How I made $1,136.50 this month + locked in $2,000 for next month

In September, I set a challenge to make and save an extra $2,020 by the end of the year as a way to beat the recession. Last month, I made $2,704, this month had some significant issues where I was in and out of the hospital. So it’s a little different.

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Airtasker – $885

This was an assortment of tasks from delivering flyers to some gardening. However, once my heart started having significant issues, I had to stop. So the only work I pitch for on Airtasker now is remote e.g. marketing.

Check out my full post on how to make money with Airtasker for more information.

Bank Bonus – $30

Up Bank $10 and $20 from 86400 through 2 friends. With 86400, it is all online, you get a blue card and it’s easy to use. They offer a $20 sign up bonus with the code S7VL6WF.

Up Bank is all online too, I’ve used them for longer and overseas. They offer $5 when you sign up and $5 when you use the card 5 times in the first month.

Odd Jobs – $220

Someone I did a gig for on Airtasker then referred me to a friend for an odd job. Also, setting up a bedroom and now I have been asked to do some work with a senior citizen which will be casual but ongoing. I enjoy it, learn so much from them and it doesn’t feel like work.

Collecting Cans/Bottles – $1.50

Not huge money but every bit counts. I always have a basket or bag with me and pick up bottles and can as I walk around. We’ve always picked up rubbish on beaches and other wildlife areas anyway (carefully) or when diving so collecting bottles and cans is easy.

Since it is something that can be done with no effort while I am doing something else, it makes sense.

$2,000 for next month

This morning a 1-week gig for a new business was locked in for $2,000. Totally different to what I’d normally do but there is potential for ongoing work from there too so we will see.

Plus I can do my regular work at the same time! So it’s an extra amazing one but I can’t share many details unfortunately.

What Didn’t Work

Obviously, the heart issues threw a spanner in the works. I had issues with payments from 2 gigs so stopped ongoing work with them. Because of my health issues, I really didn’t focus as much on making money this month.

Instead, it’s been more budgeting, planning and acting on small opportunities. We have big plans for the future which are all coming together so side gigs are less of a focus but still fun to track.

Plans for next month

I have quite a few doctors appointments taking up a chunk of time now. The hospital is about an hour from me so each time I have to go in, it’s about 3 hours or so. Due to my heart murmur, gestational diabetes and other pregnancy issues, I am being monitored closely.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t make money on the side!

I posted about making and saving money even when you are sick here. This coming month, I’ll be doing more from home/bed such as online surveys (check out Australia’s best ones here), Airtasker and other marketing, I have a website I am prepping to sell and will see what else comes up.

Check out how I made $33,277 on the side in 12 months and 43 ways for single mums to make money. And our eBook 99 side hustles which outlines ideas, how to get started, how to market and make more!

How are you making extra money?

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