Online hustle report time!
My online hustle report is where I divulge the income earned during the prior month. All income I report is money that has actually made it to my checking account. I’ll include expenses paid out of these earnings. These reports will not include taxes I owe. I set aside 30 percent to cover taxes owed.
Now some of you may be wondering what happened in March. There was no update but I can assure you I was working. I just hadn’t received payment yet. I did a ton in March and I did a ton in April and it has definitely started to pay off!
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April 2016 Online Hustle Report Income
User Testing: $0
Freelance Writing: $900
Blog Comment Management: $54
Debt Fairy Godmother: $50.00 (Yes, I’m totally serious)
Etsy Fees: $1.00
Client Connection Fees: $52.00
Total Monthly Income After Expenses = $942
I’ve also secured more work going into May so I’m definitely hopeful I’ll be able to match or top this month. Fingers crossed for me, okay?
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Here were my goals for March. Let’s see how they turned out…
Goal 1: Pay off the remainder of credit card bill and maternity bill.
No more bills ya’ll! I wish that were actually the case, but you know you gotta keep the power and water running, but at least there’s no more credit cards and hospital bills. I paid about $1,600 total to get these paid off and rejoiced when I got the receipts in the mail indicating I had a zero balance.
Goal 2: Find a new laptop
I am typing away on my new laptop. I was able to get an incredible deal and I charged it on my Dell card for additional savings. Dell thought they were about to get those little measly payments each month but I already had the money in my savings so that baby was paid in full before the bill hit the mail!
Goal 3: Read one financial book
I read one financial book and all I can say is wait for the review. It may piss a couple of folks off, but I feel if you get pissed off about it, it’s because you’re not really here reading to change your finances. Those who are really looking for a change and wanting to do better with their money will enjoy the refreshing point of view that I will share this month. Stay tuned.
Goal 4: Pitch at least one potential client each week (2 freelance writing opportunities and 2 blog commenting opportunities)
Ahem. Nope and nope. I did get more work but it wasn’t because I was out on the web pitching. I just happened to get lucky and have a few people approach me. That leaves much to be desired in this area and it’s something I want to improve on but I seriously just haven’t found the time. Between working for my clients and putting out content here, I’ve been busy up to my eyeballs.
I’m actually considering hiring a VA to help with my social media tasks. So if you know anyone please tell them to holler at me. Also, I’m still available for some more projects. If you are anyone you know are looking for a writer for your site or someone to handle your blog comments, check out my hire me page and let’s discuss your needs today!
Related Reading: How to Land Freelance Writing Clients
Goals for May:
- Finish LAAB’s content for June. May is in the bag already and I’m trying to stay a month ahead.
- Possibly hire a VA to help with social media, particularly Pinterest. Gotta look at my budget. I can’t believe I’m already at the point where I need to create a budget for my online business. Amazing what can happen in a few months!
- Read one personal finance book.
- Rework our household budget. We just refinanced our mortgage, changed insurance carriers, dropped a warranty and a few other expenses so it’s time to create a new household budget.
- Determine one blogging goal to focus on for 3 months. I’ll share whatever goal I decide in next month’s hustle report.
Places I’ve Published:
Can You Really Get Ahead With Extra Income? – Frugal Rules
Do You Really Need Credit? – My Fab Finance
6 Lessons College Students Should Know About Credit Cards – Huffington Post
What Your College Student Should Know Abou Credit – Huffington Post
Wrapping Thangs Up
This month has been very rewarding and I’m so pleased with my growth so far. It’s exciting to finally be rewarded for my efforts and be able to earn extra income to contribute towards those pesky student loans. This summer I will finally be able to provide debt repayment updates so stay tuned for that.
That’s it for me, folks! Now I want to hear from you!
How was your side hustle income last month? Did you meet your goals?
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