My Side Hustle
Every so often I make mention of my “side hustle” here on DFA and how it earns money that enables us to repay debt much faster. Recently several DFA readers have contacted me wanting to know exactly what my “side hustle” is and how I earn money with it.
Well, you’re reading my side hustle now… DebtFreeAdventure.com is the side hustle that is brings in our extra income. How much extra? I don’t really want to list specific numbers but suffice to say that it earned enough this month to cover our 1st and 2nd mortgage payments!
Make money blogging
Luckily it is not necessary for me to write a detailed run down of how to start a blog or how to earn money with a blog because others have already done it. In fact, I would be remiss if I didn’t point you to an awesome new resource to help you do this yourself… if you so desire.
For the last several months Pete over at BibleMoneyMatters.com has been busting his butt to compile a guide that aims to help people make money blogging. Why listen to Pete? In just 2 short years he catapulted himself from blogging beginner to a blogger earning enough to replace his wife’s full-time job.
In his own words,
“Over the past 2 years I’ve been blogging 5-6 days a week, generating over 800 pages of content, 6000+ comments and over 1.5 million page views. My site has become more popular than I ever dreamed it could be, and I feel blessed that the site has grown to a point where it is now able to replace my wife’s day job income. That means we’ll be able to afford for her to stay home with our children, which is even more important now that we have our first child on the way!“
Benefits from of earning money blogging
Earning money from blogging is not easy, but it affords you some very rewarding benefits… like:
- Freedom to work from anywhere – I can work from anywhere, as long as I have a computer (or even a smartphone) with an Internet connection.
- Control over your own income – The amount I earn is in direct proportion to how hard I work… this is not the case with my full-time job where I earn the same amount regardless of effort.
- Income diversification – The alternate income acts as a hedge against possible job loss… losing your current job will hurt less if you have developed alternate sources of income.
- Build savings and/or repay debt faster – Our debt is disappearing much faster thanks to the earnings from DebtFreeAdventure.com.
Another non-monetary benefit is that DFA also allows me to write about my passions. Even if the site was earning nothing I would continue to write… the money is just a bonus. Writing about personal finances helps me learn more, stay focused and accountable to our debt reduction plan, and help others along the way.
How can you get started?
Have you been wanting to do what Pete has done, and what I’m doing? Are you passionate about a subject, eager to learn more, help others, and earn money along the way? If so then buy Pete’s ebook and learn in one day what it took Pete 2 years to nail down.
If you want to get started blogging for money, check out Pete’s Blueprint For How to Make Money with a Blog.
I have read the ebook myself and highly recommend it to people looking to start an earning blog of their own.