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Building Income – Progress for September 2017

Building Income

As many of my readers know I have been building income levels up for a while now using my £2500 per month income plan.  Todays post is to provide you with an update about my progress towards this goal.

Over the past few months I have found it particularly difficult to work on my plan.  I have had a lot of personal changes, including moving house,  and starting to refurbish the house I own.  During this time I fell back on my basic earning plan,  and even missed doing that on several days.  Because of this I expect my total to be much lower than planned.  I am however interested to do the calculations to find out where I am.  It will also give me a new starting point to help me get back on track.  I’m really looking forward to building income up to the next level again.

My personal income plan involves using multiple income streams.  I have an earning target for each type of income I am working on as follows:

Clicking and Survey Sites

The first section I focus on for building income is Clicking and Survey Sites.  I use these because they provide a GUARANTEED method of earning a small amount of money.  Then, using my  Zero2earninghero System I invest this small amount to create a great monthly income.

As of 1st June I combined my targets for earning  from clicking and surveys sites.  I started doing surveys on some of the clicking sites so it is easier to combine the totals for that reason.  I now have a target of £50 per month from these sites.

For this section of my income I am now using:

Clixsense – target is $5 per month.

Gifthulk – target is now $5 per month.

Swagbucks – target is £10 per month.

Inbox Pounds – target is £2 per month.

Mintvine – target is $5 per month.

One Poll – target is £3 per month.

Populus Live -target is £10 per month.

Panelbase – target is £10 per month

You Gov – target is £5 per month

Global Test Market – target is £5 per month


Over the past few months I have been using these sites quite sporadically.  I also have not been monitoring my income from them and quite frankly have no idea about how much I have been earning.  From today I will start monitoring my income from these sites again.



Target Earning – £500 per month which is around $650.

I have to admit during July several of my packs matured all at once and that was quite a shock.  I went from having 41 x $50 packs down to 29 active ones.  Because of this I spent the whole month  of July replenishing my ad pack total.  This made me even more determined to aim for 50 active packs.  I need to have some leeway to allow for the maturing packs in future.

During August and September I repurchased packs until I reached 50 x $50 and 10 x $10.


I have now hit 50 x $50 packs and also have 10 x $10 packs which means I have hit my target for this site.  In September I hit this level around 20th of the month and was able to withdraw $200 on 30th.  I will now maintain my account at 50 x $50 packs and 10 x $10 packs and withdraw any amount not required for repurchase to maintain this level.  I expect to be able to withdraw at least $500 per month from now on.  This allows for re-investing to keep my number of packs at the same level.

I am considering building an income from this site that is higher than my target of £500 per month.  Firstly I will monitor earnings and how much is needed to maintain the account at this level.

Personal Sales

Due to house move and refurbishment of other house I have not been making any personal sales.

Affiliate Sales

Over the last few months I have done nothing to work on this income source.

Matched Betting 

I have not done any matched betting over the past few months.

Strategic Roulette Betting

I have not played any Roulette over the past few months.


I currently have my Zopa account set to automatically re-invest any money repaid from loans.  I have £128.24 in my account which means it is making just over £1 per month in interest.  I still want to build this account up to £1000 asap.



My Bitcoin income is starting to build quite nicely:

BTC Clicks account has been upgraded for 90 days which means I now earn double from my clicks and referrals.  I want to build up enough to extend the upgrade to 180 days next.

USI Tech I have just used some of my Future Net earnings to buy 2 new packs, and have used my USI account balance to rebuy 1 other.  I need to monitor my account to check income levels but I estimate it to be around £30 per month so far.


I have not been monitoring my earnings for the past couple of months and I need to start doing this again.  I estimate my earnings to be around £500 – £600 per month right now.  This is mostly from Future Net and USI.

Obviously this is down considerably from my last income report which I wrote in June.  Despite this I am quite happy that I am still on track.  I do need to work on building income streams to get back up to £1000+ though.  As I am now able to withdraw around $500 per month from Future Net I will be able to build several other income streams pretty quickly.

During October I will be monitoring my earnings again.  I will focus investing into USI until I have 10 packs.  In addition I will be working on blog posts and affiliate sales strategies.

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The Only Real Way to Make Passive Income

Passive income is the most highly sought after type of income in the world! Everyone wants to be able to sit back and watch the money roll in, right?

Who can blame them?

If I said you can choose one of these which would you choose?

  • to spend the rest of your life working 40+ hours a week for just about enough to live on
  • to  work for 40 hours just once and earn enough to live on for the rest of your life

You would be a very unique individual if you choose the first one! I certainly know which I prefer and it is the passive income one every time!

Passive income is what changes lives….

The Problem with Passive Income

The problem with passive income is there is a huge myth around how to get it.  There are so many people who believe you have to be in the right place at the right time to get passive income.  Its just not true.  That myth was created by the you have to join now or you will miss out brigade.

Guess what? They even have the ultimate response to why you are not making any money when you do join…. you were just too late they say. You should have joined when I did because I am making money.  Heard it before?

The thing is the only reason they are making money with this kind of thing is because they got you to join them. YOU are paying them.  If they also have others paying them they are earning more passive income.

This is not real, and it is why so many people get scammed when they are trying to create passive income.

Do note this is different to joining a program where the person who recommended it to you earns a little commission from your efforts.  In that case the company is still paying them for sales made etc.

Here is the difference:

Example A: You pay to join a program.  The person who referred you gets paid from your money.

Example B: You join a program and make a sale.  The company receives payment for that sale.  The person who referred you gets a bonus payment from the money for the sale that you made.


The Only Real Way to Get Passive Income

The only real way to get passive income is through the accumulation of assets.  An asset is something that is of value.  It is useful or desirable.  In the example above YOU are the asset of the person who got you to join them.  In the real world assets are things like property, information, songs, companies, stocks/shares and physical goods.

An asset is always something that has been created.  Time and effort has gone into the creation of the asset.  For example a writer has spent time and effort writing a book, a song writer has spent time and effort creating lyrics and music.  I have spent time and effort creating this blog – this is one of my assets.

To get passive income yourself you also need to create assets… or buy them.  You do not exchange time for payment when you have assets, you build them, accumulate them and nurture them.  The income is generated when you sell the asset over and over (like a book is written once and sold hundreds or thousands of times), or it increases in value.

The Snowball Effect

The snowball effect is when you start with something small and make it grow.  A handful of snow becomes a snowman when you roll it in more snow.

It is from using the snowball effect that I have generated my own income so far.  I started exchanging my time for money by doing surveys and clicking on ads.  With that small amount of money I then purchased things that grow in value: I purchased the hosting for this blog and made it grow by adding more and more information.  In addition I purchased some shares in companies that are growing and developing, so the shares increase in value.  In other words I invested time and money to make my income grow.  This is the basis of my zero2earninghero system.  It teaches how to make the first little handful of money and how to make it grow.

Creating Multiple Income Streams

Creating multiple income streams from nothing takes time and patience but it is possible.  More importantly everyone can do it.  Everyone in the world can be taught how to make a small handful of money and shown how to grow it.  Passive income is not only for those with the skills to create books or blogs or songs etc and that is the reason I love it.  With a little bit of information those with nothing (or nothing to spare) can create an income.  It takes no special skills, and no selling or recruiting!

With a bit more information everyone can take 1 source of income and turn it into 2 sources.  Creating multiple income streams is just as simple as breaking a snowball into 2 handfuls and rolling them in different directions…

If you want to build a real passive income, and you are willing to spend a bit of time and effort to do it, I am happy to provide the information that tells you exactly how to do it 😉

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Get Paid To Exercise

Yes you can get paid to exercise! Imagine that 😉 I wish I had known that when I used to run 10 miles a day lol!

Ok before you get your trainers out I should explain a bit more.  The get paid to exercise option is not as well known as the get paid to loose weight one.  I guess that is because it is not as easy to sell exercise.  You can’t exactly bottle it and post it out to customers can you? Of course you can sell equipment and DVD’s etc but you don’t need to exercise to do that.  This post is only about getting paid to actually exercise.

There are 4 options that I know of which allow you to get paid to exercise.  If you know of any others I would love to hear them!


Starting with the simplest is an app called Bounts.  You basically download the app on to a smartphone and when you walk or run etc you will be awarded points.  The points you can exchange for cash and vouchers.  With this app therefore you actually get paid a small amount depending on the amount of exercise you do.  Bounts does not require a tracking device such as a Fit Bit but can be paired with one if you want.  If you use only a smart phone you will need to download a tracking app as well.

The income for this is small and is more of a motivational bonus in my opinion.  You will not be able to create a full time level income from this.

There are likely to be more similar apps available too that I don’t know about.  Do you know of any? Let me know and I will happily add a referral link or code to this post for you 😉

You Tube

The next option is to make You Tube videos of yourself doing the exercise.  There are many instructional videos for exercise on there.  Of course you do need to be able to provide suitable guidance for this kind of video, however I am sure less instructional videos would work for this as well.  For example, lets say you want to start an exercise routine as a beginner.  You can video what you do and post it on You Tube just the same as an instructional one.  You could actually build up quite a following by doing this and showing your progress.

Should you wish to make a funny exercise video and post it on You Tube I imagine that might generate quite a lot of views too 😉

To get paid from posting videos on You Tube you simply need to register for an Adsense account and link it to your You Tube channel.  That will mean adverts get shown on your channel and you will get paid advertising revenue.

The income for doing this has the potential to be unlimited.  You would need to build up a large following and post frequent videos for it to work, however that is entirely plausible.

Exercise Coaching

Another option to allow you to get paid to exercise is to train to become an exercise coach.  You could provide one to one coaching, or take a class or boot camp for example.  Usually various qualifications and insurance etc would be required to do this.  As a qualified fitness instructor myself I certainly would not recommend you try to do this without the relevant training.


The final option I can think of to allow you to get paid to exercise is to start your own blog.  For example you could blog about your exercise routine, or your coaching sessions.  You could include videos and photos of you doing the exercises and discuss workout theories. This could fit quite well with any of the other options already mentioned, but can be monetized in its own right.   This could be via various means such as advertising revenue though Adsense, or affiliate revenue through a company such as Affiliate Window.  You could also develop and sell your own products on a blog, or promote classes etc.

Can you think of other ways to get paid to exercise? Or tried any of the above options? I would love to hear about it if you have 🙂

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A Survey A Day Will Boost Your Pay!

Boost Your Pay

Surveys are a great way to boost your pay if you are looking for some extra money.  However many people start doing them and then give up.  Hopefully this post will help you avoid doing that… because lets face it, that is completely pointless and a waste of time!

Why Complete Surveys?

The simple answer to this is because they pay.  They don’t usually pay a lot mind you, and for some people that is reason enough to not do them.  Others however do them all the time.  Personally, when I first started online earning I was mainly doing surveys.  I can’t say it was very exciting, but it did help me pay my bills after I lost my job through ill health.

As well as providing an opportunity to earn however, completing surveys has many other benefits:

  • It is a completely free earning option.  This makes surveys a great option for beginners to online earning because it is risk free.  Often working online involves paying to join various programs, or paying for advertising etc.  When starting out it is very easy to end up out of pocket on these things as it takes time to learn how to do it effectively.
  • You get to provide your opinion on a huge range of topics.  Often your opinion, along with other peoples opinions, impact on the creation of new products, or advertising etc.  This means you can have a direct say about what you would like to see in a finished item.
  • You get to know about new developments in advance.  For example, I see a lot of movie trailers before they are available to the general public.
  • You can learn quite a bit from doing surveys too.  As the purpose of many surveys is to find out what people actually know about a topic, they frequently ask interesting questions.  Although they don’t often provide the answer if it is something I would like to know I will google it after I complete the survey.  By doing this I have learned quite a bit about topics I wouldn’t have otherwise looked up.
  • Completing surveys is also a great way to keep the brain active.  They generally involve some thought at least, and there are sometimes memory tasks as well.
  • It is a very flexible option.  It is something you can do when you have a spare 10 or 15 mins.  Also with most sites there is no obligation regarding how frequently you complete them.
  • Many sites provide you with the option to use a variety of devices such as smartphone, laptop, desktop and tablet.
  • Completing surveys can often lead to other higher level earning opportunities.  For example I was recently contacted to see if I would be interested in taking part in a 3 day focus group which paid £200.  This was the direct result of completing a short survey that paid me 50p.
  • Completing surveys can also lead to product trials.  I have been sent all sorts of things for free to test out in exchange for my opinion.  Just a few of these include a fitbit, a jar of mayonnaise, packets of biscuits, crisps and a set of saucepans.
  • Most survey sites offer a range of payment options that include shopping vouchers, cheque, paypal payment etc.
  • On a personal  note, I also find they are a great distraction.  This helps me manage anxiety levels and my general mental health as they give me something positive to focus on.

The Problem with Completing Surveys

Just as there are quite a few benefits to completing surveys to boost your income, there are also a few not so good things.

  • As already mentioned, the payment received for completing surveys can be quite low.  Some companies do pay better than others so it is worth bearing that in mind.
  • All surveys involve going through a screening process.  Some of these are just basic information like age, gender, work status etc, but some can be quite in depth.  This means you can spend time answering questions and then get screened out (disqualified).  Many sites do not give any payment to people who are screened out.
  • They can be repetitive.  Sometimes you get the same question to answer several times.  That can be really quite annoying.
  • They can lead to getting junk mail or sales calls if you have to provide contact details.  Some sites will sell on your contact information.
  • Some sites have quite a high claim level.  This can actually be a good thing as it is like a savings plan.  This also means it can take quite a while to get to claim the payment though.
  • Some sites have rather infrequent surveys available.  In my experience this tends to be the ones that offer a higher payment for each survey completed.  Again this can mean it takes a while before you are able to make a payment claim.
  • Usually the sites that offer cash payments are at a lower rate than those offering shopping vouchers.  Claiming cash therefore is not always the most efficient option.

Perhaps one of the main issues with doing surveys though is having the motivation to actually do them.  Because of this it is easy  to push them aside.  I find having a daily routine really helps me, and when I advise others to do the same they have said it made a difference to them as well.

Developing A Daily Routine

When people decide to start using survey sites to boost their income it seems the usual pattern is they try to join as many different sites as possible.  There are a lot of sites around and so this in itself can cause a bit of a problem.  To be honest it tends to just cause chaos.  It is very easy to end up with lots of little pots of money in 50+ accounts.  This is hard to keep track of, and it means it takes forever to actually claim a payment.

Instead of doing that I suggest:

  • Join around 10 – 15 survey sites at one time, or focus on using no more than 10-15 sites until you can make a claim.
  • Try to allocate some time each day to completing surveys.  If you can try to make this at the same time of day as well.  I usually aim for around an hour per day starting at 9am.
  • Log in to the survey site to complete surveys if possible.  This means you are less likely to get distracted by non survey related emails.  Usually you will get more survey opportunities by doing this as well.
  • Try to work through your list of sites in a particular order each day.  I always start with the highest paying survey sites first.
  • Record your earnings daily if possible.  I use a spreadsheet to do this but you can use any method that suits you.

Other Tips

If you want to earn a reasonable amount from doing surveys there are a few things you need to know:

  • Consistency is important.  In other words you should not try to predict what answer they are looking for.   Answering questions in a different way on a regular basis can lead to you getting sent less survey opportunities in the long term.
  • Some sites are more suitable for a particular category of people.  For example One Poll in my opinion is good for people with young children.  It can be worth trying different sites to find those that suit you best.
  • Some sites have a particular specialisation.  For example You Gov tends to have surveys related to politics.  Its much more interesting when you do surveys on a topic you enjoy.
  • Expect to only be able to complete 1 in 4/5 surveys you attempt.  It is normal that you do not fit the profile for all surveys and are not doing anything wrong when this happens.
  • Read the questions.  There are various techniques in place to stop people choosing random answers or speeding through surveys.
  • Take a screenshot of the page which tells you how much you will be paid, the time the survey is predicted to last and a survey reference number or code.  This is usually at the beginning or prior to starting the survey.  This is useful should you encounter a problem or not get paid the correct amount.
  • Take a screenshot of the survey completed page.  Again this is useful if there is a problem with payment etc.
  • Don’t rule out lower paying sites as often you can get more surveys on these.  This means you will actually get paid quicker despite the lower rate.
  • Remember that a lot of survey developers want the opinion of working age, people who are in employment.  This is the target audience for products a lot of the time.  If you are not in this category you will not get so many surveys to complete.
  • Males are generally less likely to complete surveys.  This means males can get higher payments in some circumstances.

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My Own Daily Earning Routine


My Own Daily Earning Routine is something I am asked for a lot.  As it has been over a year since I posted an updated routine I thought I would share that with you today.

Please note some of the site links in this post are referral links.  This means I might get a small reward if you join by clicking through them.  I only refer others to sites I have checked out to be genuine and am happy to recommend.

I split my earning up into a couple of segments:

Daily Clicks

For the daily clicks part of my routine I spend around 30 mins – 1 hr daily.  I currently earn £30+ per month from this which I then upcycle into higher level monthly earnings.

  • My daily routine starts with the Free daily games on Jackpot Joy.  I love the fact I can start my day winning some cash.  Today for example I won over £60 from the free game which gave my balance a nice boost 😉  Note you do need to wager £2 per week to qualify for the free games!

More info can be found about this in my post Is it possible to Make Money from Free Games?

  • Second on my spreadsheet is Gifthulk.   I always start with the card game where I guess the suit.  Sometimes you win a boost on there so its good to do first.  I then check in for the surveys (5 points just for doing that). I do try a survey or 2 some days on here as you get points for screening out as well as completing them.  You also get a bonus after screening out 10 times.   I try to do a few searches daily too . You get some points for those each time but don’t overuse or you can get a block on your account.  I also check for videos to watch.

More info can be found about Gifthulk can be found in this post: Guest Post – An earning guide for Gifthulk!

More Info about using Clixsense can be found in my post: A Weeklong Website Trial – Clixsense

  • Then I check in on Inbox Pounds for paid emails and do a single search.  I do check the surveys for reasonable payment ones as well.  I do also watch out for bonuses for doing offers on here as they can be pretty good.

More info about using Inbox Pounds can be found in my posts: Inbox Pounds and Inbox Pounds Bonus

  • I have recently added Swagbucks back into my daily plan.  Now I complete the daily poll, the search, daily crave, deal of the day and usually try to play a couple of games.  I will also do the watch videos and surveys bits too if I feel like it!

More Info about using Swagbucks can be found in my posts: Swagbucks Surveys – Earn £25+ per Month with this Information! and How To Earn on Swagbucks – Easy System to add 20SB Daily

More Info about using Reward Shopping can be found in my post: How to Earn with Reward Shopping

Passive Income

This is the section I use to upcycle my earnings from the Daily Clicks part of my Routine.

Basically I use my earnings from the previous section to invest in various sites.  I use several sites for this to help maximise my income.  Also I advise the multiple income streams approach to minimize any unexpected risk, and protect income long term.  Quite frankly no-one has a crystal ball and any company can go out of business, so this approach best in my opinion.

It is highly possible to use just 1 or 2 of these, or 100+ passive income options because once they are set up there is very little ‘work’ involved.

The sites I use in this section are:

In addition I obviously use this blog for generating passive income too.

For More Info on these sites please check out the following posts:

How to Earn with Recyclix – A Basic Guide.

Earn £100 per month with Recyclix

Have You Invested in Gold Yet?

Want Cheap Website Hosting Fees? My Provider Pays Me!

Start Earning with Future Net

I will add more posts about Zopa, Futurenet, Property Partner, Stiforp and CB Passive Income as soon as I write them 😉

Income Boosters

This section includes any additional sites or activities that I use on a more flexible basis.  I use them mainly to speed up the income generation from the passive income options.  These include things like selling items for my Junk to Cash Challenge,  or when I decide to Earn £10 Per Day with These Surveys Sites.

I also use these options to help provide information for my readers, such as when writing the post Would you like to Know How to Earn £100 in a Week?.

The money I generate from these activities I tend to use for investing in the passive income options when possible.

Why I use this Routine

The reason I use this routine is because my focus is on creating a monthly income for my future.  I used to work mainly on what I call the income booster options when I first started out with my make money from home journey.  I needed the money there and then to help pay the bills and pay off my debts.  Now that I have paid off my debts and sorted an income though I am able to change from these more time intensive methods.  It is this change that will allow me to earn an unlimited income.

In some ways I wish I had been able to make this change earlier.  It is difficult to change direction though.  It involves a leap of faith in a lot of ways, as it is a bit scary to put money into different things.   Especially when money is short it is hard to take this leap of faith.  Being able to start using passive income methods with a very small amount of cash is great though.  It means they are not out of reach for anyone now.

I thoroughly recommend starting with a passive income option as soon as possible if you really want to create time and financial freedom.  What better way to do it than from using an income booster option to earn the initial seed money?  That is how it is possible to create a full time level income when you start with nothing 😉

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The Zero to Earning Hero Free Income Creation Challenge



Welcome to  Zero to Earning Hero The Free Income Creation Challenge!

If you have been following my blog for a while, or just had a quick flick through it you will know I LOVE challenges.  I challenge myself and I challenge others to achieve things pretty frequently via the blog.  This challenge has got to be my favourite though.  There is nothing more satisfying than creating a full time income from nothing.

I must admit to having a really strong desire to work with people who want to improve their lives.  Those who struggle with their finances, or want to get out of the benefit trap for example.  I always have had the opinion that those in most need are often ignored.  So many times I witness the “if you can’t pay to join move aside” kind of treatment and I hate it.  Well I want to do something about that with this challenge.

I want to work alongside those who need to earn extra money, but can’t pay to join anything.  In other words I want to help guide those with nothing through the earning maze, right through to having a great income.

This is not an easy journey.  It takes time and patience to start with nothing and create an income.  It is not possible to get rich quick in my opinion, but it is possible to do it slowly. I am very willing to give my time and knowledge to those who wish to work on that.

The Challenge

The Income Creation Challenge is available to people worldwide and has various parts:

First of all we will be working on setting your own goals for your income.  Both short term and long term goals are important for the challenge.

Each goal will be broken down into specific steps to follow on a regular basis. We will make sure the steps fit in with your lifestyle, time available etc.

We will provide you with various earning options to suit your needs.

We will monitor your progress towards your goal each week.  If progress is not made we will look at why that is, and adjust the plan if necessary.

Support will be provided via a dedicated facebook group and an email list.

You can opt out at any time if you feel the challenge is not for you.

To Join the Challenge

Joining is very simple.  Simply send an email to me at with zero to earning hero challenge as the email subject.  Just let me know you wish to join in the challenge.  I will get back to you as soon as possible!

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Would you like to Know How to Earn £100 in a Week?

How to Earn £100 in a Week

Would you like to know how to earn £100 in a week?  You might want to earn £100 just once, or you might want to make that every week.  I will cover both options here.  You can use either online or offline methods to earn £100 in a week as well. I tend to focus on the online methods as those suit me best, but I will add some ideas that might help you with offline earning too.

There are a huge variety of ways to earn £100 in a week to be honest.  Some of the following may not appeal to you, but that is ok.  The best thing to do is consider this list as a kind of Pick and Mix!  If you are anything like me you can also do different things each time you want to earn £100.  I have included links to my own earn £100 in a week challenge posts so you can read all about how I did it!

My Earn £100 in a Week Challenge

These posts provide detailed information about how to earn £100 in a week.  You can use them as a guide for either a one off £100 or every week as I have done both:

Earn £100 in a Week Challenge 1

Earn £100 in a Week Challenge 2

Earn £100 in a Week Challenge 3

Earn £100 in a Week Challenge 4

Earn £100 in a Week Challenge 5


You can use this for earning £100 once or every week as well.  This option works well for a lot of people and it is perhaps one of the most commonly used.  If you want to know how to earn £100 in a week through selling you will have several options to consider:

Sell Unwanted Items

If you want to earn £100 in a week just once it is often possible to do this simply from selling unwanted items.  I do this on a frequent basis using my Junk to Cash Challenge.  Its a fabulous way to do a bit of decluttering as well as making money.

Buy and Sell.

For a more regular income you will probably need to consider buying stock to sell on.  This is an option that requires quite a bit of research and planning to prevent losing money.  Its very easy to buy items to sell on, however there is a lot of competition for selling so be sure you have checked out how much items are being sold for on Ebay etc.

Multi Level Marketing

This involves selling goods produced by the MLM company and team building.  There are many MLM companies to choose from.  If you would like to consider this you can check out My Experience with Skinny Body Care for a little more info on that one.


This involves selling goods which are then dispatched by the drop shipping company direct to the customer.  It is often seen as an easier way to get started with selling as you do not need to hold stock yourself.  It does have a few disadvantages though, including the price you pay for the items.

Affiliate Marketing

This involves promoting items for commission.  This is one of the main options used by bloggers as you can add affiliate links to posts very easily.  It is also possible to use this for selling on social media and via email.  Some companies do not allow affiliate links to be shared in certain ways so you must check the terms you agree to.

I do intend to write various blog posts related to all of these selling options so do check back for those if this option is of interest.


If you would like to know how to earn £100 every week rather than a one off investment is a good option to consider.  You can start with a small amount and with a little patience you can build it up very nicely.

Using money to make more money is a very common practice.  It is also something that people with no investment experience can shy away from as they believe it requires expert knowledge or is very risky.  Investing in the stock exchange certainly does require some knowledge and is risky, however there are many other investment opportunities that are much more beginner friendly.

Recommended sites

Recyclix is an investment site you can actually try out for free.   It is a company that is involved in  recycling plastics for profit. My basic guide to earning with Recyclix will provide you with all the info you need to get started.  My referral code for Recyclix is D81F-4072-E9B0 if you wish to use it.

Gold Money is a site that makes investing in gold very simple indeed.  All you do is make a payment into the site and they take care of everything else for you.  If you think investing in gold is not for you I would recommend reading Have You Invested in Gold Yet?

Zopa is a peer to peer lending service which allows you to lend money to others and charge interest for the loan.  It is reasonably simple to do though I would highly recommend spending some time reading the site guides to make sure you understand what you are doing.

Futurenet is a social media and business resource site.  You can purchase advertising on this site which opens the profit sharing side of this business.

Matched Betting

You can use this for earning £100 once or every week.  From my personal experience it is best as a more one off option than a regular one.  Others would say it works well for a regular income, but it does depend on getting offers.  Many people find the offers ‘dry up’ after a while.

Matched betting is certainly one of the less time intensive ways of earning £100 per week.  It does require some capital to start though (which can be made from completing surveys for example).  Some time would be required to understand the process at the beginning and then each day to place the bets.

For a free account for matched betting check out Free Bets 4 All

Survey Sites

I had to think carefully about including survey sites in this post as it could be quite difficult to earn £100 in a week using them alone. It is highly unlikely you will be able to actually claim £100 in cash within 1 week using survey sites as well. I have included them however as it is possible to earn a nice regular amount daily using them.  My own average earnings from survey sites alone is around £3-£5 per day, though it is possible to earn £10 per day using survey sites if you have the time and patience.

To use survey sites to help you with earning £100 per week every week I highly suggest upcycling your income – in other words use the money earned from survey sites to earn more.  This is one of my own favourite methods of earning.

Mystery Shopping

This is another one I had to think carefully about adding to this post.  Some mystery shopping assignments can pay pretty well, but it is unlikely you will earn £100 in a week doing this on its own.  Again I would suggest this is a good addition to a regular earning routine.  Could be combined with survey sites quite well to boost your income. Some sites to check for mystery shopping opportunities include:




For US based mystery shopping info check out The Mystery Shopping Forum

Focus Groups

These can pay rather well but can also be a little difficult to find.  They also tend to be a now and again type opportunity rather than a regular one.  Some sites to check for focus group opportunities include:

Take Part in Research

Trade In

There are lots of items you can earn from trading in for cash.  This is a lot less time consuming than selling the items yourself, however you will earn less per item.  Personally I would recommend listing items as job lots on selling sites before using the trade in option as it will make more money for you.  The most popular items for trade in are books, CDs, DVD’s, mobile phones, gaming consoles and games, tablets and laptops.

Sites that specialise in trade in include:

Music Magpie




We Buy Books


Bank Account Swapping

A lot of banks are currently offering £100+ for swapping your current account to them.  It might take a few weeks for the cash to come through, but it is quite an easy way to earn £100+.

The banks I know about who are offering this payment at the minute are:


Nationwide – Via recommend a friend (I can do this on request)

First Direct


The offers do change frequently so it is worth checking out the details on their websites.

Offline Earning Ideas

Delivering Leaflets

Agency Work – Especially suitable for care work, bar work, waitressing, cleaning jobs, and courier work.

Promotional Work

Pet Sitting


Car Boot Selling


Renting out a Room, Garage or Car Parking Space



I hope this post has been useful if you wanted to know How to Earn £100 in a week.  Do let me know how you get on if you try any of these methods 😉

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Loose Weight and Earn Cash – My Experience with Skinny Body Care

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Would you like to loose weight and earn cash at the same time?  If so you might like to consider Skinny Body Care.

Today I will share my own experience with this company.

How I got Started

I have to be honest about it, when my friend sent me the link and I had a look at everything I was highly sceptical.  You see I’m the kind of person who always looks at new opportunities from the perspective of what would make this a bad choice…. You see I have spent years checking out a lot of online earning opportunities to make sure they weren’t scams for this blog, and that makes you highly sensitive to looking for negatives.

With Skinny Body Care my first thought was the products wouldn’t work.  How many diet products are there out there that claim all sorts of things? Hundreds right? So I just thought, here is another one.

After doing quite a bit of research I did find a lot of people saying these products really work.  Now that raised my interest.  I also like to check what kind of demand there is for any product.  For Skinny Fiber (one of the main products) I found a huge amount of sales happening DIRECT TO CUSTOMERS.  This raised my interest even more….

After that I thought I would go ahead and buy 1 product to try it out for myself.  I am never happy to recommend something unless I have tried it and found it actually works.  Even though I had read these great reviews etc, I still thought its not going to work.  Guess what? I lost 6lbs in the first few weeks of using it!

I should explain that due to my health problems I can’t do any exercise and I have spent 5 years trying to loose weight without success.

It was only after I had tried the products for myself that I decided to actually start promoting Skinny Body Care.  Now, within a short time I have a whole list of people who all say the same thing. This stuff actually works.

The Products

Obviously the main products are diet related, but there are other products too.  The most well known of the diet products is Skinny Fibre, but Skinny Body Max and Hiburn8 are others that are available.
In addition to the weight loss products there are skin care products too.  Instant Youth reduces the appearance of aging within 90 seconds and Ageless is the long term anti aging product that Skinny Body Care supplies

The latest addition to the range is E3, an energy and endurance product to assist with exercise.

The thing that really ‘sold’ me on Skinny Body Care was the fact I was able to loose weight within a few days.  I started off using HiBurn8 because I was really curious about it. My sleep pattern is awful at times and the idea that this could be stopping me from loosing weight made me wonder about it more.  The liquid has a pleasant fruit flavour and quite easy to take.  That was another plus for me.  I’ve tried several products before and the taste just put me off using them.

Within a couple of days my appetite was definitely lower.  What really struck me though was I had no cravings for chocolate or cakes and biscuits.  I have such a sweet tooth I could live on chocolate sometimes I think, and I certainly don’t go for days without wanting to eat some.  At least I didn’t before trying HiBurn8.  I also noticed that I had more energy.  This was another big plus for me.  I have fibromyalgia which really affects my energy levels.  What I think was happening was I slept better at night and woke up more rested.  I know cutting sugar out of my diet can also improve energy levels, so that probably helped too.

I have to say I was really impressed with HiBurn8 and the fact I noticed a difference so quickly.

After using HiBurn8 for a while I went on to try the other weight loss products too.  As I said I like to try things for myself before recommending them.  I found the same effect on my appetite and cravings with both Skinny Fibre and Skinny Max.  The benefit with these is they really help to make you feel full during the day.  I just simply refuse to ‘go hungry’ on any kind of diet as it makes me miserable.  As I also battle with depression I am very careful to avoid anything that makes my mood drop.

The skin care products and the energy drink I have yet to try for myself.   I will be trying them soon though and will update this post when I do!

If you have any doubts about the products, then all I can say is try them for yourself (or get a friend or family member to try them for you).  I am sure you will find out how great these products actually are if you do.
There is an empty bottle money back guarantee provided by Skinny Body Care so if it is not for you simply return the bottle for a no quibble refund.

Getting Started with Skinny Body Care

It is really easy to get started with Skinny Body Care.  What I advise is to firstly register for a free account by clicking this link.  This will allow you to check out the website in detail, including the compensation plan.   Doing this will also provide you with your first team members and GUARANTEE that you will start earning straight away.  Active and paying team members are allocated through the unique powerline system.  Note at the beginning you will earn commission on the first 3 people allocated to you, but you will get many more than that added to your team.  This is to make sure you always have active and paying team members if any of the first 3 drop out.

After you check out your insider view of the website and have team members in your powerline the next step is to become active.  To do this you simply purchase 1 of the products for yourself.  You can use this yourself, sell it, or use it to provide samples to potential customers.

The cost to join as a team member is just $10 (in addition to your product purchase).

The Compensation Plan

Of course you would like to know about the compensation plan!  You will get full details of the plan by taking a free tour, however the basics are:

You recieve BOTH a weekly amount and a monthly amount.  The weekly amount is an enroller bonus which is paid out each week on Thursday.  It is paid for the previous week’s (Fri-Thurs) volume.

For each product you sell to a customer or team member you will earn a 40% commission on their FIRST order.  This will be $20, $40 or $60 depending on the order size.

The monthly amount is your ongoing commission for repeat sales made.  For this you earn an additional 10% commission for each customer on your first level.  This is $5, $10 or $15 every month per sale made.



All distributors start at 3 levels of commissions for everyone in their organization, and you can earn up to 6 levels of commissions as you advance in rank. You earn 10% on level 1, 5% on level 2 and 3% on level 3.

As you progress up the ranks you will open further payments of 2% as shown below:



Do you have any further questions? Feel free to ask them below or use the contact me form to submit your questions directly to me.

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Earning £100 in a Week Challenge 5

Earn £100 in a Week


Another week of earning £100 and I have to admit I do find it difficult at times.  Some days I can find it hard work trying to do surveys etc, but I can do a lot of them while sitting watching TV so its not so bad really.  Trying to work around my health issues is the most difficult part.  Some days I just can’t do much, and some days are a bit easier.  This week I’m not feeling like doing much, but I will try to push through it as best I can.

For your info this week I have used  Gifthulk,  Clixsense,Inboxpounds, Populus Live, Swagbucks, One Poll,  Panelbase,  Mintvine, Valued OpinionsYou Gov, Paid Viewpoint, Maximiles, Reward Shopping, Top Cash Back,  Recyclix, and Jackpot Joy for earning £100. 

I also checked: Lucky Phone, Selfie Lottery, and Free Postcode lottery

Sales have been made on Facebook and Ebay this week too.


I had a bit of a funny day today.  I did a little online earning first thing and then had to go back to bed.  I haven’t slept much for about 5 nights and the exhaustion just caught up with me.  I pretty much slept the whole day away.  I did manage to complete a few surveys at least. The main one of those was for £2.50 and the others were for about 50p.  Apart from that I just did my daily penny sites so a bit of a slow start this week.

Total earned today £7.43


I finally woke up feeling a little bit better at 8 this morning.  After sleeping for about 20 hours in total, which is a bit crazy I know, but at least I feel better.  I started my daily earning routine with the free games on Jackpot Joy as usual and was very happy to win £11.55.  I then played a little roulette with my winnings, using my minimal risk strategy and bumped the total up to £19.15.

I also completed a free offer on TopCashBack and the usual daily penny sites.

Total earned today £26.78 = £34.22 so far this week 🙂 


I am really struggling this week.  My mood is low and my sleep pattern is all over the place.  I pretty much took the day off from earning today so was glad to have made £30 on Jackpot Joy from some lucky spins on a slot game.  Other than that I only did my penny sites today.

Total earned today £30.96 = £65.18 so far this week 🙂 


I’m feeling a little better today and managed to complete a few surveys.  I have also been able to list 15 items on Ebay.  It is well over a year since I had anything listed on there, but as part of my 10 random ways to make money I have given myself a target to sell on there again.

As well as the Ebay listings, this week I have sold quite a lot via my 1p auctions on Facebook.  The payments for these should start to come in over the next few days, so might give my total for this week an extra boost.

Total earned today £18.09 = £83.27 so far this week 🙂 


I started the day as usual with my free games on Jackpot joy, my penny sites and then some surveys.  My earnings from those was just over £3 today.  I then went back to Jackpot Joy and after playing for a couple of hours I finally managed to add £25 profit on there.  It took quite a bit of strategy and I almost lost, so will ease off on that for a while now.  I have been pushing it this month.

This afternoon I checked in on my Ebay listings and was surprised to find 2 items with offers on them.  I got a payment through for one of them adding £16 to my balance and taking my weekly total over £100 today! 🙂

Add to that another payment from a little matched bet yesterday, a few more payments from my 1p auctions and a payout from Recyclix and that gives me a very nice amount for today indeed!

I am really glad to have had such a good day today, and to have made it to my £100 target even on a difficult health week!

Total earned today £73.36 = £156.63 so far this week 🙂 


I usually struggle to find any surveys to complete at the weekend, but got a couple of small ones today.  Those added another £3 odds to the earning pot.  The main income source for today though has been from selling.  I received another offer on an item on Ebay and got some payments through from my 1p auctions as well.  All in all its been another decent day earning wise!

My last 1p auction has still a few things being bid on, but I decided to start a new one today anyway.  I’m really happy to be clearing out so much stuff at the minute and I want to keep going while I feel able to.

Total earned today £33.79 = £194.42 so far this week 🙂 


I am shocked and stunned to be starting today so close to £200 for this week.  I certainly didn’t expect to be anywhere near that when I started this weeks earning.  It just shows what can be done when you have an earning plan in place.  If you are not sure how to do that you might like to read my post explaining how to create your own earning plan.

Its been a quiet day for surveys today but I have made just over £1 from my penny sites.  Add to that another little payment from Recyclix and 2 more for sales made and the total has surpassed £200 this week. That makes this the highest earning week since starting this challenge.


Total earned today £19.40 =

Drum Roll Please…..

£213.82 this week 🙂 

It is amazing how a challenge like this can make a difference to your earning.  Have you started your own £100 per week challenge yet?

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Earn £100 in a Week Challenge 3

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We are on the 3rd week of the Earn £100 in a week Challenge already, and what a difference it has made to my earnings.  If you haven’t been following my progress so far you can see how I earned £159.58 in the first week of Earn £100 in a week challenge  and  £113.56 in the second week.

This week I have been extremely busy sorting out the garage of my house as I have about 100 box loads of ‘stuff’ stored there.  My health has not been good this week as I have been doing too much physical work with all the clearing out. As a result I didn’t have much time to do my earning.  I did manage to do a little bit here and there, but not really looking forward to counting up the totals so much this week lol!

This weeks totals

Casual Earning Sites

This week I have earned £4.20 from Panelbase, 26p from Mintvine, £1.27 from Clixsense, 55p from Gifthulk, 79p from Swagbucks, 65p from One Poll, 25p from Valued Opinions and 21p from Inboxpounds.

Earnings This Week: £8.18


I made £29.51 on Top Cash Back from searching for and buying car insurance.  Another £20.10 made for my mum as well as we used her cashback credit card to pay for my car tax.  I won’t include that in my earnings as that is for mum and not me though 😉

Earnings This week: £29.51

Winnings From Gambling and Betting sites

This week I have made £21.61 from matched betting

Earnings This week: £21.61


This week I have made £3.84 from Recyclix.

Earnings This week: £3.84

Affiliate Earnings

This week I have made £6.50 from affiliate sales made through the blog.

Earnings This week: £6.50

Total Earned This Week:

= £69.64

I’m actually really surprised that I made just under £70 this week.  Ok so I didn’t quite make the £100 mark, but I’m still pretty pleased with what I have managed to make.  As it has been a bit of a hard week for earning it reinforces the fact that I need to increase the passive income side of things as much as possible.  I will continue to work on that.

How did you get on this week?

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