Make money working from home

If you are housebound, retired or just like the idea of setting your own agenda and working from home, there are lots of ways of bringing in some extra cash.
Woman with laptopThere are lots of ways of making extra cash if you put your mind to it

Step one


Become a man (or woman) of mystery. If you love shopping and like the thrill of being undercover, becoming a mystery shopper might be the part-time job you've been waiting for.

Agencies such as, or can pay around £30 a day. However, some do pay in vouchers or in goods rather than in cash.

Step two


It pays to talk. OK, we all hate being phoned up on spec by market researchers, but there are ways to reap cash for your opinions.

Online surveys are generally quick and easy to fill in and can pay up to £4 for a few minutes of your time. See, or for details.

Alternatively, market research groups are prepared to pay up to £50 to people who are willing to spend a couple of hours at a focus group session.

Check your local listings for an agency near you, or try

As a note of caution, do not pay middlemen ‘membership fees’ for access to market research firms that conduct paid surveys. You can find those yourself by surfing the web for free.


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