Struggling Financially? Give Your Bank Account A Boost!

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Are you currently struggling financially? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. At one point or another, we all struggle with our finances, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. The fact is that adult life doesn’t come cheap, and sometimes that can mean that your finances suffer as a result. 

While it can be extremely upsetting and frustrating struggling financially, it’s important to remember that the situation is only temporary, and things will quickly change. Of course, when you’re in serious need of some fast cash and you’re not sure how you’re going to raise it, it can be really stressful. 

If you are finding managing your funds difficult at the moment, don’t panic – there are plenty of little things that you can do to give your finances a boost. 

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Sell unwanted items 

When you’re finding managing your finances difficult, it’s important to remember that there are options for raising some extra cash. If you have any unwanted items in your home, from clothing that you no longer wear to electrical items, you could consider selling them to make some extra cash. For instance, you could sell your iPad to Mazuma for cash, or advertise your old smartphone on Facebook Marketplace. There’s also the option of using second-hand selling sites like eBay to make some extra money. The fact is that there’s no point having old and unwanted items lying around your home – you may as well make use out of them. 


Not making enough money to get buy at your job? Have you thought about the possibility of doing some freelance work on the side? Whatever industry you are in, there are always a number of freelance roles available, most of which can be completed remotely. If you want to source some extra work, take a look on sites like Freelancer and LinkedIn, to see what openings are available. You could also put a post out on your social media channels, to see if anyone knows of any suitable work that is available. 

Complete online surveys 

There are a number of online survey websites that pay well for simply answering surveys. If you have a few spare hours each week, you could supplement your income by filling in online surveys. There are a number of reputable sites online that pay people to complete online surveys. While it’s not amazing money, it’s better than nothing, and if you put a few hours into the work, you have the potential to earn a steady monthly income to help give your bank account a boost. Just make sure to use reputable survey sites that are known to actually pay. 

It’s never easy when you’re struggling with your finances, however there are steps that you can take to get things back on track. The truth is that when it comes to needing extra funds, it can become stressful feeling like you’re always struggling. However, the tips and ideas above, should help you to give your bank account a boost and make things a little easier. 

Sarah x



  1. Lozza February 6, 2020 / 8:45 pm

    These are great ideas!

    I’ve never been one for keeping up with surveys but it’s great for those who have the time!

    Love Lozza xo

  2. Ellie February 7, 2020 / 7:09 am

    Great ideas – I would really love to dip into a little freelancing! Thanks for sharing x

  3. Rosie Ireland February 17, 2020 / 8:11 pm

    I’m actually going to start an ebay page for this reason!

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