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Ah, the trusty side hustle income report. It’s my favourite post to pull together each month, to review what I managed to earn, and to also allow me to understand where my focus needs to be in the month ahead.
Reading other people’s income reports are what prompted me to start a couple of my side hustles in the first place, and I think it’s a great way to show the potential of side hustles (and main hustles!) if you’re willing to put in a little work.
If this is your first time here, you can catch up on my previous three income reports here:
As you’ll have seen in last month’s income report, things hadn’t gone quite as planned, and I didn’t make as much as I originally hoped. However, I was determined to do better in November, and I’m happy to say that I more than tripled last month’s income!
So, cracking on with it, how much did I manage to side hustle this month:
Surveys – £36.08
As always, I stayed loyal to Prolific and managed to make a fair bit of pocket money this month from it.
This was helped out massively by taking part in a 20-minute study for a huge £22! Payouts aren’t typically this large (usually they’re in the region of 10p – £1.50 per study) but every now and then you get lucky and stumble on a study paying over £10.
It’s one of my favourite ways to make a little extra cash, and this month seemed to be particularly fruitful on there – my boyfriend managed to make over £50!
Matched Betting – £217.50
Last month, I kind of burnt out with matched betting. Sure, I still did it, but I didn’t prioritise it and it definitely showed in my total.
However, it’s a case of you get out what you put in, and whilst this could have been higher if I wasn’t focusing on all my other side hustles, I’m happy with this amount! It’s tax-free, and can be done from my sofa – what’s not to like??
If you’re curious about matched betting, and are considering giving it a go, head to this post where I break down everything you need to know.
eBay – £49.49
In November, eBay ran a number of their Max £1 Seller Fees promotions, which I took full advantage of. It means that, rather than having to pay eBay 10% of the selling price per item sold on their platform, I only had to pay a maximum of £1 (or 10% of the sold price – whichever was lower).
My sales mainly consisted of clothing and shoes, and as well as making nearly £50, I can now move the coathangers in my wardrobe a little more easily!
Facebook Marketplace – £231
Without a doubt, Facebook Marketplace is my new favourite way to sell items from around the house!
We’re currently on a big drive to declutter as it looks like we’ll be moving in a few months, and I’m mindblown that people are willing to pay for our junk.
From large weights sets, to DVDs for £1, we can’t believe how much we were able to make, and we are complete converts to the platform.
For me, I love that you don’t need to worry about postage or fees, and that the buyers come to you. Sure, you might get a couple of no-shows, but even if you think your clutter won’t fetch a lot, pop it on for a £ or two, and you’ll see how it quickly adds up.
Affiliate Income – £61.32
I’m so happy to report that my affiliate income has increased this month by a huge £50! I’m not expecting it to happen again next month, but I’m thrilled with this month’s total.
This is all from one affiliate in particular, that I recommend on my blog and social media accounts. It’s for software I already use every day, have recommended to family and friends, and am grateful to be able to make a small amount of commission on it too.
Cashback Sites – £43.65
I’m not one to typically partake in Black Friday, but this year I was eyeing up a number of different presents which I was lucky to get at a discounted rate – and with added cashback when going through TopCashback.
I also had to purchase Gap Insurance for my car, which came with £25 cashback through TopCashback, and love that I’ve made so much money back on purchases I was already going to make.
If you’re looking to start making money on your purchases, head to TopCashback through this link for a £5 sign-up bonus (I will receive a referral bonus too).
Of this amount, I also earned 17p Airtime Rewards to be redeemed against my phone bill.
Once you download the Airtime Rewards app, you can link your bank cards to it, and spend as normal. Airtime Rewards are partnered with a number of your go-to High Street and online retailers, and if you shop at any of them, you will automatically receive cashback from your purchase, which you can then redeem against your phone bill.
As it’s all automatic once you’ve hooked up your bank cards, there’s literally nothing else you need to do to earn this cashback. Effortless cashback is the best kind of cashback!
Find Airtime Rewards on the App Store, and if you enter in the referral code B6HRYTEV we’ll both receive a 50p bonus.
Side Hustle Total for November – £639.04
I’m so thrilled I’ve been able to more than triple last month’s side hustle income total, but what will we be spending this money on?
Typically, I use my side hustle money for a number of things: to grow my emergency fund, to pay off my credit card (completed it!) and to afford to travel. However, this month, it’s a little different…
Since I put together my October Side Hustle Income Report, my boyfriend and I set ourselves a new challenge which I’m calling Project 1K.
We’re trying to side hustle £1000 between 1st November and 25th December – although it’s not to pay for Christmas, as you might expect. Instead, it’s to put towards our second private label product which we’re hoping to launch on Amazon in Q1 next year.
It’s ridiculously exciting that we might already have a second product in the pipeline, and the fact that we could be side-hustling such a huge chunk towards ordering a test batch is a huge weight off our shoulders.
Speaking of Amazon, it’s also been a huge month for my boyfriend and I, in that we’ve just launched our first product on Amazon! Back in May, we found a product we wanted to sell, ordered samples from a number of China-based suppliers, chose the one we wanted to go with, created packaging, logos and branding with some great freelance designers, put it all together and finally launched it this month!
We’re crazy excited to see how it all goes, and have already learnt so much that we’re hoping to be able to put into practice with the second product.
With that in mind, I’m also excited to announce I’ll be sharing my Amazon Private Label journey on this blog, with a monthly update on our progress. It’s a topic I’m incredibly passionate about, and is what I’m hoping will one day grant me the financial freedom I’m striving for, so to be able to share my learnings and progress, I’m hoping it will be of use to anybody else interested in creating their own brand.
My first post on our first month selling will be launching in December, but in the meantime, if you have any questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
So, there you have it: my Side Hustle Income Report for November 2020. I’m so happy with this amount, and for us to already be over 60% towards our Project 1K goal is amazing.
In all reality, I’m expecting December to be a fair bit lower due to all the festivities I’ll be partaking in (budget-friendly, and within Tier 2 restrictions of course), but here’s hoping we manage to reach our £1000 goal.
Speaking of budget-friendly festivities, I’ve also put together the below bucket list, focusing on all the activities I want to work my way through this month which are both fun, and cheap. If you’d like to take part, feel free to save the below image and share to your Instagram – I’ll be sharing my progress on my Stories.