Hello and welcome to my third extra income report! (You can see last month’s here.)
They say money is the last taboo. So why am I publishing my earnings?
Well, the Boost My Budget project has two purposes:
- To help me earn more money
- To help you earn more money!
By sharing honestly exactly how much I managed to make each month and where it came from, I hope my income reports will be a genuinely useful resource for anyone else looking to make a bit of extra cash.
Also, sharing my income will help me hold myself accountable and will hopefully motivate me to increase that figure each month!
I hope that seeing how a normal person like me with a full time job is managing to make a bit of extra money on the side will encourage you to do the same. I probably never would have got started without some other bloggers’ income reports out there showing me what is possible.
Anyway, without further ado, let’s see how much I made in my third month of trying to make extra money!
My extra income in December 2016
I started investigating ways to make money online in mid September 2016. This is just the third full month I have been side hustling, and I am only including money that was paid into my account in December 2016.
By the way, you can check out some of my impressions after my first three months of side hustling here.
The grand total for my third month of side hustling is £580.37!
Here’s the breakdown of how I made it:
Matched betting: £545.43
Matched betting was my biggest earner again this month (and I expect it to be for the foreseeable future!). This is a pretty big jump on last month’s earnings of £176.84, and I’m over the moon with it! Matched betting is something I do in a few spare hours every week. It’s fun and easy once you get into the swing of it. I had a nice casino win this month and I’ve also now built up my matched betting bank to over £1,000, which allows me to place bigger bets and do it more often. This is my absolute favourite side hustle and I recommend you head on over to Profit Accumulator to check it out straight away if you’re not already on it – don’t miss out on your share of the free cash!
Website testing: $40.00 = £32.68
Website testing is a fun and easy way to earn money from home. You just have to record yourself visiting different websites and describing your thoughts, and it pays around $10/£8 per test. I use WhatUsersDo and UserTesting.
Spare5: $2.77 = £2.26
Spare5 is an app that lets you earn money for micro-tasks on your phone. Not a huge earner, but easy, and a more productive use of a spare few minutes than Facebook!
No expenses this month. Yay!
Total profit for December
My total profit for December was £580.37.
I’m super happy with my December income!
My goal for this month was £400, and also I completely slacked off on the money-making efforts in the last 10 days of December (Christmas, travels, family stuff). I can’t believe I still managed to surpass my goal by £180!
I’m still loving the side hustle experience. I haven’t been enjoying the extra money yet because I wanted to save up a decent matched betting stash (the more you have, the more quickly you can earn).
Now that I’ve saved up over £1,300 for the matched betting fund, I might allow myself a little payment next month 😉
You can read more about the other benefits of side hustling on my recent post here.
My goal for January is to hit £600.
I also want to add at least one more new revenue stream.
Please check back and see how I do 🙂
Any questions or comments? Ask me below!
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