How au pairs can make extra money Published: 18/07/2019 | by Star Trader

How au pairs can make extra money

Being an au pair can provide great opportunities. The best thing? You’ll be paid for your work. From time to time, though, we all need a bit of extra pocket money. Here are some foolproof money-making ideas.


Au pair work can offer exciting opportunities and be rewarding. Not only will you travel to another part of the world, but you’ll be able to meet new people and earn money at the same time. In the UK, au pairs are usually paid anything between £70 and £85 a week. As well as your earnings, there are additional ways you can make extra pocket money, so you can enjoy your time in another country to the max. Here are some of our top picks.


Sell your old stuff

As an au pair, you’ll be jetting off to another country, so why not have a clear-out first? List all your unwanted items on a website/app like Gumtree or Depop. Be prepared to haggle, though!


Use your skills

Everyone has a hidden talent. You might be good at writing or have a keen eye for design so, use it to earn some extra money. Check out Fiverr to find out more.


Trade in your spare time

Star Trader is the perfect channel to earn a bit of extra money. Once you’ve signed up to become a trader, you can order free sims and hand them out to your family, friends and anyone you know. Every time one of your sims is activated, you’ll earn £5. Simple as that.


Write reviews

On websites like Swagbucks, you can write online reviews or complete short online tasks and receive payment as a thank you.


Get cashback every time you shop

Make money when you shop online. Items such as food and clothing can earn cashback of anything between 0.5% to 10%. Sign up to websites like TopCashback or Quidco, place your order and watch as the pennies come rolling in.


Sell your snaps

If you’re good at photography and always update your social media, you could be missing a trick. Photography websites like Getty Images are always on the lookout for cool pics to ‘snap up’. If you have one you’re particularly proud of, get in touch to see if they’re interested.


If you find yourself with spare time on your hands in between your au pair work, use it to make some extra cash. This can help to ease financial pressures, so you can enjoy life more.


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