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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 28th Feb 17, 10:26 PM
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    Aesop
    Make 10 a day March 2017 - everybody most welcome to join
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    • 28th Feb 17, 10:26 PM
    Make 10 a day March 2017 - everybody most welcome to join 28th Feb 17 at 10:26 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody


    This is the 115th month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007.

    Thanks to Batgirl for starting it, lynnejk, Rawdinosaur, Emmaglet, Nat21luv, Monkeynut, Sweetpeas, Purpleroses, JesaRose, MizMir for keeping the thread going.

    I know this first post is long, but please read as it give tips on how this challenge works. Some of the content has changed

    If you're new to the challenge don't be scared - here's how it works:

    The aim of this challenge is to make 10 extra a day everyday for the month. A lot of people think this is impossible but it can and has been done, over and over. If you feel 10 is too much why not start at 5 or if you're brave join those who aim for 20 a day! Anything extra you make is great so set whatever target you think you can manage.

    It also doesn't have to be 10 each and every day - some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim for 310 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

    Ebay - a place to sell anything and everything.

    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

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

    Sealed Pot Challenge 2016 - basically you put your change into a jar over the year so in December you should have a nice pot of money to help

    Mobile phone to recycle? try Martin's mobile recycling comparison site first to see where you may get the best deal!

    Music Magpie - have cds/dvds you haven't been able to sell at carboots or online. Try your luck here. Is you do sell your albums/dvds be sure to go via quidco to get a few more pennies

    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.

    Collect Boots points while shopping online.

    Don't forget to search for your online shop at nectar.com before you buy, and earn nectar points for buying online, including ebay.

    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.

    We can and we will do it. Who's in?
    Make 10 a day January 2017 78.05
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 3; Swagbucks 2017 46 QMEE 2017 1.50 Prolific Academic 2017 0.00 Slidejoy 2017 1.86 OnePulse 2017 10.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
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    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 20th Mar 17, 8:10 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Hey CBC......thats a lovely amount to add from your phone book delivery!! Well done!
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    Thanks. I reckon I earned every penny though (and some). Glad it's only for a week every year. I envy people who deliver them in towns with pavements and short/no driveways. Not so much fun in the country when the weather is bad.. My car ends up looking as if it's been off-roading, you can't see what colour it's supposed to be. Muddy lanes and churned up grass verges are definitely not my friends
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Mar: 922.23. Apr: 317.79
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1200.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 31743. Balance: 25061
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 20th Mar 17, 8:51 AM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    CBC.......just noticed what great inroads you have made to your debt as well. All I can say is WOW!!!

    Well done!!
    Make 10 a day challenge Jan/215.84/ Feb 146.45/ Mar 192.55/Apr 165.70
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....661.99 miles
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 20th Mar 17, 8:51 AM
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    Aesop
    I'm carless again. the idle valve isnt idling properly. DS wasn't impressed at taking bus considering how much he loves buses.



    25 mins door to door with a short wait in between. not bad considering it could take us an hour going same route to his old school further out.

    I went ouch when asked how much a one day bus pass costs. 6.60!! not sure when getting car back so am walking home

    I need trainers though rather than my everyday shows. it's 1.50 for 2 buses if caught within an hour. will walk back later to get DS. kinda restricts my day hut would rather save that 3.

    I may even get to do some posts when I get home to remind everyone of different ways of making money.

    I need to put old car on Gumtree and deal with valeting and cleaning if someone wants to buy.

    have got a few bits really need to list on eBay too
    Last edited by Aesop; 20-03-2017 at 1:45 PM.
    Make 10 a day January 2017 78.05
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 3; Swagbucks 2017 46 QMEE 2017 1.50 Prolific Academic 2017 0.00 Slidejoy 2017 1.86 OnePulse 2017 10.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 20th Mar 17, 11:44 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Ouch to the bus fares, Aesop.

    The Government is always banging on about air pollution and congestion and the like, and trying to get more people using public transport. The pricing and availability of buses is often a disgrace though


    I'm glad you're feeling well enough to be able to walk that far today, though it's possibly a case of needs must and mind over matter


    I hope you're back on the road very soon and the car repair isn't too costly. Absolutely teeming with rain here, definitely not a day for walking
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 20-03-2017 at 11:47 AM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Mar: 922.23. Apr: 317.79
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1200.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 31743. Balance: 25061
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 20th Mar 17, 1:49 PM
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    Aesop
    car has gone back to dealership for them to fix. I reckon they just did a quick fix the first time rather than replacing part or fixing properly. will have to save up and get it replaced by my garage properly.

    wasnt raining just overcast but warm so walk quite pleasant.
    Make 10 a day January 2017 78.05
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 3; Swagbucks 2017 46 QMEE 2017 1.50 Prolific Academic 2017 0.00 Slidejoy 2017 1.86 OnePulse 2017 10.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 20th Mar 17, 2:16 PM
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    Aesop
    Some ideas for money raising
    Look for old/lost bank accounts - a few people on this challenge have done it and found some nice amounts.

    http://www.mylostaccount.org.uk/aboutus.htm
    Make 10 a day January 2017 78.05
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 3; Swagbucks 2017 46 QMEE 2017 1.50 Prolific Academic 2017 0.00 Slidejoy 2017 1.86 OnePulse 2017 10.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 20th Mar 17, 7:26 PM
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    Rosie
    Cashed in my 2 coin stash so 50 in my bank today and 25 in amazon vouchers from SBs. Taking advantage of the 5 amazon vouchers for 620 SBs
    Oct 10 a day 590.57/310
    Nov 10 a day 491.22/300
    Dec 10 a day 393.52/310
    Jan 10 a day 414.82/310
    Feb 10 a day 258.80/280
    Mar 10 a day 385.70/310
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 20th Mar 17, 9:52 PM
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    Aesop
    anyone doing Tesco Orchard it is stopping at the end of this month.

    also swagbucks sales on gift cards finishes tomorrow.
    Make 10 a day January 2017 78.05
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 3; Swagbucks 2017 46 QMEE 2017 1.50 Prolific Academic 2017 0.00 Slidejoy 2017 1.86 OnePulse 2017 10.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 20th Mar 17, 10:22 PM
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    FatVonD
    I need to get my butt into gear if I'm not to miss my target again this month. I'm accumulating stuff for a table top sale the date of which falls into next months efforts but I suppose I could/should try listing some of it on eBay first.
    Spend on clothes in 2017 37.50/33 (Oops!)
    Make 10 a day in April 236.24/300 (March 106.74, Feb 40.99, Jan 98.54)
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 21st Mar 17, 11:09 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    I hope you're all having a good and profitable day. Very windy here, a real struggle to walk into it, so will be trying to find ways of making a bit extra from the comfort of my chair today. Not sure how though.


    50 redemption cheque from Populus has now cleared so that can be added to my total
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Mar: 922.23. Apr: 317.79
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1200.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 31743. Balance: 25061
    • try harder
    • By try harder 21st Mar 17, 11:22 AM
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    try harder
    Number 13 with very belated figures --310 made in January and 280 for February ,both were actually slightly higher but both met their targets of 10 a day
    • sunshine81
    • By sunshine81 22nd Mar 17, 7:56 AM
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    sunshine81
    Sorry for the car trouble Aesop, and thanks for the Swagbucks reminder. I think I may cash out now in a last ditch attempt to meet my target!

    Last total (19/03/17) 549.72
    Quidco payment 2.41
    New total 552.13 (but now aiming for 698!)
    Last edited by sunshine81; 22-03-2017 at 8:24 AM.
    PAD challenge starting over 2 March 2017!
    Barclaycard: 2581.37/5005.28 (51.57%) Tesco CC: 5396.86/5396.86 (100%) Next: 79/670.57 (11.78%) Santander CC 0/1515 (0%) Virgin Money 0/4400 (0%)

    PAYDBX2017: 3463.20/11072.71 (31.28%)
    • January2015
    • By January2015 22nd Mar 17, 10:09 AM
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    January2015
    11.30 received today. I had given up on ever receiving this - it was from a book/DVD sale to Momox that I sent on early Feb and courier tracking just showing it as collected all this time. However, although they did knock some off for poor condition I had given up on receiving anything so I'm counting this as a bonus.

    New total for March 550.09

    I still have several items on eBay which finish over the weekend so I am hoping to clear 600 for March
    DFW Nerd No. 1484 LBM 07/01/15 Debt was 95k DMP now 26.58% paid. That means our debt is in the 60k's
    1k emergency fund (member #84) 1k/1k
    Xmas 2017 1 p/day challenge No. 20 - 420/730
    Make 10 p/day Feb 74.31, Mar 664.37 Apr 40
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 22nd Mar 17, 10:18 AM
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    Aesop
    11.30 received today. I had given up on ever receiving this - it was from a book/DVD sale to Momox that I sent on early Feb and courier tracking just showing it as collected all this time. However, although they did knock some off for poor condition I had given up on receiving anything so I'm counting this as a bonus.

    New total for March 550.09

    I still have several items on eBay which finish over the weekend so I am hoping to clear 600 for March
    Originally posted by January2015
    amazing. wish I had your energy
    Make 10 a day January 2017 78.05
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 3; Swagbucks 2017 46 QMEE 2017 1.50 Prolific Academic 2017 0.00 Slidejoy 2017 1.86 OnePulse 2017 10.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 22nd Mar 17, 10:44 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    11.30 received today. I had given up on ever receiving this - it was from a book/DVD sale to Momox that I sent on early Feb and courier tracking just showing it as collected all this time. However, although they did knock some off for poor condition I had given up on receiving anything so I'm counting this as a bonus.

    New total for March 550.09

    I still have several items on eBay which finish over the weekend so I am hoping to clear 600 for March
    Originally posted by January2015

    Massive congratulations on what you've achieved this month, January. I bet you're pleased you joined the challenge, it really concentrates the mind doesn't it?

    Great result about the Momox transaction even though it was slightly less than you'd anticipated. It's always great to receive payment after almost giving up hope that it would ever come

    Cheering you on to crack the magic 600
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 22-03-2017 at 10:51 AM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Mar: 922.23. Apr: 317.79
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1200.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 31743. Balance: 25061
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 22nd Mar 17, 10:50 AM
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    amazing. wish I had your energy
    Originally posted by Aesop
    I know what you mean, Aesop.


    My own get-up-and-go has got up and gone today. I feel very lethargic (must be the lousy weather) but I still love reading of January and everyone else's successes


    I hope you're feeling better after your cold, Aesop


    Lucky Lynne being in the sunshine, I hope she's having a wonderful time
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Mar: 922.23. Apr: 317.79
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1200.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 31743. Balance: 25061
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 22nd Mar 17, 12:14 PM
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    Aesop
    I know what you mean, Aesop.


    My own get-up-and-go has got up and gone today. I feel very lethargic (must be the lousy weather) but I still love reading of January and everyone else's successes


    I hope you're feeling better after your cold, Aesop


    Lucky Lynne being in the sunshine, I hope she's having a wonderful time
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    I think its a virus more than a cold. I am so tired all the time. unlike me.

    yes hope Lynne is having a great time and the weather is brilliant for her.

    I read people's posts and think yes, go get that item, list on ebay... and then I get distracted by the washing up etc/
    Make 10 a day January 2017 78.05
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 3; Swagbucks 2017 46 QMEE 2017 1.50 Prolific Academic 2017 0.00 Slidejoy 2017 1.86 OnePulse 2017 10.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • sunshine81
    • By sunshine81 22nd Mar 17, 12:34 PM
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    sunshine81
    Last total (22/03/17) 552.13
    eBay sale 11.43
    New total 563.56 (but now aiming for 698!)
    PAD challenge starting over 2 March 2017!
    Barclaycard: 2581.37/5005.28 (51.57%) Tesco CC: 5396.86/5396.86 (100%) Next: 79/670.57 (11.78%) Santander CC 0/1515 (0%) Virgin Money 0/4400 (0%)

    PAYDBX2017: 3463.20/11072.71 (31.28%)
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 22nd Mar 17, 12:36 PM
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    Aesop
    Last total (22/03/17) 552.13
    eBay sale 11.43
    New total 563.56 (but now aiming for 69:8!)
    Originally posted by sunshine81
    keep going! !
    Make 10 a day January 2017 78.05
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 3; Swagbucks 2017 46 QMEE 2017 1.50 Prolific Academic 2017 0.00 Slidejoy 2017 1.86 OnePulse 2017 10.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 22nd Mar 17, 12:44 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Last total (22/03/17) 552.13
    eBay sale 11.43
    New total 563.56 (but now aiming for 698!)
    Originally posted by sunshine81
    Brilliant


    That's the second challenger heading into the stratosphere of money making this month


    I'll be cheering you on
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Mar: 922.23. Apr: 317.79
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1200.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 31743. Balance: 25061
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