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    • NeverInDebt
    • By NeverInDebt 30th Nov 11, 11:35 AM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 11:35 AM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 11:35 AM
    Sell on ebay what you dont need. Part time job maybe might be some xmas work around
    • soolin
    • By soolin 30th Nov 11, 11:50 AM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 11:50 AM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 11:50 AM
    I agree, get some stuff up on ebay it has to be worth a try
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    • Superheavy
    • By Superheavy 30th Nov 11, 12:03 PM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 12:03 PM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 12:03 PM
    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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    • Maz
    • By Maz 30th Nov 11, 12:16 PM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 12:16 PM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 12:16 PM
    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.
    'The only thing that helps me keep my slender grip on reality is the friendship I have with my collection of singing potatoes'

    Sleepy J.
  • lovetoearn
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    • 30th Nov 11, 12:50 PM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 12:50 PM
    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!
  • CBH88
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    • 30th Nov 11, 12:56 PM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 12:56 PM
    Amazon is also a good place to sell books quickly
  • TimBear
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    • 30th Nov 11, 1:36 PM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 1:36 PM
    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?
  • tommyknocker
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    • 2nd Dec 11, 10:41 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 11, 10:41 PM
    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
    • marywooyeah
    • By marywooyeah 2nd Dec 11, 11:03 PM
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    marywooyeah
    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.
    Originally posted by Superheavy
    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!
    • Maysie
    • By Maysie 2nd Dec 11, 11:05 PM
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    Maysie
    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.
  • breadlinebetty
    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!
    Originally posted by lovetoearn


    I thought blogs were like online diaries? How can you make money from writing blogs please?
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 3rd Dec 11, 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.
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1654189&highlight=blogging
    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • stardrops42
    • By stardrops42 4th Dec 11, 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
    Feb GC 80 per week (Well I'm gunna try)
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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 4th Dec 11, 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.
    Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
    I married Moon 8th April 2011, 1st baby boy born 26th September 2012 , Poppy born 8th November 2015
  • CornishGemz
    Amazon trade in for any text books or video games you may have
    2012 Mission - Save,win,collect as much as possible

    Progress so far: 350+ beauty goodies won,10 rail voucher(complaint),Amazon Vouchers(73),eBay selling (100+),5 Paypal voucher
  • breadlinebetty
    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/showthread.php?t=1654189&highlight=blogging
    Ilona
    Originally posted by Ilona


    Thanks for that link!

    Can I ask how much you can earn from blogging?
  • Happylittlecomper
    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 :]
  • JennyJewell
    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
    Jenny x
    Everything happens for a reason
  • SeW50
    Sell on ebay what you dont need. Part time job maybe might be some xmas work around
    Originally posted by NeverInDebt
    Quoted for double the importance!

    Good luck!
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