Nearly half of Moneywise users make money on the side

20 April 2017

Nearly half of users (43%) make money on the side of their main job or pension income, our latest poll result reveals.

However, one in 10 (12%) of those who voted are missing out on this extra cash, as they say they didn’t realise they could make money on the side.

But whether it’s undertaking odd jobs to making and selling goods to filling in online surveys, there is an abundance of things you can do to top up the money in your pocket.


A further 17% of the 853 people who voted said they don’t make money on the side but they’re considering it, while nearly three in 10 (28%) said they don’t make money on the side as it’s not worth their time. See the full results in the pie chart below.

In comparison, a recent survey by SunLife found that 17% of over 50s make money outside work. It found common ways of doing so were renting property, selling old items on eBay, private tutoring, and even dog walking.

For more top tips on making money in your spare time, check out the following Moneywise articles:


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