Archive for the 'Making Money' Category

Making money; whether from self employment running your own business, being an employee or investing.

Review of the Workfast Online Workplace Market

It’s getting simpler and quicker to find work with online temp agencies such as Workfast. You can use Workfast either on your laptop, or download the app to your mobile phone or tablet, from Google Play or the Apple App Store. Once you have registered and set up a worker profile on Workfast, you can […]

My Money Podcast #129

The My Money Podcast #129 summarises the recent Help Me To Save articles listed below. Subscribe to the My Money Podcast from Help Me To Save in itunes Review of Premier Inn Dundee Centre – This hotel is located on the bank of the Tay Estuary, opposite Dundee rail station and offers free parking. Review […]

Earn £7,500 Tax Free By Renting Out Your Spare Room

From 6 April 2016, you can earn up to £7,500 tax-free from letting out a room in your home. This is a large increase to the current £4,250 tax-free limit of the ‘Rent a Room’ scheme. There are two options. You could look for a longer term lodger, or go for short-term lets, arranged through […]

Review of eToro Social Trading Platform

I’ve been trying out the eToro social trading platform. The idea behind social trading is that you can benefit from the knowledge of other traders. It’s relatively easy to get started on eToro. I recommend that you start off with a virtual portfolio. This gives you the opportunity to invest up to a virtual $100,000, […]

Social Trading: Can You Make Money by Copying Other Investors?

It sounds like an intuitive idea. There are master traders around the world, making tons of money. If you copy their investments, you can take advantage of what they know. It makes almost too much sense – surely there’s a downside? Actually, the concept is rapidly being proven as the most successful way to get […]

My Money Podcast #125

The My Money Podcast #125 summaries the recent Help Me To Save articles below. Tesco Bank Current Account £5 Monthly Fee Dropped – You no longer have to pay a £5 monthly fee if you deposit less than £1,000 a month into the account. Earn 5% Cashback on Contactless Payments with TSB – You can […]

Which Business Functions Should You Outsoure?

When running your own business, it’s hard to have the time and skills required to perform all the necessary business functions yourself. One way to cope with this dilemma is to outsource some of these tasks. My approach to deciding which business functions you should outsource would be to look at your own skill set […]

4 Ways To Increase Your Brand Presence Offline

A huge amount of brand marketing is done online these days, from extensive social media campaigning to online advertising. But that doesn’t mean you should neglect offline marketing of your business – it’s a fantastic way of creating brand awareness that can, in fact, lead people to your online content as well. Here are four […]

How to Improve the Return on Your Savings

Interest rates on UK savings accounts have been pretty dismal of late; however, despite receiving little help from the banks average Brits have done a fantastic job saving money in recent years. These tips from SurveyCompare  will help ensure that you are getting the maximum return on your hard-earned savings. Shop Around Don’t commit to any […]

Savers Should Be Celebrating Real Returns of Up to 2.4%

I’m sick of reading headlines about hard pressed savers suffering low rates of interest. In my opinion, most media outlets and savers in the UK are too focused on the headline rate of interest paid on savings accounts. They should be looking at the real return (when the rate of interest paid after tax is higher […]