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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 30th Jun 17, 8:02 PM
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    Aesop
    Make upto £10 a day in July 2017 - everybody most welcome
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    • 30th Jun 17, 8:02 PM
    Make upto £10 a day in July 2017 - everybody most welcome 30th Jun 17 at 8:02 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody



    This is the 119th month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007. A link here to the original thread as I am sure some of you are interested to read where it all began.

    Thanks to Batgirl for starting it, lynnejk and ALL posters, for helping us to keep the thread going. Thanks to previous challengers who used to run this thread too, Rawdinosaur, Emmaglet, Nat21luv, Monkeynut, Sweetpeas, Purpleroses, JesaRose, MizMir.

    I have decided to rename this challenge as reading posts, it seems to put people off thinking they HAVE TO make £10 a day.

    You don't.

    The original purpose of this challenge was to help people to try and make an extra £10 a day on top of their normal income to help things along. Ie paying off debt, making savings, paying for holidays, overpaying mortgages etc.

    That is exactly what this challenge is about, attempting to make extra income on top of your normal income to help you wherever you need it.

    People start the challenge by setting a goal of £1 a day. Then when they find they are smashing this regularly, they up it to £5 a day. Some of us gluttons for punishment go for £10 a day. It really is entirely upto you. We only ask you to post what your goal is to help you keep motivated. Some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim for 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 here:

    Amazon.co.uk, play.com, webuybooks, zapper, CEX, MusicMagpie, and a few more too

    Ebay - a place to sell anything and everything. (You will be suprised at what sells!)

    Gumtree, Preloved, cquot, ebid, craigslist, vivastreet, netmums.com, 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

    Join cashback sites like Topcashback and Quidco - type in surveys in the search engine and some will pay you to join up with them.

    Mobile phone to recycle? Try http://mobilevaluer.com/ but also check other selling sites like ebay, Facebook selling, gumtree, etc.

    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.

    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!).
    lynnejk is assisting me and will create the challengers list and update it. CHALLENGER LIST IS POST 8.

    She will also be answering any questions she can help with and here for general advice. Having been a challenger for a while, she knows her stuff. Thank you lynnejk for your help.

    Good luck everybody. Remember to post any questions or comments that you have, and let's go on encouraging each other throughout this month.
    Last edited by Aesop; 31-07-2017 at 10:44 PM.
    Make £10 a day March 2018 £40.38

    January - £
    February - £

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    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 14th Jul 17, 6:12 PM
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    Hiddenidenity
    £37.20 from PA

    £161.08/£155


    Well done everyone else, some amazing totals

    Have some stuff to get listed on eBay too this week.

    Have a lovely weekend everyone x
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 14th Jul 17, 7:33 PM
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    Florence J
    £24.60 on Ebay, have listed a middle price item already and will try and round up some more things to sell tonight.

    Does anyone know where I can quickly make some money in Amazon vouchers? I had a crazy scheme of buying all the birthday presents for my friends and family for the rest of the year now so that I could focus all my attention on building up my amazon voucher stash for Christmas. And naturally I want to ideally pay for it all in vouchers.

    I am about £7.50-£12.50 away from having all I need in Amazon Vouchers to purchase the presents, but the first birthday is in 12 days!

    I already do shop&scan, shopprize, job spotter (when it works, I'm having trouble with it now), pinecone and receipt hog.

    I was thinking of doing the free cashback things on topcashback as that may allow me to convert it to amazon vouchers but that may not be quick enough.

    Any suggestions are very much appreciated.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
    • swimminginaseaofdebt
    • By swimminginaseaofdebt 14th Jul 17, 7:39 PM
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    swimminginaseaofdebt
    Does anyone know where I can quickly make some money in Amazon vouchers? I had a crazy scheme of buying all the birthday presents for my friends and family for the rest of the year now so that I could focus all my attention on building up my amazon voucher stash for Christmas. And naturally I want to ideally pay for it all in vouchers.

    I am about £7.50-£12.50 away from having all I need in Amazon Vouchers to purchase the presents, but the first birthday is in 12 days!

    Any suggestions are very much appreciated.
    Originally posted by Florence J
    How about Opinion Outpost? I find it easy to quickly gain a balance with them and you can cash out when you reach £2.50 worth of points with Amazon I think.
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2018 #150 - £895.62/£2018
    SPC11 #564
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 14th Jul 17, 7:53 PM
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    Florence J
    How about Opinion Outpost? I find it easy to quickly gain a balance with them and you can cash out when you reach £2.50 worth of points with Amazon I think.
    Originally posted by swimminginaseaofdebt
    thank you, that's a good idea, i have used them in the past.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 14th Jul 17, 8:25 PM
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    FatVonD
    £12.21 profit on eBay sale
    Make £25 a day in April £0/£750 (March £584, February £602, January £883.66)

    December £361.54, November £322.28, October £288.52, September £374.30, August £223.95, July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54) Total for 2017 - £2,495.10
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 14th Jul 17, 10:51 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Gifthulk $5 payout to paypal which I have just converted to £3.82.

    Walked home from work a different route to try and boost my steps and first found a penny......then a 5p.
    Make £10 a day challenge 2018 Jan/£163.14/Feb £116.10/March £5,060.77/April £160.28/May £124.83
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...679.74 miles
    Mortgage...£47,070£46,092
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 14th Jul 17, 11:08 PM
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    lynnejk
    Evening folks

    Fabulous news about the house Nicki. I personally couldn't pay someone else to clean regularly, as I'm too skinflint to pay for anything when I can do it myself, and that will cost nearly £1000 a year.

    I'm soo pleased to see the results of your efforts and all the lovely monies rolling in


    I've just £6 to add as cashback from my cc. I 'fess that I've been a bit slack - too much Wimbles - but will be back on it next week with a vengeance

    Hope you all have a lovely weekend and at least we'll have a Brit win in the mixed doubles
    Lx
    £10day.2014=3213/2015=3421/2016=3238/2017=2702/2018=498..APR=12.03/300
    GrocC.2014=2162/2015=2083/2016=218/2017=1996/2018=450..APR=17.13/200
    Bulk buy.......APR=233.76
    GC.NSD..2015=216/2016=213/2017=229/2018=39..APR=03/15
    SPC130x61..2014=1178/2015=1287/2016=4616/2017=3843
    OS WL= -2/8 ......CC =00......Savings = £13,140
    • Nicki_Sue
    • By Nicki_Sue 15th Jul 17, 7:55 AM
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    Evening folks

    Fabulous news about the house Nicki. I personally couldn't pay someone else to clean regularly, as I'm too skinflint to pay for anything when I can do it myself, and that will cost nearly £1000 a year.

    I'm soo pleased to see the results of your efforts and all the lovely monies rolling in

    Lx
    Originally posted by lynnejk
    Ta muchly.
    The beauty of each to their own. It's a lot in some ways but the time it could offer me/us would make a big difference. It's something we'll think about down the road, once we move and have assessed the bills.
    It might be we go for it, it might be I'm seduced enough by the extra money and the lure of savings, who knows.
    Nice to have the option for the first time
    10 YEARS ON MSE!
    2018 - The Year of The Savings
    APRIL £10 A DAY: £50.30/£300
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 15th Jul 17, 8:48 AM
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    Some friends of mine had a cleaner who was so 'in demand' because of her efficiency that she had a long waiting list of potential clients. My friends were overjoyed when they eventually reached the top of the list but were very upset to find a note from the lady after her first visit pretty much telling them that she was there to clean not spend so much time tidying up and could they make an effort to tidy stuff away before her next visit.


    They were so worried that she would remove them from her list of clients that they used to spend the whole evening before her visit madly tidying up. They both had demanding jobs and tended to just crash out with the family when they all got home. They weren't the world's tidiest people though (and with a big house and 4 children it couldn't have been easy anyway) but I would have thought it would have been better to teach the children better habits and keep things reasonably tidy as they went along rather than a mad splurge once a week.


    I have to say though that once they'd started to employ the cleaning paragon their house was always a pleasure to visit, unlike before when there wasn't a seat you could sit on without moving the 'stuff' piled on it, or a space on a table to place your coffee mug
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2018: Jan-Apr: £757.05+. May: £1209.25


    Original Debt: £56804 (@02/13). Now: £9998
    . Under £10K at long last.
    • Nicki_Sue
    • By Nicki_Sue 15th Jul 17, 9:31 AM
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    Nicki_Sue
    CarbootCrazy - Uber-tidy is over-rated but tidy-ish (so not sitting on an arm chair of junk mail) is good. Mine would be a fortnightly kitchen (inc cooker and fridge etc)/bathroom, dusting, floors kind of gig. Although, having said that, by the time I finish this mass declutter there won't be anything to dust or clean around

    We'll see.
    I had a friend actually who used to clean before the cleaner came so as not to be embarrassed.
    10 YEARS ON MSE!
    2018 - The Year of The Savings
    APRIL £10 A DAY: £50.30/£300
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 15th Jul 17, 1:32 PM
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    Aesop
    sorry I have not been around. life pretty crazy, falling asleep in sofa and waking up at 1am etc.

    Promised myself I would do some posts today to catch up and give people ideas but.......

    it's my birthday and I have been checking emails and I have lots of emails from businesses

    £5 free gift card for Brent Cross
    £5 free gift card for Oracle Shopping Centre
    £5 free gift card for paperchase
    2 free cookies from subway (I have 2 cards... no idea how as I keep trying to amalgamate my accounts) Son is not complaining
    100 free points from Greenredeem
    free bottle of prosecco at prezzo
    £10 off at HungryHorse
    free milkshake at ed's diner - DS and I can share one for lunch
    2 for 1 tickets at Odeon Cinema
    £10 off £50 at clarins, I won't be doing this one
    £5 free to spend at Argos no minimum
    10% off at MusicMagpie
    Free sundae at Harvester
    Quadruple points at superdrug
    Double reward points at Harrods
    Free drink at HungryHorse
    Free bottle of prosecco at Pizza Express
    £5 free at bodyshop
    10% off at sportsdirect
    free treat from greggs
    free donut from krispy kreme
    free main course at frankie and bennys
    free main meal at beefeater
    £5 off at bonmarche they currently have a sale on
    £20 cash from in laws
    Make £10 a day March 2018 £40.38

    January - £
    February - £

    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 15th Jul 17, 1:35 PM
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    Aesop
    £24.60 on Ebay, have listed a middle price item already and will try and round up some more things to sell tonight.

    Does anyone know where I can quickly make some money in Amazon vouchers? I had a crazy scheme of buying all the birthday presents for my friends and family for the rest of the year now so that I could focus all my attention on building up my amazon voucher stash for Christmas. And naturally I want to ideally pay for it all in vouchers.

    I am about £7.50-£12.50 away from having all I need in Amazon Vouchers to purchase the presents, but the first birthday is in 12 days!

    I already do shop&scan, shopprize, job spotter (when it works, I'm having trouble with it now), pinecone and receipt hog.

    I was thinking of doing the free cashback things on topcashback as that may allow me to convert it to amazon vouchers but that may not be quick enough.

    Any suggestions are very much appreciated.
    Originally posted by Florence J
    mintvine surveys. you get points even if dont qualify and it pays to cash out in amazon than anything else as you get more for your money.
    s
    I dont know if there is a referral board, as been slacking but I am signed up as are others.
    Make £10 a day March 2018 £40.38

    January - £
    February - £

    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 15th Jul 17, 11:25 PM
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    Thanks Aesop
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3168.45/£3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: £3885
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 16th Jul 17, 12:11 AM
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    Hope you had a lovely birthday Aesop x
    • Nicki_Sue
    • By Nicki_Sue 16th Jul 17, 5:10 AM
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    Nicki_Sue
    How was your birthday Aesop? Belated best wishes!
    10 YEARS ON MSE!
    2018 - The Year of The Savings
    APRIL £10 A DAY: £50.30/£300
    • Talia1
    • By Talia1 16th Jul 17, 7:18 AM
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    Happy birthday Aesop, belated wishes.!!!55356;!!!57218;
    £10 a day 2018 Jan-March £1423.69 April 0/£300
    £10 a day 2017 £3967.07
    • swimminginaseaofdebt
    • By swimminginaseaofdebt 16th Jul 17, 7:27 AM
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    Aesop Happy belated birthday, hope you had a good one!

    £5 Amazon voucher from Ipsos and £20.59 from PA. Updated total is now £94.60.
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2018 #150 - £895.62/£2018
    SPC11 #564
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 16th Jul 17, 7:50 AM
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    Aesop.............just wow at that list!! Will take you forever to make use of all of them.

    Hope you had a lovely birthday!
    Make £10 a day challenge 2018 Jan/£163.14/Feb £116.10/March £5,060.77/April £160.28/May £124.83
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...679.74 miles
    Mortgage...£47,070£46,092
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 16th Jul 17, 9:39 AM
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    A belated Happy Birthday from me, Aesop, though with that wonderful bonanza of gifts/freebies that you listed you'll have no room left for the cake. I hope you enjoy using/spending/eating/drinking every last one of them


    Sounds as if you've had a very busy time recently. We know you only stay away from the thread for work/tech reasons but we miss you all the same when you aren't here for a while.


    Easier said than done but please don't take on too much. Take care of yourself
    Make £10 A Day Challenge 2018: Jan-Apr: £757.05+. May: £1209.25


    Original Debt: £56804 (@02/13). Now: £9998
    . Under £10K at long last.
    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 16th Jul 17, 9:46 AM
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    Rosie
    Happy belated birthday Aesop and well done on your stash of offers.
    Nov £10 a day £375.80/£300
    Dec £10 a day £330.00/£310
    Jan £10 a day £337 99/£310
    Feb £10 a day £281.80/£280
    Mar £10 a day £219.30/£310
    Apr £10 a day £265.42/£300
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