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 $313.13 Miles Driven 503.8 Time 23 hours
So there was a huge cut in the fairs for Lyft (a 30% cut) so to make money I have to drive that much more. February was a busy month for me but I did still get out some. I found a regular in the month of February that has kept me driving everyday which is feeling more and more like a job which is something I was trying to avoid when it comes to this particular side hustle. Nonetheless it’s making me some extra money (the tune of $120 a month or $24 a hour).
I did go into greater detail about how I use my time driving to my benefit and if you haven’t checked it out please do there are some great tips in there if you are interested in starting driving for some side income.
In the coming months I’m planning on spending more time on driving in order to get some more capital for debt repayment or for my Amazon FBA business (see below) which takes money to make money and the easiest way for me to make more money is to drive more.
Real Estate Income $0.00
I am not a real estate agent but I’m 100% certain that before this year is done I will sell my first house. If you have any advice on this please let me know, I’m currently in the stages of deciding what school to go to (an online course) and am trying to save up the money to pay for everything in cash. I’m thinking by end of this month I will have the money saved up to pay for the course (most cost $200 to $300 from what I can tell). I will of course keep you all updated on this as time goes on.
Blog Income $0.00
I have placed a FEW affiliate links on the site and have had a few clicks on them but as of yet haven’t received any income. The site is more of a “my story” type thing but if it could at the very least pay for itself than I would be happy. I will be spending April getting the site to where I want it to be, with more pages, more articles, and a schedule that I will stick too in order to get content out regularly.
Freelance Income $0.00
One of my main goal for this site is to start freelance writing, after taking a course by Melanie over at Dear Debt I have started to make some changes on my approach. I have emailed several people who I look up to that make a living freelance writing to get advice and what I have got back from them has been amazing.
I still haven’t been given a job, but I’m in hopes that it will happen sooner rather than later.
If you have any suggestions or maybe a freelance opportunity that you have please let me know by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazon FBA Income $6.43
Pat Flynn has seriously changed my life. His book has given me some awesome tips and a road to go down in order to build more types of income to reach the future me that much faster.
One of the episodes on his podcast really struck home with me (click here to listen to it). This couple were able to quit there jobs because of the income they get from selling things on amazon. So I took the tips they gave and started doing it on my own. As you can see I only made a few dollars in February but everything counts, and this is like a snowball that rolls and grows itself, I’m really looking forward to seeing how this particular side income grows over time.
Misc. Income $111.50
This is a bit complicated to explain and I promise to eventually but as of right now I can’t go into detail. I did however feel I needed to include this amount of income in if I was going to be open and honest with everything I bring in.
My ultimate goal is to get all of these side incomes to match or surpass what is required to surpass mine and my wife’s current 9 to 5 income so the wrap up will show how close I got.
Monthly Income Needed: $3,000
Side Income Total: $ 431.06
My income covered 14.4% of the needed amount. I could look at this number and be discouraged, but truth be told for everything I did in February I’m feeling pretty good.
There are more important things than paying down debt, and the same is true of getting out of your 9 to 5 job. I’m moving forward, I may make less or more next month and the month after but as long as I’m putting as much effort into things as I possibly can than I feel good about getting these numbers up to show everyone.
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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