Last Updated on May 16, 2021 by Melissa S.
Oh my gosh, it’s nearly Christmas!!! It’s been a long 8 week slog of a half term in school, but Christmas still seems to have crept up on me! I’ve already had a mini moan on Instagram at feeling behind with blogging and side hustles in general, but let’s see how I’ve been doing so far with my December goals update.
- Make £300 in side hustles – £203.50 so far
I’m pleased I’m past the half way mark despite not having as much time as usual to work on things. It really hits home why several income streams is a good idea as when one isn’t doing much, you still have the others ticking over.
Virtual Assistant work – £50 set fee.
This is going to rise to £75 in the new year which I am really pleased about. I basically manage the social media for a friend’s business but their website has just re-launched so I’ve been busier than usual launching a competition and linking photoshoot images.
Ebay – £62.50
Is there anything better than getting that eBay CHA-CHING noise especially when it’s out of the blue? A couple of rare magazines I had listed months ago finally sold for £30 and £25 each to the same buyer, as well as a couple of other bits of my own clutter for a few quid each.
Matched Betting – £56 on free spins
I haven’t been doing much of this in between blog writing, Christmas and everything else. I have been checking the Christmas offers for free spins pretty much daily as this only takes a few minutes, but I haven’t done any actual betting for a couple of weeks. I have said it repeatedly but Matched Betting is definitely not always easy money – you get out what you put in in terms of effort!
20 Cogs – I am not counting my earnings from this until it is paid in as it is likely to be January but I have now unlocked all 20 cogs and they are all green or amber so it’s just a waiting game to see when they all turn green. When I can cash out it will be for £203 – some money had to be spent in order to get the cashback but all in all it should be around £160 profit. This should make for a more comfortable January with any luck!
Blog – £35 in affiliate links
- Pre-Christmas toy declutter – DONE
I managed to declutter a big Ikea storage bag of outgrown toys for the loft and reorganised the existing things. There is a lot more space for the new things that Santa will be bringing, I just hope we don’t end up overrun again after restoring some order!
- Don’t each too much junk! – Hmmm 5/10!!
Hmmm, no one else in my house eats mince pies but a box of 12 mini ones is down to 2! However, I don’t think we’ve had a single takeaway in December yet but one is planned for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. I have also been keeping up with exercising 3 times a week. I go to the gym on a Friday, a HIIT class on a Tuesday and a 1 hour bootcamp on a Sunday. The last classes are this week so I’m hoping the break doesn’t set me back!
- Blogging goals: Complete Branding course Beta –In Progress
I have completed a further module of this and have 2 to go. With any luck, I can complete these before Christmas, or at the very least by the end of December. I will be updating my progress later in the month. How are you doing with your December goals?
Im taking part in the monthly goals and updates!) linky with Charlotte over at CharlotteMusha.co.uk