Mystery Shopping – An Overview

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The vast majority of the ways I earn extra money are done online. However, you can also make extra cash whilst you’re out and about. One way in which you can make good money is through mystery shopping. What is mystery shopping? Mystery shoppers or secret shoppers are paid to pose as regular customers to test out shops, bars, pubs,… More →

Matched Betting – Making Money after the Gubbings

Those of us who Matched Bet to make extra cash will be well aware of the fear of being “gubbed”. But for those just starting out I’ll give a brief explanation! Being “gubbed” means having your bookie accounts restricted. You may find that you can only place low stakes bets or that your account is completely restricted from receiving any… More →

Matched Betting – Coping when the Football Season Ends

Most of the money I make online comes from Matched Betting, it’s fair to say that football bets play a huge part in my income. The bulk of my ongoing income from Matched Betting comes from accumulator refunds which rely heavily on popular football markets. All is not lost during the summer though, there are still plenty of ways to make cash Matched… More →

Snatch – Frustrations and Cash

Over the last few months I’ve become increasingly addicted to the app Snatch. You can find out more about the app here: Snatch I’ve had about £20 in cash so far. I’ve also received various Now TV passes, some of which have been given away in our recent competitions. I love the app and the suspense of waiting to see… More →

Going back to basics…

Sometimes, no matter how dedicated we are to making extra cash, life gets in the way. Recently I’ll admit that I’ve slacked off in a lot of areas. I’ve been working extra hours, the kids have been having friends over, I’ve been spending time with friends and family, and generally the money-making has come to a bit of a halt.… More →

No Better Time to Start Matched Betting

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I’ve banged on and on about Matched Betting repeatedly since I started My Money Cottage. That’s because it really has changed our financial lives for the better. We would not be able to treat the kids and do the things we do without it. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, you can find out more about what Matched Betting actually… More →



Entering competitions is a serious business for lots of compers, and it’s something I’ve been meaning to get into for a while. So, I guess it’s time to make a start! What is comping? Compers enter competitions regularly and obviously hope to win! With the wonder of the world-wide-web, you can enter hundreds of competitions daily. Some compers treat this as… More →