Following our side hustle series detailing the side hustles we participate in we have decided to track and detail the income we generate each month. If you want to read all the previous linked posts you can find them all here.
July has been a weird month for side hustles here in our household. Hubby’s gardening has been almost non existent due to lockdowns in our state, which has meant that gardening was not allowed during much of July. This severely impacted side hustle income in this category (gardening is typically our biggest side hustle). That said thanks to a one off job that my husband completed earlier this year, and was paid this month for we managed to turn July into our best side hustle month to date.
Year to Date – Month by Month Comparison
July 2021 – Side Income Breakdown
Total Side Hustle Income – July 2021 = $1,803.48
Total Side Income 2021 (to date) = $5,937.19
Please note that the numbers below and above don’t include tax/expenses so these are less spectacular when you take this into consideration (these are pre-tax figures).
Gardening = $250.30 (approximately 7 hours work)
As mentioned earlier we experienced a drop in our gardening income in July due to taking a weekend off to have a staycation, and two weekends impacted by lockdown restrictions in our state. Hubby also continued to prioritise our own renovating over gardening. In August hubby has decided to increase his gardening hourly rate (which should see us increase income in this area by over 2k a year). If you want to find out more on doing Gardening as a side hustle I cover it in this blog post here.
Airtasker = $0.00
I didn’t complete any tasks on Airtasker in July, but we did actually used Airtasker as a customer for the first time. It was a really great experience. We needed an extra pair of hands to do some painting as part of our Airbnb renovations. It was super last minute, but we were happy with how easy it was to get someone who matched our needs and was affordable. We will definitely use Airtasker again in future. If you want to find out more on doing Airtasker as a side hustle I cover it in this blog post here.
Etsy = $53.18
I love any and all Etsy sales I get, and July was a slight increase on the previous month (thank you I’m forever grateful). I’m currently working on an AirBnB host guide at the moment, which I’m hoping to have ready for the store in September 2021 (so stay tuned). If you would like 10% off any of my Etsy items click here to view my store.
Other (including Market Research) = $1500.00
We had a bit of a windfall in July thanks to my husband being paid for work that he has been doing over the last 6 months. This work involved his new side business which involves custom workshop work with wood, metal and plastics (he is a qualified High School Tech Teacher). This particular job was for an acquittance putting together game boards for a new educational start up. I would love to see him spend more time on this side hustle as we both agree he would like to move into this line of work once we hit FI.
In July I found my usual market research gigs super quiet, and didn’t get invited to any. I therefore made zero in this area in July. You will find links to all of the Market Research companies I’m signed up for here.
I’m hopeful that our gardening will go back to usual in August (as long as there are no further lockdown restrictions).
We have set ourselves a goal of $500 of side hustles in August.
Notes: I track my Income and Expenses via my tracker available on my Etsy Store Link Here .
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