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.
Goodbye 2021 and Hello 2022!!!!!
This will be our last monthly side hustle post. I’ve decided to do our updates a little differently in 2022 so stay tuned.
Year to Date – Month by Month Comparison
December 2021 – Side Income Breakdown
Total Side Hustle Income – December 2021 = $1021.81
Total Side Income 2021 = $11,184.33
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 December = $738.40 (approximately 20 hours work and extra Christmas bonuses from our lovely customers)
Gardening (2021 Total) = $7,489.35
Big news to report in our gardening side hustle this month. Hubby has decided to say goodbye to this side income in 2022. He has been given more subjects to teach at his work, which will increase his income to more than cover the loss of his gardening side hustle without a significant increase in his work hours. He plans to spend his spare time focussing on his other hobbies that involve his technical skills (he is mechanically minded and loves carpentry, metal work, 3D printing, etc). He is expecting to wind up the gardening business by February 2022. If you want to find out more on doing Gardening as a side hustle I cover it in this blog post here.
Etsy (December) = $83.41
Etsy (2021 Total) = $590.67
I had my best month on Etsy for a long time, and I’m really grateful so thank you. If you do use my items please feel free to tag me on Instagram (I love seeing people use them, and keen to reshare). I also have a tonne of free printables located here. I’m currently working on 3 new templates (including my AirBnB host guide), and almost one of them is ready to release in the new year. (so stay tuned). If you would like 10% off any of my Etsy items click here to view my store.
Affiliate Income (December) = $200.00
Affiliate Income (2021 Total) = $860.00
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)
Notes: I track my Income and Expenses via my tracker available on my Etsy Store Link Here.
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Thanks for sharing your updates! Interesting to see when the ‘hustle’ isn’t worth it anymore, or at least if you have job security and are only getting extra cash from a side income, when time becomes more valuable