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I resign is a UK-based website and blog offering information and resources for people who are considering quitting, or have already quit, their jobs.

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Ditch the lottery and spend 5 minutes a day trying to win £1500+ for free

Jackpot on laptopI hate to tell you this, but you’re probably never going to win the lottery. Ever! We all daydream about it, but the odds of a UK lottery win have always been stacked against us, and to make matters even worse, they jumped to an astronomical 1 in 45 million last year!

A 2015 study showed that Brits spend on average £416 on lottery tickets and scratchcards a year – that’s a lot of money that could be put to better use elsewhere. The odd £25 win or free lucky dip here and there will never make up for the amount we lose every time we play.Continue reading

So you want to become self-employed

Man working from homeIf you’ve decided you want to make the leap from employed to self-employed, it might feel like you have a mountain to climb. However, it doesn’t have to be difficult.

In fact, you can set the wheels in motion while you are still gainfully employed as it’s perfectly acceptable to start earning some extra money before you quit your day job.

Note: HMRC is the government department responsible for taxes relevant to employment and self-employment and their website is full of useful and clear guidance and helpful live and pre-recorded webinars. I’ve included links to relevant areas below but please do explore it in more detail for yourself.Continue reading

10 survey sites that will make you some extra money

Online survey on laptopIn the second of two blogs about making money from online surveys, I’m going to list my favourite online survey sites so that you can sign up now and start earning!

1. i-Say

i-Say is my favourite survey site. It is a reliable, regular earner, with generous rewards and interesting surveys.

Prizes include online and high street vouchers. For example, 1,380 points gets you a £10 Amazon voucher. Most surveys take around 15-25 minutes – sometimes less – and are worth around 100-200 points each. On a good month, I can fill out enough surveys to claim a £10 voucher.

i-Say has a loyalty programme that can earn you up to 825 extra points a year and it will award you around 5 points if you are screened out of a survey. There is also a referral programme that awards you 100 points for every new member you introduce.

Sign up to i-SayContinue reading

Making money from online surveys

Online survey on laptopIn the first of two blogs, I want to talk about making money from online survey sites including a few important things to consider before you start. In the next blog, I will cover my favourite survey sites and you can decide which you want to sign up to.

Introducing online surveys

Online surveys are a great way to make a bit of extra money in your spare time just by giving your opinions. You won’t make enough to qualify as a first or second income, but if you take part regularly, you can earn a modest amount of cash to treat yourself while you’re working or to pay for a few essentials when you’re not.

When I was in full-time employment, I used my survey income for special occasions like date nights or to reward myself with films or music. Since I quit my job, I have used it as my fund for buying birthday and Christmas gifts for other people – an expense that’s often difficult to justify when your income is reduced. Surveys are particularly handy for this purpose as you can usually cash out points as Amazon vouchers.Continue reading

Do you really need to quit?

Person confused about which way to goQuitting your job might be the best thing you ever do, but we don’t advocate you resigning without thinking things through properly first. We’ve put together some questions to ask yourself before you write that letter:

Do you like what you do?

If you like your job, but something else at work is making you want to leave, then consider whether you’d stay if the situation could be resolved. Have you tried talking to your manager, their manager, HR or your union? Talking things through with someone might open up solutions which mean you can stay in a role you enjoy.

What if you could work more flexibly?

When things at work or home are difficult (and even when they’re not), consider your right to request flexible working. People often assume it’s for parents or carers, but these days anyone can apply. Would you consider staying if you were able to work from home regularly, cut down/compress your hours, or work at different times? It’s not possible for all workers to do this, but if your working environment drives you crazy, 1 or 2 days a week away from it can make a big difference.Continue reading

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