Most people nowadays have a side hustle, something they do to earn a little something extra, and this is especially so when it comes to bloggers. Whether you’re doing the odd collab post and getting paid, doing blog designs or taking photos for other bloggers. Us blogging types are the masters of the side hustle. I myself used to do blog designs, I still do the odd collab post and I work with some brands on a freelance basis for content or photography.
I also have other ways to bring in some extra makeup money, sometimes I can make a decent amount and other times I don’t put much effort in so earn nothing. I use various sites to either complete surveys for cash or apply for freelance one off jobs doing anything from copywriting to social media management for others.
As the side hustle is the new way to pay for gin and makeup I thought I would share the top 5 sites I use to keep me in gin and lipsticks. Oh by the way, for the 2 survey or task sites I would set up a new email address as signing up to offers will mean a whole lot of spam, so definitely make a survey email address to us.
Oh another thing, this isn’t sponsored but there are affiliate links so if you do sign up I get a little bonus.
This is a fairly good little earner, and so far after a few days of doing one or two ‘cogs’ I have already earned over £80. The premise of 20 Cogs is that there are 20 cogs which each represent a task for you to complete. The tasks can range from signing up to Graze & registering for a free box to taking a survey. Each task gives you a different pay out amount, so for example the Graze box might earn you £12.
If you don’t want to do one of the tasks you can swap this out for an alternative one. When you have completed a cog it will turn Amber to show it’s been tracked then green to show it’s confirmed. Once all your cogs are green you can withdraw your money. I have yet to withdraw any money, but I have read that it’s quite a quick process done via BACS transfer, however some cogs can take a few weeks to track correctly.
A lot of the tasks aren’t that time consuming but one or two are. For instance I completed 6 cogs whilst on my lunch the other day, so it’s no great hardship especially if like me you eat your lunch at your desk.
Be warned though that some cogs may ask you to sign up to William Hill and deposit £5 for instance but you’re rewarded £30. However if you aren’t prepared to do that you can just swap this cog task out for another.
You can complete surveys for cash to help pad out your purse a little. However I don’t do too many of these so cannot recommend one particular site, however the linked site at the start has lots of helpful resources and info on the best ones available.
People Per Hour
This is a site where people post jobs they want completing, and you can post jobs you’re willing to do, called Hourlies. So for example you can go to the People Per Hour posted jobs & apply to do peoples social media jobs such as tweeting, or maybe peoples writing jobs. I have bid for quite a few and had a couple of successes. If you have a good skill set like Photoshop or excel you’ll do quite well here.
The hourlies are where you post what you have to offer. So, for example I have a few hourlies posted saying I will write SEO friendly content at £20 for 500 words (not on my blog, it’s for them to place on a site). I also offer photography services on there too. So again, if you have some decent skill sets you’ll do quite well.
As a side note blogger jobs such as fashion photography or people looking for full day shoots are becoming quite popular on there, especially in London.
I am fairly new to this site too, but so far so good. It’s a bit of an everything style site in that you can earn ‘swagbucks’ for completing tasks such as using their search platform, watching some videos, answering a poll question. Your swagbucks can then be redeemed against vouchers for the likes of PayPal, Amazon or John Lewis – so it’s not exactly cash money but you can buy gin at JL so I’m happy.
You need 170 Swagbucks to earn £1 but a lot of tasks offer decent rewards, plus you can get swagbucks as a reward for using their ‘cash back shopping’ features.
Phew, all done. There we have my current 4 most used ways to line my pockets with that little bit extra. It’s a great way to make a little extra on your lunch break or whilst watching the soaps on an evening.
Do you have any sites you have a side hustle with?