I’m a mum – my side hustle makes me £300 a month using phone app | The Sun
24th September 2022

A SAVVY mum has revealed how she turned her love for books into a £300-a-month side hustle.

With the cost of living crisis seeing households' bills stretched, people are having to think up clever ways to make extra money.

And some are turning to side hustles, a way of making cash outside a 9-5 job.

One woman revealed five easy side hustles you can start without any upfront costs, while another in the USA has made thousands of dollars from printing.

Now, one mum has shared how using the app Fiverr has seen her rake in an extra £300 a month.

Fiverr is an online marketplace app where freelancers can offer up their services for a fee.

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Meredith, 45, told The Express, she has drawn on her love for fictional books to offer freelance story critiques on the app, which she found out about through her husband.

She said: "I already work part-time for his businesses as well as running the house and being around for the kids when they are home from school.

“We needed something that would fit in around this and therefore not require childcare.

“I was hesitant at first as I don't have any official writing or editing credentials to my name, but when I looked at who was offering similar services on Fiverr I realised that I had more than enough skill and experience to be able to offer a good service to people."

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Meredith said it was "reassuring" she could bring extra cash during her spare time, particularly as the cost of living has put "a lot of pressure" on her family.

She explained how she also now shops at Aldi because it's cheaper, and her children have stopped going to as many after-school activities to save money as well.

What other ways can you make money from home?

Alongside using apps like Fiverr, there are a host of ways you can make extra money from home.

LatestDeals.co.uk hand out Amazon vouchers to people who share deals on its website.

Theviewers.co.uk puts together research panels for broadcasters and programme makers so that they can get feedback on TV programmes before they hit the box.

Websites like SliceThePie offer people 10p for every song they listen to and rate.

Meanwhile, you can earn while surfing the web by downloading and registering with the Qmee app or on its website.

It works by helping advertisers target certain users – so ads are more tailored to you.

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You get paid around 7-15p a search but you can earn up to £1.

And one woman revealed how she makes an extra £800 a month with an "amazing" side hustle business.

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