Summer 2012 Edition: How I make extra money online

Haven’t done one of these in a while…

Every month, I keep track of how much extra money I made through what I affectionately call “The Side Hustle.” I already met my 2012 goal by making $2,500 in side hustle income this year. I hope to double my goal, or make $5,000, by the end of the year.

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
In May 2012, I made $1,156.66
In June 2012, I made $676.49
In July and August 2012, I made $1414.35

I have made $6,031.27 in extra money this year.

How I made extra money this month:

Advertising: $35.46
Staff Writing: $925
Mystery Shopping: $56
Surveys: $6
Affiliate Sales: $85
Eric Side Hustle: $73.32

The New Side Hustle

The biggest jump in my income has been a new online job I’ve taken on. I am now the Content Coordinator for GoGirl Finance, a blog about helping women gain confidence when dealing with money. The great thing about this job is I can work on it during my off time, on weekends, and can respond to emails on my cell. I average about 10-15 hours a week, but I love the work.

This extra side hustle is now helping us pay for Eric’s schooling, save up for my upcoming schooling, pay down debt, and also save for upcoming vacations.

This summer, we were lucky enough to go to Vegas in May, Manhattan Beach for a wedding in August, and Temecula for a wine tasting trip. We wouldn’t have been able to afford these trips if we hadn’t been saving through the Side Hustle.

I no longer have a money-making goal with the Side Hustle, I am just happy that we’ve been able to stay afloat through keeping an eye open for opportunities.

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13 thoughts on “Summer 2012 Edition: How I make extra money online

  1. September 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Let me know if you ever need any content help at GoGirl – I LOVE the idea behind the site! (I know a lot of women who “say” they are confident and knowledgeable about money, but they’re fooling themselves… confidence is about more than knowing what’s in your checking account.)

  2. September 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    This is amazing!! I am constantly awed by how much you are making in this “side hustle!”

  3. September 13, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Thanks, if you don’t mine me asking what is a content co-coordinator? For some reason I thought you were a writer for a blog, and I was going to say that’s really good money.

  4. September 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Good for you.. keep up the hard work. It will pay off in the end! Cheers Mr.CBB

  5. September 12, 2012 at 12:59 am

    900 for Staff Writing, that’s good money but what exactly is it?


  6. September 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Very nice! Congrats on the side job. It sounds like you are really hustling out there so I applaud you. Keep up the good work.

  7. September 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

    You are doing great with staff writing! All that hustling really adds up- nice job! We’re doing our own little side hustle this month as we try to check off our goal of saving for a new (to us) car. We brought in $500 and ~$250 came from selling our stupid college textbooks we thought we’d use again but never did!

  8. September 11, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Wow you’re doing great! Congrats!

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