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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 30th Jun 17, 8:02 PM
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    Aesop
    Make upto 10 a day in July 2017 - everybody most welcome
    • #1
    • 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 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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    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 13th Jul 17, 7:59 AM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Nice addition with that cheque for your hard work CBC!!

    11.10 tips to add for me.

    Managed to get a few surveys on Prolific yesterday at last so spending a bit of time doing the screening questions has paid off.

    Have a good day everyone.
    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 149.25
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1191.85 miles
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 13th Jul 17, 1:20 PM
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    QueenJess
    Can I join again for 10 a day please. Have decided to have a go at matched betting this month. Have opened a pockit account to use for this and have received a 5 bonus on my deposit from them so starting off the month with 5
    Originally posted by shariann
    I am curious as to how you are finding the matched betting? I have read up on it and am currently on the fence as to whether I want to commit myself to do it or not. Have changed my mind a million times!
    Make up to 10 a day challenge: August 346.32/465 (July 446.51)
    NSD: August 2/10 (July 5/5)
    Grocery shopping challenge: August 126.19/280
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 13th Jul 17, 1:36 PM
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    lynnejk
    I am curious as to how you are finding the matched betting? I have read up on it and am currently on the fence as to whether I want to commit myself to do it or not. Have changed my mind a million times!
    Originally posted by QueenJess
    There is a matched betting board on MSE - you might find some relevant info and help on there HTH
    Lx
    10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1595....AUG=205.05/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1240....AUG=134.23/200
    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
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 13th Jul 17, 1:36 PM
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    FatVonD
    Just converted 1280 Eon points to Tesco Clubcard points, they could mean #60 worth of meals out but I'll only count them as what they'd be if I used them for my shopping.
    Lunches brought to work in August 14/22 Money saved to date 27.08 (compared to spending three pounds on a meal deal)

    Make 10 a day in August 115.07/310 (July 71.45, June 251.22, May119.33, April 236.24, March 106.74, Feb 40.99, Jan 98.54)
    • CatherineMM
    • By CatherineMM 13th Jul 17, 2:23 PM
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    CatherineMM
    so a busy week...didn't get on ebay yet but my second car (and only car due to the scrapyard) did pass its MOT today (with NO advisories! phew was expecting to buy tyres and brake discs)

    I got a 5 discount on the MOT fee for booking online (although the website wasn't working...it literally pays to complain haha)

    Also decided that slimming world costs too much...I may gain in pounds of weight but at least i will save the s that matter! So I returned a 12 week plan I had bought...and a cookbook... 49.95 and 4.95 back...

    Found 1.05 roadkill

    Got free airshow tickets worth 66 (and was having to go anyway)

    My dad gave me 40 towards school uniform costs too ...

    77 refund from school bus pass...decided I will try driving the school run and attempt to save some money by linking the journey in with the grocery shops and charity shop trips, swim clubs etc...

    So far a total of 776.82 scraped together for this month...I am paying all the actual money to credit card #1... then I will clear #2... then tackle #3...but they are a long way off yet!!!

    on paper it sounds awesome... and i will keep going!

    good luck everyone else xxx

    Make 20/day 2017: July: 1302.12/620 Aug: 435.71/930
    V= 15362 L= 14005 M= 181913 Quidco 2,128.24 - July 2017 onwards Road Kill 1.65
    Nectar 12.90 Tesco 6.00 Boots 1.14 Morrisons 10 2017 Lottery 14.60 M&S 120
    • Talia1
    • By Talia1 13th Jul 17, 4:47 PM
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    Talia1
    I am curious as to how you are finding the matched betting? I have read up on it and am currently on the fence as to whether I want to commit myself to do it or not. Have changed my mind a million times!
    Originally posted by QueenJess
    QJ, it took me 16 months to have a go at matched betting, I read from lots of sources but was so nervous, still am a little bit. Use any free tutorials you can, they really do help, but if you are uncomfortable Walk Away.

    Sending positive thoughts for whichever way you decide ☺
    10 a day 2017 Jan-June 2361.21 July 391.92 Aug 6/310
    365 Day Penny Challenge 1175.02/ 1800.00
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 13th Jul 17, 4:48 PM
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    QueenJess
    Not much to report today, 6.07 from WBB. New total 110.02.
    Make up to 10 a day challenge: August 346.32/465 (July 446.51)
    NSD: August 2/10 (July 5/5)
    Grocery shopping challenge: August 126.19/280
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 13th Jul 17, 4:51 PM
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    QueenJess
    QJ, it took me 16 months to have a go at matched betting, I read from lots of sources but was so nervous, still am a little bit. Use any free tutorials you can, they really do help, but if you are uncomfortable Walk Away.

    Sending positive thoughts for whichever way you decide ☺
    Originally posted by Talia1
    Thanks - I have read up a bit and read tutorials etc. Was potentially thinking of doing one bet to see how it goes and take it from there. It sounds silly, but part of what puts me off is signing up to lots of betting websites due to hassle.. in theory that is less hassle than all the surveys I am doing though. Will have a further think about it..
    Make up to 10 a day challenge: August 346.32/465 (July 446.51)
    NSD: August 2/10 (July 5/5)
    Grocery shopping challenge: August 126.19/280
    • applepie*
    • By applepie* 13th Jul 17, 5:09 PM
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    applepie*
    Today I got 3 Amazon from swagbucks and 10 Amazon from having ipsos app on my phone
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 13th Jul 17, 5:14 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Nice addition with that cheque for your hard work CBC!!
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    Thanks, KM

    I'd work all the time if I could but mainly because of very rural location I can't find anything regular. I take what I can whenever I'm lucky enough to find it.

    Otherwise it's selling stuff (running out of anything anyone might want now though) or doing surveys. Not going to get rich that way so must put my thinking hat on
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: 3687.51 Aug: 250.75
    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 13th Jul 17, 5:20 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    on paper it sounds awesome... and i will keep going!

    good luck everyone else xxx
    Originally posted by CatherineMM
    It doesn't just sound awesome, Catherine, it is awesome. Well done.


    I'm really happy for you that your car passed the MOT without more expenses on the immediate horizon. Snap. It's a big relief isn't it?
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: 3687.51 Aug: 250.75
    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
    • wifey27
    • By wifey27 13th Jul 17, 9:42 PM
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    wifey27
    Small eBay profit of 2.50 today
    97.37/310
    Initial mortgage Feb 2015 157545.00
    Current mortgage June 2017 102236.49
    • shariann
    • By shariann 13th Jul 17, 11:19 PM
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    shariann
    I am curious as to how you are finding the matched betting? I have read up on it and am currently on the fence as to whether I want to commit myself to do it or not. Have changed my mind a million times!
    Originally posted by QueenJess
    Still haven't taken the plunge. Might have a look this weekend as OH is away
    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
    • shariann
    • By shariann 13th Jul 17, 11:21 PM
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    shariann
    QJ, it took me 16 months to have a go at matched betting, I read from lots of sources but was so nervous, still am a little bit. Use any free tutorials you can, they really do help, but if you are uncomfortable Walk Away.

    Sending positive thoughts for whichever way you decide ☺
    Originally posted by Talia1
    Same here. Have been thinking about it for ages and read loads but still nervous
    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
    • shariann
    • By shariann 13th Jul 17, 11:36 PM
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    shariann
    I have some more bits to add

    74.50 profit from casino site
    57p citizenme
    4 Shopmium

    Total 131.32
    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
    • Nicki_Sue
    • By Nicki_Sue 14th Jul 17, 6:12 AM
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    Nicki_Sue
    CatherineMM Wow.... just wow!

    Everyone seems to be doing great.

    I have some news.... We got the house. The rent and council tax is cheaper than where we are now (down the other end of the street) and yet the new house is better laid out, bigger in many ways and just overall better.
    Also.. OMG I need money fast lol. Check in date for the new house is 11th August.
    I can add 100 to my total (175 now) as someone is paying me back 100 they owe me at the end of this month (I can depend on this).

    So much to do/pay for. We do have to have the carpets professionally cleaned as well as the cooker etc.
    I've found someone (professional) that did just my lounge carpet a few years ago who will do all the carpets in the house, plus blitz the kitchen and bathroom to march-out standards with guaranteed inspection pass (we aren't Forces but I was growing up so know it'll be fabulously done and leave no issues over getting previous bond back) for..... 195. Seeing as the guy the estate agent uses wanted 140 for the carpets alone and the best quote for a professional oven clean was 80, I think that's fab.

    Trying not to panic and throw my nervous energy into work, decluttering and selling on Facebook buy/sell etc. I'm attacking old DVDs and so on for MusicMagpie this weekend. Every little helps

    2017 - The Year of the Savings
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 14th Jul 17, 7:35 AM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    With my abundance of swagbucks points I went for Amazon.
    Arrived yesterday so a nice 50 sitting in my account.

    In other news......15 moc for sainsburys yesterday and 7 tips.

    72 to add...........wish I could add amounts like that regularly.

    Another one here has been thinking about matched betting but I realise it needs to be researched thoroughly to be fully understood and at the moment , I just dont have the time.

    Might keep it on the back burner for the long winter months when I have more time on my hands.
    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 149.25
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1191.85 miles
    • swimminginaseaofdebt
    • By swimminginaseaofdebt 14th Jul 17, 8:31 AM
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    swimminginaseaofdebt
    Morning everyone,

    27.97 from PA and 6.35 from Qmee for me taking my total to 69.01.
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2017 #150 - 1868.05/3729.05
    ,
    SPC10 #564
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 14th Jul 17, 9:14 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    I have some news.... We got the house. The rent and council tax is cheaper than where we are now (down the other end of the street) and yet the new house is better laid out, bigger in many ways and just overall better.
    Also.. OMG I need money fast lol. Check in date for the new house is 11th August.
    I can add 100 to my total (175 now) as someone is paying me back 100 they owe me at the end of this month (I can depend on this).

    So much to do/pay for. We do have to have the carpets professionally cleaned as well as the cooker etc.
    I've found someone (professional) that did just my lounge carpet a few years ago who will do all the carpets in the house, plus blitz the kitchen and bathroom to march-out standards with guaranteed inspection pass (we aren't Forces but I was growing up so know it'll be fabulously done and leave no issues over getting previous bond back) for..... 195. Seeing as the guy the estate agent uses wanted 140 for the carpets alone and the best quote for a professional oven clean was 80, I think that's fab.

    Trying not to panic and throw my nervous energy into work, decluttering and selling on Facebook buy/sell etc. I'm attacking old DVDs and so on for MusicMagpie this weekend. Every little helps
    Originally posted by Nicki_Sue
    Congratulations on getting the house that you wanted. I hope you'll be very happy there

    Well done on getting a professional cleaner for such a good price. How I'd love a professional cleaner for all sorts of areas in my house. Well, dreams are free, aren't they ?
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 14-07-2017 at 9:16 AM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-July: 3687.51 Aug: 250.75
    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
    • Nicki_Sue
    • By Nicki_Sue 14th Jul 17, 5:27 PM
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    Nicki_Sue
    Congratulations on getting the house that you wanted. I hope you'll be very happy there

    Well done on getting a professional cleaner for such a good price. How I'd love a professional cleaner for all sorts of areas in my house. Well, dreams are free, aren't they ?
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Thanks lovely x
    TBH she's so much cheaper than some but does an excellent job.

    I'm so tempted to have her come and do a fortnightly job for me. We've done some ringing around and so far we'll be saving 22 on c tax, 50 on rent, 30 from cancelling sky and changing broadband to a BT vision/broadband combo instead and the water company can't give me a definite amount but say we'll definitely be paying less than we already are. The heating should be less too as we're going from single pane original glass windows to new-ish double glazing.
    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?

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