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  • What sites could you recommend?
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  • Willing2Learn
    Willing2Learn Posts: 6,294 Forumite
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    edited 7 July 2019 at 7:10PM
    It would not be worth getting a new laptop in my opinion. You only have up to an hour a day available, and would only earn a pittance.

    But your other half though. The one who got made redundant. They could earn money from home by doing the surveys. My favourite sites are Prolific Academic, PopulusLive, Branded surveys, Ipsos i-say, OpinionOutpost and Panelbase, as they earn me the most money and/or are the most interesting surveys.


    Hope this helps :)
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  • scaredofdebt
    scaredofdebt Posts: 1,640 Forumite
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    It's not online but Mystery Shopping would probably fill the £100 a month deficit. Sometimes they have telephone based gigs, I managed to earn over £400 a month a few years back for 6 months or so. Get your other half to do that.


    Surveys may bring in £30 or so a month for an hour a day.


    Also look at Appen (online work), I worked for them for a year and made ~£300 a month for about an hour a day.
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  • mikep22
    mikep22 Posts: 1,529 Forumite
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    Hi folks
    In a nutshell, due to redundancy, we only have my wages coming in.
    My wages leave us -£100 after all the bills, food and fuel go out.
    Been making some of it back with swagbucks and instagc.
    I want to earn more though.
    Can anyone offer hints, tips, sites?
    I was also thinking about getting a small laptop to use at work during breaks.
    Is the £180 for the laptop worth it?
    Would it pay? Its an hour a day I can use it to earn extra cash. 5 days a week.
    Flc

    1) Read the MSE guide
    2) Probably not, depends on the laptop. If itll help you bring in more then that (depends on the specs) unlikely. A laptop at £180 trade in is probably going to be decent. Long term, you might well make that in 3-4 months.
    3) An hour a day surveying? No chance. I work full time, and I have my survey sites open all the time (and miss many due to my work) and I make £60-80 pcm. An hour or two a day? I think youd be lucky to make £5 a month.
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  • tonycottee
    tonycottee Posts: 1,331 Forumite
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    OnePoll, YourSayPays and OnePulse you can all earn from your phone. You're not looking at huge amounts but it all adds up.
  • I currently do 2 to 3 hours at night. I get 1 hour 45 mins break at work, the laptop would be more portable, and quicker. Would mean earning potential while at work and at home.
    The £180 for 2nd hand laptop from cex would mean prolific surveys.
    £100 is needed to breakeven. I want to earn more than that. If possible..i ahall read the post mentioned - if there are any others hints or tips. That would b awesome
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  • Bennettxoxo
    Bennettxoxo Posts: 137 Forumite
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    tonycottee wrote: »
    OnePoll, YourSayPays and OnePulse you can all earn from your phone. You're not looking at huge amounts but it all adds up.


    I've used Qmee quite a lot. Only downloaded the app a few weeks ago. Surveys pop up every few minutes on the app. I've cashed out £5 every few days for the last few weeks. You only get a small amount for each survey but it all adds up.


    I find OnePulse gives lots of questions but most are XP only. I've had about 4 or 5 that I was able to earn any money on. You can cash out at $5.
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  • tonycottee
    tonycottee Posts: 1,331 Forumite
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    I've used Qmee quite a lot. Only downloaded the app a few weeks ago. Surveys pop up every few minutes on the app. I've cashed out £5 every few days for the last few weeks. You only get a small amount for each survey but it all adds up.


    I find OnePulse gives lots of questions but most are XP only. I've had about 4 or 5 that I was able to earn any money on. You can cash out at $5.

    I've stopped doing XP pulses. I've done very well out of OnePulse. In fact, if you check the all time leaderboard, you can see me at 37 with this username!
  • Bennettxoxo
    Bennettxoxo Posts: 137 Forumite
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    tonycottee wrote: »
    I've stopped doing XP pulses. I've done very well out of OnePulse. In fact, if you check the all time leaderboard, you can see me at 37 with this username!

    So you are haha but you’re actually 36 haha!

    I’ve made about 60 cents today but that’s it. I only ever seem to get XP ones. Do I need to a decent level maybe to get more paid ones.
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  • tonycottee
    tonycottee Posts: 1,331 Forumite
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    So you are haha but you’re actually 36 haha!

    I’ve made about 60 cents today but that’s it. I only ever seem to get XP ones. Do I need to a decent level maybe to get more paid ones.

    I have disabled notifications for XP and only receive them for cash. You have to be really quick though as they can go within 30 seconds.
    I've hardly done any XP surveys over the last 6 months. At the moment, I receive 37 cents per Pulse.

    I don't think the number of paid Pulses you receive is down to your level. It's more likely down to what your interests are. And I've marked that I'm interested in everything!
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