Happy September, and Labor Day! I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. I have been extremely busy, which isn’t always good…
… because I didn’t meet a few of my August goals.
1. Pay off smallest student loan Fail
I’m pretty disappointed about this one! I think I was too ambitious, however. Nearly $1800.00 is a lot to pay off in one month when I don’t have any established side hustles! I’m not going to let it get me down, though.
2. Find a part-time job for the fall Pass
My search for babysitting jobs has paid off, and I found a fantastic family to work with once a week. I’m really looking forward to it because of how great they all are! I do need to make more money than that, however.
3. Write my thesis proposal Half-credit
I wrote the outline to my thesis proposal, and I have a bunch of notes. I didn’t expect to write an outline, and thought I would wing it, but I now have at least 4 of 8 pages of information to compile. I’m going to say that’s a successful 50%!
4. Be a guest writer on a blog Pass!
Things I learned from failing goal #1:
Because failure is only failure if you don’t learn, right?
When I posted my goals for August last month, I was very ambitious about how much money I could make from some basic side hustles. I expected my Tradesy sales to take off; in reality, I earned $7.00. I expected people to come flocking to my Fiverr resume proofreading service; in reality, blog commenting was the most successful, and I decided it wasn’t worth my time. I also didn’t secure any date-night babysitting jobs.
So what am I taking away from this? I’m doing a few things:
- Offering a few more items on Tradesy, to get attention to my store.
- Cancelling my Fiverr blog commenting gig, to make more time for writing posts for my blog and others.
- Dedicating 30 minutes each morning and night to review freelance writing job postings and apply for jobs.
- Scheduling in “moneymaking time” on my schedule. I believe that when you prepare for success, you will achieve success.
1. Find another part time job!
I still need to make another $250 each week to meet my minimum income goal for the month. Whether this money comes in the form of baby/pet/housesitting, freelance writing, tutoring or waitressing, I need to get it. Side hustling, here I come!
2. Submit the first draft of my thesis proposal.
My thesis adviser is fantastic in that she forces me toward perfection. I have to remember that this is why I chose her, because I know that she will make me re-write my proposal a few times. A few being 6-10, probably. Challenge accepted!
3. Guest post on 2 blogs.
Are you looking for guest posts? I’d love to write for you!
4. Pay off $200.00 on my smallest student loan.
There, that’s more reasonable, isn’t it?
Well, I missed my two-week-under-200k goal for this, but I think a lot of that had to do with my absence lately. Between quitting my job, starting school and an internship, and job hunting my booty off, I haven’t been as active as I would have liked on the blogging scene. I will be back in business soon, I know it!
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