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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 September 2017 £81.68.
    August 2017 £390.47
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    • fluffig
    • By fluffig 4th Oct 17, 9:28 AM
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    fluffig
    Me please again. I'm aiming still for £10 a day.
    • Procrastinater
    • By Procrastinater 4th Oct 17, 9:57 AM
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    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.......
    Originally posted by Aesop
    I closed an old account I had with alliance And Leicester years ago and found £100+ last year, but reading this post reminds me I have some Premium Bonds from 30 odd years ago - not sure how many, between £20 and £40 I think - but hey worth seeing if I can reunite. I might even have won something !
    • Procrastinater
    • By Procrastinater 4th Oct 17, 12:06 PM
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    I just took the dog for a walk in the woods and got to thinking about some things I have sold. Mny of them were natural, and some just picked off the ground. But without restricting to that - how about everyone tries to think as they are walking about, with eyes open for an opportunity, find something, bring it home and sell it (Note if the "Something" is in a skip, it is wise to ask the person filling the skip first)

    SO it could be a piece of wood of interesting shape, a bunch of feathers or a kiddies bike - Anything - provided it was free and you sold it.

    THis will allow everybody to participate and lets see who can sell the most "odd" thing and who can make the most for free
    • arc2014
    • By arc2014 4th Oct 17, 12:58 PM
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    arc2014
    76p found in my pocket - I'm claiming that!
    Logbook Loan 170.42/1000 ∑ DC1 45/1420.32 ∑ DC2 30/321.13 ∑ DC3 11.75/11.75 ∑ DC4 40/635 ∑ Personal Loan 426.74/4800 ∑ Overdraft 0/1200

    Lightbulb Moment September 2017 - DFD Christmas 2018!

    October NSDs 11/15£10 a day challenge £250.31/£500
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 4th Oct 17, 2:46 PM
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    QueenJess
    For those of you using Vypr, I got about 50 steers today so well worth a look.
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: October £595.10/£310
    (September £434.99, August £442.32, July £446.51)
    • shariann
    • By shariann 4th Oct 17, 2:57 PM
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    shariann
    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

    Ok, I have just done this in my lunch break so watch this space
    £10 a day October - £72.91/£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
    • shariann
    • By shariann 4th Oct 17, 2:59 PM
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    shariann
    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.
    Originally posted by MrsCautious

    And I have done this too. I worked for a large company from about 1986 to 1993 and I think there may have been a pension although I am not sure, so we will see
    Last edited by shariann; 05-10-2017 at 1:08 PM.
    £10 a day October - £72.91/£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
    • shariann
    • By shariann 4th Oct 17, 3:00 PM
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    shariann
    For those of you using Vypr, I got about 50 steers today so well worth a look.
    Originally posted by QueenJess


    Also done this. Thank you!
    £10 a day October - £72.91/£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
    • Procrastinater
    • By Procrastinater 4th Oct 17, 3:49 PM
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    Procrastinater
    Went out for a walk and found some Rosehips and some big firm mushrooms which I had for lunch fried in real butter, with some bacon (Lidls cooking bacon £1.10 a kg ) - There's just nothing to beat the taste of wild mushrooms fried in butter - I'm claiming 50P for them - that's cheap
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 4th Oct 17, 5:21 PM
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    QueenJess
    I'm on level 25, if that helps? what level are you on?
    Originally posted by Aesop
    Level 9 and very close to 10 - so 18p per pulse. Usually I do get more than I have in the last few weeks.
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: October £595.10/£310
    (September £434.99, August £442.32, July £446.51)
    • ziggy2407
    • By ziggy2407 4th Oct 17, 7:29 PM
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    ziggy2407
    Just popping by with a little update for October:

    £3.00 Halifax Reward
    £1.45 Shopmium
    £2.70 COS
    £3.00 Topcashback
    £0.50 Snap n Save on TCB
    £2.00 High street Vouchers from RM Surveys

    £12.65 so far

    Keep up the great work
    It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. (Old Chinese Proverb)

    Make £5 per day in Aug 2017: £358.12/£155 . Make £5 per day in Sept 2017: £406.12/£150
    Make £5 per day in October 2017: £12.65/£155
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 4th Oct 17, 8:12 PM
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    QueenJess
    Listed a couple more items last night and also am trying webuybooks as you can email them to ask them if they want to buy pre-ISBN books. I am waiting for their antiquarian department to get back to me.
    Originally posted by QueenJess
    Alas this all came to nothing as my books are of no interest to them. So back to the eBay drawing board! Been amending some more posts and have lots of them now bundled and going out as auctions to see if I can drum up some interest.
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: October £595.10/£310
    (September £434.99, August £442.32, July £446.51)
    • cufc_mike
    • By cufc_mike 5th Oct 17, 12:45 AM
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    cufc_mike
    £13.08 matched betting
    £3.00 halifax reward
    £16.08 total
    Credit Card: 1st Aug 2017 --> £1,371.04 NOW --> £864.70
    Make a Payment a Day: £213.51 in Aug, £167.55 in Sep, £125.28 in Oct
    Make £300 October Challenge: £402.05 / £500 (£1,206.50 since Aug '17)
    • DebtFreeDuo
    • By DebtFreeDuo 5th Oct 17, 12:10 PM
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    DebtFreeDuo
    Just stopping by for a quick update:

    £4.80 voucher
    £7.04 ebay
    Total for today 11.84
    Month so far £61.84
    Debt 14/10/17/20/9/17 5395.16/5690.50 = Loan: 2065.32/2207.38 Car Loan: 2292.94/2419.64 0% CC: 1036.90/1063.48 DFD Oct 18.
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: £110.51/£150..NSD October 15/15
    • Procrastinater
    • By Procrastinater 5th Oct 17, 1:26 PM
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    I would only include the first month of saving. after that you will be used to having to pay less and either saving that money or using it for something else.

    but it's great when you can reduce your bills isn't it.
    Originally posted by Aesop
    Been stressing over this a little bit and thought it through. What Aesop says is true, but since it's a saving on what I would have spent, I'll never see the money - it'll just escape a little more slowly.

    On the other hand it's very real money, which will make life very much easier.

    So I've split my spreadsheet up. I now have 3 more columns apart from teh ones which calculate my entries for this month.

    They are "money saved", "Cash in" which add up to my monthly total. Then I have "Net for year". Into that column go things like the full amount of that saving over the year, (£423), stopping smoking (£1155), Swapping broadband providers (£300) and also the results of this challenge. This will be kept as a running total and the items will drop out after 12 months.

    Amazingly the total of these swaps, and my sales this month total nearly £3000. That would be nearly ten pounds a day for the whole year !

    I was feeling "ok" about how i was doing on this challenge - but now I'm really made up about the whole thing - that gets me pretty close to "Survival" and I still have 51 weeks left to make more !
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 5th Oct 17, 4:38 PM
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    lynnejk
    Me please again. I'm aiming still for £10 a day.
    Originally posted by fluffig
    Hiya and welcome back. I have added you to the list of challengers (post2) and good luck with the challenge for October
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1984....OCT=253.25/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1486....OCT=151.55/200
    Bulk buy.......OCT=21.09
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=126....OCT=15/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=764.96
    OS WL= -2/8 ......CC =00......Savings = £10,250
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 5th Oct 17, 4:47 PM
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    lynnejk
    Afternoon all

    Firstly a big well done to all those already doing soo well in October

    I've had a couple of interesting days this week so far.

    My DS will not be able to visit us in November this year, as he wants to stay on Spanish territory so he can claim his government end-of-contract monies. He's saved it up for last couple of years but has to be there to claim it - he's suggested we meet in Spain for a week instead. So I've spent a good hour or three researching a visit for the end of November.

    DH has managed to book a week's holibobs so I have found flights with Mr O'Leary (fingers xd) and accommodation in the centre of Valencia. We are off again on 25th November - more to look forward to eh Managed to save a lovely £73 on the apartment by using a discount with b**king.com

    Yesterday we received an email from the holiday camp peoples, asking if we want to proceed with our applications for next year. After some short correspondence we now have an interview on Friday 27th October - so everything xd for that

    Finally - my yearly savings with the santa bank came to an end at the beginning of this month, giving me interest of £64

    Back laters
    Lx
    £10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1984....OCT=253.25/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1486....OCT=151.55/200
    Bulk buy.......OCT=21.09
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=126....OCT=15/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=764.96
    OS WL= -2/8 ......CC =00......Savings = £10,250
    • Felula
    • By Felula 5th Oct 17, 8:45 PM
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    Felula
    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

    Well, I've put in my details....fingers crossed!!!

    • Felula
    • By Felula 5th Oct 17, 8:52 PM
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    Felula
    It sounds like people are doing pretty well so far this month. I tend to cash things out at the end of the month, so I now have a trickle of money coming in.

    October so far: £94.14 / Goal: £248
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 5th Oct 17, 9:02 PM
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    QueenJess
    Checking in for this evening. Got 10p from Citizen me, only £3.64 from MoneyMagpie (have sent them a message as I thought it should be just over £5 and they don't tell you what items they had a problem with, which is rubbish) and also an eBay sale which I will add once I have posted tomorrow.

    Spent time yesterday amending eBay stuff and lots is scheduled for tonight for a 10 day auction so fingers crossed I get some interest on these. Taking a break from sales as need to see what happens now, so spending the evening doing a few surveys as a change. Nearly up to payout on Vypr, but still no joy from OnePulse, although I have moved up a level.
    Make up to £10 a day challenge: October £595.10/£310
    (September £434.99, August £442.32, July £446.51)
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