Any good ways to earn a little extra cash (legally)

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by emanymton, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    No licence apart from anything else.
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  2. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Food critic
  3. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Mechanical Turk, is closest to what I am after, but apparently average pay is about 1 Dollar an hour! And it looks like I would have to spend it on Amazon! I might have a play with it at some point. But I might have something in the works.
  4. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Do you have to pay for the food?
  5. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I think when you get a good reputation, the publications your reviews appear in will pick up the tab.
  6. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    When :(
  7. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    dunno if it's dodgy or not but you can do it all yourself if you put a bit of time researching it and save yourself thirty quid.
    it's quite boring to do as you have to keep opening bookie accounts and doing the maths and there are a few pitfalls. also there is only a limited amount to be made. you could probably get a grand or two if you stuck at it and worked it well
  8. Wolveryeti

    Wolveryeti Young Lethargio

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  9. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    This sort of thing isn't a bad idea. I spend 2 hours a day sat on buses. I could probably do these on my phone and earn a couple of quid a day.
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  10. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Have you ever considered writing a book?
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  11. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Ah that answers one of my other question. There is point where this stops working then? I was thinking that might be the case.
  12. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Yes, but that's not really a way to make a little extra cash a month. More spends lots of time writing to make precisely nothing in the end.
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  13. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    once you've done them all there's none left to do. there are a lot of them though.
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  14. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    If you're in London you can make some decent spare cash from pub quizzes - no not from answering them (even if you're brilliant you'll never make much that way) but by being a quizmaster and asking the questions. I know a company that runs quizzes all over town and they pay pretty well (no tax either). PM me if you're interested and I'll tell you more.
  15. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Shame you don't drive a car because you could have delivered fast food.
  16. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    emanymton do you have any reasonably well-off mates who hate ironing or mowing the lawn, that sort of thing? People with a couple of quid to spare are often happy to farm out their menial jobs on a casual basis.
  17. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    They're quite time consuming for the rate of pay, but are mindless and easy to do. I do ipsos and earn £5 -10 a month in Amazon credit and YouGov and make about £50 once a year. I could earn a little more but not much more with these two. I've never stuck with any of the others long enough to earn anything.
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  18. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    +VAT, so it's about £31 or something weird.

    Kinda, log into the site first, read the FAQs, but essentially as in the video tutorial above, the only real things you need to do, is click the 'get a bet' and 'get a free bet' buttons, when you click those buttons.....

    As above quote

    Yes, you'll need about £100, let's say the first offer is sign up and bet £10, and get a £10 free bet when the first bet has settled. So you need to deposit £10 in the bookie, but you'll also need to do a lay bet (a bet agaisnt what you've just bet on) at a betting exchange. Betfair is the one used as it's easier for newbies and there usually more money in the exchange (an exchange is just people like me and you, giving odds on something, and setting the odds ourselves, however for the bet to be taken, someone needs to accept it, which is kinda what we do, so when we do the lay bet at odds as close to what the original bookie was advertising, we ourselves, are becoming a bookie. This is where you need to cover your liabilites thou, if the bet was at 4/1 then you'll need £40 in the betfair account to cover it. So if the bet wins at our bookie, £50 ends up in our bookie account, (our stake is returned and the winnings) if the bet loses at the bookie, you end up with £50 in your betfair account (you get you're £40 back, and you gain the £10 the other person lost) The only money you lose is the betfair commission, which is 5% and anything between 1p-£1 depending on how close the betfair odds were to the original bookie odds, but for bonus bagging it will pretty much always send you something where the odds are practically the same)

    You repeat the process with the free bet, which is money the bookie has now given you for free, but at higher odds, with the goal to keep between 75% - 80% of that free money, so it's a £10 free bet, you'll make about £8 profit.

    Rinse and repeat with all the bookies, he'll give you the easy ones first like above, bet 10 get 10, then eventually you'll build up the kitty to do the 365 bet 200 get 200, which is why you then need the liabilites in your betfair account to cover that 200 bet, at 5/1 you'll need about £800 in your betfair account incase the bet wins into 365!

    Bonus Bagging is just the signup offers, yes, the main site is kind of misleading, it opens the door to doing continual offers, once you sign up to bookie accounts, you'll get promotional emails of them (so you may want to create another email address purely for the sign ups as they will send marketing material to you) however many will send you reload offers, so you get more bet £10 get £10 free offers etc.

    THe regular emails will be to entice you to sign up to his other products, profit maximiser, which gives yet more signup offers, and continual offers from the bookies as well as no lag odds matching software, to make the whole process quicker than trying to find odds yourself for when you get those reload offers or try to hit free bets from offers such as you're horse placing 2nd, but that's more advanced stuff once you get past sign ups, sign ups are easy!

    The system works, and he does offer a money back guarantee, if you don't get on with it, just ask for your money back. I'm totally with you that the site looks dodgy, I thought this myself, and only did it because I trusted a mate who also said he'd done it and that it works. It does, you'll make about £500, but once you're done with the signups, that's about it from bonus bagging, you won't make £500 a month, he's basically hoping you'll get the bug and want to carry on and sign up to his other products.

    For sign ups, 30 mins per each one tops, you'll probably only want to do 2/3 a day tops, my advice would be don't start a new one until you've fully finished the one you're doing. Then move onto the next one, keep a spreadsheet (I think he offers one in the FAQs) to keep track of where your money is, if necessary, wait 2/3 days for the money to withdraw from one bookie back into your bank account in order to move onto the next, don't leave yourself out of pocket!

    You won't break even, you'll make money, it can seem a slow process at first when you're just making £8 here and £8 there, but it all adds up and it soon gets bigger once you move onto the £30, £50, £100, £200 offers.

    This isn't something you'll make money off all the time, if you move onto profit maximiser, then yes, you can make £50-100 a week, even more, if you put the effort in, but be prepared to lose your weekends as it will be heavily weekend focused around football and more popular horse racing meets, and if you have the balls, casino offers. (which I don't have the balls for, I prefer the sports model of knowing i'm only losing pennies if i don't hit a trigger)

    Also even that loses it's low dangling carrots after a while, because as I said before, the bookie will eventually see a pattern to your bets and just 'gub' you (ban you from offers) although of course, if you have family members and they are willing to share some personal info with you for say you offering them 25% of what you make (I don't condone this, and only do it with people you trust, after all, money will very quickly bring out the real dick in people, and also ideally you need a separate device to what you originally used, and if your internet connection rarely ever changes it's IP address (Virgin Media perfect example) a seperate way of accessing the internet, you could do all the sign ups again using the knowledge you have gained. It's easy money!!)

    Hope this helps.

    This site may also help explain things:

    Oh one last bit of advice, make sure you're on the voting register, as they use this as soft checks for ID, if you end up with a lot of money in a bookie account and withdraw it, they will ask you to confirm your ID, which will usually involve a photo of the bank card (front and back hiding either the last or middle section of numbers) and a selfie holding up your passport/driving license.

    If you've ever had a gambling problem, or think you'll stray from the back/lay method, this is not for you. You need to be disciplined to stick to the rules.
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  19. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    You don't need to sign up to any emails so long as you (a) are willing to research the bonus bets out there for yourself, and (b) are capable of calculating which bets to lay.

    The bonus bagging thing is genuine. Nobody can make much from it though, because there aren't that many bonus offers out there. But £100 a month seems entirely doable to me.
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  20. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

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  21. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    Oh god. Do you know any teachers? In fact, where do you live? End of year test paper marking and similar. For younger kids -- needs no specialist knowledge, just good basic literacy and a supply of red pens. My friend pays her daughter to do hers.

    Seriously, I have reams of this shit to do over the summer. Would gladly pay someone.
  22. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Exam invigilation is another good one, but obviously doesn't fit in with a regular 9-5 mon-fri job.
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  23. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.

    For what ,Batman or Barman. Barman wages is pretty standard.
    The Batman one is more difficult. Batman's partner always wants half...the robin bastard.
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  24. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    A batman is a butler.
  25. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    But you have to be an officer to get one.
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  26. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Manual labour :eek:
  27. pianistenvy

    pianistenvy Won't Wash Out

    Focus groups usually pay £30 - £50 a pop, but you need to go to a Central London location and the session is about 1 - 2 hours. Here's a few worth a try:
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  28. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    Not if you skip the actual visiting the restaurant bit and just copy & edit recent reviews off Google/Tripadvisor.
  29. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Yeah, I do youguv. There just aren't enough for you to really make money of it.

    I've been having a play with vivatic, I picked them because all the rewards are cash, that you can transfer to PayPal. So far I've made £2.80!! But £1.90 of that is just from signing up completing my profile and so on. One problem I have found is that you waste quite a lot of time by starting one and then getting told there is no survey for you to do.

    Still they are straightforward enough I could do them on the bus while listening to music, or even when casually watching TV. It might be possible to make a couple of quid a day this way. I might try it for a bit and see how much effort is needed.

    Looking at this and things like the mechanical Turk, it's ok for me just looking for a few extra quid to manage a some little things I couldn't really justify otherwise. But there are people out there whose sole source of income is shit like this. Really is a fucking horrible way to live.
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  30. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Yes I get that, but to be honest paying £30 doesn't seem a bad deal if it takes a lot of the work out of it and you can make a grand or more. Especially for people like me who know nothing about betting.
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