Make £10 a Day in December

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  • @Makingabobor2  https://www.usertesting.com/get-paid-to-test  is the main usertesting site, and probably the best one. You apply, and take a practise test, they give you feedback and approve you, then you can start taking tests. Most are $10 and about 20 mins long, some are $4 10 mins long. There are some live (moderated studies) that are $30 or $60 for 30 mins or 1 hour as well.  Works best if you can keep the tab open, and it alerts you to new studies available. They don't email. There are screeners (usually upto 8 questions, any more than that, most of us just ignore those studies!), it's not always great at targeted studies, but if you are prepared to roll with that you can make some extra income and it can be quite interesting. It varies how many you get offered, I'm doing well this month but also have it open when working at home.  I also have a 5 star rating and have been there years.  But I made some extra cash right from the beginning. Depending on your demographic and business/work role you my qualifiy for me, as some are quite niche. It can also be really interesting at times.  I actually enjoy it.  Some have camera on, many just voice recording (you think out loud answering questions they ask you, or simply commenting on the design of the website etc.)  Some use face recording now also, though you don't have to take those and it always lets you know if it's required before hand.  I have also recently joined intellizoom, which is owned by user testing. They have think out loud tests like usertesting and it's usually face recording and audio. Those tests pay the post, however you can also do very short usabiity tests that pay not a lot, without qualifiying for the think out loud tests and some surverys $1 - $5.  I like that as they are short, and targeted.  I've been with usertesting.com for quite a few years now. I could earn more if I sat with it open everyday.  Some months there are fewer tests available. Some more. You can stop and start taking tests as you wish.  There have been whole periods where I haven't logged on or taken any tests, I've been with usertesting since 2018.  In my first month I made $60. I can average $50-$60 dollars a month I check in the morning and when I'm on my computer (that's with doing other client based work as well so not sat at my computer all the time.) That's been true when I haven't got any live tests, so just the $10 ones.   This month so far I will have made $104 - but I've been working mainly from home, and have been invited to a live/moderated study.  If my other modereated study goes ahead tomorrow my December total will be up to $164.   There is also $11 from intellizoom.  That would be the highest I've had in a month. Some people have a fair few months a year they make that regularly, it just depends how much time you can sit there and take screeners, and switch to doing studies.  A friend only does some after work a few nights and regularly makes around $50 a month.  Obviously job role and demographic plays a factor, but there are many UK companies who use it and need UK based people too.  Usertesting now takes 14 days to payout (via paypal, they are 14 days to the minute!). I have never had a payment issue. Intellizoom is also 14 days I think.  Again straight to paypal.  
    Monthly Challenges| March Grocery Challenge - £255/£330 Make £10 a Day - £112/£310 
    2024 Challenges Pay-Off Debt for Christmas - £874/£6000

    Savings Goals Emergency Fund - £75/£2000 | 
    Month Ahead Bills  |   Month Ahead Minimum Debt Repayments
    Month Ahead Grocery -  £0/£30  [Month Ahead True Expenses £0/?] 

    My Debt Free Diary

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6490048/a-cup-of-coffee-and-two-paracetamol-debt-disability-and-getting-organised-like-the-chickens




  • Very exciting progress !  I finally gave up hope of repairing a gold chain (sadly worn only a few times before it broke, and it was expensive) and sold it, along with some other single gold earrings and scrap silver to a gold/silver trader.  Made £108 for the gold necklace and £9.95 for the rest.  That money came yesterday, same day I accepted the quotes.

    Have also completed sale for £6 on vinted. Money is in process of being withdrawn to bank account, so will probably clear today.

    That brings my total to £137.77/£155.

    It also means that with the money due to clear in December from usertesting (already completed) I should have made a total of £212.57 by the end of Dec, £66.57 over my target! 
    I'm in shock really, £5 a day still seemed ambitious to me, without much to sell or time to sell and not usually making more than £50-60 usertesting a month  if I do it alot! I'm not on prolific, and I wasn't signed up to any cashback or receipt sites at the beginning of Dec - save Lloyd's everday offers, which pay out the end of the month after you earn it -  so had no cashback pending etc.  I'm so surprised and pleased! 

    I also have £50 worth of usertesting payments that will clear first couple of days in Jan (made in Dec, but the 14 day payment window.) 

    It will pay off my Next account.  Though I might use it to get a month ahead on bills, I haven't decided yet.  Will do caluclations and see what the budget is for Jan first, before committing it to debt payment or savings/float. 

    Probably not going to increase that amount now as 1) christmas and I'm going away from Thursday 2) any usertesting payments for sessions taken now will not be paid for 14 days - so January 3) away end of this week until second week of Jan so not able to sell/post anything in Dec 4)won't be buying regular groceries so no tiny bits of cashback from shopnium likely. 

    Will just be reporting cleared amounts as they come through probably!   But I'm so happy. Did not think I would be able to hit even £5 a day in a busy month like Dec without lots of relevant /newish things to sell.  

    If all payments come through it should work out to having made £7.15 a day through Dec.  
     
    Monthly Challenges| March Grocery Challenge - £255/£330 Make £10 a Day - £112/£310 
    2024 Challenges Pay-Off Debt for Christmas - £874/£6000

    Savings Goals Emergency Fund - £75/£2000 | 
    Month Ahead Bills  |   Month Ahead Minimum Debt Repayments
    Month Ahead Grocery -  £0/£30  [Month Ahead True Expenses £0/?] 

    My Debt Free Diary

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6490048/a-cup-of-coffee-and-two-paracetamol-debt-disability-and-getting-organised-like-the-chickens




  • Thanks for the info @CoffeeSonata, sounds interesting. I will take a look. Well done on this month, you've done really well. Wish I had gold to sell.....lol
    Making the debt go down and savings go up

    LBM 2015 - debt £57K / Now £33,676

    Mortgage 04/24  £17,400 Officially ends June '26 but plan to be MF sooner
    Total OPs 2022 - £240   2023 - £1766
    OPs so far in 2024 £581.00


    Challenges

    EF #68  £335/£1000
    1p a Day '24 #12  £76/£667.  SPC '24 #41 £13.75
    Christmas '24 £12. 
     
    Make £5 a day - Apr £78.82/£150            
    NSDs April 7/15

    My debt free diary...https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6396218/we-will-get-this-debt-down-the-savings-up


  • Thanks so much. Can't believe it - but it was very much bolstered by selling the gold. Sad on one hand to do it - still annoyed about a really expensive gift breaking after three wears.  But now less annoyed overall because I won't remember and grizzle every time I open my jewellery box. (It was hard to repair and badly made, so likely just to break somewhere else even if repaired in that spot.)  I do need a functional silver coloured chain as that one was to give me something robust that wouldn't break or break easily if pulled at work so that I could wear my cross.  I will just look for a simple but thick silver chain at some point so I have a silver chain to wear (currently don't at all!).  Have to remind myself next month won't be so easy as no more £110 things to sell quickly easily!  Definitely no more gold. Though I was surprised realising that if you do have some light  broken gold chains or odd gold earrings, they can actually add up to being worthwhile to sell (& post to a good place that offers a good valuation - even smaller amounts can add up if otherwise would just be sittng there doing nothing once it's worth your postage.) I don't have any more though, that's it now. And NOTHING ELSE is breaking. Nope. 
    Monthly Challenges| March Grocery Challenge - £255/£330 Make £10 a Day - £112/£310 
    2024 Challenges Pay-Off Debt for Christmas - £874/£6000

    Savings Goals Emergency Fund - £75/£2000 | 
    Month Ahead Bills  |   Month Ahead Minimum Debt Repayments
    Month Ahead Grocery -  £0/£30  [Month Ahead True Expenses £0/?] 

    My Debt Free Diary

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6490048/a-cup-of-coffee-and-two-paracetamol-debt-disability-and-getting-organised-like-the-chickens




  • £6.70 today from surveys
    Tried to register with the user testing @CoffeeSonata, but when I get to the practise one, it won't work even though I allow recording and use entire screen etc. Nothing happens. I'll try again later. 
    Making the debt go down and savings go up

    LBM 2015 - debt £57K / Now £33,676

    Mortgage 04/24  £17,400 Officially ends June '26 but plan to be MF sooner
    Total OPs 2022 - £240   2023 - £1766
    OPs so far in 2024 £581.00


    Challenges

    EF #68  £335/£1000
    1p a Day '24 #12  £76/£667.  SPC '24 #41 £13.75
    Christmas '24 £12. 
     
    Make £5 a day - Apr £78.82/£150            
    NSDs April 7/15

    My debt free diary...https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6396218/we-will-get-this-debt-down-the-savings-up


  • @Makingabobor2 I'm not sure why it isn't working for you if you've followed instructions. Any joy yet? I may be able to give some suggestions - are you doing it on a computer or phone? And is it a Mac, windows, android or IOS? 
    I have never had much of an issue, but sometimes have to tweak settings. Sorry it's not straightforward and just working for you!  I'm pretty sure once you set it up and work out the screen sharing permissions, it will be okay though.
    Updates here: my live /moderated session went ahead (yay!). I've completed a few $4 an $10 testings - none will pay out til Jan now.  Still a bit sulking that mid-way through December they changed payment to 14 days at usertesting, rather than 7! Only because it throws my challenge figures though!

    I had £3.06 clear from a mini usertesting task in to paypal and withdrawn. 
    Total cleared /actually received in Dec is now: 

    £140.83/£155



    Monthly Challenges| March Grocery Challenge - £255/£330 Make £10 a Day - £112/£310 
    2024 Challenges Pay-Off Debt for Christmas - £874/£6000

    Savings Goals Emergency Fund - £75/£2000 | 
    Month Ahead Bills  |   Month Ahead Minimum Debt Repayments
    Month Ahead Grocery -  £0/£30  [Month Ahead True Expenses £0/?] 

    My Debt Free Diary

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6490048/a-cup-of-coffee-and-two-paracetamol-debt-disability-and-getting-organised-like-the-chickens




  • Been slow the last few days, but managed £6.03 today from P/fc

    @CoffeeSonata, I am using bog standard windows laptop, running on Chrome.  Not been back on to try again, as been a bit busy, but I will have a look when I get a chance and maybe get DH to look....he's the computer wizard.
    Making the debt go down and savings go up

    LBM 2015 - debt £57K / Now £33,676

    Mortgage 04/24  £17,400 Officially ends June '26 but plan to be MF sooner
    Total OPs 2022 - £240   2023 - £1766
    OPs so far in 2024 £581.00


    Challenges

    EF #68  £335/£1000
    1p a Day '24 #12  £76/£667.  SPC '24 #41 £13.75
    Christmas '24 £12. 
     
    Make £5 a day - Apr £78.82/£150            
    NSDs April 7/15

    My debt free diary...https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6396218/we-will-get-this-debt-down-the-savings-up


  • £7.61 cashed out from P/fc today. didn't quite make my target, but not surprised really with it being Christmas.  

    Do we want to continue in the New Year? I'm happy to set it up, but just wondered as its been quiet on here this month
    Making the debt go down and savings go up

    LBM 2015 - debt £57K / Now £33,676

    Mortgage 04/24  £17,400 Officially ends June '26 but plan to be MF sooner
    Total OPs 2022 - £240   2023 - £1766
    OPs so far in 2024 £581.00


    Challenges

    EF #68  £335/£1000
    1p a Day '24 #12  £76/£667.  SPC '24 #41 £13.75
    Christmas '24 £12. 
     
    Make £5 a day - Apr £78.82/£150            
    NSDs April 7/15

    My debt free diary...https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6396218/we-will-get-this-debt-down-the-savings-up


  • PurplePhoenix62
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    I was looking to join in if a new thread got started :) 
    Starting Debt Total: £10156.43/£9723.43 Current Total
    Total Paid to Date: 4.26%

    SPC 17 #040 - £28.93
    House Pot £1000.55/£2500
    Car Insurance Pot £126.70/£300
    Christmas 2024 Pot £96.57
    Emergency Fund £25.00/500.00
  • Makingabobor2
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    Will set up new thread tomorrow. Just off to bed now to get rid of this stupid covid  
    Making the debt go down and savings go up

    LBM 2015 - debt £57K / Now £33,676

    Mortgage 04/24  £17,400 Officially ends June '26 but plan to be MF sooner
    Total OPs 2022 - £240   2023 - £1766
    OPs so far in 2024 £581.00


    Challenges

    EF #68  £335/£1000
    1p a Day '24 #12  £76/£667.  SPC '24 #41 £13.75
    Christmas '24 £12. 
     
    Make £5 a day - Apr £78.82/£150            
    NSDs April 7/15

    My debt free diary...https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6396218/we-will-get-this-debt-down-the-savings-up


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