Sell your tech from home – musicMagpie launches free contactless home collection and NHS charity scheme
musicMagpie has expanded its free home collection service so that our customers no longer have to leave the house to sell their unwanted tech, CDs, DVDs, games and books.
These courier collections are safe and contact free, with a minimum social distance of 2m, and the service is now available for those selling tech valued under £200 and at least five media items. The company has launched this expanded service to allow customers to make money from the comfort of their own homes.
musicMagpie is a UK based tech business founded by entrepreneurs Steve Oliver and Walter Gleeson, in 2007 in Stockport, UK. It has recently become the first company in the world to pass ten million in eBay feedback (with 7.9m reviews in the UK and 2.1m reviews in the US) as well as …
Do you want to make some extra cash with your car, without having to drive any more than you normally do?
Car Quids will pay you to place removable adverts on your car for top brands like Pizza Hut, Go Compare and NSPCC. It’s free to sign up and you won’t need to sign a contract to take part.
Why advertise on your car?
1) You earn extra money each month for driving as you normally would
2) You can win bonus prizes (like free pizzas when advertising for Pizza Hut)
3) It’s fun taking part – you’ll spot other cars with ads as you and it sparks conversations with friends and neighbours
How does it work?
After you’ve signed up Car Quids will match you with a brand that wants to advertise in your …
Gumtree, the UK’s #1 classifieds website, has teamed up with 21st Century collectables expert, Tracy Martin, to predict the ‘top 10’ everyday items of today that are likely to be worth a small fortune in years to come. So now is the time to get searching online to see what bargains you can find that could be your nest-egg for the future!
Topping Tracy’s list of collectables for tomorrow is first-edition modern books, with The Da Vinci Code, Twilight and Game of Thrones her top three titles to hunt down online if you are a budding book collector. Books are followed by licensed toys and figures, such as Power Rangers Dino Charge, Harry Potter Lego and Bratz, with toys always doing extremely well in the collectables market as “many people …
I am a massive fan of the sharing economy. I love JustPark and AirBnB for instance.
We could all do with that bit of extra cash in our pocket. Whether you’re saving for a holiday, attire for all those summer weddings you’ve been invited to, or simply looking for a bit of extra cash to put aside for a rainy day, you’ll be pleased to know there are simple ways to make extra money off things you already own.
The sharing economy is a great way to earn money by ‘sharing’ things you already own. You can rent out your spare room, hire out your car to others or even rent out your bike. Graeme Risby, CEO and founder of HiyaCar explains how rather than watching your car slowly reduce in value or mount up …
It’s the first day of spring! So why not get those things that you haven’t used from your attic or cupboards and get them sold? I asked Mark Borgman, Marketing Manager at Catawiki, an online auction service, to come up with five tips to make cash from items that may be lying around and gethering dust, wehreas they could be making you money.
Instead of clearing out your wardrobe or cashing in on your old mobile phone, why not take a look in your attic instead? There could be a plethora of items gathering dust in the loft that you had no idea might bring in some serious bang for your buck! Forget expensive wall art or antiques, your old Pokémon cards, comics or stamps just might make you a millionaire (or earn you …
JustPark has made our driveway a money earner. We rent out a house, which is two minutes walk from a station, and we rent the space out. We have an agreement with the tenants that they get the money and we then add half back onto their rent, so tax on income is covered that way. Seems complicated but it works, and if the space is yours it’s even easier. If you’ve got a drive or garage or allocated parking spot, sign up now to make money.
How much to charge – don’t be greedy
We don’t charge much – £6 per day – it’s basically a reasonable rate for the location. Some neighbours charge £8 – £10, but what I noticed is that they don’t get booked up as much. I do competitive searches …
As you may know, I rent out my drive using Parkatmyhouse. In the last nine months, I have made £501, and that’s not full occupancy either.
So when I heard about a car lending service I had to take a look, especially as my car has only done 20,000 miles in seven years so stays idle much of the time.
easyCar Club, from the guy behind easyJet was launched earlier this month.
The service provides a way to make money from your car when not in use, and also, gives a cheaper alternative to renting a car through Hertz or the like. Londoners trialled easyCar club for the past year, and found that they made an average of £1,800 per year (£150 per month), up to £3,500 per year!
I definitely like the idea …
It’s that time of year again when money is tight and time is sparse and there’s only so much we can squeeze out of our income, so why not turn to other ways of making a bit of extra cash.
But beware, if you are renting your car parking space, working from home or taking in a lodger, you still need to protect yourself and one way is to draw up some legal documents to cover you in case of a misunderstanding later on.
There’s an online firm legal firm called Rocket Lawyer and they have stacks of legal documents to download. The first document is free and there’s a three day trial where you can take a look at other documents, so it’s worth a search around on their site.
Here are some ideas …
Now I must admit when I go to the supermarket, I choose the wines that are knocked down from £9.99 to £4 or £5. I figure that if it costs so much in the first place, it must taste good.
I like dry white wine and rose, but couldn’t name a good grape to save my life and when I get to the supermarket, I am faced with a confusing array of wines and prices.
That’s when I discovered wotwine a brand spanking new supermarket wine app. The free to download app helps determine whether a “deal” is in fact a real deal and can help you save money on supermarket wine.
You simply scan a bottle barcode in a supermarket and the app throws up all kinds of information: the quality, but most importantly …
Kids love toys, but they can get so expensive, so where did I get a monopoly set for 50 p, Scrabble for 30 p or Pokemon cards for 10 p each?
Well one place is the school fayre – either Christmas or summer, there is always a toy stall, where other parents bring in their used toys and you can buy them for next to nothing.
Get there early, or better still I have heard that the ladies who help set up the stalls often buy the best toys the night before….suppose they are first in the queue! Go to schools in better areas or private schools as the quality of some of the items is better, but expect to pay a bit more of course.
Car boot sales are also awesome for cheap toys. …