How to Earn Over £1500 a Month While You’re Stuck Under A Baby

Sometimes when I explain to people that I am a blogger, and that I actually bring in an income from my blog and social media people glaze over because they can’t understand how it’s possible. The truth is that there are many, many ways to earn money on the internet – all in the comfort of your own home, in as many or as few hours as you like, based on any kind of schedule that works for you. Recently I got to pick the brains of Jon who runs the UK’s largest community website dedicated to doing just that and I asked him a very important question – how do you earn money from home when you’re stuck on your sofa under a sleeping baby? Read on to discover Jon’s tips to start earning over £1500 a month…

*This isn’t a sponsored post, just some genuine tips from a blogger friend of mine that I really hope may benefit some of you. It was definitely interesting reading for me!*

How to Earn Over £1500 a Month While You’re Stuck Under A Baby

Do you ever find yourself sat on the sofa with your baby feeding or asleep on top of you, scrolling mindlessly through social media and thinking about 1000 other things you could be doing? Have you ever considered you could actually be spending that time earning money?!

My name is Jon and I run a website called The Money Shed which is the UK’s largest community website dedicated to earning money from home, and I’m here to tell you 3 amazingly easy ways you can earn money from your sofa without waking the baby!

1) Web Search Evaluator – £500+ a month

Have you ever wondered how search engines present the results that they do to you? There’s actually human workers who’s job is to look at the results presented when we search for various terms, and make sure that we get the best results possible.

Companies such as Leapforce pay WAY above the UK minimum wage and by the hour so you can just dip in and out of the work to suit the amount of time you have. The work involves rating search engine results – so when you look up the word ‘Football’ you don’t get presented with websites all about farming! The work is quite easy to do and like I said there are no set hours so there is a lot of scope for flexible working with them.

2) Risk Free Matched Betting – £1000+ a month

Betting in NAME ONLY as there is none involved. RISK FREE Matched Betting is all about math (which is why it’s Risk FREE!). It involves taking advantage of the endless offers you can get from bookies, where for example you bet £10 and get a £20 free bet. Even if you aren’t very good with math I still believe anyone can do this and everything is spoon fed to you in terms of what to do so you can’t go wrong.

I’ve been doing it for the last 18 months and have made over £14,000 for just a few minutes work a day and we’ve had 2 trips to Florida, a new car and conservatory so far! If you fancy giving it a go I’ve written a VERY EASY TO FOLLOW Beginners guide to it here on Slummy Single Mummy.

3) Evaluating websites

Have you ever used a website and got annoyed about how it functioned or thought the layout wasn’t up to much? There are companies out there who will pay you to literally give your opinion!

WhatUsersDo is one such company, who pays £8-£15 per website test that you do for them. It involves going to the client’s website (who could be anyone from one of the big high street players to a website you’ve never heard of) and clicking around the site like you are going to buy something. Your screen is recorded as you use the site, and you use your laptop mic to record what you think about each page you use and how you think it could be improved upon. The whole thing takes around 10 minutes and payouts are made to you via PayPal soon after. It’s very easy to do and you get to test out some amazing websites for BIG NAME clients that are in Beta stage before being released onto the public.

So there we go, I’d say that’s at least £1500 worth of extra income each month you can earn from your sofa. If you’d like to earn even more and join in with our fantastic community of like minded people then please pop over to our forums, we’d love to have you!



  1. Paula
    12th June 2017 / 7:55 am

    Oh these are some great tips for sure. Might check them out myself

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Go for it Paula – It’s easy money anyone can earn!

  2. 12th June 2017 / 7:56 am

    Oh these are some great tips for sure. Might check them out myself

  3. 12th June 2017 / 2:05 pm

    I am so tempted by matched betting. I’m on maternity leave and not sure if I have a job to go back to in a few months time. So the chance to make a little extra a month would really help. I’m just so risk averse and keep putting it off!

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Hi Debbie!

      If you are not sure if you want to return to work or not then this advice is ideal for you as hopefully £1500 a month can help contribute towards your missed wage and give you more time to be at home with your child!

      It’s Ok to be risk averse but Matched Betting as I’ve mentioned above is RISK FREE so there isn’t any risk involved or else no one would do it 😉

  4. 13th June 2017 / 8:58 am

    I am just starting out as a paid blogger, such an inspiring post. I am worried about if I make any money or not. I shall check out your tips now, thanks 🙂

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Hi Claire

      Fantastic to hear you are starting out as a blogger! I hope it goes well. Hopefully these tips will help you bring in some extra money in the mean time!

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Hey Lauretta,

      That’s very much my hope that a lot of Mums will read this and realise there is some fantastic money to be earned from home online!

  5. 13th June 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Wow what fab tips I’m not ever stuck under a baby but I am definitely going to check out some of these avenues to supplement my income!

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Go for it Talya!

      Its easy money the truly anyone can earn!

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:10 pm

      Hey there!

      Great to hear you love the post! Let us know how you get on!!

  6. 13th June 2017 / 9:15 pm

    I have heard so much about risk free match betting and yet I still can’t get my head around it! It sounds too good to be true, even though I know it’s a real thing, I need to read up more on this!!

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Hey there

      Give the beginners guide I’ve linked to above a read and you will see it’s very easy to do and just takes a couple of minutes each day!!

  7. 13th June 2017 / 10:01 pm

    I don’t do any of these things but I really should look into them more as I have a wedding to pay for and a house to do up so could do with some extra pennies xx

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Go for it!!

      I’ve paid for 2 trips to Florida, a new Conservatory and a car in the last 18 months using just what I’ve earned online so the money is there if you want to make it!!

  8. 14th June 2017 / 6:15 am

    Interesting. I have read about the betting one before but I would have no idea where to start. The other two I will be looking into further

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Hey Kizzy,

      Take a read of the beginners guide that I linked to above and that will explain Risk Free Matched Betting to you very easily. It’s crazy not to do it imo as it’s an easy extra £1000 a month from home!

  9. 14th June 2017 / 10:58 am

    I hear so much about matched betting but my friends has strictly told me no to even trying it. The more I read about it the more I do want to give it ago! Interesting to hear about the other ways to make money from home too. 🙂 x

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Hey Chloe

      It’s a shame have said not to do Risk Free Matched Betting -I’m not sure why that would be when it’s an amazingly easy way to earn extra money from home with zero risk and best of all it’s TAX FREE!!

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Hey there!

      Definitely give them a go, it’s easy money and is great for someone who definitely likes to have their opinion heard!!

  10. 14th June 2017 / 9:55 pm

    My hubby does a bit of the match betting, but I would be interested in the other ways too.

  11. 15th June 2017 / 9:24 pm

    I tried and failed at matchedbetting but will certainly give the others a try

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