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I’m so excited to premier my very first extra income report! This is for income outside of my regular job.
It isn’t much, but you have to start somewhere, right?
Our total extra income for January is $45.
Like I said, not much. But at the same time it’s huge for me, because it’s the first time since we started traveling that we have income from a source other than my job. This is progress!
Here’s a breakdown of income sources:
$40 selling stuff we didn’t need
While we stayed at the last RV park, we were clearing stuff out. We actually had a box labeled “FREE” sitting at the front of our lot, because it would be too much trouble to try to sell it all. Someone came by and wanted all the stuff in it, and insisted on paying us $20 for it.
We also had 2 sets of leveling blocks for sale at $10 each. Those sold for a total of $20.
$5 Affiliate Income from Traveling Mailbox
If you haven’t seen my review for Traveling Mailbox, it’s the service we use to handle our mail. It’s affordable and something I’ve been happy with, so I decided to become an affiliate. They give you $5 just for signing up. You can also get a free t-shirt, but I passed on that because I don’t need any more clothes.
That’s it. Of course, business-wise I have yet to make up my investment. I have start-up fees and also recurring monthly fees for services I use for this blog. But that’s ok. Small as it is, this amount makes the responsibility I carry as the sole income earner just slightly lighter.
My advice is you’re starting out with your own business is to take every win as it comes. Don’t discount small things. Use the feeling of getting that win to build momentum toward another win!
Our next post will be out of order, because I want to give an update on our first week of The Epic Journey East. After that, I will cover some of our travels since Lake Isabella leading up to our departure east.