Every two weeks I will be sharing my debt payment progress report with you. I’ll share my new debt total and all of the things I have done to make this happen. I think this is important for two reasons. It will help me record my journey and share with you what works and what doesn’t. It will also help me to stay motivated!

My new total!

As of July 6th 2018 my new debt total is £16,662.42

That means I have made less than 1% progress so far. It is a tiny amount. A total of £151.87 in two weeks. But it is a step in the right direction! (I should note that I have paid in more than this, however some money has gone straight to interest, which is why the numbers below are larger than the net amount that I have paid off)

How have I made this progress?

As I am in the early stages of paying off debt I only use a handful of money making and money saving methods at the moment. Here are the ones I have used this past fortnight:

  • freelance work – £150
  • prolific academic – £38.95
  • ebay sales – £48

Of course my main income method has been freelancing. (I’ll talk about this more in a future post) I have to say though, this month has been incredibly quiet and my income has been far lower than normal. It makes me happy that I’ve been able to pay off so much, given the low income!

Prolific Academic is another income method that I have been using for a short while now and I love it. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Prolific Academic is a survey site that offers a good variety of well paid, interesting surveys.

The best bit in my opinion, is that they never chuck you out mid survey, which often happens on other sites and can be so frustrating. You have to go through so so many prescreening questions at first, but push through. This makes sure they send can you relevant surveys. The more questions you answer, the more surveys you’ll receive.

Some days ten surveys pop up, other days I’ll be lucky to have one. The key I’ve found is to keep the page open in a tab when I’m working and check on it every hour. I made £25 in one day last week alone!

I have a referral code if you fancy trying it out: click here. I receive a small kick amount of commission from your first withdrawal with no extra cost to you if you decide to use the link, thank you!

Reflections for the next two weeks

As you can see, my income making methods are few and far between at the moment. My goal for the next fortnight is to expand on these using new apps and websites so I’ll let you know how I get on. I’m also looking into new methods of saving money where I can. If you have any recommendations, do comment them below!

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