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HKitten
Old 30-11-2011, 11:32 AM
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Default I need ways to make 50 quickly!

I'm in a bad way this month - my partner got laid off with no warning (he was doing agency work) and his claim for jobseekers hasn't kicked in yet. Help!

Ideally, I need 10 ways to make 50 as quickly as possible. I'm going to do a car boot sale this weekend so that's one!

Any other suggestions? I'm also doing Avon but only broke even on my first order as I had to pay the joining fee and buy samples/books etc.
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Old 30-11-2011, 11:35 AM
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Sell on ebay what you dont need. Part time job maybe might be some xmas work around
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Old 30-11-2011, 11:50 AM
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I agree, get some stuff up on ebay it has to be worth a try
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Old 30-11-2011, 12:03 PM
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Are you musically talented?

My nephew makes a fair bit busking on a weekend in the town centre. He finds it pays better than his part time job.

Have you looked at freelancing websites? If you can work quickly and the employer is satisfied you can get paid pretty quickly.
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Old 30-11-2011, 12:16 PM
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As well as eBay, you can also advertise your stuff for free on Gumtree, Viva Street etc. I'd try them all personally to maximise your chances of selling stuff fast!

The online version of our local paper allows you to place free ads for stuff as long as the asking price is below a certain amount, might be worth checking that out too.
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Old 30-11-2011, 12:50 PM
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If you good at writing...get into Blog writing (Write blog posts that are polished and not overly personal)

i agree Freelancers and small businesses desperately need help running their businesses, you should definitely give this a shot!

Moreover, you can try Amazon Web Services...its pretty awesome!
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Old 30-11-2011, 12:56 PM
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Amazon is also a good place to sell books quickly
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Old 30-11-2011, 1:36 PM
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There are loads of facebook groups for my local area for people selling unwanted things. The great thing about this for me is people can collect the items (I tend to arrange to meet nearby rather than at my house so people don't know where I live).

People are selling ALL SORTS on the ones near me, so that might be worth a look if you're on facebook?
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:41 PM
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Try fiverr.com. Look around there to give yourself an idea of what it's all about. If you come up with something unique and good, you could make a lot more than 50, and it could be a small stream of income for you in the long term as well.

Good luck
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:03 PM
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Are you musically talented?

My nephew makes a fair bit busking on a weekend in the town centre. He finds it pays better than his part time job.
pretty sure you need a licence to do this - not saying your nephew doesn't have one, just that should OP decide to do it he would need one!
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:05 PM
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With the avon have you tried mentioning it to friends (asking them to share your info with others local) on facebook? Put on your order forms or a little note if you miss me you can always email me orders last minute and i will confirm your order and send email when i am due to deliver. That particular tip worked a treat with a good customer of mine who used to order quite big but was quite forgetful on putting book out. Offer to do parties with it. All you need is a few samples and something to raffle and maybe party games let google be your friend. I only did one but it took over a hundred in orders a couple of years back. I cheated and bought a huge job lot of decent bath fizzers on ebay worked out something like 20p each then offered one free with every order that month. That was a good month for low outlay. I was using said star shaped fizzers for they next few years mind they were lovely. I have recently seen avon ladies advertising to drop off books in certain areas on facebook local selling pages have you got any of those near you? Might get you an extra customer or two.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:59 PM
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If you good at writing...get into Blog writing (Write blog posts that are polished and not overly personal)

i agree Freelancers and small businesses desperately need help running their businesses, you should definitely give this a shot!

Moreover, you can try Amazon Web Services...its pretty awesome!


I thought blogs were like online diaries? How can you make money from writing blogs please?
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:27 AM
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Hi betty. You are right, blogging is an online diary, but some add links to adverts to make money. You can't make money overnight with a blog, it takes a while, and lots of work. I have been blogging for almost three years, but I chose not to monetise mine, it's purely a hobby.
Here is a link to read up about it.
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First of all see if you can get it free, then see if you can make it. If you can't can you get it at a car boot sale, or a charity shop, and only as a last resort, go to a shop.
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Old 04-12-2011, 8:53 AM
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If it was me I would ask family and friends if they needed a pre christmas house clean for x amount of money. I bet some of them would jump at the chance
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:51 AM
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Babysitting? I earnt 20 last night. Loads of parents will be going out to Christmas dos at this time of year, so worth popping an advert in your local newsagents etc.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:16 PM
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Amazon trade in for any text books or video games you may have
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:40 AM
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Hi betty. You are right, blogging is an online diary, but some add links to adverts to make money. You can't make money overnight with a blog, it takes a while, and lots of work. I have been blogging for almost three years, but I chose not to monetise mine, it's purely a hobby.
Here is a link to read up about it.
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...light=blogging
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Thanks for that link!

Can I ask how much you can earn from blogging?
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:13 AM
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50 cannot be made from a brand new blog over night, it took me months to get paid for writing blog posts. It's a good thing to start, but it could take years to develop into something that can provide a small income :]
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Old 09-12-2011, 6:31 PM
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Hello
I earned 85 this week giving Kleeneze catalogues to neighbours I re-joined after a 7 year break because we are in a similar position and I only joined because we can now join for free - if I had had to pay for a kit I really couldn't have done it because we are extremely skint right now. This has become our saving grace to be honest
Good luck - I really do understand where you are coming from x
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:11 PM
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Sell on ebay what you dont need. Part time job maybe might be some xmas work around
Quoted for double the importance!

Good luck!
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