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. While I don’t often post articles, I am committed to documenting all of my side hustle income. Here I’ll share some of what’s been going on with our lives and our side hustles.
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Welcome to June! Did you have a good May? We are about half way through 2021 already. Time sure does fly doesn’t it? We continue to work hard, make money, and try to have fun along the way. Here’s our monthly summary of side income that we have generated in the previous month of May.
On 5.11 my wife received a $10 statement credit on her AMEX Gold credit card. This card offers a $10 dining credit every month on select restaurants such as Cheesecake Factory or Shake Shack.
On 5.11, my wife received a $20 statement credit on her AMEX Gold credit card from AMEX Offers. This was for $20 back on $100+ purchases made at Wayfair. We bought some furniture.
On 5.14, my wife received a $30 statement credit on her AMEX Platinum card. This was for $30 off $30 on purchases made with PayPal checkout.
On 5.22, I received a $4.20 cash back statement credit on my Citibank ThankYou Preferred credit card.
On 5.23, I received a $0.18 cash back statement credit on my AMEX SimplyCash Business credit card.
On 5.24, I received a $0.41 cash back statement credit on my AMEX SimplyCash Business credit card.
On 5.29, my wife received a $22.63 statement credit on her AMEX Platinum card. This was for their Saks Fifth Avenue credit, which offers up to $100 ($50 per 6 months) credit on purchases made at Saks.
On 5.31, I received a $25 statement credit on my AMEX SimplyCash business credit card from AMEX Offers. This was for $25 cash back on purchases over $500.
We did not receive any rental income this month because our tenants are currently having financial difficulty. We are giving them some time to get back on better financial footing. The pandemic has been hard on their income streams. This is one of the risks of rental property investing - consistent income is not guaranteed.
On 5.7, I received a $5 Amazon gift card from The Vision Council for completing a survey.
On 5.17, I received a $30 check from My Impact Network for completing a survey.
On 5.18, I received a $40 virtual Visa credit card from E-Rewards Medical for completing a survey.
On 5.19, I received a $35 virtual Visa credit card from E-Rewards Medical for completing a survey.
On 5.24, my wife received a $25 Gap gift card for completing a survey through Gap.
On 5.26, I received a $50 direct deposit from GLG Survey for completing a survey.
On 5.6, I received a $1 Amazon gift card from MyPoints.
On 5.14, I received a cash payment of $1.01 for recycling a small bag of plastic water bottles and aluminum beer cans.
We earned $112.42 from cash back income
We earned $185 for completing online surveys
We earned $2.01 of miscellaneous income
We earned $20 of sales income
All of this totals $319.43 from our side hustles for the month of May! We took a hit to our side hustle this month due to missed rental income payment. With a large emergency fund, we are not stressing about this missing income yet. That may change in the future. For now we continue to enjoy our journey towards financial freedom. Our finances and investments are automated. And we keep growing our points and miles stash in anticipation of future international travel. Keep hustling!