The 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.
Once a month (usually on the 1st), I like to post a short summary of our personal and financial situation for the previous month. Here I’ll share some of what’s been going on with our lives and our side hustles.
Welcome to December, did everyone have a good November? It was a month filled with Thanksgiving gatherings with our family, friends, and colleagues. I let my guard down this time of the year and eat lots of delicious unhealthy foods (especially sweets).
We took our last vacation as a family of three before our new baby arrives later this month. We spent 4 days and 3 nights in Carlsbad to visit Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium. Most of the time was spent chasing our son around the amusement park.
Our son continues to grow up so fast. It’s amazing how quickly he is learning now. He is like a sponge, soaking up everything he hears. He is starting to say 3 word sentences. He knows his alphabet, can count up to 20, knows his months of the year, and is learning how to properly say the days of the week.
Our son continues to love exploring the neighborhood. He loves touching the grass, flowers, and leaves.
He just learned that limes come in different colors.
He’s growing so fast.
Here’s our monthly summary of side income that we have generated in the previous month of November.
On 11.1, I received a $0.90 deposit into my Discover Cashback Checking account. New Discover Cashback Checking eliminates the previous 10 cent per transaction benefits of the checking account and converts it into a straight 1% cash back debit card. It won’t be as fun earning 10 cents back on micro transactions and checks cleared. However, this may open up some extra cash back options since I might be about to pay our mortgage with a debit card and no fees.
On 11.24, I received 2 checks for $35 each from E-Rewards Medical totaling $70 for survey income.
On 11.30, I received a $40 Virtual Visa debit card from E-Rewards Medical for completing an online survey
On 11.5, we received a net profit of $475 from our rental property. Our tenants were late on their rent payment and they had to pay $45 in late fees. This happens every now and then. They are still great tenants and we hope they stay with us long term.
On 11.21, I received a $100 direct deposit into our checking account from Commission Junction for income generated by the website. We appreciate your support.
In other news, I was walking my dog and bumped into my neighbor who was about to take his unused mountain bike to the dump. It was in great condition and I could not let such a beautiful bike go to waste. I asked if I could take the bike off his hands and I scored a free mountain bike!
We earned $0.90 cash back
I earned $110 from paid surveys
I earned $100 from income generated by this website
We earned $475 from rental income
All of this totals $685.90 from our side hustles for the month of November. It’s been a busy month so we haven’t been able to bring in as much side hustle income as in previous months. We are expecting more side income next month. Can you believe 2017 is almost over? What have you done to bring in extra money?