Every day, the dynamics of work changes, more and more people are becoming dissatisfied with the conventional 9-5 jobs that have ruled the workspace for decades. You may be one of those who wish they could have an extra income, or you want to own your time, so you could spend it doing the things you love, perhaps you need something that suits your personality, well you are in the right place. Here are 3 simple but unusual ways you could make money from home in the UK, so read through and find what suits you.
- Pet sitting
If you are an animal lover like me, you would absolutely enjoy this job. It’s got flexible hours so you could use it as a side job or a full-time job. Pet sitting need no previous experience (although that wouldn’t hurt), all you need is loads of love and compassion, you would pretty soon learn on the job how to care for people’s furry family. Lots of pet owners in the UK are looking for trustworthy pet sitters, who can watch over their pets while they are away or unable to do so, and what’s more, they are willing to pay outrageously for their pet to be comfortable. If this is up your alley, go for it! You can check Tailster, Pawshake or any other website that provides pet sitting opportunities in the UK, or you could start your own pet sitting company right from the comfort of your home.
- Mystery shopping
This is so much fun! If you love shopping, but your wallet betrays you every time, well you have found the best job ever! You can be a mystery shopper right from the comfort of your home. A mystery shopper’s responsibility is mainly to see how a company’s product or services are seen by other shoppers. You could be asked to visit a top supermarket, buy some products but observe how business is being carried out, or place orders from the comfort of your home, you don’t have to return what you bought. Your job is to observe and report your findings, so if you get to enjoy the perks of the job with awesome pay, cool right? Here are some mystery shopping companies in the UK, you can check them out and see what they are offering: ESA Retail, Performance in People, Retail Maxim, Mystery Dining Company, GBW Solutions, TERN, and so many others
- Teach online
Are you very knowledgeable about something? Someone out there might need that knowledge, and is willing to pay well to get it, why not be their teacher? There are various topics and things that people want to learn, it could be the best way to potty train a pet, cook a dish, purchase items online, speak a language, anything at all! When I first heard about teaching online, I thought it was all about class lectures and all those boring subjects, but now I realize it is all about what skill you have. So if you know something, teach people who want to know it and get paid for it. You can check out Udemy for online teaching options.