Five ways to make money in five minutes
Need to boost your income? Here are five things you can do in your tea break that can start you on the path to riches.
1) Get paid to write
If you're an aspiring travel writer, or just wish to share your travel experiences, SimonSeeks will pay to hear from you.
Write a concise, structured guide or review of somewhere you've been on holiday, preferably supplement it with a few photos and upload it. If it's accepted, they'll post it to the site for users to review.
The more people who read it, the higher its rating will be. And the more people who read the article and click on the advertising links, the more you're likely to earn. Make your reviews interesting, informative and pack them with tips and you could make a tidy sum.
And sign up to social networking site Yuwie which can actually pay you a percentage of its advertising revenue to use it. You'll get a page view every time someone looks at your blog or profile, and the more page views you get, the more money you'll earn.
2) Sell your photos
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Mario Testino, why not sell your work? Companies such as Alamy, Photobox and Fotolia allow you to upload your photos to sell. You will have to pay a chunk to the website provider but depending on how many you sell you could still make some decent cash.
If you have some free time on your hands and would like to earn a few quid, spend ten minutes registering with jobsgrapevine.
You can list any skills you have, from cleaning and cooking, to picking up deliveries and waiting in for the gasman. Like minded souls can get in touch and you can work out a rate between you.
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4) Complete a survey
And, while you're at it, get paid to listen to music by signing up to SliceThePie. You'll have to review random anonymous tracks you are given, and the pay is low (typically 5p to 25p per song) but if you're a music buff, it might appeal!
5) Rent out your parking space
Got an unused garage, parking space or driveway?
Sites like spareground.co.uk or parkatmyhouse.co.uk offer you the ability to rent out your parking space, garage or driveway. It only takes a few minutes to register and you can typically make around £100 a month in a sought-after location.
Check parket.co.uk to see what spaces are being let for in your area.
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