Everything You Need To Know About The New £1 Coin

Everything You Need To Know About The New £1 Coin - The British pound coin is changing. Click on the picture to read everything you need to know about the new one pound coin, as well as what will happen to your old £1 coins.

The £1 coin is changing on March 28th, 2017. But… you don’t need to panic. Here’s (almost) everything you need to know about the brand new £1 coin!   Why do we need a new £1 coin? We can blame counterfeiters for this – the current pound coin is susceptible to forgery, and apparently one out of every 30 pound […]

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Cutting The Cost of Art Supplies

Here are my tips for cutting the cost of your art supplies to make sure your artwork is more profitable!

How can you cut the cost of art supplies? A few years ago, the thought occurred to me that the most reliable way of making money out of art was by making money out of artists. Unfortunately, it seems as though we’ll always cough up money for materials, art supplies and ways to promote our work, regardless of whether or […]

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Making Money By Selling Money

Making Money By Selling Money - Homely Economics

  I’m not a natural at selling. There, I’ve said it.   I’m much, much better at collecting. Unfortunately for me, Lord Balders is not keen on collecting things that could make us more money if we sold them on, and he definitely is not keen on collecting money that he’s not allowed to use. When I told him that we […]

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Why A Day Job Can Be Great For Artists And Creatives

Keeping a day job can be a good move for artists, musicians and other creatives. Read the article to find out why having a day job alongside self employment can be a great idea.

Can a day job be a good thing for artists, musicians and creatives? Or is it simply a distraction? So often, young people who hope to carve out creative careers for themselves are told, “you can’t make money from that”. Well, that’s plain wrong. There are people out there, plenty of people, who are making a living from art, design, music, […]

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The Sad Case of Doig and Doige

Hoping to strike gold by stumbling across a masterpiece in the attic or at next Sunday’s car boot fair? You wouldn’t be alone. It’s a natural consequence of the stratospheric prices attached to works of art that buyers, collectors and viewers might as well be looking at a framed wad of cash instead of a painting. Found a lost Manet? Cash […]

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Make More Money! Part 4: Selling Unwanted Items

How can you make extra money by selling your unwanted items? Click on the picture to read my review of four different online selling platforms!

Make more money by selling unwanted items. When I wrote my list of things to try to make more money, I knew that this would be one of the hardest for me.   Why? Honestly, I don’t really know; I’ve furnished my entire life through eBay for the last two decades, and I know my way around it. Selling on […]

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Make More Money! Part 3: Bank Incentives

There's money to be made from banks' switching incentives - click on the picture to read how we made hundreds from switching bank accounts!

Making more money from bank incentives: Hopping around from bank to bank for cash may be some people’s idea of a headache, but it’s my idea of fun! I love scooping up bank incentives for switching accounts – it’s a bit of a challenge sometimes to keep up with all of the requirements for each account’s terms and conditions, but […]

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Make More Money! Part 2: Selling Your Artwork

Make money by selling your artwork - read some quick tips on how and where to sell more.

Make more money by selling your artwork: Number 2 on my potential income list could be the longest post ever!   This topic is huge and compressing into one post won’t truly do it justice, as there are so many ways to make a living (or even just a bit of extra money) from art.    If you want to find out more […]

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Make More Money! Part 1: Blogging

Here's my initial plan to make more money from blogging and websites. What will I change, and how will it turn out?

Making more money by blogging Update: This post was written one year ago, and since then – I have been making money from my blog! Stay tuned for the new post coming soon. Until then, have a look at this – can you really make money from your blog? Number one on my list of potential extra income sources was […]

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