It’s February and I know a lot of people are still feeling the post-Christmas pinch. With so much economic uncertainty in the build up to Brexit, it’s no surprise that we want to earn a little extra money.
A big trend we’ve seen is the rise of the side hustle; no longer relying on the money we earn from the 9-5, but working a 5-9 instead, to earn a second income. That side hustle is often found online, with a variety of different ways of earning extra money.
In the episode today, I’ve brought in a real expert to talk to us about 5 side hustles that can make you extra money in 2019.
Emma Drew has been crowned the UK’s Best Money Making Blogger for the past 3 years. So who better to talk to us about making money from blogging, matched betting, flipping items on eBay, completing online surveys, and even through adult chat lines.
Personal finance news
-The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted unanimously to keep interest rates on hold at 0.75% this month. It also published its latest Quarterly Inflation Report, forecasting growth this year to fall to its slowest pace since 2009.
-Banking staff have saved elderly customers from losing an average of £9,000 per scam case, following the introduction of a new rapid response scheme. The scheme has trained bank staff to put signs of fraudsters targeting elderly customers and has prevented an estimated £38 million of fraud in the past year.
-Several hotel booking websites have been investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority, following allegations of high-pressure selling tactics and misleading claims. The CMA investigated Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, ebookers and trivago.
-The boss of Canada’s leading cryptocurrency exchanged has died, taking a password to access £110m worth of client funds with him to the grave. QuadrigaCX’s founder Gerald Cotten recently died age 30 due to complications with Crohn’s disease.
-The average water bill in England and Wales is set to rise by 2% in April, by an average of £8 per household. It means average bills will rise to £415 a year from 1st of April.