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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 25th Apr 17, 10:38 PM
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    Aesop
    Make £10 a day May 2017 - everybody most welcome
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    • 25th Apr 17, 10:38 PM
    Make £10 a day May 2017 - everybody most welcome 25th Apr 17 at 10:38 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody


    This is the 117th 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 £310 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 £310 (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.
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
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    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 30th Apr 17, 8:27 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Just £5 a day for me this month please.

    We go to Italy, Venice and then a 7 night Greek cruise on the 23rd so wont get a full month in but I love this thread for motivation.
    Make £10 a day challenge Jan/£215.84/ Feb £146.45/ Mar £192.55/Apr £171.20/ May £156.40/june £95.55/ Jul £383.85/Aug £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £271.08/Dec £80.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1628.14 miles
    • shariann
    • By shariann 30th Apr 17, 9:58 PM
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    shariann
    Congratulations VintageHistorian xxx

    Can I join again for £10 a day please. Might get there one of these days!

    Thanks for the new thread Aesop and Lynne and hi to all moneymakers new and old xx
    £10 a day December - £74.81/£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 July £359.85 August £449.15 September £120.15 October £353.42 November £181.25
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 30th Apr 17, 11:18 PM
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    Aesop
    Apologies for missing April, I was a bit busy as I got married and went on honeymoon I'd like to rejoin for May, please me down for £3 a day, I've got stuff to list on eBay but I think it's a bit early to be listing my husband on there
    Originally posted by VintageHistorian
    Congratulations! (new husbands sell for more than old husbands )
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 1st May 17, 12:52 AM
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    FatVonD
    £8.05 on WBB using the code MAYDAY10 for an extra 10%

    I was hoping to add this t last month but was in bed with migraine today and have only just checked my emails. Never mind, it gets me started!

    I've booked to do the table top sale again next weekend, I only made around £30 last time but every little helps.

    I'm waiting to hear if I have got a job I applied for (fingers crossed), if I have then I will be sending a couple of boxes of kids stuff (for a pending venture that will be shelved if I get the job) to a Cancer Research sale. I'd not heard of them doing this before but apparently you can drop two boxes of priced and labelled stuff to them and they host the sale and take a 25% cut. You just go back later to collect the money and any unsold items. They have a FB page if anyone is interested.
    Make £5 a day in December £54.94/£310 (November £322.28, October £288.52, September £374.30, August £223.95, July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54)
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 1st May 17, 9:15 AM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Good luck with the job Fatvond.......hope you get it!

    Congrats on your marriage Victorian Historian Think getting married is a good excuse to not be on here.

    Hope everyone has a good Bank Holiday. I'm working as usual but the weathers not good so not too fussed.

    ETA....just checked online banking and have 0.63 interest Woohoo!!
    Its a start lol
    Last edited by Kantankrus Mare; 01-05-2017 at 9:18 AM.
    Make £10 a day challenge Jan/£215.84/ Feb £146.45/ Mar £192.55/Apr £171.20/ May £156.40/june £95.55/ Jul £383.85/Aug £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £271.08/Dec £80.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1628.14 miles
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 1st May 17, 9:38 AM
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    Aesop
    £8.05 on WBB using the code MAYDAY10 for an extra 10%

    I was hoping to add this t last month but was in bed with migraine today and have only just checked my emails. Never mind, it gets me started!

    I've booked to do the table top sale again next weekend, I only made around £30 last time but every little helps.

    I'm waiting to hear if I have got a job I applied for (fingers crossed), if I have then I will be sending a couple of boxes of kids stuff (for a pending venture that will be shelved if I get the job) to a Cancer Research sale. I'd not heard of them doing this before but apparently you can drop two boxes of priced and labelled stuff to them and they host the sale and take a 25% cut. You just go back later to collect the money and any unsold items. They have a FB page if anyone is interested.
    Originally posted by FatVonD


    good luck with the job. hope you get it.

    there is another webuyboiks code on April thread. posted yesterday.

    yes please to facebook page. if you could post link that would be fab.
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 1st May 17, 9:42 AM
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    Aesop
    Happy May 1st everyone.

    Hope this is a good month for you all.

    I will try to be around a bit more but half term at end of month!!

    To kick of May £10 amazon voucher from shopprize.

    Shopprize is an android only app.You upload upto 5 food and drink receipts daily for a set amount of coins. 120 I believe. If you check into app daily you get daily login bonus, xp for uploading receipts. You move up levels and get bonus points. capped at 100 level.

    get emailed a £10 amazon voucher when you cash out at 10000 points.

    There is a referral thread on referral board. if you sign up nice to use someone's referral and make sure you leave your own!

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5473935&highlight=shopprize
    Last edited by Aesop; 02-05-2017 at 10:22 AM.
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 1st May 17, 9:44 AM
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    Aesop
    Only pay when you sell from eBay
    Check your emails I got only pay when you sell from eBay. valid for the whole month of May.
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Ciara95x
    • By Ciara95x 1st May 17, 3:31 PM
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    Ciara95x
    Hello
    Please can I join? Never done this before but saving for a house deposit so extra money is necessary on top of my usual income! :-) Here's to an extra £310!
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 1st May 17, 4:27 PM
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    lynnejk
    Afternoon folks

    Apologies for missing April, I was a bit busy as I got married and went on honeymoon I'd like to rejoin for May, please me down for £3 a day, I've got stuff to list on eBay but I think it's a bit early to be listing my husband on there
    Originally posted by VintageHistorian
    Huge congrats - good excuse

    Just £5 a day for me this month please.

    We go to Italy, Venice and then a 7 night Greek cruise on the 23rd so wont get a full month in but I love this thread for motivation.
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    Sounds lovely KM - you deserve a great holibob with all the work you do

    £8.05 on WBB using the code MAYDAY10 for an extra 10%

    I was hoping to add this t last month but was in bed with migraine today and have only just checked my emails. Never mind, it gets me started!

    I've booked to do the table top sale again next weekend, I only made around £30 last time but every little helps.

    I'm waiting to hear if I have got a job I applied for (fingers crossed), if I have then I will be sending a couple of boxes of kids stuff (for a pending venture that will be shelved if I get the job) to a Cancer Research sale. I'd not heard of them doing this before but apparently you can drop two boxes of priced and labelled stuff to them and they host the sale and take a 25% cut. You just go back later to collect the money and any unsold items. They have a FB page if anyone is interested.
    Originally posted by FatVonD
    Hope you soon feeling better and that you TT sale goes well.

    Fingers xd here as well for the job for which you've applied
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=2370....DEC=253.93/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1800....DEC=97.40/200
    Bulk buy.......DEC=101.44
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=191....DEC=2/15
    SPC130x60...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616...2017=3843.51
    OS WL= -4/8 ......CC =00......Savings = £10,250
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 1st May 17, 4:30 PM
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    lynnejk
    I have updated the challengers' list (post 3) up to here

    A warm welcome to all the new peoples and returners. Good luck with the challenge and please ask if you need any help/advice

    Those that didn't say an amount I have put down for £10 a day. Please check that I have your details correct and let me know if not.

    Hope you all enjoying the BH Monday
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=2370....DEC=253.93/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1800....DEC=97.40/200
    Bulk buy.......DEC=101.44
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=191....DEC=2/15
    SPC130x60...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616...2017=3843.51
    OS WL= -4/8 ......CC =00......Savings = £10,250
    • pretty butterfly
    • By pretty butterfly 1st May 17, 6:24 PM
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    pretty butterfly
    Kicking off with £12.50 nectar points - total £12.50
    Mortgage Free Wannabe: overpayments: £1920.51; outstanding -£74054.98
    • angelicious
    • By angelicious 1st May 17, 9:39 PM
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    angelicious
    Evening all


    Hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend, weather was absolutely gorgeous here today, sadly I was working most of the weekend and am on this evening too, I'm still here but only a couple of hours to go thankfully. Only good point is money making from overtime. Total so far for May is £412!! so delighted with this, it's made up from £272.50 of overtime and £140 from a facebook sale so off to a flying start. Sale has really motivated me to push on and declutter the house so hopefully will smash my total this month, I'm nearly half way there already.


    Hope you're all doing well
    Make £10 a month Nove '17 £333/£1000;
    Oct '17 £304.70/1000,
    Sept '17 £0/1000
    Aug '17 £708/1000 July '17 £450.00/1000 June '17 787/1000May'17 £1067.05/1000 April '17 £456/1500 Mar '17 £709.00/310, Jan '17 £104/310[/COLOR], Feb '17 £437.55/280
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 1st May 17, 10:39 PM
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    FatVonD
    I can't seem to copy the link for the cancer research FB page but it is called:

    CRUK good as new sale
    Make £5 a day in December £54.94/£310 (November £322.28, October £288.52, September £374.30, August £223.95, July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54)
    • fendi-bag-lady
    • By fendi-bag-lady 2nd May 17, 8:21 AM
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    fendi-bag-lady
    Did some overtime yesterday. £48 (after tax etc) to start the challenge!

    Lx
    May Challenges: make £20 a day: £183.48/£620, groceries: £23.99/£250, NSD:
    1/8

    Whit's fur ye'll no go by ye!
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 2nd May 17, 9:01 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Well done everyone who has made a start especially you, angelicious


    Did a car boot sale yesterday, part of a Mayday Fun Day which attracted lots of families and people who probably wouldn't normally go to car boots. Made £131 after fees and just wish I'd had better stuff to sell as the sale was heaving. Another plus, I won a prize in the raffle, a voucher for a free cut and blowdry at a local-ish hairdresser. Couldn't have gone to a better recipient, I look like the Dulux dog at the moment. I've been to that hairdresser before (when I could actually afford to treat myself) and it's very good but expensive. Not sure how much to add for this or whether it's allowed as I wouldn't dream of paying whatever it costs myself. Any advice please, Aesop and Lynne?

    I hope you all enjoyed the Bank Holiday. Here's to a great May for us all
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Oct: £4500 ish
    Signing off for 2017, already smashed my year's target
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £12411
    . Getting there.
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 2nd May 17, 9:25 AM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Nice amount earnt CBC!! You amaze me with all your car boots. Surely your supplies are running low? I have to really get sorted and up in my loft for one big carboot. Could do with it before my holiday to boost spends but I hate dragging it down from the loft and sorting it all.

    £5.95 tips to add.......bit of a slow start to the month for me.
    Make £10 a day challenge Jan/£215.84/ Feb £146.45/ Mar £192.55/Apr £171.20/ May £156.40/june £95.55/ Jul £383.85/Aug £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £271.08/Dec £80.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1628.14 miles
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 2nd May 17, 10:14 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Nice amount earnt CBC!! You amaze me with all your car boots. Surely your supplies are running low?
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    Yes, the saleable stuff has long gone, I'm down to the real tat. I don't think there'll be many sales after this season.


    All the stuff is the result of a lifetime of hoarding, both me and OH. We're both retired so that's a lot of years in which we gathered clutter. Plus there's the addition of similar hoards from deceased parents and other family members. We're all of generations that didn't discard anything 'just in case'. I'm not talking antiques or valuables passed down through the families, it's just random stuff kept in case it might come in handy one day. Living in a very rural location it's always advisable to have everything to hand in case an emergency strikes, no possibility of dashing off to a nearby supplier or calling a 'man' in in a hurry. Problem is, though, that when we have an emergency like a burst pipe spouting water all over the house OH can't find the necessary bits and bobs he needs to make a repair


    Luckily we've a huge garden, 6 sheds (plenty of spaces to hide stuff) and a massive garage that we can now, at long last, actually squeeze a car into. We don't live like the people on those hoarding programmes on TV, at least the house is reasonably clutter-free (or at least out of sight out of mind)
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 02-05-2017 at 10:30 AM.
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Oct: £4500 ish
    Signing off for 2017, already smashed my year's target
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £12411
    . Getting there.
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 2nd May 17, 10:17 AM
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    Aesop
    Made £131 after fees and just wish I'd had better stuff to sell as the sale was heaving. Another plus, I won a prize in the raffle, a voucher for a free cut and blowdry at a local-ish hairdresser.
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    WELL DONE!!

    and great news on carboot. you do so well. I hope your house is becoming a little less full, you are doing really well selling bits and bobs.

    yes definitely include this, I would say £25 as that's how much mine costs but maybe see how much they charge?

    I been winning a few prizes, 2 tickets to cricket, a game for DS' DS! a board game, waiting for it to arrive.

    Love winning stuff.
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • try harder
    • By try harder 2nd May 17, 10:21 AM
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    try harder
    Please could you put me down for £10 a day .Thank you.
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