Hi, Friends! April was a lucrative month for us and flew by so fast! I honestly can’t believe we are still in quarantine but thankful that we have a safe home to spend it in.
I am using this quarantine to FINALLY complete my How to Save Money on Groceries course that will be launched in the next couple of weeks. Click here to sign up for my weekly newsletter where you will be one of the first people to know when it’s launched as well as a discount code!
We brought in $12,104.20 (including stimulus checks) – $1,379.57 of that was from side hustle income!
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Side hustle income is a large part of the financial success we’ve enjoyed over the last couple of years. We’ve paid off debt, cash flowed our wedding and new-to-me car and saved a down payment on our first home. Without a side hustle all of those wins wouldn’t have been possible.
Each month I’ll share my different side hustles, how much they earned and if I’ve dabbled in any new ones.
My April Side Hustles from largest to smallest:
Here is how I made $1,379.57 this month.
Affiliate Marketing: $644.34
Affiliate Marketing is a fun side hustle. I’m passionate about who and what I support and always vet all companies that I believe in. The most recent companies I have endorsed are:
A couple months ago I decided to invest more into my YouTube channel and started hiring Thumbnail Wizard to create my thumbnails for me. Not only are they incredible but they have really increased my views. If you are a YouTuber, I HIGHLY recommend investing in Thumbnail Wizard to create your thumbnails for you.
• Fetch Rewards: $264.50
• Amazon: $78.03
• CIT Bank: 80.00
• Credit Sesame: 66.00
• Built Bars: $69.00
• Thumbnail Wizard: $45.00
• Rakuten/Ebates: $27.22
YouTube Ads: $559.11
My videos this month were:
I’m now selling Monthly Excel Budget Templates and Spending Analysis Templates that work in Google Sheets! Soon all of my templates will be available in Excel and Google Sheets.
The templates available in my Etsy shop are:
• Monthly Excel Budget Template – Available in Excel and Google Sheets
• Annual Budget Template – Available in Excel
• Vacation Budget Template – Available in Excel
• Wedding Budget Template – Available in Excel
• Spending Analysis Template– Available in Excel and Google Sheets
• Homebrew Coffee Money Savings Challenge – PDF Printable
• 52 Week Money Savings Challenge – PDF Printable
Let me know if you have any requests! Even more templates are dropping soon, so stay tuned!
Robinhood Referral Stock: $78.92
I’ve been contributing to my Roth IRA and 401(k) for years, but haven’t explored outside of those two accounts. Until now.
Six months ago I started researching M1 Finance and Robinhood. Both are incredible investing apps, especially for beginners. When you sign up with Robinhood you get a free stock as do I, so it’s a win-win for both!
As you can see, my dividends are low for the month of April, but honestly, I’m excited to see this!
Investing in Dividend Stocks through M1 Finance and Robinhood are an incredible way to make passive income in the long run. Most dividends are paid quarterly so receiving a few monthly dividends is an unexpected surprise. I am growing my portfolio by $500-$1,000 every month.
I am blown away by how I was able to make over $1,500 from side hustle income this month. The majority of that income came from you and your support. Thank you for watching my YouTube videos, reading this blog, sharing my content and clicking on my affiliate links.
It truly means the world to me!
Up Next! My Recent Money Fight – Who WON?
I’m going to preface this blog by saying that sharing this is outside my comfort zone. I want to start sharing more about my personal life rather than straight, sometimes let’s admit, boring facts on how to invest or how to save money on your groceries. All I ask is that you please give me grace as you read along.
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Ways I save money:
• Fetch Rewards is a free grocery savings app that rewards you just for snapping pictures of your receipts. That’s really it. Free gift cards on groceries on thousands of products every day, no matter where you get your groceries. Just scan your receipts and get gift cards from places like Amazon, Target, Ulta, Applebees. Use code QHKBH to earn 2,000 points ($2)!
• Rakuten/Ebates: Rakuten is my to go way to earn Cash Back from over 2,500 stores like Macy’s, Amazon, Sephora, Walmart and much more. Join Rakuten today for free, and you’ll get a $10 Cash Bonus to get you started! Every three months, you’ll get a Big Fat Check in the mail or a PayPal payment just for shopping.
• CIT Bank offers CDs and savings accounts that provide a safe, secure way to grow your savings. With the CIT Bank No-Penalty CD, you get the security of an 11 month CD with no withdrawal penalty seven days or later after funds have been received.
• M1 Finance is an easy to use brokerage platform that allows you to invest in Fractional Shares and auto reinvest!
• Webull Get 2 Free Stocks on WeBull when you deposit $100 (Valued up to $1400).
• Glasses USA Save money by buying your prescription glasses, contacts or prescription sunglasses online. They have an easy to use virtual mirror so you can see what they look like on and carry tons of name brands up to 65% off your first pair.
• Budget Templates: Excel budget templates with pre-populated categories and formulas to keep you on track with hitting your financial goals.