3 Ways I Plan On Making Extra Money This Month

I’ve mentioned before that I have some debt and am keen to get rid of it as soon as possible. I managed to wipe out two debts recently and decided to check in on one today that I hadn’t looked at in a while, steadfastly paying away the set payment that I do each month. When I looked, I was shocked to see there was only just over £500 to pay on it – I had thought I still had double that so it was a nice surprise.

I’ve actually got a payment due out on the 15th – as this is this weekend, it will go out on Monday the 16th – which will take me to just over £400. Now this is at such a low amount, I am keen to get it paid off asap so I am trying to get some extra money together to pay it off this month if I can. But how do I plan on doing this?

I don’t think I can do anymore work than what I am – and realistically I’d like to keep that money aside for bills. Here’s how I will be doing it this month.

Online Surveys

I do a few different online survey sites. I used to do a lot more but now have a select few which are more worthwhile for me – you can read about them here. Any cashouts made this month will be going straight towards this payment.

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Trying To Win Some

You know how much I love competitions so I’ll definitely be entering all the competitions with cash prizes a go. Yes, I may be unlikely to win but I definitely can’t win if I don’t enter so I may as well give it a go. Any wins would go straight towards this debt. I also keep a little bit of money in an online account for betting on certain sports – I know gambling isn’t for everyone and I am by no means recommending it but Steve and I often put £1 here or there on the current golf competition that’s running. If we were lucky enough to win big, then I’d be certain to withdraw and pay it off. There are guides for online gambling out there for those who want to learn more but never bet more than you can afford. I choose to place bets as a personal choice and know my limits.

Declutter, Declutter, Declutter

I am always decluttering and putting stuff up for sale. I need to go through my items again – I’ve got a few things listed on eBay so want to refresh my listings and put some more stuff up on the Facebook selling groups. I’ve got a few big items that could potentially wipe out this debt so I really should get my finger out and list them.

Jack’s also keen to sell some of his old toys to make some money for his money account so why not kill two birds with one stone and list them all together?

These are a few ways I hope to make some extra money. If there is the opportunity to make some extra cash through some more work this month though, I’m definitely not going to pass it up! Do you have any plans to make any extra money this month?

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10 ways you could make money without leaving the house

Working from home provides flexibility and may be a good option if you want to top up your income or you have commitments that prevent you working set hours. Doorstep loan providers, Morses Club, have put together a list of 10 ways you could make money without leaving the house.   

Teach

 

Do you have a skill you could share with others? Can you play a musical instrument or speak a second language? Websites like as Udemy or SkillShare allow you to create online lessons and get paid for teaching your favourite subjects.

Translating or transcribing

 

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a popular site for companies requiring services such as translating and transcribing as well as other human intelligence tasks. You can choose which projects you bid for and how much work you take on.

 

Virtual assistant

 

Many small businesses outsource administrative tasks such as call answering, email management, bookkeeping, data input and managing booking systems. These can all be done from your home and you can set your own rates.

 

Freelancing

 

Web design, graphic design, content writing, video editing and proofreading are all in demand. You can offer your skills as a freelancer through sites like Upwork or Fiverr and bid on the work you want.

 

Ironing service

 

Provide a professional ironing service for local clients. You can charge per item or per basket and choose how much work you take on.

 

Alterations & repairs

 

If you have dressmaking or sewing skills, then utilise them from the comfort of your home by offering alterations and repairs on items of clothing.

 

Using the internet

 

You can get paid for doing online searches, watching videos, completing surveys and playing games through sites like Swagbucks. There are also sites that offer incentives for testing mobile apps and websites.

 

Voice artist

 

Voice123.com and similar sites offer the opportunity to get paid as a voice artist. You can audition for various jobs and get paid for reading scripts or providing voiceovers if your voice is right for the project.

 

Sell photographs

 

Stock image sites such as Dreamstime, iStockPhoto and Shutterstock give you the option to sell your images online without the need for your own website.

 

Advertising

 

If you have a large online following, then you can get paid for talking about or sharing images of a product on your social media accounts. Some companies may pay to advertise on your blog, videos or newsletter if you have a lot of subscribers.

Although it is possible to make money in the above ways, there is no guarantee these will work for you. You do need the required skills if you expect people to pay for a service. If you do think you have what it takes, then you could earn a substantial income, but don’t forget to tell the tax man about anything you earn.  

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Get Your Voice Heard With The New Hatch App From C Space

I received compensation from C Space to thank me for my post.

Ever wished you could share an idea directly with a brand to help create positive change? C Space specialises in bringing the customer and the brand closer together through their online research opportunities. How great is that?

To make sure all consumers were heard, C Space created an app called Hatch by C Space where consumers can participate in influencing change with multiple brands that are important to them, like Twitter, Unilever, Colgate, or Godiva, among others. In the app you can interact with others like you, engage in activities, surveys and discussions that interest you. What’s even better – for each research activity you participate in, you earn an Amazon gift code! Handy in the run up to Christmas, right?

Hatch by C Space was only available to US and Mexico before but it is now live in the UK too – why not download today to start earning rewards and influencing big brands. Below are links to download on iTunes and Google Play. Please use referral code UKLaunch1 when signing up – this is my referral link and I would be ever so grateful!

You can find the iTunes Hatch here and the Google Play Hatch here. Don’t forget to use referral code: UKLaunch1. You know how much I love a good survey – so I will be airing my thoughts on the app! Why don’t you join me?

Saving More, Spending Less | Update 2

Since my last update, I haven’t got much further but I thought I’d update on you how I have been doing since the update.

SAVING MORE

Save The Change is working well for me – I’m managing to save quite a bit simply by having this set up. I am also saving 25% of any income into my bank account for tax – I’m being extra cautious and making sure I have more than enough money to pay any tax that’s due.

SPENDING LESS

I am still partial to the coffee shop but the takeaways are pretty much non existent since we properly got back on Slimming World. However, buying more ingredients to cook from scratch has proved to be a little bit expensive but hey, at least we are being healthy!

WORKING MORE

I am working even more. I seem to be picking up clients left, right and centre and I am loving it. Whether it is blog work, freelance writing, proofreading or virtual assistant services, I am constantly busy and I love ot/

HUSTLING, HUSTLING, HUSTLING

I am still checking my daily lotteries (my favourites are Free Lucky Lottery, NumberPlateLotto (which I have won on before and been paid THE SAME DAY),Free Postcode Lottery, Lucky Phone and DOB Lotto.

I’m still completing online surveys – I’ve recently scaled down the sites I use but I still use Populus Live, New Vista Live, Panelbase, Opinion Outpost, OpinionBar, Pinecone Research, Prolific Academic and YouGov – I’ve had two cheques from Populus already this year! Some of these offer an email referral scheme so if you’re interested in signing up to Panelbase or OpinionBar under me, just let me know! I’ve managed to cash out over £150 this year so far – all going towards debt.

Swagbucks has taken over my life again – you can sign up here – I’ve made almost £100 since getting back into it. I’ve also been selling our unwanted items. I’ve been selling tons on Shpock and Facebook groups too – determined to declutter my house whilst earning some cash at the same time!

If you are in a similar position, how are you doing?

Why I Enjoy Playing Online Bingo

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I’ve made no secret before of how I love a game of bingo. Whether it is bingo in a bingo hall, cash bingo on holiday in the 18+ bar on site or playing online, I love a good game and seeing if I can increase my money. I come from a gambling family – we love a good old flutter – but because of this, I have always known my limits. I know exactly how much I have to spend and I never exceed this. It can be tempting for some people to keep putting money in but if I deposit a certain amount, I will only use that certain amount and no more.

Over the years I have played on a number of different sites. I’ve seen so many different sites come and go over the years and have recently been checking out seasonal online bingo reviews. I love a good gimmick and the Christmas theme of Season Bingo is so much fun! Who doesn’t love a bit of festive fun?

When it comes to bingo sites, I look for a few different things. A good selection of games, decent bonuses and the ability to play on both desktop and mobile if I so wish. I want to know that I am getting the most for my money and I don’t have to always stick to the same games all of the time. To have an enjoyable time, I need to know that I am getting a good deal and that I will be able to have fun when I play.

Obviously right now I don’t have much of a budget for playing as I am trying to save as much money as possible but I am always happy to spend the odd amount here and there to take advantage of a decent promotion and get a good payback. Just before Olivia was born, I realised I still had some bonus money to play on a site and won over £100 within just a few minutes.

As long as you know your limits, online bingo can be a lot of fun. Do you ever play it?