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10 Ways To Make Money During Your Lunch Break

10 Ways To Make Money During Your Lunch Break

We all know that you go to work to earn money but wouldn't it be great if you could earn money on your lunch break too! Whether your break is half an hour or an hour, you can really utilise this time to make some extra cash. There are various ways you can do this, from staying at your desk and completing surveys to getting out for some fresh air and dog walking. Here are 10 ways that you can earn some extra cash on your lunch break:

Surveys

You won't earn a fortune but you may just be able to make some regular money by completing lots of surveys. There are many survey sites out there some of my favourites are Prolific and Swagbucks. Some surveys only take 5 minutes to complete where as others can take up to half an hour so do make sure you are able to grab something to eat whilst doing them. The ones which take longer to complete usually give a better pay out so keep that in mind, but if you complete them every day you will soon build up come extra cash over the year. Some will pay in cash and others will pay in Amazon vouchers which is why I like using Swagbucks. I've earned £50 from doing their surveys for half an hour a day the past month. Here's some more information about making money from surveys

Mystery shopping

Being paid to shop is a dream job for many, and there is a lot of money to be made with mystery shopping especially if you do it reguarly. You can get paid to eat, earn money for trying on new clothes or buying new toys and you are required to review and rate their service quality or quality of their goods. Payment for this type of work varies amongst agencies, some will pay with gift vouchers or cash and others will allow you to keep the free gifts. You can arrange to do some of these during your lunch break if for example you are required to go to the supermarket and buy something. Some of the most popular sites for this are MarketForce, Grassroots and Gapbuster

Online Shopping 

Have any errands to do such as your online grocery shop which could be done doing your lunch break instead of taking up your free time at home? Whilst this isn't directly earning money you will get cashback on your purchases if you are signed up to Quidco (Ebates if in the USor Topcashback. Have a list of things you need to buy such as birthday or Christmas presents then this is the perfect opportunity to do some online shopping and get some cashback at the same time! Also here are some great ways to earn some free money from Quidco:


So if you do all of the above tasks that's already £11.95 free and you can do also get free cashback from Topcashback too! Another way to earn some cashback is to renew your car insurance or even switch your utility bills this can be done quickly on your lunch break whilst you eat your lunch at your desk. Some companies offer up to £100 for simply switching to theirs! 

Enter Competitions

This is more of a hobby but you can win lots of fantastic prizes, some which may help financially such as holidays, gift cards or even a year's rent paid for! It is a potentially profitable hobby for the lucky compers. Compers will source and enters hundreds of competitions and contests daily, after all you've got to be in it to win it! There are many competition sites to get you started and as well as doing it in your free time you could be entering as many as 30 competitions on your lunch break each day! 
Paid To Click Websites 

Similar to survey websites Paid To Click (PTC) sites allow you to earn cash for completing short tasks such as watching videos, downloading apps and completing surveys. Some of my favourite PTC websites include InstaGC and Swagbucks where you can easily make around £20 worth of Amazon vouchers during your lunch break over the month. 

Sell Your Skills

Join sites such as Fiver and People Per Hour where you can list your skills and recieve job offers which you can then complete during your lunch break. How much you earn will completely depend on what the job is and how the duration it takes to complete. I have used People Per Hour in the past and would recieve job offers for writing articles for other websites. If you have time to write an article during your lunch break then People Per Hour would benefit you. Fiver is great for doing little jobs such as creating a logo, moving someone's blog from Blogger to WordPress or designing a Facebook timeline cover. 

Sell Your Items

Whilst this may not make you money straight away, it will save you some time from doing it at the weekend or in the evening. List any items you are wanting to sell on eBay, Gumtree or local Facebook for sale groups on your lunch break and you may cash in some sales over the day whilst you're still at work! 

Start A Blog 

Now this won't see you magically earning money overnight, but over time it is a great passive income which can see you earning money reguarly from sidebar ads and numerous other ways whilst you sleep, work and are out shopping. Check out this post for ways to make money from a blog

Dog Walking 

This could be a great little earner on your lunch break, if you know any people close by to your workplace who would be interested in taking you up on walking their dog then ask! You could even create little flyers and put them through the letterbox of houses in the area as this will draw up some interest. You could earn up to £5 per dog and you can eat your lunch on the go! Win win! Just think if you two dogs during your lunch break 5 days a week that could be £50! 

Smart Phone Apps 

There are thousands of smart phone apps, there's pretty much an app for everything these day including ones which you can make some extra money from. There are a number of apps which you can download and earn cash or gift cards from testing them and completing surveys or short tasks on the go or at home. So whilst you're eating your lunch, instead of browsing social media how about making some extra cash. Some of my favourites are Field Agent, Receipt Hog, StreetSpotr and Qustodian.

Have you thought about making money during your lunch break before? 

33 comments

  1. I use Quidco loads and love how much free money I make from it. Yes, small amounts that add up slowly, but also I've had £35 for opening a bank account, £60 for getting life insurance, £80 for my husbands life insurance, and £80 for upgrading my phone contract x

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    1. Thar's amazing! I only signed up at the begining of alst year and didn't really sue it properly to begin with. I wish i had discovered it years ago with the amount of online shopping I do but i've made a fair amount so far and also did a car insurance renwal. I should really look into the other big cashback offers such a new bank, phone contract etc x

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  2. These are great tips. I haven't heard of most of these (other than Quidco and Topcashback). I really should check out some of the things I could do to earn a little here and there :)

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  3. One of my hobbies is entering giveaways, I get quite a buzz from a win and I can pop bits away for birthdays which saves me money :) x

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  4. So many great ideas! Many that I had never even thought of.

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  5. How about this one too.. Don't go shopping hahah! Not making money, but definitely saving, right :P? x

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

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  6. Honestly Kerry you are so damn inspirational! I don't know how you come up with these ideas but I wish I could be as good with money as you are! Loving these tips :) H x

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  7. Thanks Kerry I have signed up to a few of these today I already use topcashback

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  8. These are great ideas. I love cashback sites, I get quite a lot through them x

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  9. These are great tips. I used to do loads of surveys to get extra cash. It wasn't much but it was quite exciting to see it mount up little by little. Your other ideas are brilliant. I really need to get round to entering more competitions. And now I know that we are having a little boy in July then I can start sellling many of Little Miss H's old clothes. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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  10. I'd start an Amazon affiliate review website which is sort of like your suggestion of starting a blog since the website would need a blog to support it.

    Nice list. :-)

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  11. I'm always selling stuff on local selling pages, great little earner. Just hate when you have to meet the people lol. Some great little money earners here that I would never have thought of!!

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  12. Before I started blogging I did swagbucks all the time to try and earn amazon cards and it would take hours and hours just to get £10 so in the end wasn't worth it but as a lunchtime hobby might be a good idea! Loved this post by the way! Angela from Daysinbed :)

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  13. Fab list! I have probably tried the majority, always chasing that fast buck! Great post

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  14. What a great bunch of tips. It's crazy to think the little things you can do {whilst enjoying your lunch} to make an extra few pennies! x

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  16. I really need to pull my finger out and do loads of these things! It's just finding the time to get sorted between everything else. I have a ton of things to sell on eBay too! Thanks for the tips lovely, super useful x

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  17. Some really fab tips there I will be checking those out thanks for hosting #shareitsunday

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  18. I used to do loads of surveys when I was a student, I always used to go for Tesco vouchers for my food shop! I think I need to have a look at some of the apps you suggest, they sound great for making a few extra pennies! :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours
    via #ShareItSunday

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  19. I love the idea of doing surveys, it would soon add up! :) #ShareItSunday

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  20. We sell quite a lot of stuff once we've finished with it - i also do some online tuition. Great ideas here x #shareitsunday

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  21. What a fantastic post, I really want to earn money while eating my lunch. All these 10 ideas looking good to follow them. Thanks for the valuable post.

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  22. Amazing tips as always hun. I just bought insurance through topcashback and got £75 cashback! I'm definitely going to look into doing mystery shopping to earn some extra pennies xx

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  23. I've actually signed up to the survey sites after reading this - thanks so much for the tips!

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  24. Such great tips, I used to complete lots of surveys but fell out of the habit - I really must do this as I made quite a bit from doing them

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  25. Ah! The power of twitter. SO glad I found you and your blog. Also I never once thought about the secret shoppers and only decided recently to get the ads for my blog after realising my stats are continually increasing. Thanks for the heads up. And for letting me partake in ShareItSunday
    Aly x

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  26. Some really great tips! I really need to get better at these things - I always forget to use cashback sites, and I always start doing a few surveys but then don't carry on. Thanks for sharing all these sites - I need to come back to this! x

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  27. I have a Quidco account but always forget to use it!
    I really need to come back to this as this Blogging lark is seriously putting a dent in my bank account.
    Any extra cash would be appreciated lol

    xxx
    Claire

    http://www.theclairediary.co.uk

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  28. Fantastic tips. I really need to start taking a lunch break hahahahaha I am trying to work from home fulltime now and it's tight but working but I think I need to do some extra other bits on the side as I am trying to finish my second book too but that doesn't pay the bills (yet) hahaha Need all the advice I can get and all the pennies I can get too.

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  29. Nice article. happy to visit your blog. Thanks for sharing.


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  30. hmm, I am not sure either these ideas really works but i am certainly going to try this out. Thanks for sharing such a nice post to earn some money during my lunch break, it seems a bit funny isn't it?

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@ohsoamelia_blog) or email me. Kerry