November Income Challenge

I decided not to work while I’m in school this semester.  The idea was I’d increase my side income to make up some of the loss of job income.  I have managed to increase my side income some but I should be doing much better.  The combination of laziness and procrastination has led me to not dedicate nearly enough of my spare time to making money.

In order to reverse that trend I’ve created a November Income Challenge for myself.  I’m going to do something to make money every day of the month.  Blogging won’t count.  It has to be something that will definitely make money.  Some examples are surveys, mystery shopping, writing for Associated Content, and bank bonuses.

I’ll post a roundup once a week or so of what I’ve done to make money.  For Thanksgiving and other days where I know I’ll be too busy to do any money-making activities I’ll do an extra money maker the day before or after.  I’ve had mixed success with challenging myself recently but I think I can meet this challenge.  If anyone else wants to do their own income challenge let me know and I’ll link to your results.

6 thoughts on “November Income Challenge”

  1. I work at home doing medical transcription. This saves me a fortune in gas and transportation costs, plus needing to buy clothes/lunches, etc. if I worked elsewhere. My husband drives a school bus, and he moved to a bus yard that’s only 3 miles from where we live, so his commute costs have gone way down. I realize this isn’t practical for everyone, but it works for us.

  2. Daizy- One of the reasons I’m good at making extra money is because I don’t have a job leaving me more time to make extra money. I’ll be listing how I make my extra money this month so maybe that will give you some ideas.

    Vegakitty- That sounds like a good situation. I hope I can have something similar someday.

  3. Man, you are very inspirational. This post came at a great time for me, I was feeling pretty down about the whole multiple streams of income deal. But I hear what you are preaching, and I am doing the same. So far this month, I’ve sold some books on Amazon, done some work for Mechanical Turk, and completed two surveys. Nothing that’s going to pay the mortgage, but little steps. You have also inspired me to start my own blog. I’ve read yours for a couple of months now.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. You might give eHow a try (over Associated Content). I just interviewed a gal who is making more than a thousand a month from about 200 articles she’s written for them over the last year.

    (Interview is up on my blog if anyone is interested in taking a peek.)

  5. Lindsay- I’ve been meaning to try eHow for a while but haven’t gotten around to it. After reading the interview on your blog I’m making it a priority. Added your site to my feedreader as well. Lots of good info there.


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