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One mother has found a way to make around £800 extra each month to supplement the household income. Anna-Maria, 57 is a housewife and cares for her children who have special needs.

She has been able to use Shepper to boost the household intake as her husband is their main source of income.

Shepper is an app through which the users can go into their local shops and essentially do ‘secret shopper’ type tasks for small amounts of money.

Anna-Maria spoke exclusively with Express.co.uk, on how she has been able to make this extra money.

She said: “Being able to earn this extra income has boosted my personal confidence.

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“Taking care of my children has prevented me from continuing my career path, so using Shepper gives me independent purpose and has helped me make friends.

“I appreciate my community a lot more too.”

Anna-Maria explained that she uses the extra cash on her children most of the time so they can afford some items they want and she can treat them.

Britons may find saving very challenging at the moment because there are always new bills when it comes day to day life, children, or something unexpected might happen at home with different appliances.

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Anna-Maria highly recommended Shepper to Britons who may need to make an extra bit of cash as people can manage this themselves and be their own boss.

She continued: “I love Shepper because you can manage it yourself and it helps you familiarise yourself with a local area.

“I’m not particularly teccy, but I found the app to be very user-friendly, clear, and without a hidden agenda.

“Not only do I genuinely find it enjoyable to do, but it also fits right in with my lifestyle so I don’t have to stray from my day-to-day life to make it work for me.”

As the cost of living puts a financial squeeze on many families, this could be a way to seek alternate ways to supplement income every week.