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10 Ways to earn money FAST during Coronavirus

10 Ways to earn money FAST during Coronavirus

It seems that earning money online can become a bit of an obsession for some. Even before Coronavirus arrived in the UK and people were more desperate than ever to create an additional income from somewhere there were thousands of articles and blog posts out there in the vast expanse of the internet, detailing how you can earn some extra money every month. With all that knowledge and information just floating around it can be easy to become flooded with information sometimes it’s easier to have everything you need in the one place and when you need to get money fast the last thing you need to be overloaded with content!

It doesn’t matter if you are a stay at home parent, someone who is retired and looking to get some cash or maybe you are at University trying to find some online jobs for students. With Coronavirus around and everyone’s financial situations being up in the air people need more money than ever!

That’s why, right here, you’ll be able to find out how to earn more than just beer money so you don’t have to look at taking out a loan or credit card. It’s time to forget putting in hours of work in to get a marginal return, these 10 methods are the best ways to get you earning an extra income in the quickest possible time so before you know it you will be able to afford these New Woodbridge condos for sale.

Working from home, and working online is a booming culture and there’s no better time than now to start earning from the comfort and safety of your own home while we are all on lockdown. We’ve all heard how people have earned money online completing penny surveys or entering countless competitions in the hopes of winning a holiday to Spain, but those aren’t going to see you make the most of your time, and here at The Money Shed, we want to give you the best information possible to ensure that you get off to the best start. 

So buckle in and let’s see you how quickly you can make money online. 

Free share worth up to £100 from Trading212 AND Freetrade

This is quite possibly one of the easiest ways you can make money without even leaving your sofa.

Trading212 offer you a FREE SHARE just for signing up and making a £1 deposit. The value of the free share tends to be around the £20-£70 range and after 30 days you can just sell the share and withdraw the cash back to your bank account!


The 3 easy steps to follow are

  1. Sign up to Trading212 and deposit £1
  2. You will be allocated your FREE SHARE the next working day
  3. After 30 days just sell the share and then withdraw the money back to your bank account!

Make sure to check out our review of Trading 212 if you want to find out more information about them.


Freetrade is another company that offers the ability for you to get free shares just by depositing £1, again it’s extremely easy

  • Add your details
  • Deposit £1 (via Bank transfer takes an hour or two)
  • Get your Free Share (shows as a mystery share until it is revealed) 
  • Wait 7-10 days for your share to be revealed
  • Sell the share 
  • Withdraw Cash!

Curve Card – Earn £5 FREE

How to Get Money Fast - Curve Card free £5

It’s not so long ago that we introduced the Curve Card, an exciting new way to control your finances and by a FREE Curve Card today you will get £5 to spend wherever you want! No Catch!

For those who are unfamiliar with the Curve Card it’s basically a creative way to cut out those pesky plastic credit cards and debit cards and replace it with one single card and an app that holds all of your cards in one place.

You’re able to get cashback just by using your Curve Card at major retailers across the country, giving you something to look forward to every month. More importantly, you can use this link to earn yourself a free £5, so it’s definitely one of the quickest ways to earn money on the side

You can get back in control of your finances, creating budgets and seeing your spending habits straight away with instant notifications. It’s something that can come in handy with our ‘Buy now deal with it later’ mentality. 

There are a host of options and features that you’ll find come with a Curve Card so feel free to check out our in-depth article here if you want to find out more information about it. 

Grab £15+ with Plum

Another great way you can earn money from one of the smartphone money apps is via Plum. Plum offers a fantastic app to help you get a better handle on your money BUT also gives us the chance to make some extra money easily!


Plum offer the chance for you to refer your friends and family to the app and earn £15 for every 3 people. The amount of people you can recommend is UNLIMITED so if you do 6 you get £30, 9 you get £45 so it’s a fantastic way to not only help your friends be better with there money but also earn something yourself!

Transcribe Work – Fastest Fingers First!

Transcribe work

Transcribe work has been around since the days of typewriters. Over the years more and more of it has moved from the workplace to the laptop at home as companies have taken advantage of all that the gig economy offers and has realised that this is the sort of work that a lot of people can dip in and out of.

All you need to get started is a USB headset for your computer and then the work typically involves listening to an audio file on their platform and then typing up what is said. The main companies offering this sort of work at the moment are TakeNote which tends to be one of the highest paying ones out there, Casting Words and Rev and other ones to consider. It’s important to remember that some of the work can be quite technical (depending on the client) and others are literally typing up a phone conversation of a 1-2-1 meeting so you can end up doing quite a mixture of work.

Matched Betting – Taking the risk out of betting

How to Get Money Fast -  Matched Betting Money Shed User Comments

The term betting quite often puts people off. However, matched betting is far from the risky betting we try and avoid and in fact it’s a risk free way of making money from bookmakers. It is literally nothing but simple MATH! I actually came across it when The Telegraph and The Guardian covered Matched Betting in their newspapers!

Matched Betting is one of our favourite ways to earn money over at The Money Shed forum and you can easily see yourself raking in at least £500 per month. There are a few training sites out there who can show you exactly how to maximise the unlimited number of bookmakers offers to create you an additional tax free income. We have extensive In-depth reviews on the blog of the three main Matched Betting services which are Profit Accumulator, OddsMonkey and MatchedBets.

For those who are still unaware of what Matched Betting is, you take advantage of bookmakers Bet £20 get £40 in Free Bets offers and by following the guides provided by the training sites you can make a decent profit from every offer. There are New Customer offers as well as Reload offers, meaning you’ll never find yourself out of offers to complete. 

We’ve produced a Beginner’s Guide to Matched Betting which is over 7000 words and takes you through understanding everything and shows just how easy it is!

This is something that anyone can start doing, and you really only need a small starting balance to get going. Follow the guides and training and you could soon see yourself with a massive bankroll. 

Once you get the ball rolling, Matched Betting can be one of the quickest ways to earn money every month, you only need to check out The Money Shed forums to see how lucrative it can be, with many users smashing their monthly goals with Matched Betting month after month. 

I’ve personally made over £40,000 from Matched Betting and only ever put in £60 to start with and if you have any worries about this Matched Betting has actually been covered by the mainstream press

If you feel sports are not for you then it may be worth taking a look at our review of Bonus Accumulator which is their service aimed at people who just want to do slot / casino offers and covers around £3000+ of sign up offers to get you started!

Sell Your Stuff – Use Ebay and Facebook to make profits

How to Get Money Fast -  Advice for People Wanting to Set Up an eBay Account

This one is a classic. Selling your stuff online to make some money. And yes although selling your old bike or pair of rollerblades from your younger years might help bring in some short term cash, this isn’t going to change your life. 

I have often sold some of my old stuff on Ebay just to clear some space, but soon realised how lucrative online reselling can be, with hundreds of people viewing, watching and bidding on my items.

With the addition of the Facebook Marketplace and simplicity of the Ebay platform, you can easily make a nice income every month from doing a minimal amount of work. Once Covid19 is a thing of the past you will be able to return to charity shops and car boot sales so you can pick up some bargains and resell them onto Ebay and Facebook.

You can start this almost for free, by selling something that you have lying around the house you no longer need, selling it and using that money to start your reselling venture. 

This method of earning money quickly is very popular, with some people earning more doing this than a full-time job. It’s a great way to get started in the online selling world and will see you reap the rewards very quickly. You don’t need to sell your stuff on Facebook or Ebay to make profits, other sites such as Gumtree, Amazon and Pre-Loved have easy to use interfaces that make selling online a doddle. 

The Money Shed has some great information available on the forums and for those interested in earning money from reselling there are some invaluable resources there. 

This method of earning money quickly is very popular, with some people earning more doing this than a full-time job. It’s a great way to get started in the online selling world and will see you reap the rewards very quickly. You don’t need to sell your stuff on Facebook or Ebay to make profits, other sites such as Gumtree, Amazon and Pre-Loved have easy to use interfaces that make selling online a doddle. 

The Money Shed has some great information available on the forums and for those interested in earning money from reselling there are some invaluable resources there. 

Make Money from Your Unused Space

Save Money On Your Next Car

Who would have thought that your unused space could actually be a good money earner? People with extra space at home have been beefing up their monthly income (sometimes by as much as £760 per month) by offering a room or a garage for rent with a slight twist. They’re doing it for storage, rather than for live-in tenants. 

This makes sense during lockdown, where it’s not exactly the best idea to have strangers coming and going in your personal space. Offering the extra space as storage rather than a living space is a good way to bring in extra income without the added risk of potentially exposing yourself to the virus. With the right platform, contact can be kept to the bare minimum. I’m talking drop-off and pickup only.

Stashbee is one of the providers that likes this, as well as the idea of you doing as little as possible. They make getting a storage tenant easy by offering free listings anywhere in the UK. Potential bookings are managed online, and you can even see other listings to compare rates. 

Not to get too technical, but if your property is only earning from this type of rental this year, the first £1000 you make may even be tax-free (definitely look this up, as it’s pretty much free money back in your pocket).

It’s worth knowing that they also offer parking space rentals, which I can only assume involves even less in-person admin than a storage rental. You’ll literally be making money from social distancing and waving hello to your renter every so often. 

Sell Your Skills – Using People Per Hour, Upwork and Fivesquid

How to Get Money Fast -  earn from your talents

Every-one has a skill, even if you don’t think you have, dig deep and you’ll soon find out that you have a skill that you can use to make yourself some extra cash. 

Selling your skills online has become something that thousands of people have picked up on over recent years. Freelancers such as designers, artists and writers can sell their services on sites like PeoplePerHour, Fiverr and Fivesquid. 

These sites allow you to pitch and sell your services to millions of online users, with sites like Fiverr and Fivesquid giving you the chance to sell your skills for £5 or more. These can soon become an easy and quick earner as soon as you build some popularity on the sites. It doesn’t matter if you are looking to get into Data Entry Work from home or something more creative, the opportunities are all there.

There are a host of resources out there on how to maximise your listings, how to calculate your fees and how to gain repeat customers. The information is out there, you just need to use it in order to make a success. For instance, if you’re also a bilingual or a multilingual and you’re a pro at teaching, then you can sell your services on language tutoring platforms where you can teach english online. Make sure that you treat your skills as a business, this way you’ll be able to offer professional services that people will want to use time and time again. 

You might be thinking that you still don’t have any skills. Well I’ll point you in the direction of Fiverr, where people are selling their voiceover skills or even dancing to a customers choice of music, the possibilities are endless. In fact I actually paid someone $5 to create this little YouTube video for me many, MANY years ago!

These sites can lead to some long-term clients/customers so you could see yourself with a nice residual income coming in pretty soon. 

Earn from Research

How to Get Money Fast -  Respondent Studies

Survey sites can quite often get bad press from online money makers, and to some extent, that can be accepted. Taking surveys is one of the lowest paid, although perhaps one of the easiest ways of making extra money online.

Some easy to do Qmee surveys

Qmee is a great site to use if you are new to surveys! The site gives you the chance to earn not only from your laptop but also on your smartphone which means you can be earning money on the train ride into work! Qmee is unique amongst other survey sites in that they also offer other ways of earning money via offer paywalls or even just searching for terms in Google! There is also NO MINIMUM needed to cash out with Qmee. So you can withdraw anything you earn to your PayPal account INSTANTLY!

I’ve already mentioned that surveys don’t exactly get anyone excited, but sites like Prolific Acadmic are one of the best paying sites available to online users and you can make a nice additional income each month from completing these surveys. 

There are tonnes of other surveys sites out there, and although not all of them are as well paid but they can certainly lead to a little extra cash each month. is another that I would recommend as they offer extremely high paying research studies.

We’ve already discussed the uprising of smartphone task apps but you may want to take a look at some apps that are dedicated to survey takers. Apps like CuriousCat and OnePulse give you the opportunity to complete short and snappy surveys or even just answer a few questions, this is a very quick way of getting some extra pennies and can be completed before breakfast, during your lunch break or just before you go to bed and of course, there are more money making apps available out there worthy of space on your smartphone.

CashBack Sites – TopCashBack and QuidCo

How to Get Money Fast  -  Free Pizza QuidCo

There’s nothing better than spending your hard earned cash and getting cash-back a few weeks later. It’s like you’re being paid for spending your own money. 

Cashback has always been a good way of saving money on your purchases with many retailers offering cashback on almost anything you could possibly think of. 

Sometimes though, cashback can take a while to redeem and you could be left waiting for several weeks before you see the money in your account. The best way to use these cashback sites is to use the fastest paying cashback offers, meaning you won’t have to wait weeks to get your money back. 

I remember my favourite cashback offer in the past was the Free Pizza Offer with Quidco, where you could start your evening off right with free food via Quidco, it’s a no brainer, free food!

This is a great way of getting a little money, and by making sure that you check out their quickest paying offers, it won’t be long before you are seeing the money roll in. 

MicroTasks – Clickworker your way to some money

How to Get Money Fast -  Earn money by doing MicroTasks

Sometimes we don’t always have the time required to have a full-time online job, and for many, taking a few hours at night after work is all it takes to start earning an extra income from the comfort of their own computer. 

Microtask sites such as ClickWorker is an ideal opportunity for those who are looking for a little extra income every month but don’t have loads of time of their hands. 

Clickworker photo task

Clickworker is a site that gives you the chance to complete small, one-off tasks and earn some money in the process. These tasks can include transcribing short audio clips, collecting data from search engines and annotating images. The tasks are usually quick to complete and you’ll be paid for every task that you do. 

With Clickworker you can work whenever you want, there’s no long-term commitment. The tasks are really simple to complete and if you put your mind to it this could be a good earner for you. 

You can get started with Clickworker today and start earning money as soon as possible. 

There are other microworker sites available and just like other ways of earning money online, it’s always a good idea to diversify your portfolio.  

Review Websites with Intellizoom and TestingTime

How to Get Money Fast -  Be a website Tester

Sometimes when I tell people that you can earn money from reviewing websites, they just laugh at me. This does sound like a ‘too good to be true’ concept but there really are companies out there that you can work for, reviewing and giving your opinion on websites. 

One of these is TestingTime, a company that gives you the chance to earn money by sharing your experiences and opinions on products and services offered by other companies and businesses. 

Getting started with Intellizoom is really simple and all you need to do to get started is answer some basic profiling questions, just to make sure that you are paired up with the most appropriate tasks. Before you know it you’ll be reviewing websites for fun, giving your honest feedback to be able to better improve the products on offer. 

You can expect to make up to $10 per website review that you complete, all for just speaking your opinions out loud. 

This is an easy way to get paid and with money available in your account within 3-5 days, you’ll soon be able to save up for some nice treats. We are all good at sharing our opinions and experiences on social media these days so why not sign up and give your opinion and earn money at the same time. 

TestingTime is only one of a host of websites that give you the chance to earn money by giving your opinion on a website. I would also recommend that you check out IntelliZoom, a site that pays £10 for every 10-15 minutes that you record yourself giving feedback on a specific website. I’ve actively used this website for several months and have walked away with £100 each month, not a bad result from just giving my opinion. 

So, there it is, we have counted down the 10 best ways that you could quickly earn money from online. 

Get started today and you could be reviewing websites, getting comfortable with matched betting and using your smartphone to get extra cash. All of these methods have been tried and tested by thousands of The Money Shed users. We always talk about the importance of diversifying your income streams so should you choose to use these 10 ways of earning an extra income you could see yourself quickly bringing in over £1000 every month. 

Earning an income online is extremely important to some people being their only means of income and for others it’s a fun hobby to have after work, but rest assured these top 10 methods will make it so you can get money fast, meaning you can pay off your student loan, save up for a holiday or just treat yourself to a little something every now and then. 

The Money Shed has a wealth of knowledge available, with a massive online community there to help you get started on your money-making journey. Make sure you check on the forums in order to maximise your earning potential while we wait for Coronavirus to pass through and things get back to normal.

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