Every month I will be documenting my income from all of my side hustles. As I am just starting out some (more like all) of these amounts will be very little or even nothing. In full future me style though I’m going to include things that I may not even be doing yet because I know that in the future these things will be bringing in an income.
Rideshare Income $64.25, Miles Driven 149.6, Time 5 Hours
So for the first time in months, I actually went out and drove. I hadn’t for a while but with things coming up financially I need some extra income.
Not only that but I like being able to talk about rideshare driving, and kind of look at it as an additional skill that I can market in the future. Maybe I’ll right an e-book about my experiences driving, or on how to be a good driver.
Also, I just got approved for driving for Uber as well as Lyft, which makes making money with this a little more exciting.
I have only done about 20 rides total with Uber compared to my nearly 200 with Lyft but I plan on writing about the differences in a upcoming article.
The largest difference I’ve found so far is that I get far more ride requests with Uber than I do with Lyft. More rides means more money, in a way.
This is an exciting side hustle that I enjoy doing and think everyone should try it at least once. If you want to give it a try, or have a question please email me any questions.
Blog Income $50.00
So first blog income ever this month. When I got it I was really excited, and especially when you think that this amount of income is almost enough to cover the cost of running this site for the year.
I have a few affiliate links on the site and don’t really push any of them, but I do get a few clicks a month on them. This was the first sale though and kind of a big deal for me.
Freelance Income $0.00
So no freelancing this month, not for lack of trying I assure you. I need to work harder at this.
There is a course I’m considering taking about becoming a freelancer, as well as am reaching out to some of my contacts I’ve made over the last year and seeing if they have any tips I could use.
If you have any suggestions or maybe a freelance opportunity that you have please let me know by contacting me at email@example.com.
Amazon FBA Income $1717.70 Cost $691.19
So the exact opposite of last month, where I spent way more than I made, this month I made a lot more than I spent.
The downside to this is that I didn’t spend much money on inventory, meaning there isn’t much inventory at Amazon to sell.
Not only that but, most of the expense is inventory still sitting in my home. I need to send it out but am waiting for a few more things to come from my online sourcing and then will send it all in at one time.
Misc. Income $82.50
Random income stream that I haven’t discussed openly on the blog yet.
My ultimate goal is to get all of the side income to match or surpass mine and my wife’s current 9 to 5 incomes.
Monthly Income Needed: $3,000
Side Income Total: $1914.45
63.8% there, over half way and still going. Again, the numbers are a little misleading.
With Amazon I clearly have to deduct a lot of expense for inventory. Rideshare costs the gas, wear and tear on my car, not to mention my time.
I have been more than lax when it comes to getting new articles up on the site.
It’s due to a number of things, one of which is time, but that’s more of a scapegoat than anything else. I have so many ideas of things to write about but feel like “who am I to write about that”. I’m trying to get over it and just write but we’ll see what happens.
I’m also going to FinCon in just a few weeks and am really looking forward to it. I’ll let everyone know about how it goes as I’m there.
How was your month? Did you make as much as you had anticipated? What are you going to do differently this month to make sure you become the “future me”? Commit to it now by telling us in the comments bellow.
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