great thing about doing side hustles to generate extra income is that you can
hustle on your own terms. The more hard
work, time, and creative effort you put in, the more extra money you can make. You can hustle as little or as much as you
want, whenever you want. It’s your extra
money, and you can choose how you want to spend it. Instead of focusing on what ideas don’t apply
to you, try focusing on different side hustle ideas that you can implement to
work for your situation.
Instead of complaining about not having enough
money, go out and hustle for it!
to May! Did everyone have a good
little man has been developing his motor skills very rapidly. He’s now crawling all over the place and just
starting to try standing up. Daycare has
been very good for him to interact with other adults and children on a daily
basis. Pretty soon our boy is going to
start running around. We continue to
regularly make deposits into his 529 college savings account – one day he will
appreciate that we set aside this fund for him to cover his higher education
expenses. Side hustles help bring us
extra income we can use to invest for our son’s future. Being a parent is the hardest job, but it's also the best and most rewarding job I've ever had.
past month was extremely busy for both of us. We’ve both been slammed at work and mostly
feeling exhausted. Months like this make
us both realize that we don’t want to work full time until we’re 65. Spending time with family and friends help us
balance our work and our lives.
you’re tired, it’s difficult to make time to go to the gym. Our dog Abby helps us do a little bit of
exercise daily. She goes on walks at
least 3-4 times a day, 2 of them longer (~20min) and 2 of them shorter (~7 min). It feels refreshing to go for a morning run
every day. I’m thankful to have my dog
keep me motivated to get out of bed early and go jogging. I’m also thankful that Abby gets along very
well with our son, despite him trying to pull on her fur.
been doing a fair amount of remodeling on our home lately. We spend a good portion of our time at home
and want to keep it in good shape. We
are having much of our wood exterior replaced with stucco and having our house
repainted at the same time. This $8,000+
expense will freshen up our place and make our home much more durable for the future. We are on track to pay off our home in about
we’ve been keeping busy all month, we haven’t earned too much income on the
side. Here’s our monthly summary of side
income that we have generated in the previous month of April.
On 4.1, I received a PayPal deposit of $60.58
from Mr. Rebates cashback
shopping portal. Mr. Rebates is my main go to shopping portal for cash back on purchases
On 4.3, I received a $5.56 statement credit
on my AMEX Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) card from AMEX Offers (5% cash back on
purchases made from Home Depot $100 or more).
On 4.12, I received a $20 Visa Debit card from Staples for Visa gift
card purchase promotion (spend over $300 in Visa gift cards, get a $20 rebate
On 4.18, I received a $25 statement credit on
my AMEX PRG card from AMEX Offers ($25 back on purchases over $75 at Chewy.com)
On 4.29, I received a $25 statement credit on
my AMEX PRG card from AMEX Offers ($25 back on purchases of $100 or more at
I received a $5 Amazon gift card
from Swagbucks (500 points = $5 Amazon gift card)
I received $5 Amazon gift card from
4.25, I received a $5 Amazon gift
card from Pinecone Research
~5 minute survey earns 300 points, and it takes 500 points to redeem for a $5
Amazon gift card.
we received a net profit of $430
from our rental property.
On 4.1, I received a check for $600 from our temporary housemate.
credit card sign-up!
On 4.14, my wife applied for and
was approved for her own Citibank
ThankYou Premier credit card! She
will earn a sign up bonus of 40,000
ThankYou points after spending $3,000 within 3 months! While this deal isn’t as good as the 60,000
ThankYou point offer I received last year, it’s still nothing to scoff at. We figured that if we were going to be
spending a bunch of money at once, we might as well get some bonus credit card
points along the way.
side hustle income really dropped this past month. But the beauty of side hustles is that we can
always increase income if we put in more effort.
We received $136.14 worth of cash back
earned a $5 Amazon gift card from Swagbucks
earned $10 worth of Amazon gift cards
from Pinecone Research
earned $1,030 from rental income.
Rental income so far has been very steady and requires minimal effort.
this totals $1,181.14 from our side hustles for the month of April. How has your past month been?