How I make extra money: April 2012

Every month, I keep track of how I make extra money. My goal for 2012 is to make $2,500 in side hustle income so we can finally go on a honeymoon and also attend our friend’s wedding in Cancun in October. All side hustle money is saved in a separate account, that will go toward travel expenses.

In January 2012, I made $515.41
In February 2012, I made $891.34
In March 2012, I made $636.26
In April 2012, I made $740.76

How I made extra money:

Blog advertising: $465.04
Staff writing for other blogs: $220
Mystery shopping: $307.79
Work Mileage: $62.02
Surveys: $3

TOTAL: $1057.85
Mystery Shop Fees: -242.09
Blog Fees: -$75
NET TOTAL: $740.76

My total for the year is $2783.77!! I met my goal for the year in four months!

This is absolutely nuts. I honestly am still shocked thinking about how I’ve been able to pull together this side hustle. I am obviously very happy with the outcome, and even if it were to completely stop tomorrow, I’d still be happy with how much I’ve accomplished.

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20 thoughts on “How I make extra money: April 2012

  1. Rob
    August 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Just currious but where does your advertising come from? Do they contact you, are you part of a group?

    Noticed you made almost nothing from Adsense, interesting

    Thanks rob

  2. May 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    oh wow lady…you are doing great…congrats!

  3. Liquid
    May 1, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Nice, that’s quite a lot of side income. I have a part time job that brings in some extra money each month as well.

  4. May 1, 2012 at 4:24 am

    That is awesome! Good job. Are you going to raise the bar for the rest of the year? Keep it going. That’s a very nice side hustle you got.

  5. Emily
    April 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I hope you are booking plane tickets pronto to celebrate Eric’s recovery & being married!!!

  6. April 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Congrats on reaching your goal for the year in only 4 months, that’s so awesome. So, now that you’ve killed it, are you going to shoot for $10,000 for this year?

  7. April 30, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Baller!!! I need to get on this in the summer for reals.

  8. April 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    AH! Awesome girl! Way! To! Go!

  9. April 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Congratulations, this is inspiring! Will you create any new goals to maintain your side-hustle momentum?

  10. April 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

    This is awesome!!! Congrats! That’s a ton of money 🙂 Were the mystery shop fees because you had to pay upfront? Interested to hear more about em. Also what types of shops did you do this month? I always get too lazy to do mystery shops!

  11. April 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Way to go!! Now that you have met your goal for the trip, what will your side hustle earnings go to next?

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  12. April 30, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Congratulations! You’ve done really well, bet you can’t wait for those trips!

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