Welcome to my third Side Hustle Income Report!
Sorry about the delay in getting this posted…my daughter came down with a virus and I have been spending a lot of my time taking care of her.
October was a busy month for me and I’m excited to tell you all about it!
It’s more of the same this month. Working more on my blog, some additional affiliate income, freelance writing, and working on my other sites.
I was able to write 20 articles for MPF - well surpassing my goal of 15! I was very excited about this and I hope you like the articles that will be coming out throughout the month. I have to say, I really think my writing speed and creativity have increased with all of this writing!
I was also able to hit my goal of doing about 15 hours of research on content marketing. I have learned so much and I highly recommend every blogger spends some time each month doing this. Look out for a blog post soon about some of the best content I found!
Here is a quick summary of my past income reports:
Note: This income does not include my day job. This is only my side hustle income.
In October, I made:
Though I didn’t reach my previous goal of $1,400, I came pretty close! In October I made $203 more than September. This is a about an 18% increase. Here is how I made my money:
MPF Affiliates: $644
Other Sites: $306
Seems vague, right? Don’t worry I’ll go into each a little more in-depth below.
On Millennial Personal Finance, I was able to make $644 in October. A lot of this comes from Amazon affiliate offers on some of my more popular pages. Aside from this, I also have a few other unique partnerships that generated some cash last month.
Though my affiliate income did go up, it didn’t increase as much as I thought it would with my bump in traffic. As always, if you have any recommendations for new affiliate opportunities to pursue, please let me know!
As I predicted in my last income report, I wasn’t able to devote much more time to my freelance writing – especially with all of the content that I wrote for MPF. This is okay with me though, as I still am not sacrificing the invaluable time I was able to spend with my daughter.
Since creating two new sites in September, I have decided to spend my time focusing on these. I don’t want to spread myself too thin by creating too many sites. Right now I have around 4, all of which are making at least some money. I would rather really spend my time optimizing and improving these instead of making many sites which I can only spend minimal time on.
Goals for October
- Make at least $1,400 from all side hustles combined
- Write and schedule at least 15 articles for MPF
- Spend at least 15 hours learning more about content marketing
Goals for November
- Make at least $1,600 from all side hustles combined
- Redesign MPF website
My goal for this month is to make around $1,600 from all of my side hustles. This will represent a $250 increase and I think it is pretty viable.
I think the key to achieving my first goal is to find some new affiliates that I can send some of my traffic to. I have a few in mind and am going to be making a decision on which to add very soon – so stay tuned!
As for the second goal, I actually already completed it! I didn’t really like the old layout of my website so I decided to get a new theme and completely overhaul it. I even was able to make the logo myself! I really like the new color scheme, as well. I hope you like it! Please let me know what you think in the comments below.
October was an exciting/stressful/busy/fun month for me – with both with my side hustles and in general! I am looking forward to the rest of this month and to see my sites continue their growth (I hope!). If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear about what you have found to work on your site. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact me or comment below!