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    • JoeEngland
    • By JoeEngland 30th Jun 18, 10:29 AM
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    Ways to earn a few quid when retired
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    • 30th Jun 18, 10:29 AM
    Ways to earn a few quid when retired 30th Jun 18 at 10:29 AM
    Apart from taking a part-time or temporary full-time job in semi-retirement, what other ways does anyone on here may a few quid in retirement, beyond the obvious of managing investments and savings?


    I've got a hobby that pays, and when retired I'll have more time to enjoy that and earn more from it. Also, we currently rent out half our garage via Stashbee. On the Internet I've read that there are things like doing surveys which can earn a few quid, but was wondering what other possibilities are out there.
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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 15th Feb 19, 12:59 PM
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    www.castincollective.net have offered me 4 or 5 film extra jobs in the last month , I've put in for the latest one as I am available and it's very local . Hoping to hear back today.

    It's only minimum wage but with a premium as it's a night shoot.
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    • GreenQueen
    • By GreenQueen 18th Feb 19, 2:19 PM
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    This link appears dodgy - it directs me to an infected site - you have been warned !
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    I know a couple of people who have done extra work with casting collective, which is quite legitimate - looks as if there is a missing letter in the stated site!
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    • seven-day-weekend
    • By seven-day-weekend 19th Feb 19, 8:03 AM
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    We have done house/ petsitting and although we don't do much now, it was a way to earn a bit and save money on your own utilities (because you are living in someone else's home).

    My son rents out his garage occasionally. Last time he charged £50 for six weeks. This was with the car just being in the garage the whole time, it did not involve anyone coming and taking it in and out.

    My husband makes a little bit by doing pet portraits in pastels, he works from photographs of the animals.
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 24th Feb 19, 4:59 PM
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    This link appears dodgy - it directs me to an infected site - you have been warned !
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Missing letter now corrected
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 24th Feb 19, 5:12 PM
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    Hi, in the summer I work for a language school and take foreign students on trips. Its only minimum wage but it means I can go to London, Oxford, Stonehenge etc for free and show them our heritage. I earned about a 1000 last summer doing this and lost weight and made loads of new friends with the adult students and teachers.

    Try emailing your local language summer schools if you live in a touristy area.
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    • Corona
    • By Corona 7th Apr 19, 6:09 PM
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    Elections
    Local councils need temporary staff for elections - of course we have local elections in England coming up in May. You have to do a 2 hour training course (you're paid for that) and then a full day at the polling station. Some are busier than others. It's a long day (you have to get there at 6.30 a.m. to put the booths up, and then doors open at 7.00 a.m.) and it closes at 10pm. I was paid nearly £200, including payment for the training session. You're sitting down all day, and you can eat and take something to read, and you can chat to other staff.

    If you contact your local council - the Electoral Services office, then they can tell you if they need any more staff for this year. Even if they don't, get your name down on the register and they will automatically contact you in years ahead.
    • Farway
    • By Farway 8th Apr 19, 8:14 AM
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    Ref the temp election staff. My friend does this, but be aware you do not have a choice of which Polling Station you will be required at but you can of course turn it down

    Same for eat etc, depends upon who is in charge, some polling stations are in say village hall so have kitchen facilities, others may not have

    Still worth doing though
    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 5th May 19, 7:32 AM
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    some good tips here! thank all
    • KONG
    • By KONG 8th May 19, 11:51 AM
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    Very good tips!
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    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 14th May 19, 8:45 PM
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    Friends of mine did house sitting to look after pets full time for about 4 years. They actually sold their own house as they spent so little time there. They didn't charge to sit but all utilities were paid by the house owners and, although not mandatory, most left them full fridges and freezers. They did a few abroad where even a car was provided for them. They got a lot of repeat business, and word of mouth stuff, because they were so highly regarded.
    Another friend does a lot of stuff on fleabay, also lots of car boot sales. To the best of my knowledge they have not registered as a trader nor are they declaring the not insubstantial profits they are making on either. Not a course of action I recommend. Occasional car boot sales can be a way to make decent lumps of money if you have the right stuff to sell.
    • Old Grey Mare
    • By Old Grey Mare 23rd May 19, 4:24 PM
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    Local councils need temporary staff for elections - of course we have local elections in England coming up in May. You have to do a 2 hour training course (you're paid for that) and then a full day at the polling station. Some are busier than others. It's a long day (you have to get there at 6.30 a.m. to put the booths up, and then doors open at 7.00 a.m.) and it closes at 10pm. I was paid nearly £200, including payment for the training session. You're sitting down all day, and you can eat and take something to read, and you can chat to other staff.

    If you contact your local council - the Electoral Services office, then they can tell you if they need any more staff for this year. Even if they don't, get your name down on the register and they will automatically contact you in years ahead.
    Originally posted by Corona
    They need other staff for elections as well.

    I was a verification assistant for the local elections. I arrived at 9pm and finished just after midnight. I received £56.

    Iím a count assistant on Sunday for EU elections. £75 flat fee.
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