This cost of living crisis is making it much harder to run a creative business; here are five easy ways to raise a bit of extra cash.
If you are thinking about joining Monzo for your banking needs, I have a referral code for you. If you join with my link, we will both receive £5 when you use your new card for the first time.
Also, once you've joined you will also receive your own referral link to start raking in those £5 bonuses!
You can find my Monzo referral code here
It is an awesome bank, especially if you are neurodivergent like me; you can move your money in to pots for specific things and you can add money from another account without a card reader.
2. Nationwide referral scheme
Nationwide is one of the only banks in the UK that doesn't invest your money in fossil fuels, if you want to help combat climate change, vote with your money!
If you use the Refer a Friend scheme to switch your banking over to Nationwide, we will both receive £100 each! What's more, once you've joined, you can refer up to five friends a year. So you could make a further £500!
You will need to give me your details for this one, but only as much as you would give me as a customer shopping with me. Send me an email if you are interested.
3. Oh My Dosh!
Oh My Dosh! is a cashback reward site where you can sign up to free trials and get paid. I have received £18.50 just from signing up to the Amazon Prime Video trial and a handful of channels on there! So I got paid and got to watch some shows and films I don't normally have access to. You'll get £1 just for signing up with my link.
You can find my Oh My Dosh! referral code here.
4. Sell your stuff!
We all have a bunch of unwanted things hanging around our homes, have a lovely little clear out and sell your things to make some extra cashola.
Use apps like Depop and Vinted to clear out clothes and accessories and give them a second life with someone new. Passing your clothes on is as good for the planet as it is for your bank account.
5. Ko-Fi and Patreon
If you are running a creative business then you need to be on one or both of these sites, they are a really good way for your fans and followers to support your work and stay updated on what you're up to.
I especially love Ko-Fi, your supporters can "buy you a coffee" by tipping you with £3 or more and you can keep them updated on what you are creating.
You can also create a membership so that they can support you with a monthly contribution. I run a membership creating content around inspiring everyone to ignite their creative spark; I call it Lorelai's Art Room.
You can find my Ko-Fi page here.
And a BONUS sixth way: Sign up to a cashback website.
I use Top Cashback and I've already earned a little bit of money back on some necessary purchases.
Join Top Cashback here.
Check out another five income sources here.