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Started by emorobot on Dec 28, 2018 4:04:54 PM
That's the way to make a raise!

You know all those "make money online" ads that dickheads keep putting on talk boards? This isn't for those (unless they actually work). This is for odd little ways of making cash, with a slight internetty bias, that you can share.

Found a way to make a raise? Post it on here!

emorobot - 28 Dec 2018 16:05:57 (#1 of 28)

Here's my contribution: While looking for ways to fund my newfound addiction to Daydream VR games, I found this website that allows you to make pin money filling in dumb ass surveys - it's great for the time rich, cash poor demographic such as stay at home mums and the unemployed... Or people who have very boring jobs and unsupervised internet access. It also has a sort of "loyalty card" system. You can make maybe £20 - £40 a week without too much hassle, though some of the offers are a bit crap (read the small print) you can definitely get some cash.

TommyDCMBR8 - 28 Dec 2018 16:09:46 (#2 of 28)

Just go down the docks and sell your arse, emo; it'll be quicker and less boring.

Moschops - 28 Dec 2018 16:10:37 (#3 of 28)

I'd imagine there'd be a fair amount of boring involved.

TommyDCMBR8 - 28 Dec 2018 16:12:48 (#4 of 28)

Can't believe I missed that.

moto748 - 28 Dec 2018 16:13:46 (#5 of 28)

If you are the right demographic (youngish, urban, pref in London) there is easy money to be made trialling and reviewing products. My son and his friends have done a fair amount of that. Drink this beer, then write a few words about it and trouser a cheque, it can't be bad!

FleurDuMal - 28 Dec 2018 16:17:56 (#6 of 28)

Blackmail usually works.

Tenesmus - 28 Dec 2018 17:22:46 (#7 of 28)

#5 for a moment, sans spectacles, I thought that said prostitutes, not products.

browserbutton - 28 Dec 2018 18:18:38 (#8 of 28)

the time rich, cash poor demographic

What about sprout picking? Sprouts aren't only for Christmas.

widenation - 28 Dec 2018 18:48:18 (#9 of 28)

Skyvegas runs a free spinning wheel thing. Every now and again you win a 10p scratchcard, and once in a blue moon you might win 25p with one of these.

MaryMC - 29 Dec 2018 09:58:10 (#10 of 28)

I didn't have you down as a supporter of the capitalist system, emo.

emorobot - 29 Dec 2018 11:47:52 (#11 of 28)

We should improve society somewhat...

GyratingTrampoline - 01 Jan 2019 16:21:47 (#12 of 28)

"We should improve society somewhat" is a gloriously understated precis of your general political outlook emo!

emorobot - 02 Jan 2019 00:38:40 (#13 of 28)

Yeah, it is a bit...

bignosebignose - 02 Jan 2019 15:50:13 (#14 of 28)

It's best (edit: essential) to have an understanding of gambling and even then you have to be careful with this caper as you can fuck it up otherwise, especially the lay bets. You can also get blacklisted by bookies. Those caveats aside, it's basically small portions of free money. e.g. I will make about £15 from the Man City v Liverpool game tomorrow, irrespective of the result.

widenation - 02 Jan 2019 16:13:56 (#15 of 28)

How much do you have to stake?

bignosebignose - 02 Jan 2019 16:18:38 (#16 of 28)

I have an offer from Bet365 (and get these a few times a year) - I have to place a bet of up to £25 before the game, they then give me a free inplay bet for the same amount. I can then use matched betting to extract a profit of about £15. You can bet less than £25 and expect to make about 60-70% of whatever your starting stake was.

There's some fairly easy money to be made using introductory offers. Some of them are a bit fiddly though e.g. where you have to bet 6 times the original stake before you can benefit from the free matched deposit. Tread with care...

bignosebignose - 02 Jan 2019 16:20:30 (#17 of 28)

You also need to have more money available in an account that allows lay betting - probably Betfair or Smarkets.

widenation - 02 Jan 2019 16:22:58 (#18 of 28)

Right. And you're good regardless of City win/lose/draw no matter the scoreline for example? I take advantage of the free bets quite often but never to quite that level. Man U and City to both win last weekend (seperate bookies) produced £15 worth of free bets on topof paltry winnings for example, with an original stake of £15.

bignosebignose - 02 Jan 2019 16:30:51 (#19 of 28)

Yep. The first stage is to find some very tight odds where Bet365 and (let's say) Smarkets are offering very similar odds for and against respectively - this tends to be something at low odds but not always. That's a qualifying bet - I stick £25 on that result with Bet365 and then lay against it happening with Smarkets (using the qualifying bet part of the calculator on that blog). Whatever happens, I lose maybe £1. But I then have a free £25 inplay bet. Generally wait until half time so that the odds don't risk leaping around due to action on the pitch when I'm trying to place my two bets. Here the technique tends to be something with larger odds (maybe 5 or 6), and again the calculator can be used to work it out (this time using the "free bet" calculator). The blog claims you can get 80% return but I tend to settle for a bit less just to get it safely done rather than waste time looking for a slightly better set of odds.

He explains it better than I have tbh. Here's the calculator:

thisonehasalittlehat - 02 Jan 2019 16:31:51 (#20 of 28)

Seems a lot of work for little return.

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