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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 30th Sep 17, 10:36 PM
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    Aesop
    ~Make upto £10 a day in October 2017 ~ everybody most welcome
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    • 30th Sep 17, 10:36 PM
    ~Make upto £10 a day in October 2017 ~ everybody most welcome 30th Sep 17 at 10:36 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody



    This is the 122nd 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.

    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 December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
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    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 3rd Oct 17, 9:02 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    I'm scrabbling about a bit at the moment till I go back to work tomorrow and the tips start coming in again.

    £1.01 Job spotter

    £2.60 interest

    Have enjoyed my time off though and got my moneys worth out of my gym membership.

    Ying Yang yoga on Friday

    Step class Sunday

    A different step class Monday

    Done a freestyle dance class today which is a first for me and I was completely lost but thoroughly enjoyed!

    Will try to fit something in Thursday and then I have a Pilates workshop on Saturday afternoon for two and a half hours.

    Reading all that back.......no wonder I am feeling weary
    Last edited by Kantankrus Mare; 03-10-2017 at 9:18 PM.
    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 £271.08/Dec £46.99
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1628.14 miles
    • cufc_mike
    • By cufc_mike 3rd Oct 17, 9:02 PM
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    cufc_mike
    £13.99 for me today from matched betting.

    So many of you seem to be doing so well with ebay sales. I've always been quite the minimalist, and never have any stuff lying around. I'm looking round my living room thinking....wonder if my wife will notice that missing

    Keep it up all!
    Make £300 December Challenge: £196.96 / £300 (£2,348.56 since Aug '17) | PAD'ing since August 2017: £1,612.68
    Mortgage Overpayments: £258.16 | £150.91 Interest Saved
    Mortgage End Date: Was 01/06/2033 -> Now: 01/05/2033 (reduced by 1 month by PAD'ing)
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 3rd Oct 17, 9:07 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Well done to everyone who has got this month off to such a profitable start


    I won't be around now probably until Saturday. No money is going to be made, but I expect you'll all be much richer when I see you next.


    We plan to make an early start on our journey tomorrow and have just dropped the cat off at the cattery. I hate leaving him there as much as he hates being there, even though the conditions are really comfortable and the staff are kindness itself.


    Going to have a cup of tea, a nice long bath and then bed. Night night, all.
    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: £12411
    . Getting there.
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 3rd Oct 17, 9:17 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Hope all goes as well as it can go CBC. At least your "funny feet" wont be a worry.

    Take care
    X
    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 £271.08/Dec £46.99
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1628.14 miles
    • Procrastinater
    • By Procrastinater 3rd Oct 17, 9:23 PM
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    Procrastinater
    After an incredibly successful first attempt in September, when I made a grand total of precisely £0 , I'd like to take another crack at it this month, please.

    I'm going to take the advice of post #1 and start with a target of £1 a day and see how I get on. I'm due some overtime pay so I should do better than last month
    Originally posted by helsbell
    Keep at it - the concept is fairly easy, but it takes a while and some adjustment of thought patterns to get into it proper.

    £8.45 after fees on one item today - just sold (and paid)
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 3rd Oct 17, 10:28 PM
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    lynnejk
    After an incredibly successful first attempt in September, when I made a grand total of precisely £0 , I'd like to take another crack at it this month, please.

    I'm going to take the advice of post #1 and start with a target of £1 a day and see how I get on. I'm due some overtime pay so I should do better than last month
    Originally posted by helsbell
    Welcome back and I've added you to the challengers' list (post 2).

    Great that you've decided to have another go and I'm sure, if you have a look through the 'stuff' from Aesop and give a few things a try, it will soon start to happen for you. Good luck
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=2370....DEC=80.15/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1800....DEC=67.86/200
    Bulk buy.......DEC=101.44
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=191....DEC=2/15
    SPC130x60...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616...2017=3843.51
    OS WL= -4/8 ......CC =00......Savings = £10,250
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 3rd Oct 17, 10:32 PM
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    lynnejk
    ......
    Have enjoyed my time off though and got my moneys worth out of my gym membership.

    Ying Yang yoga on Friday

    Step class Sunday

    A different step class Monday

    Done a freestyle dance class today which is a first for me and I was completely lost but thoroughly enjoyed!

    Will try to fit something in Thursday and then I have a Pilates workshop on Saturday afternoon for two and a half hours.

    Reading all that back.......no wonder I am feeling weary
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    Gosh - that all sounds fantastic. Good idea to try a few different things and think how fit you'll finish up being - even though weary now

    Will you manage to keep it all going when you're back at work ?
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=2370....DEC=80.15/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1800....DEC=67.86/200
    Bulk buy.......DEC=101.44
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=191....DEC=2/15
    SPC130x60...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616...2017=3843.51
    OS WL= -4/8 ......CC =00......Savings = £10,250
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 3rd Oct 17, 10:34 PM
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    lynnejk
    ...........
    I won't be around now probably until Saturday. No money is going to be made, but I expect you'll all be much richer when I see you next ...............
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Hope it all goes as well as can do CBC and your travelling isn't too onerous
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=2370....DEC=80.15/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1800....DEC=67.86/200
    Bulk buy.......DEC=101.44
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=191....DEC=2/15
    SPC130x60...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616...2017=3843.51
    OS WL= -4/8 ......CC =00......Savings = £10,250
    • shariann
    • By shariann 3rd Oct 17, 10:42 PM
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    shariann
    Sending hugs CBC xxx
    £10 a day December - £32.01/£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 August £449.15 September £120.15 October £353.42 November £181.25
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 3rd Oct 17, 10:46 PM
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    Aesop
    Weird - I didn't get a single paid one today. I wonder why?
    Originally posted by QueenJess
    I'm on level 25, if that helps? what level are you on?
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 3rd Oct 17, 10:47 PM
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    Aesop
    good luck with the Funeral Carbootcrazy, hope all goes well. I know you probably won't see these messages from us. See you at the weekend xxx
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 3rd Oct 17, 10:48 PM
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    Aesop
    so carbootcrazy asked for some mini challenges for this month.

    what would people like?

    I haven't sorted out last month's ebay challenge yet, I need to catch up with that.
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 3rd Oct 17, 11:35 PM
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    lynnejk
    so carbootcrazy asked for some mini challenges for this month.

    what would people like?

    I haven't sorted out last month's ebay challenge yet, I need to catch up with that.
    Originally posted by Aesop
    Difficult one that ! I think it might be nice to have something more inclusive so everyone can have a punt not just those on bay of everything selling.

    It might be helpful to look at ways of saving monies - same as making after all - but brains cells seem a bit low on output atm I'll definitely have a think when/whilst I have a sleep

    I forgot to add my interest today of £11.31 so I'll do that NOW
    Night all
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=2370....DEC=80.15/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1800....DEC=67.86/200
    Bulk buy.......DEC=101.44
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=191....DEC=2/15
    SPC130x60...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616...2017=3843.51
    OS WL= -4/8 ......CC =00......Savings = £10,250
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 4th Oct 17, 12:02 AM
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    FatVonD
    so carbootcrazy asked for some mini challenges for this month.

    what would people like?

    I haven't sorted out last month's ebay challenge yet, I need to catch up with that.
    Originally posted by Aesop
    How about everyone has to try something moneymaking they've not done before?
    Make £5 a day in November £322.28/£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)
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 4th Oct 17, 12:05 AM
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    FatVonD
    Or everyone that wants to participate spends up to a certain (paltry) amount on something in a charity shop (or a car boot) and see who can make the most profit flogging it on the bay of e or FB?
    Make £5 a day in November £322.28/£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)
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 4th Oct 17, 12:23 AM
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    Aesop
    #2 Referral Board
    #2 Referral Board

    I was on it earlier looking for something and spotted a referral for a thread for something that I ALREADY do. It hadn't occurred to me to post my referral on there!

    I know you may only get one, but one is one more than 0. Also if you are on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, don't forget to post your referrals there too. You will be surprised who signs up.

    I know a few ladies who post their referrals in Facebook selling groups and they get quite a few people signing up and making them money!

    so get your referrals out there!

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=42
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 4th Oct 17, 12:25 AM
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    Aesop
    #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, plus other vouchers, like M&S, New Look, etc. Make sure you select UK or if you are in US, leave as amazon.com.

    I usually cash out £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.


    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 December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 4th Oct 17, 12:36 AM
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    Aesop
    Mini challenge - find a lost account.... maybe
    Ok, taking on board Lynne's comments about making an all inclusive challenge that doesn't involve selling......

    I quite like this - one of Martin's posts....something we can all do and shouldn't cost us the earth..... probably an email or the price of a stamp.

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/reclaim/reclaim-lost-assets-free

    http://www.mylostaccount.org.uk/aboutus.htm


    so before you all tell me, I don't have lost accounts, I have claimed all my bank/building society/savings accounts.....

    Humour me. Give this a go. You can either download and print off the forms and post, or complete and send on line.


    I did this years ago and found a santander (formerly Abbey National) account I used to have and had forgotten all about... it only had a small amount in it, but hey it was lost money! I also found an account one of my sister's had forgotten about. We share the same initials and the bank sent the letter with just the initial. My dad told me it was for me.. it wasn't. It was for my sister.

    Anyhow, let's all have a go and see what results if any we achieve!
    Make £10 a day December 2017 £19.18
    November 2017 £253.84
    September 2017 £81.68
    .
    August 2017 £390.47
    • MrsCautious
    • By MrsCautious 4th Oct 17, 12:38 AM
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    MrsCautious
    Carbootcrazy I have some Christmas items I hope may sell at a car boot now! Only mugs I think (can't remember!) so I'm hoping braving the cold might prove worthwhile, I'm also adding stuff that has been on eBay or Facebook and hasn't sold for weeks on end.

    I can add £3.19 today after a friend gave me that for car parking and two scoops of ice cream - sounds random I know.

    Actually I was on a date and he showed me round Lidl - Hahahaha- I know how to live!

    Good luck all.
    Make £10 a day, 12 months 2013-2014: £8973.51
    Make £10 a day, 2017: July: £375.16 August: £993.10
    September: £296.69 October: £398.87 November £234.42
    • MrsCautious
    • By MrsCautious 4th Oct 17, 12:47 AM
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    MrsCautious
    Ok, taking on board Lynne's comments about making an all inclusive challenge that doesn't involve selling......

    I quite like this - one of Martin's posts....something we can all do and shouldn't cost us the earth..... probably an email or the price of a stamp.

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/reclaim/reclaim-lost-assets-free

    http://www.mylostaccount.org.uk/aboutus.htm


    so before you all tell me, I don't have lost accounts, I have claimed all my bank/building society/savings accounts.....

    Humour me. Give this a go. You can either download and print off the forms and post, or complete and send on line.


    I did this years ago and found a santander (formerly Abbey National) account I used to have and had forgotten all about... it only had a small amount in it, but hey it was lost money! I also found an account one of my sister's had forgotten about. We share the same initials and the bank sent the letter with just the initial. My dad told me it was for me.. it wasn't. It was for my sister.

    Anyhow, let's all have a go and see what results if any we achieve!
    Originally posted by Aesop
    What a brilliant idea. I did my own version of this some years ago now. It was so good to get on top of things, I had little accounts that had never been closed and had very small amounts in them.

    This is similar to checking out old pensions as well. There is a piece from MSE here: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/protect/2014/05/do-you-have-a-lost-pension-get-hunting-one-moneysaver-found-39000


    I'm waiting to hear how much I have in a pension from 1996. I've since found paperwork from 2010 that says it was worth £1240 then - fingers crossed it's an encouraging amount I can take out and it's a straightforward process.
    Make £10 a day, 12 months 2013-2014: £8973.51
    Make £10 a day, 2017: July: £375.16 August: £993.10
    September: £296.69 October: £398.87 November £234.42
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