7 ways to make extra money while saving for a home

Saving to buy your first home can be a hard slog and while there are a number of saving tools and buying schemes to help you, you’ll always be looking for more ways to speed up the process. If you’re serious about making some extra money to help build up your funds, below are seven of many ways:


Get a loan

One way in which you can raise some extra money to put towards a house deposit is with a loan from CCP. The extra cash can either help you with the initial fees or will be useful to put towards key household essentials.

Sell your unwanted items online

We’re all guilty of hoarding those items that we believe may ‘come in handy one day’, but if you haven’t used your items for well over six months, it’s likely you never will. According to This is Money, a recent survey revealed that the average British household has £3,500 worth of clutter. Listing your items on an auction site like eBay is simple and quick, and you’ll be surprised at how your junk can prove to be someone else’s treasure.

Sell your skills or talents

We all have our own personal skills and talents so why not use yours to make a little extra money? Whether it’s writing articles, playing an instrument or teaching a language, put your experience to good use and advertise your services in the local newspaper or online.

Become a Mystery Shopper

Becoming a mystery shopper is a fantastic way of earning some extra cash whilst benefiting from a nice meal or even a hotel break at the same time! It can be fun, varied and often very flexible.

Start a blog

Blogging is hugely attractive nowadays; you get to write about something you love, work from home, and make money in the process! Companies are constantly seeking out bloggers to write reviews of their products and promote their services online and via social media.  It may take a while to build up your following and find your niche but once you do, it can be a fantastic little earner. You can start a blog about pretty much anything; lifestyle, travel and food blogs are on the rise.

Take part in a clinical trial

Don’t panic, this isn’t as daunting as it may sound! Some clinical trials are perfectly safe including sleep studies, psychological tests and taste testing. There are various research studies that are reliant on participants like yourself. One of the best places to look is on GPGP.

Sell your photos

You don’t need to be a professional to sell your photographs. All you need is a good eye and a fairly decent camera. There are a number of online agencies and stock photo websites that may be interested in buying your photos from you and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how many websites will be interested in using them. They don’t need to be of people either, the most basic of travel shots or everyday objects can be extremely useful.

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