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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 31st Jan 18, 9:54 PM
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    Aesop
    ~Make upto 10 a day February 2018~
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    • 31st Jan 18, 9:54 PM
    ~Make upto 10 a day February 2018~ 31st Jan 18 at 9:54 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody

    This is the 126th 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.

    Link to previous thread.

    So who wants to kick 2018 into a financially working for you year?

    Join this challenge and let's make those bank accounts fat, mortgages paid off, holidays paid off, savings account grow fatter, debts paid off and much much more!!!
    Last edited by Aesop; 31-01-2018 at 11:09 PM.
    Make 10 a day February 2018 53.82

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    • shariann
    • By shariann 12th Feb 18, 8:32 AM
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    shariann
    Morning all

    Still feeling sorry for myself but at least I am off work this week. I have a big birthday on Wednesday (21 again!) but am finding it difficult to get enthusiastic about it.

    I do have a few small bits to add but not sure where I got up to on here so will check and post in a mo
    10 a day February- 208.54/280
    2014 110.92 2016 1633.66
    2015 3732.30 20172991.70
    2018 Jan - 604.94


    • shariann
    • By shariann 12th Feb 18, 8:49 AM
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    shariann
    Ok, so...

    2.88 moc for fuel
    3.75 mb
    3.64 mb
    20 gift card for birthday

    Total now 128.43
    10 a day February- 208.54/280
    2014 110.92 2016 1633.66
    2015 3732.30 20172991.70
    2018 Jan - 604.94


    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 12th Feb 18, 11:16 AM
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    Aesop
    Morning all

    Still feeling sorry for myself but at least I am off work this week. I have a big birthday on Wednesday (21 again!) but am finding it difficult to get enthusiastic about it.

    I do have a few small bits to add but not sure where I got up to on here so will check and post in a mo
    Originally posted by shariann
    I kinda stopped celebrating birthday when DH got lazy about buying me a card and present. So now I deliberately only get him a small present and card. He moans on but I said I am treating you the way you treat me.

    DS gets all excited and says are we going for dinner etc.

    Get yourself out, have a lovey meal, treat yourself to something new. Make it special for you.
    Make 10 a day February 2018 53.82

    January -

    • Milly-Ann-Molly
    • By Milly-Ann-Molly 12th Feb 18, 12:19 PM
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    Milly-Ann-Molly
    Hi, I have been super busy de-cluttering and yet still it looks chaos here.

    Managed to raise funds so not all bad.

    2.84 amaz0n book sale (although to be honest I feel they sting you so much you virtually make nothing compared to what the customer pays for the item)
    60 withdrawn from paypal from eB@y sales (sent straight to cc again)

    I have reached my months total 598.39 / 560 So I may as well aim higher and keep going...

    I need a new dishwasher, tumble dryer and whirly gig - So I need to!

    Today is a mega trip to the post office due to eB@y and I am taking a car load to the charity shop! I just don't have time (or storage space) to list all of it online! Makes me sad BUT it is going to a cancer charity and means that my sewing room can be used again... so I can get making things to raise funds / save us money... I think the declutter has made DH happy and my health will improve from the lighter work load.

    Hope you're all having a great day today.

    x

    Make 20 / day 2018: Jan 3497.53 / 620 Feb 598.39 / 560
    Quidco 2,155.25
    SPC 2018#037 frugal 2018 #41 128.49 / 3600
    Pay off CC 2018 #28 12141 / 16443 (26.2% paid off) 2018 Road Kill 0.11
    Nectar 27.44 Tesco 10.50 Boots 10.18 Morrisons 5
    • truebluemummy
    • By truebluemummy 12th Feb 18, 6:54 PM
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    truebluemummy
    Hi all
    Hope everyone is well. I think I may of been missed but no worries it happens.
    I wanted to do 5 a day.
    Pinecone 15 cashed out
    Quidco 37 cashed out.

    Is overtime classed as making money or does it count as work?

    Now getting my act together and selling lots of unwanted and outgrown clothes on Facebook gum tree and just need to list on ebay.
    February 5 a day ... 57/140
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 12th Feb 18, 7:11 PM
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    Aesop
    Hi all
    Hope everyone is well. I think I may of been missed but no worries it happens.
    I wanted to do 5 a day.
    Pinecone 15 cashed out
    Quidco 37 cashed out.

    Is overtime classed as making money or does it count as work?

    Now getting my act together and selling lots of unwanted and outgrown clothes on Facebook gum tree and just need to list on ebay.
    Originally posted by truebluemummy
    Hi.

    Sorry if you were missed. Lynn will add you.

    Welcome and yes you can add overtime. It counts as second income.
    Make 10 a day February 2018 53.82

    January -

    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 12th Feb 18, 7:33 PM
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    lynnejk
    Hi all
    Hope everyone is well. I think I may of been missed but no worries it happens.
    I wanted to do 5 a day.
    Pinecone 15 cashed out
    Quidco 37 cashed out.

    Is overtime classed as making money or does it count as work?

    Now getting my act together and selling lots of unwanted and outgrown clothes on Facebook gum tree and just need to list on ebay.
    Originally posted by truebluemummy
    Terribly sorry true - such an oversight
    I've now added you to the list and good luck with the challenge
    Lx
    10day.2014=3213/2015=3421/2016=3238/2017=2702/2018=250..FEB=184.50/280
    GrocC.2014=2162/2015=2083/2016=218/2017=1996/2018=181..FEB=88.02/200
    Bulk buy.......FEB=102.96
    GC.NSD..2015=216/2016=213/2017=229/2018=19..FEB=14/15
    SPC130x61..2014=1178/2015=1287/2016=4616/2017=3843
    OS WL= -2/8 ......CC =00......Savings = 13,140
    • truebluemummy
    • By truebluemummy 12th Feb 18, 9:40 PM
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    truebluemummy
    No worries my lovely xx
    February 5 a day ... 57/140
    • cufc_mike
    • By cufc_mike 12th Feb 18, 11:15 PM
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    cufc_mike
    Evening all. My better half talked me into phoning the doctors this morning. I've felt rubbish for a month now. Not poorly enough that I'd consider taking unpaid leave from work (no sick pay!) but generally achy, coughy, chest pains, loss of appetite etc. I hate wasting doctors time, would rather suffer in silence...but decided to phone for some advice at least. Glad I did, doctor called me in for an appointment this afternoon and confirmed I had a chest infection and prescribed a course of antibiotics to clear it up. In and out in less than 5 minutes, so didn't seem so guilty of being there in the end. Always think there's so many other people far worse off than to have doctors wasting their time on silly things. Hopefully that will perk me up a bit.

    47.28 made today from matched betting. On a good run at the moment, hope it continues!
    Make 1,000 February Challenge: 1,140.62 / 1,000 (5,236.95 since Aug '17)
    Mortgage Overpayments: 1,609.55 | 905.72 Interest Saved
    Mortgage End Date: Was 01/06/2033 -> Now: 01/07/2032 (reduced by 11 months by PAD'ing)
    • shariann
    • By shariann 13th Feb 18, 8:46 AM
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    shariann
    Evening all. My better half talked me into phoning the doctors this morning. I've felt rubbish for a month now. Not poorly enough that I'd consider taking unpaid leave from work (no sick pay!) but generally achy, coughy, chest pains, loss of appetite etc. I hate wasting doctors time, would rather suffer in silence...but decided to phone for some advice at least. Glad I did, doctor called me in for an appointment this afternoon and confirmed I had a chest infection and prescribed a course of antibiotics to clear it up. In and out in less than 5 minutes, so didn't seem so guilty of being there in the end. Always think there's so many other people far worse off than to have doctors wasting their time on silly things. Hopefully that will perk me up a bit.

    47.28 made today from matched betting. On a good run at the moment, hope it continues!
    Originally posted by cufc_mike
    Hope the antibiotics sort you out quickly Mike. I know what you mean about not wanting to bother the doctor though. Has the 'sneezing' pain improved?
    10 a day February- 208.54/280
    2014 110.92 2016 1633.66
    2015 3732.30 20172991.70
    2018 Jan - 604.94


    • shariann
    • By shariann 13th Feb 18, 8:52 AM
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    shariann
    I kinda stopped celebrating birthday when DH got lazy about buying me a card and present. So now I deliberately only get him a small present and card. He moans on but I said I am treating you the way you treat me.

    DS gets all excited and says are we going for dinner etc.

    Get yourself out, have a lovey meal, treat yourself to something new. Make it special for you.
    Originally posted by Aesop
    I am out for the day today with a couple of friends and DD is taking me out for breakfast tomorrow and then I am going for dinner in the evening with family. So lots of food involved!

    My DSs are a bit useless when it comes to birthdays unless they are reminded so might not get a card or anything from them!

    Anyway have another 7.30 mb to add taking me to 135.73
    10 a day February- 208.54/280
    2014 110.92 2016 1633.66
    2015 3732.30 20172991.70
    2018 Jan - 604.94


    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 13th Feb 18, 11:57 AM
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    FatVonD
    70.80 overtime to add
    Make 20 a day in February 106.20/560 (January 883.66)

    December 361.54, November 322.28, October 288.52, September 374.30, August 223.95, July 71.45, June 251.22, May119.33, April 236.24, March 106.74, Feb 40.99, Jan 98.54) Total for 2017 - 2,495.10
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 13th Feb 18, 9:50 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Happy birthday for tomorrow Shariann.

    Hope you have a lovely day!!

    13.10 for a couple of days tips for me.

    10 shop and scan

    1 instaGC

    Total 24.10
    Make 10 a day challenge 2018 Jan/163.14/Feb 89.20
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...287.42 miles
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 13th Feb 18, 10:14 PM
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    Aesop
    I am genuinely sorry for neglecting this thread for the last few months.

    I have taken on far too much and am sitting here now wondering when I might go to bed.

    I have started an OU degree in Business Management and my first TMA is due 1 March. But we are away this weekend, and in March at the end Stepdaughter is getting married. At some point we need to move out by May. I also do my DH accounts for his business, and also took on Treasurer role at Scouts before DH setup his business. Their accounts are in a right state and people hand in things willy nilly, a year later, etc. I now have my part time regular job and at the moment weekly an additional part time job where the client pays me very well for doing his invoicing etc.

    But it is 10pm and DS is on half term so we spent half a day with some old friends we haven't seen for a long time. Rushed home as admin client needed some urgent invoicing done, by the time he left, DH wanted dinner and DS remembered it was pancake day.

    I desperately need to tidy my spare room as have no access currently to ironing board or printer.Also logistically I need to bring printer back downstairs and keep it in livingroom/dining area as going up and down to collect print outs and scanning items is not working.

    I also feel absolutely terrible as this thread is neglected.

    I can tell by the reduction in the number of posts

    I know we are all busy with our lives and have loads going on, we all do, always.

    And I am sitting here thinking food, posting and money making. I need to get back to money making. I need to sleep less hours a night and need less hours sleep, without the black eyes and I can achieve much more....
    Make 10 a day February 2018 53.82

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    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 13th Feb 18, 10:21 PM
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    Evening folks

    Hope you have a lovely birthday Shariann

    and enjoy all you meals with family and friends
    Lx
    10day.2014=3213/2015=3421/2016=3238/2017=2702/2018=250..FEB=184.50/280
    GrocC.2014=2162/2015=2083/2016=218/2017=1996/2018=181..FEB=88.02/200
    Bulk buy.......FEB=102.96
    GC.NSD..2015=216/2016=213/2017=229/2018=19..FEB=14/15
    SPC130x61..2014=1178/2015=1287/2016=4616/2017=3843
    OS WL= -2/8 ......CC =00......Savings = 13,140
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 13th Feb 18, 10:45 PM
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    lynnejk
    I am genuinely sorry for neglecting this thread for the last few months.

    I have taken on far too much and am sitting here now wondering when I might go to bed.

    I have started an OU degree in Business Management and my first TMA is due 1 March. But we are away this weekend, and in March at the end Stepdaughter is getting married. At some point we need to move out by May. I also do my DH accounts for his business, and also took on Treasurer role at Scouts before DH setup his business. Their accounts are in a right state and people hand in things willy nilly, a year later, etc. I now have my part time regular job and at the moment weekly an additional part time job where the client pays me very well for doing his invoicing etc.

    But it is 10pm and DS is on half term so we spent half a day with some old friends we haven't seen for a long time. Rushed home as admin client needed some urgent invoicing done, by the time he left, DH wanted dinner and DS remembered it was pancake day.

    I desperately need to tidy my spare room as have no access currently to ironing board or printer.Also logistically I need to bring printer back downstairs and keep it in livingroom/dining area as going up and down to collect print outs and scanning items is not working.

    I also feel absolutely terrible as this thread is neglected.

    I can tell by the reduction in the number of posts

    I know we are all busy with our lives and have loads going on, we all do, always.

    And I am sitting here thinking food, posting and money making. I need to get back to money making. I need to sleep less hours a night and need less hours sleep, without the black eyes and I can achieve much more....
    Originally posted by Aesop
    First of all have some big hugs and then I'll be honest - you are just trying to do too much

    Brilliant to read you're doing an OU course. I'm sure that if you contact your supervisor tomorrow and explain about pending house-move and wedding he/she will be able to give you an extension.

    Re-delegate the Treasurer role tomorrow for the moment, telling them you'll be happy to take it up again when things less hectic.

    Move the printer and ironing board out of the spare room tomorrow and re-allocate them on a temporary basis. Shut the door until next week.

    I'm sure DH's accounts can be left for a couple of days as it's the middle of the month, but obviously you'll have to keep up with the admin guy and your P/T job.

    Have more sleep and plenty of nourishing food to build up your energy and resistance. Plan Thursday and Friday out of the house with your DS.

    Then, at the weekend, you can sit down and plan your time for the next couple of weeks. That way you'll feel less like being pulled in all directions at once.

    I'm sure that we're all big enough and brave enough to manage until the end of the month with minimum input from you, so you can come back raring to go in March, so long as you pop in a few times to tell us you're okay.

    You've done soo much for so many peoples in the past that I really think you should give yourself time and space to get yourself organised and in a more positive place. That way you'll get more done anyways.

    Sorry - nagging over
    Lx
    10day.2014=3213/2015=3421/2016=3238/2017=2702/2018=250..FEB=184.50/280
    GrocC.2014=2162/2015=2083/2016=218/2017=1996/2018=181..FEB=88.02/200
    Bulk buy.......FEB=102.96
    GC.NSD..2015=216/2016=213/2017=229/2018=19..FEB=14/15
    SPC130x61..2014=1178/2015=1287/2016=4616/2017=3843
    OS WL= -2/8 ......CC =00......Savings = 13,140
    • cufc_mike
    • By cufc_mike 13th Feb 18, 11:05 PM
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    cufc_mike
    Hope the antibiotics sort you out quickly Mike. I know what you mean about not wanting to bother the doctor though. Has the 'sneezing' pain improved?
    Originally posted by shariann
    It has thanks Shariann - I explained what had happened to the doctor and she was adamant it would've been a trapped nerve. I thought that might have been the case....I'd looked on Google obviously haha. Does anybody else look at symptoms on Google and then wish they hadn't bothered!
    Make 1,000 February Challenge: 1,140.62 / 1,000 (5,236.95 since Aug '17)
    Mortgage Overpayments: 1,609.55 | 905.72 Interest Saved
    Mortgage End Date: Was 01/06/2033 -> Now: 01/07/2032 (reduced by 11 months by PAD'ing)
    • cufc_mike
    • By cufc_mike 13th Feb 18, 11:12 PM
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    cufc_mike
    Another day, another penny or two! 47.02 MB'ing.

    Half-term, so we're taking the opportunity to try and get the 4-year old out of pull-ups at night. She's so keen bless her. Let's just say I'm hoping for a slightly better night sleep tonight compared to last night.

    Have a good day tomorrow all.
    Make 1,000 February Challenge: 1,140.62 / 1,000 (5,236.95 since Aug '17)
    Mortgage Overpayments: 1,609.55 | 905.72 Interest Saved
    Mortgage End Date: Was 01/06/2033 -> Now: 01/07/2032 (reduced by 11 months by PAD'ing)
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 13th Feb 18, 11:30 PM
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    Aesop
    It has thanks Shariann - I explained what had happened to the doctor and she was adamant it would've been a trapped nerve. I thought that might have been the case....I'd looked on Google obviously haha. Does anybody else look at symptoms on Google and then wish they hadn't bothered!
    Originally posted by cufc_mike
    yep, DH does it and decides he has everything going....
    Make 10 a day February 2018 53.82

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    • A Random Man
    • By A Random Man 13th Feb 18, 11:31 PM
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    A Random Man
    Evening everyone yesterday i made 24.94 & 25.94 today from matched betting
    Total Debt 1st Jan 13100/11473.96 (12.41% Paid)
    Payment A Day total: 91.59
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