When I gave up my job as a Primary school Teacher to home educate our children I also gave up my salary and as such our income halved. I won’t say it has been easy but we have managed. My priority is absolutely my children however I do like to still feel that I am contributing (financially!)in some way so I will share some of the things I do.
Ok I consider my working(!) week to be Monday to Friday. So each day I check Onepoll and work through any available surveys. I aim for 50 pence per day but it is often more. Once you hit £40 you can cash out via paypal. The surveys are quick and simple and easy to fit into the day. You can find Onepoll at http://www.onepoll.com or contact me for a referral – I would be excited to receive the 50 pence referral amount – seriously!!
Secondly I hit Swagbucks, click here for my referral link! or alternatively google Swagbucks. I always do the daily poll and noso then check for any surveys. Swagbucks can be swapped for a number of vouchers/paypal cash but I opt for amazon vouchers for Christmas. Again I don’t spend too long on it but average about £5-£10 per month.
Emma’s Diary is another survey site I use. I usually get a couple per month and you can cash out at £8.
Then of course there is Quidco, click here for my Quidco referral link! – my personal favourite but there are others such as Topcashback. This is a cashback site so do all your usual online shopping but click through from Quidco and earn cashback – simples! I joined in 2006 and to date have earned £1827.
I also enter competitions in the evenings when kiddies are tucked up in bed and hubby is at work. It is super exciting to find a parcel at the door and we use any wins as treats/gifts.
I always shop around annually for insurances/utilities/NISA’s etc using Quidco if possible. I also menu plan weekly and do my grocery shopping online. Delivery charges are now very competitive and I just find it easier to stay within my budget.
All of these are easily fitted around a busy family life and although much of it is pennies, it generally covers Christmas and birthday gifts for the family which is one thing less to budget for!