Starting Project £20k

Please note: this is an old post. I have been blogging for a really long time: since my childhood, in fact. Bear in mind that any opinions stated may have changed, any code snippets may no longer be considered safe or secure, and my personal circumstances are almost certainly different to what's contained herein. You have been warned...

After having a good moan about my financial / housing situation post-split from Karl, which ended on a jokey note about a project £15k, I thought well… actually, why don’t I start a new project? And why aim for £15,000 — that would mean I’d still need £5k from the bank — why not aim for the full £20k? And so Project £20k was born.

I need to raise £20,000 in a short a time span as possible so that I can buy Karl out of the mortgage without having to take on any extra debt.

Looking back at my original Mortgage Free in 5 Years? post I had the following money-making ideas:

  • Selling stuff on ebay/preloved/whatever
  • Increasing sign-ups on the WAHM web hosting network
  • Get back into affiliate marketing

On top of that I know I need to:

  • Finish my WAHM website ebook and release it (£)
  • Make better use of advertising on my non-personal websites so that they actually make me money (if nothing else but to cover hosting!)
  • Step up my game with my freelance shit and get a dual income thing going on
  • Finish & release my “Jem’s mail form” form generator (£)

Beyond that, going back to basics with the budgeting, meal planning, and not wasting money on crap would be a good start. And if anyone has £20,000 lying around they don’t need…

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4 comments so far

  1. Katy said:
    On May 29, 2014 at 9:44 am

    so how much is Dr Spammer going to give you for that kidney?

  2. liveotherwise said:
    On May 29, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Must drop you that email.

    At the beginning of last year, I had a short lived plan to raise £100k. I raised nothing. Must try again – we need an extension. Although if I keep on the way I’m going, Big will move out before I get round to it :/

  3. Tanya said:
    On May 29, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Good luck! I find that setting a very clear goal always helps, especially in the beginning. :)

  4. Audrey said:
    On May 29, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    This seems like such a tall order. You have some ideas for how to make it happen though, and therefore it is possible. Best of luck to you on this!


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