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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 31st Jul 17, 10:45 PM
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    Aesop
    Make upto 10 a day in August 2017 - everybody most welcome
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    • 31st Jul 17, 10:45 PM
    Make upto 10 a day in August 2017 - everybody most welcome 31st Jul 17 at 10:45 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody



    This is the 120th 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.

    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.

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by Aesop; 30-08-2017 at 10:50 PM.
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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 31st Aug 17, 11:11 PM
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    Aesop
    I will give it a go if you like. Will have a look back now and add what I can then copy total over to September thread tomorrow or Saturday
    Originally posted by shariann
    that would be fab. Thank you. I am not going to have time to do my totals, as I want to do my end of month bingo sites and two people have promised to post my referral on a blog post, if I complete it and send it to them tonight!

    I will be back tomorrow. Flitting between both threads.

    Well done everyone on your amazing totals and hope you enjoy September's challenges.
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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 31st Aug 17, 11:12 PM
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    Aesop
    Lynne, sorry to hear meds been affecting you, hope they are more settled now and you enjoy your holibobs

    as always thank you so much for all your help and support.
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    • cufc_mike
    • By cufc_mike 31st Aug 17, 11:14 PM
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    cufc_mike
    14.82 matched betting
    4.76 work tuck shop
    19.58 total

    Brings my August total to a HUGE 375.86. Over the moon with that for my first month. If only I could do that every month. We shall see.

    I'm going to increase my target for September from 100 up to 200. Here's hoping! Well done to everybody for your August efforts.
    Last edited by cufc_mike; 31-08-2017 at 11:16 PM.
    Make 500 May Challenge: 904.40 / 500 -> My Matched Betting Blog
    • shariann
    • By shariann 31st Aug 17, 11:15 PM
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    shariann
    1......Aesop..................................237.54
    2......lynnejk................................324.05
    3......NettyR.................................2
    4......Kantankrus Mare...................211.60
    5......Hermia................................500 (month)
    6......MrsCautious........................ 993.10
    7......carbootcrazy........................424.54
    8......VintageHistorian...................51.29
    9......swimminginaseaofdebt..........143.70
    10....Mummy_bear.......................3
    11....shariann..............................449.15
    12....QueenJess...........................442.32
    13....better_times........................10
    14....Hiddenidenity.......................5
    15....Rosie..................................317.24
    16....Happymac............................5
    17....Talia1..................................293.91
    18....FatVonD...............................223.95
    19....angelicious...........................10
    20....Florence J.............................10
    21....tryingtoavaiddebt..................170.67
    22....cufc_mike............................375.86
    23....ziggy2407........................... 358.12
    24....HernaicTom..........................5
    25....Clare710..............................10
    26....LynetteJ...............................2
    27....Xandersmum........................298
    28....CatherineMM........................ 2582.33
    29....Killielila................................5
    30....fluffig...................................567
    31....Dorastar...............................5
    32....runmichellrun.......................500 (month)
    33....Felula..................................195
    34....MinnieMousesMummy............758.56

    Total declared so far 9417.93

    Will keep editing and would be grateful if you could check tomorrow if I have your total correct
    Last edited by shariann; 02-09-2017 at 10:46 AM.
    10 a day June - 58.63/300
    2014 110.92 2015 3732.30 2016 1633.66 2017 2991.70
    2018 Jan 604.94 Feb 264.01 March 360.26April 282.29May 329.59
    • Talia1
    • By Talia1 1st Sep 17, 6:58 AM
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    Talia1
    Hi Shariann

    My total for August 293.91, thanks for the totals, well done everyone.
    10 a day 2018 Jan-March 1423.69 April 0/300
    10 a day 2017 3967.07
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 1st Sep 17, 8:36 AM
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    QueenJess
    Got in my bank interest of 13.72 to bring me to an August total of 442.32. Only slightly below my high target! Very happy with that!
    Make up to 10 a day challenge: May 87.45/310, April 488.20/50 (Mar 754.90, Feb 519.52, Jan 608.10
    , 2017 Jul - Nov: 2,689.44)
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Sep 17, 8:57 AM
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    so everyone who took part in the ebay challenge, how much did you make after fees ?
    Originally posted by Aesop
    Hiding head in shame. I intended to take part and I listed a few cheap and boring things, most of which didn't sell (surprise surprise) but I don't think I ever committed to the challenge as such.

    If it's OK with you, Aesop, I'll gloss over it and hopefully move on and really make an effort to list things in September. I see I've got an invite for free listings for the whole of September but it's the free/really cheap final value fees offer I'm waiting for


    Congratulations to everyone who did the eBay challenge however much/little you made
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 01-09-2017 at 3:20 PM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2018: Jan-June: 2333.00+.


    Original Debt: 56804 (@02/13). Now: 9141
    . Under 10K at long last.
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Sep 17, 9:14 AM
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    shariann, you're an absolute star to work out everyone's totals and get the list done so quickly. Thank you. It's really interesting to see the results of all our effort in a list like that.


    Lynne, so sorry you've been feeling under par. I hope things will improve for you now your meds have had the time to kick in. Aesop mentioned your holiday, when do you go? I know you probably told us but my mind is all over the place at the moment after spending the best part of the night trying to work out my claims for unfair credit card charges. I'm definitely not a night owl so it was a slog but I want to post the letters today. I've put it off for too long and I think I should be owed some money. Fingers crossed anyway


    Going to see what Aesop has in store for us with the 2 September mini challenges. Thanks as ever, Aesop, for injecting extra interest into the thread and for keeping us on our toes
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 01-09-2017 at 3:19 PM.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2018: Jan-June: 2333.00+.


    Original Debt: 56804 (@02/13). Now: 9141
    . Under 10K at long last.
    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 1st Sep 17, 9:26 AM
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    51.29 is correct for me Shariann!
    "You won't bloom until you're planted" - Graffiti spotted in Newcastle.

    Always try to be nice, but never fail to be kind - Doctor Who

    Overpayments in 2018 - 219.36 | Lose 1 stone - 0/14lbs |
    • fluffig
    • By fluffig 1st Sep 17, 9:59 AM
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    fluffig
    Have just totted up my August. Another good month, skewed by interest paid from 2 regular saver accounts maturing, but now I head towards the months when the seasonal work has dried up so, unless I get off my bum and sell some higher value things on eBay, I won't be doing so well. I'm keeping a year to date average running to see how I'm doing looking at it that way too.

    Anyway, my August (roughly) was :
    257 interest
    15 eBay
    190 extra seasonal work
    25 Nectar points
    5 Tesco vouchers
    75 surveys
    So a total of 567, and a running total of 2,028 for the 153 days (April-August).

    I know I don't post much, but this thread really helps me focus. Thank you to those who run it
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 1st Sep 17, 11:10 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Have just totted up my August. Another good month, skewed by interest paid from 2 regular saver accounts maturing, but now I head towards the months when the seasonal work has dried up so, unless I get off my bum and sell some higher value things on eBay, I won't be doing so well. I'm keeping a year to date average running to see how I'm doing looking at it that way too.

    Anyway, my August (roughly) was :
    257 interest
    15 eBay
    190 extra seasonal work
    25 Nectar points
    5 Tesco vouchers
    75 surveys
    So a total of 567, and a running total of 2,028 for the 153 days (April-August).

    I know I don't post much, but this thread really helps me focus. Thank you to those who run it
    Originally posted by fluffig
    Well done, that's a very good tally. Your running total is really impressive too considering it was for a relatively short period of time.


    Lets hope something good and unexpected turns up for you to compensate for the lack of seasonal earnings during the rest of the year.


    We'll look forward to maybe seeing more of you on the thread. I agree that it helps give a focus to our moneymaking efforts
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2018: Jan-June: 2333.00+.


    Original Debt: 56804 (@02/13). Now: 9141
    . Under 10K at long last.
    • LynetteJ
    • By LynetteJ 4th Sep 17, 10:10 PM
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    LynetteJ
    Hi all, my total for August was 75.67. Thank you everyone for inspiring me with your posts.
    Make 10 a day 2017: August 75.67 / 62
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 5th Sep 17, 9:32 AM
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    Aesop
    Hi all, my total for August was 75.67. Thank you everyone for inspiring me with your posts.
    Originally posted by LynetteJ
    that's amazing, well done!!!
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    • Happymac
    • By Happymac 5th Sep 17, 10:45 AM
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    Checking out at 200 for August - thanks everyone!! X
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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 5th Sep 17, 10:47 AM
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    Checking out at 200 for August - thanks everyone!! X
    Originally posted by Happymac
    amazing well done
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    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 10th Sep 17, 12:52 AM
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    Florence J
    Only had working internet today.

    My total for August was 242.01
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    Wombling free 2017 = 2195.92
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (3168.45/3000)
    February 2018 Credit Card Debt: 3885
    • runmichellerun
    • By runmichellerun 13th Sep 17, 10:50 AM
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    But late, but my August total was 600.72
    LBM February 2008. DFD March 2013 19 August 2011
    Debt at LBM 14,395.48. Debt Now 0
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 13th Sep 17, 3:23 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    But late, but my August total was 600.72
    Originally posted by runmichellerun
    Well done Great amount made there. Maybe you need to let shariann know so she can add it to our cumulative August total.
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2018: Jan-June: 2333.00+.


    Original Debt: 56804 (@02/13). Now: 9141
    . Under 10K at long last.
    • HernaicTom
    • By HernaicTom 14th Sep 17, 11:05 AM
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    HernaicTom
    My total extra money earned for August was 346.98. Very happy with that, mainly from my second job, which I started properly almost halfway through August. Also, from tips from that job, swagbucks, slidejoy earnings, coins saved in a jar and the odd coin found on the ground! Smashed through the 5 and 10 a day totals, and ~75% to the 15 a day total, which I will be aiming for next month!
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