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.
With the close of October are just under $700 away from hitting our 2021 goal of 10k in side hustle income.
Year to Date – Month by Month Comparison
October 2021 – Side Income Breakdown
Total Side Hustle Income – October 2021 = $907.95
Total Side Income 2021 (to date) = $9,332.25
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 = $666.45 (approximately 20 hours work)
Hmmm October is the month of Halloween so it’s fitting that my husband made $666 gardening this month. Another good month of gardening money this month, however this may change in the new year. My husband and I have discussed the idea of stopping gardening in 2022 in order to prioritise some more renovations in the new year (namely our upstairs kitchen/living room renovations).
At the moment we don’t have time to do a kitchen and living room renovation, and we’ve learnt this the hard way through our Airbnb renovations this year which have taken double the time we initially estimated. If hubby stopped his gardening we would be able to do the kitchen and living room renovations ourselves (and in a reasonable timeframe). The money we would save from hubby doing the work as opposed to a contractor is huge (far more than what we would earn from his gardening side hustle). We haven’t made a final decision on this but it’s looking more and more likely…. watch this space. If you want to find out more on doing Gardening as a side hustle I cover it in this blog post here.
Etsy = $41.50
I’ve had a few people ask me to do a post on my tips for getting started selling printables and digital products on Etsy. I’m hopeful that I will find some time to share what I’ve learnt from this side hustle. I’m currently working on 3 new templates (including my AirBnB host guide), which I’m hoping to have ready for the store in December 2021 (so stay tuned). If you would like 10% off any of my Etsy items click here to view my store.
Affiliate Income = $200.00
I like to be 100% honest and transparent so feel free to read more about this income stream here on why we are using affiliate marketing, what affiliate marketing is, and what we are using the income for.
Other Side Hustles
Although we didn’t earn any income in these side hustles this month you may be interested in reading more about them as we often participate in them from time to time including:
- Airtasker (Ever wondered how Airtasker works? I cover it in this blog post here.)
- Market Research (You will find links to all of the Market Research companies I’m signed up for here)
- Bottle and Metal Recycling (with links to relevant Australian recycling information in your state)
I’m hoping to reach our goal of 10k in side hustles for 2021 in November!!!!
Notes: I track my Income and Expenses via my tracker available on my Etsy Store Link Here.
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