5 Easy Ways to Make Money in 5 Minutes

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Is it easy to make money in 5 Minutes?

Yes it is!

But the reason we don’t is simply lack of knowledge or laziness but what I’ve learned now is consistency is key in all aspects of life and small steps add up.

Here are 5 Easy Ways to Make Money in 5 Minutes!

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1. Surveys

I love a good survey and I admit I’ve gotten a bit lazy in doing these but I’ve talked about Prolific and this is one of the best paying Survey sites I’ve tried.

You won’t get surveys all the time, but when they do come into your inbox get on them quick as they do fill up quickly and they’re well paid.

Even a few pence adds up over time and they’re nice to do between adverts when watching TV.

Related: Prolific – Make Money From Your Opinions

2. Receipts

Taking pictures of your receipts and uploading them to an app sounds dodgy but I promise it’s a very quick, easy way to make money in 5 minutes.

I’ve been using Shoppix for a long time now and many people who use it regularly have made so much money in Amazon vouchers, iTunes Vouchers, Love To Shop Vouchers or cash via Paypal (although Paypal will take a cut of this).

I made £10 in Amazon vouchers last year but haven’t been consistent again, so I need to get back on this myself.

Related: Make Money By Taking Pictures of Your Receipt with Shoppix

3. Job Spotter

I found out about this app via Emma Drew and she goes into much more depth about it, but it’s an app you download to your phone and as you’re out and about if you spot a vacancy, you can snap a picture of it and the storefront and you will be rewarded with points that you can turn into Amazon Vouchers.

I did this for a while but personally always forgot to do it and in my small town there’s not many jobs going but it’s a great way of making some cash if you live near a busy high street.

4. Ebay/FaceBook/Gumtree

OK so these aren’t necessarily in 5 minutes but you can use 5 minutes to do some research on what kinds of items are selling and then spend some more time putting together the listings.

Facebook is the only one that is free but relies on you having a Facebook profile, so make sure your profile and pictures are all on private otherwise someone may try and make good friendship with you OK?

eBay has been the most reliable for me and I’ve personally not had great experience with Gumtree but do check them out if you want to sell things to make money.

5. Advertise a Skill

This is one of the best and most consistent ways to make money. If you have a skill in something whether it’s taking the perfect selfie, social media, wood work, organising, cleaning etc then you can advertise your skills online and make money!

Sometimes this will take more than 5 minutes in research but it’s a great way to make a consistent income along with all the other tips I’ve shared.


In conclusion, I hope I have given you some quick tips to get started on making money consistently this year.

Do share with me in the comments your money making tips and tricks!


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  1. January 10, 2019 / 1:27 pm

    These tips are so brilliant! So many new things I haven’t heard of, especially the receipts tips! I always need little ways of saving money like this, so this was fab, thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    • Humaira
      January 11, 2019 / 2:52 pm

      Thanks Nicole and it all adds up so I can’t wait to see how much money you make by the end of the year!

  2. January 13, 2019 / 2:46 pm

    Never thought about surveys, another is those cash back sites that you’ve mentioned in another post. But with those you have to spend money to save it so not quite the same thing!

    • Humaira
      January 13, 2019 / 2:52 pm

      Haha! Very true, but if you’re spending the money any way it’s a good way to make a little money back on your purchase even for little things like eBay and it all adds up, it’s just remembering to do it and getting my husband to remember to do it too!

      And yes the Surveys are a great way to make money while watching TV or using downtime effectively.

  3. January 16, 2019 / 10:34 pm

    Oh I didn’t know about the shoppix and job spotter. Thanks for sharing!

    I did try the surveys once but found them a bit long and hardly got anything back! Might try it again

    • Humaira
      January 17, 2019 / 8:56 am

      Yeah the surveys take a bit of time and I don’t always get them but over time the money does add up!

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