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.
I’m not sure about you but as soon as August hits the rest of the year seems to just fly by. I feel like it was only yesterday that I was tallying up our side hustles for July, and now we are a few days into September. As we get closer to the end of the year we are inching closer and closer to 10k in side hustles for the year. We haven’t tracked our side hustles in previous years so I have no way of comparing our progress this year. That being said 10k a year in side hustles is definitely more than we ever expected to earn in our spare time.
Year to Date – Month by Month Comparison
August 2021 – Side Income Breakdown
Total Side Hustle Income – August 2021 = $1,143.15 (we set ourselves a goal in August of $500 in side hustle income)
Total Side Income 2021 (to date) = $7080.34
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 = $1,039.65 (approximately 30 hours work)
After a quiet July my husband really ramped up his gardening and also increased his hourly rate. My husband doesn’t like discussing money with his customers and so this experience was not enjoyable for him. Despite his concerns his customers happily paid the new price, and I’m happy to confirm we haven’t lost a customer. 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 August. If you want to find out more on doing Airtasker as a side hustle I cover it in this blog post here.
Etsy = $40.50
Some of these sales came from people who found me via the blog so thank you for supporting my small business. I’m still working on my AirBnB host guide, 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) = $63.00
I was paid $5 from a quick Askable task and $8 from Social Soup for testing a new protein bar (which was quite nice btw). The remaining $50 was from doing a University study where I had to participate in cognitive testing. I did this study during my lunch break which was really handy. I’ve only recently started looking at clinical/university studies in addition to my regular market research companies, but I 100% recommend them. You will find links to all of the Market Research companies I’m signed up for here.
In order to reach 10k in side hustle income for 2021 we need to average $730 a month.
Notes: I track my Income and Expenses via my tracker available on my Etsy Store Link Here .
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