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Need to make extra cash? Great blogs to help you earn more money.

Money making boot camp: Emma Drew Info

I am on the lookout for more ideas to earn more money at the moment. I already sell on eBay, have a lodger and do any little bits of over time that might be available at work. This is all great and keeps the wolf from the door, but I would love a big chunk of cash as there are various things that I am slowly saving for. I want to speed things up!

With this in mind, I have signed up to Emma Drew’s money making boot camp. If you haven’t come across her blog or You Tube channel yet, Emma is a hugely successful blogger. She actually blogs full time, something I would love to do! You can sign up for the course here.

Katy Kicker

Another blog I find a good source of information and inspiration to help you earn more money is Katy Kicker.  She is a mum and full time blogger, and her blog is a lovely mix of family snippets, recipes and hard hitting articles on making money from home. She makes cash from matched betting and doing online surveys, among other ideas.

The Money Shed

Another very authoritative site, which includes a blog and forum, is The Money Shed. This site is another big fan of matched betting. There is also some good information on mystery shopping, online surveys and, something I have never some across before, web search evaluating. I really liked the article Earning Money from Home when you are Housebound, as I think a lot of people will find this so helpful.

The MIni Millionaire

Cora Harrison gave up the corporate world to blog full time at the Mini Millionaire. She writes about freelancing, eBay reselling, selling Lego (yes, really!) and blogging. She is also a competitions geek and has won thousands of pounds worth of prizes. This site is so clean, clear and well-designed.

From Pennies to Pounds

If you want to earn more money, check out Francesca Mason. Although she is a relatively new blogger, the lovely Francesca has already worked out how to make money from sponsored posts and affiliate advertising income. She is also into matched betting and makes extra cash from dog boarding and taking in lodgers.  From Pennies to Pounds is such a pretty site too!

There are so many others! I will have to come back to them. In the meantime, maybe some of the above will inspire you if you need to make a little extra. Which blogs do you recommend?

 

Making extra money

Our nice French student went home today. He was a lovely guest and it was a real pleasure to have him. We make so many friends and find out about different cultures by hosting foreign students. It is a very enjoyable way to make extra cash and I recommend it if you have a language school nearby.

I am hoping it is a busy year for students as it helps so much with our finances.

This weekend will include a tour of the charity shops. As DD3 has had no luck finding a part time job to fit around college we thought we would search for bargains to resell on Depop to make her a bit of cash. I am stunned at what you can flog at quite high prices if it can be classed as vintage! We may not be able to get going properly on this until the boot sale season begins. Wish I had kept some of my ugly 80’s clothes!!

More cupboard decluttering is required now; I am starting on repainting the dresser for my kitchen this week and then will repaint the kitchen itself. I want the kitchen as ordered as possible before the chaos starts.

Any interesting plans for the weekend?

 

 

Making extra cash selling on-line

depopFrom time to time I sell various items on Ebay. I have found it more successful with items such as curtains and furniture rather than clothing. DD2 has recently found an app called Depop which she says is great for selling clothes, so today I thought I would give this a go. Oddly, I had followers before I had even listed anything! People are keen 🙂

This morning I have listed two pairs of boots, 2 pairs of jeans, my daughter’s unwanted prom dress and a Gap T-shirt that I picked up for 99p in the charity shop that still has its £12.50 label on. I also put a pair of curtains and a couple of books on Ebay. It will be interesting to see how they go (or if they go!!).

Mr Shoestring’s sister specialises in selling posh frocks – evening and occasion dresses – on Ebay and does quite well. She picks them up in charity shops or badly presented on Ebay at bargain prices, then washes, irons and repairs them as necessary and styles them on a mannequin with lots of nice jewellery. Great idea if you have the time! I don’t really, but will try to continue my general decluttering by selling anything in decent condition. The rest can go to the charity shop.

Talking of decluttering, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to clean out one cupboard every week. I am shamed and embarrassed to show you my linen cupboard – how did it get so bad!! This is a job for this weekend! I clearly need to get rid of some of my old towels and bedlinen as I don’t have space for it all.image

So, over to you. Are you selling on-line to make a few pounds? What are your top tips?