Hi Friends! This is my 3rd month doing my side hustle updates and it was my 3rd month in a row making over $1,000 in side hustle.
Side hustle was a huge part of paying off my debt, cash flowing my wedding, cashing flowing my new (to me) car, now that those are in the past I still use side hustle to hit my new financial goals!
Each month I will share with you my side hustles, how they went and if I started any new ones, which I actually did this month!
Now for what you have been waiting for! My December Side Hustles from largest to smallest!
Here is how I made $1,101.41 this month!
YouTube Ads: $380.59
November was my biggest month on Youtube yet, I know I said that month but I surpassed last month by $34! YouTube was a HUGE jump for me and surprisingly has become a huge passion of mine and has become an incredible business. I have made a goal to reach 15,000 subscribers by the end of 2018, I not only met my goal but surpassed it with ending the year at 15,578 subscribers! The #DebtFreeCommunity and weight loss community are so incredible and MOTIVATING!!
I had a record-breaking month with Ebates as well! I did almost all of my Christmas shopping through Ebates and it definitely paid off! Ebates is my favorite tool to make money online from purchases that I am already going to spend. They have a Chrome Plugin with a pop up that says “Would you like to activate 5% CASH BACK?” … Ummm YES PLEASE!! At the end of the quarter they add up all of your cash back and send a nice deposit to your checking account OR they have a list of stores that you can choose from with an EXTRA 5-15% cash back in the form of an e-gift card to that store!
Yes, I am 29 years old but I still think babysitting is a great side hustle, word can spread fast and quickly grow to the point where you have to turn down jobs!
Affiliate Marketing: $92.12
Affiliate Marketing is a really fun side hustle but it can also be challenging. I am very passionate about who and what I support and always vet all companies that I support. My most recent companies that I have endorsed are TeamiTea, an incredible tea with so many health benefits and now they have expanded to a whole skincare line! Use BUDGET18 for 18% off your order! As well as Built Bars, which are a protein bar that has 15g of protein in each bar and only 3 SP on Weight Watchers Freestyle. Use FIAB2019 for $10 off your order.
At the beginning of October, I decided to take the plunge and open my own Etsy shop! I am now selling Excel Budget templates and Excel wedding budget templates, both for $5 each! I have some more ideas of future templates and printables but let me know if you have any requests!
Mystery Shopping: $40.25
Mystery Shopping a fairly new side hustle to me of about 3-4 months. It was a little scary at first trying to remember all of the questions I have to ask and remember everyone’s name but now I can be in and out in 10 minutes with an extra $8-$20 in my pocket per shop!
YouTube and Money Coaching: $35.00
I’ve been approached by a couple people wanting to start a YouTube channel but afraid to take the jump or have a million questions now that they have a channel. They asked if I would be willing to do skype coaching calls and decided to give it a whirl! I started my YouTube channel in April of 2016 and have learned quite a lot of what to do and not do in the past couple of years.
Amazon Affiliates: $32.76
Affiliating marketing is one my new favorite ways to make an income by just directing people to use my Amazon Link! When someone purchases through my link it doesn’t cost them anymore but I receive a VERY SMALL percent of their sale … yes its small but it all adds up, right?!
Capital One 360: $25.00
Capital One 360 is where I keep all of my sinking funds. It’s a great fee-free checking or savings account with a 1.0% annual percentage! Sign up here and receive a $25 bonus for opening an account!
Coworker’s Lunch: $23.00
This side hustle was not something I thought would ever happen but it came from my calling out my coworker on his spending so much on eating out and making bad food decisions. I told him that I would make extra of my weekly meal prep for him and he would save so much money… well he put his money where my mouth is and took my up on it! Each week I tell him what I am making for meal prep and he tells me how many meals he wants that week, typically is 3-5 meals. I charge him the cost of the groceries and round up a couple dollars so I can make some money. It doesn’t take me any more effort (except for trying to find extra matching Tupperware lids) to make his meals and it’s a win-win for both of us. The first month he was BLOWN AWAY at how much money he was spending on eating out and how much he was able to put towards his credit cards!!
Wow I am blown away at how I was able to make over $1,000 as side hustle this month and a ton of it came from YOU!! Thank you so much for supporting me through watching my YouTube videos, reading this blog, sharing my content and clicking on my affiliate links. It truly means the world to me!