Last month I decided to join an Extra Income Challenge hosted by Lance at Money Manifesto. Why would you challenge yourself to make extra money? The answer is actually pretty simple: Earning more money is awesome. Extra income allows you to do things you wouldn’t normally be able to do. Maybe it’s going out for happy hour or buying a new pair of shoes. Or maybe you could be extra responsible and put that money towards savings or paying off debt : ) In any case, earning extra income is a way to get ahead in life.
My goal was to earn $50 in extra income. Not a lot of extra money, I know. Many fellow bloggers make hundreds of dollars in extra income each month. Seriously, I don’t know how they do it all. Sometimes I get a little self conscious about how much extra money I make. I have to remind myself that blogging isn’t a competition. This blog is about recording our journey to paying off debt. It’s about celebrating the victories and learning from our mistakes. This blog is about being part of a community that is striving to live better. Am I right?
Did I reach My Goal?
I met my goal and actually surpassed my goal. I made $165 of extra income during November. I tripled what I was hoping to make!! Here’s how I made the money:
$33- Freelance Writing
I was really hoping to land a new gig or two this month. I emailed with a few potential clients but unfortunately nothing came to fruition. That’s just how things go sometimes. The point is, I tried. I am very thankful for the writing I was able to do this month. I really love being creative and writing so getting a paid gig is really a double bonus for me : ) If you are looking for some content, please feel free to send me an email!
$32 – Selling tweets with Izea
I initially signed up for an account with Izea several months ago after DC from Young Adult Money told me about them. I didn’t really get serious about using them until this month. I finally realized that Izea is a great way to make some money. If you are looking for a really easy way to start making extra money, I highly recommend signing up for an account. I actually sold one tweet for $15! That is my record selling price so far. Most of my tweets fall in the $3 – 5 range.
$100 – sign up bonus for a Capital One 360 account
This was a completely unexpected income earning opportunity for me. I had no idea abou this promotion until I read about on Debt Roundup. I knew I couldn’t refuse. I love it when making extra money is easy. To be completely honest, making extra money is challenging. It requires a lot of time and effort to find the right opportunity. When easy income like this comes around you must seize the opportunity.
Everyday I’m hustlin’
I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to make extra money. It’s fun and I enjoy the challenge. Every extra dollar I make is a dollar closer to debt freedom. This goal motivates me to seize every opportunity that comes my way. Now that we are in December, I will continue to be on the lookout for new income opportunities. However, I will be focusing a lot of my energy on my tax prep business this month. I need to make sure that I have all my ducks in a row before I open up shop this spring. It’s already been a very busy month!