I cannot believe I am finally getting to write this post. Long before I started this blog, I used to read income reports from other bloggers, marvelling at how they could earn a living online. Earning numbers far beyond what I earn at my full time job, and managing to do this all with a laptop and some determination. The fact that there are so many ways to earn a living online means that almost anyone can earn some money on the side, if they want to.
Some of my favourite bloggers who share their income reports are:
- Making Sense of Cents
- Disease Called Debt
- Smart Passive Income
- Pinch of Yum
- From Aldi to Harrods
All of these bloggers post their monthly earnings, and some of them are amazing numbers! I can only hope to one day be posting an income number in the thousands, but we all have to start somewhere and I’m so pleased I’ve finally made some money online.
I’ve decided that, where possible. all of the extra income I earn will go straight into savings. I think because it’s extra on top of what I’ve budgeted for, it is almost like “free” money that can go straight into our Ultimate Dream Fund, which will only help us in our long term aims. Now that I’ve made some money, it’s made me much more determined to earn something extra each month. For 2016 I definitely need to make some kind of strategy/game plan for how to earn a decent amount in side hustles.
Anyway, this is what I earned in November:
Advertising – £76.29
Swagbucks – £5.00
Sponsored post – £70.00
In my first month making money online, I managed to get into the three figure mark, which I’m really pleased with. I was quite lucky as the advertising and sponsored post people got in touch with me about being on the site, so I didn’t have to do any pitches to anyone. I’ll have to work up to that! I have set aside 30% of this income for tax and national insurance purposes, which means that what I can save is reduced, but that’s the law… 🙂
I would love to consistently make £200ish a month whilst I’m off on maternity leave, because it would be a good amount to have coming in as a side hustle. I’d also love to write some articles/posts for other sites, but am unsure about how to go about that. I’ve been looking at some job boards, but need to look at writing a good cover letter. I’m hoping that over the holidays I’ll get some time to myself whilst my husband looks after the baby, so I can get some time to get my action plan together!
For December, I’m aiming to earn another £150 in side income/online income. So far, I’m not on track at all to meet this aim, so I’ve got some work to do! It looks like I’ll be doing lots of online surveys for the time being 😉 I also want to write an eBook, but it’s just finding the time to do everything. I need to find some mummy bloggers who also earn a living online and ask them some questions about time management I think!