Archives for July 2013

Paid Market Research

The Idea: Capitalism lesson number one: companies need us to like and buy their product. It’s hardly rocket science, but it is an integral part of what keeps our society ticking over. Rather sensibly, many companies like to know whether people will like their brand new innovation before they spend millions on a new product […]

Week 20

I’m out of the teens and into the 20’s. I was recently informed by a pregnant friend that if this project were a pregnancy, it’d be a coconut by now. Must admit, that didn’t make any sense to me either, but it seemed topical given that the royal baby is expected to be popping out any moment […]

The dog walking experiment

Unless you’re entirely new to this blog (welcome!), or have been ignoring my recent posts (shame on you!), then you will likely have heard me mention that my effort to get some work as a Dog Walker has finally paid off. I first had the idea back on the 7th April – I don’t have […]

Week 19

After last week’s incredible roulette haul, it was always likely to be a case of ‘back down to earth with a bump’ this week. Just how hard that bump would be was the question though. In terms of money made, this week has come far below the high standard set last week. However, in long-term […]

Credit where it’s due

The Shoestring Investor has been checking his credit file. With my Stoozing credit card nearing it’s limit, something occurred to me just recently. Something I hadn’t factored into my calculations when I decided to take it out. I was beginning to wonder what impact having a credit card maxed out to the region of just over […]

Week 18

It’s hard to know what to make of this week – it’s been something of a rollercoaster. As you may recall me saying previously, I’m looking to get away from some of the traditional sources of income (mainly mystery shopping) in favour of more long-term sustainable strategies to really grow my income. From this came […]

Where’s week 18?

Do not fear loyal Shoestring followers, my weekly update has not been neglected, it will just be with you slightly later than usual. This is because I chose to take advantage of the rare sunny weather to get a few outdoor activities done rather than writing the update. Plenty of flyers have been posted today! […]

The early bird…

One of those supposed perks of being ‘self employed’ (for want of a better term) is that you don’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn and trawl into the office. It is a great advantage, being able to get from bed to desk in the matter of about 30 seconds is hard […]

Week 17

Last week was somewhat of a shambles, so I was keen to get back on track quickly and not allow this to become a permanent dip. I have made the decision to try and scale back the amount of mystery shopping I do. My reasons for doing so are that, whilst it provides a decent […]

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