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What are your marketable skills? You can use them to take on home-based work. If you enjoy writing, for example, you can become a freelance blogger or writer; typical blogging jobs pay you to post regularly but on your own schedule. ProBlogger and Freelance Writing Jobs are great resources for writers or would-be ones.
Find temporary or recurring project opportunities for all sorts of online skills (programming, web design, photography, and more) on job boards like Freelance Switch or freelance marketplaces such as oDesk and Elance With the marketplaces, you can set your own rate and reply to employers' requests for project help. The only issue with these types of marketplaces is there's a lot of competition, and you can easily be underbid way beyond what your time is worth. So be careful. But if you're just starting out, these are good places to look for contract work.
It's also possible to make money with your own blog or passive-income-producing website JetSetCitizen highlights fourteen travel bloggers and how they generate enough income from their blogs to fund their travel. Some of these include using affiliate links/ads or offering information products for sale. You'd need a good amount of traffic before your blog lets you quit your day job, but if you can offer something no one else does in a particular niche and are willing to do some marketing, you have a better chance.
Austerity measures from the coalition government has meant many people have had to tighten their belts. While sticking to a budget and finding ways to cut back are advisable, with a little imagination and effort you could find there are ways you can actually make money.
The good news is that tracing lost funds has become easier with - a free online service that covers all UK bank and building society accounts. All you need to do is to go to the website and type in your details.
It's always worth checking that you are receiving all the tax credits you are eligible for. Research by found that people across the UK are collectively missing out on benefits and tax credits worth more than £8 billion a year. So while you're tracing lost funds, why not visit the website too and work out how much you could claim.