommend reading this book.

There are many other creative ways to make money as a student, such as our 50 business ideas. With any luck you’ll be on the road to making millions! Please feel free to share your own ideas by leaving a comment below.

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126 Responses to “40 easy ways to make money quickly”

  1. Shannon

    21. Sep, 2016

    Thanks for putting this together, gave me a great idea on how to expand an already budding idea 😊

    Reply
  2. martin

    11. Sep, 2016

    I think I will build my own social networking website, then turn it to an app

    Reply
  3. HAZEL GRACE

    03. Sep, 2016

    I WANT TO GET STARTED WITH FOTOLIA AND ISTOCKPHOTO …WHAT SHOULD I DO??

    Reply
  4. Albert Durry

    13. Apr, 2016

    I kinda doubt you can REALLY make some money with all these stuff, especially with filling surveys….

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    • SJW

      15. Apr, 2016

      Paid surveys are absolutely the worst con ever. Only good one is YouGov. All others I joined have you signing your private details away and then they refuse to allow you to finish a survey, and so you rarely bag any points or money. You get 1/2 or 3/4 of way through and they say you are not the right candidate. But yet they wanted your initial details (name, age, e-mail address).

      Such a con. Rubbish rates of pay too but it’s all a lure to get people in and then pay you poorly for your time.

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      • Mia

        26. Jun, 2016

        Hi.. oh now I feel a lot better to hear this. I did so many surveys and then they say I’m not right for this particular survey. Got told this so many times I started to feel bad. I thought, ah.. it must be my age…no one wants to know the opinions of an older woman. But now I realise they’re clever, devious rascals. Thank you for sharing!

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      • Jake Butler

        18. Apr, 2016

        Although they won’t make you rich overnight there are some great survey sites out there that pay a decent amount. We’ve only listed ones that are legit and have been tried and tested by ourselves so they should all earn you a decent amount.

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    • Jake Butler

      13. Apr, 2016

      All of these methods have been tried and tested by us and they do make money. Please try a few out first and then see if you still doubt them.

      Reply
  5. Glenda

    16. Mar, 2016

    I’m trying #11 out and I’ve confirmed my email address numerous times and it is still saying the same thing. Please help me out

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    • Jake Butler

      17. Mar, 2016

      I would contact AWin as they should be able to help you out.

      Reply
  6. Sneha

    16. Mar, 2016

    Is Swagbucks a safe site???

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    • [email protected]

      26. Jul, 2016

      Swagbucks is a waste of time too. They have you earning points and then you cash them in to buy items. You have to be on that site for about 6 months before you have enough points to purchase anything worth it. Ha! Survey sites are a joke, don’t waste your time. If it was that easy everyone would be working from home.

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      • Jake Butler

        27. Jul, 2016

        As we mention, these sites won’t make you a millionaire and certainly won’t earn enough to replace earnings from a job. However, they’re a great way to earn some extra pocket money. I save my points up over a year and use them to buy all my Christmas presents!

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    • Jake Butler

      16. Mar, 2016

      We only talk about safe sites on STS, so yes!

      Reply
  7. EG

    04. Mar, 2016

    Also I would like to follow up on my previous post – apologies for the essay but I thought it was worth addressing some misinformed points.

    There is no way that this method could ‘encourage’ people to start gambling.

    Firstly, gambling is in our face and marketed constantly. You can’t watch a game of sports without seeing a million adverts enticing you to bet. Heck I even get regular phone calls off BetFred trying to convince me to place bets! Do you really think that this guide will make people more aware of gambling than they already are? Everybody is already aware of gambling as it stands – it’s everywhere. This guide just provides a profitable alternative.

    Secondly, I think it is actually helpful to people with gambling problems. And the reason I can say this so confidently was because I had one – and it was to me.

    I have gambled for over 10 years (when you take into account I am currently 21 this is quite some time). I am lucky to have never been wreckless enough to lose anything significant, but nonetheless it has always been a costly habit.

    I stumbled across this guide looking for betting systems, I wasn’t even looking for ways to make money, just researching gambling. I have always been a huge sports fan and always bet on games purely for the enjoyment of having someone to support while watching. And the best thing about this system is that you can still do that – with no risk!

    For example if I have a matched bet on a team to win – although either way I will not lose money – I always prefer the team I have in bet fair to win so I can cash out instantly. So in a way it still resembles the enjoyment of gambling – but with no actual risk! This may sound stupid to someone who doesn’t gamble, but anyone who has had a bit of a problem before will understand this buzz completely.

    With that being said this guide can only be seen as helpful, regardless of who reads it. As long as they implement it properly and with care, and the author has taken great care to specify this, and outline every possible risk beforehand.

    Besides if you don’t agree with the method, no-one is forcing you to use it.

    Reply
    • Owen Burek

      08. Apr, 2016

      Thanks EG, appreciate your kind words 🙂

      Reply
  8. EG

    04. Mar, 2016

    Seriously can’t believe some of the comments here, particularly the one calling the gent who wrote this a ‘con artist’. And accusations of him trying to ‘convince people gambling is a way to make me’.

    Have any of you people making these comments actually took the time to understand the concept? Clearly not.

    This is not gambling, and it is not ‘risky’. Not only that, but the writer of the article is most certainly not misleading anyone. If anything I would say he even understates the amount you can make doing this. He says £500+ but realistically you can easily make £1.5k from the sign up offers alone, and then a steady income of £300-600 a month from reload offers is not unrealistic.

    This guide is fantastic, and people need to appreciate that. Actually this guide is so good, it’s almost not fair, because you don’t have to do any of the work itself. All the hard work is done for you, you have a shedload of offers listed for you so you don’t have to find any, and a step by step walkthrough explaining each one. (Theres even a tool to find the odds for you on some bookies for god sake).

    OK, there is are 2 very minimal risks involved and I’ll explain both:

    Human error – if you make a mistake, you can obviously lose money, so don’t make mistakes! It is ESSENTIAL, you check the T&C’s for any wagering requirements (check the odds, check if you are allowed to bet in-play, in certain markets etc.)
    If you end up with a ton of money in the bookies, you are screwed if they don’t pay out, as you have lost already it in bet fair. But realistically, as long as you stick to the bookies listed here, this isn’t going to happen. I had a bit of a scare when I ended up with £2k+ in an Eastern European bookie. But eventually even they still paid out. I’ve never had an occasion where a bookie doesn’t pay.

    To give you an idea of how much risk is NOT involved, I have matched around 70 bets. And I have only ever made a small loss on one – and that was purely because of human error and was totally avoidable.

    Any matched bettor is used to the denial from other people who think you are just gambling. ‘Nothing is that easy’, ’Those offfers how they suck you into gambling’. The fact is we all just listen to them smugly because we realise that in fact it is that easy. There is a loophole in the system and you are missing out unless you take advantage while it’s still available.

    As long as you have a basic intelligence, basic understanding of betting and a little bit of capital, you can make what is probably the easiest money of your life here.

    I’m not affiliated with this site, and have never even spoken to the owner before. Just fed up of reading criticisms from people with no understanding of the concept when he has actually literally taken the time to do all the work for you. I know this site is his business and he’s making money from the affiliates – but so are all matched betting advice websites – and I haven’t seen any others that go into the detail this one does so give credit where it’s due.

    I found this site 6 weeks ago and had never heard of matched betting. I made £1000 in the first week, and have made a steady extra income since. You won’t become a millionaire, but you can earn a very decent lump of cash for literally doing bugger all.

    If you are going to knock this guy at least take the time to UNDERSTAND the method, rather than just saying all the usual ‘gambling is bad’ BS. If you understand this method properly, you will realise it is essentially risk free.

    Would like to extend my gratitude to the author and anyone involved with the production of this guide. My bank balance is now two grand better off thanks to you guys.

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  9. Ferko Trnka

    12. Feb, 2016

    I don’t know if I’m right here but you cant withdraw the money what you won with free bets unless you re-bet them few times.

    Reply
  10. Scott

    19. Jan, 2016

    Temp jobs, retail in October, use food banks for food, govt jobs, use your local library for jobs, have an emergency fund, use coupons, avoid eating out, stop smoking, find labor jobs, stay in more, avoid movie theaters & use the library, get roommates, invest in a good education, never co-sign, eat less, beg, go back to school for money.

    Reply
  11. Mark

    11. Jan, 2016

    Hi. I am interested to try the Qmee. Do I need to make any payment before or while using the application? Are the rewards that I will earn through using the app can be converted to real money and use it?

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      11. Jan, 2016

      You don’t need to spend any money at all with Qmee as it’s free to use and earn money. The rewards can be taken out in real money.

      Reply
  12. Kayden

    09. Jan, 2016

    Thank you very much I will try some of these out.

    Reply
  13. Perseus

    27. Nov, 2015

    Hi Jake, really glad I stumbled across this site!! Gonna try them out now

    Reply
  14. anthony

    04. Oct, 2015

    This is a good tip to make money. id like the ebay one on selling old clothes i dont where. thanks!

    Reply
    • jerry

      04. Jan, 2016

      wear*

      Reply
  15. Jessica

    24. Sep, 2015

    I love the Ebay idea! Have so much old clothes, I don’t wear..

    Reply
  16. Tan

    24. Sep, 2015

    Face painting can be a good money maker. Have a stall at a market, kids parties, I know someone that has a regular contract at a pub every Saturday 2-4. Not a huge cost to set up, have a few designs kids can choose from. have glitter for the girls.

    Reply
  17. Jo

    17. Sep, 2015

    – Hey jake, I’m kinda struggling with the match betting, not really sure what to do

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      17. Sep, 2015

      If you are struggling to get to grips with it then it may be worth giving it a miss. Alternatively I would recommend reading this guide over and over until it makes more sense.

      Reply
  18. billz

    14. Sep, 2015

    try painting fence pannels for family of friends 10 pound a pannel quick cash

    Reply
  19. Jeff

    26. Aug, 2015

    this is all chump work. hard work pays off, this is good for those of you who are too lazy to find and retain a good job. Con artists like Jake and Owen are the guys who profit off of your stupidity. DO not listen to these mediocre methods.

    Reply
    • Jennifer

      02. May, 2016

      I think you misunderstand the point of this, it was probably created for those who are unable to work due to injury or anxiety and students who hardly have the time to work due to studying. Using these as a back up when they have a few moments of free time. Being a full time student having a job can be difficult to maintain.

      Reply
    • Beth

      06. Dec, 2015

      Jeff, what a D**k comment to make… It’s all well and good neg comm’ing others but we don’t see you giving any award winning advise… Are you 35 and still living with mummy by any chance hun??
      Good stuff Jake n Owen keep on keeping on lads!!

      Reply
    • Jake Butler

      27. Aug, 2015

      Thanks for the comment Jeff. Have you tried any of these methods? We think they work best on top of a job and would never suggest that these methods will make you a millionnaire or act as a job in istelf.

      From my personal experience I made about £3000+ from using all of these methods and it was a good return for some of my spare time when I was a student.

      I’m not sure I’d see myself as a con artist. If you think that helping people makes me one then you’re welcome to your opinion. 😉

      Reply
  20. Mike

    23. Aug, 2015

    I made 1k in my 1st month of matched betting, the sign up offers should cover over 1k easily. I have mates who gave up work to do matched betting and has been doing it successful over the last year and makes 3x as much money than what he was on. There are so many bookmakers online 50+ That offers come in daily, my inbox is always brimming with bookies trying to get me to bet!!! The key is to do something called mug bets, to keep the bookies sweet, although it’s not illegal they don’t like you doing it and if they get wise to your antics they cap your max bet!!!!

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  21. Matt

    28. Jul, 2015

    These are some good tips.

    Reply
  22. Oliver

    18. Jul, 2015

    I was looking into buying the Disney blue Rays, bam I and Cinderella. I was just wondering if anyone knew how long I will have to wait for the value to increase again?

    Reply
  23. Tom

    15. Jul, 2015

    Anyone made anything from selling lecture notes? I have stacks and stacks of law notes. Is it worth me typing them all up?

    Also, how much do they go for?

    Reply
  24. Haruhi

    06. Jul, 2015

    How about selling on the black market?

    Reply
    • Auri

      13. Sep, 2015

      As quick as the money is, i don’t recommend it, as it is illegal.

      Reply
  25. Paul

    03. Jul, 2015

    I did matched betting it’s a great way to earn risk free money. There’s always a but though. To do matched betting you need money to ‘lay off’ a bet. For example you might have to lay off £300 just to make £10. But this is guaranteed profit. You have to go round signing up to betting sites and then proving your identity when you want to withdraw. I did make around £200 but got bored because of the lack of decent sign up bonuses

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      04. Jul, 2015

      You do have to work for your money… like most things in life. But there’s very few ways to earn that much as quickly and easily as using matched betting.

      Reply
      • Daniel

        22. Jul, 2015

        yeah match betting here is not risky though.

        Reply
  26. pam

    02. Jul, 2015

    i love this,and i love you guys for coming to my rescue.

    Reply
  27. dj

    17. Jun, 2015

    Great site, Great tips & some of the comments made me LOL which is great, because I arrived skint & miserable, but leave informed & happy – Well done! :0)

    Reply
  28. Daniel

    31. May, 2015

    Looking for money and found painting house numbers on people’s driveway made a killing

    Reply
    • A

      24. Jul, 2015

      How many driveways did you complete in an hour and how much did you profit?

      Reply
  29. Robert

    27. May, 2015

    You ever see those donation bins for clothing. Well I used to work for a company doing it. Free clothing+ eBay= pure profit

    Reply
    • Richard

      11. Oct, 2015

      Dude that’s so Il legal that’s theft in the way those bins are for the charity to help in there cause. .lol.

      Reply
    • Morgan

      18. Jun, 2015

      First off, that’s just morally wrong. Those clothes are going to people who need them. Secondly, what would cause you to even begin to think that that is legal?

      Reply
      • Sarah

        12. Jul, 2015

        the clothes don’t go to anyone they just get weighed in and they get a cut the person gets a cut who collects very little ever makes it to someone who wants some clothese

        Reply
    • Friction

      30. May, 2015

      That’s illegal you jerk!

      Reply
  30. keli Bieber

    20. May, 2015

    Justin Bieber isn’t annoying

    Reply
    • Janelle

      31. May, 2015

      Yes, he is.

      Reply
  31. Danny

    19. May, 2015

    I have an idea of selling my own quotes I’ve made and if make up enough of them to create books of quotes of different daily or emotions quotes or poems I’ve always thought about it just never knew how to go about it

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      19. May, 2015

      This would be very tricky as there are a lot of people that do it. I would suggest putting together a publication and taking it to a publisher or putting it on Amazon as an eBook for people to buy. You’d then have to promote it yourself.

      Reply
  32. David

    13. May, 2015

    …Betting is evil

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      13. May, 2015

      Where is betting mentioned on this page? If you are referring to matched betting I would ask that you please read the guide first before making judgement. There is absolutely no risk meaning it’s technically not betting.

      Reply
      • michelle

        20. May, 2015

        Why do you think they give free bets away Jake? Do you really believe it’s because they just want to see people having fun, that they want to give you something for nothing? Or do you maybe think some people will be unable to stop and the companies will ultimately be able to make more money back than they have given away?

        Reply
        • Jake Butler

          21. May, 2015

          You are slightly correct. That is why we would advise anyone that feels they cannot stop after making their guaranteed profit to not go through with this.

          It’s worth remembering though that matched betting is not gambling. It’s a risk free guaranteed profit so it’s like comparing apples to oranges.

          You could say the same about companies offering free alcohol or free sweets etc etc etc. As adults we should be able to make the decision on whether we can resist the temptation.

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          • Cee

            02. Oct, 2015

            Jake … how naive are you to think that matched betting is not actually betting??

            Once invested for example £200 (max bet) so you have £400 … the company will not then let you use the £200 which was free for you to withdraw the £200 invested … so you essentially have to spend the whole £400.

            And there is no such thing as a sure win … for example … I challenge you to eat a large sugared jam doughnut without licking your lips … The majority of people would fail this challenge but there are occasionally a few that will succeed and you may be one of them – we dont know until the event happens.

            If I bet on you to lose (as per the majority) with my full £400 however your steely determination pulls through it would mean I lose £200 of my own money that I have invested… so how is that risk free and guaranteed to win?!? You are potentially misleading young gullible people into losing rather than making!!

            As for stating that as adult you should be able to resist temptation, or that they should know that they will become a gambling addict before even having a go … YOU are selling this as a no lose offer and I am sure there are fools out there that will believe you! All I am personally saying is that maybe reword your blog post ….

            Finally .. just a word of caution to all those looking for quick ways to make money … make sure you look at all the t’s and c’s of anything before signing up because generally if it something for nothing or short cuts there will often be pitfalls and consequences!!

          • Jake Butler

            03. Oct, 2015

            Hi Cee, I’m sorry that you’ve misunderstood the article and they way in which matched betting works.

            The definition of the word betting involves taking a risk or gambling. Matched betting guarantees a profit 100% of the time so therefore for the risk or gambling is taken away. This is why it is not betting.

            Let me take your jam doughnut example (I would always lick my lips haha).

            With matched betting you need to use the odds to calculate how much to bet on “not licking lips” and it never equals the amount that you put into the back bet. Let’s say that the odds of licking lips = 2.75 and the odds of not licking lips = 2.80 (the lay odds are nearly always higher).

            You would use your FREE £200 bet to say that they’ll lick their lips.

            With the calculations you would then lay £127.27 that they wouldn’t lick their lips (not the full £200 as you incorrectly assumed). You liability though (what you would lose if incorrect on this would be £229.09)

            If they lick their lips you get your winnings of £200 x 2.75 = £550 and then minus the liability and £200 free bet amount which leaves you with £120.91 profit after commissions etc.

            If they don’t lick their lips you lose the £200 (but this was free money) but you win your lay stake of £127.27. Minus the commission and it becomes £120.91 profit.

            You profit exactly the same amount NO MATTER what the outcome is. Therefore the only risk is human error and not following our instructions.

            As for “promoting” the betting sites, it’s something that we thought long and hard about. However, because we are showing students how to make money out of them with no risk at all we felt this was worth it.

            If we were to stop promoting things because of temptation then we would also have to stop promoting food (obesity), alcohol (alcoholism) and many other other things.

            I hope that you will re-read the guide and see that it is in fact 0 risk and everyone who follows the instructions is guaranteed to make money. You can also take a look at the Wikipedia page on matched betting for more impartial info.

            Thanks, Jake 🙂

  33. Dan R

    12. May, 2015

    Paidoffers is SCAM . You should remove it. They promise you 1000 $ in 10 minutes. loool.

    Reply
  34. Daniel

    02. May, 2015

    I have another way: invest in Lego expert £130-150 and after they have gone out of production a few years later they can go for up to £600

    Reply
  35. Zac

    29. Apr, 2015

    I have been using qmee for a while now and there has only been one search that has worked and that was the one advertised on the site.

    -Zac

    Reply
    • Beth

      06. Dec, 2015

      Wow…. How is everyone so judgemental? Do ppl just look for forums so they can bitch and moan at others? Jake is only offering advise on how to make money if you then take that to the extreme and get a gambling addiction for example then that’s your problem, your the idiot, he made money and then got out!! Grow up no one is forcing you to take the advise or fir that matter even read the damn thing!!

      Reply
    • paige

      21. Nov, 2015

      for qmee, surfing amazon gets me some good results

      Reply
    • Henry

      04. May, 2015

      just type in stuff like cheap holidays and kids clothes, always works.

      Reply
      • rj

        22. Sep, 2016

        does that really work

        Reply
      • Jem Collins

        05. May, 2015

        Though do make sure you don’t just search and click for money! We’ve found a that searches come up quite often in normal usage 🙂

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    • Jake Butler

      30. Apr, 2015

      Try other ones around that subject. It just takes a little bit of trial and error.

      Reply
  36. Carys

    10. Feb, 2015

    I think these tips were great. Thank you so much. This website’s amazing, I’m so glad I’ve discovered it.

    Reply
  37. Jordan

    06. Feb, 2015

    How exactly do you use your Amazon voucher? from TheOpinionPanel?

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      08. Feb, 2015

      … on Amazon.

      Reply
      • Amber

        21. Feb, 2015

        i know right, lol

        Reply
  38. Kevin

    05. Feb, 2015

    With match-betting, if you worked the system everyday, could you make sufficient cash by the end of, say, one week? What if you made multiple bets over a few hours each day? What kind of results could you expect? Lastly, if you kept doing this, would the betting companies eventually tell you to piss off if you’re consistently winning? I know there’s quite a few questions so, but if you could even shed a little light, that would be great! 🙂

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      05. Feb, 2015

      Hi Kevin, you can only use free bets to make a profit meaning that they’ll eventually run dry so you can’t do this forever. You can make anything up to £1000 from introductory free bets but then you have to wait for more offer in future (which are few and far between).

      Reply
  39. Kelli Parker

    02. Feb, 2015

    Hey Jake, thanks for all the information I and my daughter are trying to find ways of trying to make money like today…I know I have to do research, but what are other ways to make instant money other than a partime job do you have any other places, also Jake my daughter is a very good writer, she is in college right now what are and where would she be able to get info on writing or selling poems to businesses, as well is there another website to go to other than Amazon, my daughter just turned 18 yrs old.

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      03. Feb, 2015

      Unfortunately there aren’t many ways to make instant money. The majority of the ideas your daughter could use are listed on this page.

      There could be a potential for your daughter to use her writing skills although it is easier said than done as it’s a competitive market. She could look online for copywriting jobs or speculatively contact companies asking if they are after any content that needs to be written.

      Reply
  40. nightman

    01. Feb, 2015

    You could also sell an organ to old rich people………

    Reply
  41. Erika

    10. Jan, 2015

    Hi Jake. Just wondering on the Disney vault, does it have to be blue ray?

    Reply
    • lewis

      28. Apr, 2015

      no it doesent, i recently sold some of the original releases and made £120

      Reply
    • Jake Butler

      15. Jan, 2015

      As far as I know it can be any format but I would recommend blu-ray.

      Reply
  42. luke fleming

    06. Jan, 2015

    Hi just a question about the dvds how do you know these will be priced at this amount? How long exactly until this are out the vault and back to there original price. I could buy right now beauty and the beast for 24.99 how could i then sell this for 74.99?

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      06. Jan, 2015

      I don’t think that it would be a good time to buy Beauty and The Beast. There is no guarantee it will sell for £74.99 as that is just an example.

      Reply
  43. samila

    05. Jan, 2015

    Hi

    I tried Qmee.com. Unfortunately, it’s not working well as I imagined. It gives me opportunity to earn 10 p + 6p + 6p as soon as I signed up. After that it didn’t show even a single link. I tried both Google and Amazon.

    Please help.

    Cheers

    Sam

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      05. Jan, 2015

      Hi Sam, it heavily depends on what terms you search so can be a little hit and miss sometimes. It’s best not to cheat the system but try searching in multiple locations (eBay, Amazon, Google) and use terms like “car insurance” or “silver necklace” etc.

      Reply
      • samila

        06. Jan, 2015

        Hi Jake,

        Many thanks.

        Reply
  44. shelby

    02. Jan, 2015

    OMG these helped so much

    Reply
  45. Clara

    26. Dec, 2014

    Hi there!
    Great article, I loved it.
    Just a question… How do you know about the Disney thing (7)? I could buy these films now, but what if you’re telling us rubbish?

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      05. Jan, 2015

      Hey Clara, search for “Disney Vault” in Google and check out the Wikipedia page.

      We’d never publish anything on Save the Student if it wasn’t 100% legit.

      Reply
  46. ashwin

    27. Nov, 2014

    thanks for the tips 🙂

    Reply
  47. Carter

    11. Nov, 2014

    Have a hatchet or an ax get a choppin’ and sell some firewood for this upcoming winter

    Reply
  48. Jamie

    26. Oct, 2014

    “The best thing about it is that you can rip all the songs and films onto your laptop or external hard drive before selling them. This means that you are only really selling the plastic and artwork!”

    Sounds great in theory, but when you sell those CDs and DVDs aren’t you also selling the right of content ownership? If you sell the item, you shouldn’t retain any copy of it in any format, surely.

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      26. Oct, 2014

      That is most probably correct but we won’t tell anyone if you don’t 😉

      Reply
  49. harshda

    14. Oct, 2014

    the survey sites take a long time to make money
    i am on all the mentioned sites and still waiting for my money
    so if u r patient then go for it

    Reply
    • Jake Butler

      15. Oct, 2014

      Yer, you’re never going to be a millionaire overnight. It’s all about working your way towards the payout thresholds. You can make £100s a year though if you put in the work.

      Reply
      • Name (required)

        27. Nov, 2014

        yes you are corect

        Reply
  50. grace

    24. Sep, 2014

    I love this tips’ nice job here

    Reply
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