SurveyCompare Blog

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What's our blog all about? It's about our readers, and the things we think will help them establish their ideal work/life balance. We've put the blog together to give our readers the advice, inspiration and sense of community you need when you're working from home or living a self-employed lifestyle.

The blog is home to a team of four regular writers: Lolly, Cara, Jay and Agnese. Each write about their own work from home experience: their routines, frustrations and successes.

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That's it really. Enjoy the blog and feel free to join the conversation by leaving comments below each post.

Latest blog posts:

Rob McQueen's picture
Paid Surveys Under the Spotlight Opinion Surveys make a great contribution to marketing agency efforts, because they enable businesses to get close to consumers and find out what they really think. However – contrary to what 'the other' survey websites may say SurveyCompare is up front enough to advertise this as extra money, as... Continue Reading »
Martina Mercer's picture
How to Write a Blog Blogging is a great way to show of your creativity, but it's also a great way to earn some extra money on-top of your day job. Many businesses and website owners don't have time to run a blog of their own, so they look to hand the responsibility over to a freelancer or two. If you take time to... Continue Reading »
Lolly Kirby's picture
Ideas for Cheap and Easy Family Meals As the nights draw in and the weather becomes increasingly inhospitable, evening meals might start to take on more importance than perhaps they did over the summer. Obviously we all need to eat every day, but when it gets dark so early and there's less to do outside, it's logical to think that... Continue Reading »
Martina Mercer's picture
Teaching Children the Value of Money Recently Martin Lewis of the Money Saving Expert site claimed that payday loan adverts were appealing to children, putting extra pressure on parents as they make children believe any adult can get their hands on thousands of pounds to pay for the latest gadget or new Nike trainers. Payday Loans... Continue Reading »
Martina Mercer's picture
Start 2014 by Saving Some Money January is a tough time for most people. With bills flooding in from Christmas spending and high energy prices in winter it’s no wonder the 23rd of January is considered to be the most depressing of the entire year. Having little or no money can be stressful but it’s unlikely to last very long. Tip... Continue Reading »
Lolly Kirby's picture
Cheap Ways to Keep Children Entertained over the Christmas Holidays Christmas is a magical experience for children and it can be a lovely time for everyone to relax and enjoy the chance to catch up with family and friends. However, it might also be a time when tempers become frayed after spending a lot of time together inside under what can sometimes be... Continue Reading »
Martina Mercer's picture
Crazy Christmas Budgeting Tips The recent survey conducted by SurveyCompare showed that many people are looking to save money on Christmas this year. 30% are planning on spending less than last year, 60% are not buying presents for colleagues and many are making homemade gifts in a bid to save cash. I recently came under fire... Continue Reading »
Michael Horrocks's picture
The Cost of Christmas in Britain: 2013 Survey Results [Infographic] For our latest survey we asked more than 1,000 people from all across the UK to tell us about their Christmas spending plans and habits. The results were so interesting that we decided to turn them into an infographic, which you can see below. Love our infographic? Please feel free to embed it on... Continue Reading »
Michael Horrocks's picture
Video: How to Heat a Room for 8p a Day The following video, created by journalist Dylan Winter has become an internet sensation, and has now been watched more than 2 million times. In the video Mr Winter shows how he heats his home office for eight pence a day, using a metal bread tin, two flower pots and a handful of tealights. He... Continue Reading »
Martina Mercer's picture
Stepping Out of the Superwoman Heels for the Festive Season As a mum, wife, sister and daughter I spend every year ensuring Christmas is perfect for everyone. I'm the hostess that caters for all family and friends as they gather round our table for Christmas dinner. I'm proud that people have told me they wouldn't want to spend Christmas anywhere else as... Continue Reading »