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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 Aesop; 30-08-2017 at 10:50 PM.
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
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    • MrsCautious
    • By MrsCautious 1st Aug 17, 4:34 PM
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    MrsCautious
    Just had some surprise good news. £72 paid into my bank account from my gas/electricity supplier from monthly overpayment. Wasn't expecting that at all, very pleased though. Giving my month a healthy kickstart x
    Make £10 a day, 12 months 2013-2014: £8973.51
    Make £10 a day, 2017: July: £375.16 August: £993.10
    September: £296.69 October: £398.87 November £234.42
    • Happymac
    • By Happymac 1st Aug 17, 4:50 PM
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    Happymac
    I'm off and running with £10.35....and hunting down ebayable items.
    November £40.33/£155
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 1st Aug 17, 5:39 PM
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    FatVonD
    £5.02 from PA to kick off with!
    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)
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 1st Aug 17, 6:35 PM
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    Hiddenidenity
    £15 Amazon from Valued Opinions
    £5 Amazon from Opinion Outpost

    I also accept your challenge probably won't be until next weekend though.

    £20/£155
    • MrsCautious
    • By MrsCautious 1st Aug 17, 6:45 PM
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    MrsCautious
    Just been paid £15 by a buyer who came to pick up a little item of furniture I put on Facebook.

    I have put four things on eBay.
    One more to go ��
    Make £10 a day, 12 months 2013-2014: £8973.51
    Make £10 a day, 2017: July: £375.16 August: £993.10
    September: £296.69 October: £398.87 November £234.42
    • Talia1
    • By Talia1 1st Aug 17, 6:48 PM
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    Talia1
    QueenJess, PA was good while it lasted, maybe it will pick up again when the academic year starts again.

    I have listed 5 items on eb@y, now got everything crossed that it sells. Aim to list another 5 tomorrow.
    £10 a day 2017 Jan-Nov £3823.59 Dec 0/£310
    • angelicious
    • By angelicious 1st Aug 17, 8:03 PM
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    angelicious
    Evening all,


    Joining again for August. Up to £90 so far, all from overtime. I'm lucky in that I can and do get loads of overtime from both my jobs, the down side of this is that I'm completely knackered most of the time lol!!! So this month I'm gonna look into other money making options that will allow me to be at home and not so exhausted, not too much to ask for really, is it lol????


    Hope you're all doing well and looking forward to the months ahead.
    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
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Aug 17, 8:10 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Just had some surprise good news. £72 paid into my bank account from my gas/electricity supplier from monthly overpayment. Wasn't expecting that at all, very pleased though. Giving my month a healthy kickstart x
    Originally posted by MrsCautious
    Great news. Unexpected money is always good especially when it comes from the utility companies
    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.
    • MrsCautious
    • By MrsCautious 1st Aug 17, 8:26 PM
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    MrsCautious
    Great news. Unexpected money is always good especially when it comes from the utility companies
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    I couldn't understand it, I thought the money had been taken out, not put in! 🤣
    Make £10 a day, 12 months 2013-2014: £8973.51
    Make £10 a day, 2017: July: £375.16 August: £993.10
    September: £296.69 October: £398.87 November £234.42
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 1st Aug 17, 8:36 PM
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    Florence J
    Thank you for your kind words earlier Aesop.

    I won't be doing the Ebay challenge tonight because I was planning on doing it on Thursday, will upload 10 on Thursday to make up for it.

    Just seen I have £5 on lucky leftovers but it's not cleared yet, that might come through this month.

    Referred my friend to webuybooks and I might get the bonus £5 through that soon. I have a webuybooks parcel ready to take to the drop off point which I prepped in July but haven't sent yet.

    I am in for £10 a day, but will consider anything above £100 to be an achievement. I want to make £100 so that I can pay back my OH the last bit of a debt I owe him.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2110.15
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 1st Aug 17, 8:37 PM
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    lynnejk
    Evening everyone and a warm welcome to the new peoples and returners

    I have added all the challengers up to here onto the list (post 2). Please have a quick squint and check I've put your details down correctly.

    ...........

    but a mini challenge for those who ebay.

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

    And my other mini challenge for all posters..... let's see if we can hit 1000 posts by the end of the month.
    Originally posted by Aesop
    I don't do the bay of everything. TBH I was so grateful to the charity shops when we were right down on our uppers that I like to give back and donate nearly everything to them (not that we throw much away).

    I'll join in with the 1000 post challenge though
    Back laters
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=2370....DEC=80.15/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1800....DEC=89.24/200
    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
    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 1st Aug 17, 8:52 PM
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    VintageHistorian
    Lovely to see you again. Good Luck
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Thank you, it's lovely to see everyone here too!

    Cashed out from JobSpotter this afternoon but I haven't received it yet so I won't count it (can't remember how much it was and my phone is on the other side of the room XD), I'm mostly posting this to help the thread towards 1k posts
    "You won't bloom until you're planted" - Graffiti spotted in Newcastle.

    Make £3 a Day in September 2017 - £29.31/£90 (2017 total - £164.27) | Womble #03 - £4.32 | Overpayments in 2017 - £1063.78
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 1st Aug 17, 9:03 PM
    • 390 Posts
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    QueenJess
    I struggled, but managed to put on 5 items to eBay (although lots of these are very slow selling items so not sure whether I will get anything this month). Realised that after 2 years of decluttering, I have actually finished and only have a small pile of things left to charity/eBay/recycle. I will have to find other ways of making cash!
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: December £195.00/£300 (Nov £235.10
    Oct £605.53, Sep £434.99, Aug £442.32, Jul £446.51)
    • swimminginaseaofdebt
    • By swimminginaseaofdebt 1st Aug 17, 9:08 PM
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    swimminginaseaofdebt
    Evening

    I don't sell on ebay anymore but will join in with the 1000th post challenge.

    Am kicking of the month with a £11.90 payout from panelbasenet and £25 of Sainsbury gift vouchers. Total to date is £36.90.
    SPC11 #564
    • tryingtoavoiddebt
    • By tryingtoavoiddebt 1st Aug 17, 9:21 PM
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    tryingtoavoiddebt
    Hi,

    I've been lurking on these threads for a while but I'd like to give this a go this month if that's ok! I'm on maternity leave for another few weeks so I'm looking for some spare cash to help me thro til I go back to work.

    I think I'll start at £5 a day if that ok, I have loads of baby stuff to sell so I'm hoping this will make me do something about that! Xx
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 1st Aug 17, 9:38 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Welcome aboard Tryingtoavoiddebt
    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 £67.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1628.14 miles
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 1st Aug 17, 10:19 PM
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    Aesop
    Evening

    I don't sell on ebay anymore but will join in with the 1000th post challenge.

    Am kicking of the month with a £11.90 payout from panelbasenet and £25 of Sainsbury gift vouchers. Total to date is £36.90.
    Originally posted by swimminginaseaofdebt
    thank you

    it was great fun last time, we were all trying to see who make the 1000th post before midnight

    I havent been doing too well with panelbase net, which is a shame as used to be on of my favourite sites.
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 1st Aug 17, 10:21 PM
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    Aesop
    I struggled, but managed to put on 5 items to eBay (although lots of these are very slow selling items so not sure whether I will get anything this month). Realised that after 2 years of decluttering, I have actually finished and only have a small pile of things left to charity/eBay/recycle. I will have to find other ways of making cash!
    Originally posted by QueenJess
    I wish I could say this. I gave loads to the charity shop last year, and my friend sold some books for me. and I still have loads, although am trying to work my way through it all this month. its got to go.

    I know lynnejk is in the same situation as you, oh to have a clean and tidy home
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 1st Aug 17, 10:38 PM
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    lynnejk
    .........
    I think I'll start at £5 a day if that ok, I have loads of baby stuff to sell so I'm hoping this will make me do something about that! Xx
    Originally posted by tryingtoavoiddebt
    Welcome to the 'Fred' and good luck with the challenge. I've added you to the list - see post 2

    I wish I could say this. I gave loads to the charity shop last year, and my friend sold some books for me. and I still have loads, although am trying to work my way through it all this month. its got to go.

    I know lynnejk is in the same situation as you, oh to have a clean and tidy home
    Originally posted by Aesop
    Haha - very tidy NOT atm. Have decided to reorganise all the storage areas so spare room and bedroom look like a bomb's gone off

    I have to be tidy though, left over from my Gran's strict training, but I do get really if I can't find something - so everything has it's place. It's only taken me twenty-two years to train DH - he knows it's not worth the aggro if things aren't put back

    Hope you all have a lovely Wednesday
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=2370....DEC=80.15/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1800....DEC=89.24/200
    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
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 1st Aug 17, 11:09 PM
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    Aesop
    Thank you, it's lovely to see everyone here too!

    Cashed out from JobSpotter this afternoon but I haven't received it yet so I won't count it (can't remember how much it was and my phone is on the other side of the room XD), I'm mostly posting this to help the thread towards 1k posts
    Originally posted by VintageHistorian
    aww thank you. you reminded me I cashed out and not banked my amazon code
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
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    August 2017 £390.47
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