How to make $3,062 on the side
Each month I share updates on what I am doing to make money on the side. At the start of the year, I switched focus and honed in on my business. I also enrolled to study a Diploma of Counselling. As such, side hustles took a back seat. That said, I still made decent amounts with very little effort each month. You can find all my side hustle updates here.
Freelance writing – $1,100
This is one of the things I do as part of my business and I have regular clients which are not included here. The $1,100 was for a couple of interviews I did which were turned into articles. Freelance writing is something you can do but I recommend doing a course, using Grammar.ly and creating a great profile. Find out more about freelance writing, how to do it and which sites pay here.
Referrals – $725
I only included direct referral bonuses from friends where I have recommended something and we both get a bonus. Separately to affiliate links or referrals on this site which is classed as business income, these referrals are people I deal with in real life and the codes were sent via SMS, messenger or similar.
The most common ones I got referrals for were:
Raiz (get $2.50 to join here)
Spaceship (an app and using my code KTRAVERS9DU you get $20 to start)
Car Next Door (get $15 off your first trip here)
HelloFresh (get $50 off your first box here).
Quite a few mums I know wanted to know about online surveys (I have the best Australian ones listed here) and ING gives $25 when you sign up with a new Everyday Account with the code CNW116.
Lastly, Marley Spoon, where you can get $35 off your first box.
Find more deals in this list of freebies.
Check everything you are signed up to, see which ones have referral codes and recommend them to friends and family. Don’t spam them, but if they ask, let them know.
Money we found – $3.70
Not technically a side hustle but I find it interesting to track how much cash we randomly find on the street. This month we found 10 cents in the gutter walking home, $1.50 in an old jacket and $2.10 out the front of our house.
Cash Rewards – $514.12
I hadn’t checked this for a while but with our move, there were a few things including a mattress I bought, all of which had a percentage or set amount back with Cash Rewards. In October I cashed out $514.12! You can sign up here for free, make sure you add it to your toolbar in Chrome and download the app to get the most benefit.
$100 gift card
This was such a lovely surprise. My sister and I were featured in an article and were both sent a $100 gift card each. I haven’t spent mine but I did post about it on Instagram and have a few ideas.
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This came today! It was a wonderful surprise. What would you do with a bonus $100? #debtfreecommunity #bonus #giftcard #freebie #thethriftyissue #barefootinvestor #ozdebtfree #budgets #makemoney #sidegig #present #frugalliving #frugaltips #moneysmart #moneytips #aussiesofinstagram #melbourneblogger #financeblogger #fincon #financialdomination #fire #financialfreedom
Selling things – $619.58
Previously, I did this full time and made over $10,000. Due to travelling, moving house and other commitments, it wasn’t practical to continue so I scaled it back. This month I listed a couple of items I no longer wear and made $619.58. If you want to know how to make thousands buying things to resell, read this.
Plans for November
I’m getting close to finishing my Diploma, just have a bunch of prac to do and my additional electives. As such, I started applying for jobs and start one this month which will limit what I do as side hustles. I bought a car too, so lots of changes recently.
However, I’m also running an ultimate money makeover for the month sharing a lot about how I do things in my budget. Everything from housing and groceries through to beauty and entertainment is being covered. Check out the details here.
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Big changes the last 3 months resulting in a completely different lifestyle. I miss my city lifestyle but my kids are ecstatic about our new one. . . Moved from a small apartment in the city to a large house in a fantastic suburb to get my daughters into the high school we want for them. We now have amazing neighbours, a close network, fruit trees, massive yard, pets etc. . . I’ve wanted a career change for a while and start a new job this week! I’ll still have The Thrifty Issue but I am so excited to be doing something else! I’m part way through my diploma of counselling and this new job is training me in a bunch of other stuff so I’ll have more certifications. It’s in disability with my training at Monash hospital 😊 . . . Lastly, picked up a new to me car yesterday! A little Hyundai i30, owned by a grandma, fantastic condition and perfect for our lifestyle. I loved not having a car for so long but where we live now and things we do, a car is essential. . . So many changes! What’s changed in your life lately? #debtfreecommunity #thethriftyissue #debtfreeliving #frugalliving #ozdebtfreecommunity #barefootinvestor #lmbdw #mumswithhustle #careerchange #lifestyleblogger #financialfreedom #financialblogger #budget #budgetmum #frugalmum #moneysaving #moneytips #moneysmart #careergoals #lifegoals #newme #projectme
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