Over my years here on BAD, I have tried a lot of side hustles. Some have been rewarding financially, some have been utter failures. All in all, I have enjoyed the variety they have brought.
Some of them were:
Walmart Reviews & Walking Dogs
But now, I’m exhausted. As mentioned over the last couple of months, work has picked up exponentially. Partly because of businesses evolving due to COVID but a lot of it is the result of increased customer referrals. I am so grateful!
As a result of this increased busy-ness, I have decided not to continue my latest side hustle, as a substitute teacher this coming school year. I had to stop taking assignments when I began care taking for my grandmother earlier this year and then of course, the quarantine began.
The free time I have, I want to spend with Princess and Beauty during their senior year. And possibly with Gymnast if he ends up moving back here.
I don’t anticipate this will greatly affect our financial progress. But it does take a load off as far as scheduling and logistics for getting everyone places.
This certainly doesn’t mean I plan to slow down in paying off my debt. In fact, I’m super excited to post a debt update tomorrow.
But my energy and efforts will all be going to my main income source versus diversifying with side hustles. I continue to take on a variety of clients, both long term and project specific. This gives me a cushion or safety net against what happened a few years ago when I was primarily working for just two clients…
And I’ve got a health EF…I’ve decided to keep my $10K+ EF and grow it slowly. I put a small percentage of my income in it every week. Then I created a second $3K account as kind of front line EF.
All of the other monies I have been stockpiling went toward my student loans this month. And tomorrow I will post my debt update for the month of June.
Hope is a digital marketing manager and foster/adoptive single mom to five kids. She has run her own consulting company for over 15 years and took a leap of faith returning to the corporate world in 2021 to a job and team she loves! Hope began sharing her journey with the BAD community in the Spring of 2015 and feels like she has finally mastered the balance between family first and wise financial decisions.
So, what do you think ?