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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 31st Jul 17, 10:45 PM
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    Aesop
    Make upto £10 a day in August 2017 - everybody most welcome
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    • 31st Jul 17, 10:45 PM
    Make upto £10 a day in August 2017 - everybody most welcome 31st Jul 17 at 10:45 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody



    This is the 120th 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 £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.

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 09-08-2017 at 9:13 AM.
    Make £10 a day August 2017 £237.54.
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 £9; Swagbucks 2017 £66 QMEE 2017 £2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 £5.72 Slidejoy 2017 £5.48 OnePulse 2017 £30.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 £10 ConsumerPulse 2017 £10
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    • shariann
    • By shariann 1st Aug 17, 7:47 AM
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    shariann
    I would like to say thank you to some of the regular posters, Shariann, FlorenceJ, FatVonD, KantankrusMare, Rosie and our resident cheerleader, make us all feel great carbootcrazy.

    And thank you to all who post with their new ideas, their apps, their ways of making money, etc.

    It is so great to read all your posts and so encouraging and motivating to see these amazing totals. It makes you want to work harder to earn those extra pennies.

    I am not going to mention that dreaded C word but it's coming... so let's all make a big boost to beef up our coffers.
    Originally posted by Aesop
    Thanks for your kind words Aesop and thank you to you and lynnejk for keeping the thread running month after month. I love your description of CBC as our cheerleader too! Thanks CBC for always being so positive even when things are difficult for you - it is really motivating

    Can I join again for £10 a day please
    £10 a day August - £172.54/£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
    • shariann
    • By shariann 1st Aug 17, 7:51 AM
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    shariann


    As for the 'C' word, Aesop, it doesn't bother me at all because OH is a dead ringer for Scrooge so we have a very low-key, non-existent 'C' in this house. A mixed blessing but at least it's cheap


    Good Luck, everyone. Let's have another great month and smash those targets, eh?
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    This made me smile
    £10 a day August - £172.54/£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
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 1st Aug 17, 7:52 AM
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    QueenJess
    Hi - I'll have a shot at £15 a day this month.
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: August £393.55/£465 (July £446.51)
    NSD: August 2/10 (July 5/5)
    Grocery shopping challenge: August £192.36/£280
    • better_times
    • By better_times 1st Aug 17, 8:45 AM
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    better_times
    Hi, Can I join please? Going for £10 a day I do have a second job which will help with this
    Sealed Pot Challenge 441
    Make £10 a day #13 August 2017 £30
    Loan £35,000 February 17/£31,604.16 to date
    Step Change £12908.56
    July focus Food

    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 1st Aug 17, 9:05 AM
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    Hiddenidenity
    Me please Well done everyone last month

    £5 a day please
    DFW £953.71/£7348.71 Rent Arrears £391.28/£3381.28

    June 17 PA £121.25 + £70 Cash + £50 Amazon
    July 17 PA £259.95 + £25 Cash + £65 Amazon
    August 17 PA £98.93 + £83.08 Cash + £85 Amazon
    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 1st Aug 17, 9:54 AM
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    Rosie
    Thank you Aesop Lynne & CBC.
    Please can I go for my usual £10.
    Good Luck all.
    Rosie x
    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
    July £10 a day £181.88/£310
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 1st Aug 17, 11:29 AM
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    Aesop
    Mini Ebay Challenge
    hello and welcome everyone to the first day of August 2017.

    I'm off out with DS as now have my car back.

    but a mini challenge for those who ebay.

    Try and list at least 5 things on ebay today. BIN or auction, upto you.

    I prefer BIN these days as seem to sell much better and you aren't waiting for auctions to end on a Saturday and then can't post until Monday.

    And my other mini challenge for all posters..... let's see if we can hit 1000 posts by the end of the month.

    so post when you earn money, have an idea for making money, to moan, to celebrate, just post

    Let's get going. I will have a mini challengers posts, so post your interest and we will see how we have all done by tomorrow and what we manage to sell by the end of the month.
    Make £10 a day August 2017 £237.54.
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 £9; Swagbucks 2017 £66 QMEE 2017 £2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 £5.72 Slidejoy 2017 £5.48 OnePulse 2017 £30.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 £10 ConsumerPulse 2017 £10
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 1st Aug 17, 11:30 AM
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    Aesop
    Mini Ebay Challenge
    1. Aesop - 4
    2. Talia1 - 5
    3. Florence J - TBA
    4. QueenJess - 5
    5. MrsCautious - 4
    6. Mummy_bear - TBA
    7. Happymac - 5
    8. HiddenIdentity - TBA
    Last edited by Aesop; 01-08-2017 at 11:39 PM.
    Make £10 a day August 2017 £237.54.
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 £9; Swagbucks 2017 £66 QMEE 2017 £2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 £5.72 Slidejoy 2017 £5.48 OnePulse 2017 £30.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 £10 ConsumerPulse 2017 £10
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 1st Aug 17, 11:57 AM
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    QueenJess

    but a mini challenge for those who ebay.

    Try and list at least 5 things on ebay today. BIN or auction, upto you.

    I prefer BIN these days as seem to sell much better and you aren't waiting for auctions to end on a Saturday and then can't post until Monday.
    Originally posted by Aesop
    I need to do this.. out of practice since hitting my target early last month and so been slacking for the last week or so. I have upped my target to make it harder and so need to get back to it!

    I also do almost exclusively BIN on eBay unless it looks like auction would be much better for some reason. Right... off to start the lunch process (weaning the little one now ) and then back to listings and surveys..
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: August £393.55/£465 (July £446.51)
    NSD: August 2/10 (July 5/5)
    Grocery shopping challenge: August £192.36/£280
    • MrsCautious
    • By MrsCautious 1st Aug 17, 12:39 PM
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    MrsCautious
    I need to do this.. out of practice since hitting my target early last month and so been slacking for the last week or so. I have upped my target to make it harder and so need to get back to it!

    I also do almost exclusively BIN on eBay unless it looks like auction would be much better for some reason. Right... off to start the lunch process (weaning the little one now ) and then back to listings and surveys..
    Originally posted by QueenJess
    None of my BINs have sold. They have been on two weeks. I think I may be expecting too much.

    I will join the mini challenge Aesop thank you. I will get work out of the way and list 5 items later.
    Make £10 a day, 12 months 2013-2014: £8973.51
    Make £10 a day, 2017: July: £375.16 August: £810.08
    • Mummy_bear
    • By Mummy_bear 1st Aug 17, 1:09 PM
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    Mummy_bear
    I've never tried BIN on Ebay. I think I'm going to give it a go. Don't get home til gone 6 tonight so will try my best to get 5 things listed with two little's causing mayhem.

    MB
    My LBM May 2017, DH LBM July 2017- Total Debt (not Including Mortgage) £37139.86
    £3631.94/£37139.86 9.77% paid
    Estimated DFD JUNE 2020 (calculated July 2017)
    Debt Free by Christmas Challenge
    Total cleared £2409.09/£9091.72 26.49% paid
    • Happymac
    • By Happymac 1st Aug 17, 1:11 PM
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    Happymac
    I'm back for £5 a day! And, I accept the challenge Aesop - off to see what can sell. All the very best to everyone for the month ahead.
    £5 a day in August. £73.68/£155
    • Talia1
    • By Talia1 1st Aug 17, 1:33 PM
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    Talia1
    hello and welcome everyone to the first day of August 2017.

    I'm off out with DS as now have my car back.

    but a mini challenge for those who ebay.

    Try and list at least 5 things on ebay today. BIN or auction, upto you.

    I prefer BIN these days as seem to sell much better and you aren't waiting for auctions to end on a Saturday and then can't post until Monday.

    And my other mini challenge for all posters..... let's see if we can hit 1000 posts by the end of the month.

    so post when you earn money, have an idea for making money, to moan, to celebrate, just post

    Let's get going. I will have a mini challengers posts, so post your interest and we will see how we have all done by tomorrow and what we manage to sell by the end of the month.
    Originally posted by Aesop
    Thanks to Aesop, Lynne and CBC for your encouragement.

    Please add me for £10 a day as usual.

    Aesop I have received the eb@y email. I will join you on the challenge to list. Always used auction listings but have done a few relists on BIN. Do you use 30 days on BIN? Now off to start listing as I have nothing to add to the pot as yet.

    I am finding PA very quiet at the moment, is anyone else?
    £10 a day 2017 Jan-June £2361.21 July £391.92 Aug £6/£310
    365 Day Penny Challenge £1175.02/ £1800.00
    • MrsCautious
    • By MrsCautious 1st Aug 17, 2:08 PM
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    MrsCautious
    Yay - off to a start with an £8 sale on ebay, was a seven day auction for 4 mobile phones from ages ago (2 nokias and 2 sony eriksson) that I liberated from a kitchen drawer at my mum's house. My daughter couldn't believe anyone would want to buy them. It is hard to believe - have put excellent branded clothes on and got £1.50.

    Ebay has really changed in the couple of years I have been away from it. I suppose facebook, shpock and depop have all had an effect - might give depop or shpock a try for some things. Does anyone else use these?

    My daughters are selling clothes on there, seems a young clientele
    Make £10 a day, 12 months 2013-2014: £8973.51
    Make £10 a day, 2017: July: £375.16 August: £810.08
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 1st Aug 17, 2:15 PM
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    FatVonD
    Despite not making my target of 5 a day (sorry, no # sign!) I'm going to sign up for 10 a day in August, need to get my (car) booty into gear!
    Lunches brought to work in August 16/22 Money saved to date £34.98 (compared to spending three pounds on a meal deal)

    Make £10 a day in August £161.07/£310 (July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54)
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Aug 17, 2:29 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Yay - off to a start with an £8 sale on ebay, was a seven day auction for 4 mobile phones from ages ago (2 nokias and 2 sony eriksson) that I liberated from a kitchen drawer at my mum's house. My daughter couldn't believe anyone would want to buy them. It is hard to believe - have put excellent branded clothes on and got £1.50.
    Originally posted by MrsCautious
    Great news about the phones selling. I agree with you about the most unlikely items finding buyers yet really good stuff is unsold or goes for a pittance.


    I've got about 8 old mobile phones in the shed that I was going to bin. Someone gave them to me years ago to 'get rid of' and I offered them to various charity shops, none of which accepted mobile phones. The online buyers like Envirofone etc didn't want to buy them them either but said they'd recycle them if I sent them. Never got round to it and years have passed since then. I'm wondering now whether to try eBay with them, they're so old they're practically antique. Just heavy,basic, not even a camera type of old phones that weigh a ton. I saw on TV that Nokia are re-launching their old style phones as there's a demand for them again. Mine might be just what someone's looking for. Will do a bit of research tonight.
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: £3687.51 Aug: £283.35
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3358.00/£5000. This is so hard but I will do it.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £21808
    . Getting there
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Aug 17, 2:33 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    hello and welcome everyone to the first day of August 2017.

    I'm off out with DS as now have my car back.

    but a mini challenge for those who ebay.

    Try and list at least 5 things on ebay today. BIN or auction, upto you.

    I prefer BIN these days as seem to sell much better and you aren't waiting for auctions to end on a Saturday and then can't post until Monday.

    And my other mini challenge for all posters..... let's see if we can hit 1000 posts by the end of the month.

    so post when you earn money, have an idea for making money, to moan, to celebrate, just post

    Let's get going. I will have a mini challengers posts, so post your interest and we will see how we have all done by tomorrow and what we manage to sell by the end of the month.
    Originally posted by Aesop
    Sorry, Aesop, not able to join your mini eBay challenge at the moment. Good Luck to everyone who has a go


    I'll certainly be contributing to the 1000 posts challenge though. I loved it the last time we did it and, as you all know, I can rabbit for England
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: £3687.51 Aug: £283.35
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3358.00/£5000. This is so hard but I will do it.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £21808
    . Getting there
    • MrsCautious
    • By MrsCautious 1st Aug 17, 2:58 PM
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    MrsCautious
    Great news about the phones selling. I agree with you about the most unlikely items finding buyers yet really good stuff is unsold or goes for a pittance.


    I've got about 8 old mobile phones in the shed that I was going to bin. Someone gave them to me years ago to 'get rid of' and I offered them to various charity shops, none of which accepted mobile phones. The online buyers like Envirofone etc didn't want to buy them them either but said they'd recycle them if I sent them. Never got round to it and years have passed since then. I'm wondering now whether to try eBay with them, they're so old they're practically antique. Just heavy,basic, not even a camera type of old phones that weigh a ton. I saw on TV that Nokia are re-launching their old style phones as there's a demand for them again. Mine might be just what someone's looking for. Will do a bit of research tonight.
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    ooh - that could be interesting - I just remembered mine went on for 10 days not 7 just to give them a bit longer. you never know and I would be interested to know you do with them
    Make £10 a day, 12 months 2013-2014: £8973.51
    Make £10 a day, 2017: July: £375.16 August: £810.08
    • better_times
    • By better_times 1st Aug 17, 3:09 PM
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    better_times
    One way to make a bit of money, there is free games on virgin casino that can be played daily, some weeks I get up to £30 other weeks nothing but if you play everyday for a month you get a bonus game last day of month which gives you bigger wins and you always get something, then you can just withdraw it straight away, worth a try and it's free money, I can't remember if you need to deposit something first or not (I did it a long time ago)
    Sealed Pot Challenge 441
    Make £10 a day #13 August 2017 £30
    Loan £35,000 February 17/£31,604.16 to date
    Step Change £12908.56
    July focus Food

    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 1st Aug 17, 3:45 PM
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    QueenJess

    I am finding PA very quiet at the moment, is anyone else?
    Originally posted by Talia1
    Yes - me too... could make August a bit tricky to get to my target if it doesn't pick up! Been like that for a couple of weeks now for me.
    Last edited by QueenJess; 01-08-2017 at 3:45 PM. Reason: spelling!
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: August £393.55/£465 (July £446.51)
    NSD: August 2/10 (July 5/5)
    Grocery shopping challenge: August £192.36/£280
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