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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 30th Nov 17, 11:42 PM
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    Make upto 10 a day in December 2017 ~ everybody most welcome
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    • 30th Nov 17, 11:42 PM
    Make upto 10 a day in December 2017 ~ everybody most welcome 30th Nov 17 at 11:42 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody



    This is the 124th 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!).


    Thanks lynnejk for all your help with updating challengers list and all the support you give on this thread.

    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; 05-12-2017 at 11:43 PM.
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    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 5th Dec 17, 9:25 AM
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    Rosie
    10 amazon vouchers from SBs & 3 P**econe
    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
    • ALIBOBSY
    • By ALIBOBSY 5th Dec 17, 11:56 AM
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    ALIBOBSY
    Didn't quite make it in November, but had set myself a higher target.

    Going for 20 a day in December, but realise may not hit that with various other Christmassy type jobs and errands to do not too mention the various carol concerts etc.

    Since the 1st managed to get 73.84 from MB.

    Hoping to draw more down from SB this week and still not quite got to 40 with one poll lol.

    Ali x
    "Overthinking every little thing
    Acknowledge the bell you cant unring"

    Make up to 10 a day-November 610.22/750

    Make up to 10 a day-December 73.84/620
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 5th Dec 17, 1:24 PM
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    5 swagbucks mastercard
    3 amazon from swagbucks
    3 pinecone
    45p amazon from swagbucks survey
    1 amazon instagc
    5.08 paypal attapoll
    20p citizenme
    1.15 curious cat (on device) paypal
    10p topcashback game
    20p topcashback game


    so a little behind but will get there

    19.18 total so far
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    • shariann
    • By shariann 5th Dec 17, 2:46 PM
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    shariann
    Updated totals to here.
    10 a day May - 242.73/310
    2014 110.92 2015 3732.30 2016 1633.66 2017 2991.70
    2018 Jan 604.94 Feb 264.01 March 360.26April 282.29
    • shariann
    • By shariann 5th Dec 17, 2:50 PM
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    shariann
    Ok, I'm off the mark for December with


    4.32 moc for petrol
    .30 citizenme
    12.64 shopmium


    So 17.26 total so far
    10 a day May - 242.73/310
    2014 110.92 2015 3732.30 2016 1633.66 2017 2991.70
    2018 Jan 604.94 Feb 264.01 March 360.26April 282.29
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 5th Dec 17, 7:38 PM
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    Florence J
    3 Pinecone survey.

    Total so far is 6
    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
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 5th Dec 17, 7:51 PM
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    Aesop
    Today's topcashback answer is talk talk broadband
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    • haybel19
    • By haybel19 5th Dec 17, 9:58 PM
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    haybel19
    few little bits to add

    3 Tesco money card
    6 Amazon
    3 facebook sale


    Need to list lots more on ebay and facebook - need a good declutter too
    Make 10 a day challenge November 125.60/310
    December 417.35/310 January 512.33/310

    1000 emergency fund challenge 0/1000

    Rule of 3 challenge 13/365
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 5th Dec 17, 10:16 PM
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    QueenJess
    Todays totals:
    Citizenme 10p
    Swagbucks 5
    MB 18.43

    Also been working on my swago board which is earning me more swagbucks.. should be able to cash out again before the end of the working week

    Been neglecting surveys today, but got dull life admin stuff to do.. hoping to catch up on some surveys tomorrow depending on baby (teething and a cold is not a good combo).
    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)
    • cufc_mike
    • By cufc_mike 5th Dec 17, 10:24 PM
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    cufc_mike
    Lacking any sort of motivation at the moment. Think because I've paid my credit card off, which was the reason I ended up on MSE again, and the fact I'm absolutely shattered, I'm struggling. Handy time for a swagbucks payout - I don't get many. Also managed a couple of PA studies today for the first time in a while.

    5 swagbucks
    2.00 matched betting
    0.10 citizen me
    7.10 total
    Make 500 May Challenge: 738.36 / 500 -> My Matched Betting Blog
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 5th Dec 17, 10:31 PM
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    QueenJess
    I haven't had any one pulse's for a few days now paid or unpaid. Is it just me?
    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)
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 5th Dec 17, 10:32 PM
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    Aesop
    Lacking any sort of motivation at the moment. Think because I've paid my credit card off, which was the reason I ended up on MSE again, and the fact I'm absolutely shattered, I'm struggling. Handy time for a swagbucks payout - I don't get many. Also managed a couple of PA studies today for the first time in a while.

    5 swagbucks
    2.00 matched betting
    0.10 citizen me
    7.10 total
    Originally posted by cufc_mike

    Take a break. You have a new baby, work and another child.

    Do the odd easy thing and come back to it when you have had a break.

    Did you read my post on running swagbucks apps? Can do same with instagc
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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 5th Dec 17, 10:34 PM
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    I haven't had any one pulse's for a few days now paid or unpaid. Is it just me?
    Originally posted by QueenJess
    I have had both but app is glitchy. It doesn't load on WiFi or data. By the time I get it to work paid ones are closed.
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    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 5th Dec 17, 10:36 PM
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    I just got a response in the app and One Pulse have blocked me as they say I am either not in the UK or on VPN. Neither is true and nothing has changed for the past year. Very annoying. No idea why they have suddenly decided to block me - must be their systems.
    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)
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 5th Dec 17, 10:46 PM
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    That sounds odd Jess. Not had many paid ones since the change to dollars but had a few non paying ones.

    A big Thank you to Aesop who is always telling us to get our referral codes out there. I put mine on InstaGC a few days ago and I have a referral! Sooooo laurenturner......if you read this.....thanks for being my referral. (Im assuming she comes on this thread as she has it in her signature but the name doesnt ring any bells.

    6.50 tips to add for today.
    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...47,07046,092
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 5th Dec 17, 11:06 PM
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    Feeling s**t today with a heavy cold, and constant sneezing has now given me a headache

    Bad news first
    Whilst on hols last week DH received a 'phone call from his work. Long story short - his company has gone into immediate administration and he, together with a few thousand others in the UK, have been made instantly redundant. Cue us running around like headless chickens yesterday and today, trying to get all the info we can and filling in endless forms

    Good news second
    U Gov pay-out eventually reached and 50 better off

    Off to bed with a hot toddy

    Hope you all have a great day tomorrow and stay dry
    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
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 5th Dec 17, 11:12 PM
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    That sounds odd Jess. Not had many paid ones since the change to dollars but had a few non paying ones.

    A big Thank you to Aesop who is always telling us to get our referral codes out there. I put mine on InstaGC a few days ago and I have a referral! Sooooo laurenturner......if you read this.....thanks for being my referral. (Im assuming she comes on this thread as she has it in her signature but the name doesnt ring any bells.

    6.50 tips to add for today.
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    yay so pleased.

    I need to get some new swagbucks referrals. Someone asked on a facebook group today how long we have all been doing swagbucks. Mine is since 2011 and I looked at my referral list. I had 25 referrals. But at the time when I was referring, sb did that stupid restriction where once they earnt 1000 sb you could never earn ay more from them. Then the next lot was restricted to what you received when you referred, and the newer one get 10% of things for life.

    25 referrals in 6 years I'm slacking (ps only 3 are active)
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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 5th Dec 17, 11:14 PM
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    Aesop
    Feeling s**t today with a heavy cold, and constant sneezing has now given me a headache

    Bad news first
    Whilst on hols last week DH received a 'phone call from his work. Long story short - his company has gone into immediate administration and he, together with a few thousand others in the UK, have been made instantly redundant. Cue us running around like headless chickens yesterday and today, trying to get all the info we can and filling in endless forms

    Good news second
    U Gov pay-out eventually reached and 50 better off

    Off to bed with a hot toddy

    Hope you all have a great day tomorrow and stay dry
    Lx
    Originally posted by lynnejk




    dodgy hug time lynne. for hubby being made redundant unexpectedly, for your rotten cold.

    Does this affect you and DH going to work abroad next year?

    so sorry for both of you. It's a horrible feeling being made redundant even if you are expecting it. Unexpected is even worse.
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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 5th Dec 17, 11:23 PM
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    I just got a response in the app and One Pulse have blocked me as they say I am either not in the UK or on VPN. Neither is true and nothing has changed for the past year. Very annoying. No idea why they have suddenly decided to block me - must be their systems.
    Originally posted by QueenJess
    Jess do you have anything installed on your phone like the incompass app, it uses a vpn, mobile xpression, it uses a vpn. Trying to think what other apps use it.

    The vpn uses a virtual private network so could be registered anywhere, it is usually registered to the company using it, ie incompass in uk and mobile xpression in us.

    but it flags up on swagbucks, instagc and onepulse radar. not sure how, never looked into that technical side, but something they use to track ip addresses shows vpns.

    Do you have anything like that on your device?

    the other thing... someone on samsung said her phone did an update and gps system was putting her in canada. After a lot of testing/resetting phone etc, turned out could be 2 things. She had an app installed which was based in canada, that could have been giving false reading and her sim card was corrupted. Once that was replaced, everything went back to normal.

    I have a friend who says her ipad I think keeps saying she is not in UK. That is definitely a settings issue.
    Last edited by Aesop; 05-12-2017 at 11:26 PM.
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    • cufc_mike
    • By cufc_mike 5th Dec 17, 11:23 PM
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    Also been working on my swago board which is earning me more swagbucks..
    Originally posted by QueenJess
    Completely forgot about Swago. I'm trying to complete my daily task list for the first time in a long time. I rarely have the patience to be honest, and now I'm reminded why. I simply cannot get nCrave to work. It just comes up and says the offer currently isn't available. It's the only thing left to complete my daily task list. Any ideas?

    EDIT: Been banging my head against the wall for the past hour trying to figure it out. Cleared cache/cookies, tried different browsers, and different devices... still nothing. Disabled my Adblocker on my laptop and suddenly it's worked, yay! Not sure why it didn't work on my phone, maybe I hadn't left it long enough after trying, and failing on my laptop.
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