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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 25th Apr 17, 10:38 PM
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    Aesop
    Make £10 a day May 2017 - everybody most welcome
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    • 25th Apr 17, 10:38 PM
    Make £10 a day May 2017 - everybody most welcome 25th Apr 17 at 10:38 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody


    This is the 117th 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.
    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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    • Zjc77
    • By Zjc77 16th May 17, 11:42 PM
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    Zjc77
    Can I join mid month? If I leave it till June I'll forget to do it? If so I'll put £100 for the month to get me started. I need plenty of ideas and motivation your all doing really well.
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 17th May 17, 12:42 AM
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    FatVonD
    Stressed does not cover it, and we were meant to be going on our first family holiday next month but I'm thinking I might have to cancel it
    Originally posted by shellyosborne
    It probably depends who you've booked with (and if you've paid a deposit etc) but if you have paid a deposit, rather than losing it you could try asking if you can just change the dates. I have done this before, we were supposed to be going on holiday in June and couldn't afford it and I was able to change it to October.
    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 £71.60/£310 (July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54)
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th May 17, 12:47 AM
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    Aesop
    Thanks for mentioning sun savers. My parents get the Sun so when I was there tonight I downloaded the app on to my mums phone and showed her how to enter the codes. She said they used to do sun perks but then didn't use them. I told her this is just cash in the bank once a month! She is ok with online stuff, not like my dad who is a real technophobe, but is a bit forgetful so I set her up with reminders too. You can enter the codes up to 5 weeks after they are printed so we put 2 in while I was there and I told her to look for any old papers too. They have probably all been recycled by now but hopefully they will remember from now on.
    Originally posted by shariann
    I know people say you can just put 50p in the pot and save buying the paper. But some people like to read it. Plus they have given us bonus codes. On Valentine's day we got a bonus code for entering and there was a problem one day with codes. They gave us triple codes.

    They sometimes offer you extra for referring someone who is not already signed up. So tell your Mum to.keep an eye on her emails.

    They are bringing back sunperks and while your parents may not find them useful, you might. So when it comes back I will post and you can check.
    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
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th May 17, 12:52 AM
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    Aesop
    Can I join mid month? If I leave it till June I'll forget to do it? If so I'll put £100 for the month to get me started. I need plenty of ideas and motivation your all doing really well.
    Originally posted by Zjc77
    Hello and welcome. Of course you can. Anyone is welcome to join in at any time.

    I will be posting some more ideas, just need to find time.

    I'm up late scheduling stuff for eBay. I am pushing myself to get 100 things listed by end of month.

    I have managed 4 so far
    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
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 17th May 17, 10:16 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    I'm up late scheduling stuff for eBay. I am pushing myself to get 100 things listed by end of month.

    I have managed 4 so far
    Originally posted by Aesop
    That's 4 more than me.

    My Amazon book sales have totally dried up, not had one for weeks. Now I'm back online (fingers crossed the connection holds) I need to spend as much time as poss getting my Amazon inventory sorted out. At least I quite enjoy doing that, not like eBay
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: £3687.51 Aug: £242.35
    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
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th May 17, 12:30 PM
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    Aesop
    £9.49 Amazon voucher from job spotter.

    Job spotter is on here on Mse. It's a smartphone app.

    For those of you roaming around , spot a job advertisement, take a snap using app. They allocate points based on job advertisement . Most I got is 87 so far

    You can cash out to Amazon any time you wish.
    Last edited by Aesop; 18-05-2017 at 12:47 AM.
    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
    • fluffig
    • By fluffig 17th May 17, 8:51 PM
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    fluffig
    They turned up and bought for £50 the item I'd advertised on Facebook :-)
    I am currently going round the house wondering what else I could sell ;-)
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th May 17, 10:27 PM
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    Aesop
    They turned up and bought for £50 the item I'd advertised on Facebook :-)
    I am currently going round the house wondering what else I could sell ;-)
    Originally posted by fluffig
    Amazing! Well done.

    Pop over to the eBay forum. Have a look for the thread about things you did not realise would sell. Can't link as laptop doing updates.

    Something like things I never thought would sell.

    Some interesting ideas

    Do you have spare empty ink cartridges? Old coins or notes from holidays? Spare old mobile phones?
    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
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 18th May 17, 12:49 AM
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    Aesop
    I've lost count of where I am. will sort it out tomorrow.

    whoops I mean later today.

    £10 claimed from consumer pulse

    28p from citizenme
    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 May 17, 7:52 AM
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    shariann
    Morning. Another 46p from citizenme and 10p road kill taking me up to £119.40

    Have a good day everyone x
    £10 a day August - £59.37/£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 May 17, 10:00 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    Hi all,

    Another 0.38p from citizenmeover the past few days...other than that I appear to be a bit stuck! Am planning to ebay lots this weekend....if I can decide which clothes I could live without

    £148.17 so far for me
    £700/3000 OH BC(76.66% PAID)
    PAID VERY, Barclaycard x2, Vanquis, Natwest, O/D, Tesco & MBNA x2 PAID LBM 24/07/15 - Debt: £700/31010.23 (97.74% paid)
    Mortgage - £162,500.00 (2017 O/P £1469.82) PAYDBX 17 #006 - £15575.72/14,539.71
    • Princesssparkle
    • By Princesssparkle 18th May 17, 10:09 AM
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    Princesssparkle
    I didn't sign up because I didn't think I could do it but I've been playing alone and I've 'made' £418 already 😊 Thank you for inspiring me x
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 18th May 17, 2:37 PM
    • 3,885 Posts
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    carbootcrazy
    I didn't sign up because I didn't think I could do it but I've been playing alone and I've 'made' £418 already 😊 Thank you for inspiring me x
    Originally posted by Princesssparkle
    Well done

    I hope you'll join us in June
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: £3687.51 Aug: £242.35
    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 18th May 17, 2:46 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Finally received my cheque from the 2 items I sold at auction last month. Netted £197.36 after auctioneer's commission so I'm really pleased. Cheque will take a few days to clear (can't pay it in until tomorrow anyway) but have already added it to my total as there shouldn't be any problem receiving the money in my account before the month end.


    One of the items was a revolving piano stool, really old, over 100 years, which belonged to my Grandma. It had had a hard life and was in very tatty condition. It's languished in our shed for about 20 years. No one else in the family wanted it so I took it in, planning to replace the upholstered top and paint the wood so I could use it as a dressing table stool. I don't sit at a dressing table much now so it wasn't an urgent job. Just one more thing I didn't got round to and thank goodness I never got to paint it which would have totally devalued it. Just goes to show that procrastination can sometimes pay
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 19-05-2017 at 8:53 AM.
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: £3687.51 Aug: £242.35
    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
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 18th May 17, 3:05 PM
    • 2,833 Posts
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    kirtsypoos
    Yay, finally got a crowdology payout to add to my total £4.08 - every little helps!

    £152.25 so far for me
    £700/3000 OH BC(76.66% PAID)
    PAID VERY, Barclaycard x2, Vanquis, Natwest, O/D, Tesco & MBNA x2 PAID LBM 24/07/15 - Debt: £700/31010.23 (97.74% paid)
    Mortgage - £162,500.00 (2017 O/P £1469.82) PAYDBX 17 #006 - £15575.72/14,539.71
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 18th May 17, 10:18 PM
    • 4,710 Posts
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Not making much at the moment besides my tips but have some extra hours on Sat which I will add then.
    £13.30 tips

    Well done CBC!! Thats a fantastic amount you made at the auctions!!
    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
    • bloomfelt
    • By bloomfelt 19th May 17, 10:00 AM
    • 76 Posts
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    bloomfelt
    What a month not much money making going on here but I got my annual bonus which after tax leaves me with £684
    Also a £50 SB voucher which seems to have taken forever to get to

    Hoping to get chance to actually get round to some selling in the next few days

    Good luck with all your money making everyone
    £5 a day June £55.42/£150
    £5 a day 2017 (so far)£1065.32
    £10 a day challenge 2016 (nov/dec) £379.39
    • fluffig
    • By fluffig 19th May 17, 12:20 PM
    • 116 Posts
    • 248 Thanks
    fluffig
    I have a sold a dress on eBay, after fees just over £10

    Only one more paid One Pulse survey then I can cash £5 out from that.
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 19th May 17, 8:32 PM
    • 4,645 Posts
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    FatVonD
    £14.35 Zapper
    £5.29 WBB
    £17.11 Ziffit
    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 £71.60/£310 (July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54)
    • Bigskies
    • By Bigskies 20th May 17, 11:55 AM
    • 54 Posts
    • 228 Thanks
    Bigskies
    Shocking week at work so my sales at home have stalled to a complete halt! This weekend I'm hoping to make a little bit of cash, so bumping all my FB posts and checking eBay ones! Wish me luck!
    April 2017 £63,500 May 2017 62235.52
    Priority #1 Next Account £2300 £2267
    Percentage of total debt paid 1.99% paid
    NSD May 3/6 Make £10/day May £697/310 £2 Savers Club #38 (for Xmas 2017)
    PAYDBX 2017 £0
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