Earn money from home

Looking for ways to earn money from home that anybody can do? Or feeling a little more adventurous and willing to go out and about to earn even more?

Where to start?

There are many ways to earn money from home which I’ll cover in the blog, but for this page, I will be telling you a few of the easiest and possibly the most lucrative. Okay so mystery shopping isn’t strictly done just from home, but that is where you’ll find your jobs and write your reports.

I work 40 hours a week, have three children and spend time writing this blog. Yet, between doing surveys and mystery shopping, I am earning over £200 per month. If you have more time, and you’re willing to travel to mystery shop, there’s no reason why you couldn’t reach £500 every month.


There are plenty of survey sites out there, some pay better than others whilst some will send you free samples of products to try.

There are sites that will pay around 10-20 pence a survey. Not great you may think, but these surveys can take a few seconds to a couple of minutes, so ideal for people who just have a few spare moments throughout the day. These surveys cover a wide range of topics such as family life, TV and politics.

The majority of sites pay between £1-3 for each survey, lasting between 10 and 30 minutes. They generally ask about your thoughts on products and services. If you’re lucky, you can also qualify to be sent products to trial. Some of the things I have been sent include bagels, chocolate bars, toilet roll and kitchen roll. And not only do you get to use the products, you get paid too!

Many sites will pay you in cash, either via PayPal or through a bank transfer. However, some will pay in vouchers of your choice – such as Amazon or Love2Shop.

Mystery shopping

Like survey sites, there are plenty of mystery shopping sites out there. Another similarity is that the pay varies too, depending on where you go and what you do. Signing up takes more effort than survey sites. Sometimes there are tests with regards to comprehension and your English skills.OnePoll

At the lower end of the scale, you will be offered jobs at restaurants. These pay no more than £3-4, plus you get another £10 towards the meal. Not a great amount, but gives you a cheaper night out. At the top end, you can be offered tasks such as gaining quotes for car insurance or a mortgage. These paid £80 and £150 respectively. If you’re fortunate enough to be able to do a couple of these a month, you will be well on your way in your task to earn money from home. If you’re interested in reading more about mystery shopping, follow the link here.


Keep an eye out for software that can earn you money. MobileXpression is a tool you can download to your phone. It monitors your usage and you are paid in Amazon vouchers. Signing up and using it for a week will earn you a £5 voucher.

Bank account switching

This is far easier to do than you think. You can earn up to £150 from swapping accounts, and it usually involves very little effort. Plus you can find added benefits, such as increased interest saving rates and cashback offers. And you can always have more than one current account at a time.

Matched Betting

This is by far the best way to make some extra money. By using special offers from bookmakers, you can £100’s every month risk-free. You don’t even need to know anything about sport to do it. Find out more about matched betting.

The best ways to earn from home?

Two survey sites you must try:

Prolific (where I have earned over £100 in a month) and Panelbase which pays you £3 just for signing up.

Read my reviews on mystery shopping, which could earn you up to £150 each time.

Or take a look at switching bank accounts, which could earn you £100’s with very little effort.

I am constantly reviewing mystery shopping and survey sites, so remember to bookmark this site and to check back regularly.