After 4 months of earning, I’ve been genuinely surprised how much I’ve managed to earn online and through cashback.
Of course, Coronavirus hit back in March and I was unsure what kind of impact it would have on my earnings. Although I’m not earning as much in the way of cashback, there seem to be plenty of surveys around that want to know your thoughts on Covid-19, especially from the likes of Prolific.
Below is a breakdown of all money made for May (figures in brackets are my earnings for the year).
As usual, the bulk of my income has come from survey sites. Prolific has been the biggest earner, with IntelliZoom coming in 2nd.
I had a £50 payout from NewVista Live, my first for 6 months, so that was a nice bonus. I also completed a week-long group with OnePoll, which also boosted my earnings.
And focusing on Qmee rather than Swagbucks pushed me very close to the £100 mark. Although I still managed to reach £45 with Swagbucks.
IntelliZoom £169.44 (£592.79)
PanelBase £13.80 (£90.85)
Prolific £213.60 (£771.46)
Streetbees £26.40 (£120.80)
Swagbucks £45 (£195) (Amazon voucher)
Testable Minds £8.32 (£45.12)
Qmee £90.90 (£233.01)
OnePulse £16.40 (£73.11)
Branded Surveys £24.30 (£77.60)
Curious Cat £9.64(£56.46)
OnePoll £25 (£75)
YouGov (app) £3.25 (£58.40)
VYPR £5 (£10)
Valued Opinions £15
Focus groups (£145)
Action Insiders £20
Jupiter Panel £5
GFK – £8.50
Total: £769.55 (£2768.26)
There are various apps that reward you with money or vouchers when you scan your receipts. Still a fairly low return from this due to isolation. However, it’s starting to pick up as I gout more. Take a look at the best receipt scanning apps.
Total £10 (£134.64)
This month I went a little cashback crazy. As it was my wife’s 40th birthday and we were stuck indoors, I spent plenty online! Flowers and jewellery can earn you plenty of cashback! You can even earn it from Moonpig.
Take a look at the best cashback sites.
Amazon Credit Card £10 (£20)
TopCashback £63.91 (£167.53)
Quidco £0.38 (£0.38)
Total: £74.29 (£271.05)
MONEY FROM THE BANK
There are several bank accounts that pay you for having an account or give you cashback for certain bills. See my post on how to be paid by your bank.
Santander £6.56 (includes £1 fee) (£14.34)
Halifax £2 (£10)
Barclays £6.50 (includes £4 fee) (£32.50)
Total: £15.06 (£61.84)
SerpClix £10.15 (£20.95)
UTest £34.99 (review coming soon)
Total: £45.14 (281.70)
Please note, I have not included any income from matched betting in this report as not everybody is comfortable with taking part.