March 2019

Income Information

Grocery Delivery (Instacart & Shipt) - $2,056.36
Secret Shopper (Market Force & Reality Based Group) - $13.00
Total Side Hustle Income for March 2019 - $2,069.36

The Commentary

March is a little misleading because it included 5 weeks of deposits instead of 4 weeks for the grocery delivery company.. In addition to the extra week, I had two odd weeks. One week my girlfriend was out of town and you know what that means…I’ll shop shop shop shop until the the stores shut down. But that was offset by not doing as many shops when my girlfriend got back. At the end of those two weeks, it basically balanced to the average. During the Month of March I achieved the highest week of earnings with grocery delivery at $749.11. That was mostly due to a couple of days where I was in Austin, TX and was able to shop there which has a little bit of a different earning scale there than where I am from.

The Break Down


Grocery Delivery - $2,069.36

I obviously covered some of the earnings with grocery delivery in the commentary above, but basically I had one additional week of earnings and I was in a different city doing one of my gigs. Each city is different so if you try to compare my earnings with another city and that city is DEAD when it comes to orders, then you are not going to make as much money as I can. If you are in a city where the number of shoppers is less than the number of orders available, you’ll make a lot of money. That’s what happen in Austin, TX. I was taking on a lot of orders that paid well and the customers tipped really well. So a part of this growth in earnings is due to a new location and another part is the 5th week of earnings.

Secret Shopper - $13.00

This one was a “I needed to eat dinner and thought someone else should pay for it” kind of a day. I did schedule this a few days out, but I knew that I could do this in between some of my classes when I normally grab dinner. I was able to get this done in an hour and I was paid my $5 for doing it and reimbursed for the cost. The maximum amount that the company will pay for reimbursement was $8.00 anything above came out of my pocket. I think $1.20 came out of my pocket, so really I earned $3.80 on this, but I got to eat free.


The Wrap Up

For 2019, the amount of Side Hustle Income comes to $4,866.76.

If this is the first time you’re reading one of these reports, you should know that generally speaking, none of this income goes to everyday expenses of running my household. I saw that with a small grain of salt because a portion does go to pay credit cards and sometimes expenses go on the credit cards and so theoretically some of this income does goes towards everyday expenses, but its a little complicated even for me to digest.

A majority of this income goes towards getting a new car. For more information on how I plan to pay for that new car, see my No Debt New Car Reports.

Well, that’s a wrap for March 2019. I think I am getting my grove in this all, so April should be a good month…should be.

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