Ways to make extra money online

In a world where everything and everyone is online, there are more and more opportunities for us to create our own businesses, network with people on the other side of the world and enhance our skills and talents through online means. This means, we can be much more equipped to earn money through our own businesses or just earn a little bit of extra money on the side. I don’t think any of us would say no to earning a little extra for special treats; takeaways, days out or some new clothes. I’ve been working online for a good few years now and I’m always looking for ways to make some extra cash. Here are some way you can do that!

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Make a statement with Cardology *

Buying gifts for people is something I pride myself on. I always ensure that I look for something which is personal or a little different from the usual ‘stuff’. You know what I mean, a smelly set from Boots or a box of chocolates. There’s nothing wrong with those things of course – I’d never say no to a box of choccies! – but I like to put a lot of thought and effort into everything I buy anyone. Which often results in a lot of stressful scrolling and hectic brainstorming! Greetings cards can be just as special as the gifts. I always opt for a greeting card that matches the person I’m buying for. My dad will receive a funny one, my mum will receive a personalised one probably with a picture of our dog on – you get the gist!

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The all-in-one beauty product you need in your routine

I’m always up for trying new products but the thing about me is that I hate having too much “stuff”. If you know me from Twitter, you’ll know I’m a constant cleaner / sorter-outer and I hate keeping anything unnecessary. I hate having more than what I need (I guess you could say I have a fairly minimalist mindset in that respect!) and my beauty / skincare collection would be gasped at by some beauty bloggers out there! So anything that makes my life easier and isn’t left lying around doing nothing is always a bonus for me. 

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Celebrate yourself – even if nobody else does

Since starting a blog, I’ve truly learnt the value of championing yourself. Of celebrating your own achievements and not being afraid to share them with the world – however small. I think this may be through the uprising of self-care and self-love which clearly teaches you that you are worthy and we should love ourselves no matter what.

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Small ways to feel empowered*

Body confidence. That’s a big old topic at the moment, isn’t it? Everyone on the planet has a relationship with themselves but growing to love our bodies, mind and soul is something that has taken the world by storm more and more over the previous years. Social media certainly has something to do with the rise in young (and older) people having body confidence issues for starters, I have no doubt about that. We’re constantly bombarded with images and articles on how we should look, what we should wear, how to get the “perfect” body. It’s ridiculous. Not to mention, there’s absolutely no such thing.

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BOOK REVIEW: A Mother’s Sacrifice by Gemma Metcalfe

Format: ARC, NetGalley
Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK
Blurb: God ensured she crossed my path. And that is why I chose her.

The day Louisa and James bring their newborn son home from the hospital marks a new beginning for all of them. To hold their child in their arms, makes all the stress and trauma of fertility treatment worth it. Little Cory is theirs and theirs alone. Or so they think…

After her mother’s suicide when she was a child, Louisa’s life took an even darker turn. But meeting James changed everything. She can trust him to protect her, and to never leave her. Even if deep down, she worries that she has never told him the full truth about her past, or the truth about their baby.

But someone knows all her secrets – and that person is watching and waiting, with a twisted game that will try to take everything Louisa holds dear. Continue reading

Time to be taken seriously as a blogger? *

One of the biggest hurdles to overcome when you start out as a blogger is the problem of being taken seriously. Pretty much anyone with access to a computer and the internet can set up a blog these days, which not only means that there are a lot of them about, but also that newbies aren’t always taken as seriously as they should be. This is a major problem if you want to build a following and eventually start making money out of your new venture, so what can you do about it?

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Quizzes to boost your general knowledge *

We’re all familiar with traditional ways of learning. If you want to pick up new pieces of information, people will generally suggest that you pick up a book, read journals and articles, or take a look at specialist websites online. But have you ever considered that there might be a more fun way of picking up general knowledge? Because one really does exist: quizzes! There are all sorts of quizzes that you can take to boost the number of facts that you can quote on all sorts of subjects. They’re easy to fit into your busy schedule, as you can take a couple of quizzes on your lunch break at work, during your daily commute, or when you’ve got little else to do on a quiet evening. So, here are a few that you might want to try out!

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How to relax and unwind when you can’t relax and unwind

If you know me at alllllll by now, you’ll know I don’t relax. Ever. I just find it so incredibly difficult and I have this incessant need to be constantly productive, 24/7. I love how I’m able to get so much done. I love that I’m a goal orientated person. I love that I can get through my daily to-do lists and go to bed knowing I’ve physically done everything I could have possibly done that day. My organisational skills and my Type A personality is one of the only things I actually like about myself so I’m not going to go and start putting myself down for it! But…. I know that it can get unhealthy. We all need down-time. Every single one of us. 

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7 tyre safety checks that will change your life *

Any motorist who values their safety and that of their car’s occupants must consider their tyres more frequently than they do at present. Tyres are essential to help you get from A to B safely and are just as important on the school run as they are on long motorway drives. A few simple checks are all that is needed to keep your car’s tyres in good working order. A regime of checking them soon becomes habit forming. Adopting one might not just change your life but save it, too!

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