As a refresher, I only reach my goals with extra income. My regular paycheck covers my expenses exactly and then extra income through side jobs is where I can get ahead financially.
I set aside the $150 for upcoming weddings/travel right away. Easy enough.
Then I set to work on building my savings to $9,000, starting at $0. Sometimes starting from scratch is intimidating and any initial progress feels so small compared to the end goal. But the little victories and progress I made continued to motivate me to do more and that strategy certainly worked!
I can't believe these numbers but in just the first month I was able to save $2,484.53 in extra income!
- October was a 3-Paycheck month
- My God-mother unnecessarily paid me for helping her recover from surgery
- I babysat for a family in NJ that paid more than my regular job pays per hour!
- KPR revenue
- Selling concert tickets that I would miss while in NJ
- Dog sitting on weekend
- A few babysitting jobs once I was back in MN
So what are my goals for November? Honestly, my expectations aren't outrageous. In addition to the $150 I save off the top, my goal is to save $515.47 to make an even $3,000.
It's a much smaller number than October but I don't have nearly the same amount of opportunities for November. I have a few babysitting jobs lined up already, starting tonight in fact. I'm also working to grow my client base for my resume business.
I'm hoping to reach my goal of $9,000 by the end of April, 2014. Cheers to a new month and more progress ahead! What are your goals for November??