I am definitely not in a position right now where I feel like I could even begin to consider trying to work out what my relationship with money IS, and what I’m going to do about it.
Honestly, I know it is going to take a LOT of willpower and a lot of hard work to get to a point where I feel safe around money. It burns a hole in my soul never mind my pocket.
It’s also a really awkward topic for me, because my relationship with it is so twisted that I’ve managed to rack up a lot of debt, both to the bank and to friends. That makes it a really sensitive subject, and as ill as I perceive myself to be, money just feels like such an important issue that it should overcome my illness and be something ‘free’ from it. This is seriously not the case, and I know it – but owing money, or feeling like I owe anyone anything is one of the most difficult places I so often find myself in.
I have completely and utterly digressed from the points I’d been intended to make with this post, but if you’ve read this far you’re in for a real treat because I’m going to share some tips with you guys. <3
The Internet is FULL of ‘get rich quick’ schemes and to be honest, sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which ones are worth your time and effort, and which ones are better left at the other end of a ten foot barge pole.
I’m going to share some of the ways I’ve made money online, mostly because I love the idea of being able to help friends, family and other people out and also (sneakily) because in most of these cases, if you win I win. We all win. It’s a party.
Free Postcode Lottery – It’s exactly what it says on the tin. It’s open to everyone in the UK. You enter your postcode, and every day you have several chances of winning anything from £10 to the £900 that someone won earlier this week and I was insanely jealous of. :(
Lucky Phone – This one gives you two chances to win every day. Once, with your phone number, and if you don’t feel like handing over all your details, you can opt to have a lucky dip set on numbers for a smaller prize. They don’t use your details for anything though! The main draw is £10, and the lucky dip is £5. Open to UK Citizens.
Free Cat Lottery – No, you’re not going to win a cat. (That would be kind of awesome though!) This is the lottery where every day your kitty cat gets a chance at winning. All you have to do is upload a cute picture of your cat. The winner is chosen at random every day, and at the moment you can win £10 a day, and it rolls over if the winner doesn’t claim. Although it pays in £ I believe it’s open to anyone.
The Selfie Lottery – Like the cat lottery, except they want a picture of you. It’s really simple, too. These guys have a jackpot of $10 a day. It’s open to anyone who can access the website, whether you’re in the UK or the US or even Australia.
Ashleigh Money Saver’s Draw – This one is a bit different. All you have to do it sign up, and check if you’ve won every day for a chance to win £50. There are lots of other offers and things here, but be wary because I’ve seen some offers that require you to shell out money first, and that goes against the grain!
GiftHulk – At the moment, this is definitely one of my go to’s after the lotteries. The website is very self-explanatory when you get there, but if you want to read more, I would suggest having a read of a post I made a few months ago: Here.