Make Money Challenge: Week 4

Hi again – want to make some extra cash? My Make Money Challenge is now in Week Four, and I’m making some more progress toward my goal of funding a new laptop.

Penny Golightly make money challenge week 4

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that there was no article for week three. That’s just because I was a bit busy last week and this week, and didn’t have too much to report just then.

With pretty much all money-making schemes, it really is a case of effort in >> results out, and hopefully from next week onwards I’ll have a little more time to devote to this fund raising challenge. All those ‘make money fast with no effort’ things on the internet are dodgy anyway. Well that’s what I keep telling myself.

Here’s a quick update for you…

1. eBay – Sold a couple of items, including a second hand summer jacket (top tip – best not to sell out of season items on eBay if you can help it, you don’t usually get a good price, I was just lucky). Allowing for postage and fees, it came to £7.10 profit which was more than I was expecting.

2. Books – sold one on eBay, but still considering other options.

3. TopCashback – Had a payout of £4.54 from challenge-related activities. Very quick, and not very much work was involved. There’s more on the way too, but I’m not counting that until it’s in my bank account.

4. Qmee – After complaining that it wasn’t showing up any deals during searches, they’ve started popping up again. Cashed out 22p immediately via PayPal, and have a bit more left to claim in the next few days.

5. Swagbucks – Seems to be quite low paying for the sheer amount of work involved, and I don’t really have a spare hour each day to use the site so I’m never going to get any of their bonuses for 30-day attendance etc. This is going very much on the back burner as there are more efficient ways to raise cash in a short period of time. Might work for other people who are at home more though, so haven’t written it off just yet.

6. Apps – not had time to do any of these, due to not having much free time. Maybe review these in the next week or so.

In total I’ve made £32.83 so far, and am looking forward to devoting some more time and effort to it soon.

Are you doing any money-making of your own at the moment? Stay tuned for a related Tenner Week day coming up this Sunday.

Full disclosure: The links above are my refer-a-friend links. If you sign up to any of the services mentioned using these links it will be at no extra cost to you, but it might make this site a small amount of money. Once signed up, you will be able to invite your own friends in turn. Any money this site raises in this way will be mentioned and put towards the total of my Laptop Challenge.

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  1. I’ve just started to gain control over my finances, and feel a saving goal coming on.

    1. Hi Rachel, are you saving up for anything in particular? I’m saving up for Christmas, a party dress and a new laptop at the moment, and each pot is being funded in a different way.

  2. Well done on the £ u’v raised so far! I’v still got a lot of stuff I’m intendin 2 sell on Ebay but I can’t seem 2 find the time 2 do it, takin pics & all. Tbh I’v been usin the “seasonal” thing as my excuse! I must get motivated! When it comes 2 savin £ I can talk the talk but I fall flat on my face when I try 2 walk the walk!!

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