How To Make Some Quick Cash Online When You’re In A Pinch

Maybe it’s the economy, maybe it’s the cost of living…maybe it’s geographical. Whatever it is, people up and down the UK are feeling the pinch, financially. I know I am. The last six months have been really difficult for me, money-wise. Taboo subject or not, money is an important topic. So today I’m going to share with you how to make some quick cash online when you’re up against it, finance wise.

Before I do though, I’d like to tell you that this post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you click on them and complete a sign-up, I will receive a small commission at no cost to yourself. These commissions help me with the running costs of my website.

See, told you I was hard up.

Anyway, I’ll preface this by saying I’m not offering any magic get rich quick schemes here. Far from it. So don’t worry, I’m not flogging any bullshit tea or pyramid scheme crap. Instead, I’m just going to share with you some of the quick and dirty methods I tend to fall back on when my bank balance is looking a bit dry.

Another thing to note is that when I say ‘quick’, I don’t mean ‘instant’. These suggestions are how to make some quick cash online, which you should really leave to accumulate and then withdraw in one larger chunk.

That’d be my advice of course, but it’s entirely up to you. Ready to find out where to start? Ok then, read on for the good stuff.


This site, for me, is a bit of a hidden treasure. There’s a lot of negative schtick about paid survey sites, however, with Respondent, the paid returns are much, much higher. This is often due to some of the niche research they look for, however, it’s definitely worth checking out, specialist or not.

I received $90 for having a 30-40 minute Skype chat with a researcher who wanted to ask a few questions about my service experiences with my broadband provider. Some of the cash payments available for completing the projects range from $15 all the way up to $350! Not bad at all for what usually amounts to some questions on an online form and then a Skype conversation.

If you’re looking to make a larger amount of cash quite quickly, then Respondent is a great place to start. Click below to sign up and start earning!

Prolific Academic

Along a similar vein as Respondent, Prolific Academic also offers research surveys for you to complete in return for cash payments. These studies are academic ones (the clue’s in the title) and are often sent out from various universities to gather valuable information for their research needs.

The tasks themselves are usually fairly quick and usually quite interesting, although some of the cognitive ones can get a bit repetitive sometimes. However, you can quickly build up a nice little bankroll if you’re consistent with taking the surveys as soon as they come in.

The rewards aren’t as high as the surveys you get from Respondent, but they’re not bad either. It’s pretty easy to rack up a nice little savings pot – I used the £80 I’d made from mine towards birthday presents last year, as it didn’t take long at all to see the returns for my time. If you’d like to sign up, click on the button below.


I’ve mentioned TopCashBack before in one of my previous money-saving posts, but they’re also a great way to actually accumulate some cash too. It’s really easy to forget how much you’ve saved when using TopCashBack for your online purchases, so it’s important to keep checking.

I didn’t even realise, but I’ve made a whopping amount of cashback purely from my JustEat spending (oops)!

Must stop with the takeaways though, they’re definitely not helping my bank balance at all.

Anyway, TopCashBack is fantastic but I would say that it’s another slow burner that’s entirely dependent on use. Essentially, the more you use it, the more you can see back in return.

If you’d like to start making some savings and racking up a nice little pot of cash, click the button below to sign up to TopCashBack if you haven’t done so already.

Review Websites For Cash

Another great way to make some quick cash online is by reviewing different websites and giving your feedback. I’ve been doing this on a couple of sites that I definitely think you should check out.

The first is a site called IntelliZoom, where you essentially carry out website tasks as they record your ‘think out loud’ processes. The tasks are pretty engaging and you’ll find that you naturally talk out loud as you’re asked to carry them out in your browser.

At around £25 for half an hour’s work, it’s actually pretty good money as long as you’re happy to share your input on camera or have your voice recorded as you browse.

Another site to get started with this kind of work is TestingTime, where you can make up to £60 an hour for reviewing and providing your feedback on digital products and websites.

These sites are both great in their own way and allow you to give valuable insight into how companies can develop and design their websites to give people the best online experiences. I tried out a few of the inital tasks and found it really enjoyable explaining why I found some of the test sites terrible to use!

If you’d like to check it out for yourself, click on the button below to sign up.

Free Cryptocurrency With Coinbase

A really fun and interesting way to make some quick cash online is by joining Coinbase. I know, I was a bit nervous about the whole ‘cryptocurrency’ bit as well. Honestly though, just have a go at it – I’m not kidding when I say I made £25 for free when I joined up, just by watching some videos about how cryptocurrency actually works.

The main idea behind Coinbase is that you can ‘earn while you learn’. The platform provides you with cryptocurrency-based rewards as you take mini-lessons and answer questions.

It’s really easy to work through each section and actually quite interesting to learn how the world of digital currency is changing the way we see finances.

You can quickly build up a little portfolio of different cryptocurrencies without having to do anything other than learning! After that, you can invite your friends to join up and earn further currency that way too.

It definitely sounds scarier than it is, but just give it a go and see how quickly you can accumulate currency.

You’ve got nothing to lose by signing up to Coinbase and a lot to gain for not really doing very much. So if you’re interested in finding out more then click the button below to sign up!

What Else Can I Do?

There are lots of ways you can make some quick cash online, such as Matched Betting (which I’ll go into in another post at some point), or by selling your unwanted things on selling sites. The difficulty can be making the money you need quickly, and that’s why I’d reiterate that you need to try and be consistent with your efforts with the sites I’ve mentioned here. That way, you’ll see bigger returns and be able to withdraw a decent amount of cash at a quicker turnaround.

Remember, if you are struggling with your finances then it’s never a bad idea to reach out for support and advice. Never get yourself into hot water with these payday loan sharks, no matter how dire things may seem.

Make sure to check out The Money Advice Service for free and impartial financial advice, as well as making use of fantastic resources like The Money Shed, where you’ll find a lot more information and support from people who supplement their incomes online on a regular basis.

I’d love to hear from you if you’ve got any great money-saving tips or if you’ve tried any other ways to make some quick cash online. As always, you can catch up with me over on Twitter, and if you’ve found this post helpful please do give it a share or a pin on Pinterest!

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