Our Top 5 Hustle Methods That are Working for Us.

One of the things that can trip up some people from starting a side income stream is deciding what to do. Because we’re all different, some people might like or dislike some things better than others. One thing that I’d recommend is trying different things and see what you like best. Here are a few (specifically 6) of the side income methods that we have actually done and a how they worked for us.

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Individual Stock Performance for the Week of March 1 – 5, 2021: It Wasn’t Very Pretty…

This week saw some drops in the market in the middle of the week more than wiping out any gains made on Monday or Friday. The Dow industrial average ended basically flat with a 0.06% gain for the week whereas the S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended down 0.89% and a whopping 3.73% respectively.

I primarily use Webull for individual stocks and while my portfolio there is still up overall, this past week it took a bit of a beating and ended up down over 2% for the week.

If you are interested in opening a Webull account, they do offer a couple of free stocks for signing up and making an initial deposit. I’d appreciate using my affiliate link to sign up.


Getting Started With Vanguard: Creating an Account

Vanguard is a great brokerage to get started with investing in the stock market and in fact, was the first brokerage I setup. Vanguard’s low-cost market index ETF and mutual funds revolutionized how retail investors can invest in broad-based market funds at a reasonable cost. Vanguard has been around for a long time and isn’t going to be going anywhere for the foreseeable future. So let’s go ahead and open an account so we can get investing in the markets.

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Holiday Deal Alert!

Target is currently having Green Monday with savings of $20 on every $100 you spend. Check it out here!

They are also having a toy sale with no promo code needed. Christmas trees are also on sale for 30% off.

Today at Old Navy online, take an extra 10% off everything with promo code STYLE. The entire store is also on sale for up to 60% off.

I don’t know about you, but I have some shopping to do! Enjoy those savings!


Small Business, Big Joy: The Benefits of Keeping Your Side Hustle Simple

People often ask me why I don’t just stop working and bake full-time or open a bakery in town. There are several reasons, the biggest being I am not much of a risk-taker. I enjoy having a full-time job, knowing that as long as I work there I will have a paycheck. I like that I work from home and I am not adding a business mortgage or lease to my expenses. I would also have to make a lot of cakes to make a living wage, and a good cake is very time-consuming. I like knowing that my budget is based on my salary and any extra from my side business is a bonus. Continue reading “Small Business, Big Joy: The Benefits of Keeping Your Side Hustle Simple”

Selling Items on Clearance to Make Millions or Lose Thousands.

Good Morning America did a piece about Ryan Grant a former accountant that now makes a living from selling products on Amazon through Fulfillment by Amazon. Ryan is doing what’s called “Retail Arbitrage”, buying goods on sale or clearance at a discounted price and then selling them in another place (in this case Amazon) at a higher price, the old adage of “buy low, sell high.” The video does a good job of going over the basics of getting set up and starting but really glosses over the fees and costs and how to account for them. I also have a hard time picturing that he’d be able to source $4 million in goods to sell just from clearance racks, but that could just be because of my perspective of doing something similar in a small town. Otherwise, it’s a great success story and is kind of inspiring of something to aim for.


Our Buys and Sells From Late October (2017)

The last half of October was really busy for us and included a vacation to California. So the time we needed to spend between getting ready for that and “recovering” after we got back, we made the decision not to purchase much inventory before then and haven’t had much time afterward to pick up much either. There’s still some stuff that sold that I want to talk about in this post. Continue reading “Our Buys and Sells From Late October (2017)”