Side hustle income is any income we receive from opportunities outside of our regular 9-to-5 jobs. Often its cash back or gift cards we receive through the apps we use. We also count affiliate income we receive through this blog as well. See how our side hustles performed in December 2018.
Our side hustle income was just okay this month; however, even the small amounts we earn and save make an impact on our overall budget. This month our side hustle income came to a sum total of $51 in December.
Breaking it down, $25 came from our cash back apps, we received a $10 Amazon gift card after completing a review of one of the services we use to manage our finances; another $9 resulted from our affiliate programs, and $7 in gift card rewards came from some of the game-based apps we use.
One of the game-based apps I play is Pop Quiz and if you like trivia, you might like this app too. You’ll earn perk points for each trivia game you play and can redeem the points for rewards like gift cards and cash. You don’t necessarily earn points quickly on this game (it usually takes me a few months to earn a $5 gift card)and the ads are a bit obnoxious, but it can be a fun and free way to earn gift cards and cash. Sign up with referral code “54bf34a5” and you can play with me and I’ll get a bonus too.
To put this dollar amount into perspective, this is approximately the amount we set aside for clothes, or if you prefer to think in terms of food, a little less than half of one week’s grocery budget.
Our December side hustles all have one main feature in common – they all require very little work on our end. We spend a few minutes each day checking into our apps and viola! Cash back and gift cards received.
For January we have a few more work-intensive side hustles on our agenda and expect to hit our 2019 monthly side hustle goal of at least $200 a month in side hustle income. We’ll be sure to share our results with you next month.
Do you have a way to make money on the side? We’re always looking for ways to make extra money to pay off our debt faster. Share your favorite side hustles below! We’d love to hear all about them.