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.
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Rideshare Income $0.00
It’s been a while since I’ve done this particular side hustle. That will change in the future but, for now still nothing.
Blog Income $0.00
Again nothing new here, though I saw a rise in blog traffic resulting in some ad revenue I only get paid out when it hits $100.
At the current rate, that could be years.
Freelance Income $601.72
This is 100% from one client. I do have other clients but only one that has regular work for me. I’m pretty happy with this client however, I would love to have a few more.
It is my goal to have my freelance income pay all my basic bills, for that it needs to be at least $1200 a month. That doesn’t cover all my bills, however with that amount and the combination of what my wife makes each month we are able to cover our basic needs.
If this income does grow to that point then rideshare, blog income, Amazon, and misc. income all become extra going towards paying down debt.
If you have any suggestions or maybe a freelance opportunity that you have please let me know by contacting me at tjphilbrook@IamTheFutureMe.com.
Amazon FBA Income $551.52 Cost $927.51
This was a rough month for Amazon.
One reason for this is that there was a hurricane at the beginning of the month that made it impossible to work on this income further. Another is that I had a problem with some inventory with Amazon, a problem that still hasn’t been resolved.
The final and most important reason is that all 927.51 of the cost was not sent in until the end of September. Meaning that inventory hasn’t even had the opportunity to sell yet. It is my hope that October is a much better month for me.
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Misc. Income $70.50
For doing absolutely nothing, this is a great amount of income.
My ultimate goal is to get all of the side income to match or surpass mine and my wife’s current 9 to 5 income.
Monthly Income Needed:$3,000
Side Income Total:$1223.74
YOY Increase: $187.78 or 18.12%
So, not a great month. Amazon was low but the rest of the income was pretty good.
I was also on vacation for 17 days and didn’t spend nearly as much time working as I typically do. That may sound like making excuses and to be honest, it is.
But, the great thing about working for yourself is that you can take time off and it’s ok because you’re the boss.
October is going to be a long and hard month. I have to implement things from the Agents Of Change conference. I also have to miss FinCon due to some personal things that came up.
Later this month I will finally launch my podcast, I will also double down on Amazon getting prepared for Q4, the most profitable time of the year.
I would love to find one more regular writing client as well this month and will send a few pitches out in hopes of doing so.
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