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.
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.
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?