A Guide To Earning A Secondary Income In 2022

Earning a secondary income is something that many people are looking at doing in 2022. One of the reasons for this is because of the cost of living crisis that is affecting many individuals around the United Kingdom, and many believe their business start-up ideas would be very lucrative. Additionally, some companies are not paying their employees enough money which is why they are looking to earn extra money. Some businesses are giving out blanket pay rises to help with the cost of living crisis however, many businesses cannot afford this. 

Many businesses are trying to get creative with how they can earn extra money on the side. Moreover, with us living in the digital age, it is easier than ever to earn another income. Additionally, some people will put extra hours in at the weekend and others will earn a passive income. Some people may even have two jobs going at the same time. One job during the week and the other at the weekend. If you know you have spare time at the weekend to earn extra money, then you should consider it. In this article, we will look at the many ways you can earn extra to keep your bills paid. 

Buy and Resell

Buying and reselling products is one of the easiest methods to earn a secondary income. Depending on how much time you have, you can spend 2 or more hours finding items that you can buy for cheap and sell for extra. With the internet existing and so easy to use, you no longer have to go to car boot sales to find yourself cheap items. 

Some people prefer buying things from second-hand shops or charity shops as they prefer to see the product first before buying. Other people will visit wholesalers or vintage stores to find second-hand clothes that they can sell for a lot more. 

Buying and selling products is a great way to earn that little extra per week. Once you get into the hang of things, you can make a lot of money. Furthermore, if you have good DIY skills, buy damaged furniture and sell it for money to get the profits coming in. 


Trading became extremely popular during the lockdown period because people couldn’t spend their money on anything. Many people were waking up and trading all day to earn more money. People became so good at it that they continued to do it after the lockdown, with some people doing it as a full-time job. With trading on the stock market, you have to understand what you are investing in or else you can lose your money pretty quickly. Here, we will take you through the many stocks that you can invest in on the stock market. 

Income (Blue-Chip) Stocks

Blue chip stocks are one of the safest, if not the safest stock to invest your money into. It is the reason why many people invest their money into these stocks because they know their money is relatively safe. Moreover, these stocks will not give you massive amounts of money in a short space of time. Nonetheless, it is something that we would recommend if you know your money is going to be safe and increase gradually. 

Penny Stocks

Penny stocks are your much riskier stocks to invest in however, the higher the risk, the higher the reward. This is why so many people invest in these stocks. Moreover, if people actively trade with these stocks daily, they probably do it for a living. Investing in these stocks is highly risky and, it could lead you to lose a lot of money so be prepared to lose unless you know what you are doing. 

Due to it being likely that you will lose money, it has sparked the need for wealth recovery solicitors. The good thing about these solicitors is that they may be able to return the money that you have lost. Nonetheless, before you invest in a stock that you are unsure of, do plenty of research to make sure that it is a legitimate company. 

To Conclude

There are many other ways to ensure you are making a little money on the side. With the interest rates going up, it might be wise to set up a savings account. As long as you are adding your money into a savings account, it will gradually increase because of interest rates. The common thing to do is invest in stock as you know these will gradually increase in value, well some of them anyway.