We are really feeling the effects of the cost of living crisis. Many of us work full-time and struggle to make ends meet. It is clear that we need extra cash and have no energy to work anymore.
All well and good to read about second incomes, but the Tory papers force us to work harder. However, we only have one life. We already work overtime and have a need to rest and downtime. We wish there were a way to make money while sitting on our butts.
Ideas that require the least amount of energy
RENT A ROOM
A spare bedroom could be rented out for as little as PS7,500 per year. This is exempt from tax. The government’s Rent a Room Scheme allows you to let as much as you like from your home. You will need to determine what type of housemate you want, depending on how much space you have and your preferences. You could manage a permanent resident who uses the common spaces like the kitchen and living room freely? Would you rather have short-term visitors, who just need a place to rest their heads at night?
Advertise your room
Cover the entire UK These are the ideal platforms to advertise your lodger room.
Airbnb currently dominates the global vacation rental market. This is a great place to list your spare bedroom for occasional holidaymakers.
SELL YOUR JUNK
This is something we say a lot, but it works. You can make money in your bedroom and living room by clearing out clutter. Spend some time clearing out your home and selling the things you don’t need or want.
You might not think you have anything to sell. You might not think you have anything worth selling. But, look around and ask yourself: What have I missed in my years of collecting?
If it comes to second-hand household items, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. There may be collectibles that you have lying around that are worth some serious cash.
Plastic action figuresComicsFirst editions of Popular Books Children’s toys and Books
Check out our article on selling these types of items.
eBay: This online auction site is the best place to sell your unwanted items. Half-used perfume bottles and cosmetics that are only half-used will be sold. You can find our guide to selling items on eBay here. If you are looking to sell books, CDs, DVDs, and CDs through FacebookZiifit, we have some great tips. The free service scans bar codes from any book, CD or DVD, Blu-ray, or game and is available via the website or mobile app. It organizes and pays for any item collection and pays customers within a few business days.
Car boot sales are a great way to sell offline. A car boot sale is a great way to sell your stuff. To discover hidden treasures in your closets, drawers and attic, make sure to raid them.
Learn more about how to turn your trash into money at boot sales.
You can still have fun with a little bit of energy
The traditional “tupperware party” has seen a lot of changes over the years. Home selling events are where to shop for vintage clothing and skincare. You can host friends and family in your living room if you like hosting.
You won’t make any money as a host. You will however be able to enjoy discounts, free products and other special offers. The company consultant will assist everyone by guiding them through the available options and giving them the chance to buy whatever interests them.
If all goes well, you might become a consultant and represent a company. This could:
Allow you to host parties. You can put the commission you earn from sales into your pocket. This allows you to make money flexiblely – you have complete control over how many parties you book and when.
The company will assign you a mentor to help you learn everything you need about the product and the company that makes it.
The brand will provide you with training. As a Body Shop At Home consultant, you will be taught the ethical standards that the products promote. Fair trading, protecting the environment and anti-animal test are just a few of the principles. Ann Summers will teach you how to organize party games to tailor your event to your customers.
You don’t have to sell products. Your living room could be used to host a vintage clothing market, or – the latest in food – a themed dinner club. You’ll need your culinary skills and kitchen to do this. You could make a lot of money if you can imagine yourself cooking a delicious meal for a crowd. You might even be able to make a name for your self in the world of home cheffing.
LOOK AT YOUR OWN KIDS
Do you have children at home? You could add six more to make it a party! If your living space (and psyche) can handle it, you should! It could be a great way to make money if you’re confident in your living room (and psyche!)
Full-time childminders can earn between PS10,000 to PS18,000 per year. Childminders can make more as they set their own fees. You could charge between PS3 and PS10 per hour depending on your location and the amount of experience you have.
Pay levels are determined locally, not nationally. Pay levels are determined by the number and hours worked, the place you work, and how many children you care for. You will have more responsibility and experience the better you are. This translates into a higher salary.
As a childminder, you will need to:
Make arrangements to pay your own taxes and arrange for insurance costs like meals or buying equipment and toys.
SELL YOUR SKILLS
To teach yoga in the UK, one doesn’t need to have any formal training. Technically, anyone can charge their customers for a class from their living room. We wouldn’t recommend it without the right experience. And no, you don’t need to be able do downward dog poses. However, if you are skilled in a specific field, such as pilates or massage, still-life painting, street dance, or even pilates, you can pass your knowledge on to others and make some money.
The purpose of your living room should be met and the space must be well-equipped. Check out the requirements before you start setting up shop. Need pole dancing poles? Oder a pottery kiln. This will help you budget for your initial investment.
After you have determined what your service offering looks like, it’s time to advertise it. A shout-out could be done on Facebook, or you could stick posters in your local library. Targeting a local network is the best way to reach people who might not be familiar with a provider.
You don’t have to provide the service but you do have the space and it could be rented out to someone else. This is a great way to make some extra cash each month.
FIRE YOUR HOME AS A FILM STATION
Location scouts search for properties to use for film shoots or photo shoots. They can earn up to PS2500 per day. They may be looking for the perfect look in your living room or bedroom.
Sign up for an agency like:
Amazing SpaceLavish Locations The Collective
These sites will help you find work by registering your property. To inquire if they are interested in your property, you can also contact your local film commission or BBC locations.
You need to be relaxed if your home will be used as a set for a movie. It’s possible to have 30-40 people carrying around equipment. This can make your home very uncomfortable. You may need to leave the house temporarily. You might be interested in selling coffee to them. For example, night shoots could make it too noisy and lit for people to sleep. This might not be appreciated by the rest of the street. It could be a great way for you to earn extra money and perhaps even meet a celebrity.
KNITTING FOR CASH
Knitting for money can be a way to make a living, especially if you’re quick and skilled.
You can easily learn the basics even if your are a beginner. Aneta Patel will help you. You will learn how to cast on, knit and purl stitches, as well as how to cast off.
These basic skills will allow you to knit many things and then make a profit.
Learn more about knitting as a way to make money HERE
Do the IRONING
Ironing for other people can bring in as much as PS12 per hour. Does that sound appealing?
Ironing is something that most people avoid as much as possible. There are many people willing to pay you to iron if you have the knack.
Find out how to make money ironing.
Literally, while sitting on your butt
Do you like sitting in front the box? There are many ways to make your leisure time into a profitable business opportunity.
You can make money by sharing your opinions on TV programs.
If you’ve tried all our suggestions to make money in your living room or bedroom and had no luck (unlikely), then take a look at the back of your couch. Although it’s not going to make you wealthy, finding money that you didn’t know was there can help you get in the right mindset to take those rags and turn them into riches. Have fun hunting!
SURVEYS – SUGGESTIONS
Online surveys that pay you can make some extra money even if you aren’t in front of a computer.
You can fill out a few surveys online for money if you have some spare time during lunch breaks or an extra half hour in the evenings.
Paid surveys can be a simple and effective way to make money. Some online surveys allow you to win prizes.
Refer a friend to 1,000s of apps and stores. Referral programs are available everywhere. They offer cash discounts, credit, and other bonuses. This business combines social media and referral codes. This allows people to view all of their codes from one location. Click here to sign up. To stop spamming each other with codes, we all joined the MoneyMagpie office.
Create a free referral page to share your codes and links. You’ll be able to share your referrals with others so you can get more benefits.
It is quick and simple.
The Top 5 Ways to Make Money While Sitting on Your Back and with Minimal Effort from MoneyMagpie