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.

I’m sure I’m not the only one to hit these spells from time to time. I figured it might be useful to have a handy guide on how to claw it back when life gets in the way!


It’s important to remember why we want to earn the extra cash in the first place. To be honest, I think the little break has done me good, but I’m regaining my focus now. I want us to buy our own home in around 4 years time, any extra cash I make is going towards making that happen.

Having a focus makes us more determined to achieve our goals. Remind yourself regularly what it is you want and keep focusing on that end dream. If it helps, set yourself smaller goals along the way, eg. a figure you’d like to have stashed away or paid off in 6 months time might help to keep you on track.


Work out where you earn the most money online. For me, that’s without doubt through Matched Betting. I earn anything up to and above £1,000 most months. When I’m short on time, Matched Betting is my first focus when I have a spare ten minutes. I’ll also try to plan ahead and look at the offers that are coming up over the next few days so that I can make sure to plan when I need to put bets on to assure I qualify for the free bets (the profitable bit).

Take it one step at a time

Although there are ways to make big cash, making money online can, at times, be a slow process. It’s important to remember though that even when you’re only earning small amounts, they quickly add up in a snowball effect to become big figures. The weekly £5 you could earn from Swagbucks mounts up to £260 over a year.

Keep a record

Jot down every single penny you make. It can really help to motivate you when you see the figures mounting up.

Stay motivated, remember your focus and keep going!



  1. justine meyer
    March 27, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I am trying to reduce the outgoings but increase the money going in and these tips are great x

  2. Jennifer Haden
    March 28, 2017 / 8:23 am

    Great article, it really does help to focus on our goals and keep trying to stay positive 🙂 x

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