Xero – Your best friend for keeping track of your finances when self employed

When you start out on your self employed journey there’s no doubt that keeping track of the incomings and outgoing of your money is going to be your top priority in the early days. Money is usually very tight during that period and it’s important that you always know where ever pound you have available to you is. In the past we used to have to rely on spreadsheets stored on your computer (or an Abacas before that!) which you could only ever access when you were in the office.…

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Come and grab a FREE £5 Amazon voucher TODAY

It’s the time of year for giving and TopCashBack are being no different. Up until the 4th December 2017 if you sign up to TopCashBack you will get a FREE £5 Amazon Voucher once you have signed up and earned £10 of cashback. At this time of year it’s more important than ever to make your money work for you and cashback is the easiest way to ‘earn as you spend’. I’ve made THOUSANDS from it over the years and it is literally a case of getting paid each time…

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Bookkeeping Tips for Busy People

When you’re earning money online at home it’s easy to neglect keeping accurate books, and this can hamper success in the long term. Time is often at a premium and it’s the books that constantly languish on the back burner. What’s needed is a simple, effective strategy to get, and keep, the books organised. Choose a Simple System When you’re working at home, it’s tempting to blur the lines between household and business expenses. Don’t do it. Have a separate business bank account, and keep business bookkeeping separate from household…

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The Secret to Smart Online Betting

To do online betting right, you need to be smart. Careless or thoughtless gambling is what leads to losses and — if you’re not careful — potentially even bigger problems. To make sure that your game of poker doesn’t leave you out of pocket, here’s the secret to smart online betting. Have Fun Games are meant to be fun. When you buy in for a game of poker, what you should get in return is the opportunity to play a game which you enjoy. Win or lose, there’s no point…

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How To MAKE MONEY on Black Friday Deals

As we head towards Black Friday week we’ve got a guest post today written by the amazing Sarah from Dream of Home. She shows us there’s a great way to actually EARN MONEY as you buy throughout the week but it’s important you sign up to your favourite Cashback earning website BEFORE it all starts!   Black Friday is an example of yet another American tradition that has made its way over to the UK. Black Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving, and is an opportunity to grab yourself some…

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The Money Shed is 4 years old!

Can you believe The Money Shed is 4 years old on the 17th October. 4 years of helping people earn money from home and improve their lives financially. 4 years of building a community that have been through weddings, babies and house moves and have contributed to over 100,000 forum posts! 4 yeas of everyone helping everybody else to earn as much as they possibly can. 4 years of secret Santas, sweepstake contests and monthly cash giveaways! It’s hard to believe it’s been that long since I dedicated to create…

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Why I think e-courses that charge you for learning how to make money SUCK!

If there’s one thing that grinds me gears online as someone that is always trying to help people earn money from home it’s when information on how to earn online is hidden behind a paywall of some kind. It doesn’t matter if it’s a MLM company such as Younique or an online e-course offering you untold knowledge to earn online for the pricely sum of a few hundred pounds! I am completely against the practice as usually when people are wanting to find ways to earn money from home it is because…

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Everything you need to know before you start mystery shopping

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I’ve been doing mystery shopping in one form or another for over 13 years now and like to think there isn’t anything I haven’t come across before and I feel prepared no matter what is being asked of me. I’m a huge fan of Mystery Shopping anyway as it’s given me the chance to have fantastic nights away in hotels and meals out at at restaurants I just wouldn’t attend normally. It wasn’t always like this though! I remember doing my very first mystery shop for MarketForce which just involved…

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Oddsmonkey are offering 2% commission on Betfair until the end of 2017 BUT YOU HAVE TO ACT QUICK!

OddsMonkey have worked hard to secure an exclusive offer with Betfair where OddsMonkey Premium members will get 2% commission at Betfair! The process that users will need to follow to be eligible is below. OPT IN at Betfair between Wednesday 13th September 9am and Monday 18th September 10am Enjoy the reduced commission rates from Monday 18th September 12:00! The following terms apply to qualify for the offer. Your account must be linked to Betfair through the Betfair integration at oddsmonkey. If you haven’t already done this, please read the Betfair Integration Guide You must place at least 1 lay bet using…

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How to Save Money as a Full Time Blogger

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How to Save Money as a Full Time Blogger Running a blog is difficult when there’s so many things to remember: emailing, scheduling posts, writing new content, collaborating with other bloggers, and the list goes on. Neglecting the smaller things is easy and can be costly which is lethal to your business. These five tips are designed to help you save and make money every day without taking up too much of your precious time: 1. Find a reliable web host. If your credit/debit card is linked to your host,…

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Run a self hosted blog for only £2.99 a month!

Blogging is a fantastic way to earn money online and really gets your creative juices flowing as you create you own space on the Internet where you can let out your thoughts of share your passions with others. When some people start blogging they can end up using a free service such as Blogger or Blogspot to save money but that means that all your hard work ends up being kept on a platform you can’t control nor do you own it and indeed it could be taken away from…

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The AWESOME £150 Money Shed Referral Contest!

Are you one of the THOUSANDS of people The Money Shed has helped financially?  If it has then now is the time to spread the word and grab some money for yourself!   To celebrate The Money Shed being 4 years old on October 17th 2017 we are doing what we used to do back at the start and running a Referral Contest! The contest closes on the 17th October 2017 and for each person who you get to sign up and post 5 Good Quality posts on The Money…

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Earn money passively on your Android phone with Lucky Leftovers

Today we’ve got a guest post from Money Shed fanatic Naina who has found a fantastic app that is EXCLUSIVE to Android and can earn you a great passive income!   Lucky Leftovers I like passive earnings. This means apps that I don’t have to sit and press things and check things, etc. Lucky Leftovers is an ANDROID only app, which I class as a passive earner. What is Lucky Leftovers? It is an android only app on your Smartphone, which allows you to earn and win competitions using your…

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How to make a SEXY blog post title!

As a blogger one of the most down-heartening things can be when you write an amazing post full of unique content but it just doesn’t get the clicks or views you thought it would be. You know the content is good but people just aren’t feeling driven to click through and read it! It’s enough to drive you mad at times! You’ve spent ages creating your blog from scratch and you just want to see some traction with your awesome content! NOTHING on a blog post is as important as the…

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8 Things I Wish Somebody Told Me Before I Went Self-Employed

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Today we have a guest post from Jen over at The Blog Lancer who is one of the most money savvy gals I’ve seen on Twitter however as she found, making that leap to being Self Employed came with quite a few challenges.  Although it’s often dubbed the dream lifestyle, going self-employed is not without its drawbacks. My experience before I went self-employed could be pretty much summed up in me reading lots of books which told me I was going to be an amazing, inspirational, boss lady but gave me…

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Current Matched Betting company sign up offers

Matched Betting company sign up offers

With the football season just around the corner I thought it was important to take a look at a number of FANTASTIC offers that various Matched Betting companies are offering at the moment to grab you custom as they guide you through the process of making THOUSANDS of pounds. As ever if you want to read my journey to making £25,000 from Matched Betting you can do so here. Profit Accumulator £1 for 3 days full premium access Sign up here Profit Accumulator Compare The Matched Betting Review OddsMonkey £1…

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Why the best interest rate, isn’t always the best decision for your money!


Money and what we do with it is a hot topic in the UK at the moment and with good reason. People’s opinions on what you do with your hard-earned money are as diverse and divisive as those that surround Brexit. Will we be heading towards a bright new tomorrow or utter financial apocalypse? Often in cases such as these it is best to look towards the middle ground. Here you will find the majority of Britons confused and planted firmly on the fence. One thing we can all agree…

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The Best Way to Monetize Websites in 2017

  In 2017, there are more ways to make money online than ever. However, with so many strategies to turn the website your love into a source of income, knowing which monetization model to use can be difficult. While not every monetization model works for every website, some monetization models work better now than ever. So here’s a quick guide to the five best. The Fifth Best Way to Monetize Websites: Sell Merchandise   If your website has a strong enough fanbase, they will want to buy things from you.…

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A simple guide to making hundreds switching bank accounts

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Today we have a guest post from Money Shed forum member Glen who has perfected the art of earning money by switching bank accounts and has made themselves hundreds of pounds for just a few minutes work. Pssst, fancy earning a juicy carrot tempting £100 – £150 for a few minutes work? Banks have made it easy these days to switch accounts with the Current Account Switch Guarantee. This means the whole process can be done in just 7 working days (not counting Bank Holidays and weekends). They like to…

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5 things to invest your money in this year

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We all want to make more money. Whether it’s to save for a rainy day, to splash out on a holiday or to prepare for the future, it’s important to have more than one revenue stream. Below, we’ve rounded up five creative investments that you should try out this year.   Stocks and shares If you have the time and the knowledge, investing in stocks and shares can prove incredibly lucrative. Take Apple, one of the world’s biggest and most successful technology companies. If you were to have invested $1,000…

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