Money making ideas?

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  1. Sarah-Jayne

    Sarah-Jayne Gold Member

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    Hey all,

    I currently hold down a full time week day job and a part time weekend job. I have sold as much stuff as I can on ebay but need to raise some more cash for something.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how I can raise some more money?

    Thanks xx
     
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  3. Happy Holidays

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    Are you crafty, is there something you could make & sell, like jewellery.

    Sorry can't be of much more help.
     
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    Unfortunately, im not very creative :( xx
     
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    Have you considered selling Avon ? I have been doing it for about 5 years now and make an average of £100 month at it. Not a huge amount but every bit helps !! it did take me a little while to build up a customer base but once you've done that its fairly easy. There are people who make loads more than me at it too.
     
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    Never thought of that. How much of your time does it take up?
     
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    I forgot to mention Avon. My daughter does it. It does take a while to build up a client base but once people know you are going to keep going they do order.

    My daughter spends about 10 hours a week on it & usually earns £150ish. PM me if you want more info.;)
     
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    Im having trouble finding a job after being off with my daughter (last job wasnt permanent to go back to) so me and my mum have been doing crafts but selling them is hard!! So many other people out there doing the same thing!
     
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    Baby sitting, my mum put a card in a newsagents window and now babysits 2-4 evenings a week
    Car boot sales for stuff that maybe isnt up to ebay standards (make cakes/cookies to sell too)
     
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    Sarah-Jayne - wont you be knackered if you take on more work? Could you make savings instead of making more money? The moneysavingexpert forums are full of great ideas. Good luck x
     
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    My brother and his OH are "secret/mystery shoppers" - some pay cash others in kind but that might help?
     
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    dog walking?
     
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    Are there any market research agencies in your area? I do one every few months and usually involves goin to researchers house with a group of about 5 people to answer questions on new product ideas etc, pays between £40-70 for a couple of hours
     
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    Thank you all so much for your ideas!!!!! xxxxx
     
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    Ebay has standards?????

    more seriously, reduce debts if you can. The amount of people I know with a couple of grand in the bank earning next to nothing in a current account, yet paying minimum repayments on maxed-out credit cards is unreal!

    Easier said than done, but reduce or remove any debts if you haven't already done so.
     
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    Have a look on your local job boards and Gumtree. Last summer I came across one from a site called Yelp who were looking for people to review local businesses for their online directory. I did it for 6 weeks and put in a fortnightly timesheet for 20 hours a week for which I got paid £8 per hour. It was a nice little earner while it lasted. Money for old rope! :D
     
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    My mum used to make a fair amount of cash as a ann summers rep - you need to not embarras easily though!:)
     
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