I haven’t made a post in a while, so here goes. I’ve been in London for the last 5 months or so and discovered this fantastic app for getting around – Uber. If you’ve ever lived in London you will appreciate the pains of travelling on the always over-crowded, always sweaty and always delayed tube. But what other option do you have? Cycle? I don’t think so, I value my life. Get a black cab? Give me a pay rise then maybe. But now you’ve got Uber. Uber is an app connecting drivers of nice cars (BMW, Mercedes, Jaguars etc…) with anyone who wants to travel in discrete style for cheaper than a black cab. Sounds pretty good to me.
Being a student, I am often short on cash for important things such as alcohol, bacon and takeaways. This led me to looking online for other ways to make a bit of money on the side. After a bit of reserach I found a website that did mystery shopping: MarketForce. This website allows you to sign up and see mystery shopper tasks in your desired locations. You get paid for the task itself and reimbursed for the actual purchase. So basically you get paid to buy something for free, excellent! The only thing you have to do is answer a questionnaire when you’re finished which takes about 10 minutes max.
Okay, let me start by letting you know this does involve betting websites, so if you think you will continue to bet money after you finish my guide, then you will eventually lose money (unless you’re a lucky person). Most betting sites match your first bet after you deposit your money, so, unless you win with your first bet all you can do is break even – in my guide you will always make at least £25. This can only be done once though.
These days people’s lives are pretty much arranged by Facebook and its excellent way of letting people know about parties, concerts, nights out and other such events. Everyday I receive invites for various things on Facebook, generally things that I don’t want to attend. This doesn’t bother me too much, however when I receive an invite for an event I do want to attend I want to quickly add it to my Google Calendar.
Since joining Loughborough University in September I have become more and more interested in Banking and Finance. Due to this I have been applying to various banks for internships. However, due to only becoming recently involved in finance, I’ve had to learn quickly what it’s all about. I’ve done the ‘google-it’ technique, for definitions, but a more hands on approach seemed like a better idea to me.
On my homepage, I have a ‘links’ tab for my favourite sites and my personal websites. You may have noticed a new website under ‘My Sites’; www.Opena.eu. This is a new project of mine, my brothers and a friend. Initially we invested in an Australian company via Kickstarter. This enabled us to be the first people in the UK to become authorised resellers of their fantastic product. So what did we invest in?
I haven’t made a post in a while and the thought came to my mind when seeing my friend, Jack Saunders, making a few posts on his blog. I couldn’t think of what to talk about at first, but then it came to me – Quidco. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s a cash back site that gives you money back on purchases done through it for many different retailers including eBay, Amazon, Play and many many more. What’s more, and what sets it apart from other cash back sites, is that it can even work in store. Yes, you simply put your card number into the site and any purchases done in store on that card with the retailers they have on board, you earn cash back on, brilliant! So that’s Quidco in short, now how did I make my £82…