A New Direction

Don’t let the title fool you into thinking I’ve had some crazy idea of forming a teen boy band sensation to make my millions. Things are not quite that desperate. However, those of you with a rudimentary grasp of mathematics will notice that I am fast approaching the halfway stage of this challenge. The goal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Great Leaflet Epiphany

As I was making my way around an estate delivering my dog walking flyers a couple of days ago I was slightly troubled. I knew that I was putting in the work now to hopefully reap the reward in the future, but I couldn’t help but feel I was wasting time to some extent. I was trying my […]

Bank Error In Your Favour – Collect £10

In a strange turn of events this week I noticed a deposit to my account of £10 from “SEQ Solutions LT”. I have no idea who this company is and don’t recall having any dealings with them. My account for this project is completely separate from any personal accounts I have and as such I have only given the […]

Humble Beginnings

I got my first box of flyers today. Whilst to most other people this may not seem like cause for much excitement, I feel it is a momentous occasion as I’m sure it will be the first of many batches over the course of this pioneering year. This particular lot herald the start of my Dog Walking […]

Snapshot Update

As I mentioned earlier this week (original article) I planned to take in a couple of auctions and see what they’re like. I had lined up one for Saturday morning, and had opted for the online option rather than going down in person, as I just wanted to get a feel for the experience more […]

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