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Need extra 200 GBP per month

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I need to earn another 200gbp online or any other means. Any help would be appreciated.
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  • Brie
    Brie Posts: 11,181 Ambassador
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    sell unwanted stuff on ebay or vinted.  do surveys.

    have you check if you're entitled to any benefits etc?  google "entitledto".
    "Never retract, never explain, never apologise; get things done and let them howl.”
  • CliveOfIndia
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    The usual route of doing surveys can be an easy way of making a bit of pocket money, but unless you're a member of dozens of panels and treat it as a full-time job, you're not going to get anywhere near £200 a month.
    A more realistic option is to start off by seeing if there's any spare stuff lying around that you can sell on eBay, Gumtree, Facebook, or one of the many specialist sites (Vinted for clothes, for instance).
    But for a more regular income stream, see if you can pick up some part-time work.  Bar work, cleaning, stacking shelves in a supermarket, that kind of thing.  If you can do a few hours for a few evenings a week, you should be able to earn an extra couple of hundred a month with no problem.
  • droopsnoot
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    Do you have any particular skills that you can exploit for the extra money? How much time can you put into it? Are you mobile? It's a bit of a vague question, in all honesty, without knowing your specific circumstances and what you can "bring to the party".
  • DAZK2002
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    Thanks for the input.
  • fiisch
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    Matched betting.
  • Vectis
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    fiisch said:
    Matched betting.

    Was always the biggest side earner for me, but finally had to give up a couple of years ago as I'd run out of accounts.

    It used to have its own thread on here, and I was going to suggest it, but I don't know if it's still a viable option and doable, as I haven't looked at it for a couple of years?

    It was certainly a far, far bigger earner than any of the survey sites, even if you combined them all!
  • droopsnoot
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    ^ There are still people doing it, plenty of Facebook discussion groups, but the section on here was closed down quite a long time ago, perhaps when the site was re-designed.
  • devon_guy
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    Bookies have wised up to matched betting now and once you've done any opening offers which are a lot less than they used to be anyway, then it's not really worth the time and effort.
  • fiisch
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    I've made £7k in 16 months - the offers are still there, granted once you've exhausted the sign-up offers you have to delve a little deeper, but I am still average £3-400/month spending about 10-15 mins per day, which feels like a decent hourly rate!

    I can see a time when it'll dry up altogether as accounts get restricted, but the income has been very helpful to get over a tricky period!
  • mikep22
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    I did MBing and agree that for a time it dwarfed anything else I was doing. But then the gubbing (being restricted on accounts) started and while I have no doubt there is value in doing it, for a while, you probably need more time then I have).
    It is certainly worthwhile for a month where there are some easy starter offers out there, and it is worth signing up for a dedicated site as they literally walk you through the process and you should make your money back quickly.
    I used to be of the opinion you do not need a big starter fund, and you probably still don't, but I think to maximise it you need to be able to move quickly on some offers and therefore it certainly helps to have a fair sized bank in order to maximise your lay bets.
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