Making Money

10 Ways I Have Made Extra Money

Making some extra money on the side is a great way to help hit your goals faster! While paying off debt, I did everything. Here is 10 ways I have made extra money.

  Extra money can be a great way to pay off debt, save money or give yourself a little extra spending cash! Depending on your financial goals, the extra money can go multiple different directions for you. If you have figured out your income and expenses and feeling hopeless, there are tons of ways to make a little extra money. When I first started paying off my debts, it was a slow roll. At first, I didn’t think I made very much money. Honestly, as a waitress/bartender I didn’t know how much I was making. Because I always had money, I never tracked how much I had. When I first got serious about paying off my debts is when I got serious about tracking my income. Then, I got serious about making more money. Once I realized that I had a decent amount of money, I realized that I could make more. I watched people online making money from a ton of different ways. I started looking into a ton of different things. Ultimately, when I am looking at different side hustles, I try to decide if the time invested is worth the money paid for the activity. Here are a few ways that I have personally made extra money. 1) Poshmark ($150)  Poshmark is a clothing reselling app and website. You can list your used clothes on the website and make money from them. It is a little like Ebay for clothing. It does take a little bit of time, but it can be great! If you want to sign up for Poshmark, you can use my “ELYLYONS” referral code and get an extra $5 if you make a purchase. Once you spend the time listing things, it can be a little bit of passive income after that. If you spend an hour listing everything, you might make money from that a few weeks down the road because sales can happen anytime. I have spent just a few hours listing things and make money over and over again from those hours. The more active you are on the app,…

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Debt Free Journey Reports, Money

10 Things I Did On My First Day Being Debt Free

After working on paying off my debt for over 26 months, I am finally debt free! Check out how I spent my very first full day of being debt free! I bet it isn't what you would expect or maybe it is exactly what you expect?

I finally did it! I am finally debt free! In case you missed it, I paid off my very last student loan after 26 months of working my tail off! Two years ago, I posted my plan to pay off all of my student loans. However, at the time, I had hoped that it would only take me 12 months. I more than doubled that timeline, but I still accomplished it. If you are new to this blog and you haven’t read my story, here it is. My name is Elyse. I am 24, not married with no kids and I am DEBT FREE! I never really thought of myself as someone who was in debt. With no credit cards and no car payment, I was not the average American.  All I had was a few student loans. Everyone has student loans, so it never really crossed my mind that I was in debt. But, it wasn’t until a few weeks before my 22nd birthday that I got a loan for a Jeep and my very first credit card. I should say credit card(s). There were two or three that “showed up” that month. For that month of December 2016, I thought it was so cool that I finally had a credit card. I was excited over it actually. I was learning about all the different rewards I could cash in and it was fantastic. Even though I had never needed a credit card, I was determined that I needed them then. I even went on vacation using mostly my credit card. I had racked up a pretty decent amount of money on my credit cards and started picking up extra waitressing shifts to get it cleared. While I have never paid interest on my credit cards, I have definitely gotten close. I was excited about all of my new things, until my student loan bill came due. I had officially been “on break” from college for 6 months. My grace period was over. A $415 student loan payment showed up in the mail. I didn’t think that I had $415…

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Blogging

How To Make Money Blogging

I have struggled with making money from my blog, but I am slowly figuring it out! I absolutely love blogging and it is so much fun to watch it grow. Check out these tips for make a little side money from your blog!

I have been blogging for a while now and I am slowly figuring out the keys to making a little money on my blog! I am not an expert, but as I am sharing as I learn. Making money was my goal in the beginning of this blog. I am working on paying off all of my debts. Any extra money that I make from this blog goes straight to my debts that I am paying off. I know that this seems like such a crazy idea, but it actually works, if you do. You can actually make money even with pretty low viewers. While I am writing this, I only have about 40-50 viewers a day on my blog and I am still making some money! CRAZY! I actually got up to 210 in one day this week! That was cool for me, but I am on the road to hopefully getting to the point where that is more of a constant. As I build my blog and help people build theirs, so many people have asked me how you can possibly make money on a blog. Let me tell you, it can be easy, but it is also super complicated until you get the hang of it. I recommend taking one course on blogging, but don’t get too caught up in the details. If you love it and you keep writing, eventually the income will follow. Do what you love. Teach what you love Here is my of how to make money from a blog: Being consistent. I didn’t actually start making money until I dedicated at least 20-30 minutes a day to my blog. I have spent a lot of months pretty scattered. Posts would publish whenever I got the chance or whenever I was truly inspired by something, not regularly. Some months I didn’t post at all other than my Debt Free Journey Reports. I let those months go to waste because I wasn’t being on purpose with my business. I wasn’t actually working on it, so I wasn’t making money. The more consistent you are,…

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