Here are five more ways that you can earn some extra money on the side to help fund your creative business.
(Check out the first five here)
Survey websites like Panelbase and YouGov are a great place to earn some extra funds; sign up for an account and they will email you with surveys.
Panelbase pays around £1-£2 per survey; any survey you get screened out of gives you an entry in to a monthly prize draw.
YouGov awards you points to learn your opinions on important topics and once you reach 5000, you will be sent £50.
While these won't give you money straight away, they build up quite easily.
2. Receipt scanning
There are a few receipt scanning apps that will pay you to scan in your shopping receipts, I am currently using HuYu for my supermarket receipts; they award you points and once you reach 500 you get £5.
Plum is a savings and investing app which I am really excited by; you can set up rules for it to automatically put money in to your savings. It analyses your monthly spending and works out how much it can pop in to savings without affecting you. You can easily withdraw that money if you need to. It also looks like a great way to start investing because we should all be learning how to invest to really vote with our money.
You can also refer your friends and family and receive a nice little bonus.
My Plum referral code is here
4. Transcription services
You could get a flexible side hustle in transcription services and get paid to type up audio transcripts. I have applied to Rev.com, wish me luck!
5. Consumer panels
Back when I lived in Reading, I used to take part in consumer panels to earn some extra cash; I saw a friend's Facebook post about being paid £10 to eat chocolate and I was in! You join their database and they will call you up to invite you to test out some products, usually food or drink, and give your opinions. My favourite was being paid £65 to drink prosecco before a night out!
The only one I know of at the moment is Sensory Dimensions, based in Reading and Nottingham.