August Income Report

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.

If you are interested in driving for Lyft click here , Uber click here or if you want to start using Lyft as a passenger click here.

 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.

Web Hosting

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 tjphilbrook@gmail.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.

Wrap Up

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
Difference: $1085.55

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.

Next Month

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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*Part of Financially Savvy Saturdays on brokeGIRLrich and, Disease Called Debt*

10 thoughts on “August Income Report”

    1. Yes, I actually started trying to get everyone around me to celebrate with me, and they felt $50 wasn’t worth celebrating.

    1. Thank Jason, I’m hoping to hit it before next year but not sure, we’ll see how the next few months go. September is going to be rough I can tell you that.

  1. Thanks for sharing your recent income report with us. Nice to see such a variety of sources providing you an income stream. Have you thought about adding dividend paying stocks to the mix? It’s a great way to add additional passive income to your totals.

    1. Hi DivHut, Yes I have looked into it and will in the future. The only problem right now is that I have so much debt to pay off first and need to focus on that for the time being before I can start investing.

  2. Wooooop! I remember the first time I made money off my blog – what a rush. The thrill dulls a bit but it’s still exciting every time.

    Am dipping my toes into affiliate income – doubt it’s going to work for me given my location and the stuff I tend to write about (and no, I don’t want to change) but I’ll give it a short.

    1. Hi NZ Muse, I guess technically the income from freelance has all been because someone read my site and reached out to me for a job so I suppose that income could be considered “from” the blog. But yes getting an income that required no work on my part just someone clicking on a link and me collecting a commission is really nice.
      You shouldn’t change your passion it’s so important to actually want to write about things.

    1. Hi Graham, yes it was really exciting. I just added some ads to this site this week, haven’t made much (not even enough to cash out) but a little over a dollar. Thanks for stopping by.

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