Different Ways I’ve Made Money

Guys, this is SO AWESOME! I officially see the light at the end of the tunnel for my debt being eliminated, and I will be getting there BEFORE any interest charges kick in. I just have to scream it from the mountain tops because damn, it is a relief!

A lot of this comes with me trying to figure ways to make more money and taking the opportunities that present themselves, no matter how little or how out of scope they may be.

Overtime

One of the largest streams of income that I have comes from my full time job. My position moved from exempt to non-exempt last year, and having the option to work overtime when I can and when there is work to do is a really nice benefit. This is the most basic odd job I have.

Poshmark

My second favorite “job” is running my Poshmark closet. I feel that I have been doing well on here when it comes to sharing, posting, accurately describing the pieces, and providing great customer service.  Poshmark is a great tool if you are like me and have so many pieces of clothing that you are trying to get rid of that are still in great condition. With my commitment to a minimalist wardrobe, there were a lot of pieces that I wanted to eliminate from my closet, but I knew I could make money off them. I’ll share more about Poshmark in the future! You can check out my closet by following any of the hyperlinks (or using the widget to the right) and discover Poshmark for yourself too!

Part-time Retail

I have been working at the LOFT, a women’s clothing store, for almost a year! At first, I was doing 2-3 shifts per week, which amounted to about $100 of extra income. However, I decided 3 days a week in addition to my full time job, friends, new puppy and everything else was too much. Initially, I was going to quit, but being a beneficial and reliable employee, they said I could work once a month if needed. I’ve since bumped it up to about every 2 weeks, but an extra $30 here and there is a nice boost sometimes when every little bit counts! If you decide to work at a store that you also shop often at, be careful! I learned this the hard way.

Mystery Shopping

I’ll have to post more about this, but I’ve just started mystery shopping and so far have had some of my groceries paid for! Mystery shopping for me is more about getting refunded for an enjoyable experience rather than making cash, but it helps when you want to try a new restaurant and instead of paying for it, you get the shopper companies to!

Babysitting

Kids are interesting – I am definitely a dog person and have not had enough experience with children to understand them or feel absolutely comfortable around them. However, a friend asked if I could step in as a babysitter the other day and I took her offer! I forgot how much cold hard cash babysitters make…

I also might have accidentally said “alien” to describe how big and adorable the baby’s eyes are and said “good boy” a lot like I was talking to my dog. My maternal instincts have not fully flourished!

Those are my current side hustles! What do you all do to boost your income a bit?

Christine

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