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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 30th Jun 17, 8:02 PM
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    Make upto £10 a day in July 2017 - everybody most welcome
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    • 30th Jun 17, 8:02 PM
    Make upto £10 a day in July 2017 - everybody most welcome 30th Jun 17 at 8:02 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody



    This is the 119th month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007. A link here to the original thread as I am sure some of you are interested to read where it all began.

    Thanks to Batgirl for starting it, lynnejk and ALL posters, for helping us to keep the thread going. Thanks to previous challengers who used to run this thread too, Rawdinosaur, Emmaglet, Nat21luv, Monkeynut, Sweetpeas, Purpleroses, JesaRose, MizMir.

    I have decided to rename this challenge as reading posts, it seems to put people off thinking they HAVE TO make £10 a day.

    You don't.

    The original purpose of this challenge was to help people to try and make an extra £10 a day on top of their normal income to help things along. Ie paying off debt, making savings, paying for holidays, overpaying mortgages etc.

    That is exactly what this challenge is about, attempting to make extra income on top of your normal income to help you wherever you need it.

    People start the challenge by setting a goal of £1 a day. Then when they find they are smashing this regularly, they up it to £5 a day. Some of us gluttons for punishment go for £10 a day. It really is entirely upto you. We only ask you to post what your goal is to help you keep motivated. Some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim for 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, MusicMagpie, and a few more too

    Ebay - a place to sell anything and everything. (You will be suprised at what sells!)

    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

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

    Mobile phone to recycle? Try http://mobilevaluer.com/ but also check other selling sites like ebay, Facebook selling, gumtree, etc.

    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.

    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. CHALLENGER LIST IS POST 8.

    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.
    Last edited by Aesop; 31-07-2017 at 10:44 PM.
    Make £10 a day September 2017 £81.68.
    August 2017 £390.47
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    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 16th Jul 17, 9:46 AM
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    Rosie
    Happy belated birthday Aesop and well done on your stash of offers.
    June £10 a day £246.80/£300
    July £10 a day £181.88/£310
    Aug £10 a day £317.24/£310
    Sept £10 a day £609.90/£300
    Oct £10 a day £367.34
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 16th Jul 17, 10:12 AM
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    Did a mornings overtime yesterday....£26....begrudgingly I have to admit but it paid for my yoga workshop that I did in the afternoon.
    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 £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £217.53
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1490.18 miles
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 16th Jul 17, 10:24 AM
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    Did a mornings overtime yesterday....£26....begrudgingly I have to admit but it paid for my yoga workshop that I did in the afternoon.
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare

    Well done. Yoga workshop sounds good. I used to practice yoga many moons ago and went to classes in the evening and only stopped when the classes closed down. Yoga seemed to fall out of favour around here, I could never understand why. I could have carried on doing it at home I suppose but what with one thing and another I never had the time or inclination in those days. I liked the motivation of a group situation. Definitely my loss, I always felt so good after a class.
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Oct: £4500 ish
    Signing off for 2017, already smashed my year's target
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £15841
    . Getting there. Balance so out of date, must update asap!
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 16th Jul 17, 10:35 AM
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    Well done. Yoga workshop sounds good. I used to practice yoga many moons ago and went to classes in the evening and only stopped when the classes closed down. Yoga seemed to fall out of favour around here, I could never understand why. I could have carried on doing it at home I suppose but what with one thing and another I never had the time or inclination in those days. I liked the motivation of a group situation. Definitely my loss, I always felt so good after a class.
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    I got into it about three months ago. I am always off on a Weds and the gym has a fantastic bloke who does the yoga class. I was a bit apprehensive at first but I absolutely love it!! Every other week, I can make it to a Ying Yang class which is also really good and it the lady who takes this that did the work shop. Two and a half hours My body knows about it today!! One of the reasons I decided to give it a go is because as a 50 year old......I think Im hitting that peri menopausal stage and I remember reading somewhere it can ease the symptoms and generally improve wellbeing. Anything that keeps you supple and moving though is great in my eyes. Have just ordered myself a yoga mat...(free of course with amazon giftcards ) and am going to have a go myself at home. Bit bamboozled with all the classes on youtube so it will be trial and error to start with. Also need to do it when no one else in the house which isnt very often as I cant be doing with an audience
    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 £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £217.53
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1490.18 miles
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 16th Jul 17, 12:32 PM
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    Sounds brilliant, Kantankerus. Good luck with it all. I agree about being audience-free when doing it at home

    Well, the lackadaisical man who said about 2 weeks ago that he was going to call round to (hopefully) buy my 2 Belfast sinks has finally been. Not only that but he was willing to pay what I was asking with no quibbling. I'd been on eBay etc and printed out a list of recently 'sold' ones of a similar size/condition to mine to find a fair price but he barely gave it a glance. Obviously felt he could trust me. I hate selling online offering 'collect only' as we are so 'out in the sticks' that there are no bidders or maybe just the one with a stupid low offer so it was nice this time selling something so big and heavy (that I couldn't possible send by courier) to someone OH knows who took them away in his van.


    Got a total of £85 so am well pleased. That's something else that's been hanging around for donkey's years that I've finally seen the back of. Now, what can I try to get rid of next?
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 16-07-2017 at 12:36 PM.
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Oct: £4500 ish
    Signing off for 2017, already smashed my year's target
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £15841
    . Getting there. Balance so out of date, must update asap!
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 16th Jul 17, 2:00 PM
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    Wow thats brilliant CBC!!! Nice little boost eh?

    I have a free standing mixer that I am thinking of selling but not sure how much to put it on for. I got it initially to make meringues thinking it would be easier but the whisk doesnt quite reach the bottom of the bowl and nothing happens. If I make cakes I tend to do them by hand so its just sat gathering dust in my kitchen.

    Been used maybe three times? Think I paid about £60 for it. Worth trying to get rid of I guess. I dont do ebay but will have a look , see what they are going for and will maybe list it on shpock.
    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 £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £217.53
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1490.18 miles
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 16th Jul 17, 6:51 PM
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    Wow thats brilliant CBC!!! Nice little boost eh?

    I have a free standing mixer that I am thinking of selling but not sure how much to put it on for. I got it initially to make meringues thinking it would be easier but the whisk doesnt quite reach the bottom of the bowl and nothing happens. If I make cakes I tend to do them by hand so its just sat gathering dust in my kitchen.

    Been used maybe three times? Think I paid about £60 for it. Worth trying to get rid of I guess. I dont do ebay but will have a look , see what they are going for and will maybe list it on shpock.
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    OMG!!!! Got OH to take a pic of mixer and put it on shpock this afternoon.......put it on for £25....within ten minutes I had an offer for £20 which I accepted as just want it out of the way.

    Buyer has just been and collected so thats me £20 up. Must be quickest sale I have ever made.
    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 £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £217.53
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1490.18 miles
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 16th Jul 17, 7:58 PM
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    Aesop
    OMG!!!! Got OH to take a pic of mixer and put it on shpock this afternoon.......put it on for £25....within ten minutes I had an offer for £20 which I accepted as just want it out of the way.

    Buyer has just been and collected so thats me £20 up. Must be quickest sale I have ever made.
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    well done. I am so pleased.

    I wish my stuff would sell on shpock. I get can you post for free on collection only and when I finally bin item people want it!!!
    Make £10 a day September 2017 £81.68.
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 16th Jul 17, 8:20 PM
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    well done. I am so pleased.

    I wish my stuff would sell on shpock. I get can you post for free on collection only and when I finally bin item people want it!!!
    Originally posted by Aesop
    Oh thats what I normally get and the amount of stuff I have put on there and people ask questions about item but never follow it up.

    Thats why I was so amazed!
    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 £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £217.53
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1490.18 miles
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 16th Jul 17, 9:32 PM
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    Thanks lovely x
    A sensible person would put all of those savings aside but I'm tempted to have her come and do three hours a fortnight (£37) for me.

    Am I terrible?
    Originally posted by Nicki_Sue
    No - you're not terrible. We all love saving money on here, but there's also no point in saving so much money that you don't live your life how you want (within reason of course!). I got a cleaner to come in once a fortnight to help us out a few years ago and it was the best thing we ever did. It was the only thing me and OH we ever argued about anyway and we both have demanding jobs often working all hours during the week and sometimes weekends too. The last thing we wanted to do at the weekend was to clean and if we did we wouldn't have any spare time to do anything else.

    Now that we have the little one, it we can spend more quality time with him.
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: November £172.43/£300
    (Oct £605.53, Sep £434.99, Aug £442.32, Jul £446.51)
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 16th Jul 17, 9:48 PM
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    Wow - I haven't logged on for a few days and I have missed 2 full pages of posts! Everyone is doing great.

    Lots of stuff been happening in the last few days for me:
    Citizenme 50p
    eBay sales today £61.76
    Wimbledon bet £15 (I bet a few weeks ago that Federer would win!)
    Matched betting £32.37

    My new total is now £219.65!

    On the matched betting front, I just did a couple of bets of low value. I also set up my own calculator and did my own work to find bets as I don't like blindly relying the sites you can sign up to online to do this (at a price of course). Not sure I will do it on anything other than an ad hoc basis, but was an interesting exercise to understand how it all works. I did make a mistake on the first bet and so only made a tiny profit on that one.
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: November £172.43/£300
    (Oct £605.53, Sep £434.99, Aug £442.32, Jul £446.51)
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 16th Jul 17, 10:29 PM
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    £8.46 profit on eBay sale

    £12.00 winnings at old peoples bingo
    Make £5 a day in November £36.28/£150 (October £288.52, September £374.30, August £223.95, 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 Jul 17, 10:30 PM
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    ...........
    it's my birthday and I have been checking emails and I have lots of emails from businesses
    Originally posted by Aesop
    Aw...soo sorry I missed your birthday - hope you had a really fantastic day and brilliant on all your income

    Loving the sound of the yoga KM. I have been thinking about trying a class here, as I did start years ago but let it lapse. I was wondering though if I should try Pilates first - decisions, decisions

    Great news on your sale of sinks CBC - pleased the chap came through, bought them and took them away. Definitely a win-win eh

    You're all doing so well and it's only half-way through the month atm. Looks like it's going to be a bumper month for some

    I've just £5.50 to add from surveys and weekly scans

    Hope you all have a money-making Monday
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=2243....NOV=102.78/300
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1680....NOV=119.65/200
    Bulk buy.......NOV=21.09
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=191....NOV=10/15
    SPC130x60...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616...2017=3843.51
    OS WL= -4/8 ......CC =00......Savings = £10,250
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th Jul 17, 12:32 AM
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    #3 Swagbucks
    #3 Swagbucks

    This is a very popular site with moneymakers everywhere. The site is based in the US but there is a UK version. We get daily challenges which if you achieve gives you bonus swagbucks the next month.

    You can watch videos, play games, run apps that have videos, complete surveys and sign up for offers. You can even shop online and earn swagbucks. I use it for argos. I reserve and collect, after clicking through swagbucks shop and then a month later, I get my swagbucks for shopping at argos.

    You can cash out for paypal uk or amazon vouchers uk. Make sure you select UK or if you are in US, leave as amazon.com.

    I usually cash out at

    £5 but you can cash out at more. There are also £3 amazon vouchers available.

    If you follow swagbucks on twitter or facebook, they have competitions and bonus swagbuck codes.

    But there is a dedicated swagbuck thread so you don't miss out on codes, although they are usually only valid for an hour.

    You can redeem for other vouchers, I know they introduced M and S, but amazon and paypal tend to be the favourites.

    Swagbucks thread for help

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5439334&highlight=swagbucks

    Swagbucks code thread

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5067514&highlight=swagbucks

    REFERRAL THREAD FOR SIGNING UP FOR SWAGBUCKS. DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR OWN REFERRAL


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1406969
    Make £10 a day September 2017 £81.68.
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th Jul 17, 12:35 AM
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    #4 Prolific Academic
    #4 Prolific Academic

    One of my favourite survey sites, although I don't do enough of the surveys at the moment.

    If you want to sign up, please use a referral from this board and don't forget to leave your own.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5267356&highlight=prolific+academ ic

    What is Prolific Academic?

    It is a site created to help University academics complete their thesis/degrees etc by finding them people willing to complete their questionnaires for payment.


    Most questionnaires are short and pay well. Some of the questionnaires are interesting and definitely give you food for thought. Some are just plain weird! But hey if you are getting paid for it....

    On Prolific, you get paid via PayPal or Circle.

    After you complete your first study, you will need to wait until your submission is approved by the researcher (usually within 1-3 days, sometimes longer). This short waiting period is important to ensure quality control.

    Our initial payment threshold is only £5 (with a fee). If you want to minimise fees, then wait until you have accumulated £20. By doing so you will avoid fees if you're in the UK/US by cashing out with circle. Below that amount, circle cash outs are charged 1% + 10p fee.

    PayPal cash outs are charged PayPal's 2.9% + 20p fee.

    To get paid, simply click on the "Get Paid"-button in your participant account. It usually takes less than 48 hours for your payment to be processed, but in times of high throughput it can take up to 5 days.

    If your PayPal/Circle email address is different from the one you signed up with on Prolific, it will be no problem to enter the correct PayPal/Circle email in your participant account.




    You don't always get notified of new surveys, they sometimes email you, but if you are near a pc/smartphone with free time, worth checking throughout the day.

    Some more information on it.

    http://support.prolific.ac/category/10-category
    Last edited by Aesop; 18-07-2017 at 12:13 PM.
    Make £10 a day September 2017 £81.68.
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th Jul 17, 12:51 AM
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    #5
    #5 Shop and Scan with Kantar (not Nielsen, they are a different company)

    If you are interested in earning vouchers, just for scanning your food shopping,this is the company for you.

    Sign up here and wait for them to contact you.

    https://www.volunteer4panels.com/

    Please note, you will need a PC or laptop to work with these as you need to submit barcodes scanned and this can only be done via these methods, not tablets or iPads.

    Kantar Worldpanel is a leading company in the UK running consumer panels. We operate a number of different panels looking at purchasing and usage of many things from Groceries to Fashion.

    As a panel member you'll receive regular rewards - usually in the form of points which can be exchanged for high street gift vouchers. You'll also have access to competitions and prize draws as well as other member benefits.

    The information provided by our panels is used by manufacturers and retailers to understand how popular, or not, the products they make and sell are. So your help really makes a difference.

    What you do is scan your food shopping using a handheld barcode scanner. Then upload that information once or more a week to the website. You can also upload receipts to them.

    You earn 1100 points weekly for uploading barcodes. It doesn't matter how many you upload, the payment is the same.

    When you reach 10000 points you can cash out for a £10 reward voucher.

    There are no referrals for this scheme.
    Make £10 a day September 2017 £81.68.
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 17th Jul 17, 1:01 AM
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    Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes.

    Let's say I didn't have a very good birthday and DS surprisingly didn't try to make it a pleasant day like he normally does. AS for DH..... less said better.

    work in the morning for an hour and a half - making up hours from last week.

    Then I will try to do a few more money making posts. Getting organised. copying them into word, so I can copy them each month
    Make £10 a day September 2017 £81.68.
    August 2017 £390.47
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 17th Jul 17, 5:39 AM
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    Thanks for your latest money-making posts, Aesop. You always give us such clear and detailed help and we certainly appreciate all you do to help us make a bit extra, even when you are so time-poor at the moment. Sorry your birthday was a bit of a disappointment but we all celebrated it with you on here, even if it was a bit belatedly



    Well done on your mixer sale, Kantankrus. Just goes to show that local selling methods rather than eBay can be the quickest and most effective. Talk about superfast. After I'd read your first post about the mixer I was going to say that Aesop often recommends Facebook selling groups (I think that's what they are, I don't use Facebook myself). Then I saw you'd posted again saying you'd sold it. Brilliant.


    Well done to everyone on the money made so far and good luck for the second half of the month
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Oct: £4500 ish
    Signing off for 2017, already smashed my year's target
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £15841
    . Getting there. Balance so out of date, must update asap!
    • Nicki_Sue
    • By Nicki_Sue 18th Jul 17, 4:44 AM
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    No - you're not terrible. We all love saving money on here, but there's also no point in saving so much money that you don't live your life how you want (within reason of course!).

    Now that we have the little one, it we can spend more quality time with him.
    Originally posted by QueenJess
    This is where I'm at right now. DH works silly hours, as do I (working 40hrs a week from home), and we have two fab boys who are growing far too quickly! Once we get moved and sorted (and have the new bills coming in) I'll see. Looking at the forecasts we should have enough for a cleaner and to save extra.

    Fingers crossed!

    2017 - The Year of the Savings
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 18th Jul 17, 11:35 AM
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    £11.25 to add for a couple of days tips.

    So pleased I got back into Prolific!! Up to nearly a tenner!!
    Will cash out when over £20. I vaguely remember a conversation about prolific and circle? Do I need to know about this or am I ok to cash out to paypal?
    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 £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £217.53
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1490.18 miles
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