5 ways to make money fast and easy - part 1

We love money making ideas and here are five ways to make money fast and easy.

1. Be paid for your opinion – online surveys
This is a sporadic and relatively small income but it’s low effort and you’ve nothing to lose. It’s a great way to make quick cash from the comfort of your computer but make sure you NEVER pay to join a site or reveal your credit card details.

For maximum earnings, we recommend that you setup a separate email account (so your personal one doesn’t get flooded with survey related emails) and then register for free to all of them. For example LightspeedToluna, Opinion Surveys and GlobalTestMarket.

2. Enter competitions
Entering competitions of course isn't guaranteed by any means of generating money, but as the old saying goes "You gotta be in it to win it!’ Your chances are often a lot better than you’d think, especially entering competitions on smaller websites. Competition websites such as 'Prime Prizes' is free to join and has plenty of fantastic goodies up for grabs, including luxury holidays abroad, hampers, shopping sprees and more.

3. Payday Loan
One way of securing short term cash is via payday loans. If you're desperate for something to ease your immediate troubles this could be a temporary solution, as long as you do your research.

4. Switch your current account 
Some banks will pay you to switch accounts, for example switch to a First Direct 1st Account and they will give you £100. What’s more, if you’re not happy after 6 months, First Direct promise to help you move banks and pay you another £100 for the inconvenience. In the words of First Direct, ‘That’s £100 if you like us and £200 if you don’t.’ Easy money!

5. Got an old or broken mobile?
Did you know that you can be paid to recycle your mobile phone? It’s an easy way to make money and good for the environment, too! Depending upon the make, model and condition of the phone you could earn anything between £1 and £200!

Other ways to make money fast and easy include selling old stuff you've collected over the years on Ebay or at a local car boot sale. Any other ideas of course are welcome by commented below and we will include them in part 2.

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