3 ways to make money from home this year

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Caroline Stronkhorst in Making Money

Last updated: 27 January 2020, 10:44 GMT

Making money from home may seem like a far flung dream but it doesn’t need to be. There are so many adverts for schemes on how to make money from home that look dubious at best! With this in mind, we have done a roundup of 3 ways you can make money from home this year and not get stung.

Virtual Assistant

Personal Assistants are no longer the reserve of high-flying bankers. More and more small businesses are making use of our connected world by hiring virtual assistants. These roles are typically freelance, work-from-home opportunities that deal with admin work such as appointment booking, diary management, payment reconciliation, invoice chasing, data entry and so on.   

Business owners benefit from the services of these remote team members because they don’t need to pay for office space and other overheads that come with having an in-office assistant. As a virtual assistant, you would benefit from the flexibility to work from home at hours that suit you! 

How much can you earn? Well, the average hourly rate for a virtual assistant in the UK is £25/hour. If you can get yourself setup with regular work, there is a lot of money to be made from home!

Finding clients is crucial and that is why it is advisable to specialise. Lean on your previous experience or interests to find a company that you can add value too. This industry insight will give you the edge when it comes to knowing where the business owners network and read. A key to getting clients!  

There are more and more agencies popping up that connect businesses with virtual assistants so a quick Google will help you get on the books and get earning. It’s can be hard work but there is a lot of money to be made from your own home!



Your opinion is valuable. Companies pay lots of money for feedback on product launches, marketing campaigns and much more. There are plenty of reputable survey sites that will match you to relevant campaigns. Factors used to determine if you are good fit include:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Location
  • Household Income
  • Family

All of the data is anonymous so you don’t need to worry about your personal information being used or companies starting to contact you with marketing material!

Once you complete a profile, survey sites will email you when you qualify to take part in a survey. You will be able to get an estimate of how long it will take to complete and how much will earn. Look like it’s worth your time? Click accept and you’re in!  

So the big question… how much can you earn? Some dedicated survey participants report they earn over £800 a year! Find out more about success stories and the best paying sites on these forums.


Earn from the ads

Make money just from browsing the internet! You can add Gener8 to Chrome at the click of a button and start earning immediately. The browser extension simply replaces ads on websites with their own; you won’t even notice!

Each ad you see gives you “tokens” that you can then spend in their portal. You can see how many tokens you have earnt and what you can spend them on in your dashboard. Whether you want to donate £5 to charity, get a Google Chromecast or £10 Amazon voucher, the rewards are super and quickly add up.

The beauty of this money making hack from home? You don’t need to do anything differently to start earning!