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How I made £371.74 from side hustles in October

Virtual Money Tree income report - October 2020

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It's been another busy month here at Virtual Money Tree. I was delighted to be interviewed for The InfluencHERS, an Instagram account dedicated to girl bosses, it's so great to be part of this page and make new connections.

I've also started a couple of new sections on the Virtual Money Tree blog, firstly Cheap eats. With my husband being such a whizz in the kitchen I thought I would share some of his fabulous frugal recipes. The second section is Start - Matched betting where I hope to explain to you the true benefits of this profitable side hustle and give you my honest thoughts six months in.

Along with working on the above and my other blogs Pawsome Pet Care and Maison Cherie I've made £371.74 this month, smashing my £350.00 target.

Breakdown of my October side hustles:

Comping - £175.00

My comping luck has continued from September and yet again this month I've won four competitions of which the prizes have included £175.00 cash!

Ladbrokes 1-2-FREE competition £100.00

Sky Vegas Twitter competition £50.00

Premium Bonds £25.00

Gift box of Mentos in the Me and You competition

Bank switch incentive - £100.00

Banks have just started offering incentives once again for you to switch bank accounts. This is my second bank switch in the last 18 months and this time I switched to Lloyds Bank who gave me £100.00 cash for doing so! The easiest money I've made for a while. It look five minutes to fill in the online form and then your new and existing banks arrange everything else. Be quick if you want to take up this offer, it ends on the 9th November 2020.

Matched betting - £59.66

I've let this slip a little again this month, I've been so excited working on other projects that I haven't allocated enough time to this side hustle, November will be different, I plan to make more of an effort on this profitable, tax-free side hustle once again. If you haven't tried matched betting yet, I have just written a new piece about how my first six months have been, Start - Matched betting.

Survey websites - £16.64

This month I made £16.64 by completing online surveys for the following survey websites:

Prolific £9.22

Crowdology £6.82

Streetbees 60p (My referral code 779494R - Thank you x)

I did also complete surveys for Panel Opinion, YouGov, OnePoll and Populus live but as yet I haven't managed to reach the minimum payout amounts for these websites but hope to do so in the next few months.

Cashback - £6.82

Little bit of easy cashback earnt this month from various websites:

Quidco £3.37 (Get £10.00 free if you sign up using my link)

Shopmium £1.85 (Sign up to Shopmium using my code uz968v and get a free tube of Pringles!)

Top Cashback £1.60

eBay sales - £8.62

I had a Sainsburys home delivery this month and noticed some free Lego cards in the bags which were not of interest to me but I thought I would pop them on eBay to see if anyone else wanted them and they absolutely did and I made £8.62!

Receipts - £5.00

Did you know you can make money from your in-store and online receipts? I've been uploading mine to Shoppix and this month I earned another £5.00.

Total amount = £371.74

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