Bombshell (not really): London is expensive. Between finding a room or flat (in zone 6 probably), riding the Tube as well as shelling out 6 pounds per pint in the evening, the costs of living in the big smoke can rise very dramatically and very quickly. And while you might be wondering how anyone can actually afford to live in London, there’s something else way more valuable that you can do with your time. Shelf that curiosity, put your brain on the backburner and instead turn your attention downwards, and we discuss a number of different ways that you can make some extra dosh in England’s capital.
Take Care of Some Dogs
Who doesn’t love dogs? If that’s you, then stop reading. If that’s not you then we have some great news for you – you can earn some serious side cash by looking after other people’s dogs. It’s through an app called Barking Mad. The concept is overwhelmingly simple. You, a person with free time and a predisposition to love four-legged furry friends, create an account, and users sign up to leave their dogs with you. It’s like a canine-human Tinder without getting weird about it. But seriously, this is an incredible opportunity. It’s like you’re getting paid to just be happy.
Do Other Peoples’ Odd Jobs
Are you handy and is your name Andy? Okay that second part isn’t a requirement, but, regardless of what your parents called you, you know your way around a drill, hammer, screwdriver or broom, then you can very easily outsource these services to less DIY minded. All you have to do is sign up for TaskRabbit. TaskRabbit is essentially an app that pairs people who have tasks that need to be done with people who are able to do them. Anything from planting flowers, moving furniture, changing light bulbs, and pouring mimosas to mounting TVs and performing juggling acts. Seriously it’s that simple. If you can do something – anything – there’s probably a demand for it.
Cash In On Those Late Flights
Were you ever delayed coming in from that late-night flight from Ibiza? Did that vicious hangover you were suffering from get compounded from the bright, pitiless lights of the airport terminal you were forced to sleep in for over four hours? Well do we have great news for you. It turns out that there’s a European law that states that in the event of an egregious delay or cancellation on the part of the airline, all passengers are entitled to monetary compensation of up to €600. All you have to do is get in contact with a company like AirHelp and they’ll help you get paid. It doesn’t matter whether you flew with Ryanair, Easyjet or Flybe, compensation is coming your way.
Take On Some Pub Shifts
Love beer? Why not apply at your local and pick up a few shifts on the weekend. It’s a well-respected, often-needed vocation that has been providing spending money to the denizens of London since time immemorial. The bar of entry is pretty low too – all you need is to be of working age, be able to smile and not spill too badly when pouring a pint. Bonus points if you’re able to pair crisp flavors and local ales without flinching.