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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 27th Feb 18, 10:16 PM
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    Aesop
    #Make Upto 10 a Day March 2018 #
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    • 27th Feb 18, 10:16 PM
    #Make Upto 10 a Day March 2018 # 27th Feb 18 at 10:16 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody

    This is the 127th 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.

    Link to previous thread.

    So who wants to kick 2018 into a financially working for you year?

    Join this challenge and let's make those bank accounts fat, mortgages paid off, holidays paid off, savings account grow fatter, debts paid off and much much more!!!
    Last edited by Aesop; 30-03-2018 at 1:24 AM.
    Make 10 a day March 2018 40.38

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    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 7th Mar 18, 7:17 AM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Thoughts are with you Mike. Horrible decision to have to make.

    7.70 tips to add for yesterday.
    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
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 7th Mar 18, 8:11 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Mike, can't tell you how sad I was to hear your news about your lovely cat. Set me off crying all over again as, you may know if you were a member of this thread last Autumn, we had to have our adored cat put to sleep in October. Your post brought it all back. The hurt and feeling of 'should I have....?' never goes away but it does get less with time.


    I just can't advise, you must do what's right for you but more especially for your cat. Our lovely cat was hit by a vehicle of some sort, so unfair when you think this is a rural backwater with only occasional vehicles going by. His back legs and body were totally paralysed and how he'd managed to drag himself the long way home I'll never know. The vet told us that no surgery would cure the paralysis. Also, he was/would be incontinent forever. He also had internal injuries. He too was 9 years old and so full of life and fun. We just couldn't put him through living a paralysed life even if his other injuries could be operated on but we were distraught at the prospect of not having him around. Even at the end he was alert and 'interested' in all that was going on around him at the vet's. Even that little thing made the final decision so much harder to make.


    At the end of the day it's what was best for him not us and we decided on the euthanasia. I do know though that had there been any reasonable hope of his recovery I'd have found the money for it somewhere. Problem though it was, it was somehow the least important aspect.


    Don't beat yourself up about the pet insurance. I had it for years and the twice my cat needed treatment prior to his accident I was horrified that the Ts&Cs of the policy either didn't cover it at all or paid out a tiny amount once the compulsory policy excess was deducted. Also, I think you'll find that a lot of policies won't pay for existing conditions.


    Sending hugs Mike. Not a decision I would wish on anyone. You seem like a lovely, caring guy and I know you'll do the right thing
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 07-03-2018 at 8:13 AM.
    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.
    • savingholmes
    • By savingholmes 7th Mar 18, 8:18 AM
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    savingholmes
    HI Mike, sorry to hear your news - we too have a cat and although I love her to bits - I wouldn't go into debt thousands of pounds for her. We do have pet insurance but as CBC said they wouldn't have paid out on a pre-existing condition anyway. Insurance doesn't even kick in for the first two weeks too....

    Hugs.

    Congrats to everyone on their moneymaking... I'm behind at the moment.

    Can I count discounts I get from my DS working at a shop?
    Also when you swap suppliers - do you count one month of the saving or the whole year? I can't remember anymore...
    Today is a new day 93/310 10 a day Mar Challenge DFD August 2021
    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 7th Mar 18, 8:43 AM
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    Rosie
    Mike so sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    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
    • Milly-Ann-Molly
    • By Milly-Ann-Molly 7th Mar 18, 11:30 AM
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    Milly-Ann-Molly
    What a great birthday present. Have we missed our birthday !!!127874; happy birthday xx
    Originally posted by Aesop
    Thanks My birthdays not until the 23rd but my dad wanted the item here earlier. I have been washing up by hand for months but the sink is tiny and i have no draining board. it has been quite amusing playing pots and plates jenga every night. I am looking forward to it getting delivered (snow delayed it)
    Last edited by Milly-Ann-Molly; 07-03-2018 at 11:47 AM.

    Make /day: 2529.71 / 930
    Quidco 2,182.78 NSD May: 3
    SPC 2018#037 frugal 2018 #41
    Pay off CC 2018 #28 (100% paid cc#1 / 100% paid cc#2) 2018 Road Kill 3.31
    Nectar 39.12 Tesco 10.50 Boots 10.18 Morrisons 10
    • Milly-Ann-Molly
    • By Milly-Ann-Molly 7th Mar 18, 11:45 AM
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    Milly-Ann-Molly
    Sorry to read your sad news Mike. x

    Well done everyone. I am inspired to do my book trade in now. Also to look into the websites for surveys! I have no work this week so ideal for me to catch up.

    I am up to 267.07 for march so far.

    That snow had me online buying junk we don't need. Plus it was all on the credit card... then i saw i owed nearly 150 more on it... so i cancelled all the orders and decided new curtains, cushions and other random tat was not required! all returned and refunds coming in (back to card) to prevent this again I have reduced the limit by a further 150 on our credit card.
    I have also removed the cc from paypal and amazon and won't be using it again. it is safely locked in a drawer... (I need to keep it for emergencies)

    I saved 14.90 buy bulk buying my next 12 weeks at slimming world.
    (I am desperately trying to lose pounds in one way and gain pounds in my bank )

    3.17 bank interest

    I'm going to use the next half hour packing books for the book site and then I will start gardening...planning to grow all our vegetables again this year... even going to reclaim another portion of lawn (the tatty bit that used to be a trampoline area) and it will become a huge potato patch ( if I ever get it dug over haha)

    see you all again soon. GOOD LUCK everyone xx
    Last edited by Milly-Ann-Molly; 07-03-2018 at 12:56 PM.

    Make /day: 2529.71 / 930
    Quidco 2,182.78 NSD May: 3
    SPC 2018#037 frugal 2018 #41
    Pay off CC 2018 #28 (100% paid cc#1 / 100% paid cc#2) 2018 Road Kill 3.31
    Nectar 39.12 Tesco 10.50 Boots 10.18 Morrisons 10
    • Talia1
    • By Talia1 7th Mar 18, 12:40 PM
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    Talia1
    Tough decision to make Mike, but I'm sure you'll make the right decision for your cat.

    Up to 27 so far this month, will keep plugging away.
    10 a day 2018 Jan-March 1423.69 April 0/300
    10 a day 2017 3967.07
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 7th Mar 18, 12:43 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Sorry to read your sad news Mike. x

    Well done everyone. I am inspired to do my book trade in now. Also to look into the websites for surveys! I have no work this week so ideal for me to catch up.

    I am up to 407.45 for march so far. Mostly made up of returning impulse buys! That snow had me online buying junk we don't need. all on the credit card... then i saw i owed nearly 150 more on it... so i cancelled all the orders and decided new curtains, cushions and other random tat was not required! all returned and refunds coming in (back to card) to prevent this again I have reduced the limit by a further 150 on our credit card.
    I have also removed the cc from paypal and amazon and won't be using it again. it is safely locked in a drawer... (I need to keep it for emergencies)

    I saved 14.90 buy bulk buying my next 12 weeks at slimming world.
    (I am desperately trying to lose pounds in one way and gain pounds in my bank )

    3.17 bank interest

    I'm going to use the next half hour packing books for the book site and then I will start gardening...planning to grow all our vegetables again this year... even going to reclaim another portion of lawn (the tatty bit that used to be a trampoline area) and it will become a huge potato patch ( if I ever get it dug over haha)

    see you all again soon. GOOD LUCK everyone xx
    Originally posted by Milly-Ann-Molly
    Not altogether sure money you got back from returning impulse buys that you decided you don't want is considered as 'making money'. It's just a case of being back to where you were before you bought things you decided were a mistake. No expense but no gain either. Maybe Lynne or Aesop can put me right on that one.


    Good luck with your books, I'm working my way through my hoard (well, as much as I can cope with in one go) today in the hope of finding something that WBB wants.
    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.
    • Milly-Ann-Molly
    • By Milly-Ann-Molly 7th Mar 18, 12:54 PM
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    Milly-Ann-Molly
    Not altogether sure money you got back from returning impulse buys that you decided you don't want is considered as 'making money'. It's just a case of being back to where you were before you bought things you decided were a mistake. No expense but no gain either. Maybe Lynne or Aesop can put me right on that one.


    Good luck with your books, I'm working my way through my hoard (well, as much as I can cope with in one go) today in the hope of finding something that WBB wants.
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    OK I can take these off my total. Sadly there will be expense as paypal take 3-5 days to return funds so i think i will have fees on the cc.

    I have removed the returns from my balance. I never add supermarket savings from reduced / offers / bogofs etc as its not actual money coming in. Just less spent. In future I will only add physical money coming in.

    I have been sorting books and checking various sites...then selling to the highest offer... i have four parcels to go out and will confirm after I get the funds in paypal...(but it looks to be around 50 ish)
    Last edited by Milly-Ann-Molly; 07-03-2018 at 1:01 PM.

    Make /day: 2529.71 / 930
    Quidco 2,182.78 NSD May: 3
    SPC 2018#037 frugal 2018 #41
    Pay off CC 2018 #28 (100% paid cc#1 / 100% paid cc#2) 2018 Road Kill 3.31
    Nectar 39.12 Tesco 10.50 Boots 10.18 Morrisons 10
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 7th Mar 18, 12:57 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    ok i can take these off my total.
    Originally posted by Milly-Ann-Molly
    No, please don't do that yet as I'm not really sure what the 'rules' are. I just had a hunch that's all but please wait until Lynne or Aesop are on here next as they'll know exactly what to do.
    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.
    • ziggy2407
    • By ziggy2407 7th Mar 18, 10:31 PM
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    ziggy2407
    Hey everyone

    Love and hugs to all that need one (or even if you just want one, lol). Sorry to hear your sad news Mike, it's a tough decision.

    Just a little update

    5 - RM Surveys

    Keep up the great money-making.
    It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. (Old Chinese Proverb)

    Make 5 per day in Jan 18: 491.91/155 Make 5 per day in Feb 18: 51.40/140 Make 5 per day in Mar 18: 150.36/155 Make 5 per day in Apr 18: 93.25/3150 Make 5 per day in May 18: 8/155
    • Whatshername
    • By Whatshername 7th Mar 18, 10:31 PM
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    Whatshername
    #013 5.58/31

    Sold two tops on vinted. 5.58 received today. Have sold another item for 5 but not inc it until it clears x
    #034 Sealed Pot 2018 Challenge - Declare 01st Nov
    #064 Pay debts by Xmas 2018 Challenge - 521/ 5252
    #013 Make up to 10 a day challenge April - aiming 1 per day - 0/31
    #042 100 ways for 1% challenge - 9%
    April NSD - aim for 15 - 1/15
    • shariann
    • By shariann 7th Mar 18, 10:42 PM
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    shariann
    Sorry not been about. Too much going on in real life. Have been checking in on the thread every couple of days but don't think I will be able to post much as a bit overwhelmed right now.

    Sorry to hear about your cat Mike. What a difficult decision. Sending hugs
    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
    • QueenJess
    • By QueenJess 7th Mar 18, 10:50 PM
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    QueenJess
    A good money making day, but difficult other than that... generally running around trying to pack 3 days of stuff to do into 1... now cuddling a fidgety baby suffering with his teeth again. Cuddling his mummy seems to help, which probably means I'll have my own personal baby hot water bottle all night again!

    Caught up on a bit of work, but now behind on chores. My life feels a bit like one of those whack a mole games; as soon as I start to make progress somewhere it falls apart somewhere else.

    Citizenme 0.5
    MB 84.21
    Last edited by QueenJess; 07-03-2018 at 10:54 PM.
    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)
    • savingholmes
    • By savingholmes 7th Mar 18, 11:12 PM
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    savingholmes
    Well a friend gave me 10 today so I am counting that towards my total.
    Today is a new day 93/310 10 a day Mar Challenge DFD August 2021
    • lemonverbena
    • By lemonverbena 8th Mar 18, 12:45 AM
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    lemonverbena
    50p from CitizenMe and 1.40 for 100% cashback on Laughing Cow cheese (from a offer on their website), so my total is now 14.94.

    I also sold my first item on ebay (it was a book as well, which I had been told were difficult to sell on there) - though my profit is tiny. I've bought some packaging materials (which i actually haven't used for this item as a perfect box came through the post with a purchase in) so I'm not counting any ebay profits until I've covered those.

    I'd better get earning because my redundancy was confirmed today - I finish work just before the Easter weekend.
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 8th Mar 18, 4:46 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    I'd better get earning because my redundancy was confirmed today - I finish work just before the Easter weekend.
    Originally posted by lemonverbena
    Sorry to hear the redundancy is definite. I hope something else turns up soon if you are hoping for another job
    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.
    • savingholmes
    • By savingholmes 8th Mar 18, 6:06 AM
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    Hi Lemon Verbena - hope you manage to get another job / income source quickly

    Well a friend has just confirmed he wants to buy a decoupaged jar off me for 8. He's going to pick it up later. Second craft item sold. Excited.
    Today is a new day 93/310 10 a day Mar Challenge DFD August 2021
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 8th Mar 18, 8:10 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Hi Lemon Verbena - hope you manage to get another job / income source quickly

    Well a friend has just confirmed he wants to buy a decoupaged jar off me for 8. He's going to pick it up later. Second craft item sold. Excited.
    Originally posted by savingholmes
    Well done on the sale. It sounds like a nice craft to be involved in.


    I used to do decoupage a few years ago but largely concentrated on small furniture items or wooden household accessories, boxes and so on. It was so time-consuming and although I really enjoyed doing it and found it very therapeutic I didn't make anything like the amount of money I should have when I consider all the hours they took to make. . I tended to look on it more like a hobby that I made a bit of money back on rather than a profit-making enterprise.


    My biggest project was an ornate massive double bed head and foot, almost totally covered in rose motifs on each side. I was dubious whether I should take on such a big job but the person who wanted it was very persuasive and I do like a challenge anyway. Looked beautiful when finished and the buyer who commissioned it was absolutely delighted with it but making it seemed to take over my whole life. I was also working in a stressful job at that time with a very long commute every day so I was really glad when I'd got these items finished and paid for. My fingers were numb for ages afterwards with all the fiddly cutting out of motifs. There must have been thousands of motifs. I wish now I'd counted them.. Then there were the layers of varnish and sanding. The person who bought it contacted me about a year later saying she'd like to have something similar for her mother and was I interested. Needless to say I turned down the job


    I also loved trawling through junk shops and car boot sales to find suitable pieces to do decoupage on. Now I have time to do it (retired) I keep thinking I'll start doing it again in a small way but I have some arthritis in my hands these days and would find the cutting out very difficult
    Last edited by carbootcrazy; 08-03-2018 at 8:14 AM.
    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.
    • Talia1
    • By Talia1 8th Mar 18, 9:45 AM
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    Talia1
    Hugs to Shariann, hope things get easier.

    Lemon sorry to read about your redundancy.
    Only 3 in from the tree people.
    10 a day 2018 Jan-March 1423.69 April 0/300
    10 a day 2017 3967.07
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