Make Money as a Food Sampler

make money as a food sampler


Have you ever been wandering around a supermarket doing your food shopping, minding your own business, when a person with a big smile on their face asks you if you would like to try a free biscuit? Well, a few years ago that was me! I loved this work, it’s a fun way to make money with totally flexible hours!  Here I am going to show you how you can do it too! (more…)


7 Simple Ways to Save Money on Furniture

save money on furniture


Furniture doesn’t need to be expensive.  There are lots of ways to save money on furniture, here are some of them:

1. Handles Make All The Difference

A few years ago, we were redecorating our bedroom and started to look around at bedroom furniture. There seemed to be two main options, solid wood or veneer. Both were very different styles and had very different price tags! Our existing furniture was solid pine with the traditional round knobs. Although I love solid wood, the style just felt very outdated. (more…)


How to Earn a Regular Income on Ebay

 Earn A Regular Income On Ebay


Anyone that knows me knows I love selling on Ebay! It is by far, one of the easiest ways that I have found to make money over the years. It is such a simple platform to get started on and I believe anybody who puts their mind to it can earn a regular income on Ebay.

There are lots of ways to profit from Ebay and today I want to talk about the different things you can sell to make money yourself. Some people earn just a few pounds a week and others make thousands per month. Whether you want to earn just a little bit extra in your spare time, or build a successful business, there is something for everyone by selling on Ebay.

Here are some ideas of things you could sell to make a regular income….. (more…)




Hi, I’m Michelle, the author of Time and Pence.  I’m a forty something housewife, mother and work from home mom! I spent my early career as an Advertising Executive travelling up and down the UK, working long hours and although I enjoyed my job, like many people I became disillusioned and craved more time to do what I WANTED to do.

I knew that when I had a  family I would want to work flexible hours so that I could be at home and not miss out on anything, rather than having to go down the route of child care.

When I was 30 my dream became a reality and I gave up my career to become self-employed.  Since that day I have done many things to make money, all with flexible hours and have proved to myself that it’s possible to make money and have time to live the life you choose. I now have various income streams and love finding different ways to make extra money.

My Family Life

I live in North Warwickshire with my hubby and seven year old son and when I’m not making money on-line, you might find me in my walking boots up a mountain somewhere with my family!

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My husband and I have a huge love of the great outdoors and when we can, we’ll go for a walk, a bike ride or even a boat ride around the Devon coast where we keep our little caravan. As my son gets older he is beginning to share our love and joins us on our adventures.

My book collection consists mainly of motivational books. I love reading about people who inspire me and it helps to keep me positive and motivated.

Other than that,  I like the simple things in life, spending quality time with the people I love, family days out, watching a good film and when I can fit it in, the odd spa day with a friend!

I absolutely love finding bargains and feel really happy with myself when I find something that has saved me lots of money!  I have lots of money saving knowledge that I would love to share with you.

For the last few years I have struggled with Menieres Disease and my son’s allergies and severe eczema.  Coupling that with now being forty something, I am constantly striving to provide better health for all of us as a family and am constantly on the lookout for natural cures!

My posts will cover money making and saving, family life and health so do sign up to my newsletter so you don’t miss out! I hope my blog will help you and entertain you, but most of all inspire you! I look forward to sharing it all.

So, join me on my journey and let’s enjoy family life together!

Michelle x


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