We’re taking a 3 week trip to Europe to visit M.’s side of the family in September, and as you can imagine, it isn’t cheap. Not only did it cost a chunk of change to buy airfare for 3, but it also means that we’re losing out on 3 weeks of income while we’re away. Ouch! We spent some time debating whether or not to take this trip, considering the expense.
Ultimately, we decided that it is worth the cost, because time with family is invaluable. We aren’t sure when we’ll have the opportunity to take so much time off to get over there again, so it’s important for us to go this year.
In order to make up for some of our lost wages, I’m challenging myself to come up with $2,000 over the next few months. I need to kick my hustle into high gear! I know it will be tough, but I’m going to try my hardest to make this happen.
So here’s my side hustle plan:
- Take on any paid writing jobs that I can (need a writer?)
- Create gigs on Fiverr
- Look for and offer other blog-related work like virtual assisting, commenting, etc.
- Sign up for mystery shopping
- Keep up with Swagbucks and MyPoints to earn gift cards
I’m going to count gift card values towards my cash total, simply because they can be used on groceries and personal care products. Mystery shopping is something that I haven’t done yet, and I’ve never used Fiverr before. Ordinarily I would not be willing to do anything for only $5 (even less after fees), but if it helps my bottom line right now, I’ll give it a try.
I’m sure I’m going to add more things to the list, but these are just the ones I thought of so far. I’ll track my progress and update on here with how these potential gigs are working out for me. If I even get close to my goal, I’ll be happy!
I zeroed out my PayPal account, so I’m starting fresh, as of today. I’m going to set up my Fiverr account, and sign up for mystery shopping this week. If you need a writer for blog posts, niche site articles, web content- anything– please shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view my hire me page here.
$2k sounds like a lot, but I’m determined to give this challenge my best effort! Wish me luck…
Have you ever challenged yourself to earn a certain amount in a set time frame? Any ideas that I should add to my side hustle plan?