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August 2014 - Make £10 a Day Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
This is the 84th month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007. Thanks to Batgirl for starting it, Nat21luv, Monkeynut, Sweetpeas, Purpleroses, JesaRose, MizMir and of course special thanks to Aesop for keeping the thread going.

I know this first post is long, but please read as it give tips on how this challenge works. Some of the content has changed

If you're new to the challenge don't be scared - here's how it works:

The aim of this challenge is to make £10 extra a day everyday for the month. A lot of people think this is impossible but it can and has been done, over and over. If you feel £10 is too much why not start at £5 or if you're brave join those who aim for £20 a day! Anything extra you make is great so set whatever target you think you can manage.
It also doesn't have to be £10 each and every day - some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim for £300 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:
Playtrade
Amazon marketplace
Amazon Trade in
CEX
Zapper
WeBuyBooks
Fat Brain
Ziffit

Sell old mobiles, laptops and other electronics:
Mobile valuer - http://mobilevaluer.com/
Cash converters
CEX
Broken GHDs - http://www.ghdspares.com/

Sell everything else:
eBay
Car boot sales
Jumble sales
Gumtree
Facebook selling
Folksy and Etsy for crafty bits you've made
Cash4clothes - http://www.cash4clothes.co.uk/
ASOS marketplace (decent quality/branded clothing) - https://marketplace.asos.com/help/selling
Old ink cartridges http://www.therecyclingfactory.com/sell-ink-cartridges
Foreign coins - http://www.cash4coins.co.uk/

Get cashback on your usual purchases:
Quidco
Topcashback
Fat Cheese
iMutual
Nectar
Boots Treat Street - http://www.treatstreet.boots.com/ref/pghome_nu

Get paid for writing:
BubbleWS
Textbroker

Smart phone apps:
Roamler
iPoll
AppTrailers
Qustodian
AppXpert
VoxPopMe
Field Agent
Quidco click snap
Shopitize

Surveys:
Valued Opinions
MySurvey
OnePoll
YouGov
Crowdology
Pinecone - sign up link http://mysurvey123.com/pinecone-research/

Other bits:
Shop and Scan and Consumer Pulse panel - http://www.volunteer4panels.com/
Topcashback Snap and Save http://www.shopscansave.co.uk/

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!)

Good luck everybody. Remember to post any questions or comments that you have, and let's go on encouraging each other throughout this month. We can and we will do it. Who's in?
I like to make money
Best wins: £3,000 luxury holiday, holiday in Cornwall, £250 Murad Skincare hamper, angle grinder

:j Make £10 a day challenger - it pays for trips to Florida! :j
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  • edited 21 August 2014 at 8:38PM
    emmagletemmaglet Forumite
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    edited 21 August 2014 at 8:38PM
    1. emmaglet £10 a day
    2. Makeachange £10 a day
    3. kirstydriver £200 in August
    4. Terriixx £400 in August
    5. Aesop £10 a day
    6. please-let-me-be-lucky £10 a day
    7. Claudesmum £10 a day
    8. Rosie £10 a day
    9. Sarah-Jean £10 a day
    10. Surbybird £10 a day
    11. Ninno820 £10 a day
    12. cocoloco £10 a day
    13. ChevalierTialys £2.50 a day
    14. Buffythedebtslayer £5 a day
    15. KrazyKel £5 a day
    16. haybel19 £10 a day
    17. Listerbelle $200 and £20
    18. mavvymoo £10 a day
    19. charlie007 £10 a day
    20. ma-ri-ella £10 a day
    21. bex2002 £10 a day
    22. franby64 £2.50 a day
    23. purple.sarah £10 a day
    24. MinnieMousesMummy £800 in August :eek:
    25. SteffiL £10 a day
    26. Xandersmum £10 a day
    27. gothrockchic1 £5 a day
    28. shariann £10 a day
    29. villagelife £5 a day
    30. moohound £5 a day
    31. Newman31714 £400 in August
    32. GeorgieG £5 a day
    33. jess444 £10 a day
    34. rylee12 £10 a day
    35. Essexbabe £5 a day
    36. dorajar £10 a day
    37. hummingbird £30 a day
    38. clarabella23 £10 a day
    39. hostie £10 a day
    40. lilly81 £10 a day
    41. lynnejk £10 a day
    42. Horace £10 a day
    43. Hollie Hobbie £5 a day
    44. gilly41 £5 a day
    45. SarahB1989 £5 a day
    46. bramalfie £10 a day
    I like to make money
    Best wins: £3,000 luxury holiday, holiday in Cornwall, £250 Murad Skincare hamper, angle grinder

    :j Make £10 a day challenger - it pays for trips to Florida! :j
  • edited 29 July 2014 at 10:12AM
    emmagletemmaglet Forumite
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    edited 29 July 2014 at 10:12AM
    Abbreviations - a list of useful abbreviations if there are any we say you don't understand, please let us know and I will update this post.

    How to add a signature - at the top of the page, you will see a green toolbar, click on User CP, on the left hand side, scroll down, until you see Edit Signature. You can then type in your signature, but you are limited by number of lines and characters, but it will tell you if it is too long. Try to make the font smaller usually helps. You can edit colours and add smileys too.

    Edit Avatar - if you want a nice picture like mine do the same as above, USER CP, then scroll down to edit Avatar. There are size restrictions, but you can have most things you like. Just be careful if you are using google images they are free images and not patented/copyrighted.

    Private Message - you can send someone a PM (Private message) again using User CP (Control Panel). It is on the left hand side. You need to have the right user name otherwise it will go to the wrong person. To find out if you have messages, look at the top of the page, where it says private messages, (PMs) and there will be a number in bold if you have any unread. You can subscribe to email so you receive them in your email too, which is useful for reading without logging into MSE. But to reply you do need to log in.

    Roadkill - roadkill is money found abandoned with no owner, on the streets, in washing machines, in the pockets of beloved's clothes when you are about to put them into the washing machine, , on the floor of your car, etc.

    iPhone

    http://www.textbroker.co.uk/ - textbroker
    http://www.apptrailers.com/ - apptrailers
    http://uk.qustodian.com/ - qustodian
    http://www.fieldagent.co.uk/ - fieldagent
    http://www.wikets.com/ - wikets
    http://www.jokeroo.com/ - jokeroo
    http://www.quidco.com/app/ - quidco
    https://www.ipoll.com/ - iPoll

    Android Phone
    http://uk.qustodian.com/ - qustodian
    https://www.ipoll.com/ - iPoll
    http://www.wikets.com/ - wikets
    http://www.jokeroo.com/ - jokeroo
    http://www.apptrailers.com/ - apptrailers
    I like to make money
    Best wins: £3,000 luxury holiday, holiday in Cornwall, £250 Murad Skincare hamper, angle grinder

    :j Make £10 a day challenger - it pays for trips to Florida! :j
  • emmagletemmaglet Forumite
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    How on EARTH did we get to August?!?!?!!? I can only apologise for not being around enough in July - no excuses, just rubbish on my part.

    But a new month is almost here, my Florida holiday (paid solely by money from this challenge) is almost here - I need to get myself into gear and get some spending money. So I'm down for £10 a day.
    I like to make money
    Best wins: £3,000 luxury holiday, holiday in Cornwall, £250 Murad Skincare hamper, angle grinder

    :j Make £10 a day challenger - it pays for trips to Florida! :j
  • MakeachangeMakeachange Forumite
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    Put me down for £10 a day please :) I don't think ill achieve it because I wont always have the time but i'll give it a good go :)
    I WILL GET THERE.
  • Can you put me down for my normal £200 a month please :)

    Thanks again Emma!
  • TerriixxTerriixx Forumite
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    I'm wanting to try for £10 a day this month- £310!!- never managed in July. But I was spending money more than trying to make it- moved into a house, yay!
    This month I'm starting my maternity leave so should have plenty of time sat around at home (yeah right!) finding ways to make money as bump isn't due until September it gives me the full month to get ready for her.

    I've received my deposit money back from the flat I had before so I'm going to include that, even though half of it is going to be spent on OH's glasses in the next week or two. And I have few boxes of clothes and stuff to try and sell on facebook.

    Anyway, question.... Am I allowed to include money that is going to get spent straight away? Like the deposit money? It's going to get spent pretty much immediately and technically I didn't earn it so can I include it?
    And if for example, I found a fiver on the floor and went straight to the shop to spend it, could I include that because again I wouldn't have technically earned or made it and I would no longer have it?

    TIA xx
  • AesopAesop Forumite
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    Terriixx wrote: »

    Anyway, question.... Am I allowed to include money that is going to get spent straight away? Like the deposit money? It's going to get spent pretty much immediately and technically I didn't earn it so can I include it?
    And if for example, I found a fiver on the floor and went straight to the shop to spend it, could I include that because again I wouldn't have technically earned or made it and I would no longer have it?

    TIA xx

    yes you can.

    good luck with new baby and hope you have signed up for ALL the baby clubs around, ie boots, morrisons, mothercare, etc
    Make upto £10 a day - September 2020 £106.56

    Make upto £10 a day - best thread ever. :A

    Back to make money in the new Covid19 2020 as we are going to need it!
  • AesopAesop Forumite
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    £10 a day again for me please

    am going to add money made from today as smashed target for July
    Make upto £10 a day - September 2020 £106.56

    Make upto £10 a day - best thread ever. :A

    Back to make money in the new Covid19 2020 as we are going to need it!
  • please-let-me-be-luckyplease-let-me-be-lucky Forumite
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    £10 per day again please Emma. Thanks for the new thread Xx
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0 :j
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
  • AesopAesop Forumite
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    28p from apptrailers
    Make upto £10 a day - September 2020 £106.56

    Make upto £10 a day - best thread ever. :A

    Back to make money in the new Covid19 2020 as we are going to need it!
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