How to earn money and rewards
Discover easy and quick ways to earn money and rewards with our offers at Save the Student. Browse the best ways to make money online, through surveys and searching, plus find out how to earn rewards with old receipts.
Sign up to survey sites
Survey sites offer an easy way to make money without even having to leave your student accommodation. You can get paid up to £800 a year for sharing your opinions on a wide range of topics.
Some surveys only take a couple of minutes to complete – others will take longer, but the extra time required will be reflected in the pay.
Take a look at our guide to the best paid online survey sites to find out which one might be a good fit for you.
Discover the best money making apps
Tasking apps are a quick and easy way for students to earn extra money. They work in a similar way to mystery shopping, but you don’t need to buy anything. Usually, you’ll just need to take a look around and answer a couple of questions or take a photo – for example; you might be asked to check signage is correctly displayed in a shop.
The pay for these tasks is pretty good at up to £10 per task, and though you won’t be able to make a full-time job out of it, you can treat yourself to a few drinks.
Get paid for searching the web
How many times a day do you search for something on Google? Well, you could be getting paid almost every time you do!
We’re not talking mega-money here, but with browser add-ons like Qmee, you could earn a 15p reward each time a sponsored ad shows up in the search.
Use your social media skills to earn money
If you’re an avid social media user, you might be surprised to find that you don’t need to have thousands of followers to earn money. Big brands have big budgets when it comes to sponsored posts, and though pay depends on the number of followers you have, you could receive anywhere between £40 and £2,000 per Instagram post. That’s not to be sniffed at!
You don’t need to be in the Love Island line-up to earn money from social media. Some students successfully boost their income with studygram accounts, where they’re paid to post their revision notes!
Swap your old receipts for rewards
Unless you’re using them to get cashback offers, you probably throw your receipts in the bin – but you could be swapping them for rewards like free PayPal credit or Amazon vouchers. It’s as simple as downloading an app and taking a quick photo.