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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 30th Jan 17, 8:17 PM
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    Aesop
    Make 10 a Day February 2017 - Everybody most welcome to join
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    • 30th Jan 17, 8:17 PM
    Make 10 a Day February 2017 - Everybody most welcome to join 30th Jan 17 at 8:17 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody


    This is the 114th month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007.

    Thanks to Batgirl for starting it, lynnejk, Rawdinosaur, Emmaglet, Nat21luv, Monkeynut, Sweetpeas, Purpleroses, JesaRose, MizMir for keeping the thread going.

    I know this first post is long, but please read as it give tips on how this challenge works. Some of the content has changed

    If you're new to the challenge don't be scared - here's how it works:

    The aim of this challenge is to make 10 extra a day everyday for the month. A lot of people think this is impossible but it can and has been done, over and over. If you feel 10 is too much why not start at 5 or if you're brave join those who aim for 20 a day! Anything extra you make is great so set whatever target you think you can manage.

    It also doesn't have to be 10 each and every day - some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim for 280 extra at the end of the month.

    The idea is that everyone posts how they are making extra money and these shared ideas help all of us to learn new ways to help cut debt or earn/save money.

    What cannot be added:
    Wages from your main job

    What can be added:
    Overtime
    Income from a second job
    Daily clicks
    Interest
    Vouchers
    Mystery shopping
    And much, much more.

    This board moves pretty quickly, so be sure to subscribe and read it regularly. Below are some ideas to get you started and a great place to read when you're in need of inspiration.

    Sell your old books/DVDs/CDs/games here:
    Amazon.co.uk, play.com, webuybooks, zapper, CEX

    Ebay - a place to sell anything and everything.

    Gumtree, Preloved, cquot, ebid, craigslist, vivastreet, netmums.com, trade-it , Friday ad, priceminster - these are all places you can sell items too.

    Survey sites - mysurvey and pinecone, prolific academic tend to be the best but there are many more it really depends on you finding the ones that work best for you - toluna, harris poll, valued opinions etc

    also join Topcashback and Quidco - type in surveys in the search engine and some will pay you to join up with them.

    Sealed Pot Challenge 2016 - basically you put your change into a jar over the year so in December you should have a nice pot of money to help

    Mobile phone to recycle? try Martin's mobile recycling comparison site first to see where you may get the best deal!

    Music Magpie - have cds/dvds you haven't been able to sell at carboots or online. Try your luck here. Is you do sell your albums/dvds be sure to go via quidco to get a few more pennies

    etsy and folksy - If you enjoy making crafts why not have a go at selling them on etsy or folksy. They've been getting increasingly busier each year.

    Collect Boots points while shopping online.

    Don't forget to search for your online shop at nectar.com before you buy, and earn nectar points for buying online, including ebay.

    Trying to find other ways to make money? Check out the Boost Your Income board. It is full of ideas, including survey companies and product testing.

    Want to help someone else out? Sign up through their referral on the referral board, and leave yours, so someone else can do the same for you.

    Keep reading for lots more ideas on how to make more money each month.

    This month's challenge is to try and make 280 (or any amount of course!) lynnejk is assisting me and will create the challengers list and update it. She will also be answering any questions she can help with and here for general advice. Having been a challenger for a while, she knows her stuff Thank you lynnejk for your help.

    Good luck everybody. Remember to post any questions or comments that you have, and let's go on encouraging each other throughout this month.

    We can and we will do it. Who's in?
    Make 10 a day July 2017 32.08.
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
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    • Happymac
    • By Happymac 17th Feb 17, 9:59 AM
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    Happymac
    5.84 from me.....
    5 a day in January - 85/155
    5 a day in February - 78.58/140
    5 a day in March - 20.25/155
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 17th Feb 17, 11:28 AM
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    Had a brilliant result yesterday when I phoned to chase up my missing breakdown cover membership card. Took a 35 minute phone call (free, luckily) to track down the fact that their membership system had been on the blink at the time I paid (and I definitely did pay as the money had definitely left my account). I've been unknowingly driving round for over 6 weeks with no breakdown cover so it's a good thing I didn't need a call-out.


    Anyway, without me complaining or asking for redress the woman on the phone said she was going to write off the full cost, restore my membership from yesterday and send me a full refund of what I paid. It was all very very civil and friendly. Restored my faith in big business, customer service, the whole world. Obviously the money hasn't arrived yet but it's something unexpected to look forward to
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-June: 1811.59 July: 346.57
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1900.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    . These figures are completely out of date, must get them organised.
    • Happymac
    • By Happymac 17th Feb 17, 12:02 PM
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    Happymac
    And another 49p - whoop.....
    5 a day in January - 85/155
    5 a day in February - 78.58/140
    5 a day in March - 20.25/155
    • shariann
    • By shariann 17th Feb 17, 1:02 PM
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    shariann
    Had a brilliant result yesterday when I phoned to chase up my missing breakdown cover membership card. Took a 35 minute phone call (free, luckily) to track down the fact that their membership system had been on the blink at the time I paid (and I definitely did pay as the money had definitely left my account). I've been unknowingly driving round for over 6 weeks with no breakdown cover so it's a good thing I didn't need a call-out.


    Anyway, without me complaining or asking for redress the woman on the phone said she was going to write off the full cost, restore my membership from yesterday and send me a full refund of what I paid. It was all very very civil and friendly. Restored my faith in big business, customer service, the whole world. Obviously the money hasn't arrived yet but it's something unexpected to look forward to
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Brilliant!
    10 a day July - 280.66/310
    2014 110.92
    2015 3732.30
    2016 1633.66
    January 208.92 February 87.28 March 178.64 April 112.76 May 213.63 June 317.93
    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 17th Feb 17, 8:07 PM
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    Rosie
    79.85 from TCB claimed today
    Jan 10 a day 414.82/310
    Feb 10 a day 258.80/280
    Mar 10 a day 385.70/310
    Apr 10 a day 198.98/300
    May 10 a day 295.24/310
    June 10 a day 246.80/300
    • Happymac
    • By Happymac 17th Feb 17, 9:53 PM
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    Happymac
    10 from Ipsos..
    5 a day in January - 85/155
    5 a day in February - 78.58/140
    5 a day in March - 20.25/155
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 18th Feb 17, 9:04 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Well done to everyone who has been posting about money being made recently. February is turning out to be a good month for a lot of us


    No tabletop sale to go to today. Bit of a mixed blessing as I've so many jobs to tackle at home instead, such as giving the kitchen a good 'bottoming'.


    I hope everyone who hasn't had the time to post lately is OK and making money behind the scenes. Lynne, I hope you are enjoying time with your DS. A British February must be a shock to his system after the sun of Ibiza but it's been a bit warmer here this week and I hope you've had the same.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-June: 1811.59 July: 346.57
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1900.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    . These figures are completely out of date, must get them organised.
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 18th Feb 17, 11:41 PM
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    Aesop


    Anyway, without me complaining or asking for redress the woman on the phone said she was going to write off the full cost, restore my membership from yesterday and send me a full refund of what I paid. It was all very very civil and friendly. Restored my faith in big business, customer service, the whole world. Obviously the money hasn't arrived yet but it's something unexpected to look forward to
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    love this, love reading posts like this. well done.
    Make 10 a day July 2017 32.08.
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 18th Feb 17, 11:57 PM
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    Aesop
    well done everyone. all your money making is great no matter how big or small it is.

    I haven't been around much as still have issues with the vermin and win 10 and losing connectivity. Also been working and had DS in holiday club. he wasnt too impressed this time around and asked me to pick him up earlier. must admit I wasnt too impressed with the staff either.

    5 from a phone app
    1 from instagc
    5 from swagbucks
    5 from onepulse
    1 from streetbees
    1.90 from shopmium
    10 from heart bingo

    cashed out slidejoy just waiting for them to pay out
    Last edited by Aesop; 19-02-2017 at 12:01 AM.
    Make 10 a day July 2017 32.08.
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 19th Feb 17, 12:10 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Sorry to hear about your connectivity issues, Aesop. I sympathise as similar problems have had me tearing my hair out more than once especially this past few months. I think I've got it sorted only for it to happen again after a few weeks. Looking forward to my new ISP taking over next Saturday but won't be holding my breath that everything will be totally glitch free from then on. I hope it's not going to be a case of 'out of the frying pan' and all that. Can't be any worse though, plus it will be considerably cheaper
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-June: 1811.59 July: 346.57
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1900.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    . These figures are completely out of date, must get them organised.
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 19th Feb 17, 12:35 AM
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    FatVonD
    I'm not doing too well this month though my mum has another bag of books to return to me so I can add them to my latest WBB bundle, I'm going to hang on for another 10 or 15 percent extra code if I can before trading them.

    I've listed a large collection only item on eBay again, let's hope the idiot from 200 miles away that bought it the last two times I listed it doesn't buy it again (He can't, I've blocked him!)
    Lunches brought to work in August 0/22 Money saved to date (compared to spending three pounds on a meal deal)

    Make 5 a day in July 71.45/155 (June 251.22, May119.33, April 236.24, March 106.74, Feb 40.99, Jan 98.54)
    • angelicious
    • By angelicious 19th Feb 17, 6:10 PM
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    angelicious
    Hey everyone, another 108 to add from overtime. Need to make a serious start on decluttering at home. We have so much stuff I don't know where to start. It's gonna take a long time to get it all sold, think car-boots, gum tree and facebook are gonna be the way to go. I know having a lot of stuff to sell and make money from is a good thing but I really hate the thought of all the work it's gonna take to shift it all lol!!!!!!!!!

    Hope you're all doing well xx
    Make 10 a month July '17 143.00/1000 June '17 787/1000May'17 1067.051000 April '17 456/1500 Mar '17 709.00/310, Jan '17 104/310, Feb '17 437.55/280
    Frugal Living Challenge 2017
    EMERGENCY FUND #200. 20/1000
    Emergency 3-6 month fund 1100/7200
    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 19th Feb 17, 7:14 PM
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    Rosie
    Cheque for 50 arrived yesterday from populus so that will go into the bank tomorrow
    Jan 10 a day 414.82/310
    Feb 10 a day 258.80/280
    Mar 10 a day 385.70/310
    Apr 10 a day 198.98/300
    May 10 a day 295.24/310
    June 10 a day 246.80/300
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 19th Feb 17, 10:01 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    14.50 tips to add for me for a couple of days work and I have to say it was well earnt! Saturday seems to bring out the worst in people. Getting shirty with me because they havent booked a table and we are extremely busy and dont know when a table will come free doesnt make my day easy.

    I shouldnt take it personally but when I am dealing with that for 7 hours on the trot........my patience wears thin. I like my job but the general public can be so selfish.

    All I can say is its a good job they cant read my mind.

    A lady wanted to buy a piece of cake to take away. Stood in front of the cake display she pointed to the biggest slice in the middle and said, "I want that one!" .......Now bearing in mind she was no slim Jim, I will let you guess what I said to her in my head.
    Make 10 a day challenge Jan/215.84/ Feb 146.45/ Mar 192.55/Apr 171.20/ May 156.40/june 95.55/ Jul 368.75
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1115.99 miles
    • new leaf 88
    • By new leaf 88 20th Feb 17, 12:49 AM
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    new leaf 88
    Hi everyone

    Just checking in with a small 15 from Swagbucks
    My total for February is now: 120.95
    1% Challenge 2017 14200/0.5% Make 5 a day February 2017 #18 131.57/140 PayDept by Xmas 2017 #135 350.45/14,000
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 20th Feb 17, 1:56 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Well done to all you moneymakers whether you've made a lot or a little. Every penny counts

    Received 5 cashback bonus from TCB and 7.24 from Amazon. Otherwise, things have slowed down a bit


    Not moneymaking as such but saves on buying something that I use anyway. Just received a trial beauty product from Alba Science to test over the next few weeks. They send really big sizes of products, the recent shampoo and conditioner will keep me going for months. They are a very reputable company and are actively seeking more volunteers for their panel. Not a referral system, just a regular link

    https://www.research.net/s/recruitmentdrive

    The online reporting system is very quick and easy to do at the end. Good Luck
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 20-02-2017 at 2:00 PM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-June: 1811.59 July: 346.57
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1900.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    . These figures are completely out of date, must get them organised.
    • January2015
    • By January2015 20th Feb 17, 9:54 PM
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    January2015
    Hi everyone

    Another ebay sale - which after ebay and paypal fees adds 16.31 to my pot.
    Now at 74.31

    I struggle to see how you lot keep regularly achieve 10 a day. I don't get much cashback from sites because I rarely shop online (tight budget and only buying groceries etc.) When I sort out house and car insurance (Oct or November) I do go through cashback sites. If I need to buy anything for the house I will also use cashback sites if I can but I am not buying things at the moment.

    What else do you lot do apart from car boots/ebay/facebook sales etc. When my loft clearance and room clearances are finished I will be stumped as to how to continue this challenge.

    Edit: I have read / am re-reading the intro posts - just have a muddled head at the moment!

    On a positive note, I've had confirmation emails that my books/CDs/DVDs have been received by the online second hand companies I sent them to. I just have to wait to hear if they will pay me what they quoted when I scanned in all the blooming bar codes or if (as I suspect) I will be docked for condition issues (even though they all looked perfect to me).
    DFW Nerd No. 1484 LBM 07/01/15 Debt was 95k I'm driving it down
    1k emergency fund (member #84) 1k/1k
    Xmas 2017 1 p/day challenge No. 20 - 420/730
    Make 10 p/day Feb 74.31, Mar 664.37 Apr 40
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 21st Feb 17, 12:24 AM
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    Aesop
    a few of us do sites like swagbucks January2015, can earn about 20 a month from it.

    I have a smartphone and their are some phone apps that you can earn from too.

    I use onepulse, attapoll, instagc, bingo sites and a few other things.


    I will try to post more later on.
    Make 10 a day July 2017 32.08.
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • January2015
    • By January2015 21st Feb 17, 10:21 AM
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    January2015
    a few of us do sites like swagbucks January2015, can earn about 20 a month from it.

    I have a smartphone and their are some phone apps that you can earn from too.

    I use onepulse, attapoll, instagc, bingo sites and a few other things.


    I will try to post more later on.
    Originally posted by Aesop
    Don't bingo sites cost you money - rather than make you money (unless you win of course...but that's not guaranteed)
    DFW Nerd No. 1484 LBM 07/01/15 Debt was 95k I'm driving it down
    1k emergency fund (member #84) 1k/1k
    Xmas 2017 1 p/day challenge No. 20 - 420/730
    Make 10 p/day Feb 74.31, Mar 664.37 Apr 40
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 21st Feb 17, 1:00 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    January, I'm like you for not spending much (for obvious reasons) but I go through the cashback sites for everything I buy on line, if possible. Sometimes it only nets a few pence a time but every little helps.


    I don't do things on a smartphone (waiting until I get my new broadband supplier up and running before I set up the Wi-Fi) and am restricted just to my laptop and selling at car boot sales or tabletop sales. Like you though, I'm finding it hard to find anything saleable. All my good stuff has long gone. Down to the dregs now, although I sometimes unearth something long forgotten at the back of the sheds. OH keeps 'finding' tat for me to sell on his behalf but that's not really a financial benefit to me.


    Do you do online surveys at all? They can be mind-numbingly tedious and some are very poor payers. The good ones are well worth doing, especially Prolific Academic which you'll probably find a link to earlier in the threads.


    Good luck with your book sales. You've done a lot better than I ever do, the bulk-buy sites never want any of mine
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-June: 1811.59 July: 346.57
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1900.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    . These figures are completely out of date, must get them organised.
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