Allow me to reintroduce myselfâ€¦â€¦My name is The Budgetnista (aka Tiffany). And I LIVE for finding ways to increase my revenue with little to no work.
The Budgetnistaâ€™s definition of WORK: Doing something that I do not like, enjoy, or want to do, ex: I love teaching financial literacy at The Boys and Girls Club. Although hosting my seminars there is FOR work, it is NOT work.
Just so weâ€™re clear, Craig of www.craigslist.org is my new best friend. Donâ€™t worry, youâ€™ll understand why by the end of this post.
On to the business at hand; How exactly did I make an additional $1700 a month without working? (drum roll please) I used www.craigslist.org, thatâ€™s how!
The first $400â€¦..
About a month ago I decided that Iâ€™d like to make an additional $400 a month while doing something fun. I went to my go-to side hustle website, www.craigslist.org. I was a teacher for ten years and always relied on craigslist to help me find tutoring and afterschool jobs, so I began my search there. After perusing the education section on craigslist I decided to take a walk on the wild side and look under the etcetera section (JACKPOT!). The etcetera section houses random job posts that donâ€™t fit under the normal categories, hence the name etcetera.
One of the first jobs I found in the etcetera section was a request for a fashion tour guide in NYC! The guideâ€™s responsibility is to hangout with a group of women, take them to designated sample sales in the NYC fashion district, then end the tour at a lounge! Thatâ€™s a job?! Yes! Did I mention that the tour company pays $100 per 4hr tour? Thatâ€™s $25/hr, not bad for doing something fun (aka NOT WORK). I applied on a Tuesday, interviewed on Friday and was hired by Monday! I signed up to do a tour a weekâ€¦.. $400/mon.
The last $1300â€¦..
I bought a condo 5 years ago. The condo is about an hour from work, so I decided to move closer in an effort to save my sanity, personal life and gas.Â I had no idea how to find a tenant, so I turned to good old craigslist again. I took pictures of my condo on a Saturday (see here), posted the ad (for free) on Sunday (see here), showed it Sunday night, had a credit check run-receivedÂ bank statements-references- first and last monthâ€™s rent- and had the lease signed on Tuesday! (NOT WORK) $1300/mon
Sidenote: My new tenant is so awesome! She’s nice, clean and her credit score is astronomical! Not only did she give me first and last month’s rent, but she gave me a years worth of postdated rent checks (all marked for the first of the month)! That means I don’t have to wait for rent! All I have to do is cash the checks I have each month! (Sooooo NOT WORK!)
So now you see why Craig from craigslist is my new best friend? Sorry Dreenaâ€¦. He helped me find both a job and a tenant in a week! Whenâ€™s the last time your best friend helped you increase your monthly income by $1700 ($1300+$400) in 7 days or less?
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