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The mother with a million things to do: Teacher saves up for her dream home... by doing odd jobs for just a £1
When she saw the luxurious Edwardian mansion on the market, Chrissi Sharkey fell in love instantly.
There was just one major drawback preventing her from snapping it up: the £1million price tag.
So the part-time textiles teacher hatched an ingenious plan to raise the money – taking any job for a minimum payment of just £1.
Now, ten months on, Mrs Sharkey, 29, has earned an extra £15,000 by tackling a variety of jobs including bra testing, cleaning, fashion design, cake-making, catering, creating greetings cards, business consultancy, website creation and accounting.
She knows her dream home will be sold before she can save up the funds – but she is determined to earn enough to buy one just like it.
Since launching her website www.amillionjobstodo.com in June last year, the mother of two has been inundated with requests.
One came from a person who wanted her to cut their toe nails, while another asked her to clean the dog mess from someone’s lawn.
She is happy to do almost anything, but she did draw the line when one woman asked her to sew kippers into the curtains of her former husband’s new home.
In fact, Mrs Sharkey has been so busy working all hours of the day that her electrician husband Jason, 34, contacted her via her website and offered her £25 to clean their house.
The determined entrepreneur is still a long way from her target of buying the five-bedroom property in Kennington, near Oxford, but says she aims to work harder and harder.
Mrs Sharkey, who lives in a £200,000 semi-detached home in Oxford with Jason and their children Deluca, four, and Rocco, two, said: ‘As a mother of two, I am used to juggling a million things to do anyway so I am just increasing the workload slightly.
'I don’t do all of the tasks on my own. I’ve recruited my whole family. ‘They’ll get paid for their work and I’ll take a small work-finding commission.’
Ultimate goal: Mrs Sharkey's ten months of toil has all been toward this £1 million Oxford home. Astonishingly, she admits she has never visited it or seen inside
Chrissi's dream kitchen in the Edwardian-style country home
Concept: Mrs Sharkey's dream kitchen in the Edwardian-style country home
She came up with the business concept in April last year after discovering the luxury mansion for sale for a guide price of £995,000.
She said: ‘When I saw this beautiful house I thought: “I want to be able to afford that”. ‘I actually Googled something like “how to become a millionaire” and came across the concept that little by little earnings can add up.
‘I started thinking that I knew how to do a lot of things and even if I charged £1 to do something like sew a button on a shirt, that could start adding up.’
Enlarge Chrissi Sharkey set up an internet site to seek out paid work
Website: Chrissi Sharkey set up an internet site to seek out paid work
Mrs Sharkey said, 'My family's never expressed worry about how much I do because they know I'm happy to keep going all the time'
Living room: Mrs Sharkey said, 'My family's never expressed worry about how much I do because they know I'm happy to keep going all the time'
Since launching her website www.amillionjobstodo.com in June last year, Chrissi has been inundated with requests
Entrepreneur: Since launching her website www.amillionjobstodo.com in June last year, Chrissi has been inundated with requests
Almost a year on, she has had more than 11,000 visitors to her website. She promises that any job will be seriously considered and the final fee is agreed between her and the employer.
Mrs Sharkey said: ‘Some people have been quite critical about how long they believe it is going to take me to reach my goal.
‘But if the house gets sold I'm sure I’ll find another one I like!’