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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 31st Mar 17, 7:21 AM
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    Aesop
    Make £10 a day April 2017 - everybody most welcome to join
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    • 31st Mar 17, 7:21 AM
    Make £10 a day April 2017 - everybody most welcome to join 31st Mar 17 at 7:21 AM
    Hello and welcome everybody


    This is the 116th 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 £300 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 £300 (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 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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    • shellyosborne
    • By shellyosborne 15th Apr 17, 7:48 PM
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    shellyosborne
    Got two ebay sales and a shpock sale sale totalling £17.33 after fees. Taking me to £94.03
    Total Debt £22,799.31 (23/02/2016) £16,880.(paid 25.96%)
    Earn £10 a day 2015 - £878.91 2016 - £3932.18
    March 2017 - £181.06/£310
    April £808.29/£800
    May £455.06/£310
    June £241.83/£300
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 15th Apr 17, 9:59 PM
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    FatVonD
    I tried to use one of the referrals for Prolific but it said I'm already registered, it must have been an age ago, I had no idea what the password was! I've now filled in my profile and am awaiting expectantly.

    Do they email you or do you have to keep checking in?
    Last edited by FatVonD; 15-04-2017 at 10:02 PM.
    Lunches brought to work in August 12/22 Money saved to date £25.07 (compared to spending three pounds on a meal deal)

    Make £10 a day in August £89.60/£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 16th Apr 17, 7:42 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    I tried to use one of the referrals for Prolific but it said I'm already registered, it must have been an age ago, I had no idea what the password was! I've now filled in my profile and am awaiting expectantly.

    Do they email you or do you have to keep checking in?
    Originally posted by FatVonD
    They email survey invitations but it's once in a blue moon, often because it was a 2-parter and you've already done the first part and the follow-up is ready for you to do.


    It's usually a case of checking in regularly and starting a study as soon as you see one as they fill up very very fast.


    It's best to actually check which studies are available for you after you've logged in to your account (there's a 'Studies' button at the top of the page). that way you'll only see the ones you're eligible for. If you check the Studies page without logging in you'll find a whole list of interesting studies that you won't be eligible for.


    You can withdraw money from £5 but Paypal charge fees. Not a lot but most of us resent having to pay it and wait to reach the £20 mark when payments are free. They only pay via Paypal but the money is paid very quickly indeed


    Good Luck
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: £3687.51 Aug: £247.35
    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 16th Apr 17, 2:35 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Just spotted an invitation email from eBay offering 50% off final fees. Valid for 9 days so I might just about manage to find something to list before it expires. It's invitation only so probably a lot of you didn't get it.


    I hope you're all enjoying the Bank Holiday break and if you aren't making any money I hope you aren't having to spend too much


    Lynne, I hope you're OK. Seems ages since we last heard from you
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: £3687.51 Aug: £247.35
    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
    • pretty butterfly
    • By pretty butterfly 16th Apr 17, 5:01 PM
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    pretty butterfly
    I am very late to the party I know but please sign me up for this. £10/day seems a bit ambitious but I will give it a shot.

    So far: £0 but I should hopefully get a Swagbucks payout in the next couple of days.
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 16th Apr 17, 10:32 PM
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    FatVonD
    £19.50 win at bingo
    Lunches brought to work in August 12/22 Money saved to date £25.07 (compared to spending three pounds on a meal deal)

    Make £10 a day in August £89.60/£310 (July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54)
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 16th Apr 17, 11:01 PM
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    lynnejk
    Hiya money-makers

    So sorry I've not been around but have been a bit poorly

    Last time I posted I said I was feeling unwell and it just become worse. I thought I'd picked up a chest infection and just dosed myself up with some b**chams.

    Woke up the next morning, couldn't stop coughing and had problems breathing. One hour later I woke up DH to phone me an ambulance.

    Long story short, it seems I had a nasty viral infection and had a heart attack in Admissions They weren't sure what virus I had, as I had some strange symptoms and had come back from Europe only six days prior.

    I was admitted into High Dependency and put in total isolation for four days - testing me for everything from Bird Flu, Swine fever and viral pneumonia. I was wired up and fully monitored 24/7 - one nurse to two patients.

    Anyways - I am now home and just finishing course of strong abs. Brain is like blamange, legs still stuffed with straw and sleeping hours and hours as I'm soo tired.

    Think I have to see the doctor in a week or two and meanwhile on low aspirin and blood-thinning drug. I hope they did finally find out what it was as I'd love to know what tried to kill me !

    On another tack, I haven't had time to read back through yet, but hope you all doing well. It's only half-way through April so plenty of time to fill those coffers

    Hope you all have a lovely Easter Monday
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1595....AUG=205.05/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1240....AUG=97.64/200
    Bulk buy.......AUG=12.38
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=126....AUG=13/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=414.96
    OS WL= -3/8 ......CC =666......Savings = £9250
    • Surfchik80
    • By Surfchik80 17th Apr 17, 7:47 AM
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    Surfchik80
    My god Lynn!! What an awful and frightening time you've had! Thank you so much for taking the time to post and tell us what has been happening. I'm sure we're the last people you must be thinking of but, even though we're not 'there', we are in fact still 'there for you'. Sending lots and lots of good energy your way. Hopefully the Docs and the love of your family will see you straight soon.

    Take care of yourself xx
    £10 a day 2017 - APR £60.12 / MAR £82.24 / FEB £142.82 / JAN £241.24
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 17th Apr 17, 8:24 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Oh, Lynne, you must have been so scared. What awful symptoms to have had. I (and I know everyone else who 'knows' you on here will be feeling the same) am so relieved and thankful that you are on the mend again.


    It was only yesterday afternoon that I enquired about how you were in one of my posts. We always miss you when you aren't here keeping us encouraged and motivated by your lovely cheery posts


    Your comment ''So sorry I've not been around but have been a bit poorly'' was the understatement of the year


    You ended by saying: ''On another tack, I haven't had time to read back through yet, but hope you all doing well. It's only half-way through April so plenty of time to fill those coffers

    Hope you all have a lovely Easter Monday''


    Please don't waste your time and energy bothering to read back what we've all been up to in your absence. We've been trying our best (some of us with more success than me) to keep the money trickling in. We'll keep on trying to the bitter end, we won't let you down


    I'm sure we'll all have a lovelier Easter Monday now we know you are alright


    Please take care of yourself and don't worry about us lot
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: £3687.51 Aug: £247.35
    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 17th Apr 17, 8:32 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    I am very late to the party I know but please sign me up for this. £10/day seems a bit ambitious but I will give it a shot.

    So far: £0 but I should hopefully get a Swagbucks payout in the next couple of days.
    Originally posted by pretty butterfly
    Welcome to the challenge pretty butterfly


    If there's anything you want to know please just ask. We're a friendly bunch and will do our best to help although just at the moment our 2 main 'leaders' who are the experts on all things moneymaking are very involved with other things or ill. Please read the first posts on the challenge as they will give you lots of good ideas on how to find ways to make money

    Keep us posted on how you get on.

    Good Luck
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: £3687.51 Aug: £247.35
    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
    • shariann
    • By shariann 17th Apr 17, 10:15 AM
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    shariann
    My god Lynn!! What an awful and frightening time you've had! Thank you so much for taking the time to post and tell us what has been happening. I'm sure we're the last people you must be thinking of but, even though we're not 'there', we are in fact still 'there for you'. Sending lots and lots of good energy your way. Hopefully the Docs and the love of your family will see you straight soon.

    Take care of yourself xx
    Originally posted by Surfchik80
    Well said! Sending lots of love and hugs Lynn xxx
    £10 a day August - £140.06/£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
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th Apr 17, 10:37 AM
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    Aesop
    omg lynnejk. you take good care of yourself, don't worry about us on here.

    you concentrate on resting and getting better. hope you find out what awful virus attacked you.

    hugs and kisses . so pleased you managed to find a little energy to post and tell us what happened.
    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
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 17th Apr 17, 9:59 PM
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    FatVonD
    Lynne, I was going to ask if b**chams was babychams but see it was no laughing matter, scary stuff, hope you are well on the path to recovery.

    I just popped in to say I've just done my first Prolific survey, I'm still a loooong way off cashing out but I was beginning to wonder if I would ever get one!
    Lunches brought to work in August 12/22 Money saved to date £25.07 (compared to spending three pounds on a meal deal)

    Make £10 a day in August £89.60/£310 (July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54)
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 17th Apr 17, 10:24 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Lynne.....just want to echo everyone elses messages on here and wish you good luck in your recovery. Sounds like you have had a bit of a scare!! XX

    £11.50 to add for a couple of days tips .

    £9 off a £60 spend at sainsburys

    $10 from clix which has gone straight into neo account. (Will call that £8)
    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 £144.05
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1191.85 miles
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th Apr 17, 10:34 PM
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    Aesop
    Lynne, I was going to ask if b**chams was babychams but see it was no laughing matter, scary stuff, hope you are well on the path to recovery.

    I just popped in to say I've just done my first Prolific survey, I'm still a loooong way off cashing out but I was beginning to wonder if I would ever get one!
    Originally posted by FatVonD
    well done. it can be hit and miss when you get any. if you are fortunate enough to work from home or allowed to view prolific browser all day from work you can refresh every few minutes to see if any surveys.
    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
    • shariann
    • By shariann 18th Apr 17, 10:29 AM
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    shariann
    Morning

    Just checking in to add £5 AGC from swags, £34.50 from TCB and £7 MOC used in Tesco taking me up to £112.76 for the month so far. Keep it up everyone.

    How are you feeling now Lynn? xxx
    £10 a day August - £140.06/£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
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 18th Apr 17, 4:06 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    Afternoon all,

    Had a crowdology payout again so I'm up to £107.18 so far

    Lynne that sounds really scary - hope you feel brighter soon!
    £675/3000 OH BC(77.5% PAID)
    PAID VERY, Barclaycard x2, Vanquis, Natwest, O/D, Tesco & MBNA x2 PAID LBM 24/07/15 - Debt: £675/31010.23 (97.82% paid)
    Mortgage - £162,500.00 (2017 O/P £1469.82) PAYDBX 17 #006 - £15600.72/14,539.71
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 18th Apr 17, 4:18 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Well done, all

    I don't know how anyone else feels but I think it's nice to be back to normal after the bank holiday. Postman brought me £10 Morrisons voucher from Daily Mail Rewards, plus I was given 2 x £5 More vouchers at the till when I was in Morrisons this morning. I know I had to pay for my shopping in the first place in order to get them but I shop there anyway so I look upon then as 'free' shopping the next time I buy anything.


    OH gave me a new £1 coin when he got back from his week away as I told him I'd never seen one yet. That man is so generous (not) as he had a whole bagful
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 18-04-2017 at 7:25 PM.
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: £3687.51 Aug: £247.35
    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
    • Missymae0
    • By Missymae0 18th Apr 17, 5:48 PM
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    Missymae0
    Hi everyone hope you all had a great Easter weekend, I've had a rest from surveys and matched betting for the weekend and also got a week off work to spend with my kids, which also means spending more than I earn ��

    TopCashback £27.69
    Matched betting £34.30

    New April total- £244.99/£300
    • pretty butterfly
    • By pretty butterfly 18th Apr 17, 7:26 PM
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    pretty butterfly
    Redeemed £20 of nectar points today so my total is now £20 (I am counting vouchers/points when they are redeemed, not when they are earned).
    Mortgage Free Wannabe: overpayments: £1920.51; outstanding -£74054.98
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