Side Hustle Income – September 2021

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.

This month we added a new side hustle income stream which I wrote about here last month. September has been another good month of consistent side income so I’m hopeful of staying on track to hit our 2021 goal of 10k in side hustle income.

Year to Date – Month by Month Comparison

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

September 2021 – Side Income Breakdown

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

Total Side Hustle Income – September 2021 = $1,343.96

Total Side Income 2021 (to date) = $8424.30

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 = $1,012.22 (approximately 30 hours work)

September was a consistent month for gardening. After raising our prices last month we still haven’t lost any customers, and my husband is a lot happier with his new rate. 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 September, but I did get my first request from someone without me making an offer on a task. The task they wanted to do was too big for my time available, but it was good to know that the list your services section of Airtasker does work. If you want to find out more on doing Airtasker as a side hustle I cover it in this blog post here.

Etsy = $71.74

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 in October to share what I’ve learnt from this side hustle. I’m still working on 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 = $260.00

As mentioned at the start of this post we now have a new income stream. I like to be 100% honest and transparent so I wrote about this here if you want to read about why we are using affiliate marketing, what affiliate marketing is, and what we are using the income for.

Other (including Market Research) = $0.00

We had a very lean month from our market research tasks. I signed up for a bunch but wasn’t picked (which happens sometimes). Hopefully next month is better. You will find links to all of the Market Research companies I’m signed up for here.

Next Month

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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Side Hustle Income – August 2021

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

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

August 2021 – Side Income Breakdown

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

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.

Next Month

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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Side Hustle Income – July 2021

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

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

July 2021 – Side Income Breakdown

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

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.

Next Month

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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Side Hustle Income – June 2021

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.

June marks the end of the financial year for us Australians which means its tax time. The end of the financial year for us side hustlers means it’s time for to prep our receipts, invoices and other items for our tax agent.

Being the end of the financial year it’s also time to calculate our 6 month average monthly side hustle income.

Average Monthly Income = $688.95

Year to Date – Month by Month Comparison

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

June 2021 – Side Income Breakdown

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

Total Side Hustle Income – June 2021 = $385.31

Total Side Income 2021 (to date) = $4,133.71

We break our side hustles into categories currently.

Please note that the numbers below and above don’t include tax so these are less spectacular when you take this into consideration (these are pre-tax figures).

Gardening = $323.75

Our gardening income has continued to drop as we prioritised our own renovations on the weekends. Hubby has been lucky to develop good relationships with his customers so they have been really understanding of our need to reduce gardening hours this month. We forecast our gardening income to rise a little in July 2021, however we may not see our previous highs of $600 a month in this category for a while. My husband usually works 4-8 hours per week on his gardening side hustle (less this month). 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 June. June was a huge month in our home due to the competing demands of renovating a house, working full time, and still trying to be a decent human and mother. I still watch for tasks and hope to be back on it shortly. If you want to find out more on doing Airtasker as a side hustle I cover it in this blog post here.

Etsy = $42.56

A nice little month for us here on Etsy, and I’m always forever grateful for any income here as it’s passive income. I’m also 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) = $19.00

This consisted 100% of Market Research and I found a great new app called Field Agent (Australian App, not sure if there is an equivalent for those who are reading from overseas). I’m really loving the app, and I’ve added it to my list of This consisted 100% of Market Research and I found a great new app called Field Agent (Australian App, not sure if there is an equivalent for those who are reading from overseas). I’m really loving the app, and I’ve added it to my list of MNext month our other side income will be $1500 thanks to my talented husband who managed to get some additional income through his work connections custom making game boards. which you can read more about here. In April I applied for lots of market research gigs, however was unlucky and didn’t get picked. I think its important for me to mention that I don’t always get picked, and likely spent an hour in April filling in surveys that didn’t amount to any money. You win some you lose some. You will find links to all of the Market Research companies I’m signed up for here. Next month we forecast our other side income to be over $1500 thanks to my talented husband who managed to get some additional income through his work connections custom making game boards.

Notes: I track my Income and Expenses via my tracker available on my Etsy Store Link Here .

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Side Hustle Income – May 2021

Following our side hustle series detailing the side hustles we participate in we have decided to track and detail the income we generate from them each month. This is the second post of many and you can find them all here.

Year to Date – Month by Month Comparison

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

May 2021 – Side Income Breakdown

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

Total Side Hustle Income – May 2021 = $574.62

Our side hustles for 2021 are broken down into categories.

Please note that the numbers below and above don’t include tax so these are less spectacular when you take this into consideration (these are pre-tax figures).

Gardening = $504.35

Hubby works between 4-8 hours a week doing gardening. He works full time at the moment so his gardening is completed on a Saturday, which isn’t my favourite as it means less family time. That said I’m thankful for the extra income as it’s helping us reduce how much we dip into our savings for our renovations. Our gardening income was down this month due to one of hubby’s customers going on leave, and another switching from weekly to fortnightly visits. At this stage we are not looking to take on more customers so this amount might be the new norm. 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

Another month of zero tasks in Airtasker. I did have a good look, and almost put in an offer or two but I’m still struggling with just the day to day full time work week to be honest. It’s really hard to hustle when you’re just exhausted from the daily grind (So don’t give yourself a hard time if this is you as well, and make sure to take time out when you need it). If you want to find out more on doing Airtasker as a side hustle I cover it in this blog post here.

Etsy = $25.27

My goal for May was to create some new products, and I didn’t achieve my goal at all. I’m not going to beat myself up about it, but I will try and set some time for it in June. If you would like 10% off any of my Etsy items click here.

Other (including Market Research) = $45.00

After zero market research in April I managed to pick up one 45 minute task on Askable worth $45 ($1 a minute which isn’t bad). I applied for quite a few so for those who keep getting screened out don’t lose hope (Getting screened out happens to the best of us). You will find links to all of the Market Research companies I’m signed up for here.

Notes: I track my Income and Expenses via my tracker available on my Etsy Store Link Here .

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Side Hustle Income – April 2021

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. This is the second post of many and you can find them all here.

First off sorry this post is a little overdue I got a little side tracked in last month (and it slipped my mind).

Year to Date – Month by Month Comparison

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

April 2021 – Side Income Breakdown

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

Total Side Hustle Income – April 2021 = $773.58

Our side hustles for 2021 are broken down into 5 categories currently.

Please note that the numbers below and above don’t include tax so these are less spectacular when you take this into consideration (these are pre-tax figures).

Gardening = $676.38

We forecast that our income from Gardening in April would be less with Easter. So I was pleasantly surprised that we ended up increasing this slightly. My husband usually works 4-8 hours per week on his gardening side hustle. If you want to find out more on doing Gardening as a side hustle I cover it in this blog post here.

eBay = $0.00

As mentioned in my last post I’m no longer selling on eBay so this is the last month I will report here.

Airtasker = $0.00

I didn’t complete any tasks on Airtasker in April. I just didn’t feel like it to be honest, but I still watch for tasks and hope to be back on it shortly. If you want to find out more on doing Airtasker as a side hustle I cover it in this blog post here.

Etsy = $72.00

It was a quiet month on Etsy. I’ve stopped running ads so this may have contributed. I also haven’t added any new products and this always seems to help. I’m still grateful for what I did earn in April as I didn’t spend anytime on this side hustle this month. I’ve got a few ideas in the pipeline in the next few months so lets see how it goes next month. If you would like 10% off any of my Etsy items click here.

Other (including Market Research) = $25.20

This consisted 100% of bottle deposits which you can read more about here. In April I applied for lots of market research gigs, however was unlucky and didn’t get picked. I think its important for me to mention that I don’t always get picked, and likely spent an hour in April filling in surveys that didn’t amount to any money. You win some you lose some. You will find links to all of the Market Research companies I’m signed up for here.

Notes: I track my Income and Expenses via my tracker available on my Etsy Store Link Here .

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Side Hustle Income – March 2021

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. This is the first of many and you can find them all here.

Year to Date – Month by Month Comparison

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

March 2021 – Side Income Breakdown

These charts are from my Income and Expense Tracker click on the image for the link.

Total Side Hustle Income – March 2021 = $898.10

Our side hustles for 2021 are broken down into 5 categories currently.

Please note that the numbers below and above don’t include tax so these are less spectacular when you take this into consideration (these are pre-tax figures).

Gardening = $613.60

Hubby continued to run his side hustle this month despite his teaching work ramping up. Next month will be a little less than this month as we took a weekend off to go camping for Easter. If you want to find out more on doing Gardening as a side hustle I cover it in this blog post here.

eBay = $60.00

After 2 years doing eBay selling on the side I’ve decided to call it a day as it just wasn’t a passion for me any more. I initially started on eBay by selling down my own wardrobe and kids toys. March is the last month we will expect to have any income from this side hustle.

Airtasker = $0

It was a slow month here for Airtasker as I’ve been extremely busy with creating more products on my Etsy. I’m hoping to get back on in April, but we’ll see. The good thing with Airtasker is that you get to control what you apply for, and if I don’t like a job I don’t bid for it. If you want to find out more on doing Airtasker as a side hustle I cover it in this blog post here.

Etsy = $89.50

It was my best month here, and every time I get a sale I get extremely excited. Not for the money, but for the fact that someone might be getting value from a product that I created. I use all of my own Etsy products myself so I know the value they bring me, but its another level knowing that other people are using my products. If you would like 10% off any of my Etsy items click here.

Other (including Market Research) = $135.00

This consisted 100% of market research gigs through Askable and Research Connections. You will find links to all of the Market Research companies I’m signed up for here. I’m also in the process of applying for a study worth $460 so fingers crossed I get this one.

Notes: I track my Income and Expenses via my tracker available on my Etsy Store Link Here .

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