5 Simple Ways To Pocket Some extra cash in 2020
By Jessica Truss | Published Feb 6, 2020
Here are 5 more super easy ways to earn cash or cash rewards while you’re lounging on the sofa, eating crisps and watching the telly.
1. Slash Your Overdraft Fees
With all the fees banks charge it’s easy to wind up in the ‘red’ toward the end of the month. And that’s not the worst part because your bank adds a penalty for being overdrawn.
Banks earn millions this way every year!
There IS a better way...
First Direct gives some a £250 0% overdraft which makes it a decent option for those stung by large, per-day charges. Above that, it's 15.9% EAR, though this is rising to 39.9% EAR from 14 Mar 2020.
If you switch to it you'll get a free £100, and an extra £100 if you later leave (though you must stay with First Direct for at least six months).
Switch and pay in £1,000+ within 3 months of opening your account to get the £100. It's also great for service, rated top or second for customer service in every bank service poll we've done.
Do a quick eligibility check before applying to see if First Direct might give you the overdraft you want, plus see our full analysis in the First Direct assessment.
2. Save hundreds on your energy bills in 60 seconds
Did you know that greedy energy companies are ripping us off to the tune of £300 or more every single year? With another round of price hikes just around the corner, it could be a brutal winter for millions of us.
For decades there were hardly any options as greedy energy suppliers raked in the cash. Then one company showed up on Dragons’ Den and is changing everything…
Look After My Bills co-founders went into the Den and wowed the Dragons - walking away with the BEST deal in the history of the popular TV show.
The concept of Look After My Bills is simple: you sign up just once, and the service finds you a great deal (and switches you to it) every year.
And the best part is, Look After My Bills is FREE! They are helping over 200,000 households avoid the energy rip-off this winter.
3. Enjoy Train Travel For Less
If you regularly use the train you could save some cash with a Senior Railcard.
You must be over 60 and you can apply up to two weeks before your 60th birthday. The railcard costs £30 for 1 year slashing a third off fares. That could potentially save you an average of £125 a year.
What could you do with an extra £125 or more?
4. Caravan Sitting Idle? Earn Up To £30K By Renting It Out!
While it’s great to own, there are more productive (and profitable) ways for your caravan to pass all that idle time when you're not using it.
With Campanda you can earn up to £30,000 a year by renting out your caravan when you’re not using it. Seriously.
It costs nothing to post on their marketplace and people who want to rent can connect with you there. It’s kind of like an Airbnb but for caravans.
It's 100% free to use the service, so there's no worry about getting hit with a fee while your listing is active. Campanda only makes money when you do, so after your listing is booked they’ll take a small portion to keep the site up and running.
If you've financed the purchase it could be a great way to make it pay for itself! Since it’s free to list, just add your make and model and Campanda will show you how much you can earn this year.
5. Get Paid To Play Video Games
If you love playing online games, why not make some cash?
Mistplay, is an app that lets you try new games and earn points redeemable for gift cards like Amazon, VISA, PlayStation Network, XBOX Live, and more.
All available free games are listed so just take your pick and try them out! The more time you spend on each game, the more you earn.
You’ll only get paid for playing games if Mistplay is running so be sure to always allow Mistplay to install new games on the app.
REMINDER: People are saving £300+ a year or more on their energy bills
Latest statistics show that at least 60% of households are getting ripped-off by their energy supplier.
Look After My Bills is putting a stop to that with their free service. You sign up just once, and they’ll switch you to a great deal every year - saving you £300+ in the process.
The service is rated “Excellent” on independent review website Trustpilot with 7,000+ reviews.