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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 31st Aug 17, 10:30 PM
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    Aesop
    ~Make upto £10 a day in September 2017 ~ - everybody most welcome
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    • 31st Aug 17, 10:30 PM
    ~Make upto £10 a day in September 2017 ~ - everybody most welcome 31st Aug 17 at 10:30 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody



    Happy anniversary Batgirl, your original forum thread is now 10 years old Same age as my DS this year.

    This is the 121st 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 £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.
    Make £10 a day September 2017 £81.68.
    August 2017 £390.47
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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 6th Sep 17, 12:26 AM
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    Aesop
    #6 Sell used printer cartridges
    #6 Sell used printer cartridges

    Don't throw away those used ink cartridges, send them for recycling for money.

    It is best to check which sites pay more for your cartridges and how much you have to earn before you get paid.

    Here are some sites, I haven't checked prices etc, so you need to do that.

    1. http://www.takeback.ltd.uk/sell/sell.aspx

    2. http://www.therecyclingfactory.com/sell-ink-cartridges/

    3. http://www.ink2u.co.uk/empties

    4. http://www.cashforcartridges.co.uk/

    5. http://www.printercartridgerecycling.co.uk/

    6. http://www.tonermanltd.co.uk/



    If anyone knows anymore please post and I will add them to the list.
    Make £10 a day September 2017 £81.68.
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Milly-Ann-Molly
    • By Milly-Ann-Molly 6th Sep 17, 12:33 AM
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    Hi all... Busy bees here as DS2 was back to school today and DS1 starts at secondary school tomorrow. School Calendars misalign as my children go to school in different counties!

    I managed £10 in eBay sales for some stuff I have been relisting for weeks!

    I'm back to usual listing tomorrow after a few days of spring cleans around the boys rooms... I have lots of eBay stock now... Tonnes of ski wear etc too... I always wait til it's seasonal again...

    I had 2p roadkill too...

    A slow start to the month with just £55 total so far... I need to up my game! I did have a long PPI chat with our claims company on the phone and also have potentially sold a few things locally... Will see how that goes (might be £25 & £35 hopefully)

    I'm applying for a job tomorrow so fingers crossed...
    Last edited by Milly-Ann-Molly; 06-09-2017 at 12:35 AM.

    Make £/day 2017: July: £1302.12 Aug: £2582.32 Sept: £1532.50
    V= 15489 L= 8283, 5220 M= 180863 Quidco £2,128.24 - July 2017 onwards Road Kill £1.77
    Nectar £13.52 Tesco £6.00 Boots £1.14 Morrisons £10 2017 Lottery £14.60 M&S £120
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 6th Sep 17, 8:03 AM
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    So my trial payment of £4.50 went into my bank account from circle. Have claimed my other £25 but wont add till its gone through.

    Also to add is £4.50 tips and £5 SBs

    so a total of £14 to add.
    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 £111.50
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1361.45 miles
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 6th Sep 17, 8:54 AM
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    Hi all... Busy bees here .
    Originally posted by CatherineMM
    Being a busy bee here too but not in a way that will bring in any money

    Congrats to everyone else for getting September off to a profitable start
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Aug: £4112.05 Sept: £119.86
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £15841
    . Getting there
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 6th Sep 17, 10:02 AM
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    QueenJess
    Happy that logging a claim with Topcashback for missing cashback was finally successful. Still waiting for it to be marked as payable rather than just confirmed, but fingers crossed for this month! Not much else happening here.. need to seriously up my game!
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: September £187.09/£450
    (August £442.32, July £446.51)
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 6th Sep 17, 10:12 AM
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    OH was making a start on clearing out stuff from one of his Aladdin's Cave sheds yesterday (at gunpoint). He unearthed a recurve archery bow and various other bits of archery equipment that belongs to me and that he was 'storing' for me. When he 'stores' anything of mine it ends up never being seen again. He's had these in there for a few years and to be honest I'd completely forgotten I had them. Thankfully everything is in excellent condition, the rain and mice haven't done any damage.

    I used to be a member of an archery club with some work colleagues back in the day and one of the members who was giving up the sport through age gave me this equipment. I found it impossible to handle the bow so used to hire equipment from the club as the stuff I have in the shed was too big for me and the draw weight was more suitable for a strapping man not a 5 ft 2 inch woman. I decided not to buy my own equipment either as I didn't know how long my participation would last, the job in that far-away location being temporary.


    Apparently an archery club is being set up fairly locally, we had a flyer through the letterbox at the weekend. I'm going to make enquiries about maybe selling my equipment to them. They usually have a range of bows for beginners and casual members to try out.
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Aug: £4112.05 Sept: £119.86
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £15841
    . Getting there
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 6th Sep 17, 10:14 AM
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    OH was making a start on clearing out stuff from one of his Aladdin's Cave sheds yesterday (at gunpoint). He unearthed a recurve archery bow and various other bits of archery equipment that belongs to me and that he was 'storing' for me. When he 'stores' anything of mine it ends up never being seen again. He's had these in there for a few years and to be honest I'd completely forgotten I had them. Thankfully everything is in excellent condition, the rain and mice haven't done any damage.

    I used to be a member of an archery club with some work colleagues back in the day and one of the members who was giving up the sport through age gave me this equipment. I found it impossible to handle the bow so used to hire equipment from the club as the stuff I have in the shed was too big for me and the draw weight was more suitable for a strapping man not a 5 ft 2 inch woman. I decided not to buy my own equipment either as I didn't know how long my participation would last, the job in that far-away location being temporary.


    Apparently an archery club is being set up fairly locally, we had a flyer through the letterbox at the weekend. I'm going to make enquiries about maybe selling my equipment to them. They usually have a range of bows for beginners and casual members to try out.
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    That must be a contender for the unusual sales list if you get it sold!
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: September £187.09/£450
    (August £442.32, July £446.51)
    • Talia1
    • By Talia1 6th Sep 17, 11:18 AM
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    OH was making a start on clearing out stuff from one of his Aladdin's Cave sheds yesterday (at gunpoint). He unearthed a recurve archery bow and various other bits of archery equipment that belongs to me and that he was 'storing' for me. When he 'stores' anything of mine it ends up never being seen again. He's had these in there for a few years and to be honest I'd completely forgotten I had them. Thankfully everything is in excellent condition, the rain and mice haven't done any damage.

    I used to be a member of an archery club with some work colleagues back in the day and one of the members who was giving up the sport through age gave me this equipment. I found it impossible to handle the bow so used to hire equipment from the club as the stuff I have in the shed was too big for me and the draw weight was more suitable for a strapping man not a 5 ft 2 inch woman. I decided not to buy my own equipment either as I didn't know how long my participation would last, the job in that far-away location being temporary.


    Apparently an archery club is being set up fairly locally, we had a flyer through the letterbox at the weekend. I'm going to make enquiries about maybe selling my equipment to them. They usually have a range of bows for beginners and casual members to try out.
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Sounds promising, good luck CBC.

    Bank interest, surveys, TCB and eb@y total so far £60.61.
    £10 a day 2017 Jan-Aug £3046.14 Sept 0/£310
    365 Day Penny Challenge £1175.02/ £1800.00
    • Milly-Ann-Molly
    • By Milly-Ann-Molly 6th Sep 17, 11:44 AM
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    woohoo i got my old job back...part time, low wage and random hours but it will mean some extra cash flow... I won't quit this time! Time to get my farm labourer head back on... was day dreaming of a desk job but needs must! Every little helps

    Make £/day 2017: July: £1302.12 Aug: £2582.32 Sept: £1532.50
    V= 15489 L= 8283, 5220 M= 180863 Quidco £2,128.24 - July 2017 onwards Road Kill £1.77
    Nectar £13.52 Tesco £6.00 Boots £1.14 Morrisons £10 2017 Lottery £14.60 M&S £120
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 6th Sep 17, 1:02 PM
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    lynnejk
    OH was making a start on clearing out stuff from one of his Aladdin's Cave sheds yesterday (at gunpoint). He unearthed a recurve archery bow and various other bits of archery equipment that belongs to me and that he was 'storing' for me. When he 'stores' anything of mine it ends up never being seen again. He's had these in there for a few years and to be honest I'd completely forgotten I had them. Thankfully everything is in excellent condition, the rain and mice haven't done any damage.

    I used to be a member of an archery club with some work colleagues back in the day and one of the members who was giving up the sport through age gave me this equipment. I found it impossible to handle the bow so used to hire equipment from the club as the stuff I have in the shed was too big for me and the draw weight was more suitable for a strapping man not a 5 ft 2 inch woman. I decided not to buy my own equipment either as I didn't know how long my participation would last, the job in that far-away location being temporary.


    Apparently an archery club is being set up fairly locally, we had a flyer through the letterbox at the weekend. I'm going to make enquiries about maybe selling my equipment to them. They usually have a range of bows for beginners and casual members to try out.
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Sounds interesting CBC

    Great to read your DH has actually made a start - sending clear-out vibes to assist the arm-twisting

    If there's an archery club starting up nearby maybe you'll be tempted to go along and join in eh
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1795....SEPT=189.80/150
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1337....SEPT=102.84/200
    Bulk buy.......SEPT=13.48
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=126....SEPT=12/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=764.96
    OS WL= -5/8 ......CC =840......Savings = £9250
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 6th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
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    lynnejk
    ........
    Bank interest, surveys, TCB and eb@y total so far £60.61.
    Originally posted by Talia1
    That's a great start Talia and puts you bang on target for the month
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1795....SEPT=189.80/150
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1337....SEPT=102.84/200
    Bulk buy.......SEPT=13.48
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=126....SEPT=12/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=764.96
    OS WL= -5/8 ......CC =840......Savings = £9250
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 6th Sep 17, 1:04 PM
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    lynnejk
    woohoo i got my old job back...part time, low wage and random hours but it will mean some extra cash flow... I won't quit this time! Time to get my farm labourer head back on... was day dreaming of a desk job but needs must! Every little helps
    Originally posted by CatherineMM
    Really pleased for you, and as you said, every bit is a bonus
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1795....SEPT=189.80/150
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1337....SEPT=102.84/200
    Bulk buy.......SEPT=13.48
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=126....SEPT=12/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=764.96
    OS WL= -5/8 ......CC =840......Savings = £9250
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 6th Sep 17, 1:10 PM
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    Congrats on the job Catherine!! I would work on a farm anyday than sat in a boring office. I used to be a BT telephonist before I had the kids dealing with all things international and connecting calls all over the world.

    To start with the job was really interesting but once you knew what you were doing.......the days just dragged soooo much.

    Got back into catering to fit in with kids needs and have never got out of it. I have bad days but generally enjoy my job and the hours fly past. Just wish it was a bit better paid.
    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 £111.50
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1361.45 miles
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 6th Sep 17, 1:14 PM
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    QueenJess
    £5 Vypr
    10p Citizenme

    Off to fill out some more surveys...
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: September £187.09/£450
    (August £442.32, July £446.51)
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 6th Sep 17, 1:28 PM
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    Congrats on the job Catherine!! I would work on a farm anyday than sat in a boring office. I used to be a BT telephonist before I had the kids dealing with all things international and connecting calls all over the world.

    To start with the job was really interesting but once you knew what you were doing.......the days just dragged soooo much.

    Got back into catering to fit in with kids needs and have never got out of it. I have bad days but generally enjoy my job and the hours fly past. Just wish it was a bit better paid.
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    I've never had a job where I wasn't working face to face with people. I know some could be stroppy and difficult but there were few dull moments


    Having said that, now I'm retired and when I was working part-time, I've delivered Phone Books and Yellow Pages for a week each every year. That's not exactly face-to-face work. I know I complain every time and say 'never again' as doing it in a rural area can be a real trial but I'm gutted that next year will be the very last printing of Yellow Pages. The money wasn't much but it certainly helped.


    Congratulations on your job, Catherine
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Aug: £4112.05 Sept: £119.86
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £15841
    . Getting there
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 6th Sep 17, 1:47 PM
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    ..........
    Having said that, now I'm retired and when I was working part-time, I've delivered Phone Books and Yellow Pages for a week each every year. That's not exactly face-to-face work. I know I complain every time and say 'never again' as doing it in a rural area can be a real trial but I'm gutted that next year will be the very last printing of Yellow Pages. The money wasn't much but it certainly helped.
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Strangely enough CBC - you and your delivery work were the first things I thought of when I heard that the Yellow pages were being discontinued. Sorry one of your streams of income is vanishing - sign of the times I suppose, though at least you'll have one more year
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1795....SEPT=189.80/150
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1337....SEPT=102.84/200
    Bulk buy.......SEPT=13.48
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=126....SEPT=12/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=764.96
    OS WL= -5/8 ......CC =840......Savings = £9250
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 6th Sep 17, 1:54 PM
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    Yes working with the public certainly shows you all sides of humanity.
    We have lots and lots of regulars that have come to the restaurant for years and are like old friends. Its a pleasure to look after them but you will always get some people that no matter what you do for them.......it will never be enough and unfortunately these people are the ones that stick in your mind after a long day.

    Im pretty sure any customer facing role has the same challenges.
    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 £111.50
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1361.45 miles
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 6th Sep 17, 1:57 PM
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    Strangely enough CBC - you and your delivery work were the first things I thought of when I heard that the Yellow pages were being discontinued. Sorry one of your streams of income is vanishing - sign of the times I suppose, though at least you'll have one more year
    Lx
    Originally posted by lynnejk
    Yes!! I also thought of CBC Sad really but those bottomless sheds are going to keep her going for a while yet.
    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 £111.50
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1361.45 miles
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 6th Sep 17, 2:43 PM
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    Well having my referral for lucky leftovers on 2 blogs is working. I'm getting a few referrals trickling through

    Cashed out today but they have done an odd amount instead of the full round figures
    Make £10 a day September 2017 £81.68.
    August 2017 £390.47
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 6th Sep 17, 4:25 PM
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    Yes!! I also thought of CBC Sad really but those bottomless sheds are going to keep her going for a while yet.
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    Sadly, the bottomless sheds are full of OH's junk not mine. Every so often he unearths something that he asks me if I can sell for him (and to give him his due he says he'll split the proceeds or even let me keep all the money I might make) but invariably it's total rubbish and I wouldn't have a clue who to try to sell it to. I've tried so often to sell the few items he's been prepared to part with, it's a losing battle.


    My own stuff is a slightly better class of tat so I might come up with something saleable in my own shed but even that's looking more empty by the day.. He sometimes comes up with something of mine buried amongst his rubbish, like the bow and other archery stuff, but such finds are very few and far between
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-Aug: £4112.05 Sept: £119.86
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: £3733.00/£5000.

    Original Debt: £56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Balance now: £15841
    . Getting there
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