Make £10 a day May 2016 Challenge

Hello and welcome everybody

This is the 105th month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007.

Thanks to Batgirl for starting it, Rawdinosaur, Emmaglet, Nat21luv, Monkeynut, Sweetpeas, Purpleroses, JesaRose, MizMir 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 £310 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:
Income from a second job
Daily clicks
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:,, webuybooks, zapper, CEX

Ebay - a place to sell anything and everything.

Gumtree, Preloved, cquot, ebid, craigslist, vivastreet,, 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

also join topcashback and Quidco - type in surveys in the search engine and some will pay you to join up with them.

Sealed Pot Challenge 2016 - basically you put your change into a jar over the year so in December you should have a nice pot of money to help

Mobile phone to recycle? try Martin's mobile recycling comparison site first to see where you may get the best deal!

Music Magpie - have cds/dvds you haven't been able to sell at carboots or online. Try your luck here. Is you do sell your albums/dvds be sure to go via quidco to get a few more pennies

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.

Collect Boots points while shopping online.

Don't forget to search for your online shop at before you buy, and earn nectar points for buying online, including ebay.

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?


  • Aesop
    Aesop Posts: 23,773
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    edited 3 May 2016 at 9:11AM
    1. Aesop £10

    2. Tinkeroo £5

    3. Listerbelle

    4. carbootcrazy £10

    5. Rosie £10

    6. Deb4 £50 for the month

    7. ChicaBonita £5

    8. horseygirl2014 £5

    9. Floxxie £10

    10. Talia1 £10

    11. Sugarplum634

    12. rawdinosaur £400 for the month

    13. hummingbird £10

    14. shariann £10

    15. sandalsandssocks £5

    16. lynnejk £10

    17. Siousixie32 £10

    18. shellyosborne £10

    19. mumstheword*** £10

    20. Autumnella £10

    21. Mothershipa £10

    22. Becks81 £5

    23. angelicious £500 for the month

    24. Purpleroses £20

    25. atti £10

    26. KatyC4 £5

    27. MinnieMousesMummy £400 for the month

    28. gien £1000 for the month

    29. Procastinater £10

    30. Surfchik80 £5

    31. Kantankrus Mare

    32. barnez £10
  • Aesop
    Aesop Posts: 23,773
    Name Dropper Photogenic First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    edited 14 May 2016 at 10:37AM
    A must for all newbies if you are not already doing any of these:

    1. Apply to PineconeResearch here. They pay a guaranteed £3 per survey. You are never screened out, they don't send out lots, but when you get one, you know you will be paid within a few days.

    2. Sign up for FREEPOSTCODELOTTERY - now to help others and yourself, you can go through the referrer's board here. You can take the previous referrer's link and sign through it, then come back and post your own or choose someone in there to refer through. Or here is the link to sign up direct.

    3. Apply to Shop and Scan - this is not the same as Nielsen Home Shopping Scanner. Shop and Scan is a hand held scanner, that you scan the barcodes of your shopping, you are paid 1100 points weekly for scanning, nothing if you are on holiday. You can cash out for various vouchers at 10000 points. Not much work for a good reward. They also send emails with questionnaires that are worth extra points.

    4. Sign upto Ashleigh's Daily Draw to win £50 - it's free

    remember to check everyday as she doesn't tell you if you have won.

    5. Sign up to Lucky Phone here or use a referral from here and don't forget to post your own.

    It's free to join, you don't have to add your own phone number they give you a random one to play with. Another chance to win free money.

    6. If you have a smartphone ie android or iPhone and in some limited cases Windows phone, you can earn money through using your phone. Look for details on the posts.

    7. Quidco and topcashback toolbar notifiers - a must have for those who forget to check for cashback when browsing online before buying.

    8. The Selfie Lottery - referral file here - upload your selfie, check daily. You get a bonus for checking in daily and you can win your bonus, as well as daily amount. You also win if your referral wins. Payment made by paypal/bacs after claiming.

    9.Numberplatelotto - register with your car reg and valid email. check daily to see if your reg is a winner.

    10. Date of Birth Lotto - free lottery. Register here for referrals, with your date of birth and check daily to see if you are a winner. Or sign up direct here.

    11. Free Birthdate Lotto - free lottery, has multiple draws at different times of week and month
  • Tinkeroo
    Tinkeroo Posts: 5 Forumite
    Can I join in pweeez. I have been stalking your feeds for a few days and I am really inspired to give it a go. I would like to start off at £5 a day :)
    Make £5 a day challenge
    May 2016 -£4.54/£155

    ~ A great flame follows a little spark ~
  • Listerbelle
    Listerbelle Posts: 1,438
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker First Post
    Thanks Aesop :) I'm in. Not sure as how much though.
    Your biggest asset is TIME! I'm focused on multi-generational financial freedom.
  • Welcome to our friendly gang, Tinkeroo. Good luck with your moneymaking:beer:

    Thanks for starting off the new thread, Aesop:T

    Please put me down for £10 again:)
  • Rosie
    Rosie Posts: 1,758
    Combo Breaker First Post First Anniversary
    Thanks again Aesop for the new thread. My usual £10 please and good luck to all.
    Rosie x
    Jan £10 a day £326.75/£310
  • Deb4
    Deb4 Posts: 252
    First Anniversary Name Dropper First Post Combo Breaker
    can I join again please, could you put me down for £50.00 for the month, just trying to make more then the month before.

    Thank you Aesop for the new thread


    Make £2022 in 2022 #69 £2247.73/£2022
    Make £2023 in 2023 #4 £395.92 /£2023
    Declutter 2023 in 2023 35/2023
  • ChicaBonita
    ChicaBonita Posts: 673 Forumite
    I would like to join this month please, have been lurking since last month :o put me down for £5 a day please, thank you!

    Love this challenge :D
  • Can i join to please. im aiming for £5 per day. Thank you
    Missing my money saving mojo. :o

    39.13/100/month - January 2018 make £10/day
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