Hello all! I’m still ill with a lethal combination of man flu and toothache so that’s led to a delay again in the latest update on the earnings challenge. However, I’m on getting better so today I’m publishing the fourth of my weekly updates on the Money Mental Car Payment challenge. For those of you are unfamiliar with the challenge and what I’m trying to achieve you may want to start off by reading this post here.
The target is to make £430 a month to cover the costs of my car loan, car insurance, and road tax. Each week I will be reporting on my progress towards this target. I’ll be using a variety of different sources to earn money details of which I’ve written about in this post here.
If you want to see how I did in the last week of the challenge you can find out by clicking here.
Each week I’ll give a breakdown of what I’ve earned and how I’ve earned it before. As previously mentioned my main source of income to support the challenge will be buying and selling goods on eBay so for reporting purposes I will include details of what items I sold on eBay, how much it cost me, how much I sold it for and how much profit I made after fees. The last figure will be rounded down to the nearest 50p for ease.
So without further ado here’s week 4!
Dinky toys Shado 2 diecast vehicle – Cost £10 from a dealer at a car boot sale – sold for £57.99 including shipping. Total profit after fees: £34! I priced this one at the top end of the market and got full asking price after turning down offers of around £25 plus shipping. I still have two more of these as well which I’ve not yet listed, although they’re not in as good condition.
Blockbusters board game (missing its instructions) – cost £1.99 from a charity shop and didn’t find out it wasn’t fully complete until I checked it a couple of months later, sold for £11.25 including shipping. Total profit after fees: £4.50
National Trust bumbag – cost about £0.05 from a bundle of stuff I brought on eBay – sold for £6 including shipping. Total profit after fees: £2
Doctor Who Silurian General figure – cost £1 from a charity shop – sold for £10.99 including shipping. Total profit after fees: £5.50
Myst IV Revelation PC Game – Cost £0.10 from a house clearance shop, sold for £4.99 including shipping. Total profit after fees: £2.50
Sugru Mouldable Glue – Cost nothing as was a free gift from my attendance at the blogon conference. Sold for £12.99 including shipping. Total profit after fees: £10
Airfix HMS Victory model – cost £2.49 from a charity shop – sold for £8.50 including shipping. Total profit after fees: £1.50
Atmosfear Khufu the mummy DVD game – cost £2.99 from a charity shop – sold for £15 including shipping. Total profit after fees: £7
Yamaha Electone 7 organ – picked up for free from facebook marketplace – sold for £20 collection only. Total profit after fees £18
Aldi kevin the carrot kids – picked up from Aldi for £3.99 sold for £18.49 including shipping. Total profit after fees £9 – I sold 4 of these so total profit is £36.
WWE US champions belt – picked up from a car boot sale for £2 – sold for £17 including shipping. Total profit after fees £8.50
Kevin the carrot and the christmas beanstalk book – picked up from Aldi for £2.99 sold for £13.49 including shipping. Total profit after fees £5.50
Mrs Browns boys bluray – cost £4 from a table top sale – sold for £15.49 including shipping. Total profit after fees £6.50
Family guy what happened in Vegas mug – cost £1 from a charity shop – sold for £9.49 including shipping. Total profit after fees: £4
Total profit from eBay £145.50 – I’m very happy with this considering I haven’t listed anything on eBay for two weeks now!
One Pulse £3.80
Week 4 total income: £149.30 – not bad considering I’ve been ill.
Final totals for the month.
In week 1 I made £128.80. In week 2 I made £187.44. In week 3 I made £181.22. Adding in this weeks total of £149.30 I’ve made a grand total of £646.76 for the month smashing my £430 target! I’m looking forward to next months earnings already!
Thanks for reading and I hope the above gives you some inspiration in your own money earning challenges Feel free to share any feedback you have in the comments section below.