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Make Money By Selling Your Art

I bought this from a young artist who sold his work  door to door in Hertfordshire.
I bought this from a young artist who sold his work door to door in Hertfordshire. | Source
This painting is by Christina Newland my niece who I would love to see exploring more of her artistic talent, although I'm some what bias, I think she could Make money by selling her artwork.
This painting is by Christina Newland my niece who I would love to see exploring more of her artistic talent, although I'm some what bias, I think she could Make money by selling her artwork. | Source

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Tips to Make Money

“The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things. It is the human mind, the human spirit the human imagination, and our faith in the future.”

(Steve Forbes) billionaire publisher

Making money requires a positive attitude, the right mindset and believing in yourself. Our ability to earn more money can be as simple as being more confident.

According to Ailsa Frank a hypnotherapist, who is helping people make positive changes in their lives with the use of hypnosis, most of us have all the resources we need for a fantastic lifestyle. The problem is, we are so busy rushing around focusing on what we haven't got that we don't realise it.

However; since you're reading this you are already one step ahead of the crowd, you are already focused on making money, you already have the right mind-set. What is needed is ideas, good and honest ways to make money without getting your fingers burnt, here are some great money making tips for you.

Make Money by Drawing: How to make Money as an Artist

A few years ago I was visited by a young man who knocked on my door, he was carrying a pile of sketches and paintings in his arms. At the time, my husband and I lived in the country side, not the easiest place to get to, but this young man was determined to sell his work and was prepared to do the leg work.

I bought several pieces of his work as did many of my neighbours. Some artist make money by drawing and painting portraits and landscapes of local areas which they then sell to the people living in those areas. Many of us would love to have a painting or sketch of our homes, family members or of our favourite pets, someone did an amazing cartoon drawing of my husband which I loved and thought was brilliant.

If you are handy with a paint brush or pencil and want to earn some money in these difficult times, you could start by setting up a blog or Hub Page, this is not difficult to do. For hubs, you can start by joining right here, write about art or painting and show your work. You can start a blog, I find or relatively easy to use.

The world is nothing if not inspiring, with a little talent and much savvy, you can turn all that inspiration into art that people will want to buy. Once you've started your blog, your confidence will grow and people will begin to like your work. When you've gained a following, this is the time to start looking at sites such as Big Cartel, DeviantArt and Etsy, these are sites that allow sellers of all kinds (not only artists) to place work for sale. If you are really creative, you can use sites like Cafe Press to upload your designs and get your work printed on T-shirts, bags and mugs to bring in more money, If you are really passionate about your illustrations, this could be a very lucrative way to start your career.

Make money Online with Paid Surveys

The web is still a good place to start earning money online, it offers a wealth of opportunities. One way to get started is by using survey websites like, SurveyMonkey,Inc,, Survey Savers, Global Test Market and Opinion Outpost.These sites will reward you for your opinions with cash or vouchers. After registering on the website, you will be sent surveys that are tailored to your personal profile, payment range from 10p to £2.00 per survey with chances to win various prizes. While this may not be for everyone it is one way to start earning online with a minimum of effort.

Make Money by drawing and by renting out your art collection

Make Money drawing or rent your art collection to businesses and companies for special functions
Make Money drawing or rent your art collection to businesses and companies for special functions | Source

Make Money By Renting out you car


New Yorkers Rent Just About Anything, Including a Friend or a Dog

Rent Don't Buy

Rent your car

You can make money by renting out your car to other drivers in your area. But is this a good idea? well... If you are not making full use of your car, you could allow people who are living close to you, the use of it on the days you are not actually using the vehicle. Some people are finding it cheaper and less hassle running a car, they would rather rent than buy a vehicle.

The majority of people are happy to rent a car when they go away on vacation, or when the vehicle is in the garage for maintenance, but more people are discovering that they can also rent instead of buy, and the inconvenience and expense of owning a vehicle can be avoided.

People living in busy cities often find it easier to leave the car at home and commute to work. Some make use of bikes or public transport, although many do own a cars, it is mainly used at the weekends.There are ways to make your car pay for its upkeep, you can do this by renting and charging by the hour or the day.

Renting will allow you to make money on an asset that is otherwise depreciating in value and costing money sitting idly on your driveway. Hopefully, you would have read my article on peer-to-peer lending websites like Zopa where lenders can lend money directly to borrowers. This is a similar principle, but instead of lending money you can rent your car to a stranger and earn around £30 to £50 per day. EasyCar Club is a national car club aimed at people who are looking to make some extra money by renting their cars to people in their area who are looking to rent.

EasyCar Club is part of the easyGroup. According to an article in Guardian Money recently, “EasyCar Club owners says car owners who have used its services have typically made around £1,000 per year without too much effort, and the company is confident about the future.” Cars are insured by easyCar Club while on hire, therefore, it doesn't affect the owner's insurance. To qualify, car must be 10 years old or less and in insurance group 1 to 32 with less than 120,000 miles on the clock and worth less than £25,000.

The owner is able to block the days they may need to use the vehicle for themselves and choose when to take bookings. The service is managed via the website and is free to join as the firm attempts to build up renters across the country. Zipcar and City Car Club are also UK site where you can rent out your car. The sites takes between 10% to 15% commission from the money earned. For more information see individual websites. The budding entrepreneur may even want to start his/her own rent not buy business if the idea has not yet taken off in their local area.

Rent out your stuff

More people than ever before are looking for ideas on how to make money and reduce their expenses. People are prepared to rent most things these days, they want access to various tools and equipment without owning them. They are renting instead of buying.

Environmentalists has been telling us for years, that we should reduce our impact on the planet, we can help to do this by borrowing the things we only need to use occasionally. Manufacturing new products requires a huge amount of energy and resource, the fewer products we buy, the less resources companies will need to use, whether this is done by reducing packaging, petroleum, minerals, rubber or metal, we can help to lessen our impact on the environment and one way to do this is by renting instead of buying.

Dig around the house, you may find the old wedding, birthday or Christmas gifts you've forgotten about, or seldom use, stuff you've packed away thinking you may need in the future, and are now taking up valuable space can earn you money. Studies show that the average power tool is used for only about 30 minutes in its life time, renting or borrowing makes sense and can also save you money. Websites like,, will allow you to rent out stuff such as:

  • Nail guns and other power tools
  • Out door bar-be-cues
  • Mobility scooters
  • Children bikes
  • Mountain bikes
  • Trampoline
  • Motor Scooters
  • Cameras
  • Video Equipment
  • Computers and Laptops
  • Electronics Equipment

Sell your used books

No longer a student!!.. So what do you do with all those expensive text books you'd like to see the back of and care less about, well you can sell them. One man's junk is another student's hope for the future. If your books are rare and in good condition you can make some money by selling on sites such as, Zapper and Zappa also accepts DVDs, CDs, and games, they claim to accept more books at better cash prices than anyone else.

Hosting foreign students

If you need a little extra cash and you have a spare room in your home but don't necessarily want the inconvenience of letting long term, you can choose to host students who are learning English as a foreign language. Foreign students usually stay in the country for approximately six weeks, a short time, but this can be a chance to try out hosting to see if it is for you. It's also worth looking at university students and visiting lecturers who can be in the country for up to six months at a time. There are lots of colleges, English language schools, social clubs and university all around the country with foreign students looking for places to stay while studying.

Hosting may not bring in a full time income, but it's well worth the effort. Many language schools run summer programs for teenage foreign students, if you are thinking of hosting, and resides close to a university you can visit their website to find the accommodation office, if there isn't a section on hosting foreign students, try giving them a call and find out how you can get involved. Hosting holiday makers from all over the world is also a good way to make money.

Rent out a room or Host Foreign Students


make Money by Renting out your Bridal Gown


Rent Wedding Dresses

The dress; the wedding dress is special regardless of how many times a woman get married. But after the event, what do we do with it? Most often the beautiful vision of white silk and lace sits in a box out of sight and out of mind. So why not let it earn it's keep!! Yes girls... make that dress earn you some that sucker out. Or save money on your big day by renting someone else’s designer wedding gown.

Men have rented tuxedos for years, now women can rent their bridal gown and save money. In the current economy, even people with money are tightening their belts, young folks who are just starting out in life are really feeling the pinch. They want their wedding to be special, something they will remember and look back on for many years to come, for the bride to be, the dress must be perfect and although she may not own the gown she wear on her wedding day, she will have the memories, photographs and videos to remind her of her special day.

More people are finding that the shortage of money need not put a damper on the occasion. Renting is a good way to spend less money and still have that dream wedding. By renting out you bridal gown you are also helping someone else to have a day they may not otherwise be able to afford. Sites such as, and will arrange rental and keep a percentage of the profit generated.

Rent out your art collection

If you have an art collection, you may be able to rent out pieces of that collection to offices or to individuals through companies like Art Rise who charges a commission of 10%

Yachts, holiday homes, motor homes, are all popular with renters

People who want to be more involved and make a full time job by renting wedding and or vintage clothes, can set up a website or blog.

Rent the Perfect dress for an affordable wedding


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How to Make money by renting your property

There is a growing trend for sharing or renting rather than owning and many people with foresight are successfully exploiting this trend to make and save money

Parking space

If you live in or close to a city centre, or town, near a train or tube station, sporting events or an airport, and don't use your parking space or garage, you may very well be sitting on a goldmine. You can bring in a significant extra montly income by renting empty parking space to commuters, sports fans and to busy shoppers.

People using airports, especially the frequent flyers want to save money by not using expensive airport parking. Renting your unused drive-way, secure parking space or garage to airport passengers or to commuters, can earn you between £50 and £400 per month, you can start to making money by registering with sites like ParkatmyHouse and yourparkingspace

Take in a lodger

Your home is probably the largest investment you will make, so how about making it earn you some money. Santander said that our homes could make as much as £289 per month from renting out a spare room. Under government's rent a room scheme in the UK, no tax is paid on the first £4,250 you make, so you can charge up to $354.16 per month before getting a friendly request from the tax office. However; if you do earn above this tax threshold you must complete a tax return. See rent a room scheme to rent out rooms check sites like Airbnb.

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tobusiness 22 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Robin, thank you for stopping by, I hope you found the hub useful. Your visit and comment much appreciated, my best to you.

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RobinGrosswirth23 22 months ago from New York

You have a beautifully fertile mind.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi PhoenixV, you can rent out practically anything to make some money.

We all have various pieces of equipment or tools around the house that we very rarely use. They are just taking up space.

It makes sense to put them out to work for their keep. :)

Thank you for stopping by, much appreciated and my best to you.

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PhoenixV 2 years ago from USA

I have never really thought about renting out things I might have. I have thought about renting out small lawnmowers, but never others things like tools or electronics like you mentioned. Great hub and ideas.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Au-fait, now why didn't I think of that. :) But you're quite right, you wouldn't get away with it for very long. Thank you for reading this, much appreciated. Take care and my best to you.

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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

Some interesting ideas here. I'd try renting the parking space for cars if I could get away with it, but I'd probably be evicted. There are dozens of extra parking spaces in the middle of the parking lot here at this complex where I live and renting just a half dozen wouldn't inconvenience anyone as the ones that all but never get used are far from the buildings. ;)

I think most people could make use of at least one of these suggestions.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Anna, glad you found this useful, I do try to find new ideas for making money so that I'm not rehashing the same old tired ideas. I think people are beginning to realise, that to make a little money we need to think outside the box, many of us already have the means to make a little extra cash. Thank you for taking a look, and for liking my horse. :) He is handsome, isn't he?

Always a pleasure, hope you're having a wonderful day, best wishes.

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Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

Very interesting and useful ideas. You listed different things that I had never heard of before. The current economic climate means we all need to watch our money carefully.

The horse picture was beautiful, I would have bought it too.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

B. Leekley, you may well jest but your Panama hat, kick scooter and Window XP computer may well be just the ticket for someone out there. As for your clever wife's fabric art window curtains, definitely a money maker. :) Thank you for stopping by and for the wonderful comment. Take care and my very best to you.

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B. Leekley 2 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

All good money making ideas. I'm already thinking of what I can rent out. My Panama hat? My kick scooter? My old Windows XP computer? Maybe my wife can make more fabric art window curtains and rent them out?

Today I sold a book for dollars to Chegg that I bought for cents at a thrift shop, and they pay shipping and provide the label. I used bookscouter.

Up, Useful, and Interesting.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi quildon, I guess we can get pretty attached to our cars, the decision to rent will be based on each individual's situation. About the dress, a girl can't help but feel special in something like that.

So glad you liked the hub, the kind comment is much appreciated.

Take care and my best to you.

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quildon 2 years ago from Florida

Great information for making extra money, although I think I would be wary or renting my car, but everything else sounds like a winner to me. And that wedding gown, the second one, I wouldn't mind renting it if I was getting married again. LOL

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

dis-cover, very nice to see you, glad you've found this useful, thank you for the visit and comment. My best to you.

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dis-cover 2 years ago from Serbia, Belgrade

Original, unusual and helpful hub. Thank you for sharing with us.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Tirelesstraveler, it's such a pleasure to see you! In this uncertain times, it makes sense to look at alternative and creative ways of making money. We have to stop thinking outside the box and start making use of the opportunities around us. Thank you for stopping by and for this very useful comment, much appreciated. Take care and my very best to you.

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tirelesstraveler 2 years ago from California

The idea of renting tools is splendid.

A large company in our neighborhood hires student interns and post doctoral candidates. They work full time and pay a lot of money to rent rooms. The rent is set by the company.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Eddy, these days every little bits helps. Thank you for taking a look, always a pleasure.

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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

A wonderful hub tobu and just the kind of read I so enjoy. Interesting, useful, voted up, across and shared.

Enjoy your day.


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Flourish, yes it's good news for all those budding artist out there. I appreciate you stopping by, it's always good to see you.

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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

I especially like the idea of selling one's artwork (or photography!). Very useful for those who need a few extra bucks.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hello Devika, nice to see you! Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked the hub, I hope people will be able to make use of the ideas and make some money. Take care and my best to you.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Joelle, always a pleasure to see you, I know you're pretty busy, so much appreciated. You're absolutely right, by setting up blogs and websites to promote and sell our products we're effectively cutting out the big fat middle man. :) I hope some of this was useful for you. Thank you for taking a look and for the great comment. Take care and my best as always.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Frank, good point....many of the survey sites do send a lot of e-mail, one way around it is to get an email address only for surveys. I had a brief look at, they look promising, it's always good to find sites that are recommended by word of mouth so many thanks and I'll add them to the list. Appreciate the visit and comment as always, my very best to you.

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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Incredible ideas for money making you come up with such useful ideas. An informative hub and interesting hub.

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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

tobusiness what a good hub I would suggest it for folks who love using their comps.. I do have to disagree with the online paid services unless it's something like the other sites send you over 100 spam mails a day .. but I get the helpful tips and thank you for that

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kidscrafts 2 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Great ideas and suggestions! I think the internet is changing our society and the way we do business. I think for some of the things there will be no middle man collecting money especially for artits and writers.

But as you mentionned, there are so many different ways to make extra cash on the side and most of them are simple solutions.

Interesting as always, Jo!

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Audrey, yes, renting seem to be catching on, and this can only be good in the current economy, not only that, but it will help the environment, It's a win.. win situation. Always a pleasure to see you, my best as always.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Jackie, if you've got a gift, don't waste it, try to find out just how good you could be. Always lovely to see you, take care and my best to you.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Ruby, I have to admit, as much as I would love to recreate a beautiful sunset, I know that I'm artistically challenged. But because I'm so hopeless, I do appreciate the gift in others. Glad you liked the horse, I couldn't resist it. Thank you for stopping by always appreciated.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Kerlund74, thank you for the visit and comment, you're right of course, there are many way to make money with a bit of imagination and focus. I hope you found the hub useful. My best to you.

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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Very useful. It seems like renting is the way to go!

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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

So many good ideas here, Jo. I discovered I could sketch faces a few years back but never had time to put into it. I think now I will and thanks for the reminder!

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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

You have some really great ideas! I would love to paint, but i can't draw a straight line. I wish someone would come by my house with their drawings, that horse is beautiful! Thank you for sharing...

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kerlund74 2 years ago from Sweden

Great and useful ideas. There really are a lot of ways to make money, it is about creativity and focus:)

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Faith, so lovely to see you! Thanks for the great support, I hope your son will be able to make use of some of these ideas. I remember you said he was an artist, didn't you show us some of his paintings in one of your hubs? I'll have to see if I can find it. Take care now, my best as always.

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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Excellent and very useful article here with so many great ideas you have presented. I will share this with my son who is an artist and needs money for sure to help his budget with having the three children!!! I would have never thought of many of these great ideas. Up and more and sharing. Have a great day, Faith Reaper

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Ryem, nice to see you! So glad you found this useful, appreciate the visit and comment. My best to you.

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Ryem 2 years ago from Maryland

There are a lot of interesting, helpful tips here!

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Ann, lovely to see you. I think you should get those drawing sorted and see what you can earn from them. Some children are naturally artistic, I would encourage your grand daughter, it would be wonderful if she could sell some of her work, the best way to encourage her to keep it up. Thank you for stopping by and for the great comment. Take care and my very best to you.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi John, I would love to be able to paint, draw or sketch but I'm rubbish at it, probably why I hate to see people with this talent waste it. Thank you for reading this, much appreciated and my best to you, have a great day.

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Bill, I've deliberately avoided doing another one of these until now specifically because I didn't want to repeat the same old stuff. I'm glad you think I succeeded. :) About renting out your room, I won't tell the tax man if you don't. ;)

Hope you're having a wonderful and productive day, I'm going to attempt writing a poem now. My best as always.

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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Great ideas here that many would not think about, obvious though they might seem. I have lots of drawings lying around upstairs and could make a little out of those if I sorted them out. My granddaughter is also good at design, cartoon drawing, watercolour, you name it... and she's only 13; I guess she could make a little pocket money out of that.

Interesting and innovative. Ann

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Good info here Jo. Some original ideas that I would never have thought of. We have hosted foreign students before, that was a good experience and reasonably lucrative , but now we live too far from town. I could rent out a room though. I am quite good at drawing/ sketching but don't know if I could sell anything. Anyway very interesting and voted up.

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

What an unusual and entertaining list. I was hoping this wasn't a rehash of so many other articles like this, and it wasn't. There are new ideas here that I have never seen in an article. Unfortunately I don't have an artistic bone in my body, but some of these other ideas are great. Very imaginative, Jo....and we have rented out a spare room in the past and it is a dandy little money maker that the tax man need never know about. :)

blessings always my friend


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Amit197508 2 years ago

You're welcome!

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Amit197508, thank you for the quick and positive response, much appreciated, so glad you liked it. Take care and my best to you.

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Amit197508 2 years ago

Very useful and informative hub... I liked it very much!


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