Hi Friends! May was a great month for Jayme and I, we didn’t hit our goal of $2,000 but we still did really great. We were able to bring in $11,195.38 of income and $1,400.48 of that was from side hustle! 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!
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 ($44,039 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 May Side Hustles from largest to smallest!
Here is how I made $1,400.48 this month!
YouTube Ads: $435.59
May was a really exciting month on YouTube, I made a big and scary switch of going from 5 videos a week down to 3 so that I can focus more on the quality of my videos, research and editing. Two of my top videos this month were How We Save More Than 56% Of Our Income – Financial Independence and How to Shop at ALDI | Tips and Tricks for SAVING MONEY! The #DebtFreeCommunity and weight loss community are so incredible and MOTIVATING!!
Affiliate Marketing: $374.21
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. My 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 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!
Making Sense of Cents Course: $204.88
Built Bars: $50
Yes, I am 30 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!
YouTube and Money Coaching: $160.00
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.
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!
Mystery Shopping: $87.25
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: $47.00
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, Vacation Budget Template and Wedding Budget Template, all are currently $5! I have some more ideas of future templates and pintables but let me know if you have any requests!
Capital One 360 Bonus: $40.00
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 $1,400 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!