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October 2018 Side Hustle Report – $1,214.57

Hi Friends! Happy fall yall! Here in Florida, we have finally had a couple days in the 70s with no humidity which is absolutely amazing! Last month I made a total of $636.75 in side hustles which I was very proud of. But since I am an over achiever…. In October I DOUBLED IT!! I made a total of $1,214.57 in side hustles! I am really trying to end 2018 strong.

As I was filming my mid-month budget update I made a spur of the moment decision to set a goal of making $1,000 in side hustle that month. At that time I was at $565.46 so I had to almost double that! As soon as I finished recording I thought to myself “Kelly, how are you going to hit that goal?? That is way too high!!” and the doubt set it…. But boy was I wrong! 10 minutes later I received a call for a babysitting job, I don’t think I’ve ever said yes so fast! I knew that would be at least another $100-$200 in one night…DONE! The rest of the month Jayme and I worked together to hustle!

I like sharing the breakdown of my side hustles with you because it really shows how it all adds up very quickly. Little side jobs here and there may not seem like a lot but when you add it up it really makes a huge difference!

Now for what you have been waiting for! My October Side Hustles from smallest to largest!

Here is how I made $1,214.57 this month! 

TeamiTea: $10.09 

TeamiTea has completely changed my view on tea. I never used to drink it unless I was sick. I love that Teami can be enjoyed either hot or iced. Since I live in Florida I usually make it iced and add some pineapple juice.

Teami has also expanded to a skincare line. I was sent some Teami Repair skin oil this past month. Oh my goodness!! This skin oil is absolutely incredible, after a couple weeks applying it before bed I can already see a difference in my acne scars and my face is much less oily during the day. Even though I am in my late 20s I still struggle with acne and oily skin but what they said really is true, the only way to fight oil is with oil!

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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 havesome more ideas of future templates and printables but let me know if you have any requests!

Coworker’s Lunch: $42.00 

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 me 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!! 

Amazon Affiliates: $42.59

Affiliating marketing is one of my new favorite ways to make an income by just directing people to use my Amazon Link! When someone purchases through my link I finished 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?!

Mystery Shopping: $87.50 

As I mentioned above, it’s amazing how little amounts and side hustles don’t seem like much but add up to a lot over time, that’s exactly how I feel about mystery shopping. When I am applying to shops I often don’t think it’s worth it for only $6-15 a pop but when I see a deposit for over $50 come in that thought process totally changes. These small shops can really add up quick if you are doing a few of them every week or even day!

YouTube Coaching: $135.00

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.

Babysitting: $170.00

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! The $250 was from 2 nights of babysitting watching the cutest 5-year-old redhead that I have ever seen! I also received about 38 “checkups” to the tune of “It’s Time For YourCheck Up” by Doc McStuffins! 

YouTube Ads: $226.07

YouTube was a HUGE jump for me and surprisingly has become a huge passion of mine and has become an incredible business. This month I passed 14,000 and on track to hit my goal of 15,000 subscribers by the end of 2018! The #DebtFreeCommunity and weight loss community are so incredible and MOTIVATING!! 

Misc.: $478.32

Jayme has had an old computer sitting under his desk for almost a year now and has procrastinating selling it. I told him that in order for us to upgrade to the new iPhone XS we needed to get that computer SOLD! That was all the motivation he needed! After shipping and seller fees on eBay he made a profit of $458.32.

I don’t really think this next one is a side hustle but I had nowhere else to put it so here it is! My company had a 50/50 raffle to raise money for a local organization and the president of my company won the raffle. He decided to “make it rain” and threw out over $200 in 20’s. I was able to grab one of those 20s in the most chaotic 20 seconds of my life! So, $20 added to side hustle! Whoop Whoop!

Thank you! 

Wow, I am blown away at how I was able to make over $1200 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!

Let me know if there are any side hustles that you would like me to try out and review!

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