Hey everybody! I’ve been method behind on the running a blog entrance, with my fingers full with a brand new child and an more and more rambunctious toddler. Issues are going properly at residence and the household is doing properly, however sadly, my schedule and basic fatigue meant that I didn’t get the November aspect hustle report out final month.
To catch up, this put up will embrace each the November aspect hustle report and the December aspect hustle report. It’ll even have a recap of my whole aspect hustle earnings for 2022. Total, I used to be very pleased with my numbers for the yr. Let’s have a look.
Listed here are the numbers for November 2022:
And here's what I earned in December 2022:
November and December each ended up being fairly good months. I used to be in a position to earn $1,181.73 in November 2022 and $1,214.13 in December 2022. That comes out to a complete aspect hustle earnings for the 2 months of $2,395.86. That’s fairly good and the truth that I used to be in a position to make near $2,400 is fairly exceptional contemplating how busy I used to be.
I believe what made it work is that a lot of the aspect hustles I did had been ones that I used to be in a position to do whereas I used to be doing one thing else. For instance, most of my Rover earnings is pretty passive since I’m watching canines in my home. I have already got a canine, so watching a second canine doesn’t add a lot extra work to my plate.
Equally, virtually all of my supply earnings in November and December had been completed whereas I used to be commuting. Most mornings, I'd drop my son off at daycare, then activate my meals supply apps and see if I might get any orders heading again in the direction of my home. After I picked up my son within the afternoon, I'd do the identical factor, turning on the meals supply apps to see if I might get a supply heading residence. I earn small quantities from this every day – $5 to $8 normally, but it surely provides up if you do it every single day.
That’s the essential factor you possibly can take away from my expertise with these apps. Even with a busy schedule, it’s attainable to herald additional earnings by strategically incorporating these totally different apps into your day-to-day life. What works for me is perhaps totally different for you, but it surely’s probably one thing will be just right for you. The fantastic thing about these apps is you possibly can strive them out and see what works with out having to threat a lot of something apart from a little bit of time.
Right here’s a pie chart breaking down my earnings for the previous two months by proportion. Rover made up 54% of my earnings, whereas meals supply made up simply 14%. The rest of my earnings (31%) consisted of secret purchasing, flipping, and the varied different smaller apps I exploit.
Within the the rest of this put up, we’ll take a deeper dive into my earnings in every class for the previous two months.
Rental Revenue: $4,800
I cost $2,400 per thirty days for lease, so for November and December, I collected $4,800 in whole lease. My bills for the final two months had been low, which was lucky since I had some pretty high-expense months earlier within the yr. The one issues I needed to spend cash on the previous two months had been some leaf baggage so I might rake the leaves and a few snow shovels since I wasn’t pleased with the snow shovels I used to be utilizing. Aside from these purchases, I didn’t have every other bills past paying the mortgage.
One wonderful thing about proudly owning actual property proper now's that the rates of interest on my mortgages are extremely low. My major residence has a 3.1% rate of interest and my rental property has a good decrease rate of interest at 2.75%. At present, regular high-yield financial savings accounts from banks like Ally and Uncover are paying 3.3%, which signifies that my cash within the financial institution is incomes greater than the price of my mortgages.
For the yr, the rental property introduced in $28,800 of gross income (i.e. earlier than bills). I had some first rate bills for the yr, so my internet revenue received’t be that top, however I nonetheless gained some fairness over the yr and was ready to make use of the rental earnings to do some upkeep on the house.
Rover Revenue: $1,299.25
Rover did very properly in November and December, as is usually the case on the finish of the yr. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the 2 busiest occasions of the yr for Rover since individuals are touring and wish sitters to observe their pets, so for those who’re a Rover sitter, that is the time you need to attempt to work.
I made cash in two methods with Rover. The primary was dogsitting, the place issues had been fairly regular. I watched a number of repeat shoppers over the vacations, so there weren’t any surprises I needed to cope with on that entrance.
The second method I made cash from Rover over the vacations was with catsitting. That is after I cease by a shopper’s home to feed their cat (sometimes as soon as a day). I've a couple of shoppers inside a couple of blocks of my home I usually present this service.
Catsitting was notably profitable in December as a result of all the catsitting gigs I did had been for properties with a number of cats. I've it arrange the place I cost additional for every extra cat. Since all the catsitting gigs I did final month had been for homes with 2 or extra cats, that meant I bought paid between $28 and $34 for every 30-minute go to. There’s some misplaced time for journey to every home, however since I solely catsit for those who reside close to me, it’s not a ton of journey time (sometimes 5 or 10 minutes to bike to every home).
2022 ended up being my finest yr on Rover, primarily as a result of catsitting introduced in extra income. For the yr, I ended up making $5,276, or a median of $439 per thirty days. I’m very pleased with that quantity.
DoorDash/Uber Eats/Grubhub Revenue: $337.45
DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub had been gradual for me in November and December. I solely made $259.77 in November and simply $77.68 in December. There are two most important the explanation why my meals supply earnings had been so low these previous two months:
- I didn’t have a variety of time to do deliveries. Since I used to be on quasi-paternity depart (I’m self-employed, so any depart I give myself is self-imposed), I spent most of my time at residence with my spouse and new child son. The few deliveries I did do had been primarily ones that I did whereas I used to be commuting someplace – normally whereas I used to be commuting residence after dropping off or choosing my oldest son up at daycare.
- My DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub earnings at all times take a dip within the winter as a result of I do fewer deliveries when it’s chilly outdoors. I at all times do my deliveries on an ebike, and whereas I nonetheless bike by way of all the winter, I’m much less motivated to get outdoors when it’s actually chilly. Meals supply – as you possibly can think about – is rather more enjoyable within the spring and summer season.
That being mentioned, I’m now again at work and making an attempt to get into the swing of issues, so hopefully, I ought to get the supply earnings again up once more. One factor I’ve been eager about is transitioning to grocery supply with Shipt and Instacart throughout the winter. Grocery supply has at all times been tougher for me to do on a motorbike, however since I've my City Arrow cargo bike, I can simply carry a variety of groceries now. It might be an attention-grabbing experiment to see how I do (plus it lets me keep indoors extra and will get me out of the chilly).
In case you’re enthusiastic about seeing how my meals supply on an ebike works, take a look at my YouTube channel. I’m making an attempt to add extra content material there so individuals can get an concept of how I do these gigs.
Flipping/Trash Revenue: $175
I flipped a couple of issues in November and December and likewise bought one small trash discover that I discovered whereas I used to be out and about. The trash discover I bought was a small cat provider that I listed on Fb Market for $5. I discovered it whereas I used to be biking residence at some point, listed it up for $5, and had a purchaser quickly after. I had them Venmo me the cash and left it outdoors my home for them to choose up, so it didn’t require a lot work on my half.
On the flipping entrance, I bought a board recreation I discovered at Goodwill for $50 after which bought two units of Harry Potter books for $50 every. The board recreation price $10, making that discover a good revenue margin. The 2 Harry Potter ebook units price $18 every (there have been 9 books within the set at $2 every). I’d hoped to make extra from the Harry Potter Books, but it surely’s nonetheless not dangerous to show $18 into $50.
WeGoLook Revenue: $12
I made $12 from WeGoLook in November. The WeGoLook gigs I do are at all times straightforward ones that I can normally full whereas I’m doing one thing else, sometimes whereas I’m commuting someplace. This isn’t an app that most individuals will earn a ton of cash from, but it surely’s a pleasant app that may fill in a number of the in-between time you may need.
Roadie Revenue: $86.59
I did a surprisingly great amount of Roadie gigs in November and December. A lot of it was as a result of I used to be utilizing a automobile to drop my son off at daycare throughout some actually chilly days and determined to seize a couple of close by Roadie orders since I used to be already out and about.
In my metropolis, the principle Roadie gigs are airport baggage supply and House Depot gigs. I don’t usually do the airport bag supply gigs as a result of the airport is just too distant from me, however the House Depot gigs can work out properly. More often than not, the issues individuals are ordering from House Depot are sufficiently small that you could simply ship the orders utilizing an everyday bike. And with a cargo bike, you possibly can principally ship something.
I ended up doing a couple of House Depot supply gigs in November and December and likewise did a Hey Contemporary supply gig that I picked up whereas I used to be on my method residence from doing a secret store. Roadie isn’t one thing I do on a regular basis, however like a variety of the apps I exploit, it may be a pleasant filler app when issues are gradual or one which you need to use when it’s handy.
ProductTube Revenue: $125
ProductTube did pretty properly in November and December. I ended up making $90 in November and $35 in December. As ordinary, these had been straightforward gigs that I didn’t exit of my method to full. For probably the most half, I did most of my ProductTube gigs within the morning after dropping my son off at daycare.
For 2022, I ended up incomes $655 from ProductTube. Contemplating how little time every project takes, it was properly price it.
IVueIt/ProxyPics Revenue: $27
I made $7 from IVueIt in November and $20 from ProxyPics. December was gradual and I didn’t earn something from both app that month. With these two apps, I principally simply test them each from time to time to see if there are any good gigs close by. If one thing appears to be like good, I’ll seize it.
Google Opinion Rewards/Surveys On The Go/1Q Revenue/Fb Viewpoints: $11.96
It was a comparatively gradual two months for my quick survey apps, however I nonetheless made a couple of bucks from them. Right here’s what I made with every app in November and December:
Google Opinion Rewards was slower than ordinary. I believe a part of the explanation it was gradual was that I used to be at residence for a lot of the final two months and lots of the surveys from Google Opinion Rewards are based mostly in your location. In case you go close to sure shops, it’ll ship you surveys. Since I wasn’t out and about a lot, I didn’t obtain as many surveys.
Fb Viewpoints is an app that I get surveys for periodically, so I used to be in a position to make a simple $5 from that.
Secret Purchasing Revenue: $277.50 (plus free meals)
Secret purchasing with the Marketforce app has turn out to be supply of earnings for me each month. I ended up making $117.50 in November and $160 in December.
For the yr, I ended up incomes $1,718 in funds from Marketforce and acquired an astounding $3,590.89 in reimbursements for meals for the yr. In different phrases, from Marketforce alone, I used to be in a position to make a median of $143 per thirty days of earnings, plus $299 price of free meals every month.
That additionally doesn’t embrace all the free meals I acquired from my different secret purchasing web sites, primarily Bestmark, A-Nearer-Look, and numerous different smaller secret purchasing web sites I exploit. Whenever you add these secret purchasing corporations into the combo, I used to be probably getting $400 to $500 price of free meals every month. It’s not essentially the healthiest method to eat, however I can’t resist getting free meals.
There’s way more that goes into secret purchasing than I can write about right here, but it surely’s one thing that you must significantly take into account if you would like an attention-grabbing method to cut back your meals bills. You don’t need to do it as usually as I do it, however even a couple of free meals a month could be good in your funds and offer you some free nights out too.
For extra info, take a look at the under posts I wrote about secret purchasing and the way it works.
ReceiptPal/Receipt Hog/Fetch/CoinOut/Amazon Shopper Panel Revenue: $25.50
Amazon Shopper Panel paid me $12.75 in November and the identical in December. For the yr, I ended up making $137.95 from Amazon Shopper Panel. All it required me to do was take footage of 10 receipts every month. That’s straightforward cash that provides up over the course of a yr.
Medium Revenue: $0.11
I nonetheless generate tiny quantities of passive earnings from the few articles that I wrote on Medium a yr in the past. If I needed to, I might in all probability dedicate a variety of time to Medium and make some first rate cash, however my time is best suited engaged on this weblog, as an alternative of beginning over on a brand new website the place I technically wouldn’t actually personal my content material.
If I had been a brand new blogger that simply needed to jot down attention-grabbing content material and will churn out not less than 5 posts per week, I’d try this. However at this level, it makes extra sense for me to jot down search engine marketing content material on this weblog and earn “passive earnings” from the advert income and visitors.
And that concludes the November and December 2022 Aspect Hustle Stories!
November and December each labored out properly. My most important objective has at all times been to make not less than $1,000 per thirty days from gig economic system apps, so it’s good that I used to be in a position to hit that mark even regardless of the actual fact I didn’t spend a lot time working the previous two months. It goes to point out that if I can do that, even with a busy household life, most individuals in all probability can do the identical.
For 2022, I ended up making $16,360.63 from my numerous aspect hustles. Most of that earnings got here from Rover and the meals supply apps (DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub). The remainder got here from the varied smaller aspect hustles I do, akin to secret purchasing, IVueIt, and ProductTube.
Bringing in over $16,000 is superb. Whenever you mix it with my weblog earnings, I’m making greater than I did at my final full-time job and whilst a lot as I made after I was working as a authorities lawyer. I’d make extra if I caught to biglaw, however there’s no method I’d commerce the time and management I've over my life now for the cash I’d make working at an enormous legislation agency.
Anyway, I hope you discovered this attention-grabbing. I’ve bought extra posts I plan to get on the market this yr, so stick round. And if there’s something you need to be taught extra about, please let me know and I’ll see what I can put collectively.