As you may recall, today is the start of “Challenge $1000 2020 (TM)“, where I challenge myself to make an extra $1000 in 6 months to bump up the savings rate for the year.
I’ve already done a few small things in late February that will hopefully bring in some early March revenue. Hurray! As I mentioned in the initial Challenge 1000 post, my biggest quick hits are:
- Selling stuff I already have (while also de-cluttering which makes me feel quite good), and
- User Testing.
I’ve tried to ramp up both of these initiatives in the latter part of February to have some spillover into March; so far it’s going well. I even inspired Hubs – he is selling some unused items and purchasing a few things locally to sell on eBay. Can I count his profits in my $1000? I’m thinking not, but we’ll see about that. I feel like this would never happen if I wasn’t doing the challenge myself!
I haven’t touched any activities around the drop shipping biz that my bro and I are working on. I really need to take some time to focus on that. Maybe over the next week I can carve out a few hours.
Finding time to work on the challenge, along with a few other challenges I am in, along with working full time, along with parenting, along with maintaining relationships, along with vacation planning, along with being healthy, seems a bit tricky. That said it’s definitely reducing my non-productive time (read: TV, video games, falling into the internet “infinity pools”), so that is a good thing.
It does slide in nicely to my 90 day home organization challenge on the SPAR! app. As I sort through our belongings, I find things that could be sold, gifted or donated. Glad I signed up for that.
Are you trying to make an extra $1000 this year? Or perhaps a different amount? How about several $1000s? What are you hustling? Tell me all about it in the comments!