Top tips for how you can make money in New Year

By Michele Lucato Posted on December 30, 2023


Top tips for how you can make money in New Year – while doing ‘nothing

Who wouldn’t like to get paid for just lying around and doing nothing much? It’s everyone’s dream isn’t it?

Well for some people, it’s a reality.

They have hit on one or two money-earners that basically want you to just hang around, or hang out, at home or outside, doing pretty much nothing and still getting paid. Here’s just a few ideas to get you started on your quest to make money lying about!

Lie down and make money
Can you imagine getting paid to sleep? That really would be getting paid to do nothing. And incredibly some people get paid to do just that. Bed testers get to test out a whole range of beds, often luxury ones, and then report back on the night’s sleep they’ve had. It’s highly competitive of course, but it could still be you. Most people were first introduced to the idea of being a bed tester after a hotel chain put out a call in 2006 for a professional to test their 25,000 beds. It still happens now here and there, but you need to keep your eyes out for the next testing event. If you’re looking for a bed testing job, keep your eyes on big companies which, for whatever reason, will have a lot of beds. It might be a hotel chain or a department store, or even companies that produce beds, particularly those who supply to hotels. The pay for this ‘work’ varies and it is usually a temporary position, but well worth the effort of getting it if you want to try for the next event!

Get paid to queue
Have you ever been told you don’t get paid to stand around and do nothing? Well that’s not entirely true. You can get paid to stand in queues (known in the States as ‘line sitting’). You’ve seen long queues as people wait in line to be the first to get their hands on the latest Apple product, or must-have Taylor Swift ticket, or best bargain at Harrods, even staying the night during relentless rain. Happily there are people who have the money and will to pay someone else to do it for them. Whilst this is particularly popular in the US, not many people are aware of ‘line sitting’ in the UK so you may have to introduce the concept whilst you’re drumming up business. Social media is a great place to offer yourself as a queue-sitter for people. Try Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or TikTok to tell people you’re available. Charge an hourly rate so that if you have to hang around for a long time, at least you will be paid for it. For example, you could charge £12-15 an hour depending on the time of day. The amount you make will depend on how much people are willing to pay and how often you get the work.

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