Extra Income Report – October 2017

It's the extra income report for October 2017 - how we've made a few extra pennies on the side!

Extra income report – October 2017.

Between having our house on the market and having my mother come to visit, side hustles have been (almost) the last thing on my mind. I did spend some time sorting out some new Etsy listings, but no sales yet. Still, taking a break has been great. So much so that I’m thinking of extending my mental holiday mode for a few more months!

Read on for details of our extra income!

 

  • Interest – £6.91
  • Coupons – £4.04
  • Sales – £19.12
  • Cashback – 3.04

Total: £33.11

 



 

Rules for calculating extra income.

What goes in?

Cashback, interest, bonuses, competition wins, discounts earned through loyalty points, voucher codes or special activity, found money (substantial amounts), gifts, tax refunds that would otherwise be unclaimed, earnings from online or offline sales, as well as earnings from surveys, apps and freelance writing work.

What doesn’t go in?

Our salaries, regular sale refunds (as in buying something and then returning it), discounts on items in store or online that are available to all, general estimates of what we could have spent but didn’t – as in, reducing bills and calculating what the difference would be.

 

 Here’s our income in detail:

 

Interest

Our interest earnings are a bit lower than usual because of missing out on the minimum pay-in criteria for two different accounts – so that meant £6 less! Yikes. Hey, October has been a hectic month.

If you want to know how to keep up with all the other criteria for current account interest, have a look at this post.

 

 

Coupons

Since swapping most of our shopping to Aldi and Lidl, wombling coupons is something I do less and less. Still, I got a decent one early on.

 

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Cashback

Good old TSB 1% cashback credit card! It’s great to get money back just for spending normally.

 

Sales

If you’ve read my income reports already, you’ll know how much I dislike selling on eBay. But, needs must… we needed to get a new bed, and that meant getting rid of the old one. I got £20 for it on eBay, and after PayPal fees it came to £19.12.

Of course, eBay’s fees will eat into that, but I’ll have to address that in another month’s report I guess.



In conclusion…

October was a bit pants for actually earning, especially when you compare it to this time last year (link below) – but since I’ve decided to sink more of my time into the art business I have less time for the more fiddly side hustles.

But… big news – we accepted an offer on our house! So should that profit finally make it into the extra income report when the sale completes? Erm… I dunno, what do you think?

 

Over to you.

 

What have you tried to make some extra income? Let me know in the comments below!

Read last month’s extra income.

How did this year compare to last year?

Read last October’s extra income from 2016.

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