Hi Friends! March was a record-breaking month for Jayme and I. We were able to bring in $15,813.07 and $1,531.60 of that was from side hustle! One of the reasons why it was such a high month for us was because it was a 3 paycheck month. If you would like to watch our full budget breakdown on where all of our income came from and where it all went be sure to watch our budget report card video on my YouTube channel! I also recently put out a video on how to budget for a 3 paycheck month, click here to watch!
In 2019 I am really working on reinvesting in myself and my business, I jumped in head first and took my first course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing which I feel like brought my business to a whole new level. If you are wanting to learn how to make money blogging or on YouTube, this is definitely the class for you. It is 100% worth it!
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 save for a down payment on our first home ($33,439 currently saved)!
Each month I will share with you my side hustles, how they went and if I started any new ones!
Now for what you have been waiting for! My March Side Hustles from largest to smallest!
Here is how I made $1,531.60 this month!
Affiliate Marketing: $509.24
Affiliate Marketing is a really fun side hustle, I took a course this month called Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing and it really taught me a lot on how to expand my brand and knowledge of how to do affiliate marketing correctly. I am very passionate about who and what I support and always vet all companies that I support. The most recent companies that I have endorsed are Built Bars, which are a protein bar that has 15g of protein in each bar and only 3 SP on Weight Watchers Freestyle. Use code freedominabudget for 10% off your order and free shipping. As well as 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!
Built Bars: $422.00
Teami Tea: $23.42
YouTube Ads: $365.48
March was another record breaking month on YouTube yet. One of my top videos for the month was ULTIMATE FRUGAL HACKS & HABITS + WAYS WE LIVE FRUGALLY TO SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS which is currently sitting at 30,000 views! The #DebtFreeCommunity and weight loss community are so incredible and MOTIVATING!!
I have been using Ebates for years, this month I hit $1,100 in total cash back received!! Ebates is my favorite tool to make money online from purchases that I am already going to spend. On January 1st Jayme and I went down to Miami to play with a baby tiger (watch the vlog here), I remembered at the last minute to check to see if they had a
Not only did we get a 20% discount for purchasing our tickets through Groupon but
Mystery Shopping: $113.70
Mystery Shopping has become one of my favorite side hustles, I feel like a Personal Investigator that gets free product! 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 15 minutes with an extra $6-$15 in my pocket per shop!
Coworker’s Lunch: $105.00
I have been making lunches for one of my coworkers for a couple months now. It is so simple to make a couple extra servings of the lunches I am already preparing for myself. This past month I received a new client and am now making lunches for three coworkers! I’ve gotten a lot of questions as to how much I charge, how I prep the food, how I advertise; I made a video answering all of your questions How I Made a Side Hustle of Meal Prepping for My Coworkers.
At the beginning of October, I decided to take the plunge and open my own Etsy shop! I am now selling my Excel Budget template, annual budget template and Excel wedding budget template, all are currently ON SALE for $4 each in celebration of my 30th birthday!! I have some more ideas of future templates and pintables but let me know if you have any requests!
YouTube and Money Coaching: $45.12
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.
I am also doing Money coaching to help people step up a budget, stay accountable and start hitting goals! I’m like a personal trainer, but for your finances!
Capital One 360 Bonus: $20.00
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!
Wow I am blown away at how I was able to make over $1,500 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!