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 […]

Week 16

One of the perils of an occupation like this, is that for all intents and purposes I am pretty much a self-employed individual. Whilst there are some clear benefits to this, like choosing what work I do, flexible working times, building my own empire rather than someone elses, and so on – as with anything, […]

Week 15

When writing my update for last week, I wasn’t exactly sure how this one would turn out. I didn’t have a huge amount lined up, so I was somewhat cautious in my predicted earnings. As it turns out, I needn’t have been so timid. Week 15 went very well, and actually turned out to be […]

Look after the pennies…

I recently declared that my dust gathering jar of small change needed addressing. I won’t go into the reasoning here, as this post is more about the how, than the why – if you are interested in why I’m cashing in my copper collection, you can read about it here. I was all ready to […]

Week 14

You may remember that I had set my target for this week at £300, the highest ever. As such, I knew there was much to do if I was going to reach this goal. I knew I had a couple of days of one off work scheduled which was handy, but that wouldn’t even get […]

Week 13

I had thought week 13 may well be a bit of a struggle, and had worried it was going to be a complete flop. This was because I was away for the Monday and Tuesday, and thus was unable to do much, if anything to make money for the first two days. Not only that, […]

Week 12

Those of you who read about week 11 might remember me mentioning that I got off to a storming start for week 12. I just seemed to have one of those weeks where everything I touched turned to gold. By Monday afternoon I was sitting on £170.00 – more than I’ve made in some whole […]

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