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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 31st Aug 17, 10:30 PM
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    Aesop
    ~Make upto £10 a day in September 2017 ~ - everybody most welcome
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    • 31st Aug 17, 10:30 PM
    ~Make upto £10 a day in September 2017 ~ - everybody most welcome 31st Aug 17 at 10:30 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody



    Happy anniversary Batgirl, your original forum thread is now 10 years old Same age as my DS this year.

    This is the 121st month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007. A link here to the original thread as I am sure some of you are interested to read where it all began.

    Thanks to Batgirl for starting it, lynnejk and ALL posters, for helping us to keep the thread going. Thanks to previous challengers who used to run this thread too, Rawdinosaur, Emmaglet, Nat21luv, Monkeynut, Sweetpeas, Purpleroses, JesaRose, MizMir.

    I have decided to rename this challenge as reading posts, it seems to put people off thinking they HAVE TO make £10 a day.

    You don't.

    The original purpose of this challenge was to help people to try and make an extra £10 a day on top of their normal income to help things along. Ie paying off debt, making savings, paying for holidays, overpaying mortgages etc.

    That is exactly what this challenge is about, attempting to make extra income on top of your normal income to help you wherever you need it.

    People start the challenge by setting a goal of £1 a day. Then when they find they are smashing this regularly, they up it to £5 a day. Some of us gluttons for punishment go for £10 a day. It really is entirely upto you. We only ask you to post what your goal is to help you keep motivated. Some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim for 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, MusicMagpie, and a few more too

    Ebay - a place to sell anything and everything. (You will be suprised at what sells!)

    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

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

    Mobile phone to recycle? Try http://mobilevaluer.com/ but also check other selling sites like ebay, Facebook selling, gumtree, etc.

    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.

    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 £300 (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 September 2017 £81.68.
    August 2017 £390.47
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    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 1st Sep 17, 8:38 AM
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    QueenJess
    OK - kicking off the month already with bank interest of £3.48. I seem to cycle my money round so many accounts to maximise interest - it is very confusing, but does seem to work!
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: September £386.48/£450
    (August £442.32, July £446.51)
    • Talia1
    • By Talia1 1st Sep 17, 8:48 AM
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    Talia1
    Usual £10 a day for me please
    £10 a day 2017 Jan-Aug £3046.14 Sept 0/£310
    365 Day Penny Challenge £1175.02/ £1800.00
    • tizzi13
    • By tizzi13 1st Sep 17, 9:05 AM
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    tizzi13
    I have been reading the August thread for the last couple of weeks looking to see if this is doable for me and I think it is. I would love to join in please :-) £5 a day for me month total £150
    Sealed Pot challenge no: 025 Target £2000
    SPC 8: 2015: £1043 saved
    SPC 9: 2016: £1313.38 saved
    SPC 10: 2017
    2017: 0/35lb
    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 1st Sep 17, 9:10 AM
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    VintageHistorian
    Happy 10th anniversary thread!

    Thank you for the September thread Aesop and Lynne. Please put me down for £3 a day!
    "You won't bloom until you're planted" - Graffiti spotted in Newcastle.

    Make £3 a Day in September 2017 - £23.92/£90 (2017 total - £164.27) | Womble #03 - £4.32 | Overpayments in 2017 - £749.69
    • ziggy2407
    • By ziggy2407 1st Sep 17, 9:16 AM
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    ziggy2407
    Happy 10th Anniversary to the thread

    Thank you to Aesop, Lynne and all the other members for making this a great place to be, I really enjoyed August and would love to join again for September at £5 per day.

    Have a great month everyone!
    It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. (Old Chinese Proverb)

    Make £5 per day in August 2017: £358.12/£155

    Make £5 per day in September 2017: £351.89/£150
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Sep 17, 9:25 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Thanks as always to Aesop and Lynne for all your work making the thread the best place to be on MSE


    Happy Anniversary and a special thanks to Batgirl for starting it all off


    Put me down for the usual £10 please, Lynne.
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Aug: £4112.05 Sept: £119.86
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £15841
    . Getting there
    • museumworker
    • By museumworker 1st Sep 17, 9:29 AM
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    museumworker
    Happy Anniversary thread! I'm in for the first time in probably 6 or 7 years !

    Put me down for £5 a day please, its been a while and I would love to be able to plug the gap in our budget this month.
    Mortgage 16/03/2011: £190K 01/01/2017: £107,729.65 01/07/2017: £95,979.89
    OPs 2011-2016 = £45K 2017 OPs = £9250.20
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Sep 17, 9:30 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Thanks for the 2 mini challenges, Aesop

    I can certainly help with the 1500 post one but not sure what I have to sell that is remotely unusual. Can we sell it anywhere not just on eBay this time? Who decides on what's the most unusual?. I thought MrsCautious's sporran was an absolute gem as far as unusual goes. Shame it wasn't this month, eh?. It will be fun to see what you all manage to dig out from your attics and sheds
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 01-09-2017 at 9:34 AM.
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Aug: £4112.05 Sept: £119.86
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £15841
    . Getting there
    • fluffig
    • By fluffig 1st Sep 17, 9:30 AM
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    fluffig
    I am going to try for £10 a day again
    • WelshKitty85
    • By WelshKitty85 1st Sep 17, 9:54 AM
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    WelshKitty85
    Morning, can I please join this month? Aiming for £10 a day. We are hoping to move house this month, and also have a baby on the way so any extra £££ we can make will be most welcome.
    Battling my final debt:
    Credit card - £4844.62(Dec 16) £2929.89
    • Xandersmum
    • By Xandersmum 1st Sep 17, 9:59 AM
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    Xandersmum
    Can I go down for a tenner a day please! Lets see if I can make it to the end two months in a row

    Happy 10th anniversary 'Fred' - thanks Aesop, Lynne and all the regs for making it such a great place!

    Make £10 a day September 35/300

    • Xandersmum
    • By Xandersmum 1st Sep 17, 10:00 AM
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    Xandersmum
    Right I have £5 from Viewers Logic, and £15 in overnight ebay sales to add - I'm off and ahead of the game for once!!

    Make £10 a day September 35/300

    • shariann
    • By shariann 1st Sep 17, 10:28 AM
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    shariann
    Morning everyone

    Wow! 10 years. That is amazing. Thanks batgirl for starting this brilliant thread and to everyone who has kept it going for so long.

    Please put me down for £10 again Aesop/Lynne.

    Will copy over the totals post for last month later today. Would be good to see if we can beat the total this month maybe?

    Nothing to report so far for me
    £10 a day September - £82.48/£300
    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
    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 1st Sep 17, 10:30 AM
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    VintageHistorian
    To kick this off I've requested a cashout from Job Spotter, and another cashout with PA (I don't want to register for Circle so I've gone with Paypal, just need to remember to be just over £10 when I cashout so the extra pence will cover the fees).
    "You won't bloom until you're planted" - Graffiti spotted in Newcastle.

    Make £3 a Day in September 2017 - £23.92/£90 (2017 total - £164.27) | Womble #03 - £4.32 | Overpayments in 2017 - £749.69
    • MinnieMousesMummy
    • By MinnieMousesMummy 1st Sep 17, 10:41 AM
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    MinnieMousesMummy
    Happy September everyone, Please count me in for this month. After much consideration I have decided to lower by usual monthly target due to starting uni next week as not sure hw much free time I will have. I will be aiming for £350

    I have received an email from ebay, that only need to pay fees on sold items so think I will use this month to try and sell stuff that I don't need. As well as ebay I will be working a few hours in part time job, survey sites and perhaps some article writing. Hopefully this will enable me to reach target.

    Good luck everyone with your September targets x
    £10 challenge 2017: Jan £387.76, Feb £82.21, March £254.10, April£0, May £674.30
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Sep 17, 11:14 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Morning, can I please join this month? Aiming for £10 a day. We are hoping to move house this month, and also have a baby on the way so any extra £££ we can make will be most welcome.
    Originally posted by WelshKitty85
    Welcome to the thread. Sounds like you have some very expensive times ahead. If there's anything you'd like to know or need explaining please ask. This is a lovely friendly thread and we love having new people come and join us.

    Good Luck with everything
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Aug: £4112.05 Sept: £119.86
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £15841
    . Getting there
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Sep 17, 11:21 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Right I have £5 from Viewers Logic, and £15 in overnight ebay sales to add - I'm off and ahead of the game for once!!
    Originally posted by Xandersmum
    Well done! Nice to be up and running so soon

    Viewers Logic sounds interesting. Can I be nosy and ask what it is please, it's a new one on me?
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Aug: £4112.05 Sept: £119.86
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £15841
    . Getting there
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 1st Sep 17, 12:17 PM
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    FatVonD
    I'm in for the full ten pounds a day, please!
    Lunches brought to work in September 6/20 Money saved to date £13.07 (compared to spending three pounds on a meal deal.)

    Make £10 a day in September £288.05/£300 (August£223.95, July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54)
    • Felula
    • By Felula 1st Sep 17, 12:26 PM
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    Felula
    Thanks for this challenge - it's my first full month. I am going to aim for £4 a day, which would make £120. Happily I've just had £30 payout from Valued Opinions, so I am off to a flying start!!

    Make £4 a day, Sept 2017: £30
    • moppiness
    • By moppiness 1st Sep 17, 12:31 PM
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    moppiness
    Hi all,

    i am quite new to MSE forums, though I've read many of them in the past. Long story short, I absolutely NEED to make £15/day to cover basic costs. My goal however is £20/day. Probably quite the challenge, but as I am out of work (hence the need to make the £20/day) I at least have more time on my hands to hopefully meet that goal! Looking forward to hearing how others manage it. Good luck to everyone!
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